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Democratic Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is seen at the State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Phoenix. Romero called for a nighttime curfew Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tucson to prevent the spread of COVID-19, saying the virus is spreading rapidly and hospitals in southern Arizona are on the verge of a crisis. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

Dec. 2, 2020 12:17 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. -- At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a mandatory nightly curfew for three weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew will take effect Friday and run through Dec. 23. Romero says she sought the curfew...

Alabama's Petty scores 22 in 86-74 win over UNLV

Dec. 1, 2020 11:35 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — John Petty Jr. scored 22 points, making six 3-pointers, Jahvon Quinerly added 19 points and Alabama beat UNLV 86-74 on Tuesday night in the consolation bracket of the relocated Maui Invitational. Petty, Quinerly and Jaden Shackelford combined for 25 points through the first 15...

Tryon, Staton-McCray carry Samford past Covenant 97-73

Dec. 1, 2020 10:39 PM EST

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Jacob Tryon had 17 points to lead five Samford players in double figures as the Bulldogs easily beat Covenant 97-73 on Tuesday night. A.J. Staton-McCray added 15 points for the Bulldogs. Logan Dye chipped in 14, Richardson Maitre scored 14 and Christian Guess had 12. Chris Barnette...

Flowers lifts South Alabama over Emmanuel 86-47

Dec. 1, 2020 9:42 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Michael Flowers had 17 points to lead six South Alabama players in double figures and the Jaguars rolled past Division III Emmanuel 86-47 on Tuesday night. David Walker and Kayo Goncalves added 14 points apiece for the Jaguars (3-1). Jamal West and Tyreke Locure chipped in 12 points...

Alabama sets February execution date for man in 1991 killing

Dec. 1, 2020 9:20 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Tuesday set a February execution date for a man convicting of the 1991 killing of a woman abducted near an automatic teller machine and later found shot in a cemetery. The Alabama Supreme Court ordered that 51-year-old Willie B. Smith III be put to death on Feb. 11 for...

Hyundai affiliate plans $240M transmission plant in Georgia

Dec. 1, 2020 6:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A South Korean auto parts supplier will invest more than $240 million to build a transmission factory in western Georgia with plans to hire 678 workers. Hyundai Transys announced plans Tuesday for the new factory in West Point, adjoining an existing Hyundai Transys factory and a Kia Motors...

Baby goat missing from old 'Big Fish' movie set in Alabama

Dec. 1, 2020 6:25 PM EST

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — The owners of an outdoor recreation destination in Alabama fear a days-old baby goat has been stolen from a free-ranging herd near a former movie set and tourist attraction. Two newborn goats from the herd on Jackson Lake Island in Milbrook have disappeared since November, according...

Auburn lineman Alec Jackson has hand surgery, out vs Aggies

Dec. 1, 2020 5:18 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn left tackle Alec Jackson had surgery on his right hand and will miss the game with No. 5 Texas A&M. Tigers coach Gus Malzahn says Jackson had surgery on Monday. He didn't give a timetable for a possible return. Austin Troxell replaced Jackson in the starting lineup against...

Man arrested after boy forced out of car, killed by vehicle

Dec. 1, 2020 9:54 AM EST

FORT MITCHELL, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama soldier was charged with reckless murder after allegedly forcing his girlfriend's unruly 5-year-old son to get out of a car at night along a road where the boy was hit and killed by another vehicle, authorities said. Army Sgt. Bryan Starr, 35, surrendered to officials...

Williams boosts Stanford; sets up showdown with Tar Heels

Dec. 1, 2020 12:13 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Highly touted freshman Ziaire Williams scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in his collegiate debut and Stanford beat Alabama 82-64 in the relocated Maui Invitational on Monday. Stanford will face 14th-ranked North Carolina (2-0) on Tuesday. The tournament is being played in...