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Waxahachie boys take over No. 1 in Texas 6A hoops rankings

Jan. 11, 2021 3:01 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Jan. 11: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Waxahachie, 11-2; 2. Humble Atascocita, 11-0; 3. Duncanville, 13-1; 4. Richardson, 10-1; 5. South Grand Prairie, 10-0; 6. Austin Westlake, 12-1; 7. Fort Bend Elkins,...

Man sought in shooting arrested after escape from police

Jan. 9, 2021 9:37 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of escaping from police after being arrested in a shooting in north Alabama has been taken back into custody, authorities said. Mario Kellogg was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Friday, according to an announcement from Decatur police. Kellogg had been arrested three days...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jan. 6, 2021 1:17 PM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Jan. 6 The Decatur Daily on Congress convening to confirm the Electoral College vote won by President-elect Joe Biden amid objections from President Donald Trump: Today, the United States Congress will meet for what normally is a perfunctory duty: accepting the...

Alabama woman sentenced to 40 years in killing of husband

Jan. 6, 2021 9:54 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman convicted of killing her husband in front of one of their children was sentenced to 40 years in prison after a court rejected defense claims she was mentally ill. Michelle Owens, 48, of Decatur received the penalty during a hearing Tuesday before Morgan County Circuit...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin speaks at a candlelight vigil in Birmingham, Ala. Officials say the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia, five days after announcing he tested positive for coronavirus. (Joe Songer/The Birmingham News via AP, File)

Birmingham's Woodfin among 4 Alabama mayors with COVID-19

Jan. 5, 2021 2:17 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The mayors of at least four Alabama cities, including heavily populated Birmingham, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as the illness spreads rapidly across the state following the holidays. The city of Birmingham said Mayor Randall Woodfin was admitted to a hospital with COVID-19...

Cypress Creek girls move to top of Texas prep hoops rankings

Jan. 4, 2021 2:58 PM EST

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Jan. 4: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 12-0; 2. Humble Atascocita, 10-0; 3. Waxahachie, 9-2; 4. Fort Bend Elkins, 7-0; 5. Richardson, 9-1; 6. South Grand Prairie, 9-0; 7. Austin Westlake, 11-1; 8. Alvin Shadow Creek, 8-2; 9....

Pandemic creates obstacles for English language learners

Dec. 27, 2020 12:01 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Juan Ramos Larios is enrolled in Decatur City Schools’ EXCEL center for students not proficient in English, and the coronavirus pandemic has complicated his education by leading to more virtual instruction. “I don’t learn the best when on the computer,”...

Nurses and medical staff make their way through the seventh floor COVID-19 unit at East Alabama Medical Center Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Opelika, Ala. COVID-19 patients occupy most of the beds in ICU in addition to the non-critical patients on the seventh floor. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

Severe allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine reported

Dec. 23, 2020 5:28 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A person who received the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 had a severe allergic reaction several minutes later but appears to be recovering, the Alabama Department of Public Health said Wednesday. The person, who wasn’t identified in a statement by the agency, had a history of...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Dec. 23, 2020 9:47 AM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Dec. 20 The TimesDaily on health care workers in Alabama getting a COVID-19 vaccine and the devastation from the pandemic: Shortly after receiving his COVID-19 vaccination early Thursday morning, Helen Keller Hospital pulmonologist Dr. Lynn Ridgeway offered an...

Duncanville boys, girls still atop Texas prep hoops rankings

Dec. 21, 2020 6:47 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Dec. 21: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 10-0; 2. Humble Atascocita, 10-0; 3. Alvin Shadow Creek, 7-1; 4. Waxahachie, 7-2; 5. Fort Bend Elkins, 7-0; 6. Richardson, 6-1; 7. South Grand Prairie,...