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Interim superintendent named for Alabama school district

Sep. 19, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school district has a new leader. Jefferson County Schools has named Dr. Walter Gonsoulin as interim superintendent. WBRC-TV reports Gonsoulin will start Sept. 27, the day after Dr. Craig Pouncey ends his term. Gonsoulin is currently the deputy superintendent of school...

Georgia-Notre Dame showdown highlights SEC schedule

Sep. 19, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch during the fourth week of the Southeastern Conference football season. GAME OF THE WEEK No. 7 Notre Dame (2-0) at No. 3 Georgia (3-0): These two storied programs meet for only the third time ever Saturday at Sanford Stadium. Georgia capped its 1980 national championship season by...

Saban: Top Alabama recruit Antonio Alfano 'basically quit'

Sep. 18, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says top recruit Antonio Alfano "basically quit." Saban says the defensive end for the second-ranked Crimson Tide stopped coming to class and the football building. He says Alabama tried to set up counseling for him and that it remains available but "until...

Alabama A&M coach says team treated unprofessionally at game

Sep. 18, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama A&M coach Connell Maynor said his team was treated unprofessionally during a game at North Alabama. Maynor said the Bulldogs won't play North Alabama again while he's coach of the historically black college team. The TimesDaily of Florence reports Maynor said in his...

Multiple arrests made after series of rapes on JSU campus

Sep. 18, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Nine men are facing charges of second-degree rape after authorities reported making arrests in a series of alleged statutory rapes on the Jacksonville State University campus. News outlets report Cmdr. Allen George of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Major Crimes Task Force says the...

Will combo pill catch on in US to prevent heart attacks?

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

A cheap, daily pill that combines four drugs has been tested for the first time in the United States to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries to treat conditions leading to heart attacks and strokes. Experts said the study may draw U.S. interest to a strategy that has...

Former Alabama corrections supervisor indicted in beating

Sep. 18, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama corrections supervisor was indicted for failing to stop a sergeant under his command from kicking and beating a handcuffed inmate, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Federal prosecutors announced the indictment of 39-year-old Willie Burks, who was a lieutenant...

Creativity without the pressure at 'paint and sip' studios

Sep. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

They've become a global sensation — "paint and sip" studios where adults can spend evenings out learning to make art in a relaxed, BYOB setting. Thousands of franchises now exist to help us all unleash our inner creative. One of the places where it all began was a little studio outside Birmingham, Alabama....

'Death Note' Snapchat post yields terroristic threat charge

Sep. 18, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a University of South Alabama student has been charged with making a terroristic threat, accused of posting a picture of a book titled "Death Note" on the social media app Snapchat. Court records filed Wednesday say 21-year-old Jaleel Hughes' post included the caption,...

APNewsBreak: Alabama man arrested in terrorism probe

Sep. 18, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Alabama man has been apprehended as part of a yearslong terrorism probe in which the FBI says he told agents he would execute a U.S. soldier if ordered to do so by the Islamic State group. FBI agents took Nayef Qashou into custody Monday. He's charged with lying to the FBI and destroying...