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QB front-runner Young mostly shines in Alabama's spring game

Apr. 17, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young made a juke move to elude a rushing defender, set his feet and launched a quick pass for a big gain to tailback Roydell Williams on the opening drive. He also lost a fumble that was recovered for a touchdown. The...

Ex-boyfriend arrested in death of Alabama mother of twins

Apr. 17, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a young mother shot to death outside her Alabama home has been charged in the slaying. Bessemer police on Friday said De Anthius Jacobien Edwards, 20, of Helena, was charged with murder in the Wednesday shooting death of...

Ivey OKs naming sweet potato as Alabama's state vegetable

Apr. 17, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama now has an official state vegetable: the sweet potato. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said Friday that the governor signed the bill naming the sweet potato as the official state vegetable. The Alabama Legislature this week gave final...

Alabama county sheriff's office gets first K-9 program

Apr. 17, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff's office is getting its first K-9 program. The Coosa County Sheriff’s Office in Rockford said a 15-month-old, 72-pound (32.6 kilogram) German shepherd will be running the office's new K-9 division, WSFA-TV reported. The dog...

Black soldier mistreatment common even before Virginia case

Apr. 17, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The police officers’ guns were trained on the uniformed U.S. Army lieutenant, his arms raised and palms outstretched as he sat in his SUV under a brightly lit gas station awning. Lt. Caron Nazario had been pulled over in rural Virginia by the two...

A chicken, a church and the greater purpose they serve

Apr. 17, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An ornamental chicken that’s been a local landmark in the southern Alabama town of Greenville has been removed from its familiar perch, and folks around town are putting in their bids to see who gets to keep the big bird. For years, the nearly...

Scott Dixon seeks motorsports milestone 7th championship

Apr. 16, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Scott Dixon looks around the IndyCar paddock and sees drivers half his age acting like A.J. Foyt even if they’ve never crossed the finish line first. They are young and brash with the same swagger of “Super Tex,” the winningest driver in...

Alabama's Jaden Shackelford exploring NBA draft

Apr. 16, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's leading scorer guard Jaden Shackelford is testing the NBA draft waters. Shackelford announced on social media Thursday night that he was entering the draft but wouldn't hire an agent, leaving the door open for a return to the...

US opens more distance in worldwide race against coronavirus

Apr. 15, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

The United States opened more distance between itself and much of the rest of the world Thursday, nearing the 200 millionth vaccine administered in a race to protect the population against COVID-19, even as other countries, rich and poor, struggle with stubbornly high infection rates and...

Alabama lawmakers vote to ban trans girls from female teams

Apr. 15, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could soon become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams. The Republican-dominated Alabama Legislature on Thursday gave final passage to a bill that would prohibit K-12 schools from...