Teacher forced preschoolers to stand naked in closet as punishment, Illinois police say

Two teachers have been placed on administrative leave, one for the alleged discipline and the other as an alleged witness who did not report the actions.
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  Blaze extinguished at Texas petrochemicals facility

International Terminals Company said the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, sending a huge, dark plume of smoke thousands of feet in the air, though officials said air quality remained safe.

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  AL woman warns about virtual kidnapping scam

  Bill to eliminate Common Core from schools advances out of committee

  Birmingham police offering reward for information finding witness in capital murder case

  Etowah County church slowly rebuilds after tornado destroys historic sanctuary

  Panel urges JSU students to ‘Rethink, before you drink’

A panel of experts urged Jacksonville State University students to “rethink, before you drink.”
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  After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

The government is now working on a large-scale buy-back plan to encourage owners of the banned weapons to surrender them.

  Tuscaloosa Co. commissioners pick company to rebuild burned bridge

  National Nutrition Month reminds parents the importance of healthy eating

  Some apartment buildings reopen after fire safety hazards force residents out

  What does Northport plan to do about its feral cat problem?

  WBRC analysis: Every school on “failing” list has more than half of students on free/reduced lunch

  Beware of a fast wiener dog in Pelham

  Cullman Still Recovering After 2018 Hail Storm

  Jacksonville students remember the storm, one year later

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  Powerball jackpot now at $625 million, 4th largest in lottery’s history

With no jackpot winner Wednesday or in the rest of 2019, the Powerball grand prize just keeps on growing.

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  Avery Johnson committed to being Tide’s coach after season-ending overtime loss in NIT

Last-second field goal lifts Iron to 32-29 road win

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  Tracking the tornado that hit Jacksonville

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  What JSU officials learned from the storm

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  Recovery continues in Jacksonville neighborhood after tornado

Two neighborhoods near Jacksonville State were so full of debris and prime targets for looters, they had to be blocked off.
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Pentagon to probe if acting defense secretary used office to help Boeing

The Pentagon's inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co.

Safe Place awareness week: How to help children in need

  Report: Homicide 5th leading cause for premature death in Jefferson County

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  Jacksonville students reflect on the past year