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No. 1 Alabama preparing for QB Mac Jones' starting debut

Oct. 21, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

Alabama is about to experience life without Tua Tagovailoa — at least for one game. For the first time in two seasons, the top-ranked Crimson Tide are preparing for a game with somebody other than Tagovailoa leading the offense. Mac Jones will take the reins Saturday night against Arkansas while Tagovailoa...

Vols' Brian Maurer uncertain for South Carolina game

Oct. 21, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is mum on the status of Brian Maurer for Saturday's game with South Carolina after the freshman quarterback sustained concussions in back-to-back weeks. Pruitt is saying even less about which quarterback could start the game if Maurer can't play. Pruitt...

Alabama student pleads not guilty to LSU bomb threat

Oct. 21, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A University of Alabama student has pleaded not guilty to calling in a bomb threat to Louisiana State University's stadium during a football game. The Advocate reports 19-year-old Connor Bruce Croll, of Crozet, Virginia, pleaded not guilty Monday. He was charged Friday with...

DNC chairman says Oct 5 bylaws 'binding' on state party

Oct. 21, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee says state Democrats should follow bylaws adopted earlier this month and urged the state party chair to get on board with them. DNC Chair Tom Perez delivered the message in a Saturday letter to Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy...

Alabama city approves massive no-smoking zone

Oct. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city council has approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in a 100-block zone around schools and health facilities. Al.Com reports Birmingham City Council unanimously approved the rule last week. It'll go into effect on Dec. 1. The ordinance says the no-smoking zone will...

Police: Alabama man sought in slayings could be in Georgia

Oct. 21, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

NOTASULGA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man sought in the deaths of two people in east Alabama could be in the Atlanta area. A statement from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says Aaron Flynn Gess may be traveling in Georgia in a grey, 2019 Kia Optima with an Alabama license plate. The statement says...

Person killed at Alabama grocery store

Oct. 21, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say they are looking for a suspect following a shooting that left one person dead outside an Alabama grocery store. Police in the Huntsville suburb of Madison say a person found wounded at a Kroger store on Sunday afternoon died later at a hospital. Officials haven't...

Charges still pending for hurt woman accused of sons' murder

Oct. 21, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman accused of killing her 9- and 3-year-old sons hasn't been charged while she remains hospitalized. News outlets report authorities say it may be another two weeks until 32-year-old Sara Franco Tapia is released from a hospital and taken to the county detention center....

Alabama city limits 'large, dangerous' funeral processions

Oct. 21, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A city in Alabama is limiting the number of vehicles allowed in funeral processions after local authorities say they became "large and dangerous." Decatur, Alabama, police Chief Nate Allen says only 15 vehicles will be permitted to drive in processions, in addition to a hearse, a...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Clemson slides to 4, but why now?

Oct. 21, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

AP Top 25 voters are being tougher on Clemson than any preseason No. 1 team in 48 years. The undefeated defending national champion Tigers are now No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Bank. Alabama was No. 1 in the Top 25 on Sunday, followed by LSU and Ohio State at No. 3. The...