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Woman accused of running granddaughter to death to go on trial

Sep 22 2014

BIRMINGHAM Ala. An Alabama woman accused of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for eating forbidden chocolates and lying about it was set to go on trial on Monday.

Settlement reached over boy killed by fallen Alabama airport sign

Sep 03 2014

BIRMINGHAM Ala. The parents of a 10-year-old boy who died last year after a 300-pound (136-kg) sign fell on him at an Alabama airport settled a lawsuit on Wednesday with contractors who acknowledged their role in the accident, a lawyer for the parents said.

Settlement reached over boy killed by fallen Alabama airport sign

Sep 03 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept 3 The parents of a 10-year-old boy who died last year after a 300-pound (136-kg) sign fell on him at an Alabama airport settled a lawsuit on Wednesday with contractors who acknowledged their role in the accident, a lawyer for the parents said.

Thieves damage civil rights icon Rosa Parks’ former Alabama home

Aug 27 2014

BIRMINGHAM Ala. Alabama police are seeking help in catching thieves who ransacked a Montgomery apartment building where black civil rights activist Rosa Parks lived when she was famously arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in 1955.

Alabama band teacher accused of bondage-style sex with students

Aug 21 2014

BIRMINGHAM Ala. A popular former Alabama high school band teacher suspected of forcing at least eight underage female students into bondage-style sex over a three-year period was arrested in Georgia, authorities said Thursday.

U.S. judge slows abortion restrictions tide by striking down Alabama law

Aug 04 2014

BIRMINGHAM Ala. A U.S. judge on Monday ruled unconstitutional an Alabama law that threatened to close three of the state's five abortion clinics, while a trial opened in Texas with an abortion rights group trying to overturn restrictions imposed in that state.

Three new plants protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act

Aug 01 2014

Bristol Tenn. A variety of sunflower found in some Southern states and two other rare plants were designated on Friday as endangered species by the U.S. federal government.

Museum celebrating 'Big Bang' of country music opens in Virginia

Aug 01 2014

BRISTOL Va A museum celebrating 10 days in 1927 that helped introduce the mountain music of Appalachia to mainstream America opened in Virginia on Friday.

Museum celebrating 'Big Bang' of country music opens in Virginia

Aug 01 2014

BRISTOL Va A museum celebrating 10 days in 1927 that helped introduce the mountain music of Appalachia to mainstream America opened in Virginia on Friday.

Museum celebrating 'Big Bang' of country music opens in Virginia

Aug 01 2014

BRISTOL Va A museum celebrating 10 days in 1927 that helped introduce the mountain music of Appalachia to mainstream America opened in Virginia on Friday.

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