ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has executed the oldest U.S. inmate to be put to death in modern times, an 83-year-old man convicted of a federal judge's mail-bomb slaying. Authorities say Walter Leroy Moody Jr. was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m. CDT Thursday after a lethal injection. The Death Penalty Information Center says Moody became the oldest inmate put to death in the U.S. since executions resumed in the country in the 1970s.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham's interim police chief has stepped down after the mother of his two children sought a court order against him protecting her from abuse. Al.com reports the woman filed court documents against 55-year-old Orlando Wilson that were made public before the city announced his departure. The woman asked for an order protecting her, a daughter and a son from contact with Wilson. Wilson has neither filed a response nor commented publicly on the claims.
ATLANTA (AP) - An Alabama mayor says the last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up her town has finally been emptied. For more than two months, the so-called poop train has blown an unbearable stench throughout her town. Parrish Mayor Heather Hall said on social media Wednesday that all of the containers have been emptied, but some are still awaiting shipment back to the northeast U.S.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after she fled the South will be displayed in Rhode Island for at least a month after all because several groups have provided money. The future of the rebuilt house from Detroit was uncertain after it was taken on a trans-Atlantic journey and Brown University reneged on plans to exhibit it. A nonprofit arts organization, WaterFire Providence, will put it on display within two weeks.
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