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  • Two Baton Rouge brothers drown off Alabama coast; EBR school system releases statement Play Video

    August 12, 2017 10:30 AM

    ORANGE BEACH, Alabama - A young man and a boy from Baton Rouge drowned Friday night along a stretch of gulf beach popular with Louisianans. The bodies of 19-year-old Steward Spencer III and 12-year-old Joshua Spencer were found overnight, media outlets in the Mobile area reported. The two, who are... more »
  • Alabama military post on lockdown, possible shooter

    June 27, 2017 1:02 PM

    HUNTSVILLE - A north Alabama military post said in a tweet it was on lockdown Tuesday amid reports of possible active shooter, telling workers to "run hide fight." Redstone Arsenal received reports of a person possibly armed with a weapon at a building on the base, spokesman Christopher... more »
  • Alabama lawmakers approve Confederate monument protections

    May 19, 2017 3:29 PM

    MONTGOMERY - Alabama lawmakers have voted to prohibit any alterations to Confederate monuments or markers. With a vote of 69-29, the House accepted final revisions Friday and sent the bill to Gov. Kay Ivey. Thursday's Senate vote was 25-8. The bill would prohibit the removal of monuments installed more than... more »
  • Louisiana college baseball players, coaches sickened by mystery illness

    May 5, 2017 11:27 AM

    MONTGOMERY - Authorities say dozens of athletes and coaches from across the South have been sickened at a college baseball tournament in Alabama, and the cause is a mystery. The Alabama Department of Public Health said those affected by the outbreak are from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. WSFA-TV... more »
  • Mississippi, Alabama marking Confederate Memorial Day

    April 23, 2017 12:11 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - State government offices are closing Monday in Mississippi and Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day. Georgia used to mark the holiday, but removed the Confederate reference in 2015. Now, the last Monday in April there is simply called State Holiday. Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi and Alabama commemorates... more »
  • Alabama Senate votes to allow concealed carry without permit

    April 18, 2017 9:26 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Senate has voted to allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a getting a permit. Senators approved the bill on a 25-8 vote Tuesday. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives. The bill has been heavily criticized by some law enforcement officers... more »
  • Alabama ends death penalty by judicial override

    April 11, 2017 9:32 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill ending the state's one-of-a-kind practice of allowing judges to sentence a person to death when a jury has recommended life imprisonment. Ivey spokeswoman Eileen Jones confirmed the move Tuesday. Alabama was the last state in the country to allow... more »
  • New Alabama governor sworn in amid scandal

    April 10, 2017 9:54 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Kay Ivey has been sworn in as Alabama's new governor after Robert Bentley resigned and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges that arose from an investigation into his alleged affair. Ivey, who had been lieutenant governor, took the oath of office Monday at a ceremony at the... more »
  • Alabama governor resigns after plea deal

    April 10, 2017 5:55 PM

    MONTGOMERY - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has resigned after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges of violating state campaign finance law. The attorney general's office announced the resignation Monday with a plea deal. Bentley was addressing the media Monday afternoon at the Alabama Capitol. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey's announced that... more »
  • Rip currents causing spring break problems on coast

    April 6, 2017 10:58 AM

    GULF SHORES - Dangerous surf conditions are causing problems on the Alabama coast during spring break. Red flags are flying to warn people about hazardous rip currents that can quickly pull swimmers out to sea. But in Gulf Shores, lifeguards still have had to rescue at least five people since... more »
  • Alabama governor declares emergency

    April 4, 2017 9:59 PM

    ATLANTA - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a State of Emergency that will last until severe weather expected to hit the state Wednesday subsides. He says the warning goes into effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bentley said in a press release that 50 National Guard soldiers will also be... more »
  • Son of missing Mobile woman arrested, charged with murder

    March 29, 2017 1:31 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The son of a missing Mobile woman has been charged with murder in connection to his mother's homicide. Mobile police tell local media that 64-year-old Kay Atkins Raines was reported missing on Jan. 28. She was last seen at a Biloxi, Mississippi casino. Authorities believe that Raines'... more »
  • Lawsuit: Waffle House grease seeped onto neighbor's property

