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Alabama News

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.

Op-Ed: Silence over Shuler's arrest, beating, heaps shame on media

Columbiana - The so-called "liberal" media should hang its head in shame over its silence in response to the beating, arrest, and jailing without bond of liberal blogger Roger Shuler.

Review: The birth of Muscle Shoals sound hits the UK

Muscle Shoals - Most people have heard of the Motown Sound, a reference to sixties soul music, but what about the Muscle Shoals Sound? A documentary retelling the birth of Alabama's Muscle Shoals Sound is set to change that.

Op-Ed: Blogger's arrest, beating, followed other 'legal' intimidation

Columbiana - Roger Shuler, attorney, blogger, owner of the Legal Schnauzer blog, was apparently victimized on other occasions by Alabama authorities because of his writing about what he alleges is systematic corruption in that state.

Op-Ed: Alabama attorney jailed after writing stories about ex-Gov.'s son

Columbiana - Alabama attorney Roger Shuler, proprietor and chief writer for the Legal Schnauzer blog, is currently cooling his heels in a Shelby County, Alabama, jail cell after being arrested Thursday night.

Op-Ed: Florida Governor's candidate speaks on bullying in Adamek suicide

An Alabama boy, Christian Adamek, hanged himself on October 2, 2013. A week prior, he streaked nude across the field during a football game. He was threatened with arrest and being labeled a sex offender for life.

Alabama gov't agency opens meeting with anti-gay marriage prayer

Montgomery - A state government agency in Alabama opened a meeting last week with a Christian prayer against abortion and gay marriage.

Alabama tops list of PornHub-loving religious US cities

Huntsville - Gallup conducted earlier this year a poll which listed the top 10 most religious US cities. The largest online porn site PornHub.com then ranked these cities in the order of the most PornHub-loving and found that Huntsville, Alabama, topped the list.

Unknown respiratory infection hospitalizes 7 in Alabama, two dead

An unknown respiratory infectious pathogen has hospitalized seven people in southeast Alabama and killed two, sending health officials scrambling to identify the bug.

FBI releases photos, details of Alabama hostage rescue

Midland City - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released photos and new details of the rescue operation that freed the 5-year-old Alabama boy held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker.

Alabama hostage crisis successfully resolved-Suspect deceased

Mobile - After seven days of negotiating, law enforcement saw a decline in hostage negotiations. When they observed a the suspect Jim Dykes holding a gun they assumed that the little boy was in imminent danger. The five year old boy was rescued, and unharmed.

UPDATE 5:27 CST: Kidnapped Alabama boy rescued, suspect killed

Midland City - The six-day hostage standoff in Midland City, Alabama has come to end, leaving the kidnapper dead and the 5-year-old boy safe.

Murdered bus driver remembered as quiet and kind, called a hero

Midland City - The Midland City, Alabama bus driver killed trying to protect his young passengers from an alleged gunman is being hailed as a hero.

Day 3: Alabama boy, 5, continues to be held hostage

Midland City - A 5-year-old Alabama boy who was kidnapped after his school bus driver was shot and killed on Tuesday continues to be held hostage.

Standoff continues: Man shoots bus driver, takes child hostage

Midland City - One man is dead and a child has been taken hostage after a gunman boarded an Alabama school bus, shooting the driver and abducting one child.

Op-Ed: Can Alabama Coach Nick Saban be compared to 'Bear' Bryant?

In only six seasons Alabama football coach Nick Saban has set a new benchmark for excellence, defeating Notre Dame for his third National Championship in four years.

Alabama teen arrested for plotting homemade bomb attack at school

Seale - Alabama officials have arrested a Russell County High School teen who planned to use homemade explosive devises to attack fellow students.

Deadly tornadoes rip through U.S. Deep South on Christmas Day

Mobile - Violent storms raged through much of the southern portion of the United States Christmas day, leaving a path of destruction and at least 5 dead.
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Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women located in Wetumpka  Alabama.
Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women located in Wetumpka, Alabama.
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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.
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A photo of a partially submerged truck in Mobile  Alabama  due to Hurricane Isaac
A photo of a partially submerged truck in Mobile, Alabama, due to Hurricane Isaac
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Damages caused by tornado s that ripped through Mobile  AL on Christmas Day 2012.
Damages caused by tornado's that ripped through Mobile, AL on Christmas Day 2012.
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FBI agents and Dale County negotiators used this pipe to communicate with Jimmy Dykes.
FBI agents and Dale County negotiators used this pipe to communicate with Jimmy Dykes.
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Looking into the cockpit of a U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
Looking into the cockpit of a U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
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At the Vietnam Memorial is a wall of the names of the men and women who died while serving in Vietna...
At the Vietnam Memorial is a wall of the names of the men and women who died while serving in Vietnam.
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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.
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The tail end of the B-52D Stratofortress.
The tail end of the B-52D Stratofortress.
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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.
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The front of the B-52D Stratofortress.
The front of the B-52D Stratofortress.
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Oil in the water along Orange Beach in Alabama
Oil in the water along Orange Beach in Alabama
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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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