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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Saban: Jalen Hurts’ comments don’t affect Alabama team

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Alabama coach Nick Saban says quarterback Jalen Hurts’ recent comments on his treatment by the staff aren’t an issue for the team. Saban said after Wednesday’s practice it was “probably a lot more important to people outside this organization than it is to people inside.” Hurts expressed some disappointment Saturday in how the … Continue reading TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Saban: Jalen Hurts’ comments don’t affect Alabama team

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Alabama’As Hurts: “The narrative has already been created”

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jalen Hurts finally got to give his own take on Alabama’s much talked about quarterback situation. Since getting benched for the second half of the national title game, the two-year starter with the sparkling record has had to remain silent publicly about the situation. Hurts was blunt in his first chance to … Continue reading TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Alabama’As Hurts: “The narrative has already been created”

MILLBROOK, Ala.  | Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

MILLBROOK, Ala.  —U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a former Democrat who tried … Continue reading MILLBROOK, Ala.  | Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

GADSDEN, Ala | Roy Moore says he’s among political figures duped by TV show

GADSDEN, Ala. — Defeated Senate candidate Roy Moore is talking about a defamation suit after discovering that he too was duped by actor Sacha Baron Cohen for his upcoming television series. In a statement posted on Facebook, Moore says he accepted an all-expenses trip to Washington in February after being told he’d receive an award … Continue reading GADSDEN, Ala | Roy Moore says he’s among political figures duped by TV show

TALLASSEE, Ala | Authorities: 3 dead in shooting outside a Walmart in Alabama

TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — A gunman crashed into a vehicle outside a Walmart store on Tuesday morning, opening fire and killing two women before taking his own life, authorities said. Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock said as an investigation unfolded that it appeared the shooter purposely rammed a car into another vehicle in the store parking … Continue reading TALLASSEE, Ala | Authorities: 3 dead in shooting outside a Walmart in Alabama

PAINT ROCK, Ala | Mayor nixes move to ban media, non-residents from meetings

PAINT ROCK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mayor has backed down from an attempt to bar the media and out-of-towners from attending council meetings in her tiny, rural town. Paint Rock Mayor Brenda Fisk told WAAY-TV she issued the ban earlier this year without knowing it would violate the law. Members never voted on the … Continue reading PAINT ROCK, Ala | Mayor nixes move to ban media, non-residents from meetings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Jutanugarn wins US Women’s Open on fourth playoff hole

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn had a huge lead, completely lost it and then prevailed on the fourth hole of a playoff to win a dramatic U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday at Shoal Creek. Jutanugarn, a 22-year-old from Thailand, made a clutch bunker shot to within a foot of the hole to save par, … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Jutanugarn wins US Women’s Open on fourth playoff hole

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Sarah Jane Smith up by 3 at US Women’s Open at Shoal Creek

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sarah Jane Smith has a three-shot lead entering the third round of the U.S. Women’s Open. The Australian shot a 5-under 67 Friday, finishing her second round before more thunderstorms soaked an already wet Shoal Creek course. Half the field completed the second round Saturday morning. Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn is second … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Sarah Jane Smith up by 3 at US Women’s Open at Shoal Creek

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Australian Smith stages another 67 at US Women’s Open

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sarah Jane Smith has extended her lead at the U.S. Women’s Open. The Australian shot a second straight 5-under 67 Friday at Shoal Creek, getting in her round before a lengthy weather delay. Smith opened the day in a three-way tie atop the leaderboard with Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn and Korean Jeongeun … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Australian Smith stages another 67 at US Women’s Open

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Alberto remnants leave flooding, downed trees in wake

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The soggy remnants of Alberto moved toward the nation’s interior Tuesday, leaving scattered flooding and downed trees in the wake of the year’s first named tropical storm. More than 25,000 power outages were reported in Alabama, many caused by trees rooted in soggy soil falling across utility lines. But while forecasters … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Alberto remnants leave flooding, downed trees in wake

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | South doused with heavy rains from remnants of Alberto

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The remnants of Alberto doused the Deep South with waves of rain Tuesday as the vast, soggy system pushed northward toward the Tennessee Valley. Forecasters said the subtropical depression swirling near Birmingham could dump as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain on central Alabama. Heavy downpours reduced visibility for … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | South doused with heavy rains from remnants of Alberto

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala | Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Clark dies at 67

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Roger Clark, a drummer who contributed to the legendary Muscle Shoals sound, has died. The Times Daily reports that guitarist Travis Wammack says Clark died of a heart attack Thursday at home, at the age of 67. Clark worked at FAME Recording Studios and Wishbone Recording Studio in the 1970s … Continue reading MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala | Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Clark dies at 67

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Jimenez holds on to win Regions Tradition for first major

