Headlines: Hood, one of first African-Americans to enroll at UA, dies

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Hood, one of first African-Americans to enroll at UA, dies

James Hood, a Gadsden native and one of the first African-Americans to enroll at the University of Alabama, on a day made famous by former Gov. George Wallace’s “stand in the schoolhouse door,” died Thursday. He was 70. Read More

Winter storm means ice on roads this morning

Many schools will delay opening for two hours this morning after snow moved through the area Thursday afternoon. Read More


Necropsy shows dog killed by animal, not skinned alive

A necropsy showed Skip, a 9-year-old Dachshund found mutilated in the alley behind its owner’s house on Dec. 10, was injured in an animal attack, according to a news release Thursday from the Gadsden Police Department. Read More

State News More State News

North, central Ala gets up to 4 inches of snow

North and central Alabama were blanketed with as much as 4 inches of snow as a winter weather system moved across the state Thursday, forcing businesses and schools to close early and snarling traffic for hours on Interstate 65. Read More

Overturned 18-wheeler leaks fuel onto Ala. highway

Officials in central Alabama say the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 82 near Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville are closed after an 18-wheeler overturned and leaked diesel fuel onto the highway. Read More

5 staff members fired at Alabama Courts office

The new director of the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts says he has fired five members of the office’s legal staff. Read More

Sports More Sports

Te’o mentioned ‘girlfriend’ twice recently

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te’o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death. Read More

Armstrong finally admits to doping in interview with Oprah

CHICAGO — He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped. Read More

Kerber gets a birthday wish, advances in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — Angelique Kerber survived some nervous moments before fending off American teenager Madison Keys in the third round of the Australian Open, then got to blow out the candles on a cake to celebrate her 25th birthday. Read More

Life More Life

AMY BURGESS: Save money on growing anything through soil testing

Fall and late winter are two of the busiest times at the Auburn University Soil Testing Laboratory. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Community care for Medicaid

Gov. Robert Bentley’s Medicaid Advisory Committee favors an interesting approach for reshaping the health program for low-income and disabled people that we think is the best of the two options considered. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Aaron, Leonard "Top Cat"

Funeral services for Ret. SSG Leonard "Top Cat" Aaron, 53, East Gadsden, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, with …..

Duggar, Vera Ruth

Vera Ruth Duggar, 95, Burbank, Calif., formerly of Skirum, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday from W.T. Wilson Funeral …..

Dupree, Donald Edward

Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Providence Baptist Church for Donald Edward Dupree Sr., 62, Leesburg, who passed Tuesday, Jan. 15, …..

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