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Alabama town to give council, mayor raises _ with conditions

Feb. 18, 2020 11:13 AM EST

VINEMONT, Ala. (AP) — Pay raises are in the future for an Alabama town's council and mayor as long as they attend the council's monthly meetings. The South Vinemont Town Council passed an ordinance to raise members' pay this November. The raise is the first for the council since February 2008, said Mayor...

A northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood and Harbor Pines in Ridgeland are still under a mandatory evacuation as flooding continues Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (Barbara Gauntt/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

More drenching rains take aim at flood-ravaged South

Feb. 18, 2020 10:22 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters are expecting heavy rains again in parts of the flood-ravaged South, prolonging the misery in neighborhoods surrounded by water. Some of the hardest-hit areas in Mississippi were under a flash flood watch on Tuesday. The National Weather Service said rainfall amounts of up...

Third man arrested in slaying of Alabama college professor

Feb. 18, 2020 9:04 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A third person has been arrested in the killing of a college economics professor who was found shot to death in his home in Alabama, authorities said. Anthony Womack Jr., 23, was charged with murder in the November slaying of Matthew Wiser, who taught at the University of South...

Ryan Newman slides down the track after he was involved in a crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/David Graham)

Ryan Newman's latest terrifying crash sends him to hospital

Feb. 17, 2020 11:33 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman has barrel-rolled his way through many terrifying crashes over his 20-year NASCAR career. This one, though, caused the sport to pause. Newman slid across the finish line in a crumpled heap of metal, sparks flying as his car skidded to a halt with fuel pouring onto the...

Michigan State hires Kapilovic as offensive line coach

Feb. 17, 2020 8:51 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is hiring Chris Kapilovic as its offensive line coach and running game coordinator. The school announced the move Monday night. Kapilovic filled those same roles last season at Colorado under new Michigan State coach Mel Tucker. The Spartans hired Tucker last week...

U.S. Senate candidate Bradley Byrne speaks to supporters at Farmers Market Cafe in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.  (Jake Crandall/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Byrne fights to make Senate runoff

Feb. 17, 2020 4:28 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Stepping up to address a Republican club meeting at the Farmer’s Market Cafe, a meat-and-three restaurant not far from the Alabama Capitol, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne gave a version of the oft-repeated phrase of his U.S. Senate campaign. “I’m a Christian. I''m a...

Baylor guard Davion Mitchell, left, breaks away from West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley for a fast break in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

Top of AP poll steady as Baylor, Kansas set collision course

Feb. 17, 2020 12:18 PM EST

Baylor and Kansas just keep winning, setting up a monumental showdown Saturday between the top-ranked Bears and No. 3 Jayhawks that could help decide not only the Big 12 title but the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament. The two teams were separated once again by Gonzaga in the latest college basketball...

Man's body found in flooded creek in Alabama state park

Feb. 17, 2020 12:02 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — The body of an 82-year-old man was recovered from a flooded creek in Alabama, 11 days after water surging through a gorge in a state park swept his vehicle into a flooded creek. News outlets report that an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency statement says the body of Raymond Edwards of...

Stand up for Rosa Parks: Statue in Grand Rapids for 10 years

Feb. 17, 2020 9:47 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The statue of Rosa Parks in downtown Grand Rapids symbolizing resistance against racism is needed now more than ever, according to the man who pushed for the monument that was erected 10 years ago. Armond Robinson, 90, was acutely aware of the impact of Parks' protest in...

Auburn's Austin Wiley pulls down a rebound during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

SEC stacked with NCAA Tournament bubble teams

Feb. 16, 2020 10:46 PM EST

The SEC has three teams that should be locks for the NCAA Tournament. The rest of the conference may have some work to do. No. 11 Auburn (22-3) climbed as high as No. 5 in The AP Top 25 and was among the top 16 seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings earlier this month. The Tigers have lost just three times in...