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Birmingham mother's life turned upside after teenaged son dies in shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Deana Casco’s life was turned upside down Monday. She lost her son, 17-year-old Dwaine Thomas togun violence in Birmingham. Thomas recently attended prom and was just two weeks shy of graduating from Carver High School. Casco said her son "died protecting his sister." She said Dwaine planned to go to school this fall to become an electrician.
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3 Former Alabama Day Care Workers Indicted on Abuse Charges

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Three former workers at a church day care center in central Alabama have been indicted on more than three dozen charges of abusing children ages 2 and younger, some of whom were harmed on video, authorities said Tuesday. A special grand jury returned charges after...
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Alabama Republican Katie Boyd Britt holds the lead in the state’s GOP Senate primary but is likely headed to a runoff, according to a new The Hill-Emerson College poll released Wednesday. Britt, a former top staffer to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), whose seat she is trying to fill,...
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The family of a fatal accident victim in Pike County speaks out

PIKE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A family is putting together the pieces on Monday after their family member was involved in a fatal car accident in Pike County. Angel Schofield was a passenger in a truck on the way back to her home in Luverne from Troy when a minor driving an SUV hit the tuck.
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Man gets life in shooting death at online sale that went bad

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former football player for the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of a nursing student shot during an online sale that went bad. Carlos Stephens was convicted in April of capital murder in the 2020...
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Cold case involving Heflin teen turns from missing person to homicide

HEFLIN, Ala. — After decades of searching, Heflin police have now been able to connect a body found in 1997 to Jerome Morris, a 17-year-old who went missing just before Thanksgiving in 1991. In the video above, hear from the mother of Jerome Morris as her son's case turns from a missing person to homicide.
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USA: Student who threatened faculty member and family in police custody identified

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — A Mobile elementary school, Mary B. Austin, went on a secured perimeter Monday after officials were notified about a potential threat. Officials tell NBC 15 this all started after a faculty member at the University of South Alabama was threatened by a student, who also threatened his family. That man is now in custody.
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17-year-old shot and killed in west Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBMA) — A 17-year-old was shot and killed in west Birmingham Monday evening, according to the Birmingham Police Department. Police said the teen, who was identified as Dwaine Thomas, was shot at an apartment complex in the 1200 block of Tuscaloosa Avenue around 6:00 p.m. Police said...
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