Powerball jackpot rises to $750 million, 4th largest prize in US lottery history

After the 25th Powerball drawing in a row without a grand prize winner, the lottery’s jackpot soared once again.
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Spaceflight activates herpes virus in astronauts, study finds

The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have the disease reactivated, NASA finds.

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  Mother of slain teen continues her ‘Senior Unity Day’ event at the Boutwell

  Substitute teacher’s gun goes off in Blount County classroom

  At least two Brighton bingo halls still open, despite cease and desist orders

  Tow truck driver hit, injured while helping driver on side of Highway 280

  Man avoids parking ticket, wants to thank officer for compassion

A man visiting his mother in the ICU at UAB earlier this week avoided a traffic ticket and he said it’s all because of an officer with some compassion.
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  Enterprise employee admits to spiking co-workers’ drinks with LSD because they had ‘negative energy,’ police say

Charges are pending for the 19-year-old employee. His co-workers called police are they were feeling dizzy.

  Spring breakers hit the road

  Man failed to report to probation office four months straight leading up to March crime spree

  Police: Family Dollar clerk pulls gun on men armed with swords

  Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies request equipment to expand emergency medical services

  Investigators rule out possible causes of Tuscaloosa church fire

Vehicle pursuit suspect shot by UAH police

Police: Child in house hit during drive-by shooting in Bessemer

  Oxford Police become first in state to adopt Neighbors by Ring app

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  US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Elimination of the last IS stronghold in Baghouz marks the end of the militants' self-declared caliphate, which at its height blanketed large parts of Syria and Iraq.

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Report: Alabama, Avery Johnson negotiating contract buyout

  Snow Rogers Elementary students run for a cause

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Blountsville Elementary substitute teacher’s gun accidentally goes off in 1st-grade classroom

  Alabama softball off to best start in program history

North Alabama lawmaker proposes bill to legalize medical marijuana

Tickets on sale for Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Alabama and Duke

The season opener is scheduled for Saturday, August 31.
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  Look up: Northern lights to dip into the Midwest

The aurora borealis should be visible across the northern tier of states, dipping as far as south as Iowa in the middle of the country and Washington and Maine on the coasts.

  Pat Mikula “Doing Good” with Mothers Sisters and Daughters

Woman, 33, killed in wreck on Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd

  AL high schooler accepted into 31 universities, awarded $1.1 million in scholarships

  Clinical trial coming to UAB could result in cure for sickle cell disease