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DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Nearly 100 years since being wrongly accused of rape, the nine African Americans known as the "Scottsboro Boys" will be honored in a new museum in Alabama.

The Celebrating Early Old Town with Art board will formally unveil the museum's plans at its annual gala in Decatur next month.

Al.com reports the primary goal of the museum is to "depict Decatur's role in the historic trial, reflecting the civil rights struggles and victories during that era."

 

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee man died when his canoe capsized on an Alabama river.

News outlets report that the accident occurred Friday evening near Scottsboro on the Tennessee River.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says 51-year-old Gregory Lawson from Hixon, Tennessee was killed when the canoe capsized.

A woman with Lawson was able to swim to shore for help.

State authorities said Saturday that the incident remains under investigation.

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Community members held a prayer vigil Saturday as the search continues for a missing 3-year-old who disappeared from a birthday party last week.

News outlets report family members and supporters gathered at St. James AME Church, a church a few blocks from the housing development where the child disappeared. Kamille McKinney, known as "Cupcake" to her family, disappeared last Saturday during a birthday party.

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TODAY—CLOUDY WITH A HIGH AROUND EIGHTY. SLIGHT RAIN CHANCE

TONIGHT—CLOUDY WITH A LOW IN THE MID SIXTIES. SLIGHT RAIN CHANCE

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TODAY— CLOUDY WITH A HIGH IN THE MID EIGHTIES. SLIGHT RAIN CHANCE

TONIGHT—CLEAR WITH A LOW AROUND SEVENTY. SLIGHT RAIN CHANCE

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TODAY—RAINY WITH A HIGH IN THE UPPER SEVENTIES. SLIGHT RAIN CHANCE

TONIGHT—SOME RAIN WITH A LOW IN THE LOW SIXTIES. SLIGHT RAIN CHANCE

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TODAY-- RAINY WITH A HIGH IN THE UPPER SEVENTIES. SLIGHT RAIN CHANCE

DOG-tober

Oct 19, 2019
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Adopting a dog from a shelter is good for the dog, but it's also good for you.  Dogs are social animals that will keep you company, even if you're just watching TV, reading a book or checking your email.  They help relieve stress and lower your risk of heart problems.  And they offer unconditional love.  It's one of the best things you can do for yourself - and your new best friend!

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Tropical Storm Nestor is bearing down on the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains. Forecasters expect blustery winds and heavy rain in parts of Alabama, Georgia and northern Florida, reaching the Carolinas and Virginia by Sunday. The system is threatening to hit an area of the Florida Panhandle that was devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. That earlier storm left thousands of people homeless and nearly wiped the Panhandle city of Mexico Beach off the map. By contrast, Florida doesn’t appear to be bracing for a catastrophe.

Visual Vernacular: A different kind of storytelling

Oct 18, 2019

Justin Perez is a fifth generation deaf person, but has had no problem making himself heard.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Perez has spent time working for the Alabama Department of Mental Health Deaf Services as a Visual Gestural Specialist, and for the University of Alabama as an American Sign Language instructor. He has since moved on to work for the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education in Indianapolis as an Educational Consultant.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama continues to lead in fundraising as he heads to a tough reelection fight.

The Deep South Democrat raised $2 million last quarter, more than all the GOP primary candidates combined, according to the latest campaign fundraising reports. He has a campaign balance of $5 million.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Wednesday made its execution protocol public after being ordered to do so by a federal judge.

The Alabama Department of Corrections filed a redacted copy of its execution procedure with the federal court following a legal fight with news outlets over the release of the information. A judge allowed the state to keep some of the information secret for security reasons.

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OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The family of an Alabama college student who died from complications of improperly prescribed birth control medication has been awarded $9 million in their wrongful death, medical malpractice suit.

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