MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Airmen and aircraft from the 187th Fighter Wing returned home Monday to Dannelly Field Air National Guard Base following a three-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Montgomery's 187th Fighter Wing was selected late last year after being one of the five Air National Guard sites to be considered for the new F-35 Lightning II jet - the newest, technologically advanced fighter in the nation's military arsenal - to replace their retiring aircraft.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police say man accused of strangling his 83-year-old mother to death in a Huntsville home has been arrested. Huntsville police spokesman Lt. Michael Johnson told news outlets that 57-year-old Donald Mann was arrested after his mother Betty Scale was found dead at the home Sunday. Mann told investigators that he strangled the victim several weeks ago.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to let the state proceed with executing a 67-year-old inmate who lawyers say suffered strokes and dementia that leave him unable to remember killing a police officer decades ago. The Alabama attorney general's office asked justices to reject inmate Vernon Madison's request for a stay of his lethal injection scheduled to be carried out Thursday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an Alabama teenager who was burned while trying to start a fire has died. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian tells news outlets that authorities were notified by a hospital social worker that the teenager suffered severe burns and would be taken off life support. News outlets report the teenager was taken to a hospital, where he died Thursday.
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