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  • 1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

    August 29, 2014 4:19 PM

    CAMDEN, AL - A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record. AL.com reports a pair of master measurers from Safari Club International examined the 1,000-pound alligator on Friday, determining a total length of 15-feet, 9-inches. That's 13 inches... more »
  • The most graphic of medical mistakes

    July 24, 2014 7:43 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA- A man is suing a hospital, doctors and others for what was supposed to be a procedure for circumcision that turned into one of the most outlandish medical mistakes. His penis was mistakenly amputated. Johnny Lee Banks says he went to Princeton Baptist Medical center last... more »
  • Best in the West:: Defensive Backs Play Video

    July 12, 2014 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With a talented, veteran group returning in 2014, the Texas A&M Aggies could produce one of the most improved defensive back groups in the country next year, and the group could turn out to be the best in the SEC West. Led by Deridder native Deshazor... more »
  • Best in the West: Defensive Line Play Video

    July 7, 2014 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All week long, WBRZ will be looking at the football teams in the SEC West, going position group by position group to determine the best in the west. On the defensive line, the Ole Miss Rebels appear to have one of the best combinations of talent,... more »
  • Bondsman chains men to courthouse

    June 19, 2014 7:10 PM

    DOTHAN, ALABAMA- A bail bondsmen chained to men two the door of a courthouse in Alabama after he posted their bail and they skipped court. Rickey Stokes says the men turned themselves into him after missing their court dates and he tried to hand them over to authorities. But court... more »
  • LSU to face Vanderbilt in SEC tourney today

    May 20, 2014 10:04 PM

    HOOVER, AL - Vanderbilt won its opening round game at the SEC baseball tournament on Tuesday, setting up a Wednesday morning game with LSU. The Tigers will start Jared Poche' (8-3, 2.29 ERA) while the Commodores will throw Jared Miller (6-1, 3.88 ERA). Poche' took a loss against... more »
  • LSU baseball departs for SEC Tournament, Mainieri makes case for home regional bid

    May 19, 2014 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team departed for Hoover, Alabama on Monday, but not before Tigers head coach Paul Mainieri stated his case as to why LSU should host an NCAA regional following this week's SEC tournament. "We're finished third in the SEC," Mainieri said Monday morning. "Any... more »
  • Secession billboard removed

    May 19, 2014 7:43 PM

    MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA- Lamar Advertising of Baton Rouge removed a highway billboard that advocated the Southern states secede from the U.S. The president of the Confederate League of the South says Lamar took the billboard down along I-85 in Montgomery following complaints. The billboard had the word "secede" in... more »
  • LSU baseball senior day rained out

    May 11, 2014 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Baseball won't get a chance to take the series from Alabama on Sunday. The game was officially canceled at around 4:45, according to LSU Baseball's twitter page, after a 3 hour and 45 minute rain delay. Sunday's game was scheduled to be senior day for... more »
  • Rain Delay rues the night for LSU vs Alabama

    May 10, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Game One went off without a hitch...and a run by the Crimson Tide in a 2-0 win for LSU, but Game Two started 10 hours after the first game of the doubleheader Saturday night. Once the game started, Alabama jumped on top quickly with a two-run... more »
  • LSU baseball game rained out, pushed to Saturday

    May 9, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Head LSU baseball coach Paul Manieri told News 2 Friday evening that the night's baseball game against Alabama was cancelled. Heavy rain forced the teams to cancel Friday night's game at Alex Box Stadium. The game has been rescheduled for Saturday. The first game will... more »
  • Deaths reported in Ala., Miss., Tenn. from weather

    April 29, 2014 4:47 AM

    JACKSON, MS - At least 11 deaths are being reported from severe storms blowing through the South, but the toll could rise. In Mississippi, officials say at least seven people have been killed. State Director of Health Protection Jim Craig said Monday night that officials are working with coroners to... more »
  • SEC announces football scheduling format

    April 27, 2014 11:43 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference on Sunday announced the format for future football scheduling that is a continuation of the existing format and adds a strength-of-schedule component that requires all schools to play an ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12 opponent on an annual basis. The announcement comes... more »
  • Average airfare up a buck

