Confederate Avenue: Possible new name to be focus of hearing
Confederate Avenue: Possible new name to be focus of hearing

About nine months after a panel recommended the immediate renaming of Confederate Avenue in Atlanta, city officials are planning a public hearing.

News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

Texas-based Diamondback Energy Inc. is acquiring one of Alabama's largest publicly held companies, the Birmingham-based Energen Corp. The stock deal announced Tuesday is worth more than $9 billion. A statement says the...

Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms over the Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms over the Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Ernesto has formed far out over the Atlantic.

Couple arrested in Florida in Alabama double slaying
Couple arrested in Florida in Alabama double slaying

Police in south Florida have arrested two people charged with capital murder in the slayings of a couple found dead in their home in Birmingham.

Man convicted of shooting son over wings during NFL game
Man convicted of shooting son over wings during NFL game

A prosecutor says an Alabama man had shot and wounded his adult son during an argument over chicken wings while they were watching football.

Diamondback Energy acquires Alabama-based Energen
Diamondback Energy acquires Alabama-based Energen

Texas-based Diamondback Energy Inc. is acquiring one of Alabama's largest publicly held companies, the Birmingham-based Energen Corp., in a stock deal worth more than $9 billion.

Authorities: 5 inmates recaptured after Alabama jail escape
Authorities: 5 inmates recaptured after Alabama jail escape

Authorities say five inmates who escaped from an Alabama jail have all been recaptured.

Man arrested in shooting death of Alabama woman
Man arrested in shooting death of Alabama woman

Police have arrested a man in the shooting death of an Alabama woman at her apartment earlier this week.

Former Marshall quarterback Reggie Oliver dead at 66
Former Marshall quarterback Reggie Oliver dead at 66

The Marshall University quarterback who was part of the team's return after the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 players has died. Reggie Oliver was 66.

Koch Foods announces $80M expansion at Alabama plant
Koch Foods announces $80M expansion at Alabama plant

Koch Foods has announced an $80 million expansion at an Alabama plant that's expected to bring around 200 jobs to area.

Woman tells investigators she used drugs while pregnant
Woman tells investigators she used drugs while pregnant

Authorities in Alabama say a woman who told investigators she used drugs while pregnant has been arrested.

Authorities searching for 3 escaped inmates; 2 recaptured
Authorities searching for 3 escaped inmates; 2 recaptured

Authorities say two of five inmates who escaped from an Alabama jail have been recaptured.

Judge orders release of video of pepper-sprayed students
Judge orders release of video of pepper-sprayed students

An Alabama city's police department will be required to release body camera video of when high school students were pepper-sprayed in 2016 by an officer while painting a cannon after a football game.

Alabama high school quits playing "Dixie" at football games
Alabama high school quits playing "Dixie" at football games

An Alabama high school is ending its tradition of playing "Dixie" at football games.

Alabama panel rules former deputy falsified time cards
Alabama panel rules former deputy falsified time cards

The Alabama Ethics Commission says a former sheriff's deputy violated the state ethics law by falsifying time cards last year.

Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct
Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country.

Ex-Alabama police officer gets 10 years for fraud, theft
Ex-Alabama police officer gets 10 years for fraud, theft

A former police officer in Alabama who pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and burglary has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Ex-Auburn receiver accused of robbing restaurant at gunpoint
Ex-Auburn receiver accused of robbing restaurant at gunpoint

A former Auburn University football player faces criminal charges in suburban Atlanta after police say he robbed a restaurant at gunpoint.

Alabama teacher accused on sex charges resigns
Alabama teacher accused on sex charges resigns

An Alabama high school teacher who was paid nearly $130,000 while on leave fighting charges that she had sex with students has resigned.

Students sent back to middle school after grade mishap
Students sent back to middle school after grade mishap

A dozen students in Alabama expecting to start high school last week are heading back to the eighth grade because of a grade mishap.

Alabama company $522M Army contract for inflatable antennas
Alabama company $522M Army contract for inflatable antennas

An Alabama company has a five-year, $522 million extension to an Army contract for inflatable satellite antenna systems.

Alabama coroner identifies 2 men killed in wreck
Alabama coroner identifies 2 men killed in wreck

Authorities have released the names of two men killed in a two-car wreck in Alabama.

