Monday is Memorial Day. On Friday, several veterans handed out Buddy Poppy flowers to people in West Alabama.
The volunteers, from the Cottondale, Ala. VFW Post 6022, distributed then Friday morning and afternoon at the Winn-Dixie Store at McFarland Blvd. and Watermelon Rd. in Northport and at the Winn-Dixie at 5-Points on Tuscaloosa's east side. They will be back out there Saturday, too. Money raised from giving out these flowers helps disabled veterans. ...Read more
Researchers say a newly discovered plume of thick oil in the Gulf of Mexico is nearing an underwater canyon, where it could poison the foodchain for sealife in the waters off Florida. The discovery of the plume, more than six miles wide and 22 miles long, was reported yesterday. ...Read more
President Barack Obama has promised Gulf Coast residents that they are not alone and will not be abandoned or left behind. Obama made the pledge as he visited Louisiana on Friday to tour areas threatened by the disastrous oil spill and get an update on response efforts. Speaking outside a Coast Guard station on a barri ...Read more
BP's chief operating officer says the attempt to plug the gushing Gulf oil well is going basically according to plan. Doug Suttles says the company has shot assorted junk into the well along with heavy drilling mud to try to overcome the pressure of the oil. He says the job remains underway even thoug ...Read more
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's longest serving death row inmate has been executed by lethal injection for the 1976 kidnapping, rape and murder of a young convenience store clerk. Thomas Whisenhant died Thursday at 6:20 p.m. at Holman prison near Atmore. He did not have any last words. The 63-year-old inmate filed no stay requests as the 6 p.m. ...Read more
Federal government scientists are predicting there will be 14 to 23 tropical storms in the Atlantic basin during the coming season, including eight to 14 hurricanes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted Thursday that three to seven of the hurricanes will be major storms that reach Category 3 or hig ...Read more