MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The city of Mobile is refusing to put $10 million into an on-campus stadium for the University of South Alabama. News outlets report City Council members voted against the proposal by a 4-3 margin on Tuesday. University officials had sought the money over a 20-year span to help pay for a 25,000-seat football stadium proposed for the campus.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Union members are back at work after suspending a strike against an Alabama soft drink bottler. Employees of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United in Mobile, Robertsdale and Leroy, as well as in Vancleave, Mississippi, went back to work Monday, suspending a walkout that began Aug. 9. About 275 employees at the locations are represented by the Teamsters Union. Teamsters Local 991 steward David Stephens says union members think progress is being made in negotiations, crediting the trike.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama woman has died after the car she was in was hit by a train last weekend. Hoover police say 35-yea-rold Alex Lyndsey Newman of West Blocton died during surgery following the Saturday afternoon crash. Two other people in the car are still in the hospital but are expected to survive.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man found shot to death in a wrecked vehicle. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said the victim was 25-year-old Deontre Gernond Turner. Birmingham police were called to a wreck Saturday evening and found Turner dead from a gunshot wound. No arrests have been reported.
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