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Regions Tradition on Sunday for his first senior major title, closing with a 2-under 70 for a three-stroke victory. Jimenez held or shared the lead after every round, taking a three-shot edge into the final round at Greystone Golf & Country Club. The Spaniard finished at … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Jimenez holds on to win Regions Tradition for first major

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Seeking first major, Jimenez grabs 3-shot lead at Regions

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez wasn’t about to change his evening plans even with a shot at winning his first senior major championship. Jimenez shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Regions Tradition and planned to relax with cocktails and a cigar. “I … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Seeking first major, Jimenez grabs 3-shot lead at Regions

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Sauers, Jimenez tied after 2nd round of Champions Tour major

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Gene Sauers shot a 5-under 67 to move into a first-place tie with Miguel Angel Jimenez on Friday in the second round of the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors. Jimenez and Sauers were at 11-under 133. This was the first time either held or shared the … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Sauers, Jimenez tied after 2nd round of Champions Tour major

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Miguel Angel Jimenez leads Regions Tradition

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Regions Tradition, the first of the PGA Tour Champions’ five major championships. Jimenez birdied the first four holes in a front-nine 30 at Greystone Golf & Country Club. The Spaniard took the outright lead with … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Miguel Angel Jimenez leads Regions Tradition

TALLADEGA, Ala | Joey Logano snaps long losing streak with win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Joey Logano has ended a nearly yearlong losing streak with a victory at Talladega Superspeedway. Logano’s last victory was April 30 of last year at Richmond but his car failed inspection, the benefits from the victory were stripped and it cost him a shot in the playoffs. On Sunday, he made … Continue reading TALLADEGA, Ala | Joey Logano snaps long losing streak with win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala | Wilder: Joshua should take $50 million offer _ and soon

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks he’ll get the next shot at Anthony Joshua. Wilder said Sunday before serving as honorary pace car driver for the NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway that the fight “will definitely happen.” He says his team has offered Joshua a guarantee of at least $50 million. … Continue reading TALLADEGA, Ala | Wilder: Joshua should take $50 million offer _ and soon

TALLADEGA, Ala. | Influential Burning Man festival co-founder dead at 70

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — A different Busch will be Kevin Harvick’s nearest competitor at Talladega Superspeedway — at least at the start. Harvick will start on the pole Sunday at Talladega while he goes for his fourth win of the year, which would break a 3-3 deadlock with streaking Kyle Busch. Starting with him up … Continue reading TALLADEGA, Ala. | Influential Burning Man festival co-founder dead at 70

TALLADEGA, Ala. | Harvick, eyeing 4th win of year, to start on Talladega pole

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — A different Busch will be Kevin Harvick’s nearest competitor at Talladega Superspeedway — at least at the start. Harvick will start on the pole Sunday at Talladega while he goes for his fourth win of the year, which would break a 3-3 deadlock with streaking Kyle Busch. Starting with him up … Continue reading TALLADEGA, Ala. | Harvick, eyeing 4th win of year, to start on Talladega pole

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Enjoying leftovers: Sheriffs feed inmates, keep extra cash

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In Alabama, the less sheriffs spend on feeding inmates, the more money they get to put in their pockets. For decades, sheriffs have made extra money – sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars – under a Depression-era system by feeding prisoners for only pennies per meal. Critics say the meals can … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Enjoying leftovers: Sheriffs feed inmates, keep extra cash

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Newgarden wins Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for 3rd time

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Josef Newgarden banked on the rain at Barber Motorsports Park, and it was a pretty safe bet. The defending series champion started on the pole for the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and led almost the entire way, winning the rain-delayed race on Monday for the third … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Newgarden wins Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for 3rd time

BIRMINGHAM, Ala | The Latest: Josef Newgarden wins in Alabama for 3rd time

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Josef Newgarden has won the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for the third time in four years. Newgarden led for most of the way after starting on the pole en route to a second … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | The Latest: Josef Newgarden wins in Alabama for 3rd time

MONTGOMERY, Ala | New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947. He … Continue reading MONTGOMERY, Ala | New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Common, Usher, Dave Matthews Band set for memorial concert

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  — Top musical acts including Common, Usher and the Dave Matthews Band are set to perform at a concert marking a new memorial to lynching victims in Montgomery, Alabama. Others on the bill for the April 27 show at a riverside amphitheater include The Roots and Brittany Howard … Continue reading MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Common, Usher, Dave Matthews Band set for memorial concert

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Alabama freshman guard Collin Sexton declares for NBA draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | April 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Collin Sexton, Alabama’s dynamic freshman point guard, is heading to the NBA. Sexton announced his decision on Friday and says he plans to hire an agent. A projected lottery pick, he led Alabama to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2012, thanks partly to a personal hot streak … Continue reading TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Alabama freshman guard Collin Sexton declares for NBA draft