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ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Larry Pierce was married to his high school sweetheart for 46 years. After sharing nearly half a century of life with her, he was devastated when she died in 2015. Retired from the sheriff's office, where he'd worked in corrections, Larry didn't know what he would do with…

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JASPER, Ala. (AP) — The question that Cassie Crowell gets asked the most when she is out in the community with youth participating in the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama's local summer program is "Are y'all new?"

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's State Democratic Executive Committee has voted 80 to 73 to adopt new bylaws supported by the party chairwoman at a contentious meeting in Montgomery.

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VERBENA, Ala. (AP) — A confrontation that began after a vehicle struck and killed a dog on a rural Alabama road ended with a woman shot dead, her husband wounded by gunfire and another man charged with murder, police said Friday.

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CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A furnace-like "flash drought" is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, wilting garden plants and raising alarm among farmers, according to a weekly report updated Thursday.

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones walked into a recent town hall and declared he was ready for whatever his constituents wanted to throw at him. But first, he wanted to address the biggest news from Washington: The House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

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BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — Officials are investigating the recent death of an inmate who was killed after rushing at officers who then used "physical measures" to subdue him, the Alabama prison system said Monday.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Cam Ward announced Monday he will challenge two-term incumbent Justice Greg Shaw for a seat on the Alabama Supreme Court, setting up a significant Republican primary battle in 2020.

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DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — On the trailer for the 16th season of Bravo's popular show "Top Chef," Kelsey Barnard Clark looks at the camera and says, "I seem like a Southern belle, but you certainly don't know the other side of me." Appearances can be deceiving, and the pretty blonde from Alabama ce…