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Reward offered in slaying of Alabama teen

Sep. 16, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that could lead to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the slaying of an 18-year-old, whose body was found last week. Central Alabama Crime Stoppers on Tuesday announced the reward in the death of Thomas Green, of Auburn, al.com...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn directs his team during the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against Minnesota in Tampa, Fla. Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson confirmed that Auburn hadn't practiced Wednesday or Thursday as scheduled. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Malzahn: 10 Auburn players sidelined by COVID-19 issues

Sep. 12, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Coach Gus Malzahn said No. 11 Auburn had five starters out of practice this week because of COVID-19-related issues. Malzahn said Saturday the Tigers had two new positive tests this week and 10 total players are sidelined from practice because of the virus or close contact. He...

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 file photo, Mike Hubbard, former Alabama Speaker of the House, and his wife, Susan, arrive for a post trial hearing at the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika, Ala..  Mike Hubbard reported Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 to a county detention center to begin the sentence after an  unsuccessful effort to overturn his conviction. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, Pool)

Alabama Ex-House speaker reports to begin prison sentence

Sep. 11, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, for years once of the state's most influential politicians, reported to jail Friday to begin a prison sentence for his 2016 ethics conviction. Hubbard reported to the Lee County Detention Center in Opelika, according to jail records, to...

2 men charged in disappearance of teen found dead

Sep. 11, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Two men are charged in the disappearance of an 18-year-old whose body was found days after he went missing last weekend, authorities said Friday. Taharra Jaquay Brunson, 41, and Marcus Okeef Wigley, 35, were arrested on warrants charging them both with first-degree kidnapping, news...

Auburn campus to highlight historically Black Greek groups

Sep. 7, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is setting aside space on campus to recognize its historically Black fraternities and sororities. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that plans are moving ahead for a plaza to recognize social groups that are part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, which is composed of...

Auburn student center to honor Georgia chief justice

Sep. 4, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The student center at Auburn University will be named in honor of the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, Harold D. Melton, trustees decided Friday. Board members voted to name the campus building for Melton, who was the first Black person elected student body president at...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood (70) blocks LSU safety JaCoby Stevens (3) during an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Leatherwood was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Roll redemption: No. 3 Alabama aims to restore dominance

Sep. 1, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

Alabama coach Nick Saban stressed the importance of humility to his players in a preseason talk, urging them to avoid the pitfalls of entitlement and self-satisfaction. Chances are, the lesson found a receptive audience going into this season. The preseason No. 3 Crimson Tide received that program’s...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) intercepts the ball from Georgia wide receiver George Pickens (1) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Stingley Jr. was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

SEC remains loaded in season when little else is normal

Sep. 1, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

The Southeastern Conference is trying to carry its football season on amid the COVID-19 pandemic while Georgia, Alabama and LSU forge ahead without their star quarterbacks. In a precarious season when almost nothing feels normal, the SEC does feel like, well, the SEC — even without its most prominent...

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn talks to players during the first team meeting of the season for the NCAA college football team, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Todd Van Emst via AP)

No. 11 Auburn banking on Nix, successful overhaul on lines

Sep. 1, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

The Auburn Tigers have played for a Southeastern Conference championship, knocked rival Alabama from playoff contention and had a losing league mark. The Tigers' last three seasons have been eventful in a Western Division where it's awfully hard to break through. Now, they have quarterback Bo Nix back from a...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn directs his team during the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against Minnesota in Tampa, Fla. Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson confirmed that Auburn hadn't practiced Wednesday or Thursday as scheduled. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Auburn expects to be without 16 players in practice return

Aug. 30, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn expects to return to practice Monday minus 16 players sidelined after positive COVID-19 tests. Coach Gus Malzahn said Sunday night that the Tigers had five positives early in the week and four more after additional testing Thursday. With contact tracing, seven others who had...