    April 22, 2014 7:14 PM

    WASHINGTON- The average price of a domestic airfare was $1 higher last year than in 2012. The U.S. Department of Transportation says the average fare for travel in the U.S. was about $301 with the highest fares in Huntsville, Alabama at $528 and the lowest in Long Beach, California... more »
  • LSU gymnastics finishes 3rd at SEC championships

    March 23, 2014 12:01 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - The LSU gymnastics team fell short of their stated goal of an SEC title, but Lloimincia Hall did pick up her 3rd consecutive floor title as the Tigers finished 3rd and Alabama took home the title. Four teams scored north of 197 as the Crimson Tide... more »
  • LSU gymnastics prepares for SEC tournament

    March 18, 2014 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU gymnastics team has its sights set on winning an SEC title this weekend, but once again the competition will be the toughest in the country. LSU will join gym powerhouses Florida, Georgia and Alabama in Birmingham this weekend and DD Breaux's team will try... more »
  • LSU women's hoops holds out hope for NCAA Tourney run Play Video

    March 4, 2014 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU women's basketball team is riding a 6-game losing streak, but as the team prepares for its SEC tournament opener on Thursday, the players maintain they can turn things around. The Tigers will get another shot at Alabama after the Crimson Tide just beat LSU... more »
  • LSU Women's Basketball Loses 6th Straight, Limps into SEC Tourney

    March 2, 2014 10:43 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - The LSU Women's basketball team lost its 6th straight game as they lost 78-60 at Alabama Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Tigers (7-9 in SEC) finished below .500 for the first time since 1995-'96. LSU will be the #10 seed in the SEC tournament,... more »
  • Man wants mercy in hiring KKK hitman

    February 27, 2014 7:25 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA- A white man who tried to hire a Ku Klux Klan hitman to kill his black neighbor is seeking mercy by pleading guilty in Alabama. Lawyers for Allen Wayne Morgan describe him as troubled and a drug-addicted veteran of the war in Iraq. They say he shouldn't... more »
  • Man arrested on 23 counts of tax fraud

    February 18, 2014 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An Alabama man has been arrested in Baton Rouge for filing false state income tax returns in Louisiana. Investigators say John Nikolakis received nearly $32,000 in refunds by filing false returns over the last four plus years. He faces 23 counts of filing false public... more »
  • 5-star linebacker Rashaan Evans chooses Alabama

    February 5, 2014 1:35 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama has landed five-star linebacker prospect Rashaan Evans. The Auburn High School star announced on Wednesday that he chose the Crimson Tide over his hometown team. Evans is rated the nation's top outside linebacker by Rivals.com and Scout.com and had 17 sacks as a senior.... more »
  • LSU Basketball Rallies, Falls at Alabama

    January 25, 2014 11:01 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - The LSU men's basketball team rallied from 19 points down to take the lead against Alabama, but faltered late as they lost 82-80 Saturday night. The Tigers have now lost 9 straight times in Tuscaloosa, although this was possibly the Tigers best chance to win during... more »
  • Former Alabama OC ready to join another storied program

    January 10, 2014 1:40 PM

    ANN ARBOR, Mi. - Doug Nussmeier wants to build Michigan's offense around toughness, physicality and explosiveness. The Wolverines showed little of that this past season, struggling to run the ball and protect quarterback Devin Gardner. Michigan responded by firing offensive coordinator Al Borges and hiring Nussmeier, who had been the... more »
  • Alabama trying to top Louisiana in movie business Play Video

    December 20, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alabama is trying to dethrone Louisiana as "Hollywood of the South." But people in the Louisiana film industry say not so fast. Patrick Mulhearn with Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge says there's no question that Louisiana controls the south when it comes to film production.... more »
  • Saban's staying put

    December 13, 2013 8:45 PM

    TUSCALOOSA- Nick Saban is breaking rumors, signing an extension at Alabama, and staying put. Friday night, the school announced on its Twitter account that the coach reached "a longterm agreement" to remain with the Crimson Tide. The agreement quells speculation that Saban would take over at Texas if... more »
  • McCarron wins Unitas Award for top senior QB

    December 9, 2013 2:24 PM

    BALTIMORE - Alabama's AJ McCarron has won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given to the top senior quarterback in college football. McCarron completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,676 yards and 26 touchdowns for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide (11-1). The other finalists were Clemson's Tajh Boyd, Fresno State's... more »
  • Auburn's Mason, Malzahn highlight AP All-SEC Team

