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“The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story”

Author: Miriam G. Davis   

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Pages: 320

Price: $26.99 (Hardcover)

Perhaps the most famous serial killer of all time was Jack the Ripper, who terrorized the Whitechapel District of London in 1888.

That deranged killer attacked prostitutes, stabbed the women, slashed their throats and sometimes partially disemboweled them.

The city of New Orleans, in the years between 1910 and 1920, was likewise terrorized by some kind of madman, dubbed “The Axeman.”

An Alabama mayor is offering to take Confederate-related monuments recently disassembled in New Orleans.

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail wrote to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, asking him to consider donating the monuments for display in Veterans Memorial Park in Hanceville. The town of about 3,250 people is about 40 miles north of Birmingham.

Amtrak passengers between New Orleans and Atlanta will be affected by routine maintenance on the tracks next week, and will be put on buses instead.

The federal government will take comments at a public meeting tomorrow in Mobile regarding the environmental impacts of two oil-lease sales scheduled for 2018.  APR Student Reporter Parker Branton has more…

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced back in August that it would hold what are known as scoping meetings. The gatherings will establish of criteria and possible alternatives to the two oil leases in question.

Today is the four-year anniversary of the Tornado outbreak that killed more than 200 Alabamians.  The damage was widespread across the state, including Tuscaloosa.

Mayor Walter Maddox rode out the E-F-Four tornado at City Hall.  He says the moments after that were spent surveying the twelve-and-a-half percent of the city that was destroyed in six minutes…