    March 28, 2017 9:10 PM

    ANNISTON, Ala. - An Alabama man says in a federal lawsuit that grease and sewage from a nearby Waffle House seeped onto his property, doing thousands of dollars in damage. Mack Crook Jr. of Anniston is seeking a total of $800,000 from Norcross, Georgia-based Waffle House Inc. At issue is... more »
  • Gulf Shores alcohol ban in effect for Spring Break

    March 6, 2017 3:09 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - A Spring Break alcohol ban went into effect in Gulf Shores over the weekend, meaning there's no alcohol allowed past the dunes at any Gulf Shores beaches. This year marks the second time the area has instituted the ban after last year's Spring Break got... more »
  • 'Bama star linebacker Foster sent home from NFL combine

    March 4, 2017 11:24 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that linebacker Reuben Foster, a potential top-10 pick, has been sent home from the NFL's annual combine. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL wasn't commenting on the situation. ESPN first reported Foster's departure,... more »
  • Former Auburn coach eyes Alabama governor's mansion

    February 21, 2017 9:47 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018. The 62-year-old Arkansas native tells the Associated Press that he's discussing his options with potential backers. Tuberville says he's awaiting poll results that will gauge public support. Tuberville coached at Auburn from... more »
  • Alabama releases red snapper statistics

    February 19, 2017 1:36 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama wildlife officials say the federal government is still overestimating the amount of red snapper caught in the Gulf of Mexico. A new report from the Alabama Marine Resources Division says a mandatory state reporting program estimates the state's charter boats and private recreational anglers caught about... more »
  • Comments made on BR radio got a northwest La. coach removed from his job

    February 17, 2017 11:56 AM

    BOSSIER CITY – A northwest Louisiana football powerhouse removed its football coach Friday over comments made during a radio interview heard in Baton Rouge dealing with college football coaches at the University of Alabama. David Feaster coached at Bossier City's Parkway High until Friday morning. In an interview... more »
  • Triton Stone locations in Alabama are deemed safe

    February 4, 2017 12:48 PM

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Three locations in Alabama are safe following a corporation relocation and acquisition this week. Al.com reports that Triton Stone Group of New Orleans said locations in Huntsville, Birmingham and Mobile are deemed as safe. The company is owned and operated by the Jensen Companies and acquired Triton... more »
  • Southern University graduate makes Alabama history as youngest judge

    January 26, 2017 6:08 PM

    CAMDEN - At just 27 years old, Briana Westry-Robinson has become the youngest African-American female judge in Alabama history. WSFA-TV reports Westry-Robinson became a district judge in Wilcox County after voters elected her in November to a 6-year term. She turned 28 two days after taking the oath-of-office last week.... more »
  • 23 arrested after dog-fighting raid in southwest Alabama

    January 17, 2017 10:59 AM

    CHATOM, Ala. - Authorities say 23 people are jailed after police raided a large dog fight in southwest Alabama. Washington County sheriff's officials had been investigating claims about a dog-fighting ring and got a tip that a big fight was being held over the weekend. A raid resulted in the... more »
  • LSU Gymnastics ranked second after two weeks

    January 16, 2017 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With two of the four highest team scores in the country two weeks into the 2017 season, the LSU gymnastics team is No. 2 in the latest RoadToNationals.com rankings released Monday. The Tigers are 2-0 overall after a 197.575 - 197.100 victory over No. 4 Alabama.... more »
  • Collins scores 24, Alabama beats LSU, 81-66, with late surge

    January 14, 2017 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Corban Collins scored a season-high 24 points against the school where he began his college career and Alabama defeated reeling LSU 81-66 on Saturday. Collins, a post-graduate transfer who spent his freshman season with the Tigers in 2012-13 and played at Morehead State for two seasons, was... more »
  • South Carolina pastor hopes Clemson fans join him to worship

    January 14, 2017 5:21 PM

    GREENVILLE, S.C. - For Clemson fans who were seeking divine intervention for their team in last Monday's college football championship game, a South Carolina pastor is hoping those same fans will now seek a little divine guidance. The Greenville News reports Pastor Matthew Greer became an online sensation when he... more »
  • Alabama fans catch man who sold fake tickets to title game

