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Tributes to Willie Mays pour in as mural is unveiled in Alabama

Jun. 19, 2024 20:48 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Willie Mays gave a message to his longtime friend Dusty Baker just a day before he died. Mays, who died Tuesday afternoon at 93 years old, knew that he wouldn't be able to make the trip to Birmingham, Alabama, for a week of festivities honoring the...

Authorities seeking Alabama man wanted in connection with multiple homicides

Jun. 19, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an Alabama man wanted in connection with multiple homicides in Oklahoma, Arkansas State Police said Wednesday. Arkansas State Police said law enforcement agencies are working to locate Stacy Lee Drake, 50. The state law...

On Juneteenth, monument dedicated in Alabama to those who endured slavery

Jun. 19, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of surnames grace the towering monument, representing the more than 4 million enslaved people who were freed after the Civil War. The Equal Justice Initiative, a criminal justice reform nonprofit, invoked the Juneteenth holiday — the day that...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 19, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

Cullman Times. June 15, 2024. Editorial: Elder abuse awareness is all in the family Elder abuse is not a problem isolated to any one state, region or even country. So widespread is the concern that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched by the International...

Alabama man pleads guilty to threatening Georgia prosecutor and sheriff over Trump election case

Jun. 18, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Alabama man pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaving threatening phone messages for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and the county sheriff last summer because he was angry over the election-interference investigation into former President Donald Trump. Arthur...

Governors of Mississippi and Alabama place friendly bets on lawmakers' charity softball game

Jun. 18, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — State lawmakers from Mississippi and Alabama are playing each other in softball this weekend to raise money for charity — and the states' Republican governors are placing friendly bets on the outcome. The Battle of Tombigbee takes place Saturday at Trustmark...

Victims' advocate Miriam Shehane dies at age 91

Jun. 18, 2024 12:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Miriam Shehane, who founded a victims' rights movement after the 1976 killing of her daughter, died Monday. She was 91. Shehane founded the Victims of Crime and Leniency and for decades led a victims’ rights movement that reshaped Alabama’s judicial and...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 18, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. June 16, 2024. Editorial: This isn’t a drill. The GOP is serious about ending reproductive rights. There are times when careful observers can deduce subtle warning signs of dangerous political movements in progress. There are other times...

Retired AP reporter Hoyt Harwell dies at 93. He covered key events in the American South

Jun. 17, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Hoyt Garland Harwell, a longtime reporter for The Associated Press who covered key events in the American South and was a mentor to young reporters, has died. He was 93. Harwell died at home June 12 following a brief illness, according to his obituary. ...

Chiefs defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs arrested on charge of domestic violence/burglary in Alabama

Jun. 16, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

Chiefs defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs was arrested for the second time in a month on a charge of domestic violence/burglary in Alabama and released on a $5,000 bond Sunday, according to records from the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office. There were no other details about the arrest....