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East Alabama city plans a path forward for new trail system

Jan. 26, 2020 3:33 PM EST

Opelika is developing a new a system of pedestrian and bicycle paths. The Opelika City Council recently voted to hire a Birmingham firm to develop a master plan for the path system, The Opelika-Auburn News reported. The aim is to create a network of paths that get people where they want to go, City Planning...

Birmingham police officer injured in shooting

Jan. 26, 2020 3:27 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An off-duty Birmingham police officer was shot Sunday while responding to a robbery, the department chief said. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told news outlets that Detective John Finke was shot twice in the abdomen. Two suspects are in custody, he said. “He has...

2 workers injured at Bryant-Denny Stadium

Jan. 26, 2020 12:23 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Two construction workers, participating in the renovation of Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama, were injured Saturday when beams fell on a piece of equipment they were operating. Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue spokeswoman Holly Whigham told news outlets that the workers...

Alabama port adding automotive terminal

Jan. 26, 2020 11:01 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A new project at Alabama's main seaport will open the facility to the shipment of finished automobiles. The Alabama State Port Authority said Thursday it had signed a deal to build a $60 million automotive terminal in Mobile. It's supposed to be ready early next year and will allow for...

Wilson Dam road closed for work for as long as 10 months

Jan. 26, 2020 10:59 AM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The road across a north Alabama dam will be closed for as long as 10 months during work, the Tennessee Valley Authority said. Crews are performing routine maintenance on three generators at the 95-year-old Wilson Dam in Florence, TVA said, so the road atop the dam will be shut down...

Tuscaloosa seeks study on possible conference center

Jan. 26, 2020 10:38 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A consulting firm will help Tuscaloosa officials decide whether the city can support a new conference center or athletics venue. Pending an expected vote by the City Council, C.H. Johnson Consulting of Chicago will lead the research. The Tuscaloosa News reports that the firm will...

Nowell scores 22 to lead UALR past South Alabama 73-71

Jan. 26, 2020 12:04 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Markquis Nowell had 22 points as Arkansas-Little Rock edged past South Alabama 73-71 on Saturday night. Ben Coupet Jr. had 15 points for Arkansas-Little Rock (15-7, 9-2 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive win. Jovan Stulic added 14 points. Ruot Monyyong had 11...

Former Auburn student makes Forbes 30 under 30

Jan. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

Adam Richelieu, one of Forbes’ latest 30 under 30 honorees, knew when he set foot on Auburn University’s campus that he’d found his home away from home. The soon-to-be Auburn freshman called his mom and told her he didn’t want to see any other schools — he was going to be a...

Lewis sends Alabama past Kansas St. in 77-74 win

Jan. 25, 2020 9:32 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr. played for Kansas State coach Bruce Weber last summer in Greece on the gold medal-winning USA U19 team. On Saturday night, Weber's team was on the receiving end of a Lewis scoring outburst. Lewis scored 26 points and Alabama earned another win for...

Balanced scoring leads Southern past Alabama State 80-71

Jan. 25, 2020 9:17 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Darius Williams scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and Southern turned back Alabama State 80-71 on Saturday. Williams made 6 of 8 shots from the floor for the Jaguars (7-13, 4-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) and grabbed six rebounds. Amel Kuljuhovic added 13...