    December 9, 2013 1:44 PM

    ATLANTA - Auburn running back Tre Mason is the offensive player of the year, while Gus Malzahn claimed the coaching award on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team. The Tigers were rewarded on the team announced Monday after going from worst to first. Mason was a unanimous choice at... more »
  • Alabama football party shooting

    December 3, 2013 10:46 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- A woman charged with shooting and killing a fellow Alabama football fan moments after the Iron Bowl has been released from jail. Shelby County jail records show 28-year-old Adrian Laroze Briskey of Birmingham is out on $75,000 bond. Briskey is charged with murder in the killing of 36-year-old... more »
  • Auburn upsets Alabama in Iron Bowl, 34-28

    November 30, 2013 7:21 PM

    AUBURN, Ala. - In the most thrilling of fashions, the No. 4 Auburn Tigers took down the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide 34-28 Saturday night. On what appeared to be the last play of regulation, Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon stepped out of bounds at the Auburn 38 yard... more »
  • Front yard grave to move

    November 13, 2013 7:52 PM

    SCOTTSBORO, ALABAMA- A man who had his dead wife buried next to his front porch has agreed to remove her remains and have them cremated. A court ordered 74-year-old James Davis to remove the body of his wife Patsy after the city of Stevenson won a lawsuit that claimed... more »
  • In Tuscaloosa: Saban denies interest in Texas job Play Video

    November 6, 2013 11:04 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Al. - Sports Director Michael Cauble was in Alabama for Nick Saban's mid-week press conference, where the former LSU coach denied having any interest in the University of Texas head coaching job. For more on what Saban told the media leading up to the LSU vs Alabama game,... more »
  • Tigers prep for "Showdown in T-Town" Play Video

    November 6, 2013 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU fans are already gearing up for the big game in Alabama this weekend as the Tigers prepare to take on the Crimson Tide. The RV Shop is preparing their fleet of rental RVs for the trip, though not as many as the last time LSU traveled... more »
  • LSU's Hill expects to be better vs. Alabama

    November 5, 2013 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As Jeremy Hill prepares for this week's eagerly awaited visit to top-ranked Alabama, the LSU running back is spending considerable time reflecting on his performance in last year's memorable clash. Hill was disappointed with himself, despite rushing for 107 yards and a touchdown. He says he lacked... more »
  • LSU to play Bama in primetime

    October 28, 2013 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in primetime. The SEC announced today kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m., November 9th on CBS. The game will be played in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The 11th-ranked Tiger and top-ranked Tide have open dates this... more »
  • Harper Lee sues hometown museum in Alabama

    October 18, 2013 2:13 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.- "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is suing a museum in her hometown of Monroeville to stop it from selling souvenirs with her name and the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book. The lawsuit, filed last week in federal court in Mobile, says the Monroe County Heritage... more »
  • Browns ship Trent Richardson to Indy for 1st-rounder

    September 18, 2013 6:33 PM

    BEREA, Oh. - The Cleveland Browns have traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in a surprise move less than two years after drafting him in the first round. The Browns (0-2), struggling on offense under new coach Rob Chudzinski, announced the move Wednesday afternoon. They will also... more »
  • Summer Blockbuster: #1 Alabama at #6 Texas A&M

    September 13, 2013 5:29 PM

    COLLEGE STATION, Tx. - The last blockbuster of the summer is set in Texas. No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 6 Texas A&M. Johnny Football trying to derail the Crimson Tide dynasty. Who is the hero and who is the villain depends upon your perspective. The Tide (1-0) and Aggies (2-0)... more »
  • Yahoo: 5 SEC stars received payouts during career

    September 11, 2013 9:06 PM

    A report says five Southeastern Conference players received impermissible benefits during their college careers, including former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker. Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that text messages and financial records show former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis was a go-between for NFL agents and financial advisers for Fluker, Tennessee... more »
  • Fans criticize Alabama athletics Facebook post

    September 11, 2013 2:49 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Al. - A post on the University of Alabama athletics Facebook page drew ire from fans for asking them to change their profile pictures to an image of late coach Bear Bryant's houndstooth hat. The request was to celebrate what would have been Bryant's 100th birthday Wednesday. Most of... more »
  • Expect plenty of TD's in this SEC heavyweight match

