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Southern Miss meets Rice in Lending Tree Bowl on Dec. 17

Dec. 04, 2022 16:11 PM EST

Southern Miss (6-6, Sun Belt) vs Rice (5-7, Conference USA), Dec. 17, 5:45 p.m. EST, ESPN LOCATION: Mobile, Alabama TOP PLAYERS Southern Miss: RB Frank Gore Jr., 1,053 yards rushing, seven TDs; 19 catches, 219 yards; 172 yards passing, two TDs. ...

Franklin scores 18, South Alabama beats Mobile 97-59

Nov. 10, 2022 00:08 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jamar Franklin had 18 points in South Alabama’s 97-59 win against Mobile on Wednesday night. Franklin was 7-of-10 shooting (4 for 7 from distance) for the Jaguars (1-0). Kevin Samuel scored 16 points while shooting 8 of 12 from the field, and added 12 rebounds...

Alabama Media Group to stop publishing newspapers

Nov. 03, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Media Group is moving to all-digital delivery, ending publication in 2023 of its four newspapers in Alabama and Mississippi. The Birmingham News, Huntsville Times and Mobile Press-Register and Mississippi Press will be published through Feb. 26,...

Police standoff ends with man shot in Mobile, Alabama

Oct. 31, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man with a gun held police at bay outside a government building for more than five hours Monday, shutting down part of downtown Mobile, Alabama, before shooting himself, authorities said. The man, who wasn't immediately identified, was believed to have...

At least 5 tornadoes confirmed in Gulf Coast outbreak

Oct. 30, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — At least five tornadoes have been confirmed after a severe weather outbreak Saturday along the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast. No injuries or deaths were reported as damage surveys continued. The National Weather Service said Sunday that three...

Family of financier of last U.S. slave ship breaks silence

Oct. 28, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

Descendants of the Alabama steamship owner responsible for illegally bringing 110 African captives to America aboard the last U.S. slave ship have ended generations of public silence, calling his actions more than 160 years ago “evil and unforgivable.” In a statement released to...

Outgoing senators backing US recognition for 2 state tribes

Oct. 28, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ala. (AP) — Testifying before Congress, Chief Framon Weaver said his Alabama-based tribe, with roots dating back to the 1830s, held a distinction no one else wanted when it came to being recognized by the U.S. government, a stamp of approval that can mean millions in federal funding...

Tuberville: US has too many 'takers' who don't want to work

Oct. 26, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville said this week that the country has too many “takers” instead of workers and suggested that many in younger generations — including people in their 40s — don't understand they need to work. Tuberville, 68, made the remarks...

Saga of last US slave ship finds life in 'Descendant' doc

Oct. 21, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In the murky waters of an Alabama river, diver Kamau Sadiki said he had to pause before entering the last known slave ship to the United States, where 110 people were confined in hellish conditions. “You feel the reverberation, the pain and suffering, and...

Review: 'Descendant' powerfully telescopes past and present

Oct. 19, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

One of the best films of the year, Margaret Brown's “Descendant” is, strictly speaking, about the discovery of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship. After it was used to illegally kidnap and enslave more than 100 Africans, the 90-foot-long schooner was sunk near Mobile,...