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Religious backers of abortion rights say God's on their side

May. 20, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It was lunch hour at the abortion clinic, so the nurse in the recovery room got her Bible out of her bag in the closet and began to read. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding,” her favorite proverb says, and she...

3 Murray St softball players hurt in bus crash in Alabama

May. 19, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Three players were injured when the chartered bus carrying the Murray State softball team was involved in a two-vehicle crash on the way to the NCAA Tournament in Alabama, police said. Murray State athletic director Kevin Saal said during a news conference...

Social media has helped forecasters following 2011 tornadoes

May. 01, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — In the 11 years since a devastating tornado outbreak struck Tuscaloosa, social media has evolved into a lifesaving tool during periods of severe weather, said Richard Scott, WVUA 23 News’ chief meteorologist. Scott said he believed the event was a...

Former Alabama student sentenced in terror financing case

Apr. 27, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A former University of Alabama student who pleaded guilty to trying to conceal her attempts to finance terrorists was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison on Wednesday. Alaa Mohd Abusaad, 26, also was ordered to spend 10 years on supervised...

Habitat home to honor memory of University of Alabama grad

Apr. 23, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — While he was a student at the University of Alabama, Daniel Nielsen participated in the building of 17 Habitat for Humanity homes and helped raise more than $200,000 for the nonprofit group. Now efforts are underway to fund the building a Habitat home in...

Louisiana Lt Gov's house looted, burned; 2 held in Alabama

Apr. 21, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have arrested two people who are accused of breaking into a New Orleans-area estate belonging to Louisiana’s lieutenant governor, stealing from it and setting a fire. Tuscaloosa police arrested Robert Kelly and Angela Goodfellow, both 43,...

'Fancy Like' feels like a No. 1 draft pick to singer Hayes

Apr. 21, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like most any boy growing up in Mobile, Walker Hayes' early goal in his sporting career was obvious. Star at Alabama and then be drafted into the NFL. While it hasn't quite worked out that way for the country music singer/songwriter, he has found the No. 1 overall...

Alabama honors university's first Black football players

Apr. 16, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — John Mitchell and Wilbur Jackson already had their place in Alabama football history. Now, the Crimson Tide's first Black players also share a prominent spot outside Bryant-Denny stadium. The university unveiled a plaque honoring Jackson and Mitchell...

3 found dead in submerged vehicle after flood recedes

Mar. 24, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

HOLT, Ala. (AP) — Three bodies were found inside a submerged vehicle in Alabama on Thursday after floodwaters receded from killer storms that included torrential rain earlier this week, authorities said. Divers and other officers from the Tuscaloosa Police Department discovered...

Mercedes opens Alabama battery plant, adding up to 600 jobs

Mar. 15, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Mercedes-Benz has opened a new electric vehicle battery factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, that will create up to 600 new jobs. The German automaker said Tuesday that the plant in Bibb County opened a few months before Mercedes plans to start making two...