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Southern Wheels Car Club hosts event to help child abuse victims - The Southern Wheels Car Club will host the "T-Town Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcyle Show" from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the back parking lot at University Mall. 24020
March 31st, 2014
Alabamians rush to make Monday health insurance deadline - MONTGOMERY | Hundreds of Alabamians rushed to meet the Monday night deadline to sign up for health insurance under the federal health care law. 24019
March 31st, 2014
3 Tuscaloosa restaurants still alive in Alabama Barbecue Bracket Quest for the Best competition - Barbecue fans have until 2 p.m. Tuesday to vote for their favorite pork, chicken, ribs and sauce as part of a competition organized by the state tourism department. Three restaurants with Tuscaloosa ties — Dreamland, Jim 'N Nick's BBQ and Full Moon BBQ — are still in the running in the Alabama Barbecue Bracket Quest for the Best competition. 24018
March 31st, 2014
Alabama governor still pushes for 2 percent pay raise for school employees - MONTGOMERY | Gov. Robert Bentley says he still hopes to get a 2 percent pay raise approved for public school employees. 24017
March 31st, 2014
Health care website stumbles on last day - WASHINGTON | The Obama administration says a new technical problem is preventing last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day. 24016
March 31st, 2014
Attorney General's Office raids Greenetrack, seizes more than 1000 gambling machines - Authorities seized more than 1,000 gambling machines and cash during early morning raids at Greenetrack and other entertainment venues in Greene County 24015
March 31st, 2014
GOP has opportunity to draw congressional lines - MONTGOMERY | When Republicans took control of the Alabama Legislature in 2010, they also won the right to control the once-in-a -decade process of redrawing congressional district lines. 24014
March 31st, 2014
Troy wants more students to study abroad - TROY | Troy University wants to give more students a chance to study abroad. 24013
March 31st, 2014
Work starting as Auburn rebuilds Toomer's Corner - AUBURN | Auburn University is starting work on a revamped Toomer's Corner. 24012
March 31st, 2014
Judge to hold trial on Alabama abortion law - MONTGOMERY | A federal judge considering the constitutionality of a new Alabama abortion law said Monday he will hold a trial on whether the law creates a substantial obstacle to abortion by requiring abortion clinic doctors to have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals. 24011
March 31st, 2014
Tuscaloosa City Council agenda for April 1 - The Tuscaloosa City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 2201 University Blvd. The following items will be on the agenda. 24010
March 31st, 2014
Tuscaloosa Federal Building advances in March Madness-type battle over 'green' energy features - The Tuscaloosa Federal Building defeated Pittsburgh's William S. Moorhead Federal Building 52-48 in March Madness-type voting Wednesday, advancing to the second round of the U.S. General Services Administration's Federal Building Challenge. 24009
March 31st, 2014
Insurers ponder 2015 prices as Obamacare enrollment deadline looms - LOS ANGELES | After months of head counts for Obamacare, it is the medical bills that will start to matter now. Even before enrollment closes today, California has far exceeded its initial goals for signing up people under the Affordable Care Act. Although the sheer volume of 1.1 million policyholders is impressive for a brand new government program, the number of sicker patients is what’s likely to draw the most attention. How sick they are and the size of their medical bills will be front and center in the weeks to come as insurers begin drawing up next year’s insurance rates, which will become public this summer. 24008
March 31st, 2014
Rural residents confront higher health care costs - Health care has always been more expensive in far-flung communities, where actuarial insurance data show fewer doctors, specialists and hospitals, as well as older residents in need of more health care services. But the rural-urban cost divide has been exacerbated by the Affordable Care Act. 24007
March 31st, 2014
