MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Facing a Justice Department lawsuit over Alabama's notoriously violent prisons, state lawmakers on Monday began a special session on a $1.3 billion construction plan that would use federal pandemic relief funds to pay part of the cost of building massive new lockups.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new monument in Montgomery pays tribute to three enslaved Black women who were subjected to experimental surgery by a 19th century physician celebrated for advancing women's health.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The father of a University of Alabama student who killed herself after reporting she was raped has settled a lawsuit against the man she had accused.
Details of the settlement between Michael Rondini, of Austin, Texas, and T.J.
A month into the season, 12 teams that were ranked in the preseason are unranked, including two preseason top 10s, and a total of 38 teams have spent at least one week in The Associated Press college football poll.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is weighing the use of $400 million in pandemic relief funds to build new prisons, a proposal that state Republican leaders say would save state taxpayer money but that critics argue is not the intended use of the federal aid.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers return to Montgomery on Monday to vote on a $1.3 billion prison construction plan proponents say will help address the state’s longstanding problems in corrections, but critics argue the troubles go much deeper and won’t be remedied with brick, mortar and bars.
Clemson tumbled to No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, snapping its streak of 97 straight weeks in the top 10.
The Tigers (2-2) lost for the second time this season Saturday — falling in double overtime to North Carolina State — and dropped 16 spots from No.
OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A trial is scheduled next year in the capital murder of two Alabama teenagers who were found in the trunk of a car in 1999.
Circuit Judge William H. Filmore has set May 2, 2022, as the start for the trial of Coley McCraney, 47, who was arrested in March 2019 for the shooting deaths of J.B.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State forced D.J. Uiagalelei into a fourth-down incompletion in the second overtime to beat ninth-ranked Clemson 27-21 on Saturday, an outcome that shakes up the Atlantic Coast Conference race and deals a huge blow to the Tigers’ College Football Playoff hopes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dylan Hopkins threw three first-half touchdown passes, including a 65-yard bomb to Tre Shropshire to start the second quarter, and Alabama-Birmingham took a 21-0 lead, then held on to post a 28-21 win over Tulane on Saturday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jameson Williams was off to the races the first time he touched the ball, and the second, and the fourth.
Unstoppable? Maybe. Uncatchable? Definitely.
Williams, the Ohio State transfer who brought another speedy playmaker to Tuscaloosa, had three monster plays.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Nettles threw a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes and Jacory Merritt had two short scoring runs in the second period as Alabama State breezed to a 38-24 victory over Bethune-Cookman in its Southwestern Athletic Conference opener on Saturday.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Aqeel Glass threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns and Alabama A&M beat Division II-member Tuskegee 45-35 on Saturday.
Alabama A&M (3-0) hasn’t lost a game since Nov.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Lindsey Scott Jr. accounted for three touchdowns and Kevin Johnson returned a fumble for another score — all in the second half — as Nicholls rallied to defeat North Alabama 31-14 on Saturday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A city planning commission in Alabama's capital city has unanimously passed a recommendation to rename one of its streets for a civil rights lawyer.
The recommendation to rename Jeff Davis Avenue to Fred D.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that documents the history of LGBTQ people in the South has been awarded a $600,000 grant for work in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dr. April Carson, an epidemiologist with a history of work focused on diabetes and cardiovascular disease research, is the next director of the Jackson Heart Study.
Beginning in 1998, the study is the largest and longest-running longitudinal study of cardiovascular health in African Americans.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a sheriff’s office did not have to turn over records about a fatal shooting by a deputy, a ruling that broadly interpreted an exemption for investigative records and prompted a sharply worded dissent by the court's chief justice.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday paved the way for Alabama to proceed with a lethal injection next month, but also reprimanded the state attorney general’s office for giving false information to the court during the litigation centered on forms given to death row inmates for selecting an execution method.
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — An apparent domestic incident Friday left four people dead in Alabama, authorities said.
Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry confirms it happened at or near a home off Hwy.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Reported sexual assaults have sparked large protests on college campuses in at least seven states just weeks into the new school year, which advocates say reflects both a greater vulnerability among students who spent last school year learning remotelyand a greater ability among young people to make themselves heard on the issue.
MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A police officer in an Alabama town near Birmingham is free on bond after being arrested on charges of animal cruelty.
Midfield Police Officer Cameroun Tremble, 46, surrendered at the Jefferson County Jail on Thursday to face two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former official who had been responsible for licensing in an Alabama county is free on bond after being indicted on several counts, including using her public office for personal gain.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A woman has been charged with reckless endangerment after her gun went off as she was attacked by two other women in a Walmart in Mobile, authorities said.
The gunshot struck her relative — a 5-year-old boy — in the foot on Tuesday, Al.com reported.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday issued the call for next week’s special session that largely focuses on prison construction as the chief response to the state’s longstanding problems in corrections.
