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Man suspected in 2 Ohio killings found dead in Alabama

FALKVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A man suspected of killing a woman and child in Ohio was found dead in Alabama from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A coroner tells news outlets that 32-year-old Dante Rashad Hawes of…

Alabama officer nearly killed in 2019 shooting arrested

OZARK, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama police officer who was critically injured after being shot repeatedly while on duty in 2019 has been arrested on a domestic violence charge. News outlets report 45-year-old Samuel Yoh was arrested on Wednesday after…

Alabama OKs $725M bond sale to build 2 supersize prisons

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama officials have approved a $725 million bond sale to help finance the construction of two supersize prisons intended to house up to 4,000 inmates each. The Alabama Corrections Institution Finance…

Woodstock, Linden get Rebuild Alabama grants

Tuscaloosa County's Woodstock and Marengo County's Linden are among the recipients of the latest Rebuild Alabama grants. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the awards Thursday, saying more than $2 million in state funding is being doled out for this most…

Gas prices sting US workers who depend on their cars

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer DETROIT (AP) - Millions of Americans who rely on their cars for work are changing their habits, signing up for carpools or even ditching their cars for bicycles as gas prices recently hit $5…

Union rallies resuming at Warrior Met Coal

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Weekly rallies conducted by the United Mine Workers of America are set to resume tomorrow, Wednesday June 22 after the union's constitutional convention resolved to commit more resources to securing a favorable deal…

Schneider trucking hiring at Jasper job fair

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Trucking and freight company Schneider will be hiring new positions at a job fair hosted by the Jasper Career Center on Wednesday, June 22 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Positions available include truck…

Alabama hits new unemployment low

Alabama's unemployment rate for May hit a new record low, the state announced Friday. The seasonally adjusted rate in May was 2.7%, down from April's 2.8% and May 2021's rate of 3.6%. “Once more, we are seeing the resiliency of…

Funerals announced for 3 killed at Alabama church dinner

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) - Funerals for three people killed by a gunman during a church potluck dinner will be held this week in Alabama. The Rev. John Burruss announced Monday that the funeral services will take place at St.…

Man convicted of murder in Alabama couple's 2019 slaying

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man has been convicted of murder in the 2019 slaying of an Alabama couple found shot to death inside their home. A jury in Jefferson County recommended a sentence of life without parole for 41-year-old…

Wanna buy the state's stuff? Surplus auction running now

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is running the state's latest surplus property auction through Wednesday, with bidders vying for everything from school buses to boxes filled with hundreds of pocket knives confiscated at airport security lines. You…

Alabama state pension funds down, facing challenges

By MIKE CASON, Al.com MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Sagging financial markets are hurting Alabama's Employees Retirement System, but officials say the pension fund remains sound. Leaders of the fund got an update on the employees retirement system during a recent…

Church shooting survivor: Gunman 'disengaged,' sat alone

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press A witness to a shooting that killed three at an Alabama church says the gunman had sat by himself, drinking liquor and rejecting offers to join the others gathered at the potluck dinner. Susan Sallin…

Annual camp promotes welding, electrical fields for women

By WES TOMLINSON, The Decatur Daily DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - A hands-on camp promotes the welding and electrical fields to young women in north Alabama. The 16th Summer Welding and Electrical Technology Camp was held recently by the Decatur-Morgan County…

Man, 71, held in Alabama church shooting that killed 2

By Jay Reeves, Associated Press VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama say a 71-year-old man used a handgun to fatally shoot two elderly people and wound a third during a potluck dinner at a church. Police Capt. Shane…

Two Alabama volunteers missing in Ukraine

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Markell Tucker Two Alabama veterans, one of them from Tuscaloosa, who volunteered to help the people of Ukraine in their ongoing war with Russia were…

Sewell to host virtual discussion on gun violence

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Congresswoman Terri Sewell will host a "TerriTalk" on Facebook Live at 4:30 this afternoon to discuss gun violence across Alabama and the country. According to a press release, Sewell will be joined by…

Former Alabama city leader gets probation for radio threat

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A one-time leader in a south Alabama town was sentenced to probation after using his local radio show to threaten a police officer who pulled him over for drunken driving. Records show 74-year-old Luther James Upton…

Man arrested in Minnesota in Alabama slaying

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a man wanted in a gunshot killing that occurred last year in Alabama has been arrested in Minnesota. Police in the West Alabama city of Selma say 18-year-old Javontae Mitchell was captured last week…

Flash flooding swamps metro Birmingham after heavy rains

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Heavy rains left parts of the Birmingham metro area under water early Wednesday, with flash flooding stranding vehicles and swamping parking lots. Many streets were flooded in Jefferson and Shelby counties after storms passed, and some…

Auburn professor on leave following child porn arrest

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Auburn University says it has placed a teacher on administrative leave following his arrest on child pornography charges. Records show Amarjit Mishra, an assistant professor in the veterinary school, was arrested last week. He's charged with…

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