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Out-Trumping Trump in closely-watched Alabama Senate race

Washington - President Donald Trump galloped to victory as the quintessentialanti-Washington champion. But today he backs the establishment candidate in a Senate race against a more Trumpist Republican whose right-wing rebellion has made him the frontrunner.

Eddy Stewart talks 'American Ninja Warrior' Season 9 experience Special

Alabama firefighter Eddy Stewart took some time from his busy schedule to chat with Digital Journal about his experience on the ninth season of "American Ninja Warrior."

Review: Eddy Stewart makes it to semifinals on 'American Ninja Warrior' Special

Daytona Beach - Alabama firefighter Eddy Stewart appeared in the qualifying round of the ninth season of the reality sports competition "American Ninja Warrior" in Daytona.

'The Songwriter' Bobby Tomberlin steps out as a solo artist Special

Nashville - The Grammy, CMA and ACM nominee was given his first publishing contract by Mel Tillis and is currently a staff songwriter for CURB Music Publishing in Nashville. He filled Digital Journal in on his current flurry of activity.

Alabama pipeline has reopened after explosion last week

Colonial Pipeline Company has announced the pipeline that exploded in Alabama last week is now back in service as of 5:45 a.m. EST Sunday morning.

Warden, guard injured in Alabama prison riot posted on Facebook

Atmore - A prison in Alabama was placed on lockdown Saturday when a riot involving about 100 inmates erupted, according to the state Corrections Department. The warden and a guard were stabbed in the melee at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility.

N.J. gas station keeps $3.98 gas price despite cheaper gas nearby

Voorhees - Residents of this New Jersey town are asking why one local gas station is charging $3.98 per gallon when other nearby stations, including one across the street, are charging $1.79. The $3.98 price at the Lukoil station has stayed the same since August.

Is Alabama trying to disenfranchise black voters?

Montgomery - After enacting a strict voter identification law that has disproportionately affected black people, Alabama is closing 31 DMV offices, including those in every single county where blacks comprise more than 75 percent of registered voters.

Students in Alabama will be required to learn about evolution

Alabama is updating its science standards to require students to learn about climate change and to understand evolution.

Review: 'Go Set a Watchman' — An incoherent, frustrating first draft Special

It's a mistake to read Harper Lee's “Go Set a Watchman” as a proper sequel to her 1960 classic “To Kill a Mockingbird." Fans would best approach it as a curio, as a wildly uneven first draft with too few moments of real inspiration.

Deontay Wilder goes past four rounds, knocks out Molina in 9th

Heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder scored another knockout victory against Mexican-American Eric Molina moments ago at the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama

Review: Chicago Tribune reporter writes about elusive author Harper Lee Special

For over 50 years elusive Pulitzer prize winning author Harper Lee has not granted any interviews until now. Or at least she allowed a Chicago Tribune reporter, Marja Mills into her home to visit. The result is a book called, "The Mockingbird Next Door."

Alabama Wal-Mart manager punched in face by shoplifter, loses job

Prattville - Don Watson thought he was just doing what he was supposed to do when he chased down and confronted a shoplifter who was stealing buggies chock full of merchandise from a Wal-Mart in Prattville, Alabama last month.

Brutal weather forces homeless people off the street in east

Huntsville - Got homeless? The eastern U.S. has stumbled upon one way to solve the problem, short of actually spending enough money, that is; winter.

True survivor Ray Johnston talks country music Special

Digital Journal chats to the very positive-minded leader of the Ray Johnston Band about his recently released new album, the excellent No Bad Days.

Alabama man allegedly robs 4 Subway stores, blames 'Jared Diet'

Fairfield - An Alabama man has been arrested by police after allegedly robbing four Subway stores in four days, saying he was upset that the "Jared Diet" didn't work for him.

Op-Ed: FSU near-upset shows uncertain College Football Playoff rankings

Second-ranked Florida State remained unbeaten and situated on the inside of the College Football Playoff with a double-digit come-from-behind victory Thursday against the Louisville Cardinals.

Interview with country singer Adam Hood Special

Digital Journal discusses a number of topics with the inventive singer-songwriter from Alabama, including his new album, having his songs cut by Lee Ann Womack and his ongoing friendship with Miranda Lambert.

