A Shoals contractor submitted the apparent low bid to resurface portions of U.S. Highway 43 in Colbert County, while a Birmingham contractor provided the apparent low bid to resurface a portion of Alabama 247 in Colbert County, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation's website.

TUSCUMBIA — Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Every Piece Matters scholarship. The nonprofit group of the same name is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student with autism who plans to continue his/her education. The deadline to apply is April 7.The scholarship wil…

FLORENCE — A unique shop will hold its grand opening this morning when ScratchWood Candle Bar & Personal Engraving opens its doors to the public for the first time.

The Memphis police chief has disbanded the city’s so-called Scorpion unit after some of its officers beat Black motorist Tyre Nichols to death. The chief on Saturday cited a “cloud of dishonor” from newly released video of the fatal encounter. Police Director Cerelyn “CJ” Davis acted a day after the harrowing video emerged. She said she listened to Nichols’ relatives, community leaders and uninvolved officers in making the decision. The nation and the city are struggling to come to grips with the violence by the officers, who are also Black. The video renewed doubts about why fatal encounters with law enforcement keep happening despite repeated calls for change.

A Northern California district attorney has confirmed that a farmworker charged with killing seven people was enraged by a $100 work-related repair bill. San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe says Chunli Zhao told investigators his supervisor demanded that he pay for damage to his forklift after it collided with a bulldozer on a mushroom farm. Zhao says the co-worker operating the bulldozer was to blame for the crash. Authorities say the 66-year-old man shot and killed four people and wounded a fifth Monday at California Terra Garden in Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco. He then allegedly went to a former worksite and killed three former co-workers.

TENNESSEE RIVER — Dozens of emergency personnel who were dotted along the Tennessee River from TVA's Rockpile boat ramp beyond McFarland Park in Florence much of Saturday afternoon will return this morning to conduct a search for a missing 63-year-old man following a Saturday morning boat crash.

The 67 minutes of body camera and surveillance footage released in the death of a Memphis man at the hands of police give a glimpse of a harrowing night that oscillates between brutality and nonchalance. After capturing horrific images of Tyre Nichols being punched, kicked, shocked, pepper-sprayed and dragged by officers, he is left bloodied in the street, unattended to, as officers chit-chat, complain, laugh and even exchange a fist-bump and back pat. The video's release has spurred protests around the country. Nichols, who was Black, is to be laid to rest at a funeral on Wednesday. Five officers, also Black, have been arrested and charged with murder.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Republican governor on Saturday signed bills that ban youth from receiving gender-affirming health care and allow families to receive scholarships to pay for education outside the public school system, both measures that are part of larger nationwide movements.