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Birmingham program offering monthly payments to single moms

Oct. 24, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham is planning a pilot program to offer a guaranteed income to 110 single mothers in the city, where single women head about 60% of all households with children. Proposed by Mayor Randall Woodfin, the Embrace Mothers plan was approved...

Rice beats UAB 30-24 in key Conference USA matchup

Oct. 23, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Wiley Green threw three touchdown passes and Rice held off UAB 30-24 on Saturday in a key Conference USA matchup. It was the fifth straight win for Rice (3-4, 2-1) over UAB (5-3, 3-1), which entered unbeaten in the conference and tied with UTSA...

Mayors of Alabama's largest cities gathering in Montgomery

Oct. 23, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The mayors of Alabama's 10 largest cities are holding two days of meetings in the capital to discuss legislative priorities and other issues. A statement from the city of Montgomery says Mayor Steven Reed will play host for the gathering, which...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alabama Christian Academy 42, Bullock County 0 Alexandria 43, Leeds 7 Aliceville 42, Winston County 24 American Christian Academy 48, West Blocton 16 Andalusia 48,...

UA campuses, Auburn to require vaccinations for all workers

Oct. 22, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The three campuses of the University of Alabama System and Auburn University will require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by Dec. 8, the schools said in a joint statement Friday. The schools said the Alabama campuses in Tuscaloosa,...

Alabama group plans mixed-use 'village' in Mississippi city

Oct. 22, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama business is developing a new residential and commercial area in Mississippi's capital city. The Village at Livingston will be near the Jackson Medical Mall in the northwestern part of the city. The project is at the...

Alabama unemployment rate unchanged at 3.1%

Oct. 22, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate for September was 3.1%, unchanged from August but less than half of what it was at the same time last year during the pandemic, officials said Friday. The jobless rate for September represented 68,544 people without...

Alabama man put to death for 1991 killing of woman

Oct. 22, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who avoided execution in February was put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman who was abducted during a robbery and then shot in a cemetery. Willie B. Smith III, 52, received a lethal injection at a prison in southwest...

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine

Oct. 19, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes when she’s feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here, holding her baby. Harrison was 29 weeks pregnant and unvaccinated when she got sick...

‘I Hate Alabama’ song about lost love, not just Crimson Tide

Oct. 16, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — As with any social media post, click through the headline before judging the story of “I Hate Alabama.” Though encased in a chorus of anti-Bama fervor, Conner Smith’s single actually unfolds as a backhanded compliment to the ponderous...