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Battlefield Park tennis community has big plans for future

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Jackson police found a body lying near a children’s playground at Battlefield Park one rainy March day in 2021, it was the catalyst for a drive to change the area’s perception. Venecca Green, a Jackson attorney and captain of the Battlefield Tennis...

Record number of Alabama kids hospitalized with COVID-19

Jan. 14, 2022 16:15 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A record number of children are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Alabama, health officials said Friday as the state's largest public school district prepared to switch to virtual classes because so many staffers are out. Of nearly 2,100 people hospitalized...

Body found buried under abandoned home in Alabama

Jan. 14, 2022 15:29 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man's remains were found eight feet under an abandoned home in Alabama and likely were there more than two years, authorities said. The remains, which have yet to be identified, were discovered Thursday in the Georgetown community in western Mobile County,...

Text of Ivey's State of the State Address

Jan. 11, 2022 20:00 PM EST

Text of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's State of the State address. Remarks as prepared. Lieutenant Governor Ainsworth, President Pro Tempore Reed, Speaker McCutcheon, Speaker Pro Tempore Gaston, members of the Alabama Legislature, Chief Justice Parker, justices of the Alabama Supreme...

Jets, Lions staffs to coach at Senior Bowl in Alabama

Jan. 11, 2022 12:12 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The New York Jets and Detroit Lions will get an up-close look at some of college football's top players at the Senior Bowl. The coaching staffs of both teams were assigned by NFL Football Operations on Tuesday to lead the all-star squads for the game in Mobile,...

Awaiting trial in cop's death, sentenced on weapons charges

Jan. 10, 2022 16:41 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A man awaiting a state trial in the 2018 death of an Alabama police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday on federal weapons charges. Marco Perez faces a state capital murder charge in the 2018 death of Mobile police officer Sean Tuder. Monday’s...

Alabama to spend $1M on training students for tourism work

Jan. 08, 2022 11:05 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Its tourism workforce depleted since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Alabama will spend $1 million to prepare as many as 2,000 students to work in its hospitality industry. The funding was announced by Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday during a tourism...

Jets' Echols surprised by criticism over Brady INT autograph

Jan. 07, 2022 14:01 PM EST

Brandin Echols had a feeling something special was going to happen. The New York Jets rookie cornerback could picture it throughout practice last week: Tom Brady would throw a pass in his direction and he'd take care of the rest. “I was like, 'Yeah, I'm going to get...

Alabama hospitals feeling effects of new COVID-19 virus

Jan. 05, 2022 16:59 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With most of Alabama’s population still not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, major hospitals are dealing with an influx of patients and asking people to limit emergency room visits as the highly contagious omicron variant takes hold. Its emergency...

Nearly $232M project to upgrade freight rail in Alabama

Jan. 04, 2022 15:50 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A nearly $232 million project funded mostly by Norfolk Southern Corp. will upgrade rail transportation between the Port of Mobile and central Alabama, the governor's office said Tuesday. Gov. Kay Ivey's office said the A-USA Corridor, which is meant to...