    January 12, 2017 2:38 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Three brothers from Louisiana pulled a fast one on a man they say sold them fake tickets to root for Alabama during the national championship game against Clemson in Tampa. The Tampa Bay Times reports Joseph Steven Escalera agreed to meet a fan seeking a ticket to... more »
  • Retailer pays back wages after inquiry questions timesheets

    January 10, 2017 8:19 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A Mississippi-based tire retailer is paying $27,000 in back wages and damages to 14 employees at its Montgomery, Alabama, store for altering employee timesheets to cut wages. The U.S. Labor Department, in a news release Tuesday, said an investigation shows the Rent-n-Roll franchisee, which sells and rents... more »
  • Sessions has no reason to doubt Russian hacking

    January 10, 2017 1:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions says he "has no reason to doubt" the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that connected Russian President Vladimir Putin directly to the hacking of Democratic accounts during the election campaign. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar asked Sessions, Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, whether he... more »
  • NAACP continues protests outside office of Sen. Sessions

    January 9, 2017 9:39 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Members of the NAACP staged new protests outside the Alabama offices of Sen. Jeff Sessions on the eve of his confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general. The group held protests and prayer vigils Monday, a week after the group's national president and five others were arrested... more »
  • Alabama seeks 15-0, last reached by Penn in 1897

    January 9, 2017 8:14 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Alabama could be the first college football team in the modern era to finish 15-0. That doesn't mean it hasn't happened before. When this College Football Playoff championship game kicks off later Monday night, these Alabama and Clemson squads will become only the seventh and eighth teams... more »
  • Ticket prices soaring for Alabama-Clemson title matchup

    January 8, 2017 5:49 PM

    TAMPA - The College Football Playoff national championship game is a hot ticket. The combination of Alabama and Clemson meeting in a rematch of last year's final, plus the proximity of the schools to Tampa, is causing prices to surge for Monday night's game. Both Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Clemson, South... more »
  • Storms moving across South claim 5th life

    January 3, 2017 9:58 AM

    Storms moving across the South have claimed a fifth life, this one in the flooded Florida Panhandle. The Walton County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 70-year-old William Patrick Corley's body was found Monday afternoon following flooding near the Shoal River in Mossy Head. Authorities said Corley's car was... more »
  • Officials: Storms kill 4 in southern Alabama

    January 2, 2017 11:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Emergency officials say four people were killed in southern Alabama when severe storms ripped through the area. Kris Ware, a spokeswoman for the Dothan Houston County Emergency Management Agency, said four people were killed in Rehobeth and structures were damaged in the area. Gov. Robert Bentley said... more »
  • Rematch! Clemson, Alabama to play for title

    December 31, 2016 7:36 PM

    ATLANTA - Clemson gets its rematch with Alabama in the College Football Playoff championship game. Deshaun Watson accounted for 316 yards and three touchdowns, and the Tigers manhandled Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl Saturday night. Clemson (13-1) overpowered the Buckeyes (11-2) all night, shutting them out for the... more »
  • Funds put train station upgrades on track in 3 states

    December 25, 2016 2:12 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Some of Alabama's largest cities are getting federal help for projects that involve upgrading their train stations or developing new ones. Al.com reports that Birmingham, Mobile, Anniston and Tuscaloosa are each getting a share of $728,957 in grants for Alabama. Also receiving grants are Baton Rouge, Gonzales... more »
  • Louisiana woman killed in Alabama crash

    December 24, 2016 11:26 AM

    LIVINGSTON, Ala. - A Louisiana woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Sumter County. Alabama State troopers tell Al.com that 36-year-old Angela Michelle Primeaux, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was seriously injured when the 2001 Jeep in which she was a passenger struck a 2013 Ford Escape before leaving the... more »
  • Attorney: German man reaches plea deal in Auburn tree fire

    December 22, 2016 11:26 AM

    OPELIKA - - A court document shows a German man has reached a deal with Alabama prosecutors and wants to plead guilty to setting fire to a landmark oak tree at Auburn University. An attorney for 29-year-old Jochen Wiest filed a document in Lee County Circuit Court on Wednesday saying... more »
  • Police: Drunk Alabama teen punched man, damaged pickup

