CALERA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama police are investigating the killing of a mom and online exhibitionist who was found dead outside her home near Birmingham. Authorities have classified the death of 42-year-old Kathleen Dawn West as a homicide. But they haven't released details about how she died. Police also haven't said whether West's work as an online adult model was a factor. The death shocked neighbors and people who knew West where she lived in Calera, a town of 14,000 people about 35 miles south of Birmingham.
PIKE ROAD, Ala. (AP) - An elementary school-aged girl in Alabama has died from the flu. Pike Road Schools Superintendent Charles Ledbetter, who's been in contact with the girl's parents, tells news outlets Zainab Momin died Tuesday night at a hospital. The third-grade student at Pike Road Elementary had stayed home from school Tuesday with flu-like symptoms and her fever continued to surge throughout the day.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Lawyers for Alabama inmate scheduled to be executed next week say multiple strokes and dementia have left him unable to remember his crime or able to understand his looming execution. Vernon Madison's attorneys on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case and whether executing him would violate a ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
WHITE PLAINS, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an Alabama man allegedly killed his son and daughter along with her fiancé before fatally shooting himself. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade tells news outlets that 49-year-old Anthony Wayne Parker shot his 12-year-old son, 19-year-old Heather Parker and 20-year-old Brandon Roberts at his home in the White Plains community.
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