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Reeves hits grand slam, South Carolina eliminates Alabama 10-5 in the SEC Tournament

May. 21, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Dalton Reeves hit a grand slam, one of three South Carolina home runs in the third inning, to highlight a six-run outburst and the 10th-seeded Gamecocks eliminated seventh-seeded Alabama 10-5 in the SEC Tournament on Tuesday. South Carolina (34-21) was trailing...

'Justice demands' new trial for death row inmate, Alabama district attorney says

May. 20, 2024 22:47 PM EDT

An Alabama district attorney on Monday asked a judge to order a new trial for a death row inmate, saying that a review found that the 1998 conviction was flawed and “cannot be justified or allowed to stand.” Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr filed a brief expressing...

Juneteenth proclaimed state holiday again in Alabama, after bill to make it permanent falters

May. 20, 2024 19:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has again authorized Juneteenth— the day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — as a state holiday, while legislative efforts to make it a permanent holiday in the state have so far faltered. Ivey’s office said...

After decisive loss at Alabama Mercedes plants, powerful auto union vows to return and win

May. 17, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A decisive vote against the United Auto Workers union at two Mercedes factories in Alabama on Friday sidetracked the UAW's grand plan to sign up workers at nonunion plants mainly in the South. But newly elected President Shawn Fain said the union will return...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

May. 15, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

Cullman Times. May 11, 2024. Editorial: Alabama Open Records Act gets timely support The Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Alabama Press Association applaud Sen. Arthur Orr from Decatur and Rep. Cynthia Almond from Tuscaloosa for sponsoring SB270, the bill that...

Today in History: May 15, new state of Israel attacked by 5 nations

May. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 15, the 136th day of 2024. There are 230 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 15, 1948, hours after declaring its independence, the new state of Israel was attacked by Transjordan,...

Pro-union ad featuring former Alabama coach Nick Saban was done without permission, he says

May. 13, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban said a pro-union advertisement that features his past comments was done without his permission. The ad by More Perfect Union Solidarity is airing as more than 5,000 Mercedes workers in Alabama vote this...

Alabama deputies ask for witnesses' help after shooting at May Day party left 3 dead, 18 hurt

May. 13, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in south Alabama urged witnesses to come forward with videos that might show who was responsible for a shooting at an outdoor party that left three dead and 18 wounded over the weekend. Officials have released few details about the shooting...

Shooting at Alabama party leaves 3 people dead and at least 12 wounded, police say

May. 12, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

STOCKTON, Ala. (AP) — Three people were killed and at least 12 were wounded Saturday night in a shooting at party in south Alabama. Andre Reid with the Baldwin County Investigation Division told WALA-TV that about 1,000 people were attending a May Day party near Stockton when an...

They made one-of-a-kind quilts that captured the public's imagination. Then Target came along

May. 11, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

Over the past two decades, Gee’s Bend quilts have captured the public’s imagination with their kaleidoscopic colors and their daring geometric patterns. The groundbreaking art practice was cultivated by direct descendants of slaves in rural Alabama who have faced oppression, geographic...