    September 11, 2013 2:47 PM

    This year's SEC "Game of the Century" has little chance of ending 9-6. No. 1 Alabama faces Johnny Manziel and No. 6 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, on Saturday. The last time there was this much hype and anticipation for a regular-season Southeastern Conference Game, it was No. 1... more »
  • Nation's top recruit picks Bama over LSU Play Video

    September 4, 2013 11:03 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. - When was the last time you thought LSU recruiting was falling behind? The Tigers started the 2014 recruiting year behind the usual SEC powers for the top preps around the country, and the nation's TOP recruit(according to 247 Composite rankings) just chose archrival Alabama over LSU.... more »
  • Early tests set tone for SEC, nation

    August 28, 2013 6:56 PM

    ATLANTA - Georgia comes into the season with high expectations. The fifth-ranked Bulldogs will find out pretty quickly if their outlook is justified. No one has a tougher start than Georgia, which will travel to Clemson on Saturday night to face the eighth-ranked Tigers, then return home the following week... more »
  • Feds announce dog fighting charges in 4 states

    August 26, 2013 11:10 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A federal and state investigation into dog fighting and gambling has resulted in the arrest of 12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday the 12 are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business and multiple dog fighting charges, including promoting... more »
  • Alabama No.1 in AP Preseason Poll; LSU 12th

    August 17, 2013 4:51 PM

    NEW YORK - Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two - No. 1. Nick Saban and the two-time defending national champion Crimson Tide are top-ranked in The Associated Press preseason college football poll as they try to become the first team to win three straight... more »
  • Police: Baby's ashes taken in Ala. purse snatching

    July 22, 2013 2:24 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A purse snatched from the arms of a young woman in Montgomery, Ala., contained the ashes of her deceased newborn baby. Police spokeswoman Martha Earnhardt said Monday that Monica Thomas of Montgomery was carrying the cremated remains of son Jamar Simmons Jr. when she was knocked down... more »
  • Carnival ship diverted to Alabama Cruise Terminal

    July 7, 2013 1:05 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- Carnival Cruise Lines officials say a ship is being diverted from the Mississippi River in New Orleans to the Alabama Cruise Terminal after a tugboat sank on Saturday. Officials say the ship, named The Carnival Conquest, is expected to arrive at the terminal Sunday afternoon as U.S. Coast... more »
  • Alabama forward no longer with the Crimson Tide

    June 24, 2013 4:12 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Al. - Alabama basketball player Devonta Pollard has decided to withdraw from school after his arrest in connection to a child's kidnapping. Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant said Monday that Pollard decided he needed to withdraw "so that he can be closer to his family during this difficult time."... more »
  • Ala. authorities on lookout for infant boy and teen

    June 18, 2013 4:23 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama authorities are looking for a missing infant and a teen-aged girl who may be linked to his alleged abduction. The Department of Public Safety issued an alert Tuesday for 10-month-old De'Anthony Dejuan Kelly and 14-year-old Dor'Sayde Gathright. Officials say Gathright walked off with the child while... more »
  • Ala authorities on lookout for infant boy and teen

    June 18, 2013 1:40 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Alabama authorities are looking for a missing infant and a teen-aged girl who may be linked to his alleged abduction. The Department of Public Safety issued an alert Tuesday for 2-month-old De'Anthony Dejuan Kelly and 14-year-old Dor'Sayde Gathright. Officials say Gathright walked off with the child while he... more »
  • Southern GOP leaders meeting in Alabama

    June 18, 2013 10:32 AM

    BIRMINGHAM - Republican leaders from 10 Southern states are meeting in Alabama to plan strategies for making new GOP inroads across the region. Alabama Republican Chairman Bill Armistead says the two-day meeting of state party chairs and executive directors concludes Tuesday in Birmingham. Party leaders hope to retain all their... more »
  • Updyke out of prison, possibly headed for La.

