WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy and his grandparents were rescued after their small plane crashed in southern Illinois.
WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) — A single-engine aircraft carrying three people has crashed in southern Illinois.
Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing says the plane went down Tuesday northeast of...
Police: 3 people dead in Alabama murder-suicide
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say three people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Mobile.
Police Chief Lawrence Battiste tells news outlets that officers were called to a...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The daughter of an Alabama woman whose cremated remains were lost by a funeral home has been awarded $12 million.
Al.com reports the jury verdict was announced Monday...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama man shot and wounded during a high-speed chase with police had opened fire on an officer.
CCU seeks revenge on S. Alabama
South Alabama (14-15, 7-9) vs. Coastal Carolina (14-14, 8-8)
HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Coastal Carolina seeks revenge on South Alabama after...
Navy, Coast Guard ships in Mobile for Mardi Gras
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Two military ships will be in Mobile, Alabama, for Mardi Gras as the Carnival season reaches its climax on the Gulf Coast.
University of Mobile president resigns over personal reasons
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The University of Mobile in Alabama says its president has resigned for personal reasons.
Al.com reports the school's board of trustees announced the resignation of Tim...
Lathan re-elected as GOP party chairwoman
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republicans have re-elected Terry Lathan of Mobile as state chairwoman.
Lathan was re-elected Saturday as the leader of the Alabama Republican Party....
Troy seeks revenge on S. Alabama
South Alabama (12-14, 5-8) vs. Troy (11-14, 4-9)
Trojan Arena, Troy, Alabama; Saturday, 5:15 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: South Alabama goes for the season sweep over Troy after winning the...
GOP’s Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama in 2020
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat...
Mother of man accused of killing police officer arrested
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say the mother of a teenager accused of killing an Alabama police officer has been arrested.
News outlets cite Mobile County Sheriff's Office documents as...
Toll planned for $2B bridge span crossing Mobile River, bay
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Tolls will help finance a new, $2 billion bridge that will cross the Mobile River and Mobile Bay on Alabama's coast.
News outlets quote officials with the bridge project as saying a toll of at least $3 and as much as $6 will be needed to pay for the bridge.
Construction is supposed to start next year, and the tolls won't start until work is done around 2025.
Alabama woman charged with embezzling $100,000 from store
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The former bookkeeper at a church thrift store in Alabama is charged with stealing more than $100,000 from the operation.
WPMI-TV reports 39-year-old Erin Adams Glen of Satsuma is free on bond after being accused of embezzling from a thrift store owned by the Mobile Catholic Archdiocese.
Third man arrested in 2013 deadly shooting at Oklahoma store
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma authorities say they've arrested a third person in the shooting of a 77-year-old man who was killed during a robbery more than five years ago.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that 33-year-old Jeremy Hugh Scott was arrested Friday near Denver for his involvement in the June 2013 death of Charles Nieman at a convenience store in Boise City, Oklahoma.
Descendants from last US slave ship gathering in Alabama
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The years have been hard on Africatown USA.
Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the coastal Alabama community now shows scarcely a trace of its founders.
Men arrested in Alabama in 2013 slaying in Oklahoma
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say they've arrested two people in the shooting death of a man who was killed during a robbery in Oklahoma more than five years ago.
A statement from the Mobile County Sheriff's Office says officers arrested Timothy Erish Dees and Zachery Lee Wilson on Wednesday.
The men are suspects in the slaying of 77-year-old Charles Nieman, who was killed during a holdup in Boise City, Oklahoma, in June 2013.
Man accused of molesting horse is charged in failed burglary
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of molesting a horse is now accused of trying to break into an Alabama home with a stun gun and a sex toy.
Alabama man held in Mississippi slaying
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man suspected of killing his estranged wife in Mississippi and abducting their 2-year-old daughter is in custody, and the child is safe.
WLOX-TV reports a Pascagoula judge set bond Wednesday for 27-year-old Joquincy McCord at $1.5 million on charges of murder and felony child abuse.
Competitor sues newcomer in Alabama gas price dispute
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A competitor is suing a newcomer in a gas price dispute in Alabama.
