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Arrest made in 2004 cold case in Talladega County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TALLADEGA COUNTY — A Munford man was arrested and charged in a 2004 murder in Talladega County, according to Attorney General Steve Marshall. Quentin Jabar Estelle, 34, was taken into custody by the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. The victim, John William Hoover, Jr., died of multiple gunshot wounds. Hoover's body was f ...

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How a clean-cut Eagle Scout became a fentanyl drug lord

By CLAIRE GALOFARO and LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope. It had arrived with 10 round, blue pi ...

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‘Chicken sludge’ on fields draws complaints of stench, flies

By The Associated Press GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — People in rural Alabama are raising concerns about the use of "chicken sludge" as fertilizer on farm fields as the state considers new rules on how such products can be used. Julie Lay says the sludge from a poultry processing plant created an overpowering stench when it was applied to a neighbor's farm fields. Lay says flies also invaded her property in Mar ...

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Deep South states have among the worst adult obesity rates

By The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Deep South states of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi are among nine states where at least 35% of adults are obese. Those findings are included in a national report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Trust for America's Health, which emphasis the health problems associated with obesity. Mississippi tied with West Virginia in 2018 for highest level of a ...

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Alabama mayor vetoes pay raises for himself, City Council

The Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city's mayor has vetoed raises for himself and members of the city council. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle nixed the increases Friday. News outlets report Battle said, in a news release, that he had a "philosophical difference" with council members on how they should be compensated, saying they should strive to be involved in their communities as citize ...

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Man charged with manslaughter after deadly bar fight in Tuscaloosa

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA — The charge against a man police say threw a fatal punch at a Tuscaloosa bar, has been upgraded to manslaughter. Ryan Gunning, 23, was originally charged with third-degree assault, according to WIAT. That charge has now been upgraded to manslaughter after the victim died due to a brain injury. [caption id="attachment_88018" align="alignleft" width="300"] ...

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Man arrested in killing of Alabama State student

By The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man accused of killing an Alabama State University student. Montgomery police charged 23-year-old William Slater with murder in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Alexis Moss. Slater was arrested Thursday in the death of Moss, who was shot to death last week in Montgomery. News outlets report that an investigation found the shooting ...

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Woman pleads guilty in Alabama to financing terror

Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to help al-Qaeda has pleaded guilty in Alabama to a charge of concealing terrorism financing. Federal prosecutors say Alaa Mohd Abusaad entered the plea Friday during a hearing in federal court in Tuscaloosa. Authorities arrested the one-time University of Alabama student last year. Court documents show Abusaad communicated over messaging pr ...

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Bahamians look for loved ones as 1,300 missing after Dorian

By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends. They search amid alarming reports that 1,300 people remain listed as missing nearly two weeks after Hurricane Dorian hit the northern Bahamas. The government has cautioned that the list is preliminary and many could be staying ...

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Lawsuit: Poor information led to fatal Colonial Pipeline blast in Pelham

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses a pipeline company of failing to tell work crews where a major U.S. pipeline was underground before they ruptured the line, touching off a deadly explosion. The workers were trying to make repairs after the pipeline leaked gasoline in Alabama and was shut down in 2016, threatening U.S. gasoline supplies. The estate of Anthony Willingham, an Al ...

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