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Inside the manhunt for an escaped murder suspect and jailer

U.S. marshals and sheriff’s deputies led an 11-day manhunt for an Alabama murder suspect and jailer who were heavily armed and preparing for a shootout when they were captured.

Alabama jailbreak mystery deepens as manhunt ends with death

Jailer Vicky White was pronounced dead at a hospital after murder suspect Casey White gave up without a fight in Evansville, Indiana. The fugitives had spent more than a week on the run through three states.

Biden visits Alabama Lockheed plant as weapons stockpile strained

President Joe Biden credited the assembly line workers at a Javelin missile plant in Troy for doing lifesaving work in building the antitank weapons that are being sent to Ukraine.

“Still in shock.” Abortion defenders, foes stunned by leak

People on both sides of the abortion divide have been expecting the Supreme Court this summer to reverse the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide. But many said the draft opinion was nevertheless stunning.

Arrest warrant issued in Alabama for missing jail official

An arrest warrant has been issued for a jail official who disappeared while escorting a prisoner last week.

State signs $623 million contract for 4,000-inmate prison

The new prison contact is part of a sweeping construction plan partially paid for by pandemic relief funds.

Alabama signs prison construction contract, quiet on details

The Alabama Department of Corrections declined to release a copy of the contract. A spokeswoman said it needed to be redacted and that would take some time because it is a lengthy contract.

EXPLAINER: What’s known about sudden liver disease in kids

Scientist are puzzled over cases of hepatitis showing up in otherwise healthy children. Nine cases have been found in Alabama.

EXPLAINER: What medical treatments do transgender youth get

Transgender medical treatment for children and teens is under attack in many states, but it has been available for more than a decade and is endorsed by major medical associations.

Saban: Current state of college football not ‘sustainable’

The Alabama Crimson Tide coach is confident his program will thrive in this new era of college football, but he's concerned about the sport overall.

Alabama Legislature votes to ban gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers approved sweeping legislation Thursday to outlaw gender-affirming medications for transgender kids and advanced a separate measure prohibiting early classroom instruction on sexual and gender identity, a bill critics have dubbed "Don't Say Gay."

Trump rescinds Brooks endorsement in Senate race in Alabama

Former President Donald Trump has rescinded his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama’s Republican primary for Senate, dealing a major blow to the congressman’s campaign.

EXPLAINER: Why the South gets more killer tornadoes at night

Killer tornadoes hit the Southeast far more than they do in Kansas, Oklahoma or Texas. An Associated Press analysis shows that nearly 89% of tornado deaths since 2000 have happened from Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana east.

Foster, first Black student at University of Alabama, dies

Autherine Lucy Foster, the first Black student to enroll at the University of Alabama, has died. She was 92.

US vaccination drive is bottoming out as omicron subsides

The vaccination drive against COVID-19 in the U.S. is grinding to a halt, and lagging demand is especially stark in conservative corners of the country where many people weren't interested in the shots in the first place.

Alabama lawmakers advance transgender students bathroom ban

The effort by Alabama legislators comes after the U.S. Supreme Court last year rejected a Virginia school board's appeal to reinstate its transgender bathroom ban.

Across the bridge: Alabama Dem carries torch for voting bill

Rep. Terri Sewell's voting bill collapsed in the Senate last month, but she is determined to press on. In March, Selma will mark the anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march.

EXPLAINER: How Alabama congressional map got to high court

A divided Supreme Court is allowing Alabama to use re-drawn congressional districts for the 2022 elections that a lower court found had improperly diluted the votes of Black residents.

EXPLAINER: COVID vaccines for kids under 5: What’s next?

COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 may be available in the U.S. as early as March, but there are several hurdles still to clear.

2nd election for Amazon workers in Alabama will be by mail

A federal labor board says Amazon workers at a facility in Bessemer will re-vote next month on whether to unionize.

Georgia snaps 41-year title drought with 33-18 win over Bama

The Alabama Crimson Tide lost the College Football National Championship to the Georgia Bulldogs: 33-18.

Issues to watch in the 2022 legislative session

Alabama lawmakers return to Montgomery on Jan. 11 for the 2022 legislative session. Here are some issues to watch as the session begins.

Last parent of a child killed in 1963 church bombing dies

The last living parent of any of the four Black girls killed in a 1963 Alabama church bombing died Sunday. She was 93.

Edward O. Wilson, biologist known as ‘ant man,’ dead at 92

The pioneering Harvard biologist and Alabama native developed a fascination with ants as a teen that continued through his life.

Virus hospitalizations, school cases increasing in Alabama

The state's top doctor says caseloads are manageable, but officials are concerned.

Jefferson County judge removed from bench for behavior

Circuit Judge Nakita Blocton was removed from the bench after the Alabama Court of the Judiciary ruled she demonstrated a pattern of inappropriate behavior.

Former NFL player Glenn Foster dies after arrest in Alabama

Alabama authorities are investigating after former NFL player Glenn Foster Jr. died in custody following a high-speed chase that resulted in his arrest and then a fight involving officers in the county jail where he was being held.

Alabama prisons to resume visitation after 20 months

The Alabama Department of Corrections will resume visitations on Dec. 4 after nearly 20 months. But there will be a number of restrictions.

Turmoil hits antipoverty group as report questions contracts

The executive director of Jefferson County's Committee for Economic Opportunity was fired after allegations of financial inconsistencies.

Lawsuits challenge new legislative, congressional lines

The NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries, and others filed a lawsuit this week against Alabama's new legislative and congressional districts. They say the redistricting allows for racial gerrymandering.

Alabama boy named world’s most premature infant to survive

Curtis Means was born 132 days premature on July 5, 2020 with a twin who didn’t survive. Weighing only 14.8 ounces at birth, the boy is now healthy and 16 months old.

‘Nimblewill Nomad,’ 83-year-old Alabama man, is the oldest to hike the Appalachian Trail

An Alabama man has set a new record by being the oldest person to hike the Appalachian Trail.