Police: Man dead after shooting at Georgia university - COLUMBUS, Ga. | A man was shot and fatally wounded by campus police on Sunday near student apartments at Georgia's Columbus State University after they responded to reports that someone had been seen loading a gun, campus authorities said. 24006
March 31st, 2014
Former star athlete triumphs after accident - DECATUR | Pushing through the crowd of emergency responders, Royal Carpenter yelled frantically for his daughter, the teenager he often called “gym rat” at Hatton High where he coached. She was lying on a gurney and he could hear her talking. 24005
March 31st, 2014
Looking Back: March 31 - 50 years ago this week: Deaths this week included retired Tuscaloosa businessman Sterling S. Harris. Harris' grandfather was Gen. Sterling A. Wood, a Confederate general during the Civil War. Also, Mrs. Watt A. Henderson, 77, president and principal stockholder of Hardin's Bakery, died. She was the daughter of Jack Hardin and Nanny Bealle Hardin and a graduate of the old Baptist Central Female College. 24004
March 31st, 2014
Man charged with vehicular homicide after crash on Hugh Thomas Bridge; juvenile passenger treated for injuries - Investigators said that a man was driving drunk when he crashed his vehicle on the Hugh Thomas Bridge Sunday, killing one of the passengers. 24003
March 30th, 2014
Irrigation making inroads in Alabama as water supplies dwindle in the Southwest - MONTGOMERY | With water supplies dwindling and land worn from overuse, agriculture in the arid Southwest has a problem that could soon affect the entire nation. Some experts believe the answer lies in better irrigation for the Southeast, particularly in Alabama. If the situation continues to worsen and the nation doesn’t replace the lost production in the Southwest and Midwest, it may have to look to other countries for food. 24002
March 30th, 2014
Some area TV customers still awaiting word on availability of SEC Network - With less than six months before the launch of the SEC Network, only two of the five television providers who service the Tuscaloosa area have contracted to broadcast the new channel. 24001
March 30th, 2014
Fayette pulling for its - FAYETTE | Even in a city of less than 5,000, lives vary widely. Some folks teach at the Fayette branch of Bevill State Community College; others heal at the Fayette Medical Center; more yet build dump truck frames at Ox Bodies. A handful help protect and display the world-class collection of folk art, bestowed largely by collector Lois Wilson, at the Fayette Art Center. A family diner dynasty serves up home cooking at Charles’ Cafeteria & Grill. 24000
March 30th, 2014
Tuscaloosa pastor, family moving to start new church in Los Angeles - The Rev. Tim Lien, pastor of Riverwood Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, is leaving the church that he’s pastored for the last decade to start a new church in Los Angeles. 23999
March 29th, 2014
Birmingham church bombing survivor speaks in Tuscaloosa - She heard what she thought was thunder. But when the glass crashed from the windows and people’s screams filled her ears, she knew it was a bomb. The Rev. Carolyn Maull McKinstry gave her account of the Sept. 15, 1963, 16th Street Baptist Church bombing to the Women of Purpose Book Club and other guests at the Hunter Chapel AME Zion Church Saturday. The church hosted a pre-anniversary luncheon with McKinstry as the guest speaker. 23998
March 29th, 2014
LEND A HAND: Tuscaloosa County Metro Animal Shelter co-hosting pet adoption event - If your family is ready for a pet, or if you are a lonely college student in need of companionship, adoption through the local pet shelter is an option. The Tuscaloosa County Metro Animal Shelter will partner with North Shore Animal League America's Tour for Life event from 2-7 p.m. Thursday in the University Mall parking lot on McFarland Boulevard. 23997
March 29th, 2014
Parker Griffith rebuilding Democratic base in Alabama ahead of race for governor - BIRMINGHAM | Democratic candidate for governor Parker Griffith is a lot like Republican Gov. Robert Bentley. Both are 71, both are doctors and both are running for governor. That’s about where the similarities end. 23996
March 29th, 2014
COLLEGE NEWS: UWA, Marion Military Institute recognize achievement - College News University of West Alabama The University of West Alabama recently recognized outstanding students for their academic achievements and leadership roles at Honors Day in Livingston. 23995
March 29th, 2014
