Alabama News

Weekend Storms Cause Damage in Ky. and Ala.

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP–Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency on Saturday as powerful storms ripped through the state causing flash floods, power outages and property damage, including from a possible tornado in Hopkinsville. There were no immediate reports …

Walmart Said She Shoplifted; Jury Awards Her $2.1 Million

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman who says she was falsely arrested for shoplifting at a Walmart and then threatened by the company after her case was dismissed has been awarded $2.1 million in damages. A Mobile County jury …

Alabama Communities Still Cleaning Up After Deadly Flooding

PELHAM Ala. (AP) — Communities affected by last week’s flash flooding, which left roads and neighborhoods under water and killed four people in Alabama, are still working to clean up the mess and address persistent drainage issues that seem to …

Huge Blaze Engulfs Railroad Tie Recycling Plant in Alabama

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A fire that apparently started with a lightning strike and grew so large it showed up on weather radar engulfed a pile of thousands of railroad ties at a recycling plant in rural west Alabama. The …

Alabama Utilities Blame ‘Flushable Wipes’ for Clogged Pipes

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama utility operators are trying to discourage the state’s residents from believing the claims of “flushable wipes,” asking people not to throw them away in the toilet. The utilities are blaming the wipes for clogging pipes …

Remnants of Danny Bring Rain to Ala.; Enrique Weakens to Tropical Depression

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Danny weakened to a tropical depression hours after it made landfall Monday evening on South Carolina’s coast but the system continued to dump heavy rains on the state and portions of Georgia. In the …

Youth Home Exec Says ‘Words Cannot Explain’ Alabama Crash

CAMP HILL, Ala. (AP) — Girls have often lived a life of abuse, abandonment or neglect by the time they land at a Christian youth home in rural Alabama, but an annual trip to the beach with the director and …

Claudette Regains Tropical Storm Strength After 13 Deaths

ATLANTA (AP) — Claudette regained tropical storm status Monday morning as it neared the coast of the Carolinas less than two days after 13 people died — including eight children in a multi-vehicle crash — due to the effects of …

Major Damage to Alabama Mobile Home Park Amid Tropical Storm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a suspected tornado spurred by Tropical Storm Claudette demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes in a small town just north of the Florida border. Sheriff Heath Jackson in Escambia County …

Barge Stuck on Alabama Dam, so Mississippi Yards Flooding

COLUMBUS, Miss.. (AP) — A barge is stuck against a dam in Alabama, causing flooded yards in Mississippi, officials said. The barge can’t be removed from the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam in Aliceville, Alabama, until the water goes down, …