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TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 17, 2022 22:05 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school boys and girls rankings for the week of Jan. 17. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson, 21-1; 2. Duncanville, 19-1; 3. Spring Westfield, 18-1; 4. Austin Westlake, 23-1; 5. Fort...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 10, 2022 23:04 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 10. GIRLS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. DeSoto, 18-1; 2. Humble Summer Creek, 25-2; 3. SA Northside Clark, 22-2; 4. Duncanville, 23-4; 5. Coppell, 27-0; 6....

Chemical company cited after exposure killed 2 workers

Jan. 06, 2022 19:54 PM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A chemical manufacturing company faces more than $230,000 in fines after a federal investigation found exposure to toxic chemicals led to the deaths of two employees and sickened another last summer. Daikin America exposed three chemical operators to...

Illinois child welfare worker fatally stabbed during visit

Jan. 05, 2022 19:28 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois child welfare worker was stabbed to death during a home visit in a town south of Springfield, authorities said. Diedre Silas, 36, an investigator for the state Department of Children and Family Services, was conducting a welfare check Tuesday on...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 03, 2022 19:13 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 3. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson, 17-1; 2. Duncanville, 15-1; 3. Spring Westfield, 14-1; 4. McKinney, 20-2; 5. Dickinson, 21-2; 6. Fort Bend...

Alabama community raising stink about chicken waste stench

Dec. 25, 2021 09:53 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Janice Williams thought something was dead near her Morgan County home based on the smell, but she couldn't decide what it was. "I thought the dogs might have killed an armadillo. I searched the yard for an armadillo, but then I found out where the smell was...

Police: Deputy's ear bitten off in confrontation, 3 charged

Dec. 23, 2021 10:18 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A third north Alabama man was arrested in a confrontation in which much of an ear of a Morgan County sheriff's deputy was bitten off earlier this month, authorities said. Joshua Martin Link, 35 of Baileyton was arrested Wednesday on a felony assault charge,...

Sonic boom from F-15 rattles central Illinois communities

Dec. 21, 2021 15:04 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An F-15 fighter jet traveling over central Illinois created a sonic boom that rattled the region Tuesday, prompting concerned residents to flood local police stations with calls about the noise, a state agency said. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency...

Alabama man sentenced to life in killing of cousin

Dec. 15, 2021 15:24 PM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted of murder in his cousin's shooting death two year ago was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole on Wednesday. Morgan County Circuit Judge Charles Elliott imposed the sentence on Shadeed Abdul Fuqua, 31, of Decatur for the...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Dec. 13, 2021 19:39 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Dec. 13. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 10-0; 2. Richardson, 11-1; 3. McKinney, 15-1; 4. Friendswood Clear Brook, 15-2; 5. Humble Atascocita,...