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Man pleads guilty to shooting police K-9 during chase

Aug. 03, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to shooting and injuring a police K-9 during a chase in Mississippi earlier this year. Richard J. McGuire, 44, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi, to one count of being a felon in possession of a...

Groups approve $2.7B plan for new bridge, highway at Mobile

Jul. 28, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A $2.7 billion plan to ease traffic along the northern Gulf Coast in Alabama with the construction of a new Interstate 10 bridge and highway through Mobile has taken a step forward with approval from two key planning organizations. Stalled for years in part...

Willis lone Titans' draft pick unsigned with McCreary's deal

Jul. 22, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have only one draft pick still unsigned after agreeing to terms Friday with cornerback Roger McCreary. The Titans report for training camp Tuesday with quarterback Malik Willis unsigned. He was their second selection in the third round...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jul. 21, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

The Advocate. July 18, 2022. Editorial: Work it out, somehow, to restore and expand passenger train service When Hurricane Katrina blew through the Gulf Coast, it devastated all sorts of infrastructure, including coastal highways — and train tracks. Now, a debate...

Secret Service: Man faces charge for threatening president

Jul. 20, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been charged with threatening President Joe Biden in a call to the White House, federal authorities said Wednesday. A criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Secret Service alleges that John Andrew Bazor Jr., 37, of Mobile, called the White House...

Environmental group plans suit over coal ash in Mobile Delta

Jul. 20, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An environmental group took the first step Wednesday toward filing suit over plans by Alabama Power Co. to leave millions of pounds of coal ash near a riverside within the vast Mobile-Tensaw Delta, which activists say could be devastated by a spill. The...

Man serving time on gun charges accused in 2007 slaying

Jul. 19, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man serving time in federal prison on weapons charges is now accused of killing an Alabama teenager in 2007, police said Tuesday. Jhordis Deshon Woods, 39, was charged in the fatal shooting of Shaywanna Robinson, 16, who was killed when someone burst into a...

Fire veteran honored as Alabama's chief of the year

Jul. 10, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Joe Mansell has had a number of opportunities to leave Russellville and take a job elsewhere. Each time he’s been offered, the response has been the same. No thanks. “This is where I started as a firefighter, and I hope this is where I...

Williams, Calhoun among coaches headed to college hoops Hall

Jun. 29, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Roy Williams and Jim Calhoun will join John Beilein and Lon Kruger in a star-studded cast of coaches who will be inducted into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame in November. Another longtime coach, Jerry Krause of Eastern Washington, will join the...

Price of planned Mobile River bridge swells to $2.7B

Jun. 25, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The latest plan for a new bridge and revamped Interstate 10 to ease traffic congestion on the Gulf Coast at Mobile shows the cost has swelled to $2.7 billion after years of disputes and delays, an increase of more than 25%. The project, which includes a tall...