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Alabama Inmate Serving Life without Parole for Marengo County Murder Dies from COVID-19

Wilson Roosevelt Conner, a 47-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for murder out of Marengo County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, passed away on July 17. Conner, who suffered from multiple underlying conditions including end-stage renal disease, was tested for COVID-19 on July 13 and subsequently transferred to a…

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver

Billy Joe Driver, 84, of Clanton passed away July 9, 2020 at St. Vincent’s in Birmingham, Alabama due to COVID-19. He was mayor of the City of Clanton. On Monday, July 13, a walk-through visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Clanton City Hall. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 14, at 11:00 a.m….

Detroit Tiger and Hall of Famer, Al Kaline dies at 85

DETROIT (AP) — Fresh off the train and only 18 years old, Al Kaline ran into an immediate roadblock trying to join the Detroit Tigers. Called up to the majors, he couldn’t get past the security guards at Briggs Stadium. “I finally convinced them I was the guy who just signed a bonus contract for the enormous sum of $15,000….

Sheriff: Home Invasion Suspects Dies After Being Shot by Elmore County Homeowner

Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin confirmed 39-year-old Charles Bowne, the suspect involved in a Monday morning home invasion, has died from his injuries. Sheriff Franklin said he died in a hospital shortly before noon Wednesday. After hearing a loud sound around 4:55 Monday morning, a homeowner on Clemons Road in the Flatwood community woke up to find an intruder. Sheriff…

Final Suspect in 1965 Civil Rights Slaying Dies in Alabama

The last of three men tried and acquitted in an infamous civil rights slaying in Alabama has died. An obituary says Namon O’Neal Hoggle of Selma, Alabama, died Tuesday. He was 81, and services were scheduled for Thursday. Hoggle was among three men acquitted in 1965 in the beating death of the Rev. James Reeb of Boston. Reeb was a…

Longtime ESPN Sportscaster John Saunders Dies at 61

ESPN sportscaster John Saunders, who has hosted “The Sports Reporters” for the last 15 years, has died, the network announced. He was 61. Saunders joined ESPN in 1986. He did play-by-play on various sports, hosted NHL Stanley Cup Final coverage and World Series coverage and hosted studio shows for baseball, college football and college basketball. A cause of death was…

Prominent Butler Co. School Board Member Dies

Terry Williams, District 2 Member of the Butler County Board of Education passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2016. Williams had been suffering from an extended illness. Williams served as a school board member since January 1, 2003. He was dedicated to public service and worked diligently to ensure that the educational needs of the children of Butler County were…

Former Tuskegee Airman, Roscoe Brown Jr., Dies at 94

A man who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and was a longtime New York City educator has died. Roscoe Brown Jr. was 94. His granddaughter Lisa Bodine says he died Saturday at a hospital in the Bronx. She says he recently fell and broke his hip. In 2007, Brown and five other airmen accepted the…

Prattville Woman Dies from Fire Ant Attack; Day After Mother Dies

Authorities and relatives say an Alabama woman standing atop a hay bale was attacked by fire ants and died the day after her mother died. A joint funeral was held Thursday in Selma for the women, 29-year-old Kalyn Rolan and 53-year-old Roberta Lynn Duke, both of Prattville. Rolan’s mother-in-law, Sheila Rolan, says Duke had died of lung disease and the…

12-Year Old Girl Dies During Game of Tug of War

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl has died after collapsing at a school in Pell City. Pell City police spokesman Don Newton tells Al.com the girl was participating in field day activities at Williams Intermediate School when she collapsed. Chief Greg Turley says the girl had been playing tug-of-war when she fell to the ground. Newton says nurses began CPR and…