News outlets report that Oasis Travel Center LLC has sued Buc-ee's in federal court in Mobile, saying the company is illegally selling gasoline for less than state law allows.
Texas-based Buc-ee's opened its first store along Interstate 10 in Baldwin County on Jan. 21.
Teen pleads not guilty in Alabama officer’s slaying
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A teenager charged with capital murder in the shooting of a police officer in Mobile, Alabama, has pleaded not guilty.
News outlets report 19-year-old Marco Perez entered the plea during a hearing Monday.
First Mardi Gras parade of season rolling on Alabama coast
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Mardi Gras season is getting started on the Alabama coast.
The year's first parade rolls Saturday afternoon when the Krewe de la Dauphine holds its annual celebration on Dauphin Island.
The theme is "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere," and the floats will have a Jimmy Buffett theme. Thousands are expected to attend.
2 bodies found weeks after men were missing on coast
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have found two bodies in Gulf waters along the Alabama-Mississippi line weeks after two men were missing while fishing in Mobile Bay.
News outlets report the first body was discovered Thursday along Dauphin Island Parkway south of Mobile. Around the same time, workers with Mississippi Marine Resources found a body on Petit Bois Island.
First black queen of Alabama Mardi Gras group dies
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The first woman elected queen of Alabama's leading black Mardi Gras group has died.
News outlets report that Aline Jenkins Howard of Mobile died Thursday. She was 97.
Mobile has what it calls the nation's oldest Mardi Gras celebration and the groups that stage parades and balls historically were broken down by race.
Funeral set for Alabama officer slain in Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The funeral for an Alabama police officer who was slain in the line of duty is being planned in Mobile.
Officials say Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder will be remembered during a ceremony set for 11 a.m. Friday. A procession will follow, with burial at Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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Frontier Airlines to begin operations from coastal Alabama
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Frontier Airlines will offer direct flights from coastal Alabama to Chicago and Denver later this year.
News outlets reported Frontier will offer the service from a new passenger terminal using the Downtown Mobile Airport.
Service will begin May 1 with one-way fares as low as $39 for passengers heading to Chicago who reserve flights before midnight Wednesday.
Police officer gunned down in Mobile, Alabama
Authorities: Police officer gunned down in Mobile, Alabama
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A police officer has been shot to death in Mobile, Alabama.
Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Batiste told reporters that Officer Sean Tuder was gunned down Sunday afternoon.Batiste said one suspect has been taken into custody. However, he said he could not immediately confirm if the 19-year-old suspect fired the shot that killed Tuder. Batiste said the suspect had several prior warrants.
Alabama county OKs $4M incentive plan for new Airbus plant
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama county has approved a $4 million incentive plan for Airbus as the European aircraft maker is set to start building a factory near its existing plant there.
The Mobile County Commission tells news outlets in a statement that commissioners voted Monday to approve the money. Airbus will host a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for its new facility assembling the A220-300 plane. It'll be next to a plant where Airbus already produces the A320 in Mobile.
Couple dies from fire in southern Mississippi trailer
NEELY, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man and woman have died from a fire in a house trailer they used for hunting and recreation in the southeastern part of the state.
Local news outlets report the fire broke out early Thursday in the Neely community of Greene County.
Remains ID’d as girl in SUV that went over California cliff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Human remains found on a Northern California beach belong to one of the six adopted children killed along with their parents when their mother intentionally drove their SUV off a cliff, authorities said Wednesday.
Man arrested in Alabama apartment shooting death
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a man at an Alabama apartment complex last month.
Mobile police told news outlets that 23-year-old Nathan Bartholomew was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder.
Police say 20-year-old Mandrell Henley was found dead in a Mobile apartment Dec. 15.
Paroled repeat offender now accused of rape, kidnapping
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A repeat offender whose life sentences for rape were twice overturned is now back behind bars in Alabama, accused of attacking a fourth woman.
Al.com reported Saturday that 44-year-old Che' Duchaune Marks, who was paroled in August, is now facing rape and kidnapping charges in the December attack.
