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Mackey's children attended Montgomery public schools, including two who have already graduated from the nationally-recognized LAMP high school. He then led the school Superintendents of Alabama, which lobbies for and educates superintendents statewide, a job that put him at the table for ...
The Alabama State Troopers are investigating an early morning crash that killed three people. According to troopers, the incident happened on Green Springs at Lakeshore Drive. A single vehicle accident, resulting in a fire, killed the driver and two passengers. The initial call came in at 4:42 a.m..
This brother and sister have each other's back, even when one is stationed halfway around the world. Army Capt. Jon Morrison flew 18 hours to surprise his younger sister, Nakea McDougal, at her graduation from the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Saturday. McDougal hadn't seen her ...
The treatment of a 25-year-old black Mobile woman who was arrested early Sunday morning inside a Waffle House in Saraland by white Saraland Police officers is quickly driving outrage in Alabama and beyond. Chikesia Clemons, whose arrest was captured on graphic video that is currently going viral ...

"They can be working in Alabama heat for 10 hours a day," she said, adding that giving water to the horses is up to the discretion of the operators. Birmingham's ordinance states: Adequate water shall be provided in the stables at all times and in the working areas as often as needed, as climate and ...
Alabama on Thursday night executed 83-year-old Walter Leroy Moody for the 1989 pipe bombing death of a federal judge. He became the oldest inmate .... Vance's son, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Bob Vance, recently sat down with AL.com to talk about his father and the execution. Victims' families ...
The Birmingham diocese, which includes 90,000 Catholics in north-central Alabama, maintains a high profile in the Roman Catholic Church worldwide as home to Eternal Word Television Network. "All of us at EWTN are saddened by the death of the Most Reverend David Foley who served the Diocese ...
11, 1999 rape and asphyxiation death of 10-year-old Latonya Sager, who was found dead in her bed at her home in Birmingham's Norwood neighborhood. In 2010, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld his conviction and death sentence, but the Alabama Supreme Court said that the opinion of a ...
The Jefferson County Department of Revenue at the Bessemer courthouse will be closed Monday morning. A press release from the department said the revenue office, which does drivers license renewals and replacements, will be closed on Monday from 8:00 a.m. until noon, while the office is moved ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) A police officer in Birmingham, Alabama, has been arrested on two felony charges. AL.com reports the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office issued warrants Friday against Officer Tony Noble Williams for first-degree theft of property and ethics law violation. No details of his ...
Police have not yet identified a motive in the slaying, and no arrests have been made. Logan is Birmingham's 25th homicide this year, and the 37th in all of Jefferson County. Anyone with information is asked to call Birmingham homicide detectives at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
Mason's mother, Kristal Hayes, said in a previous interview with AL.com that her child was injured while jumping on the bed. She said Steen walked out of the room to throw away a dirty diaper when he heard a noise, and found Mason hurt. Steen and his mother took Mason to Princeton Baptist Medical ...
Forward Alabama representatives said they registered around 60 new voters, and most all were students. Nineteen marchers led the march: 17 wearing red for the victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., one wearing purple to memorialize 17-year-old ...
Juandalynn Givan, D-Birmingham, who initiated the bill, had sponsored a general bill last year that allowed cities and counties where alcohol is legal to authorize 10 a.m. alcohol sales, with approval by voters required if the previous time restrictions were set by referendum. Givan said the city of Birmingham ...
A record number of Alabama schools participated in an annual school safety awards contest that was first started 16 years ago under former Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor. This year's award judging occurred on Wednesday, the same day that students nationwide joined in for mass protests as part of ...

Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, talks to the Alabama House Judiciary Committee about his bill to stop racial profiling. The committee ... "It's going to isolate that 1 percent or that 2 percent that are actually out there doing that and it's going to allow the light to shine on all the great officers we have ...
Other Toys R Us locations in Alabama are in Dothan, Foley, Hoover, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery. Toys R Us UK announced Wednesday it was closing all 100 of its stores. At the time of its bankruptcy, Toys R Us faced debts of up to $4.9 billion, including $400 million in interest payments due in 2018 ...
WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Doug Jones today announced a federal grant for the Alabama Office of Information Technology totaling $250,000 to expand the First ... (For more updates on this story and free news alerts for your neighborhood, sign up for your local Birmingham Patch morning newsletter.).
After going into a lock-down following reports of the shooting, UAB around 7:45 p.m. sent an alert saying police "issued an all clear." Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Capt. Harold Watson said the shooting points to the need for more active shooting training for first responders and for the general public ...
Under Alabama law, a person commits the crime of second-degree rape if, being 16 years old or older, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex less than 16 and more than 12 years old. The person being charged must be at least two years older than the member of the ...
Most school officials AL.com spoke with said they were trying to find ways for their students to participate, but not necessarily walk out of their classes. Two Alabama school districts, Birmingham City and Macon County Schools, have announced plans to allow their high school students to actually walk out of ...
A Huffman High School senior was killed and another injured when gunfire erupted inside a classroom at the east Birmingham school Wednesday afternoon. Killed was a 17-year-old girl who was going to graduate in May, had already been accepted into college and had dreams to become a nurse. "We're ...
According to his bio and social media, he is a former music instructor at Birmingham Southern College and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He lists his ... A keyboardist, vocalist and guitarist, Reach was recognized last year by AL.com as one of 30 Alabamians who changed jazz history. ... child
"I am excited to partner with him as we seek to make Alabama Shakespeare Festival a vibrant, transformative theater company where all our communities feel welcomed, engaged, entertained, and inspired." The job of executive director is a new position at ASF. It replaces the job once known as chief ... child
Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills, has passed the Senate. The Legislature put the auto lease tax on the books in 2001, during proposals for a domed stadium in Birmingham, but it has never been collected. Waggoner's bill says collections would begin when the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Authority ... child
"The action the Alabama House took today puts us one step closer to Birmingham having state-of-the art facilities to better compete for tourism, sporting and entertainment business," Woodfin said. "In addition, expanding and renovating the BJCC will generate millions of dollars over the next decade for the ... child
The now abandoned Century Plaza mall in Birmingham was once a destination for shoppers in central Alabama. The enclosed, two-level shopping mall opened in 1975. The mall's popularity peaked in the 1980s. Over the years, Century Plaza was the go-to destination for Christmas shopping. It hosted ... child
Two buses carrying Ramsay High School students to a semifinal basketball game in Jacksonville were involved in a crash Friday morning in Anniston. No students suffered "visible serious injuries" in the crash, according to Birmingham City Schools. Six students and a bus driver were transported to ... child
Frank Hall, CEO of Hallmark Hospitality said the company plans to open six additional Wintzell's franchises in the Birmingham area over the next four years, according to a statement. "We are excited to have Hallmark expanding our footprint in the Birmingham area" said Bob Donlon, the president of ... child
The contenders are a diverse bunch; they include an African-American man (civil rights lawyer and Alabama Young Democrats Chairman Jerome Dees), an openly gay former Marine (Birmingham AIDS Outreach Director Neil Rafferty) and an African-American woman (Birmingham environmentalist ... child
Juandalynn Given, D-Birmingham, hosted the community meeting at Parker High School to discuss proposed legislation that would impose a 6 percent tax on automobile leases and rentals in Jefferson County. According to the bill, 3 percent of the tax would support the new stadium, Legacy Arena ... child
During the massive search, another victim was discovered by Birmingham police. The male victim was found inside a vehicle on I-59/20 northbound at Arkadelphia Road. Birmingham police Sgt. Bryan Shelton said the city's gunfire detection system - Shot Spotter - first alerted then to shooting and said they ... child
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Vhris Christie is running for Attorney General in Alabama. If that sounds surprising to anyone, it will sound significantly less shocking when they realize this Chris Christie is not the former governor of New Jersey, but a partner ion Birmingham's largest law firm and a legal veteran in the ... child
