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Longtime Alabama environmental activist honored with award

Jun. 25, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama environmental advocate has been honored by the Global Waterkeeper Alliance. John L. Wathen, who has served decades as the keeper of Hurricane Creek in Tuscaloosa County, has been named a recipient of the alliance’s Terry Backer Award. ...

Mississippi, Alabama mourners praise officer killed on duty

Jun. 20, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A police officer killed on duty in Mississippi earlier this month is being remembered there and in his Alabama hometown as a person willing to serve any community where he worked. A memorial service was held Thursday in Meridian, Mississippi, for Meridian...

2 US veterans from Alabama reported missing in Ukraine

Jun. 15, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two U.S. veterans from Alabama who were in Ukraine assisting in the war against Russia haven't been heard from in days and are missing, members of the state's congressional delegation said Wednesday. Relatives of Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, of Trinity and...

Services set in Alabama, Mississippi for slain officer

Jun. 13, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Memorial events are being planned in both Mississippi and Alabama for a police officer who was shot to death last week in the line of duty, officials said Monday. A memorial service will be held Thursday in Meridian, Mississippi, for Meridian Police Officer...

Man sought in shooting death of Mississippi officer arrested

Jun. 10, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer suspected of killing a Mississippi police officer who was responding to a call about domestic violence has been arrested, authorities said Friday. Dante Marquez Bender, 31, was taken into custody the day after Meridian Police Officer...

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...