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Police looking for man after 2 found dead in suburban home

Jan. 20, 2022 15:12 PM EST

HELENA, Ala. (AP) — Police were on the lookout Thursday for a man sought for questioning after two people were found dead in a home in suburban Birmingham, including one with whom he was in a relationship. The bodies of a man and a woman were found in a house in Helena, located...

Lawmakers advance spending plan for pandemic funds

Jan. 20, 2022 14:45 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Legislative committees on Thursday advanced plans to spend more than half of the state's available $772 million in pandemic relief funds for broadband expansion and water and sewer projects. The two budget committees approved identical spending plans for...

US researchers test pig-to-human transplant in donated body

Jan. 20, 2022 13:29 PM EST

Researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs. This time around, surgeons in Alabama transplanted a pig’s kidneys into a brain-dead man — a step-by-step rehearsal for...

No. 2 Auburn routs Georgia 83-60 with 6 in double figures

Jan. 20, 2022 00:17 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Streaking Auburn didn’t let up even with its highest ranking in more than two decades and a bigger game looming. Walker Kessler had 15 points and six blocked shots to lead a half-dozen scorers in double figures for No. 2 Auburn in an 83-60 rout of Georgia on...

Alabama survives late rally, beats No. 13 LSU 70-67

Jan. 19, 2022 22:28 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Keon Ellis made two free throws with 5 seconds left, and Alabama survived a late comeback bid by No. 13 LSU to win 70-67 on Wednesday night and snap a three-game skid. LSU trailed by eight points with 1:08 remaining. Tari Eason, who finished with 26 points...

Georgia QB Bennett announces he will return for 1 more year

Jan. 19, 2022 20:00 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett is returning for another season after leading the Bulldogs to their first national championship in 41 years. Bennett, who carried a flip phone and avoided social media during the 2021 season, made an exception to his policy by...

Relative of jailed Alabama mayor seeks protection from abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 16:54 PM EST

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — A female relative of an Alabama mayor jailed on a domestic violence charge while campaigning for statewide office asked a court for protection, claiming he choked and threatened to kill her, court records show. The woman filed the request in Elmore County on...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jan. 19, 2022 16:43 PM EST

Dothan Eagle. January 18, 2022. Editorial: COVID continues Alabama is in the midst of a coronavirus surge – again. This one may well be the worst yet, in terms of transmission. The most recent seven-day tally exceeds 10,000 new cases per day, an all-time high for...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 19, 2022 15:52 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 16 The Washington Post on “Martin Luther King, Jr. did not give up. Those fighting for democracy must follow his example”: On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is perhaps more...

Police: Person killed by Alabama deputies after opening fire

Jan. 19, 2022 14:17 PM EST

PERDIDO, Ala. (AP) — Officers shot and killed a man who was walking along a rural road early Wednesday after he pulled a gun and opened fire, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Two deputies who were on patrol in the southwest Alabama county about 1:30 a.m. when...