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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
January 2, 2013 3:31 PM
JASPER, Ala. - The mother of a teen killed along with two friends in an Alabama plane crash says her son had his own key to the plane and had flown it many times. Sherrie Smith says her 17-year-old son Jordan Smith was the one flying the plane that crashed... more »
January 2, 2013 1:12 PM
JASPER, Ala. - Authorities believe a plane was taken by teenagers on a joyride before it crashed in Alabama, killing all three people aboard. Walker County sheriff's Chief Deputy James Painter says authorities are still investigating but believe the teenagers took the plane without permission and were "sort of joyriding... more »
December 21, 2012 12:41 PM
HOOVER Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has added two teams and a fifth day to the baseball tournament. Commissioner Mike Slive announced Friday that the field will expand to 12 teams in the 14-team league starting in 2013 in Hoover, Ala. The top four seeds will earn a bye in... more »
December 19, 2012 3:06 PM
BEREA, Ohio- Trent Richardson doesn't think Nick Saban will follow him from Alabama to the Cleveland Browns. Saban, who will lead the Crimson Tide against Notre Dame in the BCS national championship game in Miami on Jan. 7, has been mentioned as a possible replacement in Cleveland if the Browns... more »
December 13, 2012 10:59 AM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron says he will return for his senior season with the Crimson Tide next year.
McCarron made the announcement in a statement released by the school on Wednesday. The Mobile native says the NFL is a dream, and he thinks another year at... more »
December 11, 2012 12:45 PM
MOBILE, Ala. - Federal prosecutors say two Alabama men who they say wanted to wage violent jihad overseas have been arrested on terrorism charges. Authorities say Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson are both named in terrorism charges filed Monday in Mobile. Both are 25 and from Mobile. Prosecutors... more »
December 4, 2012 4:09 PM
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn has hired former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn as its new head football coach. Auburn announced that it will introduce the former Arkansas State coach in a news conference Tuesday night Malzahn was the Tigers' offensive coordinator during their national championship run in 2010, but spent last... more »
November 29, 2012 10:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS - An Alabama man got a dressing-down and two years in prison for rubbing his genitals on an unconscious LSU fan in a Bourbon Street burger restaurant after the BCS national title game in January. A video of the incident went viral. State District Judge Karen Herman told... more »
November 19, 2012 10:43 AM
NEW YORK - Taking advantage of losses by Oregon and Kansas State, Notre Dame and Alabama sit 1-2 in the BCS standings as we approach the end of college football's regular season. The unbeaten Fighting Irish need to beat Southern California on Saturday in Los Angeles to earn their first... more »
November 15, 2012 4:42 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In his Hill Country hometown of Kerrville, Texas, Johnny Football never would have been known by such a specific nickname. Mark Smith, the high school coach of Johnny Manziel, says he could have been Johnny Baseball or Johnny Golf - "he could have been anything he... more »
November 14, 2012 4:53 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Southeastern Conference's six-year streak of national championships could be in jeopardy. And the SEC has expansion to thank for making it happen. No. 9 Texas A&M and Missouri are making their presence felt since the SEC invited them into the fold. The Aggies (8-2, 5-2 SEC)... more »
November 12, 2012 4:27 PM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Nick Saban puts Alabama's past two games in the same category. He doesn't mean it as a compliment. The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide lost for the first time against No. 9 Texas A&M a week after barely beating No. 8 LSU. Saban says Alabama didn't play well as... more »
November 3, 2012 10:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU lost to Alabama in Death Valley Saturday night, eliminating the longest running home field win streak.
Prior to tonight's game, LSU had 22 straight wins in Tiger Stadium.
LSU's 17 points weren't enough to fight Alabama's last minute touchdown bringing the Tide to 21.
November 3, 2012 10:42 AM
BATON ROUGE- Some traffic accidents have been reported around the LSU campus Saturday morning, adding to what's already a nightmare on the streets.
People on campus already report significant traffic as fans make their way to LSU for today's big game: LSU vs. Alabama.
Estimates suggest 150,000 people... more »
November 3, 2012 10:32 AM
BATON ROUGE- It's game day! LSU is filled with people tailgating early. Some have been out since Friday night.
Early Saturday, ESPN's College Gameday show began broadcasting from the Parade Grounds. LSU fans have been sharing a picture on sites like Facebook and Twitter of a sign in the... more »
November 2, 2012 6:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Tent skeletons line the streets and campus around LSU. Family, friends and students began claiming their tailgating ground as early as Wednesday this week.
"It's basically real estate of prime value right now," said Aaron Crousillac.
For Cody and Lance Chiasson, tomorrow's game is a... more »
November 2, 2012 5:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Connor Neighbors could've followed his grandfather, his father, his brother. That's what everyone expected. That would've been the comfortable thing to do. Instead, Neighbors wanted to leave his own mark. So, a family that is firmly associated with Alabama will have split loyalties when the top-ranked Crimson... more »
November 2, 2012 5:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Some fans are already decked out in their gear to show support for their teams.
