Carbon Hill

 

CARBON HILL, Ala. (AP) — A controversial small-town mayor in Alabama has resigned after complaining online about the University of Alabama football team's support for the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers submitted his resignation letter Saturday to the clerk in the city of about 2,000 people outside Birmingham. The council will discuss it on Wednesday.

CARBON HILL, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a city councilman has been arrested and accused of killing his wife during an argument.

Carbon Hill city councilman 51-year-old Robert Perry Warren was charged with manslaughter in the death of 51-year-old Lisa Warren.

She was last seen on Feb. 24 and Robert Warren reported her missing the next day. Carbon Hill Police Chief Eric House says Robert Warren led authorities to his wife's body Saturday.

CARBON HILL, Ala. (AP) — Two leaders of an Alabama city have resigned after their mayor posted a comment on Facebook about "killing out" socialists, "baby killers" and gay and transgender people.

But mayor Mark Chambers refused to step down and told residents of Carbon Hill that he plans to run for reelection.

Protesters staged a die-in and then confronted Chambers during Monday's meeting, where he sat between two empty chairs.

Some asked just how he would like to kill them. One carried a sign saying "if you kill me, my ghost will haunt you."

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CARBON HILL, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of a rural northwest Alabama town who posted online about "killing out" gay and transgender people has posted an apology, after initially denying he was responsible.

WBRC-TV reported that Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers complained on Facebook that "homosexuals lecture us on morals" and "transvestites lecture us on human biology." He also complained about "baby killers" and "socialists."

Chambers wrote: "The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out."