Navy to name destroyer for Vietnam POW who became senator
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer to be built in Mississippi will be named for a former Vietnam prisoner of war who became a U.S. senator from Alabama.
Airbus to build additional aircraft on US Gulf Coast
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The aerospace industry on the U.S. Gulf Coast received a boost Thursday as Airbus said it will fulfill two new aircraft orders at an expanding manufacturing operation in Alabama.
The European aircraft maker said 120 passenger aircraft ordered by JetBlue Airways and the startup airline Moxy will be built in a new factory near the company's existing plant in Mobile, Alabama.
Construction on the plant will begin later this month, the company said.
Mitchell has career-high 28, S. Alabama thumps Mobile 86-47
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Trhae Mitchell posted a career-high 28 points to go with eight rebounds and three blocks as South Alabama torched NAIA-member Mobile 86-47 on Thursday night.
Mitchell was 12 of 15 from the floor. Josh Ajayi added 16 points to go with 11 rebounds and Kory Holden chipped in 14 points, draining 4 of 9 from long range.
Cruise line: Autistic man climbed deck rail, went overboard
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An autistic man missing at sea since Sunday, when he disappeared from a Carnival Cruise Line ship traveling from Alabama to the western Caribbean, went overboard after climbing over a deck rail, the company said Wednesday. The family says he is presumed dead.
Relatives of the 22-year-old Johns Creek, Georgia, man believed "he may have been under the mistaken assumption that he was going swimming," the Miami-based company said in a release.
Carnival: Passenger reported missing on cruise from Alabama
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Carnival Cruise Line says a passenger is missing on a cruise ship from Alabama.
Carnival tells news outlets in a statement that the male passenger was reported missing as the Carnival Fantasy was bound for Progreso, Mexico.
The ship is on a five-day cruise and left Mobile on Saturday. It left Progreso at the scheduled time Monday afternoon with no indication that the person was found.
Scientists search for relics of Mobile’s past at work site
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Demolition work near a south Alabama jail is giving archaeologists an opportunity to learn more about Mobile's past.
Al.com reports that the work near the Mobile County Metro Jail is being done in preparation for a proposed Interstate 10 bridge, and archaeologists want to learn more about what's at the site, Al.com reported .
46-year-old man seeks youthful offender status in rape case
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A middle-aged man charged with raping a child almost 30 years ago has asked a judge to treat him as a youthful offender because he was still a teenager at the time of the alleged assault.
WALA-TV reports a defense attorney made the request in Mobile County on behalf of Timothy Lee Robinson, 46.
Postal workers accused of stealing mail, trafficking weed
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Four U.S. Postal Service workers in Alabama are accused of stealing packages in connection with a marijuana distribution scheme.
News outlets report U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore said this week that a grand jury indicted the four Mobile workers on federal charges in November.
Police: Man arrested in 1989 rape of girl in Alabama
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in the rape of a 3-year-old girl in Alabama after nearly three decades.
Mobile police Lt. Matthew James tells WPMI-TV that 46-year-old Timothy Robinson was arrested Friday in the 1989 assault.
Tuch’s game-winner lifts Vegas past Dallas, 4-2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights know the importance of winning at home.
Last season they went 29-10-2 on home ice during the regular season, en route to their remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Final.
This year, once again, the defending Western Conference champions are taking advantage of the atmosphere inside T-Mobile Arena.
South Alabama trustees fund new football stadium
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Trustees at the University of South Alabama in Mobile have approved funding to build a new football stadium on campus.
Al.com reports that board members meeting Friday authorized a $75 million bond issue to pay for construction of the planned stadium.
Church names 29 men accused of misconduct in south Alabama
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Almost 30 priests, deacons and other men have been "credibly accused" of sexual misconduct in south Alabama dating back to 1950, the Roman Catholic Church said Thursday as it released their names.
Statements released along with a letter from Archbishop Thomas Rodi Jr. show that of 29 men suspected of wrongdoing, 17 are dead and 12 others are prohibited from ministry.