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Video of officers in Alabama hitting woman investigated

Apr. 24, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police department is investigating a video of an arrest that shows two Tuscaloosa police officers punching and using a baton to hit a woman during a traffic stop. News outlets report 22-year-old Jhasmynn Sheppard is charged with disarming a police officer, assault and...

Lipscomb hires Lennie Acuff away from Alabama-Huntsville

Apr. 23, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lipscomb has hired Lennie Acuff away from Alabama-Huntsville to become its basketball coach. Acuff compiled a 437-214 record with 11 NCAA Division II Tournament appearances in 22 seasons at Alabama-Huntsville. He has 550 career wins in 29 seasons overall. Lipscomb announced the hire...

Alabama sets execution for 1997 quadruple killing

Apr. 23, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has scheduled a lethal injection for a man convicted in the 1997 deaths of four people, including two young girls. The Alabama Supreme Court set a May 16 execution date for Michael Brandon Samra, 41. As a teenager, Samra was convicted of helping his friend Mark Duke kill his...

Missing woman found alive in car days after disappearance

Apr. 23, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A missing woman has been found alive in her wrecked car five days after she was last seen in south Alabama. Authorities say a passer-by noticed a car that was mostly hidden by brush in a ditch off a road Monday. Rescuers found Robin Joyce Fancher trapped inside. She was last seen five...

Deputy on leave for homophobic comment over teen's suicide

Apr. 23, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama deputy has been put on administrative leave for posting a homophobic comment on a Facebook post about a gay teen who killed himself. Al.com reports Madison County Deputy Jeff Graves wrote the comment Sunday on a WZDX-TV Facebook post about the death of 15-year-old Nigel...

Doctor: Alabama's Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

Apr. 22, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and "should be able to return to work in the very new future." Cain says the right hip replacement was "robotic assisted" at Andrews...

School marks Confederate Memorial Day with lynching teach-in

Apr. 22, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A historically black college in Alabama used the state's Confederate Memorial Day observance Monday to highlight the 1981 lynching of a black teenager by Ku Klux Klan members. An afternoon "teach-in" about the slaying of 19-year-old Michael Donald was planned at Alabama State...

14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons

Apr. 22, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

Now that spring practice has ended, here's a list of Southeastern Conference players who are poised to break out this fall. Classes listed are their classes in the fall. EASTERN DIVISION FLORIDA AMARI BURNEY, LB, Soph. — Burney, a converted safety, takes over for NFL-bound Vosean Joseph at the...

SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

Apr. 22, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago. It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this year. Last year's Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC: Alabama's...

A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping it happen

Apr. 22, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand. From loudspeakers, swine-like sounds reverberate. Vendors roam the stands in clothing festooned with outsized strips of bacon. And yes, there...