Alabama

Alabama News: Fox bite reported in Fairhope; victim has begun treatment

Montgomery, AL (STL.News) – A fox attack occurred in Fairhope on March 12.  The victim has begun post-exposure rabies treatment that consists of series of injections as prophylactic treatment. If the animal that bites a person cannot found for rabies testing, the recommendation is for a person to receive treatment to prevent rabies.  The treatment … Continue reading Alabama News: Fox bite reported in Fairhope; victim has begun treatment

Tennessee’s Grant Williams named AP SEC player of year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee forward Grant Williams is the Associated Press’ Southeastern Conference player of the year and Mississippi’s Kermit Davis is coach of the year. Williams earned unanimous first-team all-SEC honors for a second straight season. The 14-member media panel also voted Arkansas’ Daniel Gafford, Kentucky’s PJ Washington, LSU’s Tremont Waters and Mississippi … Continue reading Tennessee’s Grant Williams named AP SEC player of year

Southern storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurt

Two apparent tornadoes touched down Saturday in central Arkansas, destroying shops as severe storms raking the South damaged some buildings and tore away roofs in northeast Mississippi. There were no reports of any deaths or injuries from the widespread storms, which came nearly a week after a large tornado killed 23 people in Alabama amid … Continue reading Southern storms, apparent tornadoes cause damages; none hurt

Auburn upends No. 5 Tennessee 84-80 in regular-season finale

AUBURN, Ala.(AP) — Jared Harper made four straight free throws over the final 31 seconds to help Auburn clinch an 84-80 victory over No. 5 Tennessee on Saturday in the regular-season finale. The Tigers (22-9, 11-7 Southeastern Conference) collected their fourth straight win and biggest of the season in a packed Auburn Arena. The Volunteers (27-4, … Continue reading Auburn upends No. 5 Tennessee 84-80 in regular-season finale

The Latest: President Trump signs Bibles at Alabama church

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s trip to Alabama to survey tornado damage (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is signing Bibles at an Alabama church and taking photos with survivors of a deadly tornado outbreak that killed nearly two dozen people. Trump is surveying the wreckage and visiting with … Continue reading The Latest: President Trump signs Bibles at Alabama church

Trump to tour tornado devastation in Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump surveyed damage on Friday from a deadly tornado that devastated a small Alabama town, killing nearly two dozen people. Trump and first lady Melania Trump, flew south to Georgia and then took a helicopter to Alabama, landing at a regional airport in Auburn. The Trumps greeted people awaiting … Continue reading Trump to tour tornado devastation in Alabama

Wrongful-death lawsuit filed on behalf of aborted embryo

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge’s ruling has given legal standing to an aborted embryo. Madison County Probate Judge Frank Barger earlier this week opened an estate for “Baby Roe” and said 21-year-old Ryan Magers could represent the estate. Magers filed a lawsuit in February against the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives, which … Continue reading Wrongful-death lawsuit filed on behalf of aborted embryo

Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23 people killed by a devastating tornado in Alabama, where grieving survivors hunted amid twisted wreckage for keepsakes to help them remember the dead. Bobby Kidd sifted through the scattered remains of the home that exploded as … Continue reading Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

Alabama News: Weiss Lake homeowners and residents advised to call health department if they have found or are missing a sewage holding tank

(STL.News) Recent flooding of Weiss Lake has resulted in numerous sewage holding tanks being disconnected from the residents’ property and relocated to other parts of the lake. “We want to protect the public’s health by making sure all sewage holding tanks are moved back to the proper residences,” Patricia Lindsey, Alabama Department of Public Health … Continue reading Alabama News: Weiss Lake homeowners and residents advised to call health department if they have found or are missing a sewage holding tank

Eyes in the sky: Heat-seeking drones used after tornado

Rescue crews didn’t have to stumble through every destroyed building in their search for victims after a tornado ravaged a corner of Alabama this week: They used heat-seeking drones to let them know whether there was anyone beneath the ruins. In so doing, they joined the increasing ranks of public safety agencies across the U.S. … Continue reading Eyes in the sky: Heat-seeking drones used after tornado

Searches find no more deaths in Alabama; toll stands at 23

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — All those listed as missing have been found and searches ended with no additional bodies discovered among the shattered homes, splintered pines and broken lives devastated by a tornado in rural Alabama, leaving the death toll at 23, authorities said Wednesday. “We are still in standby mode on the outside chance … Continue reading Searches find no more deaths in Alabama; toll stands at 23

Monster twister takes 10 relatives from 1 Alabama family

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Cousins Cordarrly Jones and Demetria Jones have a hard time counting all the relatives they lost to a monster tornado that wiped out a rural community in Alabama. Their grandparents, 89-year-old Jimmy Jones and 83-year-old Mary Louise Jones, were killed in their home on a two-lane road where most everyone shares … Continue reading Monster twister takes 10 relatives from 1 Alabama family

Aftermath: Alabama’s tornado dead range in age from 6 to 89

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. One extended family lost seven members. The 23 people killed in the nation’s deadliest tornado in nearly six years came into focus Tuesday with the release of their names by coroner. They included 6-year-old Armando Hernandez Jr., known as “AJ,” torn from his father’s … Continue reading Aftermath: Alabama’s tornado dead range in age from 6 to 89

