March 3, 2013 12:36 PM
SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says current threats to voting rights make this year's Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Alabama more than a commemoration. The annual event taking place Sunday in Selma commemorates the beating of voting rights marchers on "Bloody Sunday" in 1965 as they began... more »
January 16, 2013 8:53 PM
Lt. Aaron Lucas, 31, is accused of targeting at least 15 young girls across southern Colorado.
"Specifically in El Paso County, we've had two cases which we had linked Lucas to," Lt. Jeff Kramer said. "One of those was the June 19 kidnapping of a young girl in the... more »
January 8, 2013 12:05 AM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Alabama rolled to its second consecutive BCS championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in a BCS championship game that was no classic after all. AJ McCarron threw four touchdown passes and Eddie Lacy ran for 140 yards and scored... more »
December 13, 2012 9:43 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado State football team will visit Alabama next season and again in 2015 or 2017 in an agreement that will earn the Rams $3 million. Rams coach Jim McElwain served as the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator from 2008-11. He can use the experience of... more »
October 1, 2012 9:11 PM
"I just always wanted to fly airplanes," says Frank Macon, a Tuskegee Airman. "Any airplane would go over and I was out looking at it."
That was growing up for Macon in Colorado Springs in the 20s and 30s. He lived on Pine Street with his two aunts; around... more »
August 13, 2012 12:25 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates. Overall, more than a third of adults are obese but rates vary by state. The latest figures are based on a 2011 telephone survey that asked adults their height and weight. For the first... more »
June 13, 2012 7:04 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The three-day hunt for a man charged with killing three people near Auburn University ended with the suspect walking up the steps of an Alabama courthouse and peacefully turning himself in to a U.S. Marshal waiting inside. Hours after his surrender, Desmonte Leonard was being held... more »
February 23, 2012 3:26 AM
ATTALLA, Ala. (AP) - Roger Simpson said he looked down the road and saw a little girl running outside her home but didn't give it another thought. Police in eastern Alabama, however, say the man witnessed a murder in progress. Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to... more »
January 23, 2012 10:08 AM
CLAY, Ala. (AP) -- Two people were killed in the Birmingham, Ala., area as storms pounded the South and Midwest, prompting tornado warnings in a handful of states early Monday.
At least one of the areas affected by the storms, which were part of a system that stretched from... more »
January 10, 2012 3:23 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Alabama split the games and swept the titles. The Crimson Tide was voted No. 1 in the final AP poll for the eighth time, tying Notre Dame for the most of any team in college football, after winning a rematch with LSU in the BCS championship... more »
November 29, 2011 12:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling... more »
August 12, 2011 8:06 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Leaders of Alabama's largest county have rejected a settlement with Wall Street to pay off more than $3.1 billion in debt.
The unanimous Friday vote by five members of the Jefferson County Commission again delays a decision on whether they need to file what would... more »
August 12, 2011 8:22 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Commissioners in Alabama's largest county say they hope to vote on whether to settle with Wall Street or file the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Jefferson County commissioners have delayed a decision for two weeks while negotiating with creditors. Members say they expect to... more »
June 19, 2011 3:51 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - It's a big Father's Day for an Alabama man whose wife gave birth to sextuplets.
More than 50 medical professionals helped deliver the six babies born Saturday to Heather and Mitchell Carroll at the Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.
The five girls and one... more »
June 17, 2011 5:05 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Organizers of the June 14 Bama Rising tornado relief benefit concert headlined by the country music group Alabama say the event raised more than $2 million.
More than 13,000 people attended the concert at Birmingham's Civic Complex to help raise money for recovery efforts throughout... more »
May 7, 2011 4:08 PM
A Facebook page created by an Alabama woman is helping tornado victims in the South to recover their personal photographs and other items. Patty Bullion lives in the town of Lester near the Tennessee border.
The tornadoes missed her home but in the hours following the storm she said,... more »
May 1, 2011 6:57 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The deadly storms that roared across the South last week flattened churches and crushed the homes of pastors and parishioners from Mississippi to Virginia.
