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Police: Gunman dead after killing 2 at fire hydrant factory

Jun. 15, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A worker killed two people and wounded two more at an Alabama fire hydrant factory early Tuesday before killing himself, police said. The gunfire — among the latest in a spate of shootings across the U.S. — broke out about 2:30 a.m. at a...

Police chief: Gunman who killed 2 and wounded 2 more at Alabama fire hydrant factory found dead, apparently killed self

Jun. 15, 2021 09:41 AM EDT
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police chief: Gunman who killed 2 and wounded 2 more at Alabama fire hydrant factory found dead, apparently killed self.

AP: US military guns lost, stolen from Alabama bases

Jun. 15, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Military weapons including pistols and submachine guns have been lost or stolen from bases in Alabama. An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 39 guns disappeared or were recovered in...

Auburn adds Georgia transfer guard KD Johnson to hoop roster

Jun. 14, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Georgia guard K.D. Johnson is transferring to Southeastern Conference rival Auburn. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Monday that Johnson has signed an Athletics Financial Aid Agreement to play for Auburn next season. ...

Columbus police say shooting spree was racially motivated

Jun. 14, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, GA. (AP) — A 39-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding five people in Alabama and Georgia told police his assaults were racially motivated, and he was targeting white men, a detective testified Monday. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported that a...

Teen killed after being hit by lightning while swimming

Jun. 14, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — A 15-year-old from Alabama was killed after being struck by lightning while swimming off Tybee Island in Georgia, authorities said Sunday. The Tybee Island Police Department received a 911 call Saturday afternoon about a young woman who had...

Hyundai halts Alabama production line amid parts shortage

Jun. 14, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A production line in Alabama that makes many of Hyundai’s North American vehicles will be halted this week due to a parts shortage. The shutdown will leave about 1,000 regular workers temporarily unemployed for seven days, The Montgomery...

Auburn adds new structural engineering lab to its campus

Jun. 14, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is opening a new $22 million structural engineering lab. The school recently dedicated the Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory, The Opelika-Auburn News reported. The key component of the facility is the...

As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still see risk

Jun. 13, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — New COVID-19 cases are declining across most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states bucking that trend have lower-than-average vaccination rates, and experts warn that relief from the pandemic could be fleeting in...

Barge stuck on Alabama dam, so Mississippi yards flooding

Jun. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss.. (AP) — A barge is stuck against a dam in Alabama, causing flooded yards in Mississippi, officials said. The barge can’t be removed from the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam in Aliceville, Alabama, until the water goes down, Lowndes County Emergency Management...