Man finds father’s body in Alabama tornado wreckage

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Picking through the twisted debris that had been her Alabama mobile home, Carol Dean found her wedding dress and a Father’s Day note to her husband reading, “Daddy, I love you to pieces.” But the storm took the 53-year-old husband and father. Dean was on the clock Sunday afternoon at Walmart … Continue reading Man finds father’s body in Alabama tornado wreckage

Community struggles with the devastation caused by tornado

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Picking through the twisted debris that had been her Alabama mobile home, Carol Dean found her wedding dress and a Father’s Day note to her husband reading, “Daddy, I love you to pieces.” But the storm took the 53-year-old husband and father. Dean was on the clock Sunday afternoon at Walmart … Continue reading Community struggles with the devastation caused by tornado

Sheriff: Tornado death toll remains unchanged at 23, but officials haven’t completed searches in hard-hit Alabama area

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — At three trials over three decades, a convicted thief has testified that he saw Stanley Liggins with 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis shortly before she was kidnapped, raped, strangled and left dead in Davenport, Iowa. Antonio Holmes insisted at each trial that prosecutors did not give him any benefit in exchange for … Continue reading Sheriff: Tornado death toll remains unchanged at 23, but officials haven’t completed searches in hard-hit Alabama area

At least 23 dead as tornadoes, severe storms ravage South

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — A tornado roared into southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people and injured several others Sunday, part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast. “Unfortunately our toll, as far as fatalities, does stand at 23 at the current time,” Lee County … Continue reading At least 23 dead as tornadoes, severe storms ravage South

The Latest: Fierce tornado confirmed in Alabama destruction

The Latest on Deep South storms (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The National Weather Service says a tornado with at least an F3 rating and a track at least half a mile (.8 kilometers) wide caused the deadly destruction in Alabama. Meteorologist Chris Darden in Alabama traveled to the scene and confirmed at least F3 … Continue reading The Latest: Fierce tornado confirmed in Alabama destruction

SELMA, Ala | The Latest: Sanders says much work to do for civil rights

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential hopefuls at events commemorating the 54th anniversary of the civil rights march on Selma, Alabama, known as “Bloody Sunday” (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is recalling his start in the civil rights movement at the University of Chicago in the early … Continue reading SELMA, Ala | The Latest: Sanders says much work to do for civil rights

50 years after it opened, Alabama music studio plans a party

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A small northern Alabama music studio where The Rolling Stones, Cher, and other stars recorded their hit songs is turning 50 this year. Muscle Shoals Sound Studios will host an April 27 celebration of the milestone in Sheffield, Alabama. David Hood will perform as part of a Muscle Shoals All-Stars revue, … Continue reading 50 years after it opened, Alabama music studio plans a party

Alabama News: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Top Consumer Complaints in Alabama During 2018

March 3-9 is National Consumer Protection Week MONTGOMERY, AL (STL.News) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the top five categories of complaints from Alabama consumers received by his office’s Consumer Interest Division over the last year.  They are complaints involving: Automobiles Online Purchases Debt Collection Cable and Satellite Services Landlord/Tenant Issues The total number of consumer … Continue reading Alabama News: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Top Consumer Complaints in Alabama During 2018

Alabama News: Governor Kay Ivey Releases Rebuild Alabama Bill

MONTGOMERY, AL (STL.News) – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Friday released the Rebuild Alabama bill.  The bill will be filed in the Alabama Legislature by Representative Bill Poole ahead of the 2019 Regular Session, which begins on Tuesday. Governor Ivey also issued the following statement: “I look forward to working with members of the Alabama … Continue reading Alabama News: Governor Kay Ivey Releases Rebuild Alabama Bill

Judge to consider return for woman who joined Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Washington has agreed to move quickly on a lawsuit filed by a former Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State and wants to return to the United States. The family of 24-year-old Hoda Muthana filed suit last week against the Trump administration after the government said she wasn’t … Continue reading Judge to consider return for woman who joined Islamic State

WASHINGTON | Teens successfully tweet Trump for support of archives bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — All the bill needed to become law was President Donald Trump’s signature. It would create a national archive of documents from civil rights cold cases. Students had been working on the project for years, families waiting on it for decades. But time was running out. Legislation dies in the transition from one … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Teens successfully tweet Trump for support of archives bill

COLUMBUS, Miss. | Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The full extent of the damage was coming into view Sunday after a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city, killing at least one person and shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South on a weekend of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss. | Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss | Heavy rain, floods, even a tornado as storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South on a weekend of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado that shattered businesses in the east Mississippi city on Saturday afternoon was confirmed on radar, said … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss | Heavy rain, floods, even a tornado as storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss | Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus on Saturday afternoon, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South amid days of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado struck about 5 p.m. in the east Mississippi city and was confirmed on radar, … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss | Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

WASHINGTON | Alabama woman who joined Islamic State sues to return to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria has filed suit against the Trump administration seeking to allow her return to the United States. Twenty-four-year-old Hoda Muthana is in a Syrian refugee camp with her 18-month-old son after she fled what’s left of the Islamic State’s self-declared … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Alabama woman who joined Islamic State sues to return to US

WASHINGTON | US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria is not a U.S. citizen and will not be allowed to return to the United States. Pompeo says Hoda Muthana does not have a U.S. passport or any legal basis to enter … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return