Tag Archive | "Alabama"

Explosions on Alabama’s Mobile River Leave 3 Injured (Video)

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A series of explosions at two barges on the east side of the Mobile River in Alabama have left three people injured on Wednesday evening. Both barges were loaded with natural gas and the explosions occurred not far from the disabled Carnival Cruise ship. A total of eight explosion rattled the area. Alan Waugh, the [...]

Crippled Carnival Cruise Ship docks in Alabama after five days

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Crippled Cruise ship Carnival Triumph, that spent five days in the Gulf of Mexico with no running water, docked in Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday. The cruise ship left last Thursday from Glaveston, Texas, and was in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula when a power source outage left the vessel only with backup power. Passengers on the cruise ship [...]

Alabama standoff ends after 7 days: Jimmy Dikes killed, abducted child is safe

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A 7-day standoff in Alabama came to an end on Monday afternoon when police officers shot dead the survivalist who had kidnapped a 5-year-old suffering from Asperger syndrome on January 29. A U.S. official reportedly told CBS News that Vietnam vet Jimmy Dykes was killed on Monday afternoon and the 5-year-old that was being held hostage is [...]

Alabama standoff enters sixth day

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A tense standoff has entered its sixth day in Alabama. Vietnam vet Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, took hostage an autistic five-year-old after he boarded a school bus in Midland City and killed the driver. The victim, 66-year-old Charles Poland Jr., was fatally shot when he put himself between the gunman and the 21 children aboard the [...]

Earl K. Wood, Dem, and Charles Beasley, Rep., win respective elections after passing away

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Democrat Earl K. Wood retained his seat as Orange County Tax Collector, in Florida, after defeating his Republican rival Jim Huckeba. Unfortunately, he won’t be taking office after he died from natural causes on October 15 at the age of 96. Mr. Wood decided to run for a 12th term as Orange County Tax Collector in [...]

Police officer shoots naked student at South Alabama University

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NEW YORK – A campus police officer shot a naked student at South Alabama University and killed him with a single shot. Campus police said that 18 year-old Gilbert Thomas Collar was naked and acting strangely and tried to attack an officer. The story has shocked students at the University of South Alabama. This is [...]

Dirty Bastard beer will not be sold again in Alabama

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – I am afraid you will not have a chance to buy bottles of Dirty Bastard beer again, at least in Alabama. You can buy Fat Bastard wine in Alabama, but you’ll have to go elsewhere for Dirty Bastard beer. The state alcoholic beverage control agency said Thursday it has banned Dirty Bastard [...]

Rick Santorum wins Alabama does it again

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WASHINGTON – Southern conservatives rejected again Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination dealing him a devastating blow in Alabama and Mississipi. Rick Santorum, instead, secured his position as the alternative to Mitt Romney thanks to wins in two of the three states that held primaries on Tuesday. The results were more [...]

Storms hit US town

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ATHENS, Alabama – It has been reported that powerful storms stretching from the U.S. Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes in the north flattened buildings in several states, wrecked one small town and bred anxiety across a wide swath of the country in the second powerful tornado outbreak this week. Widespread damage was reported in [...]

U.S. Coast Guard member dies in helicopter crash

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MOBILE, Alabama – The U.S. Coast Guard says one crewmember is dead and three others remain missing following a helicopter crash in Alabama during a training mission. Spokeswoman Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Bordelon says an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crashed Tuesday evening in Mobile Bay, near Point Clear, Ala. The Coast Guard initially said one [...]

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