    December 11, 2016 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say an Alabama teen faces battery charges after he drunkenly broke into another person’s truck then punched someone Sunday morning. According to arrest documents, the incident happened around 2:14 a.m. on East Boyd Drive. 19-year-old Ross Pollet, of Spanish Fort Alabama, was charged with second-degree... more »
  • 'Mannequin challenge' video leads to arrests in Alabama

    December 7, 2016 11:31 AM

    HUNTSVILLE - A "mannequin challenge" video of people staging a shootout has led to the arrests of two men in Alabama and the seizure of several guns and marijuana. Madison County Sheriff's Office Capt. Mike Salomonsky tells local news outlets the video led investigators to serve a search warrant Tuesday... more »
  • TOP 25: Alabama positioned to become 3rd wire-to-wire AP No. 1

    December 4, 2016 12:19 PM

    AP TOP 25 - Alabama heads into the postseason with a chance to become the third wire-to-wire champion in the history of The Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide was No. 1 in the final AP Top 25 of the regular season Sunday, just as it has been... more »
  • No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game

    December 3, 2016 8:41 PM

    ATLANTA - Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Now, the Crimson Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff. The nation's No. 1 team scored off a blocked punt and an interception return Saturday before wearing down No. 15... more »
  • Alabama student accused of raping teen in dorm room arrested

    November 13, 2016 5:56 PM

    TUSCALOOSA - Police say a University of Alabama student accused of raping a teenage girl in a dorm room has been arrested. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Capt. Gary Hood tells Al.com on Sunday that 19-year-old Joseph Tyler Pitts is charged with first-degree rape. Hood says an 18-year-old female, also... more »
  • LSU looks ahead to Arkansas following Alabama upset

    November 7, 2016 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After an 10-0 loss to Alabama on Saturday night, LSU is looking ahead to their next match up against Arkansas. The Tigers kept with the Crimson Tide in a scoreless tie through three quarters, however the Tide was able to score in the fourth-quarter to defeat... more »
  • Company: Blast-damaged gasoline line back in service

    November 6, 2016 11:25 AM

    HELENA, Ala. - The company that owns a gasoline pipeline that exploded in Alabama last week says the pipeline is back in service. Colonial Pipeline Co. says service was restarted at 5:45 a.m. Sunday. The pipeline transports gasoline from the Gulf Coast to New York City. It exploded Monday while... more »
  • ESPN: Alabama fans broke into Tiger Stadium, defaced tiger eye on field

    November 5, 2016 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Alabama fans broke into Tiger Stadium and defaced the tiger eye in the middle of the field overnight. ESPN reported the Alabama fans were from Maryland and managed to get inside the stadium around 3 Saturday morning. Alabama faces LSU in Tiger Stadium Saturday night. ... more »
  • Fans pile onto campus for highly anticipated LSU-Alabama game Play Video

    November 5, 2016 12:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tailgaters pulled onto campus for most of Friday, unpacking and setting up for the start of the highly anticipated weekend, though ominous weather hangs in the balance. The tune of turning generators is a notable noise for tiger tailgaters, on what's sure to be the biggest... more »
  • Bar owners prepare for huge LSU football weekend Play Video

    November 3, 2016 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tigerland bars are spending the days before the LSU-Alabama game stocking up, expecting a gigantic turnout. Fred's, argualby one of the most popular stops on a Baton Rouge gameday for students, used the most of their time Thursday to unload cases of alcohol and set up a... more »
  • LSU fans should arrive early for parking, ESPN Gameday Play Video

    November 3, 2016 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU officials say they expect record crowds on campus for Saturday’s game against undefeated SEC rival Alabama. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. but the campus will start buzzing with activity Saturday morning. Campus activities start at 8 a.m. when ESPN College Gameday broadcasts live from... more »
  • LSU-Alabama rivalry apparent across Baton Rouge ahead of gameday Play Video

    November 2, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the LSU Tigers prepare for perhaps the biggest game of the season against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, fans from far and wide are preparing for an exciting Saturday night in Death Valley. Businesses like Zippy's Burritos, Tacos & More are getting in the gameday... more »
  • 7 p.m. kickoff time announced for LSU-Alabama game

