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Alabama statues to feature Hank Aaron, other Hall of Famers

Dec. 07, 2021 09:32 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Statues of Hank Aaron and other local heroes who made the baseball and football Halls of Fame are planned for a public space celebrating the heritage of the city of Mobile. The Hall of Fame Courtyard is aimed at drawing more people to the city's riverfront,...

Alabama Gov. Ivey draws challengers in 2022 GOP primary

Dec. 06, 2021 22:55 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who had been considered a safe incumbent as she seeks a second full-term in office, is drawing challengers in next year’s 2022 Republican primary with candidates gambling that they can capitalize on ties to former President Donald Trump or...

Heisman finalists: Young, Hutchinson, Pickett, Stroud

Dec. 06, 2021 20:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud were announced Monday as finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The Heisman will be presented Saturday in New York,...

Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, NC

Dec. 06, 2021 19:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Toyota announced on Monday that it plans to build a $1.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant near Greensboro, North Carolina, that will employ at least 1,750 people and help meet the auto giant's growing goals of electric vehicle sales this decade. Company...

Heisman finalists: Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson, Pitt's Kenny Pickett, Ohio State's C.J. Stroud, Alabama's Bryce Young

Dec. 06, 2021 18:32 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Heisman finalists: Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson, Pitt's Kenny Pickett, Ohio State's C.J. Stroud, Alabama's Bryce Young.

Legal group puts $100 million toward voter work in South

Dec. 06, 2021 16:34 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southern Poverty Law Center on Monday announced it is putting $100 million toward an effort to increase voter participation in the Deep South over the next decade. The liberal organization's Vote Your Voice program supports organizations working in...

6 killed over weekend in Birmingham, no charges announced

Dec. 06, 2021 15:51 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Six people were shot to death in Birmingham over the weekend, with police blaming a lack of concern for human life for the killings. David Desmond, 17, was found in a street with a fatal gunshot wound on Sunday night, the final victim in a deadly weekend in...

POLL ALERT: Boiler up! Purdue jumps to No. 1 in AP Top 25, followed by Baylor, Duke, UCLA, Gonzaga; Alabama into top 10

Dec. 06, 2021 12:16 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Boiler up! Purdue jumps to No. 1 in AP Top 25, followed by Baylor, Duke, UCLA, Gonzaga; Alabama into top 10.

Analysis: What if 12-team College Football Playoff was here?

Dec. 06, 2021 09:40 AM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — A fun thing to do this season has to been ponder how the College Football Playoff race would have played out if expansion to 12 teams had already happened. The CFP selection committee set the four-team field on Sunday,...

Slain officer could get compensation through constable law

Dec. 06, 2021 08:42 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The family of a retired Wilcox County deputy who was working as a constable could be the first person to receive compensation under a change in state law made earlier this year, according to the Alabama Constable's Association. Madison “Skip”...