SCHOOL NEWS: Tuscaloosa teacher awarded grant from Alabama Power Foundation - Davis-Emerson Middle School Christopher Johnson, a teacher at Tuscaloosa's Davis-Emerson Middle School, is one of 14 first-year teachers in the state who received a $1,000 grant from Alabama Power Foundation. The grant is to be used to buy classroom materials and supplies. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Alabama. 23994
March 29th, 2014
Tuscaloosa health workers, volunteers expect surge in last-minute enrollees as Affordable Care Act deadline arrives Monday - Workers and volunteers at Whatley Health Services in Tuscaloosa expect to assist a surge of people Monday, the last day to apply for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Ten certified application counselors have assisted hundreds of people since October during private appointments and at community outreach events. A group of volunteers will join them at the clinic Monday to assist an expected large crowd of last-minute enrollees. 23993
March 28th, 2014
Destroyed by tornado, China Fun plans to reopen soon with 'New' name - Eddie Zheng's family lost their house and their restaurant — China Fun in Alberta — in the April 27, 2011, tornado. But Zheng and his business partner, Zeyin Zhu, plan to reopen the restaurant as New China Fun in mid-May or the first week of June. 23992
March 28th, 2014
Tuscaloosa Homicide apprehends 'possible suspect' in Northport shooting - Authorities have apprehended a woman accused of shooting a Northport woman Friday afternoon. No charges have been filed against the 29-year-old, was identified as a “possible suspect” by Sgt. Dale Phillips, commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit. 23991
March 28th, 2014
Army recruiter tries to motivate youths at Selma YMCA - SELMA | Military recruiters must be good at selling their product because competition is keen among the various branches. Sgt. Herschell Brown is well aware of that fact and has devoted the past two years of his life promoting the Army to gain enlistments. 23990
March 28th, 2014
Tuscaloosa County, state unemployment rates rise in February - The unemployment rate rose in February across West Alabama and most of the rest of Alabama, in part because more people began looking for jobs. The state's official unemployment rate increased from 6.1 to 6.4 percent, according to figures released Friday by the Alabama Department of Labor. 23989
March 28th, 2014
Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam POW and ex-senator, dies - Prisoner of war Jeremiah Denton declared his loyalty to the U.S. government during a 1966 interview for what was supposed to be a propaganda film. But his enraged captors missed his more covert message: "T-O-R-T-U-R-E," blinked into the camera in Morse code, a dispatch that would alert the U.S. military to the conditions he endured. 23988
March 28th, 2014
Alabama plans to spent $499,900 on prison consultant to help make changes after accusations of widespread sexual harassment at Tutwiler - MONTGOMERY | Alabama plans to spend up to $500,000 dollars with a consulting firm to help make changes at a prison thrust into the national spotlight over accusations of widespread sexual harassment and abuse. 23987
March 28th, 2014
Birmingham bomb survivor to speak at Hunter Chapel AME Zion Church Saturday - Rev. Carolyn Maull McKinstry, author and survivor of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, will be the guest speaker at Hunter Chapel AME Zion Church, 1105 22nd Ave., at 1 p.m. Saturday. 23986
March 28th, 2014
Alabama unemployment rate rises in February - MONTGOMERY | Alabama's unemployment rate has risen to 6.4 percent. The state Department of Labor says the February rate is up from 6.1 percent in January, but it's below the same month last year, when Alabama measured 6.6 percent. 23985
March 28th, 2014
Demolition to make way for new Renasant Bank - The former Image Makers beauty salon building at 2518 University Blvd. will be torn down next week to make way for a new two-story Renasant Bank — the latest downtown construction project. 23984
March 28th, 2014
Gordo Police discover what they believe to be scores of stolen property - Gordo Police searched a home Thursday where they found dozens of items they believe were stolen from nearby camp houses. 23983
March 27th, 2014
