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BRANTLEY, Ala. (AP) — An escaped Alabama inmate has been captured after more than a week on the lam.

The Department of Corrections says 34-year-old Dustin Joel Morton was arrested Tuesday in the south Alabama town of Brantley. He escaped from the Elba Work Release Center about 20 miles away on Feb. 17.  

Morton was serving a 15-year sentence for obstructing justice and using a false identity in Marshall County. He was sentenced in September 2017.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a location in southeast Alabama to build the state's fifth veterans home.

Al.com says the department sent out requests for site selection proposals Monday. The plan is to build a 182,000-square-foot (16,900-square-meter) home to provide skilled nursing care for 150 to 175 veterans. The minimum site requirement is 27 acres (11 hectares).

NWS Confirms Multiple Tornadoes in Alabama

Apr 23, 2018

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least four tornadoes struck the Gulf Coast yesterday, including at least two in Alabama.

Forecasters confirmed a pair of EF-0 tornadoes struck Baldwin County yesterday afternoon. Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack tells WALA-TV that five people were injured, and one of the five was in serious condition as of yesterday evening.

Associated Press

As cities across the country are tearing down and relocating Confederate monuments, a county in southern Alabama on Sunday unveiled a new one.

Several hundred people attended a dedication ceremony for the "Unknown

 Alabama Confederate Soldiers" at Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in Crenshaw County, Alabama, 55 miles south of Montgomery.

The memorial park's owner and developer, David Coggins, says the groups in attendance weren't white nationalists or racists, but were acknowledging their heritage and honoring Confederate soldiers everywhere.

New Confederate Monument to be Unveiled This Weekend

Aug 25, 2017

Confederate monuments have been the topic of many discussions lately, mostly about them being torn down or covered up.

But a new Confederate monument is set to be unveiled this weekend in Crenshaw County. The monument is dedicated to “unknown Alabama Confederate soldiers.” David Coggins, the owner of Confederate Memorial Park where the monument will be located, says it is intended to honor Confederate soldiers who died in battle and never received a proper burial.