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Daniels scores 30, leads Prairie View past Alabama A&M 72-48

Jan. 24, 2022 23:26 PM EST

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Jawaun Daniels had 30 points as Prairie View rolled past Alabama A&M 72-48 on Monday night. Daniels hit 11 of 12 shots, including 6 of 6 from behind the arc. He added seven rebounds. D'Rell Roberts had 11 points for Prairie View (4-12,...

Alabama's new congressional districts map blocked by judges

Jan. 24, 2022 22:35 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judges on Monday blocked Alabama from using newly drawn congressional districts in upcoming elections, ruling that the state should have two districts — instead of one — in which Black voters are a sizeable portion of the electorate. “Black...

Trial begins in accuser's defamation case against Roy Moore

Jan. 24, 2022 19:44 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A jury was selected Monday in the defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who had accused failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of molesting her when she was 14. Leigh Corfman said Moore defamed her and made false statements as he denied her accusations during...

Alabama man arrested in Florida in double killing

Jan. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EST

HELENA, Ala. (AP) — A man sought on capital murder charges in the killings of an Alabama woman and her father last week was arrested Monday in northeast Florida, police said. John Peyton Scott III, 41, of Helena was arrested in St. Augustine, Florida, on capital murder warrants...

New plate choices coming for Alabama motorists

Jan. 24, 2022 13:15 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama motorists are about to have new license plate designs added to their options on Feb. 1, while three plate designs are being retired. The new plates are for the Alabama Poultry Foundation, Sickle Cell Awareness and Troy University, according to...

Montgomery mayor, state superintendent positive for COVID-19

Jan. 24, 2022 08:59 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said he is quarantining after testing positive for the coronavirus and developing a mild case of COVID-19. Reed sent a message on social media on Sunday saying he will be fine and encouraging others to get tested, vaccinated and...

Alabama high court raises maximum bond for murder defendants

Jan. 23, 2022 15:57 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has raised the maximum bail amount a judge can set for a state murder charge to $1.5 million. The change to Alabama’s criminal rules was approved by the high court on Jan. 14, news outlets reported. It means murder defendants now...

Alabama trial delayed for New Orleans man in monument theft

Jan. 23, 2022 09:22 AM EST

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has delayed the trial of a New Orleans man charged with stealing a chair-shaped Confederate monument from an Alabama cemetery in a bizarre ransom scheme. Jason Warnick had been scheduled to stand trial next month in Selma on charges of theft and...

New Alabama lab named for former state health officer

Jan. 23, 2022 09:17 AM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A new, $30 million state laboratory is being named for a former state health officer who now serves as president and chief executive of the Alabama Hospital Association. A dedication ceremony was held Thursday for the Donald E. Williamson, M.D., State Health...

Dothan SE Health among systems that give 'unnecessary' care

Jan. 23, 2022 00:10 AM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Southeast Health is among the top 11% of U.S. health systems overusing low-value health services, according to a Johns Hopkins University study published in JAMA last week. The study analyzed Medicare claims data from 2016-2018 at 676 U.S. health care systems...