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Deluge Over: Southeast Cleaning up Debris of Rain

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A Southern deluge that dumped several inches of rain in a few hours and spawned at least three tornadoes has eased. But homeowners and workers are now cleaning up a wide area across the Southeast. With…

Judges Hear Arguments over Contentious Census Privacy Tool

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A panel of judges has heard arguments over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep people's information private in the numbers used for drawing political districts. Monday's hearing hinged on…

State Weighs Pause in 3rd Grade Promotion Reading Test

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - After COVID-19 disrupted two years, Alabama lawmakers are weighing a pause in an upcoming state requirement for third-graders to pass a reading assessment before moving up to the fourth grade. The requirement is set to begin…

Alabama Removing Anti-Gay Language from Sex Education Law

Alabama will remove anti-gay language from the state's sex education law. For decades, the law said students should be taught that homosexuality is both socially unacceptable and illegal. Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill sponsored by Rep. Laura Hall…

Elderly Man and Wife Killed in Fire at Birmingham Home

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An 88-year-old man and his 95-year-old wife have been identified as the victims of a Birmingham house fire. Eunice Johnson Grubbs, and her husband, John Fletcher Grubbs, were identified Monday by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office…

Aid Approved for Recovery from March Storms

A house is totally destroyed after a tornado touches down south of Birmingham, Ala. in the Eagle Point community damaging multiple homes, Thursday, March 25, 2021. Authorities reported major tornado damage Thursday south of Birmingham as…

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