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Alabama sheriff legally used inmate food funds for beach house

An Alabama sheriff legally used more than $750,000 of funds meant to feed inmates to purchase a beach house. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin told...

Harper Lee estate sues over ‘Mockingbird’ Broadway version

The estate of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has filed suit over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the novel, arguing that screenwriter...

Bus driver’s autopsy report could help explain deadly crash in Alabama

Autopsy results on a bus driver who died while taking a high school band from Florida to Texas may help show why the vehicle...

Man convicted of killing boss set to be executed in Alabama

A man convicted of killing his employer is set to be executed by the state of Alabama after dropping his appeals and asking to...

Alabama State Legislature update — guns, school safety and racial profiling dominate

Guns — and school safety — took center stage in Montgomery Wednesday on a day when a shooting coincidentally took place at the University...

Birmingham man shoots 2 at hospital before killing self; 1 victim dead

One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a gunman opened fire at an Alabama hospital before fatally shooting himself, police...

Alabama Rep Byrne on anti-gun school walkout: ‘Students need to stay in school’

In a recorded statement posted on Mobile Fox affiliate WALA's Bob Grip's Twitter account on Wednesday, Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope) urged students participating in...

Proposal to arm Alabama teachers draws support, fire

A proposal to allow trained teachers to carry guns in Alabama schools drew both support and criticism in a legislative hearing. The House Public Safety...

The Latest: Governors from Alabama, Texas speak after crash

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she's talked with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott about the crash of a Texas-bound charter bus carrying a high school...

Alabama Police: 11-month-old boy fatally shot by 2-year-old brother

Charges will not be filed in the shooting death of an 11-month-old boy in Alabama. Mobile police spokeswoman Charlette Solis tells AL.com the Mobile County...

Prattville police crackdown after school shooting threats

Law enforcement criticized parents and students Wednesday after two 12-year-olds were charged with making school shooting threats on social media. A girl was detained last week...

Facing death penalty, school shooting suspect in court

Now formally facing the death penalty, the suspect in the Valentine's Day school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida is headed for a...

Students to walk out nationwide protesting gun violence

From Maine to Hawaii, students planned to walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that...

The Latest: Injured remain hospitalized after bus crash in Alabama

At least nine people remain hospitalized following the crash of a charter bus carrying members of a high school band from Texas. A spokeswoman for...

Alabama Police: Estranged wife shoots man, pistol-whips woman

Authorities say an Alabama woman forced her way into her estranged husband's home, shot him and pistol-whipped a woman who was present. Cullman County Sheriff...

VIDEO: Alabama lawmaker explains his bill to arm teachers on national talk show

Alabama State Rep. Will Ainsworth, a Republican lawmaker from Guntersville, recently appeared on the Jesse Lee Peterson Show to promote his legislation to allow...

Alabama House votes to reinstate school security task force

After fatal shootings in Florida and Birmingham schools, the Alabama House of Representatives voted Tuesday to reinstate a school safety task force. Rep. Terri Collins, a Republican...

Alabama House approves $85 million for prison improvements

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday approved an $85 million increase for the state's prison system as they try to comply with a federal court order to improve...

Alabama lawmakers hold hearing on proposal to arm teachers

Alabama lawmakers will hold public hearings on proposals to allow some teachers to carry concealed handguns into their schools The House Public Safety and Homeland...

Auto supplier MöllerTech opens $46.3 million Alabama plant

Auto supplier MöllerTech has completed work on a $46.3 million Alabama manufacturing facility that will create 222 jobs and serve as a flagship plant for...

Ethics Commission director says bill weakens ethics law

The director of the state Ethics Commission said a bill before Alabama lawmakers could open up a potentially wide loophole in state ethics law...

Alabama Department of Education plans top personnel cuts

The Alabama Department of Education is planning top personnel cuts. Al.com reports that state interim Superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson told board of education members that...

Records show bus company had other crashes

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records show that in past two years, the company that owns the bus the crashed in Alabama has been...

The Hope Cottages: Birmingham non-profit that serves mentally disabled patients gets three new beautiful homes

Glenwood, Inc., a non-profit serving people with autism and other mental health concerns, just got three new “Hope Cottages” on its 363-acre Birmingham campus...