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

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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.

Comment period open on $192 million in coastal grants

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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.

Who is Travis Reinking? Suspect in Nashville Waffle House shooting at large; 4 dead

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

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

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

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Huntsville councilman charged with DUI, booked into Madison County Jail

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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

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

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

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

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Here are some of our favorite Southern grannies

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Everyone loves Aunt Bee.

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Priest from Birmingham officiates Barbara Bush funeral

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

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Motorist crashes through brick wall at Chick-fil-A in Birmingham's Five Points South

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Police said the driver suffered a medical event that caused the crash. No one inside the Southside restaurant was injured.

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Fisherman finds body in Jefferson County lake; investigation underway

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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.

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Man threatens to jump from Gadsden's Noccalula Falls

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

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Hiawatha Robinson murder conviction upheld by appeals court

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Robinson was convicted of sodomizing and murdering his 8-year-old daughter.

Saturday, Apr 21

The week Down in Alabama, and it smells so good

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

Romaine lettuce warning: CDC expands warning; restaurants pull salads from menu

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising people to toss out all kinds of romaine lettuce unless they are certain it didn't come from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

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

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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

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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'

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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 ...

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Tuesday, Apr 17

Alabama evangelist jailed on 7 new felony child sex charges involving 4 more victims

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Acton Bowen, the 37-year-old Gadsden native and found of Acton Bowen Outreach Ministries, was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center shortly before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Jail records show Bowen is charged with two counts of second…

Former Miss America and new wife 'felt so blessed'

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When Deidre Downs was crowned Miss America more than a decade ago, the idea of legalized gay marriage and Miss America later marrying her same-sex partner in Alabama would have been an unimaginable future.

The hidden lake: a primordial secret found

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While typing the above, a tiny prothonotary warbler landed on a cypress right by the boat. I started watching him sing and could hear another answering, with the same, "sweet-sweet-sweet" call. After a moment, a red-shouldered hawk shot…