Church pastor struck by lightning: 'Lord had his hand on me'
Church pastor struck by lightning: 'Lord had his hand on me'

Lighting has struck a pastor in Alabama following church service.

Police in Alabama seek man in fatal shooting, carjacking
Police in Alabama seek man in fatal shooting, carjacking

Police in Alabama say a man shot and killed a woman before stealing a vehicle from another woman.

4 plead guilty to drug charges in Alabama
4 plead guilty to drug charges in Alabama

Federal prosecutors say four members of a drug trafficking gang have pleaded guilty to charges in U.S. District Court in Alabama.

Reward offered for info on people who moved shorebird eggs
Reward offered for info on people who moved shorebird eggs

Federal authorities are offering a reward for help identifying anyone who removed eggs from a protected shorebird nesting site near Dauphin Island.

Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races
Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

Donors pouring money into the November midterm elections are putting cash into races in places they never have before to help Democrats.

Ewe now have sheep in new program at Tuscaloosa school
Ewe now have sheep in new program at Tuscaloosa school

A Tuscaloosa school is welcoming several animals onto its campus this year as it launches a program for students interested in veterinary medicine.

Alabama bans some paddlefish harvest to protect species
Alabama bans some paddlefish harvest to protect species

The state is suspending the commercial paddlefish season on the Alabama River to protect the species.

Alligator hunt underway in Alabama
Alligator hunt underway in Alabama

Alabama's annual alligator hunt is underway.

Striking union says it will meet with company and mediator
Striking union says it will meet with company and mediator

Union members say they and an Alabama soft drink distributor are supposed to meet Monday with a federal mediator in hopes of resolving a strike.

Worley re-elected Democratic Party chairwoman
Worley re-elected Democratic Party chairwoman

Nancy Worley has been re-elected as chairwoman of the Alabama Democratic Party, narrowly defeating a challenger who was backed by U.S. Sen. Doug Jones.

Alabama cotton county building gin for first time in decades
Alabama cotton county building gin for first time in decades

A county at the heart of Alabama's cotton industry is getting a new gin for the first time in generations.

Alabama cotton county building gin for first time in decades
Alabama cotton county building gin for first time in decades

A county at the heart of Alabama's cotton industry is getting a new gin for the first time in generations.

AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge
AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

An Associated Press analysis has found that Democratic voters have a consistent enthusiasm advantage with nearly a dozen federal special elections now concluded ahead of the November elections.

Appellate court upholds death sentence in slaying
Appellate court upholds death sentence in slaying

A state appeals court has upheld the capital murder convictions of a man sentenced to die for killing a friend in southeast Alabama six years ago.

Worley to face challenge for Democratic Party chair
Worley to face challenge for Democratic Party chair

As Alabama Democrats head into what they hope will be a rebuilding year, some are arguing for new party leadership.

Alabama man indicted in death of woman killed with bat
Alabama man indicted in death of woman killed with bat

A Birmingham-area man has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend, who was beaten to death with a baseball bat.

Former investigator avoid sex abuse sentence with plea
Former investigator avoid sex abuse sentence with plea

A former Alabama sheriff's investigator will avoid prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a middle school student.

School system chooses superintendent, also has budget crisis
School system chooses superintendent, also has budget crisis

An Alabama school system has named its interim superintendent to the position permanently while it's also dealing with financial struggles.

Alabama school system bans cellphones from some classrooms
Alabama school system bans cellphones from some classrooms

A school system in Alabama will no longer allow students to use cellphones in its high school and middle school classrooms.

Man indicted on murder charge in Alabama captured in Georgia
Man indicted on murder charge in Alabama captured in Georgia

A man wanted in Alabama in connection to a child's death has been captured in Georgia.

Bentley touts record as governor on website, social media
Bentley touts record as governor on website, social media

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is attempting a social media comeback with a new site that put a positive spin on his administration that ended in a scandal.

Maddox launches video on debate challenge
Maddox launches video on debate challenge

Democratic gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox has launched a series of videos about Republican Gov. Kay Ivey's refusal to debate.

Forecasters now expect less active Atlantic hurricane season
Forecasters now expect less active Atlantic hurricane season

U.S. forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season may be less active than they previously predicted.

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