The Birmingham News
- Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com

The problems started last week when the Pledge of Allegiance was recited at school and an African-American student remained seated in solidarity with the ongoing national debate over standing for the American flag and the national anthem, Pell City Police Chief Paul Irwin said Thursday.

- Ashley Remkus | aremkus@al.com

See the list of hate groups that operated in Alabama in 2017.

- Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com

A woman abducted at gunpoint from a Hoover motel and held against her will alongside a male friend said she feared the hours-long ordeal would end in their deaths.She, and a friend who aided in her rescue, talked with AL.com.

- Mike Cason | mcason@al.com

A House committee declined to vote on the bill after a public hearing today.

- Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com

Anthony "Tony" Alberigi, 59, died Thursday afternoon on the sidewalk outside the northern entrance of Western Hills Mall, where he had long worked. Police said he was standing outside the mall, as he often did, holding papers and a drink when he was shot.

National News

Students hold walkouts across Florida to show solidarity with the students and survivors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

It hadn't even been one week since a gunman murdered 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, before the conspiracy theories about the surviving students began bubbling up.

- Michael Casagrande | mcasagrande@al.com

Video series examines each of Tua Tagovailoa's 77 throws as a freshman at Alabama. [...]

- AL.com

UAB getting some needed rest ahead of MTSU while Auburn still sits in good shape to win SEC despite [...]

- Mark Inabinett | minabinett@al.com

After piling up accolades and victories at St. Paul's and Alabama, AJ McCarron hasn't play [...]

- Mark Heim | mheim@al.com

Louisville tattoo artist on Rick Pitino's national title ink after the championship was vacated [...]

- Matt Zenitz | mzenitz@al.com

Alabama may be close to landing the graduate transfer quarterback it's been pursuing. [...]

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