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Mississippi State survey aims to increase passionfruit farms

May. 27, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi State University Extension Service researcher is hoping to help expand the niche for passionfruit growers. Demand is growing for the sweet, low-calorie tropical fruit, said Eric Stafnne, a fruit and nut specialist Eric Stafne at the extension...

Kentucky eliminates Vanderbilt from SEC Tournament

May. 27, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Ritter was 3 for 5 with three RBIs, including a two-run double in the seventh inning, and 12th-seeded Kentucky beat No. 8 seed Vanderbilt 10-2 on Friday in the SEC Tournament. Kentucky (32-25), which is slated to play in another elimination game on...

Florida boots Arkansas from SEC Tournament 7-5

May. 27, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Jac Caglione had a two-run single and a solo homer, No. 9 hitter Colby Halter had an RBI single and a solo shot and No. 7 seed Florida held off No. 3 seed Arkansas 7-5 in an elimination game at the SEC Tournament on Friday. Florida (37-21) will play an...

Lawyer will seek to move trial of Alabama jail escapee

May. 27, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for an Alabama inmate who was the subject of a national manhunt after escaping with the apparent help of a jail official, said he will ask to move his trial to another city. Mark McDaniel, a lawyer representing Casey White, said he will seek a change...

COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise in Alabama

May. 27, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 is again on the rise in Alabama after weeks in decline, with more than 130 being treated statewide for the first time since late March. While state statistics show hospitalizations crept up this week to reach...

LSU beats Kentucky 11-6 in SEC Tournament

May. 27, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Josh Pearson, Tyler McManus and Jordan Thompson had three RBIs apiece on Thursday night to help LSU beat No. 12 seed Kentucky 11-6 in the SEC Tournament. No. 4 seed LSU (37-18) plays against top-seeded Tennessee and Kentucky plays No. 8 seed Vanderbilt in a...

Gilbert, Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 10-1 in SEC Tournament

May. 26, 2022 23:07 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Drew Gilbert went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and scored twice, five Tennessee pitchers combined to give up just five hits and the top-seeded Volunteers beat No. 8 seed Vanderbilt 10-1 on Thursday night in the SEC Tournament. Tennessee (50-7) plays the winner between...

Texas A&M blanks Florida in SEC tourney after rain delay

May. 26, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Austin Bost hit a three-run shot for one of Texas A&M's four homers and the No. 2 seed Aggies beat Florida 10-0 on Thursday in the SEC Tournament after a rain delay. Texas A&M (36-17) is scheduled to play No. 11 seed Alabama on Friday. Florida (36-21)...

Officials review ballot problem in Etowah legislative race

May. 26, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Party officials are “incredibly upset” about a mix-up in Etowah County that might have caused some primary voters to get ballots for the wrong legislative district, and are looking at options for how to proceed, the party chairman said Thursday. ...

Alabama man ordered to pay $12M, serve 15 years for fraud

May. 26, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who pleaded guilty to using bank fraud to live an opulent lifestyle that included a private jet and luxury cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $12 million in restitution, prosecutors said Thursday. ...