Oliver said ALEA, as well as FBI agents from Birmingham and Gadsden, quickly responded to the scene. "We obtained information on the vehicle and tracked it to the Mississippi line,'' he said. He said Evans told him he had just been released from prison on Feb. 1 for a robbery conviction. According to the ... child
"Police think the car was stolen," said Smith's aunt, Jill Basher Williams, when she spoke to AL.com Sunday afternoon. "The canine unit did not detect his scent outside of the car." Blake Smith lake.jpg A picture shared by Blake Smith. Blake Smith. Smith, 20, is a student at Crown College, a bible college ... child
An investigation is underway after a man was found shot to death Sunday in Ensley. Birmingham police West Precinct officers responded just before 5 p.m. to 1701 Avenue D. The victim's body was found behind the Western Mental Health Center, somewhat out of view from the street. Sgt. Bryan Shelton ... child
The victim is Birmingham's 10th homicide so far this year. Birmingham police are investigating two other homicides that happened on Friday. Early Friday morning, 58-year-old Ricky Parker, a retiree and church deacon, was found shot to death outside his Belview Heights home. Later, 17-year-old Michael ... child
A 58-year-old man found fatally shot in the head in the backyard of his Ensley home is being remembered as kind, dependable and, in many ways, indispensable to those loved and relied on him. The body of Ricky Parker, a retired AT&T employee and the administrator at Forty-Fifth Street Baptist Church in ... child
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks with media about letter grade report cards in Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 2, 2018.( Trisha Crain | tcrain@al.com ) ... Reactions from education leaders across Alabama to the release of school and district report cards on Thursday ranged from questioning the numbers that factored ... child
Birmingham police are investigating after a 17-year-old male was shot and brought to a location in the 6700 block of Terrance Court in Fairfield. Police originally said the victim was shot at McAlpine Park in Ensley, but are now unsure of the location where he was shot. ( Anna Beahm | abeahm@al.com ). child
"Birmingham papers at the time published several editorials, and reported the views of prominent politicians, calling for stricter laws and more severe penalties for child molesters and other “sex perverts,” according to an appeals court document in Mayola's case, AL.com's Kent Faulk wrote in 2016. child
A 52-year-old west Alabama man is charged with sex abuse after authorities say proposed sex to a young teen girl and tried to grab her breast at convenience store. David Donell Wells, of Gordo, was arrested Tuesday, according to court records. He is charged with second-degree sex abuse. A deposition ... child
The wreck happened about 5 p.m. on I-459 northbound at the Acton Road ramp, said Alabama State Trooper Corporal Steve Smith. Authorities said the bus ran off the roadway and into the woods line. The initial report was that it overturned, but it did not. Troopers and Hoover police responded to the scene. child
Alabama congressional representatives Bradley Byrne, Robert Aderholt, Martha Roby and Mike Rogers were on board, and said via social media they had emerged unscathed. The train carrying GOP members to our retreat had a collision, but Rebecca and I are both okay. Security and doctors on board ... child
Well, now, the time for talking and debating and arm-wrestling is over. If Birmingham is to build its proposed $174-million, up-to-55,000-seat open-air stadium in the area adjacent to Uptown and the BJCC in time for the opening game of the University of Alabama-Birmingham's 2020 season, or even for the ... child
A Birmingham man and his girlfriend were taken into custody after lawmen found 44 grams of heroin, guns, cash and other drugs in their Huffman apartment. Jefferson County sheriff's officials identified the couple as Dedrick Demarcus Forythe, 26, and Nephateri Denise Davis, 31. Chief Deputy Randy ... child
A Birmingham father was tackled and then shot multiple times at a Powderly gas station Monday night. Police on Tuesday officially identified the victim as 26-year-old Sheldon Watkins, known to friends and family as Tron, and released more details about the moments leading up to the deadly shooting. child
He said he also expected Jefferson County, University of Alabama at Birmingham and corporate participation. ... County Legislative Delegation, UAB and private sector support as well as the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority," BJCC Executive Director Tad Snider said in an email to AL.com. child


 

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