Hookworm was a fact of American life a century ago. In this photo, circa 1912, from Faulkner County, Arkansas, resident gather outside a "dispensary" for free treatment.
For the third consecutive year, the Alabama Legislature is considering a bill that would let the Briarwood Presbyterian Church congregation, one of the largest in the state, create its own law enforcement department with sworn police officers.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, seen here during his State of the State address at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., could face felony accusations after an ethics panel concluded there is probable cause that he broke the law.
Nick Dupree arrives at the Federal Courthouse in Montgomery, Ala. on Feb. 11, 2003. His success in getting the state to continue support past age 21 enabled him to attend college and live in his own home.
Alabama's newest junior senator is Luther Strange, who has been the state's attorney general. He's seen here at the Federalist Society's convention in Washington, D.C., last fall.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., attends a meeting on Capitol Hill on Nov. 29, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump says he plans to nominate Sessions as U.S. attorney general.
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Christenberry explains his fascination with Sprott church
A map from the National Weather Service shows tornado reports (red T), wind reports (blue W) and hail reports (green H) for Tuesday. More than 20 tornadoes were reported as a powerful storm system moved through the Southeast. Zoom in on the map here.
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A motorist who found an Atlanta gas station had run out of fuel calls a nearby gas station Monday to see if they have any left. Gas prices spiked and drivers found "out of service" bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week, raising fears that the disruptions could become more widespread.
State Rep. Dickie Drake, who sponsored Alabama's new cursive law, says it's about making sure that the state's students know how to perform important life tasks, such as signing their name.
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Visitors walk outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 14. The court announced on Monday that it has unanimously reversed an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that denied parental rights to a lesbian adoptive mother who had split with her partner.
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Martha Shearer got her voting rights back after serving time for a drug conviction. But her brother, convicted of a similar crime, was not able to get his voting rights restored.