MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A string of crashes involving Amtrak trains is rekindling memories for survivors of the passenger service's deadliest accident ever. A Los Angeles-to-Miami train tumbled off a bridge into a south Alabama bayou in 1993, killing 47 people and injuring more than 100 others. Andrea Chancey was an 11-year-old girl at the time and lost both of her parents in the disaster. Now 36, she tells The Associated Press she relives the experience every time Amtrak has another accident.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police say an Alabama man took money from a church's collection plate and deposited the funds into an account he controlled. WAFF-TV reported Tuesday that witnesses told police Gary Bradley III, who goes by "Tripp," went before Mayfair Church of Christ and announced he had been stealing from the offering plate.
LUVERNE, Ala. (AP) - The National Weather Service confirms six more tornadoes hit parts of southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle during storms on Sunday. Those include two twisters in Alabama's Crenshaw County and one apiece in Montgomery County and Gulf Shores. In Florida, storms were confirmed in Fort Walton Beach and Molino. Surveyors earlier confirmed Alabama tornadoes in Foley, Elberta and Fort Rucker.
SARALAND, Ala. (AP) - Some people continue to question police actions at an Alabama restaurant where a black woman's arrest, captured on video, raised questions about mistreatment. Local NAACP branch President David Smith tells WKRG-TV that he believes police accounts indicating Chikesia Clemons may have had alcohol or threatened others are "ancillary" to what happened. The Mobile County branch will meet Thursday in Saraland to discuss the events.
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