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The Latest: Sankey ties sports gambling, mental health

Jul. 15, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Commissioner Greg Sankey opened Southeastern Conference media days talking about everything from a connection between sports gambling and athletes' mental health to football officiating and the event's future venues. Sankey says...

The Latest: Amtrak to resume New Orleans service

Jul. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Amtrak rail service between New Orleans and three major cities is being restored after being suspended while Barry threatened. The Amtrak Crescent was to leave New York for New Orleans on Monday, with service from New Orleans to New York...

Police: Rapper accused of throwing meth off balcony arrested

Jul. 15, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an Alabama rapper accused of throwing $250,000 dollars' worth of methamphetamine off an apartment balcony during a raid has been arrested. News outlets report drug and gang investigators arrested 37-year-old Kelvin James Dark, who goes by the monikers...

Court sides with anti-abortion protester fined for pamphlets

Jul. 15, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama appeals court has ruled that an anti-abortion protester shouldn't have been ticketed $250 for handing out pamphlets outside an abortion clinic. Al.com reports the court ruled Friday that Ellen Haverman Hermann was exempted from needing a permit as she was conducting a...

SEC media days kicks off with Sankey in old Alabama home

Jul. 15, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference media days begins at the event's longtime home. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey kicks the four-day event off Monday with his annual media address about the state of the league and college football. Media days returns to the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, Alabama after...

Talented group of QBs hope to give SEC hierarchy a jolt

Jul. 15, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

Alabama's dominance ranks among the most impressive dynasties in college football history. It has also made the Southeastern Conference a bit stale recently as the league's 14 teams gather for their annual media days this week in Hoover, Alabama. This year, though, a group of talented and experienced quarterbacks...

Barry's flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Jul. 14, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages. Though the system was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday...

The Latest: National Guard trying to rescue family of 5

Jul. 14, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): ___ 11:40 p.m. Authorities are trying to rescue a family of five who are trapped by high water in a south Louisiana home. KTBS-TV reports that the family was trapped Saturday night in the town of Franklin. The Shreveport television station reports...

Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Jul. 13, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a...

Troopers begin crackdown on speeding motorists

Jul. 13, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in five southern states are planning a crackdown on speeding motorists next week. State troopers and local officers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee are participating in a speed enforcement campaign called Operation Southern Shield...