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Alabama doctor missing in Florida condo collapse

An Alabama doctor is among the nearly 100 people missing after a beachfront condo partially collapsed near Miami, his sister-in-law told ABC News. Dr. Gary Cohen, who is in his late 50s and was visiting his terminally ill father, has not been answering his phone since a 12-story wing of the condo in Surfside, Florida, collapsed early Thursday morning, said sister-in-law Soriya Cohen.
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More jobs coming to Coosa County

COOSA COUNTY. Ala. – More jobs will soon be coming to Coosa County. On Tuesday, Westwater Resources announced its plans to build a first-of-its-kind advanced graphite processing plant in Coosa County. Plant construction will start later this year, with the graphite processing plant operating by the end of 2022. During...
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Alabama doctor missing after Florida condo building collapses

An Alabama doctor is missing after a portion of a 12-story condo building collapsed in Florida early Thursday morning, according to ABC News. The news outlet reported Gary Cohen, a doctor at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, was in Florida visiting a terminally ill family member at the time the building collapsed.
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Police in Alabama searching for ‘Tighty Whitie Bandit’

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) — The Spanish Fort Police Department released video of the “Tighty Whitie Bandit”. According to police, the video shows a man with underwear on his head pulling vehicle door handles attempting to enter the vehicles. The video from SFPD is from the Stone Brook subdivision off...

Alabama doctor's license revoked amid voyeurism accusations

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama health regulators have permanently revoked the medical license of a Birmingham-area doctor arrested last year for voyeurism. The Alabama Medical Licensure Commission announced the disciplinary move Thursday against Paul D. Roller, who was arrested in July 2020 on two counts of aggravated criminal surveillance for “allegedly observing or attempting to observe one or more women in their homes without their consent.”
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Alabama picks up football commit from Florida

Alabama picked up a new commitment for the 2022 class Thursday afternoon from a versatile offensive threat from Florida. Amari Niblack, listed as an athlete by the recruiting services, gave his pledge to the Crimson Tide as the recruiting cycle heats up. Listed at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, Niblack plays tight end at Lakewood High school.
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New Downtown Huntsville hotel looking to fill out staff

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville is set to become the most populated city in the state of Alabama within the next couple of years. With more people, there is a need for more jobs. A new hotel in Downtown Huntsville, 106 Jefferson, hosted a fair today offering a variety of open...
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JHS named 2020-2021 sportsmanship school

Jemison High School has been named a 2020-2021 sportsmanship school by the AHSAA. The honor goes to schools in the state that show great sportsmanship by not having a single player or coach ejected from games or fined after games. One hundred and thirty-one schools in the state received the...
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National nonprofit commits $20 billion to help Alabama homebuyers

The largest Housing and Urban Development-certified nonprofit is committing $20 billion to help Alabama homebuyers. Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) and Bank of America have extended their affordable homeownership program through May 2027. The house counseling and community advocacy group’s program offers mortgages to predominantly minority low-to-moderate income homebuyers.
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Family commemorates Alabama bail reform law named for Aniah Blanchard

Aniah Blanchard’s family made another trip to the Alabama Capitol complex on Thursday, this time to commemorate the signing of a bill in Aniah’s name. Aniah’s mother Angela Harris, stepfather Walt Harris, father Elijah Blanchard, and stepmother Yashiba Blanchard looked on as Gov. Kay Ivey ceremonially signed Aniah’s Law, legislation to give prosecutors and judges more authority to keep people charged with violent crimes locked up without bond.

Alabama Newscenter — People of Alabama: Marshall Mikesell of Chelsea

“My wife would come once a month for her girls’ night. It was her time to get out. She passed away after fighting breast cancer for two and a half years in November. These lovely ladies invited me to come in her honor and I won the very first bingo of the night. I’ve never been before. That is a sign of her watching over all of us and telling us how much she loves us. There’s no such thing as a coincidence. I’ve always wanted to come because I thought it would be a great time, but that was her time away. When it started up, these ladies invited me to come and be a part of their group in memory of her, in celebration of her. We celebrated our seventh anniversary in the hospital last fall and her 43rd birthday. We spent three months at UAB before she transitioned. We had quite a journey and it still continues today through our children and through our friends and family. She loved the spotlight. She loved to shine. Our youngest daughter had her first dance recital last week and just exuded her essence and aura on stage. I cried the entire time. She’s always somebody that would go out of her way to help you. She also wouldn’t go out of her way to make fun of you at the same time. Nothing bothered her. She just shrugged it off. She was never one to sit still. She pushed me to be so much better than I am and grow so much, even in the short time that we were together. I wouldn’t be who I am without her and where I am without her. She’s the reason we moved to Alabama. We wanted to live in the South. As soon as the opportunity came up, I didn’t even blink. I said, ‘We’re going.’” – Marshall Mikesell of Chelsea.