    June 11, 2013 10:36 PM

    OPELIKA, Ala.- Harvey Updyke, the man who poisoned famous oak trees at Auburn University, was released from prison and is reportedly on his way to Louisiana. Updyke attacked the trees three years ago . He is banned from attending collegiate sporting events as part of his probation. ... more »
  • Popular weekend beach getaways closed due to dangerous current

    June 10, 2013 10:53 PM

    GULF SHORES- Popular beach hangouts for people around the capital region are closed to swimmers after five people drowned. One person was from Louisiana. Double red flags were posted Monday along the shoreline, closing beaches in Gulf Shores and parts of Florida. "This includes all beaches from... more »
  • Auctioneers delay sale of Saban's $11M lake home

    June 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A multimillion dollar lakefront home owned by Alabama football coach Nick Saban is still for sale. The 9,600-square-foot house didn't sell at auction as scheduled last Thursday. The company handling the property said Monday the auction is now set for June 27, three weeks later than planned.... more »
  • 2 men drown on Ala coast; another still missing

    June 10, 2013 10:13 AM

    FORT MORGAN, Ala. - Authorities say two men drowned in dangerous rip currents on the Alabama coast, and searchers are looking for a third person who hasn't been seen since going under. Baldwin County Coroner Stanley Vinson says 25-year-old Matthew Hattaway of Bossier, La., was pronounced dead about 3 p.m.... more »
  • Saban calls for SEC to expand schedule

    May 28, 2013 4:07 PM

    DESTIN, Fl. - Alabama coach Nick Saban has a strong - and seemingly solitary - stance on the Southeastern Conference potentially moving to a nine-game league schedule. Saban says he would like to see the SEC expand from eight to nine games, an opinion that surely will draw debate and... more »
  • LSU rolls past 'Tide 3-2 Play Video

    May 24, 2013 5:23 PM

    HOOVER, Al. - LSU drove in two runs in the ninth inning to pull ahead, and Chris Cotton shut the door on Alabama in a 3-2 comeback victory in an elimination game Friday evening. The Tigers were one strike away from elimination when Tyler Moore stroked an RBI-single to... more »
  • LSU takes on Alabama in elimination SEC game

    May 24, 2013 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU takes on Alabama for the second time in the SEC tournament today when they face off in the elimination game. LSU (49-9) dropped yesterday's game against Arkansas (37-19) by a score of 4-1. The winner of today's game will take on Arkansas in the... more »
  • Alabama tops Mississippi 7-5 in 10 innings

    May 23, 2013 2:21 PM

    HOOVER, Ala. - Mikey White hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give Alabama a 7-5 victory against Mississippi at the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday. Alabama (34-25) trailed 3-0 early in the elimination game, but rallied for two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and... more »
  • SEC Tournament: LSU 3 - Alabama 0 FINAL

    May 22, 2013 3:08 PM

    HOOVER, Al. - LSU burst into their first game of the SEC tournament with a flurry of hits. The Tigers started the bottom half of the first inning with three hits, a walk, and some smart running on the base paths to tally three quick runs. Starting pitcher Cody... more »
  • Disabled Carnival ship leaves Alabama port

    May 8, 2013 3:20 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- The Carnival Triumph is headed back to sea three months after limping into port following an engine room fire. The cruise ship left the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile under its own power Wednesday after extensive work to repair damage from the fire. Triumph is now headed to... more »
  • #12 LSU downs #4 Alabama in extra innings, 3-2

    April 25, 2013 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The #12 Tigers took a 2-0 lead to the seventh inning when #4 Alabama scored two straight runs with two outs to take the game to extra innings. Tammy Wray scored on a Alison Falcon single in the bottom of the 8th inning to beat the... more »
  • Fuel barges explode, causing large fire in Ala.

    April 25, 2013 7:15 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A large fire that began with explosions aboard two fuel barges in Mobile, Ala., is finally out, after burning through the night. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said shortly before dawn Thursday that the cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters from Mobile... more »
  • Nola propels #2 LSU to 5-0 win over Bama

    April 19, 2013 9:45 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Al. - #2 LSU won its 11th win in 14 contests against Alabama with a 5-0 win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium Friday night. Aaron Nola pitched his second straight complete game, blanking the Tide with 10 strikeouts and allowing only three hits. Raphy Rhymes came up a home... more »
  • Auburn fans bid goodbye to beloved Toomer's Corner

    April 19, 2013 3:29 PM

    AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn fans are set for a final farewell to the beloved oak trees at Toomer's Corner. Thousands of Tigers fans are expected to attend a rolling party at the intersection of campus and downtown Saturday after the Tigers' spring game. The trees, poisoned two years ago by... more »
  • Updyke receives three years for Auburn tree poisoning

