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Suspect's Mother Speaks Out After Alabama Officer Slain

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The mother of a man charged with killing an Alabama police officer says she doesn't believe her son is capable of committing murder. Alma Jean Applebet told AL.com on Sunday that she didn't think her son…

FBI Says it Presumes Base Shooting was Act of Terrorism

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The FBI is confirming it is operating on the assumption that the deadly attack at the Pensacola, Florida, naval base by a Saudi flight student was an act of terrorism, while a U.S. official says the…

Alabama Doesn't Appeal Injunction Blocking Abortion Ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's near-total abortion ban will remain blocked by a federal judge. The attorney general's office confirmed the state is not appealing the October injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson. The injunction prevented the ban…

Slain Alabama Officer's Father Also Died in the Line of Duty

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities have identified an Alabama police officer who was killed during a drug enforcement operation and say the man's father was also a Huntsville police officer who died in the line of duty. Huntsville Police Chief…

Alabama Starting Saturday Service at 5 Driver License Sites

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says it's opening five additional driver license offices for Saturday service beginning this week. The agency says offices in Dothan, Jacksonville, Montgomery, Sheffield and Tuscaloosa will begin opening from 7 a.m.-3…

Huntsville Police Officer Killed in Drug-Related Shooting

Police say an Alabama police officer has been killed during a drug-related shooting. The chief of the Huntsville Police Department announced the officer's death during a news conference Friday night. Authorities did not release the name of the slain officer,…

Montgomery to Open Time Capsule to Mark 200th Anniversary

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Officials in Alabama's capital city are preparing to open a time capsule that contains letters from residents and city officials to their successors and descendants. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the capsule was sealed 50 years ago,…

State Christmas Tree Coming to Alabama Capitol

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state Christmas tree is coming to the Alabama Capitol. Gov. Kay Ivey's office says the tree is arriving at about noon Monday. A lighting ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, and the public is…

Alabama Bicentennial Celebration Heads to Finale

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama is celebrating its 200th birthday. The 2019 bicentennial celebration will culminate in December with three days of events in Montgomery. The event marks the 200th anniversary of Alabama's admission to the United States. The celebration…

Former President Jimmy Carter Released from Atlanta Hospital

Former President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says that the Carters "look forward…

Lawsuits Being Filed in Killing of Sheriff "Big John" Williams

A death lawsuit is being filed in the shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff "Big John" Williams. Strickland & Kendall, LLC has announced it is representing Joann Williams, the sheriff's wife, and his estate. Attorney Michael Strickland tells Alabama News…

Alabama Prison Construction Plan Inches Forward

Alabama's governor is asking four companies to submit bids for building new state prisons. Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that four developer teams have qualified for the next stage of the bid process. Ivey's press office said the firms are…

Man May Have Helped Blanchard Suspect Flee to Florida

Authorities say a third man charged in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard is believed to have helped the initial suspect flee the area. Police wrote in an arrest warrant that David Johnson, Jr. is believed to have driven Ibraheem…

Auburn University Looks off Campus to Ease Housing Crunch

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - An Auburn University executive says private, off-campus apartments could be a solution to help ease a campus housing crunch. Bobby Woodard, senior vice president for student affairs, made the comments at a recent work session of…

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