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Getting an F: Alabama city's new logo stirs strong feelings

Jan. 28, 2022 13:47 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Some residents think a northern Alabama city's new logo might be sending the wrong message. Florence's new logo uses the first three letters of its name — a capital F followed by an L and an O arranged as an exclamation point — to form F! ...

Ex-officer admits to stealing cash, Rolex in 2018 drug raid

Jan. 28, 2022 12:45 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Vestavia Hills police sergeant has admitted in court to stealing thousands of dollars and a Rolex watch from a suspect during a 2018 drug raid. Timothy Burns pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of property use of public office for personal gain,...

Alabama tourism group supports CEO after fraud plea in Iowa

Jan. 28, 2022 10:58 AM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A taxpayer-funded tourism agency in Alabama is standing by its chief executive after he pleaded guilty to felony fraud in Iowa, where a music festival he oversaw lost millions. Visit Dothan, which promotes tourism in the southeast Alabama city of 71,000,...

Blue bloods showdown: No. 12 Kentucky visits No. 5 Kansas

Jan. 28, 2022 10:38 AM EST

A look at the weekend action around the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 12 Kentucky(16-4) visits fifth-ranked Kansas (17-2) to highlight a Southeastern Conference slate that's mostly comprised of games in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Kentucky rebounded...

Wife of slain Alabama police officer sentenced to 20 years

Jan. 28, 2022 09:04 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The wife of an Alabama police officer who was shot to death during an argument at home was sentenced to 20 years in prison after claiming she killed her husband accidentally. While Stephanie Keller asked for mercy and denied that she meant to kill Andy...

Woman killed in house fire in north Alabama

Jan. 28, 2022 07:54 AM EST

CHEROKEE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire in north Alabama that claimed a woman’s life. The fire began Thursday afternoon at a home in Cherokee, WHNT-TV reported. Barton Volunteer Fire Department officials say they had the fire under control in 40...

UK vs KU: Blueblood showdown highlights Big 12-SEC Challenge

Jan. 28, 2022 02:11 AM EST

A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND The marquee game of the Big 12-SEC Challenge usually involves Kentucky or Kansas. This year, it involves both. The No. 12 Wildcats head to historic Allen Fieldhouse on...

Man executed for 1996 killing after Supreme Court clears way

Jan. 28, 2022 00:53 AM EST

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama executed an inmate by lethal injection for a 1996 murder on Thursday after a divided U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state and rejected defense claims the man had an intellectual disability that cost him a chance to choose a less “torturous,” yet untried,...

Man executed for 1996 killing after Supreme Court clears way

Jan. 27, 2022 23:25 PM EST

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama executed an inmate by lethal injection for a 1996 murder on Thursday after a divided U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state and rejected defense claims the man had an intellectual disability that cost him a chance to choose a less “torturous,” yet untried,...

Coulibaly, Auburn women close strong to stun No. 4 Tennessee

Jan. 27, 2022 22:40 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Aicha Coulibaly had 26 points and Auburn scored 11 straight late in a 71-61 upset of No. 4 Tennessee, ending the Lady Vols' nine-game winning streak Thursday night. The Tigers (9-10, 1-7 Southeastern Conference), the last SEC team to grab a league victory, built...