Huntsville

Huntsville Schools Ask State about Renaming Lee High School

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The public school system in Huntsville will ask Alabama’s attorney general whether it can rename a school honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee without violating a state law meant to protect Confederate memorials. News outlets report that board members have authorized their attorney to seek an opinion about whether such a move would conflict with the Alabama…

Mayors of Alabama’s largest cities gathering in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The mayors of Alabama’s 10 largest cities are holding two days of meetings in the capital to discuss legislative priorities and other issues. A statement from the city of Montgomery says Mayor Steven Reed will play host for the gathering, which began Sunday and continues Monday. The mayors of Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Auburn, Dothan,…

Woman got into Alabama Police Van Days Before Death

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Investigators say video from a city surveillance camera showed a woman get into a parked police van on her own, 12 days before she was found dead inside the van in Huntsville, Alabama. Police showed the video during a news conference Friday, after showing it to the family of 29-year-old Christina Nance. Civil rights attorney Ben…

Toyota Plant Adds 450 Jobs to Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – A Toyota factory in north Alabama will add 450 jobs as the sole North American manufacturer of engines for the 2022 Tundra pickup truck. The company says employment at the Toyota Alabama plant will increase to 1,800 people. And the company says it plans to spend $288 million on the project, which is separate from a…

About One-Third of Alabama Counties at Great Risk for Virus

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Statistics show that about one-third of Alabama’s counties are at very high risk for COVID-19 as vaccination rates continue to lag. Overall caseloads and hospitalizations remain far below levels when the pandemic was at worst early this year. But state health statistics show the potential for infection remains elevated in areas including Birmingham, Huntsville, and Montgomery….

Wife Testifies Against Husband in Slaying of 5

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Testimony is continuing in the Alabama capital murder trial of Christopher Henderson, who is accused of killing his pregnant wife and four members of her family. Defense lawyers on Monday cross-examined Rhonda Carlson who testified against Henderson as part of a plea deal. Prosecutors say Christopher Henderson was still legally married to Carlson when he married…

Markers to Honor Fight for Female Suffrage in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – The fight to allow women to vote in Alabama will be recalled in a series of historical markers across the state. The first “Votes for Women” marker was dedicated Wednesday in downtown Huntsville. Additional ones are planned in Birmingham, Decatur, Mobile, Selma and Tuskegee. The markers are white with writing in purple, which was the color…