Nine-year-old Kimberly Reylander was shot and killed on Saturday afternoon by her 3-year-old brother, who found a loaded pistol on the bedroom nightstand at their grandparents’ house in Irondale, Alabama. Via AL.com:
The United States has an overall tuberculosis incidence rate of 3 cases for every 100,000 people. Kyrgyzstan, a country in which I contracted active tuberculosis in 2010, has an incidence rate of 142/100,000. The small town of Marion, Alabama is experiencing a TB outbreak so bad that its incidence rate is currently an…
Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama and Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas have both released statements claiming that their shitty states will not welcome Syrian refugees following the mid-November ISIS attacks on Paris, France. (Neither governor noted similar concern over the similar terrorist attacks in Beirut.)
Ann Marie Corgill is, by all accounts, an excellent educator. She’s been teaching elementary school for the past 21 years and has been nominated for several Teacher of the Year awards, even winning that title in Alabama in 2014. But now, after joining a new school and being shifted from teaching second grade to fifth…
A federal judge has told Alabama that they can’t cancel Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contract, ordering them to reinstate the non-profit into the program. Alabama is one of several states who are trying to boot PP out of their Medicaid programs on the basis of sting videos produced by the anti-abortion Center for…
In a speech delivered last night in Alabama, Hillary Clinton called the state’s voting laws a “blast from the Jim Crow past.” She accused Alabama Republicans, including governor Robert Bentley, of purposefully undoing the progress made in the state during the civil rights movement.
On September 22, workers cut down a well-loved 200-year-old oak tree at Ivy Green, writer Helen Keller’s childhood home in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Keller, who lost both sight and hearing at 19 months, was once trapped in the tree during a storm until Annie Sullivan, her teacher and companion, carried her to safety. The…
A man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after shooting three people at Oasis Tabernacle Church in East Selma, Alabama. James Minter allegedly shot his girlfriend, her newborn baby and the church pastor.
On Thursday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced he would cut off all state funding for Planned Parenthood by ending an agreement between the organization and the Alabama Medicaid Agency.
According to AL.com, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has ordered the Confederate battle flag to be removed from the foot of the Confederate memorial on the grounds of the Capitol building.
If there’s a place that wants your uterus to go fuck itself, it’s Alabama, which is in the process of passing a law banning abortion clinics to operate within 2,000 feet of a public school. Because, you know—reproductive rights and education don’t mix.
All your tweets, Instagrams and Yik Yaks are ruining spring break in peak destinations like Florida, Alabama and even New England.
Two college students from Troy University in Alabama have been arrested and charged with sexual battery for allegedly sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman at a Panama City, Florida beach during spring break. Police said that “hundreds” of people witnessed the assault, but no one intervened.
A gay couple who are both devoted alumni of the University of Alabama have scrapped their plans to bequeath their multimillion dollar estate to the school. Elliott Mitchell and Clark West, who donated $1 million to the school a decade ago, say they can't support a state institution while a same-sex marriage ban…
The son of Roy Moore, Albama's furiously anti-gay and pro-Ten Commandments chief justice, has been arrested on drug charges.
The controversy over Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman is just not done being depressing. According to the latest report the state of Alabama is investigating, after the whole affair prompted at least one person to file a complaint alleging possible elder abuse.