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Festival honoring blues 'father' W.C. Handy under way

An area known year-round for its music kicks it up a notch for the rest of the month at the W.C. Handy Festival.

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ACC, SEC reap benefits from transfers moving between leagues

The plan wasn’t for Georgia Tech to lose top running back Jahmyr Gibbs as a transfer to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference. Yet the Atlantic Coast Conference school has found its share of help from the SEC, too, in the form of seven transfers.

Courtroom with Gavel
Members of Alabama's former Secretary of State file lawsuit

A lawsuit filed against Regions Financial Corp. alleges that bank holding company mismanaged a charitable trust named for a former Alabama secretary of state — charging exorbitant fees and steering scholarship money to children of the trust board members.

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Prosecutors: Teen charged in 5 murders was aggressive before

New court documents allege an Alabama teen accused of killing five family members was aggressive toward his relatives before the 2019 killings.

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Alabama closes bond deal to build mega-prisons

Alabama on Tuesday closed a $509 million bond deal to help build two supersize prisons amid lawsuits by inmates bidding to block the project.

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Mullinax birdies final hole to win Barbasol Championship

Trey Mullinax won the rain-delayed Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 15-foot putt from the edge of the 18th green to beat Kevin Streelman by a stroke.

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Floating abortion clinic proposed in Gulf to bypass state laws

A California doctor is proposing a floating abortion clinic in the Gulf of Mexico as a way to maintain access for people in southern states where abortion bans have been enacted.

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Mourners at funeral remember slain Alabama deputy as a hero

Mourners remembered an Alabama sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed by a fleeing suspect as a hero at his funeral Friday.

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Japan ex-leader Shinzo Abe assassinated while giving speech

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a divisive arch-conservative and one of his nation's most powerful and influential figures, has died after being shot during a campaign speech Friday in western Japan, hospital officials said.

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Roy Moore's defamation suit against Baron Cohen rejected

An appeals court on Thursday rejected a $95 million defamation lawsuit against Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen filed by former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who said he was tricked into a television appearance that lampooned sexual misconduct accusations against him.

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Flag football debuts at World Games; NFL makes push for Olympics

Sixteen of the world’s best flag football teams will compete for gold for the first time at The World Games kicking off Sunday at Birmingham’s historic Legion Field. Flag football is one of 33 sports in the program at the Olympic-style, multi-sport event, following its inclusion by the International World Games Association in 2020.

Tony Lamar White
Suspect captured after kidnapped woman, 75, found bound in closet

Police in Alabama confirmed a man was taken into custody on Tuesday after a missing 75-year-old woman was found in a house associated with him, in a closet and bound with tape.

USFL Executive Vice President Daryl Johnston
After title game, USFL focus is on next season

Fox Sports president Eric Shanks announced last week that the USFL will return next season. Ratings have been steady, with games averaging 1.034 million viewers on Fox and NBC. The overall average is lower (715,000) when games on USA Network and FS1 are included.

Headstone
Headstone donated for grave of one-time slave in Alabama

The stone says, “Ike Coffee. Born a slave, 1857. Died free, Oct. 10, 1952.”

The park
UA officer honored for saving woman who couldn't swim from Black Warrior River

An officer with the University of Alabama Police Department has been hailed as a hero for rescuing a woman from the Black Warrior River.

Joe Kennedy
BREAKING: Supreme Court sides with coach who sought to pray after game

The Supreme Court sided Monday with a high school football coach from Washington state who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games, a decision that could strengthen the acceptability of some religious practices in other public school settings.

James Patterson
Alabama judge cited for calling Ivey 'Gov. MeMaw' could be removed

An Alabama judge who was accused of belittling the governor over her age and gender and was accused of repeatedly cursing in court was removed from duty and could be ousted from office, records show.

Courtroom with Gavel
BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court expands gun rights, striking down New York limits

In a major expansion of gun rights, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public.

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High-profile murder conviction involving Alabama man overturned

Georgia's highest court on Wednesday overturned the murder and child cruelty convictions against a man whose toddler son died after he left him in a hot car for hours, saying the jury saw evidence that was “extremely and unfairly prejudicial.”

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Arkansas' 11-1 win knocks Auburn out of College World Series

Auburn (43-22) finished with 18 more wins than a year ago and made it to Omaha after being picked last in the Southeastern Conference West.

Church Shooting
Funerals to be held this week at church where 3 were shot and killed

Funerals for three people killed by a gunman during a church potluck dinner in Alabama will be held this week, the church's pastor said Monday.

Alabama Veterans Alex Drueke and Andy Huynh
Russian TV shows videos of 2 US vets from Alabama captured in Ukraine

Russian state television showed video Friday of two U.S. military veterans who went missing last week while fighting in Ukraine, confirming that the men were taken captive and raising fears about their fate.

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'It doesn't make sense:' More details emerge on Thursday's church shooting

A 70-year-old visitor had previously attended some services at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church before police say he showed up for a potluck dinner, pulled out a handgun and fatally shot three of the elderly participants, one of whom died in his wife's arms as she whispered words of love in his ear.

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Juneteenth marked as state holiday in Alabama this year

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has authorized Juneteenth Day — the federal holiday marking the end of slavery — as a holiday for state workers this year in Alabama.

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AAC's 6 new schools, including UAB, to join July 2023, when 3 leave for Big 12

The American Athletic Conference's six new members will enter the league next summer, Commissioner Mike Aresco said Wednesday.

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Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock announces plan to resign

Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock is stepping down after six years, effective June 30.

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2 US veterans from Alabama reported missing in Ukraine

Two U.S. veterans from Alabama who were in Ukraine assisting in the war against Russia haven't been heard from in days and are missing, members of the state's congressional delegation said Wednesday.

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