NEW YORK (AP) — Rarely have past and present mingled in a documentary the way they do in “Descendant,” a nonfiction account of the last known ship to bring African captives to the American South for enslavement.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Power Co. will pay $75,000 in fines and stop burning coal in a unit that released too much hydrochloric acid at a generating plant north of Mobile under an agreement with state environmental regulators.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The oldest Roman Catholic college in the Southeast, Spring Hill College, will begin the search for a new president after its current one announced his retirement.
E. Joseph Lee, who has served as interim or permanent president of the school near Mobile since 2018, plans to step down in December, Spring Hill said in an announcement Friday.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Amtrak is taking steps to prepare train stations for eventual passenger service along the Mississippi Gulf Coast if the route is eventually approved.
Passenger rail service on the Gulf Coast route is in a holding pattern for now, WLOX-TV reported.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of using a ninja-style sword to kill his mother and wound two other relatives was transferred to the county jail following his release from a hospital.
Damien Washam, 23, sat in a wheelchair as he was taken into the Mobile County Sheriff's Office for questioning before being sent to the county jail, WALA-TV reported.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A record number of children are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Alabama, health officials said Friday as the state's largest public school district prepared to switch to virtual classes because so many staffers are out.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man's remains were found eight feet under an abandoned home in Alabama and likely were there more than two years, authorities said.
The remains, which have yet to be identified, were discovered Thursday in the Georgetown community in western Mobile County, Mobile County Sheriff's Sgt.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The New York Jets and Detroit Lions will get an up-close look at some of college football's top players at the Senior Bowl.
The coaching staffs of both teams were assigned by NFL Football Operations on Tuesday to lead the all-star squads for the game in Mobile, Alabama, on Feb.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man awaiting a state trial in the 2018 death of an Alabama police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday on federal weapons charges.
Marco Perez faces a state capital murder charge in the 2018 death of Mobile police officer Sean Tuder.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A nearly $232 million project funded mostly by Norfolk Southern Corp. will upgrade rail transportation between the Port of Mobile and central Alabama, the governor's office said Tuesday.
CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city will have a new police chief next month after a four month search that began shortly after the previous chief resigned.
Citronelle Mayor Jason String, in a Facebook post Wednesday, announced that he and the City Council had selected Chris McLean to replace John Norris, who resigned Sept.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Researchers studying the wreckage of the last U.S. slave ship, buried in mud on the Alabama coast since it was scuttled in 1860, have made the surprising discovery that most of the wooden schooner remains intact, including the pen that was used to imprison African captives during the brutal journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman pleaded guilty to charges of helping prepare dozens of fraudulent applications for federal pandemic relief funds involving more than $1 million, news outlets reported.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A southwest Alabama sheriff and a state House member are again jousting over whether the state should abolish permits to carry concealed handguns.
AL.com reports that Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran spoke before the Mobile County Commission last week endorsing a resolution to keep permits.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Officials on the Alabama coast have resurrected a plan to build a massive Interstate 10 bridge across the Mobile River and expand the highway across Mobile Bay, voting Wednesday to push the project ahead without the large tolls that doomed the plan two years ago.
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Navy divers are trying to remove jet fuel from a water shaft near Hawaii's Pearl Harbor after people using the water in their homes reported becoming sick.
Divers are making progress and are now “skimming” contaminants that floated to the surface, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama man jailed on a public drunkenness charge in Mississippi has been found dead in his cell.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that police in Pascagoula, Mississippi, arrested the 63-year-old man Saturday and he was found unresponsive in a cell that night.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida defensive end Zach Carter is opting out of the team’s bowl game to begin preparing for the NFL draft.
Carter made his announcement on social media Friday, thanking coaches from two regimes, fans, teammates and relatives.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Statues of Hank Aaron and other local heroes who made the baseball and football Halls of Fame are planned for a public space celebrating the heritage of the city of Mobile.
The Hall of Fame Courtyard is aimed at drawing more people to the city's riverfront, Al.com reported.
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Indiana-based shoe retailer has purchased a family-owned Alabama company that operates shoe stores in five states across the Southeast in a $67 million deal.
Shoe Carnival Inc., with headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, said Friday it had acquired the Mobile-based Shoe Station Inc.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Mobile found a 44-year-old mother unconscious in a parking lot and later found her 6-year-old son dead in her home, authorities said.
Officers initially found the woman unconscious in a vehicle outside an At Home Furniture Store late Wednesday morning, Mobile police said.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman who says she was falsely arrested for shoplifting at a Walmart and then threatened by the company after her case was dismissed has been awarded $2.1 million in damages.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities are investigating after a woman was shot in the legs while driving on Interstate 10 in Mobile.
According to police, a woman was driving on I-10 at around 10 p.m.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police say a premature fetus was found Wednesday night at a wastewater treatment facility in Mobile, according to police.
