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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.
In the Media by Mike White

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.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

'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.
In the Media by Karen Graham

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.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

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.
In the Media by William M. Schmalfeldt - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain

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.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Thom W. Conroy

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Suspect arrested after nightclub shooting kills two Americans

A shooting late Friday evening left two people dead at a night club in Hoover, Alabama. Police say the attack was targeted.
In the Media by Al Boe - 1 comment

4 dead, 4 injured in two separate Alabama shootings

Birmingham - Police in Birmingham, Alabama received a call at approximately 4:00 a.m. on Saturday stating there was a male subject with a gun in St. Vincent's Hospital.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Alabama woman savagely beaten, allegedly by girlfriend's brother

Mobile - Friends and family of a young Alabama woman who was brutally beaten, allegedly by her girlfriend's brother, on Thanksgiving claim she was attacked because the man did not approve of their lesbian relationship.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment
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The tail end of the B-52D Stratofortress.
The tail end of the B-52D Stratofortress.
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FBI agents and Dale County negotiators used this pipe to communicate with Jimmy Dykes.
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FBI agents and Dale County negotiators used this pipe to communicate with Jimmy Dykes.
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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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B-52D Stratofortress cabin
B-52D Stratofortress cabin
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Oak Memorial at Auburn University.  Auburn  Ala.  Feb. 17  2011
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Oak Memorial at Auburn University. Auburn, Ala. Feb. 17, 2011
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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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Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women located in Wetumpka  Alabama.
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Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women located in Wetumpka, Alabama.
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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.
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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 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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A U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat.
A U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat.
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The front of the B-52D Stratofortress.
The front of the B-52D Stratofortress.
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The cannons are still in perfect condition with their tourets.
The cannons are still in perfect condition with their tourets.
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Lawyer and blogger Roger Shuler was arrested in Shelby County  Alabama  for contempt of court and re...
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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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FBI agents and Dale County Sheriff’s deputies secure the residence where a 5-year-old child was re...
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FBI agents and Dale County Sheriff’s deputies secure the residence where a 5-year-old child was rescued after being held hostage for almost one week.
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