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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
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Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >>
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Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be awareMore >>
The phone rings and the caller demands payment and threatens to shut off your power if you don't hand over bank or credit card information. Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and other Alabama co-ops are having it happen to customers and they don't want others to fall prey to con artists. More >>
At 5:17 a.m. an EF-3 tornado with winds of up to 155 miles per hour touched down at 11042 Staghorne Drive in Coaling in Tuscaloosa County. The twister traveled for 18.3 miles and lost strength near 7400 Old Tuscaloosa Hwy in McCalla in Jefferson County.
Wednesday afternoon, Fox 6 reported that two trees fell on University Boulevard on the University of Alabama campus, both blocking roadways. Downed trees and damage was reported in the towns of Buhl, Samantha, Coalville and Duncanville.
In Vance, high winds damaged the Mercedes-Benz plant, and a tractor trailer at the entrance of the plant was pushed to its side. In the Magnolia Springs area of Vance, five houses were destroyed.
In McCalla, several trees were downed. Several homes in the Woodland Lake Subdivision received damage from falling trees.
This was the third time West Alabama had been hit by severe weather in the past month, however, it was only a hint of what was to come later that day, when an EF-4 tornado traveled for 80 miles, destroying nearly everything in its path.
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