MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A super PAC supporting Alabama Sen. Luther Strange has launched another ad spotlighting U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks' past criticisms of President Donald Trump. The advertisement is the latest move in a strategy to harness Trump's popularity in Alabama on behalf of Strange in the heated Alabama Senate primary.
JASPER, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama woman is jailed on a murder charge in the death of her young daughter in a hot car earlier this year. Walker County officials say 35-year-old Memory Ryan Vieyra is being held in the death of 14-month-old Guiliana Susan Grace Ramirez. The girl died on March 29. A court document alleges the Forestdale woman shook the girl violently and left her in an extremely hot vehicle for an extended period of time. She doesn't have a lawyer to speak on her behalf.
FOLEY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama Indian tribe is opening the largest amusement park on the northern Gulf Coast. The Park at OWA opens Friday in Foley, Alabama, just a few miles north of the tourist towns of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. The park is owned by the Poarch Band of Creeks and named for a Muscogee Creek word that means "big water." The park includes 21 rides plus shopping, restaurants, a hotel and other amenities on 520 acres.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former Alabama educator to more than 30 years in prison on child pornography charges. The judge imposed the sentence Thursday on 40-year-old Brett Kirkham of Tuscaloosa. Kirkham is a former principal at Hueytown Middle School in suburban Birmingham. He also is a past human resources director for Jefferson County schools. He pleaded guilty to federal charges in March.
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