Three dead, including shooter at UPS facility in Alabama

Birmingham - Three people were killed Tuesday morning, including the suspected gunman, in a shooting incident at a warehouse next to the UPS offices at 4601 Inglenook Lane, Birmingham, Alabama.

Review: Alabama remarkable on 'Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites' Special

Country group Alabama will be releasing their new "Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition" album on September 8.

Alabama man finds poisonous snake in toilet

A construction worker in Alabama found a "poisonous" snake in a toilet and cut his bathroom break short as a result. While the police and a wildlife ecologist disagree on what type of snake the man saw, he is thankful a police officer removed it.

KKK increasing recruitment efforts in several states

Montgomery - Residents in Tallahassee were horrified when they woke up to leaflets left on their property overnight by a faction of the Ku Klux Klan.

Video: The U.S. national prison problem

We hear a lot of talk about the United States prison system not being up to par with the rest of the world. This article is a collection of evidence that the problem exists and the factors that contribute to it.

'Toxic mix of problems' used to describe Alabama state prisons

In Alabama, prisoners are being stabbed in their cells while sleeping because cell doors don't lock. Overcrowding, under funding, wardens that don't care, and drug-dealing guards whom allegedly order hits on inmates if crossed make for a toxic mix.

Woman unscathed after being ran over by a train

Salem - On Wednesday, a 22-year-old woman from Salem, Alabama survived the dubious distinction of being ran over by a train without sustaining any injuries.

8th grader suspended for refusing to take Common Core test

Huntsville - In a bold act of civil disobedience, 14-year-old Alyssa McKinney was suspended from Whitesburg Middle School in Huntsville, Alabama after refusing three times to participate in standardized Common Core testing.

Alabama Supreme Court chief advocates for Christian theocracy

Tacoma - The Chief Justice of Alabama's Supreme Court received a standing ovation after recently advocating for a Christian theocracy in the United States and suggesting that the First Amendment only applies to Christians.

Author Harper Lee settles lawsuit with museum

Mobile - Harper Lee, author of "To Kill A Mockingbird," has settled a federal lawsuit she filed last year against a museum in her Alabama hometown for exploiting her name.

Ex-Christian youth minister arrested, accused of sodomizing boy

Sheffield - A former Alabama Christian minister has been arrested and accused of sexually abusing boys who were members of his church youth group in the mid-1990s.

Convicted Alabama child rapist to serve no prison time

Athens - An Alabama man convicted of raping the teenage daughter of a family friend will be punished with probation instead of prison time.
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U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
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Looking into the cockpit of a U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
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A U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat.
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Toomer's Corner at Auburn University.
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Dale Peterson  Candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.
 The Cowboy  stops to enjo...
Dale Peterson, Candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. "The Cowboy" stops to enjoy fresh, fried pork rinds at the 13th annual Sweet Tater Festival at Dowling Memorial Park in Crane Hill on Labor Day weekend.
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Colonial Pipeline spill: Aerial photo of two of the three mine water retention ponds at the incident...
Colonial Pipeline spill: Aerial photo of two of the three mine water retention ponds at the incident site. The retention pond on the right is where the gasoline has been contained. — September 15, 2016.
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The front of the B-52D Stratofortress.
The front of the B-52D Stratofortress.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
The view of the Vietnam War Memorial which was dedicated in 1998 to the men and women of Alabama who...
The view of the Vietnam War Memorial which was dedicated in 1998 to the men and women of Alabama who battled in Vietnam.
Inside a Birmingham DMV office.
Inside a Birmingham DMV office.
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A propeller from the USS Alabama Battleship on display on the park grounds.
A propeller from the USS Alabama Battleship on display on the park grounds.
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WEATHER: A city bus makes its way up Hillsborough Street on a snowy day in Raleigh, North Carolina, in October.
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Lawyer and blogger Roger Shuler was arrested in Shelby County  Alabama  for contempt of court and re...
Lawyer and blogger Roger Shuler was arrested in Shelby County, Alabama, for contempt of court and resisting arrest, after writing unflattering stories about the son of a former Alabama governor and other political operatives. He somehow got a swollen left face during the arrest.
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Trained specialists carefully clean an oiled bird at the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Theodore, AL
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