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Judge won’t recuse in Democratic Party dispute

Nov. 14, 2019 3:08 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Montgomery judge is refusing to step aside in a lawsuit over who is in control of the Alabama Democratic Party. Circuit Judge Greg Griffin on Thursday said he will not recuse. State Rep. Chris England and Nancy Worley both say they are the properly elected party chair. Defendants...

No. 5 Georgia visits 13th-ranked Auburn

Nov. 14, 2019 3:00 PM EST

No. 5 Georgia (8-1, 5-1, No. 4 CFP) at No. 13 Auburn (7-2, 5-2, No. 13), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS). Line: Georgia by 2 1/2. Series record: Georgia leads 59-56-8. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Georgia would clinch a third consecutive Eastern Division title with a win and remain in control of its playoff destiny. The...

No. 4 Alabama aims to rebound strongly at Mississippi State

Nov. 14, 2019 2:47 PM EST

No. 4 Alabama (8-1, 4-1 SEC, No. 5 CFP) at Mississippi St. (4-5, 2-4), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Alabama by 17 1/2. Series record: Alabama leads 81-18-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Alabama is trying to rebound from its first loss, 46-41 to No. 1 LSU, and keep its playoff hopes alive. Mississippi State is still...

Ivey rescinds judge appointment because of age requirement

Nov. 14, 2019 1:50 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has rescinded an appointment for Montgomery County probate judge after learning the person is too old under state law. Ivey on Wednesday appointed retired Gen. Edward F. Crowell to the position. On Thursday, she announced that she was rescinding the appointment...

No. 13 Auburn hopes for 2017 repeat against Georgia, Alabama

Nov. 14, 2019 1:07 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers are used to being judged largely by what happens in their last two Southeastern Conference games of the regular season. This season will likely be no different. The 13th-ranked Tigers have a chance to salvage their hopes for a special season — or perhaps be...

Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico

Nov. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EST

A plan to protect corals in the Gulf of Mexico is close to becoming a law, drawing cheers from environmental groups who believe leaving the corals alone would help vulnerable ocean ecosystems to grow. The plan would create 21 protected areas off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida....

Woman accused of having gun at school now banned for life

Nov. 14, 2019 11:40 AM EST

TANNER, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman accused of threatening to kill someone at a high school has been banned from all nearby schools for life. The News Courier reports 26-year-old Lakresha Shambre Cosby, of Athens, was arrested last month on a menacing charge. A Limestone County sheriff’s report...

School bus driver arrested, accused of putting child off bus

Nov. 14, 2019 11:23 AM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A school bus driver accused of kicking a child off the bus and then driving away has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge. The Montgomery Advertiser reports 48-year-old Bradley Michael All turned himself in to the Autauga Metro Jail on Monday afternoon. Tonya Tucker says her...

Report: Neighbor say missing Florida girl wandering alone

Nov. 14, 2019 11:05 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A neighbor of a missing Florida girl told investigators the 5-year-old child was “alone and often wandering” around the apartment complex where she lived with her mother, who reported her missing last week. Brianna Williams was charged Tuesday with child neglect and providing...

Hearing set for man charged in Alabama woman’s disappearance

Nov. 14, 2019 9:13 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A man charged in the disappearance of a missing Alabama college student is due in court for a hearing that could reveal some evidence about the case. Court records show a Lee County judge has scheduled a preliminary hearing for next Wednesday for 29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed. His lawyers...