    March 22, 2013 9:26 PM

    OPELIKA, Ala. - The Alabama fan who poisoned the iconic Toomer's Corner oak trees at rival Auburn has been sentenced to three years in prison. Court filings Friday show that Harvey Updyke Jr. pleaded guilty to damaging an agricultural facility. The sentence requires him to serve at least six months... more »
  • Alabama's lineman take the field on pro day

    March 13, 2013 10:45 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's pro day was mostly about the big men. Linemen Chance Warmack, D.J. Fluker and Jesse Williams were among those working out for NFL officials Wednesday in the Crimson Tide's indoor facility while Barrett Jones did repetitions on the bench press. Two projected first-round picks watched from... more »
  • Alabama players dismissed after arrests

    February 28, 2013 9:36 AM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Four players for two-time defending national champion Alabama have been dismissed from school following their arrests after two robberies on campus. A university spokeswoman says that after a judicial review, linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes, safety Eddie Williams and H-back Brent Calloway are no longer... more »
  • Saban: Arrested Bama players dismissed from team

    February 27, 2013 12:31 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Nick Saban announced today four players arrested in connection with robberies at the University of Alabama have been dismissed from the team. The Crimson Tide head coach said Wednesday linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes, safety Eddie Williams and H-back Brent Calloway "are no longer associated... more »
  • Alabama bars arrested players from campus

    February 15, 2013 9:20 AM

    TUSCULOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama has barred three football players from campus after their arrest on robbery charges. University spokeswoman Deborah Lane said Friday the players are suspended from school pending a judicial review expected to be done by late next week. Eddie Williams, Tyler Hayes and D.J.... more »
  • Coast Guard: Cruise ship stopped; towline broken

    February 14, 2013 1:56 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - A disabled Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf Coast stopped its slow return to port after a line attached to one of the boats towing it broke, according to the Coast Guard. Petty Officer William Colclough says the ship will be "dead in the water" as the... more »
  • LSU hopes to extend streak in Alabama

    February 8, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU travels to Alabama this weekend, hoping to extend a three-game winning streak which includes back-to-back one-point wins for the first time since 1982. The hoops Tigers scraped out wins with single-digit margins in four of their last five games. The wins pushed them to 13-7... more »
  • FBI: No other explosives found near Ala. bunker

    February 7, 2013 6:46 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Bomb technicians have found no more explosives in wrapping up their search of the rural Alabama property of Jimmy Lee Dykes, the man who shot dead a school bus driver and held a boy in an underground bunker for nearly a week. Dykes was killed Monday... more »
  • FBI: Ala. captor rigged bunker, waged 'firefight'

    February 6, 2013 7:02 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - As FBI and police negotiators spent days seeking to coax an Alabama man into freeing a boy held hostage in an underground bunker, the captor was making plans of his own. FBI special agent Jason Pack said in an email that bomb technicians found two explosive... more »
  • Relative: Child happy to be home after rescue

    February 5, 2013 7:25 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Relatives of the 5-year-old boy freed when federal agents raided the underground bunker of a hostage-taker in Alabama say the youngster is relieved to be home and appears to be doing well. The boy's great uncle, Berlin Enfinger, said in an interview on ABC's Good Morning... more »
  • Official: Boy safe, abductor dead after standoff

    February 4, 2013 4:13 PM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - A law enforcement official says a 5-year-old has been safely released after a weeklong standoff between police and the boy's abductor. The law enforcement official briefed on the situation said Monday that Jim Dykes, the man who abducted the boy from a school bus after fatally... more »
  • Alabama standoff enters its 7th day

    February 4, 2013 6:18 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - The Alabama hostage standoff is entering its seventh day and more details are emerging about the suspect at the center of it. Neighbors and officials are painting a picture of 65-year-old Jim Lee Dykes as an isolated man estranged from his family. Authorities say Dykes, --... more »
  • Police haul away school bus in Alabama standoff

    February 1, 2013 2:14 PM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala.- Authorities in Alabama are hauling away a school bus they say was the scene of a shooting death and abduction that has led to a tense standoff with police. Authorities say a gunman boarded the stopped bus on Tuesday afternoon, shot the bus driver to death and... more »
  • Negotiators talking to Ala. captor through pipe