There's no shortage of folks in Baton Rouge who want show they're in an LSU state of mind with purple and gold.
"We want to drown as much of that crimson... more »
November 2, 2012 10:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - OK, so maybe it's not the Game of the Century. No doubt it's the game of the year. Nothing new there. Alabama-LSU has become the greatest rivalry in college football, supplanting Michigan-Ohio State, Florida-Florida State and any other annual showdown with historic overtones. Last year, the Southeastern... more »
October 31, 2012 5:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - For Alabama and LSU, defense is more than just a vital part of the game. It's who they are. Both teams have dominated the defensive rankings in recent years, and this season is no exception. Top-ranked Alabama lost six starters off last year's team in the NFL... more »
October 30, 2012 4:52 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Melanie and Alan Murr love each other, and they also love the schools they graduated from. That's why the week leading up to the annual LSU-Alabama game can be tense around their home.
The couple married about three months ago. Melanie is an LSU graduate who... more »
October 30, 2012 4:30 PM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Maybe the force-field that has shielded the end zone the past two times Alabama and LSU have tangled won't be quite so powerful Saturday night. The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 5 Tigers smacked into it in last season's two meetings at various points on the field,... more »
October 29, 2012 10:37 AM
UNDATED - Notre Dame is the latest team to move past Oregon in the BCS standings. The Fighting Irish are in third place, behind Alabama and Kansas State. The Ducks remained fourth. Florida fell out of the top five with a 17-9 loss to Georgia, helping to set the field... more »
October 17, 2012 5:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- As the Tigers prepare to take on the Aggies of Texas A&M, some fans are already thinking about selling their tickets for the upcoming match-up against the Crimson Tide.
"I'm trying to sell this ticket because you tend to get more money for the Alabama game because... more »
October 11, 2012 5:08 PM
MOBILE, Ala. - A video of the fatal shooting of a naked Alabama college student shows him with his arms outstretched and his palms open before a campus police officer fired. The Mobile County Sheriff's Department played the security video for media Thursday. It was taken by a camera outside... more »
October 10, 2012 11:39 AM
MOBILE, Ala. - Students are protesting a deadly police shooting at the University of South Alabama while others showed up to support campus police. About a dozen students came out Wednesday to protest, some chanting "Don't shoot us." A smaller group voiced support for the university police. A campus police... more »
October 8, 2012 10:47 AM
BIRMINGHAM - A bye week didn't hurt Alabama's status as the top college football team in the country.
The Crimson Tide are a unanimous No. 1 in the AP poll for a second straight week and Oregon continues its ride at No. 2.
South Carolina moves up from... more »
October 1, 2012 10:39 AM
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray has been suspended following his arrest in Georgia.
Tigers coach Gene Chizik said Sunday that Bray won't play Saturday against Arkansas. Chizik hasn't determined how long the suspension will last.
Bray was arrested Thursday night during a traffic stop on... more »
September 26, 2012 10:29 AM
OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi's defense is undersized, inexperienced and doesn't have much depth.
The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide has a punishing, effective offense that has steamrolled every team it has faced this season.
The mismatch that presents is obvious. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says his team's... more »
September 24, 2012 4:28 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A former university professor has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing three of her colleagues and wounding three others during a faculty meeting. The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop on Monday. Amy Bishop, a former professor at the... more »
September 24, 2012 10:44 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - An ex-university professor who pleaded guilty to shooting six people during a faculty meeting in Alabama is headed to court for an abbreviated trial. A judge scheduled jury selection Monday for Amy Bishop, a Harvard-educated biologist who went on the shooting spree at the University of Alabama... more »
September 21, 2012 10:25 AM
AUBURN, Ala. - An angry, desperate Auburn team awaits No. 2 LSU. Still, the host Tigers will need more than emotion to have a chance against LSU Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium. LSU (3-0) breezes into its Southeastern Conference opener as a three-touchdown favorite. Auburn (1-2, 0-1) views the game... more »
September 20, 2012 3:59 PM
AUBURN, Ala. - A new chemical analysis shows that virtually all the tar balls now washing on to the Alabama coast are directly linked to the BP oil spill more than two years ago. The report released Thursday by Auburn University says that tar balls caused by the spill are... more »
September 14, 2012 10:31 AM
AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn Tigers are hoping to rise up and Louisiana-Monroe is trying to come down from a huge win. The winless Tigers host the Warhawks Saturday a week after a troubling loss at Mississippi State. Louisiana-Monroe is fresh from an opening win over then-No. 8 Arkansas. Auburn... more »
September 7, 2012 2:45 PM
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Tourists and locals alike are delighting in a 1923 shipwreck unearthed on an Alabama beach after Hurricane Isaac struck the region last month. The schooner Rachel grounded on the beach at Fort Morgan after a storm similar to Isaac pounded the Gulf Coast almost 90 years... more »
September 4, 2012 10:49 AM
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - Police identified a man who fell from an Orange Beach hotel balcony this week and died as a Baton Rouge man.
