MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An appellate court on Friday ordered a judge to consider a request to block an Alabama execution next week as attorneys argue the low-IQ inmate should have been given help understanding the prison paperwork that laid the groundwork for the planned lethal injection.
A threatened loggerhead sea turtle was found dead Friday at the Mississippi Aquarium, eight days after being accidentally hooked and then rescued at a state park on Alabama's Gulf Coast.
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — The two court-appointed attorneys for the man charged with killing an Alabama police sergeant want off the case.
Attorneys Nathan Johnson and Sheila Morgan were appointed to defend Brian Lansing Martin, who faces 10 charges, including four counts of capital murder, in the deaths of Sgt.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A divided state school board has cemented rules that ban so-called critical race theory teachings from K-12 classrooms and limit how educators can talk about race in the classroom.
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — The trial of an Alabama teenager accused of killing five members of his family is being delayed.
Mason Sisk, of Elmont, appeared Thursday for a pre-trial conference before Limestone County Circuit Judge Robert Baker, news outlets reported.
No. 1 has been a particularly secure position during the College Football Playoff era.
Last week's Alabama loss as the No. 1 team in the country to Texas A&M was just the fourth outside of the playoff for the top-ranked team in the AP poll during the eight-year history (2014-present) of the CFP.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jake Bentley became the first player in South Alabama history to account for five touchdowns in a game, rushing for two and passing for three more as the Jaguars defeated Georgia Southern 41-14 on Thursday night.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers will gather later this month to draw new legislative and congressional district lines, a process undertaken every 10 years after census numbers are released, Gov.
Alabama hopes its wakeup call restored the focus and execution the Crimson Tide has lacked at times this season.
The fifth-ranked Crimson Tide certainly can’t afford another falloff with Mississippi State ready to pounce at home.
No. 5 Alabama (5-1, 2-1 SEC) at Mississippi State (3-2, 1-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Line: Alabama by 16 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 13 Mississippi (4-1, 1-1 SEC) at Tennessee (4-2, 2-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (SEC Network).
Line: Ole Miss by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his estranged wife, her unborn child and three other people six years ago in north Alabama was sentenced to death Thursday after being convicted of multiple counts of capital murder.
No. 21 Texas A&M (4-2, 1-2 SEC) at Missouri (3-3, 0-2), Saturday at noon EDT (SEC Network).
Line: Texas A&M by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded early Thursday in Alabama while driving to work, and a suspect was in custody, news outlets reported.
Someone pulled up in a vehicle beside a car driven by a Muscogee County deputy at an intersection in Phenix City and opened fire about 6 a.m., Sheriff Greg Countryman said.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man was arrested on criminal mischief and other charges after someone threw paint on a Confederate monument that has been the subject of protests at the Lauderdale County Courthouse, the TimesDaily reported.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama couple has been convicted of providing undocumented workers to a Georgia-based poultry processing plant for years in a scheme that included false identities, homes for housing workers and vans that shuttled people around.
Jimbo Fisher opened his weekly news conference going through everything that Texas A&M did well the previous week, when the Aggies stunned then-No. 1 Alabama before a raucous crowd at Kyle Field.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judges heard arguments Wednesday about whether an Alabama inmate had the mental capacity to understand the paperwork setting up his planned execution next week, with a defense lawyer arguing the man's cognitive deficiencies warranted disability assistance.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An infant has died from injuries he received during a two-vehicle crash in Alabama that involved an ambulance, police said.
Four-month-old Israel Barrera was critically injured in the wreck on Tuesday afternoon in Montgomery, Police Capt.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An autopsy confirmed that a woman found dead inside a police van parked outside headquarters wasn't the victim of foul play and didn't suffer any trauma, an official said Wednesday.
With one Small kick and a rather sizable upset, Texas A&M caused quite a shakeup in the Southeastern Conference Western Division.
Sometimes a big game really isn't.
No. 1 Georgia faces No. 11 Kentucky on Saturday, the third straight game for the Bulldogs against a ranked Southeastern Conference opponent.
Georgia won the first two games by a combined score of 71-10, and the oddsmakers don't expect this one to be all that much closer.
PELHAM Ala. (AP) — Communities affected by last week's flash flooding, which left roads and neighborhoods under water and killed four people in Alabama, are still working to clean up the mess and address persistent drainage issues that seem to be getting worse.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The defense firm Northrop Grumman plans to hire 500 more engineers in the Huntsville area to support America’s new Air Force-led defense against foreign nuclear missile attack.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two inmates were killed within a week in reported assaults in Alabama prisons, a system that is facing a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit over excessive violence.
Kristi Simpson, a spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Corrections, confirmed the deaths and said they are under investigation.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama man was charged with kidnapping, robbery and driving under the influence after allegedly stealing a car with two young children inside, authorities said.