    February 1, 2013 5:47 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - More than three days after he allegedly shot a school bus driver dead, grabbed a kindergartner and slipped into an underground bunker, Jimmy Lee Dykes is showing no signs of turning himself over to police. Hostage negotiators in Midland City, Ala., tried Thursday to persuade the... more »
  • Standoff continues in Alabama

    January 31, 2013 7:37 AM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - More than a day after a 5-year-old Alabama boy was taken off a school bus at gunpoint, police are still trying to win the child's safe release. SWAT teams have been gathered outside a bunker, where authorities say 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes is holding the boy.... more »
  • Lawmaker: Ala. child held in bunker got medicine

    January 30, 2013 2:30 PM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - An Alabama legislator says a 6-year-old boy who is being held hostage has been able to receive medicine and watch TV. State Rep. Steve Clouse said Wednesday he met with authorities and visited the family of the boy. The boy's captor is accused of intercepting a... more »
  • Ala woman dead; car collided with tractor-trailer

    January 21, 2013 5:28 AM

    VILLE PLATTE- Louisiana State Police say a 53-year-old Alabama woman is dead after a collision with a tractor-trailer. Trooper Stephen Hammons says Donna Saenz of Sampson, Ala., failed to stop at a two-way stop sign on Louisiana Highway 365 and Louisiana 35 in Acadia Parish. She was pronounced dead... more »
  • Ala. college asks court to toss naked shooting suit

    January 14, 2013 12:36 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The University of South Alabama and its police chief are asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the shooting death of a naked student on campus. Both the school and university police chief Zeke Aull claim they can't be sued under state law for the... more »
  • High speed chase nets fugitive from Mississippi, Alabama

    January 11, 2013 1:12 PM

    WALKER - A fugitive from two states is in jail after a high speed chase in Livingston Parish Wednesday. Walker police say it began after a complaint that two men in a blue pickup were trying to buy drugs. Officers tried to stop the truck when it was spotted... more »
  • Quarterback's girlfriend in spotlight after game

    January 8, 2013 11:52 AM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- Alabama's routing of Notre Dame for its second straight national championship has been overshadowed in part by a new breakout star - Katherine Webb, girlfriend of quarterback AJ McCarron and Miss Alabama USA 2012. Webb gained tens of thousands of Twitter followers during and after Monday night's game.... more »
  • BCS title game's TV rating hurt by rout

    January 8, 2013 10:35 AM

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The BCS title game's preliminary television rating is up from last season, but the lopsided score kept viewership down. Alabama's 42-14 rout over Notre Dame drew a 15.7 overnight rating Monday on ESPN. That's up 14 percent from last year's game, another blowout Crimson Tide victory,... more »
  • Tonight's the night for 'Bama-Notre Dame

    January 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    MIAMI - The battle lines are drawn for tonight's BCS Championship at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Notre Dame, the top-ranked team with a 12-0 mark, has the distinction of being a fairly heavy underdog against 12-1 Alabama. Oddsmakers are rating the Crimson Tide about a 9-point favorite, largely... more »
  • Alabama gets set for Irish offensive attack

    January 4, 2013 10:48 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but as he looks at Notre Dame, he sees plenty of reasons for concern. The second-ranked Crimson Tide play the No. 1 Fighting Irish on Monday in the... more »
  • Saban, Kelly lead Bama and ND out of darkness

    January 3, 2013 4:03 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - There were some dark days at Notre Dame and Alabama, dark years really, during which two college football's proudest programs flailed and foundered. As the 21st century dawned, the Fighting Irish and the Crimson Tide were old news, stodgy remnants of a glorious past, not moving... more »
  • Irish and Tide roll into Sunshine State

    January 3, 2013 10:41 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Top-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama are in Florida and continuing preparations for Monday night's BCS championship game. Both teams arrived in Fort Lauderdale yesterday afternoon for a matchup that was set more than a month ago. It's a return home for Crimson... more »
  • Championship classic: Notre Dame vs Alabama

    January 2, 2013 4:48 PM

    MIAMI - For even casual college football fans, No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 1 Notre Dame stands out as a classic matchup for the national title. While the schools may seem like opposites - one in the South and the other in the North, one public and one private -... more »

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