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Inmate escapes from community-based program in Mobile

Jan. 19, 2021 10:49 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An inmate serving time on a drug conviction escaped from a community-based prison program in Mobile early Tuesday, the Department of Corrections said. Michael Lee Jones, 53, was discovered missing from a work center in the port city at 2 a.m., the agency said. He was believed to be...

Thousands flocking to virus vaccination sites across Alabama

Jan. 19, 2021 9:18 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of people showed up at sites from the coast to the Tennessee Valley as Alabama began vaccinating senior citizens for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. People spent the night in cars waiting for shots in Baldwin County, where health workers began immunizing people early...

Guess, Tryon lift Samford past Western Carolina 82-78

Jan. 18, 2021 7:37 PM EST

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Christian Guess had 19 points to lead five Samford players in double figures as the Bulldogs edged past Western Carolina 82-78 on Monday. Jacob Tryon added 17 points, and A.J. Staton-McCray and Logan Dye had 11 each. Richardson Maitre scored 10, including two free throws for a...

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrates with forward Drew Timme (2) during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Saint Mary's in Moraga, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Duke falls out of AP Top 25; Gonzaga, Baylor remain 1-2

Jan. 18, 2021 7:34 PM EST

Gonzaga and Baylor maintained their grip on the top two spots in The Associated Press men's basketball poll Monday. If third-ranked Villanova ever plays a game, perhaps it will make a run a them. The Bulldogs again racked up all but the two first-place votes that went to the Bears, while the Wildcats remained...

Waxahachie, Cypress Creek top Texas 6A hoops rankings

Jan. 18, 2021 3:06 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Jan. 18: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Waxahachie, 13-2; 2. Humble Atascocita, 13-0; 3. Duncanville, 15-1; 4. Richardson, 12-1; 5. South Grand Prairie, 11-0; 6. Austin Westlake, 14-1; 7. Fort Bend Elkins,...

Gambling machines, $11K in cash seized during Alabama raid

Jan. 18, 2021 1:38 PM EST

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — More than 60 gambling machines and $11,000 in cash were seized during weekend raids on illegal betting operations in Alabama, according to authorities. Limestone County Sheriff’s investigators recovered the machines and cash near Athens on Saturday, the agency said in a statement...

FILE In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters listen as President Donald Trump speaks as a Confederate-themed and other flags flutter in the wind during a rally in Washington. War-like imagery has begun to take hold in mainstream Republican political circles in the wake of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting calls to tone down their rhetoric contemplating a second civil war. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Correction: Capitol Breach-Civil War story

Jan. 18, 2021 11:31 AM EST
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story January 16, 2021, about Republican leaders invoking war rhetoric, The Associated Press incorrectly referred to an incoming chairwoman of the Michigan GOP. Instead, she is the incoming party co-chair. A corrected version of the story is below.

Police investigate Alabama city's first slaying of 2021

Jan. 18, 2021 9:51 AM EST

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Police in Dothan are investigating the Alabama city’s first homicide of 2021. Police were dispatched Sunday afternoon on a shooting call. Dothan police Lt. Scott Owens said officers found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. Police identified the victim as 20-year-old Willis...

Man dies after boat overturns on Alabama lake

Jan. 18, 2021 9:40 AM EST

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after a boat capsized on an Alabama lake. The fatal accident happened Saturday on Pickwick Lake in Colbert County, reported. Three people were tossed into the water when the flat-bottomed boat overturned, said Lt. Chad Pate of the Alabama Law...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, then-Penn State special teams coordinator Charles Huff speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football team's media day in State College, Pa. Marshall has given Alabama’s Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)

Marshall hires Alabama assistant Huff as football coach

Jan. 17, 2021 6:50 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall has given Alabama’s Charles Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday. Huff spent the past two seasons as the Crimson Tide’s associate head coach and running backs coach and is widely known as a top recruiter. The...