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No. 11 Florida finds success despite dumping pass-happy ways

Sep. 21, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Later, Gators. Chameleons might be a better team name for Florida this season. Coach Dan Mullen has successfully transformed his finesse offense — the one that led the nation in passing in 2020 behind Kyle Trask, Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney...

Ivey promotes Alabama prison plan ahead of special session

Sep. 21, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday blamed crumbling infrastructure for the state’s prison problems as she prepares to call lawmakers back to Montgomery for a special session on prison construction. “The main issue contributing to these...

Former Chick-fil-A employee pleads guilty to fraud

Sep. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Chick-fil-A manager pleaded guilty Tuesday in a scheme that defrauded customers of nearly $500,000 to finance a lifestyle that included luxury vehicles and vacations, prosecutors said. Larry James Black Jr., who worked as hospitality...

No. 1 Alabama still seeking that complete game performance

Sep. 21, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

One blowout win into the season, Alabama coach Nick Saban was griping about the hype surrounding a team that had “basically played one half of one game.” He’s still looking for that so-called complete game from the top-ranked Crimson Tide, which built a big lead...

Police: Roommate accused in missing Florida woman's death

Sep. 21, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida's Panhandle are searching for the body of a 40-year-old woman whose roommate is already accused of her death. Investigators have expanded their search for Latonya Baxter throughout parts of Pensacola and into Alabama,...

Texas man dies in industrial accident in Alabama

Sep. 21, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A Texas man who was working for a contractor at an Alabama steel mill died after being struck by a forklift, authorities said. Don Burton died at Huntsville Hospital following the accident, which occurred Monday morning, news outlets reported. He...

Alabama virus hospitalizations dip below 2,000, deaths rise

Sep. 20, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients in Alabama hospitals has fallen below 2,000, but medical officials cautioned Monday that hospitals and intensive care units remain full of largely unvaccinated patients and that deaths contributed to the decline. ...

Ex-armored truck driver sentenced to 2 years in fake robbery

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A former armored truck driver admitted he staged a phony robbery with two others in Alabama was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday. Jonah Bessard, 26, had pleaded guilty earlier this year to the Jan. 5 scheme, according to WALA-TV. The...

Mobile City Council President Levon Manzie dead at 38

Sep. 20, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The president of the Mobile City Council, two-term council member Levon Manzie, has died, the city said in a statement Monday. Manzie, a fourth-generation minister who was seeking re-election, was 38. He had suffered from kidney ailments since his...

Mullen: QB Richardson to 'do a little bit more at practice'

Sep. 20, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson will “probably do a little bit more at practice” this week before the 11th-ranked Gators host Tennessee, coach Dan Mullen said Monday. Richardson was held out of Saturday’s 31-29 loss to Alabama as a...