#Alabama

  • University returns $21.5M from donor who urged students to boycott abortion law!

    The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back $21.5 million from a philanthropist who urged students to boycott the school over the state‘s controversial abortion law, and then promptly removed his name from the campus’ law school named in his honor. Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. said the school was punishing him for...
  • Alabama passes bill requiring chemical castration for certain child molesters!

    An Alabama measure that would require certain child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration before being released from prison is awaiting the governor’s signature. The bill, known as HB 379, was introduced by Republican state Rep. Steve Hurst and targets child sex offenders whose offenses involve anyone under 13, according to the legislation. “They have marked...
  • Alabama Senate passes bill banning nearly all abortions!

    Alabama’s state Senate passed a controversial bill on Tuesday that would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state and make performing one a felony unless the mother’s health is at risk. The bill will make the punishment for performing abortions up to 99 years or life in prison, although the...
  • Trump pays his respects to 23 killed by Alabama tornado

    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit crosses at Providence Baptist Church in Smiths Station, Ala., Friday, March 8, 2019, as they travel to tour areas where tornados killed 23 people in Lee County, Ala. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) BEAUREGARD, Ala. – Head bowed, President Donald Trump paid respects...
  • 23 dead, dozens missing in tornado-blasted Alabama community

    Rescue crews searched for victims Monday amid the splintered lumber and twisted metal where homes once stood, after the deadliest U.S. tornado in nearly six years ripped through a rural Alabama community. At least 23 people were killed, some of them children. Dozens remained missing in Lee County nearly...
  • Schools System Error…Superintendent sends high school freshmen back to 8th grade

    Last week, several freshmen in Bessemer were set to begin the journey of navigating the new world of high school…or so they thought. By Friday, they were back in middle school, thanks to a mix-up involving a program that was supposed to help them succeed. The parents of a...
  • Falcons draft another Alabama receiver, Calvin Ridley

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons went with another Alabama receiver for their offensive arsenal, picking Calvin Ridley with the 26th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. Ridley will join Julio Jones to provide an additional deep target for quarterback Matt Ryan in an...
  • Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation’s first memorial to the victims of lynching Thursday in Alabama. Hundreds lined up in the rain to get a first look at the memorial and museum in Montgomery. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice...
  • Police shoot, kill Alabama man wanted for slaying of trombone player

    Pennsylvania authorities say a man wanted for gunning down a Florida trombone player as she left orchestra practice has been killed after he pulled a gun on officers trying to make a traffic stop. State police say troopers tried to stop Steven Brooks late Thursday for erratic driving in...