So on the first Sunday after the disaster, believers streamed into houses of worship to give thanks for being spared, to... more »
May 1, 2011 4:36 PM
Earlier today the Pike Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross announced that their ECRV (Emergency Communications Response Vehicle) would be deployed to assist in recovery efforts in areas affected by Tornado ravage in the South. Since then the Red Cross has updated that the vehicle along with resources from... more »
May 1, 2011 2:13 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Officials at the National Weather Service say the tornado that killed at least 25 people in the Alabama town of Hackleburg was packing winds stronger than 200 mph.
The weather service report says the tornado was given an EF5 rating, the highest possible. The report... more »
April 30, 2011 4:56 PM
PRATT CITY, Ala. (AP) - Volunteers are working aggressively to bring food, water and other necessities to parts of the South ravaged by the second-deadliest day of tornadoes in history.
The death toll from Wednesday's storms keeps rising. At least 341 people were killed across seven states, including at... more »
April 28, 2011 7:03 PM
PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Alabama's governor says storms that devastated the South left 180 people dead in that state, bringing the total death toll in the region to 266. Leah Garner, the deputy press secretary for Gov. Robert Bentley, said Thursday that the death toll in... more »
April 28, 2011 2:18 PM
PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say the death toll in Alabama has risen to 162 after a storm that spawned dozens of tornadoes pummeled the South, obliterating towns across six states.
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency said in a news release Thursday that the total confirmed dead in... more »
April 27, 2011 9:29 PM
An emergency official in Alabama says storms there have killed 25 people today. That brings the regional toll to 37. more »
March 31, 2011 11:21 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The only shocker about the end to Wichita State's season was the location. J.T. Durley and Graham Hatch scored 12 points each to lead a balanced offense, and the Shockers overwhelmed top-seeded Alabama 66-57 on Thursday night to win the NIT championship at Madison Square Garden.... more »
December 11, 2010 1:28 PM
CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say they have found human remains believed to be the daughter of an Alabama man already charged with murder in the girl's death.
Mobile Police Maj. Kara Rose says search teams found the remains at 9 a.m. Saturday in Alabama, just half an hour... more »
September 30, 2010 8:46 AM
Police in Philadelphia, Mississippi, say no foul play is suspected in the death of a Colorado Springs woman whose body was found hanging from a tree on Saturday.
Police Chief Dickie Sistrunk tells The Neshoba Democrat that an autopsy report shows the death of Donna Giao Dao, 34, of... more »
September 7, 2010 10:08 AM
The lawyer for the mother of an Alabama teen who disappeared in Aruba has dismissed claims by the Dutchman suspected in the case that he extorted money from the parents to get back at them.
Speaking on NBC's Today Show Tuesday, John Kelly, a lawyer for Natalee Holloway's mother... more »
August 16, 2010 8:02 AM
Louisiana shrimpers have more than the usual worries as they hit the water today for the opening of shrimp season.
Besides concerns over how much they'll catch and what they'll get for it, there's anxiety about how much damage the shrimp population has truly suffered from the lengthy oil... more »
July 28, 2010 4:38 PM
The private contractor that handles the bulk of the work servicing NASA's space shuttle fleet is notifying 1,400 employees in Florida, Texas and Alabama that they will be laid off in the fall.
United Space Alliance this week began telling workers, including 900 employees at the Kennedy Space Center,... more »
July 5, 2010 2:18 PM
A wooden deck crumpled under a group of Fourth of July partiers in Alabama, killing one person and injuring six others.
Seven partygoers plummeted three stories when the deck at an apartment complex in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover collapsed Sunday night. Two uninhabited decks below were crushed by... more »
June 15, 2010 8:11 AM
President Barack Obama will address the nation this evening, in a televised speech you'll see on NewsFirst5 at 6 pm, a revised time.
