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Florida International meets Arkansas State in Camellia Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 4:45 PM EST

Florida International (6-6, Conference USA) vs. Arkansas State (7-5, Sun Belt) , Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Montgomery, Alabama TOP PLAYERS Arkansas State: WR Omar Bayless, 84 catches, 1,473 yards, 16 TDs. Sun Belt player of the year. FIU: QB James Morgan, 2,237 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, 3 interceptions....

Suspect in kidnap-slaying won't seek bond in separate case

Dec. 5, 2019 1:49 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man held in the abduction and slaying of an Alabama college student isn't fighting for bond in a separate kidnapping case, his attorney said Thursday. News outlets reported that Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, appeared in Montgomery County court on kidnapping, attempted murder and robbery...

Sharkey carries Samford past Auburn-Montgomery 97-64

Dec. 3, 2019 10:52 PM EST

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Josh Sharkey matched his career high with 27 points as Samford romped past Division II Auburn-Montgomery 97-64 on Tuesday night. Sharkey made 11 of 13 foul shots and added nine assists, seven steals and six rebounds. Logan Dye had 14 points for Samford (5-5), which earned its fifth...

Alabama sheriff remembered as dedicated peace officer

Dec. 2, 2019 3:03 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A slain Alabama sheriff was remembered Monday as a dedicated peace officer who loved serving the people of his county. More than 2,000 mourners filled an auditorium for funeral services for Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams. Williams was shot and killed Nov. 23 at a gas station...

Alabama unveils statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks

Dec. 1, 2019 5:28 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city on Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey pulled back a cloth to...

Rosa Parks statue to be unveiled Sunday

Nov. 30, 2019 10:24 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks will be unveiled Sunday in downtown Montgomery. The statue will be unveiled at 1 p.m. at Montgomery Plaza at the Court Street Fountain, the city of Montgomery announced. The unveiling coincides with the anniversary of Parks’...

Alabama bicentennial celebration heads to finale

Nov. 29, 2019 4:51 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is celebrating its 200th birthday. The state’s 2019 bicentennial commemoration will culminate in December with a celebration at the Alabama Capitol featuring concerts, a parade, a park dedication, cultural performances and open houses. The full schedule of events can...

Disappearance of UFC fighter’s stepdaughter: Probe continues

Nov. 26, 2019 8:49 PM EST

SHORTER, Ala. (AP) — Investigators continued to comb a wooded area Tuesday where human remains were found that “very likely” are those of a UFC fighter’s stepdaughter, authorities said. Auburn Police Chief Paul Register told reporters that officers and forensic anthropologists...

Remains found believed to be UFC fighters’ stepdaughter

Nov. 26, 2019 12:00 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama district attorney said Monday that authorities have “good reason” to believe human remains found in a wooded area belong to the missing stepdaughter of a UFC heavyweight fighter. The remains were found on a county road in neighboring Macon County, Lee County...

Suspect in sheriff’s death appears in court

Nov. 25, 2019 6:58 PM EST

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing an Alabama sheriff is himself the son of a law enforcement officer and made his first court appearance Monday and was ordered held without bond. Shackled and wearing a black-and-white striped jail uniform, 18-year-old William Chase Johnson was brought...