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Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise

Sep. 24, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Florence is by no means done swamping the Carolinas, where rivers remain high above flood stage and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes Monday. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate potential...

The Latest: Florence evacuations continue as rivers rise

Sep. 24, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Residents in a coastal South Carolina county are being urged to evacuate ahead of river flooding as all that water dumped by Hurricane Florence works its way out to sea. Georgetown County emergency...

Alabama man shot to death following fight

Sep. 24, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has died after a fight at a home ended with gunfire. Al.com reported that 28-year-old Quinton Lamar Riddle was shot at a home in Bessemer around 7 p.m. Sunday. Police say Riddle was visiting the home when another man came to the home and there was an argument. Shots...

Police in Alabama investigate 2 shooting deaths

Sep. 24, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama are investigating two shooting deaths in a city where a police officer was also shot and wounded. Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier told news outlets officers were called around 10:30 p.m. Sunday to a shooting behind an elementary school. Collier says a man in his...

Sheriff: 5-month-old boy left in bathtub dies

Sep. 24, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a 5-month-old boy left in a bathtub has died. Center Point Fire Chief Donnie West tells Al.com that authorities responded to a Tarrant apartment Sunday evening and found the child unresponsive. The child was carried out of the apartment to paramedics, who then...

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

Sep. 23, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be...

2 people found dead in pickup near Interstate 22 in Alabama

Sep. 23, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

DORA, Ala. (AP) — Two people have been found dead in a pickup truck in Alabama. One of them was both a council member in one town and part-time police officer in another. The bodies of John Softley and Monica Cooper were found Saturday on a local road under an Interstate 22 bridge in Dora. The town is...

AP Top 25: Kentucky enters rankings for 1st time since '07

Sep. 23, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

After a season-high seven ranked teams lost, the back half of the AP college football poll got a makeover on Sunday. Five teams entered the Top 25, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007 and No. 22 Duke. At the top it was mostly status quo, with Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State staying...

Klan roots to civil rights leader: Film tells Alabama story

Sep. 23, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The cinematic story of the son of a Klansman becoming a leading student figure in the civil rights movement is moving ahead, with filming planned in Alabama. "Son of the South" will begin shooting in November in Montgomery, the Montgomery Advertiser reported . The movie will be...

Bad press for No. 1 Alabama? Saban says yes, please

Sep. 23, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban had one last request before leaving the podium following the latest lopsided win: Go negative. Please. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's master motivator would like a little bad press to help keep his team grounded. It's been that kind of start for Alabama's...