Demopolis native recognized for leadership aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower - A naval officer from Demopolis has been recognized by the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service for his leadership while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. 23982
March 27th, 2014
Habitat for Humanity seeks women to volunteer for annual build - Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa is seeking local women as volunteers to assist with the sixth annual National Women Build Week. 23981
March 27th, 2014
Habitat for Humanity volunteers continue to flock to Tuscaloosa to help rebuild - Rebuilding after a disaster takes more than just the efforts of those who are left behind. Since the tornado of April 27, 2011, tore a 5.9-mile path of devastation across the city of Tuscaloosa, visitors and volunteers have been arriving regularly to assist with the rebuilding and recovery efforts. 23980
March 27th, 2014
Tuscaloosa population grows, but most West Alabama counties decline, census shows - Tuscaloosa County’s population for the first time now exceeds 200,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest population estimates. The county’s population grew 3 percent between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2013, according to data released Thursday by the Census Bureau. 23979
March 27th, 2014
5 Gadsden victims of Colorado plane crash recovered, identified - The bodies of five Gadsden residents who died in a plane crash Saturday in Colorado have been recovered and positively identified. 23978
March 27th, 2014
On 'American Idol,' The Alabama 3 move ahead; final 8 hopefuls to perform again next week - In a shortened-to-30-minutes “American Idol” results show, Janelle Monae performed the TV debut of “What is Love,” her new single from the movie “Rio 2.” 23977
March 27th, 2014
Northport Police searching for three armed men who robbed a Chevron - Northport Police are searching for three armed men who robbed a Chevron station on Bridge Avenue Wednesday night. 23976
March 27th, 2014
US autism estimate grows to 1 in 68 children - NEW YORK | The government increased its autism estimate on Thursday to 1 in 68 U.S children. That's a 30 percent jump from the last federal estimate of 1 in 88 children with autism or a related disorder. The latest calculation means autism is more than twice as common as officials said it was just seven years go. 23975
March 27th, 2014
Pickens County family asking for help to find missing teenage girl - A Pickens County family is asking for help to find a teenager it last saw more than a week ago. 23974
March 27th, 2014
Northport man pleads guilty to animal cruelty - A Northport man accused of neglecting two horses pleaded guilty Wednesday. 23973
March 27th, 2014
Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi - WASHINGTON | America's energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. New 2013 census information released Thursday shows that 6 of the 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas and 8 of the 10 fastest-growing counties in the country are located in or near the oil- and gas-rich fields of the Great Plains and Mountain West. 23972
March 27th, 2014
Toomer's Corner redesign to begin in Auburn - AUBURN | The redevelopment of Toomer's Corner and Samford Park at Auburn University will begin next week. The construction beginning Wednesday will be the first of two phases of the redevelopment. Phase one will begin with the "hardscape" construction of the design. 23971
March 27th, 2014
Workers scheduled to begin recovery of plane that crashed in Colorado reservoir; bodies of Gadsden residents remain inside - Recovery teams are scheduled to begin work Thursday morning in Colorado to recover an aircraft and five passengers from the bottom of a reservoir, Ouray County Spokesperson Marti Whitmore said. 23970
March 27th, 2014
Jeb Bush to visit Birmingham in October - MONTGOMERY | Former Florida governor and possible presidential hopeful Jeb Bush will speak in Birmingham in October. 23969
March 27th, 2014
Former Alabama Sen. Howell Heflin widow dies in Tuscumbia - TUSCUMBIA | A funeral is planned Sunday in northwest Alabama for Elizabeth Ann Heflin, the widow of U.S. Sen. Howell Heflin of Tuscumbia. 23968
March 27th, 2014
Thomasville man killed in car crash Wednesday night, alcohol believed to be a factor - A Thomasville man was killed in a crash in Marengo County Wednesday night. 23967
March 27th, 2014
'American Idol' hopefuls are solid, but ... - 23966
