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Colin Kaepernick-Rosa Parks comparisons 'not a stretch,' NAACP President Cornell Brooks says
Colin Kaepernick deserves comparison to Rosa Parks, according to the president of the NAACP. Cornell William Brooks said there is a line linking Parks' refusal to stand in a Montgomery bus to give up her seat to a white person to Mr. Kaepernick's refusal to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner." ...
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Conference committee tries to break oil spill deadlock
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A conference committee will make a last-ditch effort to break a legislative deadlock on how to use Alabama's settlement money from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The committee will meet Wednesday morning to try to broker an agreeable compromise between sharply divided ...
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Michigan offers 4-star athlete Quindarious Monday
Monday, a junior, has received numerous offers, including from Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia.        
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State: More Alabama hunters reporting deer kills
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's wildlife agency says more hunters are reporting the number of deer they kill in the state under a new, mandatory system. A statement from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says hunters had reported killing about 81,000 deer in the state as of ...
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Montgomery police officer critical, woman stable after crash
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Montgomery police officer and a woman were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Montgomery. It happened Friday about 1 p.m. Police Chief Ernest Finley tells WSFA-TV ( ) the injured officer was identified as 22-year-old Carlos Taylor, who's been on the force for two years. ...
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Historic gin building eyed for development in Prattville
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Developers in the central Alabama city of Prattville are looking at a plan to bring new life into a historic landmark. LEDIC Realty Co. is trying to finish a deal to purchase an old cotton gin factory at the town's center with plans to restore it ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Montgomery Alabama Montgomery Advertiser Prattville Alabama Daniel Pratt Cotton gin Real estate City Alabama
Bentley seeks 4 percent raise for state workers
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is using the first day of the legislative session to propose a 4-percent pay raise for state employees, a figure that immediately drew skepticism from some lawmakers over whether the state could afford it. Finance Director Clinton Carter announced the proposed raise ...
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Alabama inmates do mannequin challenge; state investigates
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Inmates in an Alabama prison are taking part in the "mannequin challenge" sweeping the country, using an illegal cellphone. reports ( ) that the men wearing prisoner clothing labeled Alabama Department of Corrections shot a nearly minute-long video of themselves freezing in various positions. They ...
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Autopsy: Man shot self in Alabama police station
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A preliminary autopsy shows that an Alabama man who died of a gunshot inside Selma's police station shot himself to death.
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Ozark moves forward with city cleanup plans
OZARK, Ala. (AP) - Ozark is moving forward with plans to clean up the city. WSFA TV reports ( the cleanup process is underway and Mayor Bob Bunting is hoping homeowners will join in the initiative. Bunting is working to keep every promise he made while campaigning to be the ...
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Alabama schools, police say clown scare no laughing matter
Facebook posts have authorities worried about clowns wreaking havoc at schools.       
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Martin Luther King Jr. stabbed during a book signing in 1958
Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed by Izola Ware Curry in a crowded Harlem department store.
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Motorcycle rider dies in head-on crash near Prattville
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama state troopers say a motorcyclist is dead after a head-on crash near Prattville. reports ( ) 32-year-old Joseph Earl Wesson was killed early Sunday when his Triumph motorcycle collided with a Ford Ranger Truck. Cpl. Jess Thornton of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says ...
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