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Trump's Clout Faces Big Test in Georgia Races

It's another primary day

(Newser) - It's another busy primary Tuesday. Georgia takes center stage as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Trump, who's seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. An assessment at FiveThirtyEight sees that and other...

Sheriff Says Fugitive Planned Shootout With Officers

Casey White, Vicky White spent 6 days holed up in Indiana motel

(Newser) - Authorities chasing two fugitives from Alabama Monday afternoon "basically rammed the vehicle and pushed it into a ditch," a sheriff in Indiana said Tuesday—and the move may have saved the lives of multiple officers. Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said recaptured murder suspect Casey White has told...

Casey White as He Was Captured: 'Y'all, Help My Wife'

Vicky White ultimately succumbed to her injuries

(Newser) - Within hours of the capture of an escaped Alabama inmate and the corrections officer who allegedly helped him facilitate that escape, the officer had died of injuries sustained during or just after Monday's high-speed chase. Vicky White, 56, was driving as officers closed in on the Cadillac carrying her...

Fugitive Inmate, Jail Official Captured in Indiana

Authorities say Vicky White shot herself after chase ended

(Newser) - An Alabama inmate and the former jail official accused of helping him escape were taken into custody after a dramatic chase in Indiana on Monday afternoon, authorities say. Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said that US Marshals and sheriff's deputies "intercepted" a pickup truck being driven by fugitive...

Another Woman Who Fled With Inmate Explains Mindset

Toby Dorr spent 12 days on the run with Kansas prisoner in 2006

(Newser) - Toby Dorr thinks she has a pretty good understanding of why jail supervisor Vicky White might have gone on the run with an inmate in an Alabama county lockup. Authorities are searching for White and inmate Casey White, who are not related, after they fled last Friday. "People were...

Missing Jailer, Escaped Murder Suspect Had 'Special Relationship'

Video shows the moment they left the jail together

(Newser) - Surveillance video is out showing the moments when Alabama jail supervisor Vicky White and inmate Casey White left Lauderdale County Jail together in what authorities now say appears to have been an escape they planned together . Eight minutes after they drove off Friday morning, Vicky White's patrol vehicle...

Missing Corrections Official Charged With Aiding Escape

Authorities say Casey White, Vicky White are both fugitives

(Newser) - A search for an Alabama fugitive and the corrections official who claimed she was escorting him to a court hearing is now officially a search for two fugitives. A felony arrest warrant was issued Monday for Vicky White, the Lauderdale County assistant director of corrections, AL.com reports. Sheriff Rick...

Alabama State Employee Killed by Pack of Dogs

Health worker Jacqueline Beard was killed while investigating an earlier dog attack

(Newser) - An employee for the Alabama Department of Public Health was killed by a pack of dogs on Friday. According to local KKTV News, police were in the area responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle, which turned out to belong to Jacqueline Beard, the victim, whose body was discovered...

Story of Escaped Inmate, Missing Prison Official Gets Weird

It's not clear whether prison official participated in escape willingly, or was coerced

(Newser) - The US Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that helps them capture Alabama fugitive Casey White . White, who disappeared along with prison official Vicky White (not related) as she escorted him to a courthouse Friday, is charged with two counts of capital murder...

Prison Official Goes Missing While Bringing Inmate to Court

Search is on for Vicki White, who was escorting prisoner held on capital murder charges

(Newser) - A prison official from Alabama is missing after escorting an inmate to a courthouse for a hearing. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Saturday that Assistant Director of Corrections Vicki White disappeared while escorting an inmate being held on capital murder charges, per the AP...

School Cafeteria Worker Told to Repay $23K Payroll Error

Christie Payne not the only employee to learn she owes Chilton County Schools money

(Newser) - During the 2016–17 school year, Christie Payne was promoted to cafeteria manager at a school in Chilton County, Alabama. She still works in that position today, but according to AL.com , someone in the district payroll department recently noticed a longstanding error: When Payne was promoted, she was wrongly...

Cops: Arby's Manager Threw Hot Grease on Customer

Alabama woman was left with burns 'covering a large potion of her body'

(Newser) - Police in Hueytown, Alabama say an Arby's manager has been charged with assault over an incident that left a customer with second-degree burns "covering a large potion of her body." In a Facebook post , police said officers called to the scene "determined that an employee threw...

2 Arrested in Theft of Sheriff's Speed-Warning Trailer

'It appears they were trying to get the batteries to sell the batteries,' sheriff says

(Newser) - Two Alabama men have been arrested over an audacious, but extremely ill-advised, theft. The Russell County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Tuesday that Gabriel Mendoza Garcia and Steve Gerome Spann were arrested Monday for allegedly stealing a speed-warning trailer that belongs to the sheriff's office. "...

This Is the Most Stressed State in America

Louisiana is one big stress ball, according to latest WalletHub rankings

(Newser) - To say we've collectively and individually been stressed over the past two years is probably an understatement, but the stress levels are higher in some parts of the US than others. WalletHub looked at all 50 states, examining more than three dozen metrics in four categories: stress related to...

Mo Brooks Fires Back After Trump Yanks Endorsement

He says Trump kept asking him to rescind 2020 election

(Newser) - After former President Trump withdrew his endorsement of Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama's Republican Senate primary Wednesday, the lawmaker fired back with a troubling allegation: He said the former president is still trying to get his 2020 election loss overturned and raised the issue as recently as last week,...

Man Can Keep 'Objectionable' License Plate Referring to Biden

Alabama won't recall Nathan Kirk's 'LGBFJB' tag—standing for 'Let's go, Brandon,' apparent vulgarity

(Newser) - "Let's go, Brandon," the catchphrase that's code among Trump supporters for "F--- Joe Biden," has made its way, in a way, onto an Alabama man's license plate, and he's going to be allowed to keep it there. AL.com reports that the...

Ala. Governor Steps In Over Varsity Team's 'Troubling' Forfeit

Kay Ivey wants answers on why time change request on Sabbath couldn't be accommodated

(Newser) - It was the best season ever for the Oakwood Adventist Academy's varsity boy's basketball team in Huntsville, Ala., and they were excited to be heading to regional semifinals last weekend. That game never happened, though, and now the state's governor is intervening over what the team says...

Cops Say Miss Alabama's Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

Zoe Sozo Bethel fell from window in Miami

(Newser) - "The world lost a queen," a beauty pageant organization said after the death of Zoe Sozo Bethel, the current Miss Alabama for America Strong. Relatives say the 27-year-old died on Friday, eight days after an accident in Miami, NBC reports. Authorities tell People that Miami officers were called...

Alabama Supreme Court Ruling Is Good News for GOP

No new congressional districts must be drawn this year

(Newser) - The Supreme Court put on hold a lower court ruling that Alabama must draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections to increase Black voting power. The high court order boosts Republican chances to hold six of the state’s seven seats in the House of Representatives, the AP reports....

Petition Questions Message of F Logo
City's New Logo
Isn't a Complete Hit

City's New Logo Isn't a Complete Hit

Petition questions the F message

(Newser) - Some residents think a northern Alabama city's new logo might be sending the wrong message. Florence's new logo uses the first three letters of its name—a capital F followed by an L and an O arranged as an exclamation point—to form F! When the city unveiled...

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