Orange Beach Police said Cung Pham, 50, of Baton Rouge died Monday after the fall from a balcony at a hotel on Perdido Beach... more »
August 27, 2012 11:06 AM
KEY WEST - Isaac could pack a watery double punch for the Gulf Coast. The National Weather Service warns if it hits during high tide, Isaac could push floodwaters as deep as 12 feet onto shore in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and up to 6 feet in the Florida Panhandle.... more »
August 22, 2012 10:52 AM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Long snapper Carson Tinker will play his final season for No. 2 Alabama on scholarship.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Tuesday the former walk-on is getting a full scholarship. Tinker was thrust into the spotlight last April by tragedy. His girlfriend, Ashley Harrison, was killed... more »
August 7, 2012 10:48 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Kudzu bugs, pea-sized Asian insects with hearty appetites for soybeans as well as the weed they're named after, have hitchhiked from Alabama to western Mississippi. Entomologists and farmers in Arkansas and Louisiana are keeping a wary eye out for an invasion. The bugs were found near Vicksburg,... more »
August 2, 2012 2:33 PM
AMITE, La. - A Hammond man sought in a double shooting in Tangipahoa Parish has been arrested in Huntsville, Ala., the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says. Deputies tell The Advocate that Brandon Francois, 18, was taken into custody Wednesday night on second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges in the... more »
July 19, 2012 10:24 AM
HOOVER, Ala. - LSU has been picked to win its second straight Southeastern Conference championship. The Tigers got the nod in the Western Division over Alabama, the team that beat LSU in the BCS championship game in January. Arkansas was picked to finish third in the West, followed by Auburn,... more »
July 19, 2012 10:17 AM
HOOVER, Ala. - Nick Saban says some of Alabama's veterans can use past experiences of trying to repeat as national champions to avoid missteps. He notes that players who were on both the 2009 and 2011 title teams know the potential pitfalls and what made them successful. Alabama fans and... more »
July 19, 2012 9:56 AM
HOOVER - Nick Saban says one option to address the Penn State tragedy might be a ticket tax on athletic events and giving the proceeds to child abuse funds. The Alabama coach didn't go into details of how a tax would be implemented, but said Thursday at the Southeastern Conference... more »
July 17, 2012 1:06 PM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Police say a gunman accused of firing into a crowded bar near the University of Alabama campus has been taken into custody. Sgt. Brent Blakely did not release any other details about how the man was apprehended. A news conference was scheduled for 1 p.m. CDT. Police... more »
July 13, 2012 9:43 AM
BIRMINGHAM - Alabama and LSU are in a dead heat once again.
The defending national champion Crimson Tide and reigning Southeastern Conference champ Tigers each placed 11 players on the preseason Coaches All-SEC teams. The league released the teams today.
The Tigers have a league-high seven first-team picks.... more »
July 6, 2012 10:38 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has enrolled at Alabama State and is expected to play for the Hornets this season.
Georgia coach Mark Richt dismissed Crowell last Friday after the sophomore was arrested on felony weapons charges.
Police said they found a gun in... more »
June 20, 2012 7:06 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Montgomery City Council has expressed "sorrow, profound shock, dismay and regret" to the family of a man who was wrongly killed by a city police officer almost 37 years ago. The council on Tuesday night unanimously passed a resolution saying members "recognize the grief, pain and... more »
June 19, 2012 12:10 PM
OPELIKA, Ala. - Lawyers want to know about the favorite schools of potential jurors as they begin the trial of an Alabama fan accused of poisoning two oak trees at Auburn's famed Toomer's Corner. Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Harvey Updyke. Eighty-five prospective jurors filled Judge Jacob... more »
June 6, 2012 2:53 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Jackie Traina and Amanda Locke each had three-run doubles and Alabama forced a decisive third game in the Women's College World Series finals by beating Oklahoma 8-6 on Tuesday night.
Traina laced a double to the warning track in left-center field with two outs in the... more »
May 23, 2012 4:02 PM
HOOVER, Ala. - LSU fell to Mississippi State today in the opening rounds of the SEC tournament in Alabama.
The Tigers tied the game at 2 in the bottom of the fifth inning. Then in the sixth, Demarcus Henderson hit an RBI single to give the Bulldogs the lead.... more »
May 17, 2012 12:07 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A state grand jury has indicted a University of Alabama fan on sexual battery and obscenity charges for assaulting a passed-out LSU fan at a Bourbon Street restaurant in January.
Brian Downing, 32, is expected to turn himself in tomorrow, according to a New Orleans newspaper.... more »
April 19, 2012 3:10 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama honored the University of Alabama football team for winning the BCS championship in January. It was the Crimson Tide's 14th championship. Alabama entered the game ranked second and beat top-ranked Louisiana State University 21-0. Obama says it was a "fun season to watch" but also... more »
April 13, 2012 7:52 PM
Fans of author Harper Lee lined up in Monroeville, Alabama for a new stamp and envelope celebrating the 50th anniversary of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." They wanted them processed at the post office there to be collector's items. The Monroe County Heritage Museum ordered 10,000 of... more »