Double-A Southern League GlanceMay 24, 2023 GMT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Four people were shot and wounded outside an Alabama bar early Sunday in what police described as an exchange of gunfire.
Birmingham Police Lt. Ron Harless said three men and a woman were shot outside Tin Roof in the city's Lakeview District, AL.com reported.
Double-A Southern League GlanceMay 21, 2023 GMT
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English scrap metal recycler sentenced to 9 months in jail for wall collapse that killed 5May 15, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The owner and a manager of an English scrap metal recycling plant were sentenced to nine months in jail Monday for safety lapses after a wall collapsed and killed five migrant workers in 2016, a government workplace safety agency said.
Double-A Southern League GlanceMay 15, 2023 GMT
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‘It’s just time’: 182-year-old Alabama church closes doorsMay 6, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Dwindling attendance by an increasingly elderly congregation at a historic Alabama church has prompted the difficult decision to close its doors for good, with the final worship service held this Sunday after 182 years.
McLaughlin nabs IndyCar win at Barber over GrosjeanMay 1, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin was once again racing Romain Grosjean for a potential win.
That's where the similarities to their last run-in ended.
McLaughlin got a late opening to surge past Grosjean, took advantage of it and was scarcely challenged the rest of the way Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park, where the New Zealander picked up his fourth career IndyCar win.
3 indicted in Alabama mail thefts involving stolen keysApril 29, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Three Alabama residents have been indicted in a federal investigation that found letter carrier illegally sold keys that allowed others to open and pilfer Birmingham-area mailboxes.
Double-A Southern League GlanceApril 16, 2023 GMT
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Lawsuit challenges districts in Alabama’s largest countyApril 7, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Friday challenges commission districts in Alabama's largest county, accusing the Jefferson County Commission of illegally packing Black voters into two districts and limiting their influence in the other three and the direction of government.
Financially struggling Birmingham college stays open for nowApril 6, 2023 GMT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham-Southern College will not close its doors this fall, officials at the financially struggling private college said Thursday, as the school works to stabilize its finances.
Report: 2 dead, 1 hurt in medical copter crash in AlabamaApril 3, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A medical helicopter responding to a call to airlift a hiker with breathing problems crashed Sunday southeast of the Alabama city of Birmingham, leaving two of its crew dead and sending the third to a hospital, authorities said.
Teen fatally shot in Birmingham; 3rd teen killed in a weekApril 2, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old high school student was shot and killed Saturday at an apartment complex in Birmingham, the third teen fatally shot in the city in a week.
Police identified him as Kamaree Shondale Phillips of Clay news outlets reported.
Ivey won’t support state funds for Birmingham-SouthernMarch 28, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will not support the use of state tax dollars to assist financially ailing Birmingham-Southern College, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
“The state has no plans to use the taxpayers’ public funds to bail out a private college,” spokeswoman Gina Maiola said in a statement to al.com
UK: Man charged over 2 fire attacks on people near mosquesMarch 23, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — British police have charged a 28-year-old man with two counts of attempted murder after men were set on fire near mosques.
The West Midlands Police force said Mohammed Abbkr was charged over attacks in London and Birmingham, central England.
UK: Man held over 2 fire attacks on people leaving mosquesMarch 22, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — British police said Wednesday that a man arrested on suspicion of setting a man on fire in the central English city of Birmingham has been linked to a similar attack in London last month.
Houston star Sasser now a big question mark at March MadnessMarch 17, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Marcus Sasser thought his groin felt better, certainly good enough to give it a go in the NCAA Tournament.
The All-American guard started for the top-seeded Houston Cougars against No.
Police: Man suspected of killing 4 in Alabama shootingsMarch 15, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities say a man is suspected of killing four people on Monday night shootings in two Alabama counties.
Texas Southern upsets Alcorn State 66-62 in SWACMarch 9, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Davon Barnes had 19 points in eighth-seeded Texas Southern's 66-62 victory against top-seeded Alcorn State on Wednesday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament.
Barnes was 8 of 11 shooting and 3 of 4 from the free throw line for the Tigers (12-20).
Grambling defeats Bethune-Cookman 87-72 in SWAC quartersMarch 8, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jourdan Smith had 23 points in Grambling's 87-72 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals.
Smith also contributed eight rebounds and three blocks for the Tigers (23-8).
Bothwell’s 35 lead Furman over Samford 93-79February 25, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mike Bothwell's 35 points led Furman over Samford 93-79 on Saturday.
Bothwell was 10 of 15 shooting, including 5 for 8 from distance, and went 10 for 11 from the line for the Paladins (24-7, 15-3 Southern Conference).
