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A salvage crane shrouded in fog rises above a barge in a creek near the Tennessee River at the scene of a fatal marina fire at Scottsboro, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Crews already have removed at least two boats that burned at Jackson County Park Marina, and authorities say it could take several days to recover all 35 of the boats that burned in the blaze. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Cleanup begins at Alabama marina where fire killed 8

Jan. 28, 2020 11:02 AM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Officials were trying to contain environmental damage Tuesday at an Alabama marina where eight people died in a fire that destroyed dozens of boats. The dock at Jackson County Park Marina is on a wide creek that feeds into the Tennessee River, and Fire Chief Gene Necklaus said it...

Andrews leads Alcorn St. past Alabama St. 63-60

Jan. 28, 2020 12:00 AM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Deshaw Andrews scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Troymain Crosby scored a go-ahead jumper with 47 seconds left to play and Alcorn State beat Alabama State 63-60 on Monday night to win its fifth straight. Crosby hit his jumper for a 61-60 Braves' lead, then added two free...

Bradford sparks Southern to 67-46 win over Alabama A&M

Jan. 27, 2020 11:30 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Micah Bradford had 13 points and six assists as Southern easily distanced Alabama A&M 67-46 on Monday night. Lamarcus Lee had 11 points and six rebounds for Southern (8-13, 5-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which earned its fifth straight victory. Darius Williams added...

The charred remains of a boat are shown following a fatal fire at a Tennessee River marina in Scottsboro, Ala., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Authorities said the fire was reported overnight while people were sleeping on boats tied up at a dock. Crews had to rescue people from the water, and fire officials said it may take days to go through sunken boats that could hold additional victims. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Alabama fire chief: At least 8 died in marina boat dock fire

Jan. 27, 2020 4:30 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday was spread so rapidly by the wind that “we didn't have time to do nothing,” said one resident who survived but lost his brother in the cold water. Tommy...

Scottsboro, Alabama fire chief confirms 8 dead in Tennessee River boat dock fire

Jan. 27, 2020 12:42 PM EST
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Scottsboro, Alabama fire chief confirms 8 dead in Tennessee River boat dock fire.

Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus says multiple fatalities in Alabama boat dock fire; number of dead not confirmed

Jan. 27, 2020 7:45 AM EST
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus says multiple fatalities in Alabama boat dock fire; number of dead not confirmed.

Fire chief says 7 people missing, 7 hospitalized as Alabama dock fire destroys 35 vessels, most of them houseboats

Jan. 27, 2020 7:28 AM EST
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Fire chief says 7 people missing, 7 hospitalized as Alabama dock fire destroys 35 vessels, most of them houseboats.

Nowell scores 22 to lead UALR past South Alabama 73-71

Jan. 26, 2020 12:04 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Markquis Nowell had 22 points as Arkansas-Little Rock edged past South Alabama 73-71 on Saturday night. Ben Coupet Jr. had 15 points for Arkansas-Little Rock (15-7, 9-2 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive win. Jovan Stulic added 14 points. Ruot Monyyong had 11...

Lewis sends Alabama past Kansas St. in 77-74 win

Jan. 25, 2020 9:32 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr. played for Kansas State coach Bruce Weber last summer in Greece on the gold medal-winning USA U19 team. On Saturday night, Weber's team was on the receiving end of a Lewis scoring outburst. Lewis scored 26 points and Alabama earned another win for...

Balanced scoring leads Southern past Alabama State 80-71

Jan. 25, 2020 9:17 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Darius Williams scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and Southern turned back Alabama State 80-71 on Saturday. Williams made 6 of 8 shots from the floor for the Jaguars (7-13, 4-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) and grabbed six rebounds. Amel Kuljuhovic added 13...