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Senior's year changed after losing boyfriend to gun violence

Aug. 8, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Helen and Ty’Riq — they had their future all laid out. He was going to take her to her senior prom, and he was going to be there to watch her walk across the same stage he’d crossed two years prior. They were counting the days until she’d become the first...

Desks are spaced out in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. While Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of cases per capita in the country and many of its schools have open-air campuses, the challenges of returning kids full time to classrooms may still be insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

The Latest: Hawaii schools to open year with remote learning

Aug. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials say the state’s public school students will begin the academic year with remote learning only, after a spike of coronavirus cases. Gov. David Ige said Friday that all public students will spend the first four weeks of the school year learning online from home. Officials...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, the SEC logo is displayed on the field ahead of the Southeastern Conference championship football game between Alabama and Missouri in Atlanta. The Southeastern Conference will play only league games in 2020 to deal with potential COVID-19 disruptions, a decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed regular season in which none of the power conferences cross paths(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

LSU adds Missouri, Vanderbilt in revamped SEC schedule

Aug. 7, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

Defending Southeastern Conference and national champion LSU will host Missouri and visit Vanderbilt in its expanded Southeastern Conference schedule, while Alabama will visit Mizzou and host Kentucky in league play revised by the coronavirus pandemic. The league on Friday released two additional cross-divisional...

Lawyer: State representative maintains innocence

Aug. 7, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer representing a state legislator facing theft charges said he maintains his innocence and has no plans to resign from the Alabama Legislature. Republican Rep. Will Dismukes of Prattville is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the flooring company where he once...

A crowd looks through items at the World's Longest Yard Sale, which stretches from Alabama to Michigan, at its southernmost point in Gadsden, Ala., on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Promoters considered canceling the four-day sale because of the coronavirus pandemic but decided to go ahead with the event, now in its 34th year.   (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Virus resistant: World's Longest Yard Sale still lines roads

Aug. 7, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — For decades, thousands of vendors have fanned out along roadsides from Alabama to Michigan each summer to haggle over the prices of old Coca-Cola bottles, clothes, toys, knives and more at The World's Longest Yard Sale. And though the coronavirus pandemic has canceled events around the...

Alabama high school football team, band under quarantine

Aug. 7, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — The entire football team and marching band at a small-town Alabama high school are under quarantine following exposure to the new coronavirus. Oneonta High School coach Phil Phillips told WBMA-TV that a fifth player has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s...

Alabama city council votes to relocate Confederate monument

Aug. 7, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city has voted to remove a Confederate monument from its downtown and relocate it to a park that houses a different Confederate memorial, according to officials. The Anniston City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to relocate the obelisk honoring John Pelham, a Confederate...

Alabama lawmaker facing theft charges from former workplace

Aug. 6, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes has been arrested on theft charges after his former employer accused him of stealing, the Montgomery County district attorney announced Friday. Montgomery District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced at a news conference that a warrant on first-degree theft...

Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama top preseason coaches' poll

Aug. 6, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

Clemson is No. 1 in the USA Today coaches’ preseason poll for a second straight year. The Tigers received 38 of 65 first-place votes in the poll released Thursday. Clemson is seeking its third national title in five years after losing 42-25 to LSU in last season’s championship game. Ohio State,...

Court weighs whether state agency's meetings can be recorded

Aug. 6, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court will decide whether Public Service Commission hearings are public meetings in a case that began after a candidate was kicked out for recording a proceeding. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that justices heard arguments Wednesday in the appeal brought by...