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Veteran journalist and Alabama native has died in Ohio at age 94

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Associated Press reporter and editor Joe McKnight, an Alabama native who spent most of his 40-year AP career in Ohio, has died at his home in Columbus. He was 94. His wife Peggy McKnight says he died Monday after his health began failing several weeks ago. The Selma native joined The Associated Press in Atlanta in 1951 and worked in Birmingham and Wichita, Kansas, offices before ...

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Alabama investigates 5 cases of lung disease tied to vaping

By The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Public Health says it's investigating five reports of potentially severe lung disease associated with electronic cigarettes or vaping. The department told news outlets that it's evaluating the reports and will release information as it becomes available. A department statement says the group is joining other state health departments i ...

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18-month-old dies from suspected child abuse injury

CLEVELAND, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say an 18-month-old baby at the center of a child abuse investigation has died. News outlets report that the boy died Monday. Authorities said the charges will be upgraded against the child's mother and boyfriend. Samantha McCormack, 24, will be charged with reckless murder and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Robert Elmore Jr., will be charged with capital murder. Autho ...

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NOAA chief thanks Alabama weather office in Dorian forecast

By JAY REEVES Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both defended the administration on Tuesday and thanked a local weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump's claims about Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama. Acting administrator Neil Jacobs told a meteorology group that a NOAA statement issued last Friday which criticized th ...

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72-year-old woman found dead after crash on Birmingham Road

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SYLVAN SPRINGS — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said a medical condition could have led to a crash on Birmingham Road. The vehicle was discovered around 5:57 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, on Birmingham Road. Deputies found the 72-year-old woman deceased behind the wheel and her foot was still on the accelerator. The traffic fatality is under investigation, b ...

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DNC: Alabama Democratic Party hasn’t met basic obligations

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee said Monday that the Alabama Democratic Party is failing to meet basic obligations and national party officials have withheld funds because of the chronic problems. DNC Chairman Tom Perez delivered the rebuke in a letter outlining the status of challenges filed against the state party. He said Alabama ...

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Sheriff: Dog led officers to wanted man who ran over Calhoun County deputy

By The Associated Press OHATCHEE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a wanted man ran over a sheriff's deputy, prompting law enforcement to shoot him multiple times. News outlets report a dog led two Calhoun County sheriff's deputies and an Ohatchee police officer into the woods where they found Fred Barksdale inside his truck Monday morning. The officials were looking for Barksdale to serve three outst ...

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Man dies in balcony fall after shootout with police in Gulf Shores

By The Associated Press GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Alabama investigators say a Nevada man died Monday in a fall from a balcony after a 4 a.m. shootout with officers. Sgt. Jason Woodruff says 38-year-old Russell Mallette (MAL-et) of Sparks, Nevada, fled to a condominium after a traffic stop. Police said Mallette attacked an officer in the building, grabbed his gun and shot it. That officer took cover and was n ...

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Free lunch for first responders on 9/11 at Wintzell’s Oyster House

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports LEEDS — Local police and firefighters will be offered free lunch on Sept. 11. at Wintzell's Oyster House. Marketing Director Donald Jones said the offer is a way for Wintzell's to be a good neighbor and to show appreciation. "We are proud to support our communities," said Jones. "You can never go wrong in giving a little something back to the community." Participati ...

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Stabbing at pediatrician’s office in Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Detectives with the Birmingham Police Department are investigating a stabbing at a pediatrician's office. According to reports, a man entered Morgan Pediatrics around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Police said he stabbed the victim after an altercation. The suspect fled the scene and was taken into custody a short distance from Morgan Pediatrics. T ...

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