Labor Day 2013 http://apr.org en 6 Killed On Ala. Highways During Labor Day Weekend http://apr.org/post/6-killed-ala-highways-during-labor-day-weekend <p></p><p>Alabama Department of Public Safety officials say six people were killed in car crashes during Labor Day weekend.</p><p>Department spokeswoman Robyn Litchfield says state troopers investigated five accidents that left six people dead between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight on Monday.</p><p>Litchfield says the accidents happened in Blount, Chambers, DeKalb, Limestone and Marengo counties.</p><p>Officials say alcohol factored into at least one of the five crashes.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:43:31 +0000 The Associated Press 37265 at http://apr.org 6 Killed On Ala. Highways During Labor Day Weekend NWS Forecasting Moderate Risk of Rip Currents http://apr.org/post/nws-forecasting-moderate-risk-rip-currents <p>Forecasters say there's a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents along the Gulf Coast during the Labor Day weekend.</p><div><p>Thousands of people are heading to the beach for the holiday, but the National Weather Service says rip currents are likely in the surf.</p><p>Forecasters say weak swimmers shouldn't get any deeper than their knees through the weekend.</p><p>Several drownings have been blamed this year on rip currents, which are difficult to detect and can quickly pull swimmers into keep water.</p></div><p></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:50:16 +0000 The Associated Press 37040 at http://apr.org NWS Forecasting Moderate Risk of Rip Currents