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Apple takes on Netflix with a $5-a-month streaming service

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the same month, for just $7. It may be sheer coincidence that the cost of paying for both Apple and Disn ...

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Gulf Shores: Nevada man died from fall and not police gunshots

By The Associated Press GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — A preliminary autopsy says a Nevada man who was shot twice by Alabama police died from jumping off a condominium tower, not the gunshots. News outlets that Baldwin County sheriff's officials released findings of the death of 38-year-old Russell Mallette of Sparks, Nevada, on Wednesday. Authorities say Gulf Shores police stopped Mallette early Monday, and the ...

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Teen, 21-year-old woman killed in crash near Vernon

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports VERNON — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a double-fatal crash that happened on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Caitlin R. Dobbins, age 21, and a teenager were killed when the Mazda 6 Dobbins was driving collided with a Dodge Ram truck. They both were pronounced dead at the scene, according to troopers. The crash happened at 8:10 a.m. on AL 17, north of ...

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Man sorry for beer stunt preceding teacher’s suspension

By The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA — A man who opened a beer and drank it during a class at the University of Alabama has apologized after a teacher was suspended following the incident. Alabama officials said Thursday they had received an email from Trevor Nappier taking blame for what happened and asking the school to reconsider its suspension of marketing instructor Joel Strayer. The Associated Press obt ...

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Moment of silence to replace high school’s pregame prayer

By the Associated Press OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama high school will no longer allow student-led public prayer before its football games. News outlets report Opelika City Schools Superintendent Mark Neighbors announced Monday that the district's high school will hold a moment of silence instead. WTVM-TV reports a social media movement is encouraging fans to recite the Lord's Prayer during this Friday's ...

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Hoover man wanted on felony child abuse charge in Jefferson County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is asking for information leading to the arrest of a Hoover man. Charles Edward Jackson, 29, is facing a felony warrant for child abuse. Crime Stoppers said he has been wanted in Jefferson County since Sept. 10, 2019. His last known address was in the 5100 block of Summer Place Parkway in Hoover. If you have informa ...

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Alabama college suspends fraternity over hazing allegation

By The Associated Press TROY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama university has suspended its Sigma Chi chapter over a hazing allegation. Troy University spokesman Clif Lusk tells reporters the chapter was suspended effective Sept. 9. The school and city police are now investigating. Police Chief Randall Barr says officers received a report of a physical assault related to the fraternity. He says no criminal charges ha ...

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Hoover man wanted on felony shooting complaint charge in Jefferson County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is asking for information leading to the arrest of a Hoover man. Devon Martez Easley, 28, is facing a felony shooting complaint charge. Crime Stoppers said he has been wanted in Jefferson County since Sept. 9, 2019. His last known address was in the 2100 block of Emerald Point Drive, in Hoover. If you have informati ...

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Trump denies ordering NOAA to rebuke forecasters over Dorian

By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied instructing an aide to urge a federal agency to repudiate weather forecasters who contradicted his claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama. Trump responded to a New York Times report that acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to have the National Oceanic and Atmo ...

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Moody Area Chamber of Commerce hosting ‘Dancing with Moody Stars’

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MOODY — Dancing with Moody Stars will raise money for the Moody Police and Fire Departments on Nov. 15, 2019. The Moody Area Chamber of Commerce will host the event at the Moody Civic Center. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Sponsors will receive six VIP tickets and advertising space. Educators, business leaders and first responders will be among those ...

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