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Alabama Crime

Drunk Lady Rode Stolen Horse To Rob Store, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weird News

So much for a trusty steed. An Alabama woman was arrested on Friday after police say she drunkenly stole a horse and rode it to a store to steal so...

Man Accused Of Killing Sex Offender Seeks Quick Trial

AP | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama father is seeking a speedy trial on charges he killed the man convicted of sexually abusing his daughter. Defense l...

Aunt Befriends Niece With Fake Facebook Account; Niece Allegedly Asks Her To Murder Family

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.12.2014 | Weird News

An Alabama woman's duplicitous attempt to befriend her niece with a fake Facebook account may be what saved her life. The niece was allegedly looki...

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Train Passes Over 'Very Lucky Young Lady' Who Fell Asleep On Tracks

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.06.2014 | Crime

An Alabama woman is lucky to be alive after she fell asleep between railway tracks and a train passed over her, police say. Authorities in Auburn r...

Accused Father And Son Urinal Thieves Flushed Out By Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.30.2014 | Weird News

After a rash of urinal thefts in Birmingham, Alabama, things finally came to a head. Investigators said the culprits were a father-son team who st...

Did This Woman Murder Her Son's Boyfriend Because He Was Abusive?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices

An Alabama woman faces murder charges in the alleged shooting of her son's boyfriend. Anita T. Hill, 51, has reportedly bonded out of the Tuscaloo...

Naked Man Wanted To Make Tree His Home

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

By all means hug a tree, but please do so with your clothes on. Michael Howard Long, 40, told police in Arab, Ala., that he was climbing a pine tre...

Family Of Robbery Suspect Outraged At Good Samaritan Who Shot Him

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.22.2013 | Crime

The family members of a robbery suspect that held a store employee at gunpoint in Alabama are lashing out at the Good Samaritan who shot him and stopp...

Baby's Ashes Snatched From Mother On The Street

AP | Posted 09.21.2013 | Crime

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A purse snatched from the arms of a young woman in Montgomery, Ala., contained the ashes of her deceased newborn baby. Polic...

Love Triangle Sparks Machete Attack: Cops

Posted 05.30.2013 | Weird News

Love hurts. Police in Mobile, Ala., say a love triangle-turned-violent ended with a machete attack Monday. Eric McFadden, 51, allegedly assaulte...

Man Who Held Boy In Bunker Wanted TV Appearance

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 02.09.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. -- Authorities may never know why a south Alabama man killed a school bus driver and held a little boy hostage for six days in an u...

Boy Rescued From Bunker 'Happy To Be Home," Relative Says

AP | JAY REEVES and KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 04.07.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — The Alabama man who held a 5-year-old boy captive for nearly a week engaged in a firefight with SWAT agents storming his un...

Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Ambulance After DUI Crash

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.31.2013 | Weird News

An Alabama man allegedly went to outrageous lengths to avoid going to a hospital after crashing his car, including stealing an ambulance and attemptin...

Pastor Accused Of Shooting Wife Before Suicide Attempt

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 01.12.2013 | Crime

GARDENDALE, Ala. -- A prominent Alabama pastor fatally shot his wife and wounded their 18-year-old daughter in their church-owned home before grabbing...

Gunman Dead After Shooting At Alabama Hospital

AP | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime

The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities in Alabama say a man opened fire in a hospital, wounding an officer and two employees bef...

Group Home Resident Stabbed, Disemboweled At Random: Police

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime

He entered an Alabama group home as a burglar, and he left as an alleged murderer. That's what police are saying about 20-year-old Razellius Mills,...

Cop Killer Was Twice Committed To Mental Institution, Records Show

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 01.26.2013 | Crime

BAY MINETTE, Ala. -- Authorities are investigating how an Alabama man committed to mental institutions twice in recent years was able to obtain a gun ...

2 Deputies Shot, 1 Fatally, In Alabama

AP | Posted 01.24.2013 | Crime

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The shootout that left one Alabama deputy sheriff dead and another in critical condition on Saturday began when they checked on...

Supposed Murder Actually A Zombie Surprise (PHOTO)

Posted 11.04.2012 | Weird News

Not really dead, not really undead. A female driver who police in Alabama thought was fatally shot at the wheel of her car turned out to be an into...

String Of 6 Murders Baffles Investigators

AP | KRISTIN M. HALL | Posted 12.24.2012 | Crime

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. — Investigators trying to solve six killings at four locations along the Tennessee-Alabama state line have found a common th...

Friend Shoots Teen In Head During Prank

Posted 10.15.2012 | Crime

An Alabama boy was shot in the head over the weekend when a practical joke went terribly wrong. Authorities rushed Jesse Rainey to the hospital ear...

91-Year-Old Mayor Admits She Ripped Off Alabama Town

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A 91-year-old woman who pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing $201,000 from the south Alabama town where she was mayor for thre...

Man Wanted For Attempted Murder Accidentally Turns Himself In

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.14.2012 | Crime

An Alabama man wanted for attempted murder and burglary accidentally turned himself in. Jerry Lee Washington Jr., 21, entered a Warrior police depa...

'Trails Of Blood' After Gunman Opens Fire At Bar

AP | JAY REEVES and JEFF MARTIN | Posted 09.16.2012 | Crime

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A gunman stood outside of a crowded downtown bar and opened fire from two different positions early Tuesday, sending patrons ...

Facebook Posts Leaking Info About Girl Allegedly Run To Death by Grandmother

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 07.06.2012 | Crime

GADSDEN, Ala. — Relatives and friends of the grandmother and stepmother charged with running a 9-year-old girl to death as a punishment have bee...