    October 24, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Kickoff for the LSU-Alabama football game on Nov. 5 will be at 7 p.m. and televised on CBS, the SEC announced Monday. The game will take place in Tiger Stadium. This will be the 6th consecutive year the two teams will face off in primetime. ... more »
  • US nuclear plant up for sale at fraction of cost

    September 11, 2016 12:19 PM

    HOLLYWOOD, Ala. - The nation's largest federal utility is selling an unusual piece of property: An unfinished nuclear power plant in northeastern Alabama. The Tennessee Valley Authority has set a minimum bid of $36.4 million for its Bellefonte Nuclear Plant and 1,600 surrounding acres on the Tennessee River. The buyer... more »
  • Ragin' Cajuns fire defensive coordinator

    September 4, 2016 7:43 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana-Lafayette fired defensive coordinator Melvin Smith on Sunday, a day after a season-opening 45-10 loss to Boise State. Ragin' Cajuns coach Mark Hudspeth said linebackers coach Mike Lucas will be the defensive coordinator for the remainder of the season. Hudspeth said in a statement that "we appreciate everything... more »
  • Alabama horse sanctuary to shelter horses caught in flood

    August 30, 2016 9:39 AM

    DOTHAN - A horse sanctuary in Alabama is looking to come to the aid of a pair of horses that were stranded by recent historic flooding in south Louisiana. Lori Dawkins of the Wiregrass Horse Rescue & Sanctuary in Dothan says the horses will be brought to the Alabama... more »
  • LSU-Wisconsin opener hottest SEC ticket this season

    July 27, 2016 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An analyst from a secondary ticket sales site has come up with a ranking of the Top 20 Most Expensive SEC Games for the upcoming college football season. With kick off time rapidly closing in, Jake Sharpless at Rukkus dug into the data on SEC ticket... more »
  • Alabama picked to win SEC by league's media

    July 14, 2016 4:20 PM

    HOOVER, Ala. - Alabama is the pick to win another Southeastern Conference title. The Crimson Tide received 223 of 331 total votes by the league's media one year after winning the league and national titles. LSU received the second-most votes with 59 while Tennessee had 29. Alabama and... more »
  • Man armed with gun is shot, killed by Alabama officer

    July 8, 2016 10:49 AM

    SELMA, Ala. - Police say a man reportedly armed with a gun during a domestic dispute was shot and killed by officers in Alabama. The State Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that the Selma Police Department was called to a home Thursday night because of the... more »
  • Ex-astronaut free on bond after arrest in wreck

    June 7, 2016 12:25 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A former astronaut is free on bond after being charged with murder in a wreck that killed two girls in Alabama. A spokesman for the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Andy Norris, says 59-year-old James Halsell Jr. of Huntsville is free on $150,000 bond. Norris... more »
  • LSU softball defeats Bama, advances in WCWs

    June 4, 2016 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU softball will advance in the WCWS after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 6-4 Saturday. LSU’s Sandra Simmons led the way to for the Tigers. She marked two hits, 2 RBIs and a home run. “You can’t expect anything less from an LSU-Alabama matchup. It’s... more »
  • Alabama football players arrested with pot, guns in Monroe

    May 17, 2016 4:40 AM

    WEST MONROE - A pair of Alabama Crimson Tide football players were arrested in Monroe early Tuesday morning. Police said left tackle Cam Robinson and defensive back Laurence “Hootie” Jones were taken into custody at around 2:30 a.m. after marijuana was found in a vehicle the players were in.... more »
  • Missing dog to return home after 10 years

    April 28, 2016 10:24 AM

    MOBILE, AL - A German Shorthaired Pointer that went missing from his Northern Alabama home a decade ago has been returned. Charlie was presumed to be dead after he was gone for several years. The dog’s owner, Tracey Dove, says she believes Charlie was stolen after the enclosure that... more »
  • Tornadoes hit 3 southern states as storm heads to Carolinas