March 27th, 2014
Third Court to be closed for two days for line work - 23965
March 26th, 2014
Robertson Bank names new city president for Tuscaloosa market - John Lollar has been named city president for the Tuscaloosa market for Robertson Bank. He has worked in the banking business for almost 40 years and joined Robertson Banking Company in 2010 as vice president and business banker for the bank's Tuscaloosa market, focusing on commercial loans and deposits. 23964
March 26th, 2014
Research could improve methods of recycling nuclear fuel - Research involving molecules of a radioactive rare earth metal by a team of chemists, including a professor and graduate student at the University of Alabama, could point the way to improved methods of recycling nuclear reactor fuel and reducing radioactive waste. 23963
March 26th, 2014
Zoning changes could lure Texas Roadhouse, Aldi - City and chamber officials are working to modify the existing zoning rules that govern rebuilding in the tornado recovery zone. The changes could eventually allow an Aldi supermarket and Texas Roadhouse eatery to locate on McFarland Boulevard in the Lofts at City Center. 23962
March 26th, 2014
Birmingham bomb survivor Rev. Carolyn Maull McKinstry to speak Saturday - Many people know the story of Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair, though they may not immediately recollect their names. On Sept. 15, 1963, Addie Mae, Cynthia and Carole, each 14, and Denise, 11, were killed at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham when a box of dynamite placed under the church's stairs by members of the Ku Klux Klan exploded. 23961
March 26th, 2014
Dreamland advances in Department of Tourism barbecue competition, Archibald's knocked out - Tuscaloosa's Dreamland barbecue restaurant survived the first round of this year BBQ Bracket in two of the four divisions in which it was entered. The state Department of Tourism sponsors the competition in which people vote for their favorite barbecue restaurants. 23960
March 26th, 2014
Northport Police hosting 'Coffee with a Cop' event Saturday - Northport Police officers will meet with members of the public at a "Coffee with a Cop" event on Saturday. 23959
March 26th, 2014
Two charged with making methamphetamine at Northport home - NORTHPORT | Two people have been accused of producing methamphetamine at a residence off U.S. Highway 171 in Northport. 23958
March 26th, 2014
Prosecutors urge jury to recommend death sentence for Auburn man convicted of capital murder - OPELIKA | A jury that convicted an Auburn man of capital murder must now recommend whether he should die or spend rest of his life in prison for firing into a family van at a community college campus, killing his mother-in-law and wounding his estranged wife. 23957
March 26th, 2014
Roughly 300 dead chickens dumped on abandoned Etowah County road - About 300 dead chickens that were illegally dumped in the Ball Play area in Etowah County have been removed, their burial approved by the Alabama Department of Agriculture. 23956
March 26th, 2014
Drivers in Birmingham reporting objects falling from overpasses - BIRMINGHAM | Police are seeking help from the public as they investigate reports of objects falling from highway overpasses in the Birmingham area and damaging cars. 23955
March 26th, 2014
Former CIA agent Valerie Plame to speak at University of Alabama, screen documentary about her experiences - Former CIA agent Valerie Plame is scheduled to speak to University of Alabama students and screen a documentary about her experiences. 23954
March 26th, 2014
Alabama's Indian gambling revenue growing, but not as fast - MONTGOMERY | Revenue from Indian-operated gambling in Alabama is no longer growing faster than any other state. A new Indian Gaming Industry Report by Casino City Press says Alabama ranked fourth in growth for 2012 with 10.8 percent. The previous editions of the report ranked Alabama number one for revenue growth among all states from 2008 to 2011, with Alabama experiencing a 26.4 percent growth in 2011. 23953
March 26th, 2014
Coin collectors on hunt for that rare find - FLORENCE | Royce Isom said every time he picks up a coin, he wonders about its history. "You just never know who may have owned that coin at one time or another," said Isom, who started collecting in the 1960s. "At one time, I would buy $20 in change and go through it just to see what was in there. 23952