Striking Alabama coal miners offer to return to workFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coal miners who have been on strike for almost two years have offered to return to work.
The United Mine Workers of America sent a letter Feb. 17 to executives at Warrior Met Coal Inc.
Vulcan: Q4 Earnings SnapshotFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Vulcan Materials Co. (VMC) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $119.4 million.
The Birmingham, Alabama-based company said it had net income of 89 cents per share.
Encompass Health: Q4 Earnings SnapshotFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Encompass Health Corp. (EHC) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $89.4 million.
The Birmingham, Alabama-based company said it had net income of 89 cents per share.
Former police detective sentenced to life in prisonFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Birmingham police detective was sentenced Monday to spend the rest of her life in prison after being convicted of killing a woman she caught with her romantic partner.
Georgia lawmakers propose to block mining outside OkefenokeeJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A group of Georgia lawmakers is trying to prohibit future mining near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge, though their proposal wouldn't stop a company's mining application currently before state regulators.
Mental health crisis center opens in BirminghamJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday marked the opening of a new mental health crisis center in Birmingham, one of six such centers in the state intended to address a dire service shortage.
Huntsberry’s 19 help North Texas knock off UAB 63-52January 21, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kai Huntsberry had 19 points in North Texas' 63-52 win against UAB on Saturday night.
Huntsberry also contributed six assists and three steals for the Mean Green (16-5, 7-3 Conference USA).
Historic Black churches receive $4M in preservation grantsJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Administrators of a trust fund established to preserve historic Black churches in the United States on Friday revealed a list of houses of worship receiving $4 million in financial grants.
Regulators move mine plan near Okefenokee a big step forwardJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A company's plan to mine minerals just outside the Okefenokee Swamp and its federally protected wildlife refuge moved a big step closer Thursday to approval by Georgia regulators, who have spent years evaluating the project that opponents say could permanently harm an ecological treasure.
Dye puts up 19 in Samford’s 83-58 win against WoffordJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Logan Dye's 19 points helped Samford defeat Wofford 83-58 on Wednesday night.
Dye shot 8 for 11, including 3 for 4 from beyond the arc for the Bulldogs (11-7, 5-0 Southern Conference).
Birmingham OKs plan to offer tiny shelters to the homelessJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tiny shelters for the homeless were approved Tuesday by the Birmingham City Council.
The city plans to use up to $1 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to fund the program, along with support from non-profit organizations and corporate communities, al.com reported.
Prosecutors: 11 charged in illegal sports betting operationJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday that 11 people across the country have been charged with tax evasion and other crimes in connection to an online sports betting organization.
County declares emergency over underground landfill fireJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
MOODY, Ala. (AP) — A county commission on Tuesday declared a state of emergency regarding an underground landfill fire that has been burning since November in Alabama.
The St. Clair County Commission voted to approve the emergency declaration, news outlets reported, in order to take more aggressive efforts to combat the fire at a private landfill.
Alabama mattress company to close after more than 107 yearsDecember 30, 2022 GMT
PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — After more than 107 years in business in the Birmingham metropolitan area, the Ensley Fairfield Mattress Co. is closing its doors.
The business, which has spanned three generations of Holtzclaw family ownership, opened in 1915 and will shut down at the end of January.
2 teens arrested in Alabama drive-by death of sleeping girlDecember 24, 2022 GMT
BIRMINIGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two teenagers face murder charges in a drive-by shooting this week that left a sleeping 12-year-old girl in Alabama dead, police said.
Murder warrants were issued for Ja’Von Eric Wilson, 19, and Jarei Lamar Vance, 18, both of Birmingham, Sgt.
Landfill fire near Birmingham burning for almost a monthDecember 23, 2022 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An underground fire has been raging at an environmental landfill near Birmingham for almost a month, covering Alabama's largest metro area with smoke.
Now, state officials, local fire departments and county commissions are trying to determine the next steps and who will cover the costs associated with putting it out, al.com reported.
Walker’s 25 lead UAB past Charlotte 76-68December 23, 2022 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jordan Walker's 25 points helped UAB defeat Charlotte 76-68 on Thursday night.
Walker also added five rebounds for the Blazers (10-2). Eric Gaines added 15 points while shooting 5 for 10 (3 for 4 from 3-point range) and 2 of 4 from the free throw line, and he also had five assists.
Sleeping 12-year-old girl killed in drive-by shootingDecember 21, 2022 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A sleeping 12-year-old girl was killed before dawn Wednesday when shots were fired into her Birmingham home, the city's mayor said.
The Birmingham Police Department said the shooting was reported shortly before 2 a.m.