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Second Alabama man dies in floodwaters after heavy rain

Sep. 20, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (AP) — A man who was kayaking with his children following heavy rains saved the kids when the current became too strong but couldn't get himself out of the water and drowned, officials said Monday. Johnny Henderson III, 35, of Hazel Green was...

Alabama Toyota plant to make truck engines, add 450 jobs

Sep. 20, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Toyota factory in north Alabama will add 450 jobs as the sole North American manufacturer of engines for the 2022 Tundra pickup truck, the company said Monday. Employment at the Toyota Alabama plant will increase to 1,800 people, and the...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: No. 1 rarely slips after ranked win

Sep. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

The teams that started the season ranked in the top four all won Saturday, none in particularly impressive fashion. The result Sunday was Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State all dropped in The Associated Press college football poll for the second time this season. The...

Man found shot to death in parking lot of south Alabama mall

Sep. 20, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man found shot to death over the weekend in the parking lot of a south Alabama shopping mall. Bryan Maynard, 21, died at a hospital after he was found wounded in the parking lot of the Shoppes at Bel Air Mall on...

STAT WATCH: Spartans' Kenneth Walker top rusher in nation

Sep. 20, 2021 03:43 AM EDT

The move to Michigan State has been a career booster for Kenneth Walker III, who leads the nation in rushing through his first three games with the Spartans. Walker has had his two highest rushing totals as a collegian since transferring from Wake Forest in January. He's...

Tigers, Peralta slow AL-East leading Rays 2-0

Sep. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wily Peralta gave up three hits in seven innings, and Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau homered for the Detroit Tigers in a 2-0 win over the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Peralta (4-3) and three relievers limited the Rays to five...

Heavy rain, flash flooding in Alabama kills motorist

Sep. 19, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday found the body of a man whose vehicle was overtaken by water during flash flooding in Tuscaloosa the day before. A spokeswoman for the Tuscaloosa police, Stephanie Taylor, told Al.com that the man's body was found shortly...

AP Top 25: Clemson, Ohio State slip; Penn State jumps to 6th

Sep. 19, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

Clemson and Ohio State slipped to the back of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and Penn State jumped four spots to No. 6 after another weekend in which lots of ranked teams had issues. Even No. 1 Alabama. The...

Auburn plans town hall following sexual assault complaints

Sep. 19, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University plans to hold a town hall on sexual assault following a trio of recent reported cases that prompted a protest by dozens of students and advocates. Representatives from campus security, student affairs, the Auburn Police Division and...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Not-so-super superpowers show cracks

Sep. 19, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Alabama looked beatable for the first time. Ohio State's defense still looks discombobulated, Clemson's offense still looks limp and Oklahoma still looks far from elite. Maybe college football's season of the super teams won't be such a foregone...