A woman called 911 around noon Monday saying a man had forced her out of her vehicle and driven away in it with her two children still inside, news outlets reported.
ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama schools are continuing to face food shortages, education officials say.
Disruptions in the workforce needed to serve and deliver meals — along with supplies of food and packaging materials — are behind the shortages, Al.com reported.
Will Anderson Jr. thought a close call against Florida would be “a real eye-opener” for Alabama at the time. Now, he's not so sure the message sunk in.
Not after the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide lost 41-38 to a Texas A&M team that had been on a two-game losing streak.
DAPHNE, Ala. (AP) — A coastal Alabama city is warning residents to be careful of alligators, which have been showing up in populated areas following recent heavy rains.
Baby alligators have been reported in parking lots on the causeway that crosses Mobile Bay and along heavily traveled U.S.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia finds itself in a most unusual position.
For the first time since the 1982 season, when a guy named Herschel Walker starred at running back, the Bulldogs hold the top spot in The Associated Press rankings during the season.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge said prison staffing levels can remain an issue in the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against Alabama, but said federal officials must provide more details behind some of their allegations.
BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — An argument over the University of Alabama football team’s loss to Texas A&M led to a deadly shooting at an Alabama home, police said.
Two men started fighting over which team was better at a gathering in the Birmingham suburb Bessemer when the game was in its final minutes Saturday night, Lt.
CENTRE, Ala. (AP) — Two Georgia men were jailed on murder charges in the deaths of two half sisters who were killed in Alabama and dumped off a bridge last year, news outlets reported.
Devon Lashawn Watts, 37, and Christopher Leedarius Pullen, 24, both of Rome, Georgia, were booked into the Cherokee County Jail on Friday, Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said.
The No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press college football poll has been in the possession of just a few elite teams over the last six seasons.
Alabama (63 times), Clemson (23), Ohio State (10) and LSU (eight) were the only teams to reach No.
Georgia was the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday by a unanimous vote, taking the top spot during the regular season for the first time since November 1982.
The Bulldogs (62 first-place votes) moved up one spot in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, a day after preseason No.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — From rainy weather that delayed spring planting to bolls rotting in the field, Alabama cotton growers have reason for worry this year as they harvest a crop that's smaller than in years past.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A jury has convicted an Alabama man in the 2018 shooting death of his sister and wounding of her boyfriend and teenaged son.
A Jefferson County jury on Friday found Clifford Stutson, 46, of Birmingham, guilty of murder in the slaying of 40-year-old Dakisha Stutson.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) —
Brady McBride scored on the first possession of the fourth overtime and Texas State held on to beat South Alabama 33-31 on Saturday night.
Eric Sutton, a graduate transfer from SMU, deflected a pass from South Alabama's Jake Bentley in the end zone on the final play.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — During a speaking engagement this spring Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher used colorful language to proclaim his team would beat Alabama during coach Nick Saban's career.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Seth Small made a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Texas A&M stunned top-ranked Alabama 41-38 on Saturday night to end the Crimson Tide’s winning streak at 19 games.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Dylan Hopkins threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for a third and Grayson Cash returned an interception 100 yards for a score to lead Alabama-Birmingham past Florida Atlantic, 31-14 in a Conference USA battle on Saturday.
NORMAL, Ala. (AP) — Shedeur Sanders passed for 249 yards and four touchdowns, Santee Marshall ran for 122 yards and two scores and James Houston IV set the tone as Jackson State romped to a 61-15 victory over Alabama A&M in Southwestern Athletic Conference play on Saturday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Myles Crawley threw four touchdown passes and Alabama State rolled to a 35-15 Southwestern Athletic Conference win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.
Crawley found Jeremiah Hixon from 18 yards out in the first quarter and again from 51 yards out in the second to make it 14-0.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jalen Fowler threw for three touchdowns and his 60-yard scoring pass to Bhayshul Tuten with 6:24 remaining rallied North Carolina A&T past North Alabama for a 38-34 win on Saturday.
MOSCOW — Russia has reached another record daily death toll from COVID-19, with 968 deaths registered on Saturday.
The national coronavirus task force has reported a persistent rise, with nearly daily records in October.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended through the end of the month a COVID-19 state of emergency that relaxes some health care regulations.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A central Alabama city agreed to spend $1.3 million to purchase property, but leaders refuse to disclose what they bought or why.
The Prattville City Council voted to spend the money on what's known publicly only as “Project KATZ,” the Montgomery Advertiser reported Friday.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Friday in northwest Alabama for the funeral of Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner, who was shot to death in a confrontation with a man charged with killing the officer and another person.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Fuller Goldsmith knew his life’s arc well before he even began school. During hours waiting out chemotherapy treatments at Children’s of Alabama hospital, the Tuscaloosa native grew bored watching Disney Channel and cartoons, and turned instead to Food Network shows, thus setting his path.