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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...

Alabama judge cited for remarks against governor, cursing

Jun. 24, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge who belittled the governor over her age and gender and repeatedly cursed in court was removed from duty and could be ousted from office, records show. Mobile County Circuit Judge James T. Patterson was suspended after the Judicial Inquiry...

LEADING OFF: Juneteenth around MLB and Father's Day

Jun. 19, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on today: ___ JUNETEENTH The nation’s newest federal holiday is being celebrated in many ways this weekend at Major League Baseball parks. The first 10,000 fans attending the Angels-Mariners...

13-year-old boy charged in shooting death of 3-year-old

Jun. 09, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities charged a 13-year-old boy with criminally negligent homicide after he allegedly shot a 3-year-old in the head while playing, killing the youngster, authorities said Thursday. The two children were playing at a residence in Grand Bay when the older...

Lawmakers seek probe of leader changes at Bishop State

Jun. 07, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mobile area legislators are seeking an investigation into the state’s constant leadership changes at Bishop State Community College, including the dismissal of the school’s latest interim president. The 10 lawmakers, including both Democrats and...

British company opening hydrogen plant in southwest Alabama

Jun. 07, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

McINTOSH, Ala. (AP) — A British company said Tuesday it plans to construct an $83 million plant in rural southwest Alabama to produce hydrogen gas to meet growing demand. Linde, which describes itself as a leading global gases and engineering company that had $31 billion in sales...

Zeigler, Allen in GOP runoff for secretary of state

May. 25, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

The Republican nominations for four statewide races were on the ballot Tuesday, along with a constitutional amendment to fund improvements at state parks and historical sites. Here is a rundown on key races: SECRETARY OF STATE Outgoing State Auditor Jim...

Offices including secretary of state contested in Alabama

May. 22, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

The campaigns for U.S. Senate and governor have gotten the most attention leading up to Tuesday’s primary in Alabama, but five other statewide races are on the ballot. With multiple candidates in some races, some nominations may not be decided until after runoff elections scheduled for June 21. ...

There’s a love story in Alabama barbecue restaurant’s name

May. 22, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — There’s a love story in the name of this restaurant, Bar B Quing With My Honey, and meeting the owners puts you right in the middle of it. The latest chapter is being written in midtown Mobile, where Glenda Marks Witherspoon and her husband, Timothy...