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4 arrested after protest over 2018 police shooting

Nov. 26, 2021 17:18 PM EST

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Four people were arrested Friday during a protest inside the Riverchase Galleria where a 21-year-old man was shot and killed by police during Thanksgiving shopping three years ago. The mall in suburban Birmingham was the site of a 2018 police...

Longtime Alabama sports columnist Cecil Hurt dies at 62

Nov. 23, 2021 19:32 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Cecil Hurt, a longtime sports columnist at The Tuscaloosa News, died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. He was 62. The newspaper said Hurt died at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. He had worked for The Tuscaloosa News since 1982, becoming the...

Birmingham Zoo mourns death of Kwanza, an African lion

Nov. 23, 2021 16:27 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A 16-year-old male African lion at the Birmingham Zoo died Tuesday after being diagnosed with lymphoma. The Birmingham Zoo and its staff had been closely monitoring and treating the animal for age-related health issues, including kidney disease,...

Monday's Scores

Nov. 23, 2021 00:49 AM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Andalusia 54, Florala 47 Arab 57, Fairview 47 Athens Bible 79, Cherokee 47 Autaugaville 53, Pike Road 47 Belgreen 53, Hamilton 31 Boaz 66, Sand...

Convict who eluded police for 20 years arrested in Alabama

Nov. 22, 2021 13:43 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man who eluded authorities for 20 years after skipping his Indiana trial on sex charges was arrested in Alabama, police said Monday. Larry Albert Flake was taken into custody Friday after the FBI and police located him in Birmingham, Alabama,...

Forecasters issue freeze warning for central Alabama

Nov. 22, 2021 10:22 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters are urging Alabama residents to protect water pipes and plants ahead of freezing temperatures expected overnight. The National Weather Service in Birmingham issued a freeze warning for central Alabama from 9 p.m. Monday to 9 a.m....

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 22, 2021 09:02 AM EST

San Antonio Express-News. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Release all JFK assassination records. It’s been 58 years Fifty-eight years ago today, on the last full day of his life, President John F. Kennedy arrived in San Antonio for the first leg of a trip...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 20, 2021 00:57 AM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Abbeville 81, Barbour County 42 Addison 58, Meek 55 Alabama Christian Academy 86, Highland Home 59 Albertville 59, Boaz 57 Arab 51, Randolph School 33 ...

UK government faces criticism over high-speed rail revisions

Nov. 18, 2021 13:23 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government came under fire Thursday for scrapping a long-planned high-speed rail line to the northern English city of Leeds as part of a package of revisions that potentially reduces costs by tens of billions of pounds. Critics argue the...

Smucker Co. to build $1.1B sandwich factory near Birmingham

Nov. 18, 2021 11:47 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The parent company of Smucker's announced plans Thursday to spend $1.1 billion on a factory and warehouse near Birmingham that will produce frozen sandwiches. The Ohio-based J.M. Smucker Co. said the plant, to be constructed in the McCalla area...