Alabama

Alabama sets February execution date for man in 1991 killing

51-year-old Willie B Smith III abducted Johnson at gunpoint in October 1991 as she waited to use an ATM machine in Birmingham, forced her into the car trunk and withdrew USD 80 using her bank card.

published on : 2nd December 2020

60-year-old tortoise returns home after escaping Alabama pen

Harris found out what had happened after using social media to spread the word about Sparkplug, but there was still the matter of finding the tortoise on the land where he'd been released.

published on : 27th October 2020

Alabama voters could remove racist phrases from state's Constitution

While eradicating overt racism might seem like a logical move in 2020, approval isn't a given: Voters in the majority white, conservative state have rejected similar proposals twice since 2000.

published on : 24th October 2020

Hurricane Sally blasts ashore in Alabama with punishing rain

The storm made landfall at 4:45 a.m. near Gulf Shores after raking the Gulf Coast with hurricane-force winds and rain from Pensacola Beach, Florida, westward to Dauphin Island, Alabama, for hours.

published on : 16th September 2020

Man indicted in sale of 'homemade', untested Cancer drugs

Prosecutors said Bishop claimed the drugs, which contained a compound he purchased from a Chinese manufacturer, were effective cancer treatments.

published on : 28th August 2020

40 people infected with coronavirus after church event: Alabama Baptist church pastor

The pastor says the churchgoers, including himself, tested positive after the congregation held a series of religious services featuring a guest pastor over the course of several days last week.

published on : 27th July 2020

US jobless rates fell in 24 states, record lows in five

The Labor Department's report on state unemployment showed rates fell in 19 other states, a positive sign for U.S. economic growth.

published on : 22nd December 2017