March 26th, 2014
3 Alabamians continue American Idol' quest at 7 Wednesday - Alabama's three competitors on "American Idol" continue tonight, at 7 p.m. on Fox, with performances featuring the "AI" band on stage. 23951
March 26th, 2014
Head of state credit union regulatory agency resigns - The head of the state credit union regulatory agency resigned Monday, three days after three Alabama One Credit Union employees in Tuscaloosa he had suspended earlier returned to work. 23950
March 26th, 2014
Little Caesars, Dunkin' Donuts eyeing 15th Street location - Pastries and pizzas could soon be part of the 15th Street landscape. Despite a denial of its initial variance request earlier this month, BFS LLC is working on redesigned plans for a joint Little Caesars and Dunkin' Donuts project at the corner of 15th Street and Sixth Avenue/Dr. Edward Hillard Drive. 23949
March 25th, 2014
Alabama prepares for 50th anniversary of Selma-to-Montgomery voting march - MONTGOMERY | The 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march is a year away, and both cities are making plans to draw big crowds for commemorative events. 23948
March 25th, 2014
Tree planted at Munny Sokol Park's Live Oak Celebration as an act of remembrance for beloved cousin - Judi McClendon loved to garden. She was always plowing, planting and moving flowers, Betty Hogan said. Hogan, McClendon's cousin, contacted the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority in search of a place to plant a tree in memory of McClendon, who passed away in November 2013 at the age of 64. 23947
March 25th, 2014
Auburn University probing cyberattack; FBI notified - AUBURN | Auburn University officials say a College of Business computer server was the target of a cyberattack. 23946
March 25th, 2014
Jefferson County teen convicted in daycare sex abuse sentenced - BIRMINGHAM | A Jefferson County teen convicted of sexually abusing two children at a daycare his mother worked at has been sentenced to 23 years in prison. 23945
March 25th, 2014
Alabama out of lethal injection drug pentobarbital - MONTGOMERY | Alabama has run out of one of the drugs used to execute death row inmates. 23944
March 25th, 2014
Alabama man one of 25 out-of-towners arrested on felony weapons charges at New York City airports for traveling armed - NEW YORK | Mike Connolly thought he was doing everything by the book after a vacation last fall when he packed his handgun for the flight home from New York's LaGuardia Airport. Following Transportation Security Administration guidelines, the 65-year-old Alabama engineer locked his unloaded Ruger .22 in a hard-sided container, put it in a checked bag, handed it to the ticket agent and told the agent the weapon was inside. 23943
March 25th, 2014
Team brought in to remove crashed Colorado plane; divers confirm bodies of five from Gadsden still inside - RIDGWAY, Colo. | An aviation salvage team is being brought in to pull the wreckage of a single-engine plane from a reservoir in southwestern Colorado. 23942
March 25th, 2014
Propane-fueled fire destroys 11 camping trailers - CHEROKEE | An intense fire at a northern Alabama campground destroyed 11 camper trailers as exploding propane tanks ignited them one by one. 23941
March 25th, 2014
Witnesses describe chaotic scene at site of Interstate shooting - The police officer leading the homicide investigation of a man killed on Interstate 20/59 in January recounted what he described as a chaotic scene after two cars crashed and one driver was shot dead. 23940
March 25th, 2014
Trucking companies seek new drivers - FLORENCE | Warren Scott is looking for a few good truck drivers. Scott, a recruiter based with Maverick Transportation in Arkansas, said there is a projected shortage this year of nearly 150,000 drivers. By 2017, the shortfall is expected to be about 200,000. 23939
March 25th, 2014
GM sued over ignition switch in Alabama fatality - MONTGOMERY | A northwest Alabama man is suing General Motors, claiming his daughter's death was caused by an ignition switch that is the subject of a large recall. 23938
March 25th, 2014
Bodies of 5 Gadsden residents found at Colo. plane crash site - The bodies of all five Gadsden residents have been located inside the wreckage of a plane that crashed Saturday into Ridgway Reservoir near Montrose, Colo. 23937
March 25th, 2014
