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Underwater forest hampers search for missing Alabama woman

Jul. 16, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An underwater forest with trees as tall as 60 feet (18 meters) is hampering the search for the body of a woman who was thrown off a boat in Alabama nearly two weeks ago. The Cullman Times reports many trees weren't cut down as workers created Smith Lake near Birmingham more than 50...

The Latest: Ed Orgeron, LSU facing championship expectations

Jul. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 5:45 p.m. LSU won 10 games last season and even more is expected this fall. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he knows what needs to happen if the Tigers want to make that jump. The 58-year-old said LSU must "get better at the lines of...

Sankey talks link between sports gambling, mental health

Jul. 15, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey considers the mental health of athletes an important issue to be considered when it comes to legalized betting on college sports. Sankey opened the league's media days Monday with plenty to say about sports gambling and continuing efforts...

SEC media days kicks off with Sankey in old Alabama home

Jul. 15, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference media days begins at the event's longtime home. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey kicks the four-day event off Monday with his annual media address about the state of the league and college football. Media days returns to the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, Alabama after...

ACC adds Boston, San Diego to bowl destinations for 2020-25

Jul. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference has agreements with 13 bowl games from Boston to San Diego for the 2020-25 seasons. The ACC announced its bowl partners for the next postseason cycle Thursday and they included a few new additions. The conference will now send a team to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and a newly...

Alabama woman: Shot that hit pregnant woman was self-defense

Jul. 9, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A 23-year-old Alabama woman says she was acting in self-defense when she fired her gun and hit another woman who was later arrested on manslaughter charges for the death of her own fetus. In an interview with AL.com, Ebony Jemison said she was "minding her own business" before a...

Searchers find bodies of 2 victims of Alabama boat collision

Jul. 6, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Search crews have recovered the bodies of two of the three people who went missing in a pair of holiday boating accidents on two Alabama lakes. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Marine Patrol spokesman, Capt. Gary Buchanan, says crews on Saturday recovered the bodies of 26-year-old...

Correction: Boat Crashes-Alabama story

Jul. 6, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story July 5 about boating accidents in Alabama, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, reported erroneously that one of the missing was Tyler House. The missing person has since been identified as Travis House. A corrected version...

Alabama woman charged in death of man carjacked, run over

Jun. 28, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman has been arrested in the death of a man who was assaulted during a carjacking and run over by an off-duty officer. News outlets report 32-year-old Keyton Nicole Sparks was charged Thursday with the murder of Jerand Deon Jackson. Birmingham Police spokesman Sgt....

The Latest: Woman shot who lost fetus may avoid prosecution

Jun. 28, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on manslaughter charges against a woman who lost her fetus after being shot (all times local): 10:20 p.m. An Alabama district attorney says there has been no decision about whether to prosecute a woman who was shot in the stomach during a fight and lost her fetus....