On a visit to Mississippi and Alabama Monday, the president tried to sound both in command and upbeat, saying he's confident the Gulf Coast will eventually... more »
June 7, 2010 1:09 PM
A former commander of the Pueblo Chemical Depot has been named director of stockpile operations for the Army agency that oversees storage of the nation's chemical weapons.
The Chemical Materials Agency announced the appointment of Col. John J. Megnia on Monday. The agency is based at Aberdeen Proving Ground,... more »
June 4, 2010 8:21 AM
The uncle of a teen who disappeared in Aruba in 2005 says he hopes authorities there reopen the case now that the man linked to his niece's disappearance has been arrested in a killing in Peru and is facing extortion charges in Alabama.
Speaking to NBC's "Today" show Friday,... more »
June 3, 2010 6:55 PM
Globs of oil are washing into Mobile Bay and onto the white-sand beach at Fort Morgan, a Civil War fort. The coin-size globs could be seen Thursday in the water rolling along the bay's bottom. Soft, brown goo glistened in the sun on the sand near the fort.
A... more »
June 3, 2010 8:33 AM
The spellers have taken the stage for the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington. Fourteen-year-old Allison Black of Ider, Alabama, started things off Thursday morning by approaching the microphone and correctly spelling "serendipity."
The 273 spellers from around the world are vying for the winner's trophy and more... more »
April 26, 2010 9:49 AM
FEMA takes a look today at the damage from the weekend tornado and storms that lashed four southern states. Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will concentrate on Mississippi, where 10 of the 12 fatalities happened. The inspection is the first step toward a possible presidential disaster declaration. Mississippi... more »
March 22, 2010 5:23 PM
States are already lining up to sue the federal government over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Officials in at least 10 states have agreed to file a lawsuit challenging the legislation.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says he plans to file the complaint "the... more »
February 24, 2010 12:48 PM
The U.S. attorney's office in Boston is reviewing its 1993 probe of an attempted mail bombing in which authorities questioned a professor recently accused of killing three colleagues in Alabama.
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said Wednesday she wants to confirm the office took "appropriate steps" in the investigation.
... more »
February 23, 2010 11:43 AM
Documents obtained by The Associated Press reveal the husband of the Alabama professor accused of gunning down three colleagues once said he wanted violent revenge on a doctor who gave his wife a bad job review.
Amy Bishop is charged with killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama-Huntsville... more »
February 15, 2010 1:26 PM
Attempted murder charges have been added against the professor accused of shooting six colleagues during a faculty meeting at an Alabama university.
Amy Bishop was arrested soon after the shooting Friday and charged with capital murder. Jail records show she also has been charged with three counts of attempted... more »
February 15, 2010 1:01 PM
A second snow storm in less is than a week is hitting parts of the South unaccustomed to dealing with the frosty precipitation.
Snow was falling in parts of Alabama early Monday. But Atlanta was spared after earlier forecasts called for up to 2 inches. Overnight temperatures stayed above... more »
February 13, 2010 9:26 AM
A biology professor was charged with murder late Friday in the shooting deaths of three colleagues at the campus.
Amy Bishop, a Harvard University-trained neuroscientist, was reportedly upset over being denied tenure.
Authorities say the researcher opened fire during an afternoon faculty meeting at the University of Alabama's... more »
January 29, 2010 2:26 PM
Five more children have died of confirmed or suspected cases of H1N1 swine flu in the United states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.
For the week ending Jan. 23, four kids died of confirmed swine flu, while a fifth died of influenza A. Further... more »
January 29, 2010 8:43 AM
Homeless people in Colorado Springs are getting their one-way bus tickets paid for if they want to move to be near family or friends.
The Salvation Army is providing the money for Colorado Springs police to buy the tickets when homeless people request them. The officers are also responsible... more »
January 10, 2010 12:08 PM
Swine flu infections continue to drop and only one state - Alabama - was reporting widespread cases last week.
Four states had widespread cases the previous week. The number has been dropping since late October, when nearly all states had widespread flu reports.
The Centers for Disease Control... more »