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Update: Holt standoff ends without incident Sunday

A man wanted in Tuscaloosa on drug charges was arrested without incident Sunday after he barricaded himself inside a home near the old Holt High School in Holt. Lafarr Coleman, 31, had barricaded himself inside the home after law enforcement…

Weekly gas roundup: Prices up 11.6 cents in Alabama

Average gas prices in Alabama rose 11.6 cents per gallon over the past week, up to an average of $3.28 a gallon as of Monday, according to GasBuddy‘s survey of 3,348 gas stations in Alabama. Prices in Alabama are 38.1…

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Should federal grants favor highway repair over expansion?

By JEFF McMURRAY Associated Press Advocates for highway construction are concerned their projects are getting shortchanged in the competition for grant money under the new infrastructure law. The Department of Transportation is expected to formally announce the law's first Mega…

Baby girl found abandoned in Florida an hour after birth

The Associated Press MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida baby is safe after being found abandoned outdoors about an hour after being born. The Polk County sheriff's office said the girl was wrapped in a blanket and still attached to…

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Update: Holt standoff ends without incident Sunday

A man wanted in Tuscaloosa on drug charges was arrested without incident Sunday after he barricaded himself inside a home near the old Holt High School in Holt. Lafarr Coleman, 31, had barricaded himself inside the home after law enforcement…

Tuscaloosa's Most Wanted: Jan. 25, 2023

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating some of Tuscaloosa’s Most Wanted. Brandi Jo Watkins, 44, is last known to be living in the area of Frank Lary…

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New COVID strain XBB.1.5 is now most prominent strain

With a new COVID strain getting around the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) says now is the time to get up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccinations. The COVID-19 vaccine and the new bivalent boosters are important for your maximum protection…

Long COVID: Could mono virus or fat cells be playing roles?

The Associated Press A British historian, an Italian archaeologist and an American preschool teacher share a prominent pandemic bond: They’re each credited with describing, naming and helping bring long COVID into the public’s consciousness in early 2020. They all still…

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