    April 1, 2016 5:18 AM

    ATLANTA- Tornadoes swirled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as the severe storms head toward the Carolinas. Emergency management officials Rita White and Harry Markham say one tornado touched down in Eldridge in central Alabama around 8 p.m. Thursday and another hit about hour before in Ardmore in the northern part... more »
  • Alabama lawmaker threatens to impeach Governor after top aide resigns

    March 30, 2016 9:59 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A Republican Alabama lawmaker says he plans to start the impeachment process against Governor Robert Bentley. This comes after the announcement Wednesday, that one of his top political aide's is resigning. Rebekah Caldwell Mason said in a statement Wednesday that she is resigning as Bentley's senior policy... more »
  • Global Catholic Network founder Mother Angelica has died

    March 27, 2016 10:36 PM

    HANCEVILLE, Alabama - Mother Mary Angelica, a Roman Catholic nun who started a global religious media empire in a garage in Alabama, has died. She was 95. EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw said Sunday that the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network died at the... more »
  • LSU baseball prevents sweep, tops Alabama 7-5

    March 20, 2016 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With six runs in the eighth inning, No. 6 LSU defeated Alabama to win the final game of a series to open Southeastern Conference play Sunday. Brody Wofford hit a single up the middle with bases loaded to score two runs and cut the game to... more »
  • LSU loses both games in doubleheader against Alabama

    March 19, 2016 9:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers baseball team lost 4-3 against the University of Alabama in game two of a doubleheader at Alex Box Stadium Saturday night. The Crimson Tide kept the Tigers scoreless while putting up six runs to start the SEC series open earlier in the day.... more »
  • Red Cross to raise money for flood victims at LSU doubleheader Saturday

    March 18, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross will collect donation's at Saturday's LSU-Alabama baseball game, a doubleheader since weather canceled the first game Friday night. Donations will be collected starting at 4 p.m., between the first and second games. The Red Cross has a part in seven shelters that... more »
  • Obama honors Alabama's championship football team

    March 2, 2016 4:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the University of Alabama football team's fourth appearance at the White House in seven years is a sign that he's brought it some good luck. He says the last time a team went on a similar run was in the 1940s. Alabama won college... more »
  • LSU women's basketball hyped for first round of SEC Tournament

    March 1, 2016 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU women’s basketball are seeded No. 13 in the upcoming SEC Tournament with their first game of the preseason challenge scheduled against No.12 seeded Alabama on Wednesday. Tip-off will be at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. “We’re going to look at... more »
  • Trump gets endorsement of Alabama Senator

    February 28, 2016 6:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican Donald Trump has picked up the endorsement of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions. At a rally with Trump in Huntsville, Alabama, Sessions says he told Trump: "This isn't a campaign. This is a movement." The GOP senator says "nobody's perfect," but that "at this time in American history,... more »
  • Avery Johnson returns to Baton Rouge coaching for the opposing team Play Video

    February 17, 2016 11:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans native came home to Baton Rouge Wednesday evening, coaching for an opposing team. Avery Johnson is a New Orleans native, and a former Southern Jaguars' basketball player. Now he is coaching for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide faced off with the LSU Tigers... more »
  • Alabama health agency confirms first Zika case in state

    February 10, 2016 1:15 PM

    MONTGOMERY - Alabama health officials say they've confirmed the first travel-related case of the Zika virus in the state. The Alabama Department of Public Health issued a statement Wednesday saying a resident of Morgan County in the Tennessee Valley tested positive for the virus. Acting State Health Officer Tom Miller... more »
  • Bill would stop removal of Alabama Confederate, historic markers

    February 8, 2016 11:48 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As some cities make the decision to shed Confederate monuments, some Alabama lawmakers want to prohibit those removals unless legislators say it is OK. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday will hold a public hearing on the bill titled the "Alabama Heritage Protection Act." ... more »
  • Quarterman, Simmons lead LSU past Alabama, 72-70

    January 23, 2016 4:24 PM

    TUSCALOOSA - Tim Quarterman hit two free throws and a basket down the stretch and LSU rallied for a 72-70 win over Alabama on Saturday. Quarterman hit two free throws after getting fouled on a fast-break drive with 1:15 left to give LSU a 70-69 lead. He followed up his... more »
  • Alabama carries out 1st execution in more than 2 years

