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Alabama jury determines former school superintendent gave more than a hug; find him guilty of sexual harassment, assault

A jury found a former Alabama school superintendent guilty of sexual harassment and assault and battery in a verdict given on June 17. “The jury found former Chilton County Superintendent Tommy Glasscock guilty on both counts being tried, including sexual harassment under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and assault and battery,” attorney Sonya Edwards, who represented Allison Smith, said.
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Alabama museum to return art to 2 Alaskan tribes

A city-owned museum will return works of art to two Alaskan Native American tribes that requested the items back in 2017, decades after they were acquired for collections. A vote by the Birmingham City Council cleared the way for the Birmingham Museum of Art to return items to the Tlingit and Haida tribes, WBHM reported.
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No sprinklers, no car washes: Alabama city orders customers to limit water use because of leaking pipe

Tuscaloosa is ordering most of its water customers to use less, saying a leak in a key water line is reducing how much water it can pump out. Mayor Walt Maddox on Sunday ordered conservation measures for areas south of the Black Warrior River, including the University of Alabama, the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant and four rural water systems outside the city limits.
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Auburn University band names first Black female drum major

Brianna Jarvis will lead the Auburn University Marching Band into Jordan-Hare Stadium when the football team plays Akron on Sept. 4. She will also be making history as the band’s first Black female drum major. The music education major attended Reeltown High School where she says she saw the impact...
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Alabama man killed after allegedly pointing gun at deputies

An armed 20-year-old man was fatally shot early Saturday during a standoff with sheriff’s deputies and Alabama state troopers, authorities said. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency troopers identified the slain man as Jeff Melvin of Salem, an unincorporated community that’s part of the Auburn metropolitan area. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones...
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Plan to land spacecrafts at Alabama airport under consideration by FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration is considering a plan to land commercial space vehicles in Alabama. The agency recently released information about a proposal by the Huntsville airport and Nevada-based Sierra Space to use the site roughly 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of downtown to land ships that resemble a small space shuttle with upswept wings, WHNT-TV reported.