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Montgomery woman raises her voice for history and hometown

May. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The call came from one of the many people Wanda Howard Battle considers a family member, whether they’re related or not. They were asking her to do something different: Lead tours of one of the nation’s most historic places, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church...

Sources: Hyundai to set $7B US plant during Biden Asia visit

May. 12, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group is expected to announce next week that it’s building a massive electric vehicle plant near Savannah, Georgia, according to a U.S. official familiar with the anticipated announcement. Hyundai is finalizing those plans as...

Inmate killed after assault at Kilby prison

May. 08, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An inmate died after an apparent assault at a state prison, the Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed this week. Marcus Terrell Grubbs, 39, died Wednesday from injuries sustained during an “apparent inmate-on-inmate assault with a weapon,” a prison...

Authorities seek inmate who escaped from Alabama prison

Apr. 30, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A search launched Saturday for an inmate who escaped from the Kilby Correctional Facility in Alabama. Mitchell Lindsey, 29, fled just before 8:30 a.m. from the prison located in Montgomery County, the state Department of Corrections said in a news release. ...

State signs $623 million contract for 4,000-inmate prison

Apr. 30, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have signed a $623 million contract to build a new 4,000-inmate prison in Elmore County, part of a sweeping construction plan that will be partly funded by pandemic relief dollars. A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey this week...

Business brings taste of the fair to Montgomery year-round

Apr. 30, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The sights, sounds and tastes of fall fairs and carnivals may still be a season or two away, but, thanks to one unique eatery in Montgomery, you can satisfy your cravings for fair-food any time of the year. Queenz Carnival Stop, which has been operating out...

State signs prison construction contract, quiet on details

Apr. 28, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have signed a contract to build a new state prison — part of a $1.3 billion construction plan partly using pandemic relief funds — but have not released many of the details. A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey confirmed the state...

Alabama State renames residence hall for civil rights leader

Apr. 21, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama State University is naming a residence hall after civil rights pioneer Jo Ann Robinson. Robinson played a key role in the historic 13-month Montgomery Bus Boycott in the mid-1950s, The Montgomery Advertiser reported. University...

Parents challenge law outlawing treatment of trans kids

Apr. 20, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Parents of transgender teens filed a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to overturn an Alabama law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans people under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity. The new lawsuit was filed in...

Dalbec's HR helps Red Sox avoid sweep, beat Yankees 4-3

Apr. 10, 2022 23:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Red Sox slugger Bobby Dalbec didn't homer until the 19th game of his rookie season last year, a slump that nearly took him into May. “Oh, I remember,” he quipped. He'll remember this one more fondly. Dalbec hit a tiebreaking solo...