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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...

Man charged with murder after remains found in Alabama

Nov. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man has confessed to killing a person they believe is a southwest Alabama teenager missing since 2008. News outlets report 46-year-old Eldee George Henage is being charged with murder and corpse abuse after authorities found skeletal remains over the weekend in Wilmer,...

Okoro’s layup lifts No. 22 Auburn past South Alabama, 70-69

Nov. 13, 2019 9:10 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Coach Bruce Pearl has worked wonders as Auburn’s basketball coach, leading the Tigers to their first Final Four last season. Now, he’s trying to do the same for the entire state of Alabama. Tuesday night at Mobile’s Mitchell Center went a long way toward...

Alabama priest accused of harassing cruise ship masseuse

Nov. 12, 2019 3:53 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Catholic church officials in Alabama confirm that a man accused of sexually harassing a massage technician aboard a cruise ship is a local priest. News outlets report the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama, declined to comment on the accusations against Rev. Amal Samy. They say they are...

Mobile could become state's 2nd-largest city with annexation

Nov. 9, 2019 1:09 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Mobile's mayor is proposing to annex 13,000 residents into the city. The proposal — if it happens — would make the south Alabama city the second-largest in Alabama, Al.com reported. Mobile, with a population just under 190,000, is currently the fourth-largest city in...

Alabama police capture teen accused in Halloween threat

Nov. 5, 2019 3:58 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say they've recaptured a juvenile accused of threatening to shoot up schools around Mobile as a prank on Halloween. A statement from Mobile police says the juvenile was arrested Tuesday, five days after he ran away while being taken to a detention center. Police say...

Teen charged with Halloween school shooting threat escapes

Oct. 31, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A teenager accused of threatening to shoot up schools as a Halloween prank escaped as officers were taking him to a detention center, police said Thursday. News outlets reported officers were looking for the 17-year-old male around Mobile, where four high schools were threatened on...

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Ala officer's death

Oct. 30, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — State prosecutors have filed court documents saying they intend to seek the death penalty against the suspected killer of an Alabama police officer. Marco Perez is charged with capital murder in the January death of 30-year-old Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder. Authorities have said...

Cleanup continues Monday from Olga's windy remnants

Oct. 28, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Thousands of people in Mississippi and Tennessee were still waiting late Monday for power to be restored as cleanup continued from winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga. High winds swept across a broad area Saturday, the National Weather Service reports. Some school...

Remnants of Olga push into Mississippi, leaving damage

Oct. 26, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — What's left of Tropical Storm Olga was causing soggy conditions in Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday and dozens of flights were canceled or delayed at New Orleans' main airport after two power outages. There were no reports of major flooding, but several trees were downed. A wind...