UWA provost steps down, will remain with university's online program - University of West Alabama Provost David Taylor has stepped down from his administrative position but will continue to teach in the university's online program. 23936
March 24th, 2014
Salvation Army presses on despite funding shortfall - Despite lacking about $2.5 million in funding, the Salvation Army of Tuscaloosa is proceeding with the reconstruction of its facility on Greensboro Avenue. The Center of Hope facility, which housed the city's only permanent, short-term homeless shelter, was destroyed by the April 27, 2011, tornado. 23935
March 24th, 2014
Tuscaloosa man charged with rape of 13-year-old girl - A Tuscaloosa man was charged with rape Sunday nearly a year after DNA evidence was submitted to a state lab for testing. 23934
March 24th, 2014
Buddy Powell, business leader and philanthropist, dies at 69 - Buddy Powell never sought recognition for the work he did for the community, his friends and family said. Whether it was quietly writing a check to a cash-strapped elementary school or finding work for a rookie laborer, Powell sought to make Tuscaloosa better and improve the lives of people who live here, his son said. 23933
March 24th, 2014
Northport Heritage Museum to host Smithsonian exhibition chronicling American working experience - A Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition chronicling a 130-year span of the American working experience is scheduled to open at the Northport Heritage Museum on April 5. 23932
March 24th, 2014
Common Core spawns widespread political fights - NASHVILLE, Tenn. | More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans. 23931
March 24th, 2014
Judge gets more time to rule in Alabama abortion suit that challenges law requiring doctors have admitting privileges at local hospitals - MONTGOMERY | A federal judge is delaying enforcement of an Alabama law regulating abortion clinics for one more week while he tries to rule on a lawsuit challenging the law. 23930
March 24th, 2014
Oklahoma student killed in spring break hit-and-run on Alabama coast - GULF SHORES | A hit-and-run crash has claimed the life of an Oklahoma State University sophomore visiting Alabama's Gulf Coast on a spring break trip, police said. 23929
March 24th, 2014
Much to do when Alabama Legislature returns - MONTGOMERY | When Alabama legislators return from spring break on April 1, they will have plenty to do and only three days left to do it. The pending legislation ranges from serious matters like state budgets and abortion restrictions to light-hearted matters, including declaring cornbread the official state bread. 23928
March 24th, 2014
Kansas case could affect Alabama voter registration - MONTGOMERY | A court ruling in Kansas could lead to Alabama enforcing part of its immigration law that has never been used. 23927
March 24th, 2014
5 Gadsden residents killed in plane crash in Colorado - Divers on Sunday located the wreckage of a small plane in which five people from Gadsden were killed Saturday when it crashed into a reservoir in Colorado. 23926
March 24th, 2014
Advocacy group hopes to get more for advanced students - On a regular day, Minda Paxton can find herself teaching everything from geology to a unit on pirates to Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” 23925
March 24th, 2014
Student entrepreneurs get startup money - What does it take to start a business? For one young entrepreneur, it’s a tablet and a table. Seeing a need in the community and coming up with a plan to fulfill it helps, too. 23924
March 24th, 2014
Tuscaloosa Public Library branches will be closed Tuesday - The Tuscaloosa Public Library will be closed Tuesday at all locations for a technology upgrade. Patrons can return materials at library book drops, but they will not be able to access library accounts, the library’s catalog or databases, including but not limited to Overdrive eBooks and Freegal music. 23923
March 24th, 2014
Northport officials to test fire hydrants - The city of Northport will be testing fire hydrants through Friday in the areas north of McFarland Boulevard and west of Alabama Highway 69 North. 23922
March 24th, 2014
LOOKING BACK 3/24 - 50 years ago this week Hugh R. Thomas, son of the late University of Alabama football coach Frank Thomas, was named county chairman of the April Crusade of the American Cancer Society. 23921
March 24th, 2014
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