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Jury to deliberate in officer’s fatal shooting of black man

Nov. 22, 2019 1:09 AM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury is expected to begin deliberations soon in the trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in 2016. News outlets reported that testimony concluded Thursday with Montgomery police Officer Aaron Cody Smith taking the stand to describe the fatal...

Dawes’ 19 lead Clemson to 87-51 rout of Alabama A&M

Nov. 21, 2019 10:16 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — These are the kind of games Clemson coach Brad Brownell loves: His team handles things early and he gets to reward hard workers who don’t always see time on the court. Tigers freshman Al-Amir Dawes had a career-high 19 points and Clemson scored 23 straight points in the first...

Jury to deliberate in officer’s fatal shooting of black man

Nov. 21, 2019 10:07 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury is expected to begin deliberations Friday in the trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in 2016. Testimony in the murder trial concluded Thursday with the officer taking the stand to describe the shooting and prosecutors and a defense...

The Latest: Jury to deliberate in officer’s murder trial

Nov. 21, 2019 9:06 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an Alabama police officer. (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A jury is expected to begin deliberating soon in the trial of an Alabama police officer facing a murder charge for the 2016 shooting of an unarmed man. WSFA reports that prosecutors and defense...

Alabama Power fees on solar challenged

Nov. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday challenged Alabama Power’s charges on those who use solar panels to produce part of their home electricity, a fee the utility maintains is necessary to cover providing backup power. The Alabama Public Service Commission held a hearing on the...

Biden courts Southern black mayors for 2020 endorsements

Nov. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden met Thursday with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in urban centers who could play a key role in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. A day after the latest presidential debate in Atlanta, Biden was joined by the city’s mayor, Keisha...

No. 16 Auburn hosts in-state FCS team Samford

Nov. 21, 2019 4:23 PM EST

Samford (5-6) at No. 16 Auburn (7-3, No. 15 CFP), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (SEC Network). Line: N/A. Series record: Auburn leads 27-0-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Tigers hope to get the offense going before closing the regular season against No. 5 Alabama. Samford would love to pull off a huge upset against one of an...

South Alabama teacher found shot to death inside home

Nov. 21, 2019 3:14 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A University of South Alabama teacher was found shot to death inside his home after police went to check on him because of co-workers’ concerns, authorities said Thursday. A statement from the Mobile Police Department said the death of Matthew Wiser, 39, was being investigated as...

No. 5 Alabama hosts Western Carolina minus injured star

Nov. 21, 2019 2:47 PM EST

Western Carolina (3-8) at No. 5 Alabama (9-1, No. 5 CFP), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: N/A. Series record: Alabama leads 4-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Alabama must adjust to life without star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who had hip surgery on Monday. The Crimson Tide is still hoping for a playoff shot. Western...

Noose found in Auburn University residence hall

Nov. 21, 2019 8:30 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University says it’s investigating after an extension cord tied into a noose was found inside a campus residence hall. Tweets sent late Wednesday by the school’s safety and security department say the noose was discovered and removed Wednesday from a common area of...