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Post haste: Alabama police investigate mystery of ravine full of FedEx packages

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An Alabama sheriff was on Friday trying to figure out how hundreds of FedEx packages ended up dumped in the woods. 'n geskatte 300 aan 400 packages of various sizes were found in a ravine near the small town of Hayden...

Alabama city told to keep Confederate street name or face $25,000 fine

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Alabama’s capital city of Montgomery is facing legal action or a $25,000 fine for changing the name of a street bearing the name of a Confederate president for a prominent civil rights lawyer. The state’s Republican a...

Alabama plans to use Covid relief funds to finance prison-building spree

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The southern US state of Alabama, which has the highest death rate from Covid-19 in America, is planning to use Covid relief funds to help construct three large prisons and renovate several others. State lawmakers beg...

Alabama population on course to shrink for first time ever as Covid takes toll

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Alabama is shrinking under the onslaught of Covid-19, its chief medical officer said, as deaths in the state outnumber births for the very first time. Speaking to reporters in Montgomery on Friday, Dr Scott Harris sa...

Trump to stage Alabama rally as state struggles with Covid surge

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Donald Trump was due to stage a rally in Alabama on Saturday night, in a city that has declared a Covid emergency and in support of a congressman who both backed Trump’s attempt to overturn the election and this week ...

Alabama: former police officer given 25-year sentence for shooting suicidal man

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A judge has sentenced a former Alabama police officer to 25 years in prison for the shooting death of a suicidal man who was holding a gun to his own head. Former Huntsville police officer William “Ben” Darby was conv...

Union advocates rally in New York to support striking Alabama coalminers

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Coal miners and union advocates from across the country rallied in New York on Wednesday morning in support of Alabama miners who are four months into a strike against their employer, Warrior Met Coal. Dressed in camo...

Alabama police officer stayed on payroll for two months after murder conviction

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An Alabama police officer who remained on his city’s payroll for two months after being convicted of murder has resigned from the Huntsville police department. Officer William Darby left of his own accord, the city to...

Alabama faces vaccine hesitancy but only some counties try to tackle it

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Omar Neal had every reason to be skeptical. Here in Tuskegee, Alabama, where roadways are dotted with signs that read “Vaccinate Me. Stop the Spread”, the history of racist medical abuse weighs heavily. For four deca...

Alabama lifts ban on teaching yoga in public schools but still bars ‘namaste’

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Alabama has lifted a three-decade-long ban on allowing yoga to be taught in its public schools – though the word “namaste” and chanting “om” will still be barred in classrooms. Governor Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed ...

Amazon won the Alabama union fight. But don’t mourn – organize

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Nearly a week after Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, cast their ballots to determine whether or not to form a union, a final tally shows workers lost their campaign by a more than two to one margin. The results ar...

Amazon rejects claims it intimidated Alabama workers during union vote

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Amazon has rejected claims it intimidated workers voting on whether to create the company’s first union at an Alabama warehouse. The overwhelming decision by employees in Bessemer, a suburb north of Birmingham, to re...

Alabama Shakes drummer Steven William Johnson arrested on child abuse charges

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Steven William Johnson, the drummer with Grammy-winning rock band Alabama Shakes, has been arrested on charges of child abuse. The charges include “wilful torture, wilful abuse, and cruelly beating or otherwise wilful...

Alabama tornado kills three as homes are destroyed and thousands lose power

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At least three people have been killed and multiple injuries reported after deadly tornadoes tore through Alabama on Thursday, toppling trees, demolishing homes and knocking out power to thousands. Firefighters said a...

Alabama tornado destroys homes and leaves several dead

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Multiple people have been killed in Alabama after a tornado hit small communities south of Birmingham on Thursday, according to local news reports. The storm inflicted extensive damage, including to numerous homes and...

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