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Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama: What's open, what's closed for state holiday


Monday, April 23 is Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama, meaning state offices are closed.

Watch multiple videos of possible tornado in Fort Walton Beach area


National Weather Service has received several reports of tornadoes on Sunday, and two have been confirmed so far.

Outrage growing over black woman's arrest in Alabama Waffle House by white police officers


The treatment of a 25-year-old black Mobile woman who was arrested early Sunday morning inside a Waffle House in Saraland by white Saraland Police officers is quickly driving outrage in Alabama and beyond.

2-year-old Bessemer girl killed by exercise weight; father charged


Ira Reid was arrested on the scene and admitted to causing the injuries. He was charged with Murder, Shooting or Throwing a Dangerous Object into a Vehicle, Domestic Violence 2nd Degree, and Domestic Violence 3rd Degree.

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Here are the 3 finalists for Birmingham police chief


The Birmingham mayor's office on Sunday released the names of the three finalists for police chief.


Box office: 'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' maintain top spots


It's another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation "A Quiet Place" finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage." This time buzz had the slight advantage.


Channing Tatum shares love of Crimson Tide, motorcyles, vodka at IndyCar race

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Channing Tatum serves as grand marshal for Sunday's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.

Huntsville councilman charged with DUI, booked into Madison County Jail


Huntsville Councilman Will Culver was arrested Sunday morning, charged with DUI and booked into the Madison County Jail.

Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson after Sylvester Stallone call


President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering granting a pardon to late boxer Jack Johnson after a call from "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone.


Travis Reinking: Nashville Waffle House suspect once arrested outside White House; victims named


Police in Nashville are searching for Travis Reinking in connection to a deadly shooting at a Waffle House that left four dead.

After tragic murders, shootings, Mobile's crime rate could hit 5 year high


Recent shootings raise concern whether the city can achieve official's goal of making Mobile the safest city in America by 2020.


Black University of Alabama students say cancelled Jared Taylor event a bittersweet victory


Uncomfortable feelings still remain for some black University of Alabama students after the school cancelled an event hosting white nationalist Jared Taylor.

Here are some of our favorite Southern grannies


Everyone loves Aunt Bee.


Comment period open on $192 million in coastal grants


After announcing its recommendation of $315 million in grants for Baldwin and Mobile counties, the state Recovery Council has now opened the public comment period for a large portion of them.

How Alabama could become 'Ground Zero' in renewed battle over Confederate symbols


Historians and social activists believe Alabama's defense a monument-protection law, signed last year, could place the state in the middle of an ongoing debate over whether symbols of the Confederacy.

Sunday, Apr 22

Priest from Birmingham officiates Barbara Bush funeral


Russell J. Levenson Jr. graduated from Birmingham Southern College.

Fisherman finds body in Jefferson County lake; investigation underway


The discovery was made about 4 p.m. Deputies responded to the 300 block of Willow Avenue and then were taken by boat to the remote location.

Saturday, Apr 21

Man threatens to jump from Gadsden's Noccalula Falls


A crowd of people stood near the Noccalula statue and watched as the man spoke to police, who stood at the fence.

The week Down in Alabama, and it smells so good


Here are some of the most Alabama things that happened this past week.

'They lied to us:' Investigator says sheriff's office was untruthful in probe of warden, blogger


The testimony came during a hearing in the criminal case of Leon Bradley, the longtime Morgan County warden who was fired after Sheriff Ana Franklin said he leaked information to blogger Glenda Lockhart.

Friday, Apr 20

Eric Mackey is named Alabama state superintendent


In a 5-to-4 vote, the Alabama Board of Education named Eric Mackey the new state superintendent, over Craig Pouncey.

Should America try a buy-back program to reduce gun violence? 'Guns: An American Conversation'


Australia reduced firearm suicides and homicides after a firearm buy-back program. Should America try something similar?

Is it really the Eagles without Glenn Frey? Yes, but ...


Missing the late musician is simply part of the experience now, as the Eagles proved during an April 19 performance in Birmingham.

Sewage problems still plague Uniontown after $4.8 million in repairs


"They are just asking for basic service, water and sewer," U.S. Rep Terri Sewell said.

Thursday, Apr 19

Walter Leroy Moody executed for 1989 bombing that killed Judge Robert Vance


Moody became the oldest inmate executed in the United States since the return of executions in the 1970s.

Abuse claims made against interim Birmingham police chief week before he stepped down


The request was made against 55-year-old Orlando Wilson by the mother of his two children. She filed the request on April 11 in Jefferson County Family Court, and the records were made public in the online court system on Tuesday. A judge…

Cool Spaces: This live-work building in Crestwood makes artists' dreams come true


A brick building at the corner of 49th Place South and Fifth Avenue South in Birmingham has become a hub of artistic activity, a home for two creative makers, a center for community building and an entertainment destination that's starting…

GOP gubernatorial debate goes beyond Kay Ivey's absence


Tommy Battle, Scott Dawson and Bill Hightower say they expect runoff in Republican primary, tell personal stories during forum sponsored by Reckon by AL.com.

Wednesday, Apr 18

Why a lack of GOP enthusiasm could benefit Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's campaign


With the sitting governor, Kay Ivey, absent from another debate, the three Republican challengers arrive to the Lyric Fine Arts Theatre Wednesday looking to stoke enthusiasm ahead of the June 5 primary.

'Why my dad?' Judge recalls father's legacy as bomber's execution nears


Bob Vance recently sat down with Al.com for an interview about his father, the investigation, and why he won't witness this week's execution of the man convicted in the bombing.

Alabama bride got wedding day advice from Barbara Bush


Later, when people asked what the highlight of her wedding day was, Nannette Smith Sheaffer would say it was meeting Barbara Bush.

Reckon by AL.com hosts GOP gubernatorial debate tonight


The debate will be televised by Birmingham television station ABC 33/40 and Huntsville's WHNT, and also streamed live on Reckon's Facebook page and on AL.com.