    January 22, 2016 6:48 AM

    ATMORE, AL.- A man convicted of the 1992 rape and beating death of a woman has been put to death in Alabama's first execution in more than two years. Authorities say 43-year-old Christopher Eugene Brooks received a lethal injection in a procedure starting at 6:06 p.m. local time Thursday at... more »
  • Court orders return of $1.6 million in claim money

    January 21, 2016 12:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal court has ordered repayment of more than $1.6 million in claim money paid to an Alabama couple's business after BP's 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's order says the payment to Vision Design Management "was nearly entirely based on fraud." The ruling... more »
  • Advocates to push for 'ban the box' policy in Alabama

    January 19, 2016 11:57 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An Alabama lawmaker and an advocacy group are planning to push state lawmakers in the upcoming session to discuss "ban the box" policies, which are meant to give ex-criminals a better chance of finding stable employment. According to the advocacy group National Employment Law Project, 19 states... more »
  • Alabama's Henry, Robinson leaving early for NFL draft

    January 15, 2016 3:29 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson are heading to the NFL. The two juniors announced their intentions to enter the draft on Friday, four days after helping lead the Crimson Tide to its fourth national title in seven seasons. They're... more »
  • Roof stays closed for national title game

    January 11, 2016 7:24 PM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - The retractable roof at University of Phoenix Stadium will remain closed for Monday night's national championship game between Alabama and Clemson. This is not a huge surprise, but the weather outside the stadium is sunny with temperatures in the 60s - at least 90 minutes or... more »
  • Alabama justice: Judges should refuse gay marriage licenses

    January 6, 2016 3:01 PM

    MONTGOMERY - Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is once again suggesting that Alabama probate judges refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples - despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling more than six months ago that effectively legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country. The outspoken chief justice issued an administrative... more »
  • Swinney confident star DE Lawson will play vs Alabama

    January 4, 2016 1:25 PM

    CLEMSON, S. C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he is confident All-American Shaq Lawson will play in the national title game against Alabama after the defensive end missed most of the Tigers' semifinal victory with a knee injury. Lawson leads the Tigers (14-0) with 10 1/2 sacks and is... more »
  • Alabama arrives in North Texas for College Football Playoff

    December 26, 2015 9:52 PM

    DALLAS - Alabama has arrived in North Texas for the College Football Playoff after some severe weather at home. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says there were some difficult circumstances with the weather. But the coach says everyone who was supposed to be on the team plane Saturday made it,... more »
  • 11th death confirmed as storms ravage South

    December 24, 2015 5:15 PM

    CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. - The overall death toll from violent storms in the Southeast has risen to 11 people in three states. A seventh death was confirmed Thursday in Mississippi as a result of severe weather that swept through the state. In addition, three people died in Tennessee and... more »
  • Heisman Trophy winner Henry highlights AP All-America team

    December 13, 2015 3:53 PM

    NEW YORK - Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry of Alabama and finalists Deshaun Watson of Clemson and Christian McCaffrey of Stanford highlight The Associated Press All-America team. The team released Sunday features Henry and Leonard Fournette of LSU as first-team running backs. Watson is the quarterback on the first team.... more »
  • Alabama running back Derrick Henry wins Heisman Trophy

    December 12, 2015 9:30 PM

    NEW YORK - Derrick Henry has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the second Alabama player to receive college football's most prestigious player of the year award while: meanwhile Leonard Fournette finished 6th in the voting becoming the highest LSU finisher since Tyrann Mathieu was 5th in 2011 . The... more »
  • LSU ranked No. 22 in latest AP Poll

    December 6, 2015 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Michigan State moved up two spots to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday. The last regular-season rankings were released before the College Football Playoff selection committee revealed the field for the national semifinals. No. 1 Clemson received... more »
  • No. 2 Alabama clinches playoffs with 29-15 win over Florida

    December 6, 2015 12:28 AM

    ATLANTA - Heisman Trophy favorite Derrick Henry rushed for 189 bruising yards and No. 2 Alabama locked up its spot in the College Football Playoff, beating No. 18 Florida 29-15 with a dominating defensive performance in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday. The Crimson Tide (12-1, No. 2 CFP) held... more »

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