The Auburn Tigers are hoping to once again enjoy the comforts of home as heavy favorites.
The 23rd-ranked Tigers return to Jordan-Hare Stadium for another home game that appears to be a mismatch, hosting Georgia State on Saturday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has averaged more than 100 deaths a day from COVID-19 over the last week, statistics showed Thursday, giving it the nation's highest death rate over the period even as hospitalizations linked to the coronavirus pandemic continue to decline.
BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama community marked the 20th anniversary Thursday of an underground explosion that killed more than a dozen coal miners in one of the state's worst mining disasters in generations.
Alabama is getting ready to face a team from Mississippi in Tuscaloosa, just not the one that fans are most anticipating.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide (3-0) host Southern Mississippi Saturday night in a game between two ranked Southeastern Conference opponents.
Southern Miss (1-2) at No. 1 Alabama (3-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (SEC Network).
Line: Alabama by 45 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen is willing to perform a “Fancy Like” rendition at midfield.
The Florida coach vowed to sing, dance or “whatever we need” to entice fans to fill the Swamp again Saturday night against Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee (2-1, 0-0 SEC).
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Two African Servals that escaped captivity from a north Alabama business last week have been found and recaptured.
Both cats were found Wednesday and are now back home at 256Exotics in Huntsville, cuddling together in an enclosure, WHNT-TV reported.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio says Urban Meyer told him coaching in the NFL is “like playing Alabama” every week.
Denver's coach relayed his conversation from last weekend with the embattled Jacksonville Jaguars coach to illustrate a point about parity in the NFL.
LAFAYETTE, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of an eastern Alabama city pleaded guilty Wednesday to using his official position or office for personal gain.
Lanett Mayor Jonathon Kyle McCoy was immediately removed from office following his plea to felony ethics violations and is barred from holding office again, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a news release.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama saw its number of available monoclonal antibody doses fall as federal officials try to ration the limited resource, but low-vaccination Southern states continued to receive some of the largest allocations.
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — A man who was attacked by a pit bull in eastern Alabama has died from his injuries, authorities said.
Phenix City police responded to a report of a dog bite early Tuesday morning, news outlets reported.
The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an incident caught on cellphone video in which white officers allowed a police dog to repeatedly bite a Black man during an arrest.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has scheduled sentencing for a former Alabama prosecutor who pleaded guilty to felony charges earlier this year.
Judge Pamela Baschab set a hearing on Oct. 5 for former Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes, who pleaded guilty in June to perjury and using his office for person gain, WTVM-TV reported.
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama prison worker is free on bail after being charged with sex crimes involving two minors.
WSFA-TV reported that Daniel Sexton, 23, of Millbrook was charged with rape, two counts of sodomy and facilitating the travel of a child for a sex act.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Later, Gators. Chameleons might be a better team name for Florida this season.
Coach Dan Mullen has successfully transformed his finesse offense — the one that led the nation in passing in 2020 behind Kyle Trask, Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney — into a formidable ground attack that nearly stunned top-ranked and defending national champion Alabama.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday blamed crumbling infrastructure for the state’s prison problems as she prepares to call lawmakers back to Montgomery for a special session on prison construction.
One blowout win into the season, Alabama coach Nick Saban was griping about the hype surrounding a team that had “basically played one half of one game.”
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida's Panhandle are searching for the body of a 40-year-old woman whose roommate is already accused of her death.
Investigators have expanded their search for Latonya Baxter throughout parts of Pensacola and into Alabama, Pensacola police Chief Eric Randall said Monday.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A Texas man who was working for a contractor at an Alabama steel mill died after being struck by a forklift, authorities said.
Don Burton died at Huntsville Hospital following the accident, which occurred Monday morning, news outlets reported.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients in Alabama hospitals has fallen below 2,000, but medical officials cautioned Monday that hospitals and intensive care units remain full of largely unvaccinated patients and that deaths contributed to the decline.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A former armored truck driver admitted he staged a phony robbery with two others in Alabama was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday.
Jonah Bessard, 26, had pleaded guilty earlier this year to the Jan.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson will “probably do a little bit more at practice” this week before the 11th-ranked Gators host Tennessee, coach Dan Mullen said Monday.
HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (AP) — A man who was kayaking with his children following heavy rains saved the kids when the current became too strong but couldn't get himself out of the water and drowned, officials said Monday.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Toyota factory in north Alabama will add 450 jobs as the sole North American manufacturer of engines for the 2022 Tundra pickup truck, the company said Monday.
Employment at the Toyota Alabama plant will increase to 1,800 people, and the company said it plans to spend $288 million on the project, which is separate from a Toyota Mazda factory being constructed west of downtown Huntsville.