A worker with the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System discovered the fetus in a machine that screens wastewater at the plant, news outlets reported.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — New Orleans music group Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be the headline band as MoonPie Over Mobile on New Year’s Eve.
Event organizers made the announcement Wednesday in Mobile.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Liz Dowe Filmore will replace Jo Bonner as Gov. Kay Ivey's chief of staff, becoming the first female to hold the position in Alabama, Ivey's office said Monday.
Filmore, previously the top deputy in the position, has been an advisor to Ivey since 2013, when she worked on Ivey's re-election campaign for lieutenant governor.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Nearly two years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Carnival Cruise Lines is restarting operations in Mobile.
Carnival said Thursday that all 22 of its U.S.-based ships will be back in operation by March 2022, with the Carnival Sensation sailing out of Mobile on March 5, the first Saturday of the month, AL.com reported.
LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey and other officials held a ceremony Friday to break ground on a project to construct a four-lane highway spanning rural western Alabama from north to south.
Expected to cost some $758 million over five years, the West Alabama Corridor project will provide an interstate-type highway that will eventually connect Mobile and Tuscaloosa.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey's chief of staff, former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, was named president of the University of South Alabama on Wednesday over two candidates with more degrees and experience in higher education.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — With cases of COVID-19 on the decline yet still less than half the state's residents fully vaccinated, plans are underway for next year's Mardi Gras celebration in Mobile with parades, float and balls.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear appeals from two doctors who were convicted of illegally distributing pain medication after writing thousands of prescriptions in short periods.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A federal jury in Louisiana convicted an Alabama man on Tuesday of creating child pornography by coercing a girl under age 12 to send him sexually explicit images of herself.
William Malone, 45, of Mobile, was convicted in Lafayette on five counts of producing child pornography and two related charges, federal prosecutors said in a news release.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama apartment complex was paid a visit by an unusual guest as children were coming home from school Monday afternoon: an alligator that crawled out of a storm drain.
Kenisha Miller and her boyfriend, Anthony Patterson, told WKRG-TV that they were driving home when they stopped to do a double-take in a downtown Mobile neighborhood.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The mayors of Alabama's 10 largest cities are holding two days of meetings in the capital to discuss legislative priorities and other issues.
A statement from the city of Montgomery says Mayor Steven Reed will play host for the gathering, which begins Sunday and continues Monday.
TROY, Ala. (AP) — A football player at Troy University was arrested on a charge of interfering in the search for a man accused in a shooting that injured five people during a high school football game in Mobile, authorities said.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A dispute between two groups from two weeks earlier sparked a shooting that injured five people during a high school football game in Alabama, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Three teens accused of attempted murder initially entered the game between Vigor and Williamson high schools unarmed but then left and two returned with guns once metal detectors were removed from Ladd-Peebles Stadium, prosecutor Jennifer Wright told a hearing, news outlets reported.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police on Monday released the name of a third man wanted in an Alabama shooting that wounded two adults and three teenagers outside a high school football game.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a 19-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded five people near a stadium where a high school football game was being played.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Four people were wounded in a shooting near a high school football game in Alabama, police said.
The shooting happened Friday night near the exit ramp at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, police Chief Paul Prine told reporters.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Longtime residents of the Mobile community called “Africatown USA” recall the days when it was a beehive of activity, with Black descendants of the last slave ship to land in the United States tending gardens, running businesses and filling churches.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jurors acquitted a man on a federal charge in the slaying of an Alabama police officer in 2019 but convicted him on two lesser weapons charges.
Marco Perez, who still faces a state capital murder charge in the killing of Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder, was found not guilty of obstructing justice by killing a witness.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Voters elected a living challenger over a deceased incumbent, who still managed to garner a sizeable chunk of the vote, in a runoff Tuesday for the Mobile City Council.
News outlets report that William Carroll defeated deceased Mobile City Council member Levon Manzie.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The top Roman Catholic church official for south Alabama, Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, tested positive for COVID-19 and is quarantining at home, the church said Tuesday.
While Rodi's flu-like symptoms were mild, everyone who came in close contact with him has been notified, according to a statement by the Archdiocese of Mobile.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman whose 9-month-old daughter died has filed suit against the hospital where she was born claiming it did not disclose that its computer systems had been crippled by a cyberattack, which resulted in diminished care that resulted in the baby's death.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Three Mississippi cities and Birmingham, Alabama have been awarded grants to improve their train stations ahead of the planned return of Amtrak service to the Gulf Coast.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A woman has been charged with reckless endangerment after her gun went off as she was attacked by two other women in a Walmart in Mobile, authorities said.
The gunshot struck her relative — a 5-year-old boy — in the foot on Tuesday, Al.com reported.