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Federal environmental agency rejects Alabama's coal ash regulation plan

May. 23, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday rejected Alabama’s proposal to take over coal ash regulation, saying the state plan does not do enough to protect people and waterways. The agency said the state's proposal was “significantly less...

Birmingham-Southern baseball trying to keep on playing as school prepares to close

May. 23, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

Birmingham-Southern’s baseball team is playing on, even as the college prepares to close its doors. The Division III Panthers, in fact, could outlast the 168-year-old private liberal arts school with a super regional win this weekend at Denison in Grandville, Ohio. ...

MLB, MLBPA announce expanded financial assistance programs for former Negro Leagues players

May. 22, 2024 17:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced they are expanding existing financial assistance programs to support living Negro Leagues players. Players who played in fewer than four seasons in the Negro Leagues will receive an...

Tolls eliminated from Beach Express after state purchases private toll bridge

May. 22, 2024 16:43 PM EDT

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — There will be no charge beginning Thursday to drive across the Foley Beach Express Bridge after Alabama purchased the private toll bridge that provides one route to state beaches. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday that the state has completed its...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

May. 22, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Cullman Times. May 16, 2024. Editorial: Watch out for motorcycles As the weather turns warmer day by day, we are beginning to see more and more motorcycles on our roads. Motorcycles come in all sorts. They can be two wheelers, three-wheelers and some...

Louisiana Republicans reject Jewish advocates' pleas to bar nitrogen gas as an execution method

May. 21, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An effort by Louisiana's Jewish community to bar nitrogen gas as an execution method was blocked by a conservative legislative committee on Tuesday. Alabama was the first state in the nation to use the gas earlier this year. Since then, several...

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...