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2 killed in UPS plane crash

The pilot and co-pilot of a UPS cargo plane died Wednesday when their jet crashed, broke into pieces and burned near Birmingham’s airport, officials said. 34 more words

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Barges on Alabama's Mobile River explodes

A fire broke out on Alabama’s Mobile River on Wednesday night after two barges with natural gas exploded, the city’s fire department said on Twitter. 59 more words

CNN Staff

Auburn University removing poisoned oaks

Two years of rescue efforts could not save them. So, Tuesday, Auburn University will remove two iconic trees that a disappointed fan of its inner-state rival poisoned, after his team lost a game to Auburn. 48 more words

CNN's Ben Brumfield

Coast Guard suspends search for shipyard worker

The Coast Guard said Thursday it has suspended its search for a shipyard employee who has been missing since high winds blew him into the Mobile River in Mobile, Alabama, on Wednesday. 55 more words

CNN Staff

Carnival Triumph breaks loose

One person is missing after high winds in Mobile, Alabama, caused the disabled cruise ship Carnival Triumph to break loose from its dock.

There were conflicting reports as to where the missing man was working.


'Bama fan pleads guilty to poisoning Auburn oaks

An Alabama man pleaded guilty Friday to poisoning oak trees that drew generations of Auburn University football fans celebrating victories, officials said.

Harvey Updyke will serve at least six months of a three-year sentence for criminal damage to an agricultural facility, a felony, Lee County District Attorney Robbie Treese said in a statement. 29 more words


Arrival time for stricken cruise ship moved back

The Carnival Triumph, the cruise ship that had been marooned in the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to arrive in Mobile, Alabama, between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. 38 more words