Rep. John Rogers of Birmingham, a longtime friend of Newton, says he was notified by the lawmaker’s family that Newton died Wednesday morning.
Birmingham’s 50 Years Forward campaign has given everyone a chance to look back and compare the civil rights movement then and now.
Birmingham police say one of the trucks was parked in the emergency lane at the time of impact. The wreck sent two people to the hospital and also caused delays and two lane closures.
According to officers on the scene, the standoff has ended as the man, 38-year-old Jeffrey Browning took his own life.
Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley died in a bomb blast at the church in 1963. The individual medal will be displayed at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
According to Sgt. Johnny Williams with the Birmingham Police Department, 11 students were involved in the fight that happened around 1 p.m., though nine were observed fighting.
International Paper said Wednesday it will close a mill in north Alabama because of declining demand, a move that will affect 1,100 jobs.
James Ware Sr. passed away last week at the age of 90 after an illness.
Twelve years after terrorists destroyed the old World Trade Center, the new World Trade Center is becoming a reality.
On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed on America’s worst day of terrorism as 19 al-Qaida terrorists hijacked four passenger jetliners.
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“Today’s event is the precursor to Birmingham’s Empowerment Week, where many will look back and join the city as it looks forward,” Congresswoman Terri Sewell said.
President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bashar Assad “and be ready to respond” if other measures fail.
The half hour documentary is both a tribute to the four girls martyred in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church but also a behind the scenes story of the efforts to remedy the lack of an official monument to the girls.
The bones were found by dove hunters over the weekend in a wooded area on a private property off Joe Mallisham Parkway.
“I was just looking at the part of the museum where you had segregated utilities,” Moloto said. “Fountains for blacks and fountains for whites, and my colleague said that he lived through this in his lifetime and actually that was the scene in South Africa.”
“I been doing this for over 30 years, and I know this time of year the love bugs come out, and I try to prepare myself,” Whitres said. “I get a bunch of bug pads and spray Mean Green on there.”
Holladay released the written apology after the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) handed down their sanctions Thursday. The AHSAA suspended both Holladay and Cullman High’s Matt Hopper for their on field fight for the rest of the season.