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Spring game is last for UAB at Birmingham's Legion Field

Apr. 11, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham has played its last game at Birmingham's legendary Legion Field, leaving the stadium known as the “Football Capital of the South” with few tenants. That history was on a lot of minds at the UAB spring...

Alabama senators want Confederate tax to fund Black history

Apr. 11, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama state senators say they want to divert part of a statewide property tax tied to the legacy of the Confederacy to preserve and promote Black history in the state. Alabama imposed the tax to fund pensions for Confederate soldiers and...

Homeowners, group seek action on Alabama Power's solar fee

Apr. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Homeowners and an environmental group are asking federal regulators to step in over Alabama Power’s fees on home solar panels, fees they argue purposely discourages the use of solar in the sun-rich state. The petition filed with the Federal...

East Coast firefighters help Alabama units hit by tornadoes

Apr. 11, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — There is a special bond among firefighters — likely forged in flames — that distance cannot extinguish. So when a series of tornadoes damaged firehouses and equipment in Alabama last month, a Wantage, New Jersey, firefighter sent out a call...

Family forced to begin again for the 2nd time after fire

Apr. 11, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — On Wednesday, Reedy and Amy Long were busy sifting through the damage an Easter weekend fire had brought to their Opelika home. They were trying to save whatever was still intact, and the driveway leading up to the home was littered with a mixture...

Severe storm damages buildings in Florida Panhandle

Apr. 10, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A cluster of severe storms swept across the South early Saturday, leaving one person dead in Louisiana, toppling trees and power lines in Mississippi, dropping large hail on an Alabama coastal city and leveling buildings in the Florida Panhandle. ...

Glass with 7 TDs, leads Alabama A&M over Jackson State 52-43

Apr. 10, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Aqeel Glass threw six touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Alabama A&M to a 52-43 victory over Jackson State on Saturday. It was Alabama A&M’s first game since March 6, a 31-7 win over South Carolina State. The Bulldogs’...

Nettles with 5 TDs, leads Alabama State over MVSU 42-17

Apr. 10, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Nettles threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading Alabama State to a 42-17 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. Alabama State (3-2, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) has won 11 straight against...

Virus recovery funds to promote tourism on Alabama coast

Apr. 10, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Beach season is heating up, and Alabama’s coast is getting federal money to help recover from tourism losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration said Thursday it will provide the...

Speaker: Representatives divided over trans treatment bill

Apr. 10, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY. Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon says representatives are divided over a bill that would ban the use of hormones and puberty-blockers to treat transgender minors. The Republican legislative leader said Thursday he was uncertain when the bill...