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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.

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.
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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.
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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The tail end of the B-52D Stratofortress.
The tail end 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.
A statue of a Vietnam Vet. reading the list of those who did not return from the Vietname war.
A statue of a Vietnam Vet. reading the list of those who did not return from the Vietname war.
DISASTER: Boats equipped with water cannons fight the devastating fire at the Deepwater Horizon dril...
DISASTER: Boats equipped with water cannons fight the devastating fire at the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
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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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Adam Hood
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WEATHER: A city bus makes its way up Hillsborough Street on a snowy day in Raleigh  North Carolina  ...
WEATHER: A city bus makes its way up Hillsborough Street on a snowy day in Raleigh, North Carolina, in October.
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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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Toomer s Corner at Auburn University.
Toomer's Corner at Auburn University.
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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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Trained specialists carefully clean an oiled bird at the International Bird Rescue Research Center i...
Trained specialists carefully clean an oiled bird at the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Theodore, AL
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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.
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.