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Huntsville, AL, United States

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Black, poor, Southern: One of the deadliest demographics for pregnant women in America

One Montgomery woman shares her story of a catastrophic birth and what it took to survive. → Read More

As Huntsville grapples with desegregation order, a school shooting threatens progress

"They need to hear that you are all aware that progress is being made, in tangible and intangible ways. That the ultimate goal is to strengthen, not tear apart, our system and our city." → Read More

Alabama's Dinosaur Adventure Land teaches that evolution is 'dumbest religion in the history of the world'

"Some atheists and scoffers online hate me. That's OK. I'd be embarrassed if they didn't. I think they hated Jesus, didn't they?" → Read More

In the fight over net neutrality, librarians call for action

Free and fast internet "gets to the core of librarianship, freedom of information and literacy." → Read More

Roy Moore accuser's Gadsden home burns; arson investigation underway

Roy Moore accuser Tina Johnson lost her home Tuesday in a fire that is now under investigation by the Etowah County Arson Task Force. → Read More

Alabama's Sock Queen opens new shop as small-town manufacturing changes with the times

Inside a squat metal building on the outskirts of Fort Payne, Ala., huge spools of cheerfully colored thread hang like nursery mobiles above rows of blue knitting machines the size of office copiers. It's loud in this part of the mill, and Gina Locklear has to shout to be heard. Her eyes light up as she talks about her... → Read More

New Roy Moore accuser: 'He didn't pinch it; he grabbed it'

She said she has not spoken with Moore since that day in his office, and does not know any of the five other women who have come forward with accusations against him. → Read More

Gadsden locals say Moore's predatory behavior at mall, restaurants not a secret

"These stories have been going around this town for 30 years." → Read More

Why Alabama locks up most teens as adults and why that could change

In Alabama, unlike in most other states, teens who are 16 and 17 are automatically charged as adults for certain crimes, ranging from murder to breaking and entering. → Read More

Too poor to make bail: Alabama forced to reform 'two-tiered' jail system

The bail system in Alabama unfairly leaves defendants with little means locked up indefinitely without a trial or verdict, say reformers, who are forcing change through lawsuits. → Read More

Nation's last Confederate flag manufacturer sees sales surge after Charlottesville

"People are afraid they may not be able to get it one day." → Read More

Alabama law blocks 1 in 13 adults from voting

What might disqualify you can change county by county. → Read More

How one college student uses free lawn care for elderly to teach young men about community

When he started, this Alabama college student didn't even own a lawn mower. → Read More

'Wrap those boobs up': Breastfeeding cop sued and won after working conditions turned hostile

"People can't look at breastfeeding working mothers as second-class citizens," said Hicks. "Once we got going and realized we were going to go to trial, I thought, we're going to see this through to the end. If we lose, I will appeal. Somebody's got to make a difference." → Read More

'I was asleep but I heard you': Newlyweds get second chance after traumatic brain injury

"I'd been waiting for the right time to tell you, but the day you told me I could go home, I was asleep but I heard you. I told myself, 'No, I'm not settling for that. I'm going to get better.'" → Read More

Fireworks for kids: A guide to age-appropriate 4th of July fun

Nobody is advocating handing your third-grader a lighter and a few M-80s and telling her to go for it. But with safety precautions and adult supervision, kids can take part in 4th of July festivities in age-appropriate ways. → Read More

Many Alabama women drive 50+ miles to deliver their babies as more hospitals shutter L&D departments

A growing number of women in rural Alabama are having to drive 50, 60, 70 miles or more to reach a hospital that has labor and delivery services and to see an obstetrician for prenatal care. → Read More

Many Alabama women drive 50+ miles to deliver their babies as more hospitals shutter L&D departments

A growing number of women in rural Alabama are having to drive 50, 60, 70 miles or more to reach a hospital that has labor and delivery services and to see an obstetrician for prenatal care. → Read More

It's the first day of a new school year: Show us your photos!

Send your first-day-of-school photos to photos@al.com. → Read More

Show us your watermelon! AL.com readers share photos of cute kids, summertime's juiciest fruit

When we asked AL.com readers to help us celebrate the start of summer by sending in photos of their kids eating watermelon, we got submissions from all over the state. Check them out in the gallery above, and send us... → Read More