Alabama

Alabama Men’s Basketball Loses on Final Possession to LSU, 72-70

Retin Obasohan finishes with 20 points, but final shot comes up short

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama men’s basketball team lost in the final seconds to LSU, 72-70, on Saturday in front of a sold out crowd at Coleman Coliseum. Senior guard Retin Obasohan finished 20 points, but his final layup to tie the game came up short. “I am proud of our team tonight,” head coach Avery Johnson said. “I thought…

Alabama Football Celebrates 16th National Championship with Parade on Saturday

The Crimson Tide players and coaches joined the fans on the Walk of Champions

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama Crimson Tide football team joined fans in celebrating the program’s NCAA-record 16thnational championship with a parade and ceremony on Saturday morning. The parade began at Denny Chimes and proceeded to the Walk of Champions where a ceremony was held to present the Cotton Bowl Trophy, Amway Coaches Trophy and College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy. The…

FEMA Funds Available to Flood Victims

Federal funding will soon be available to Alabamians affects by December flooding. Thursday, President Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 23-31, 2015. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and…

Alabama to Perform First Execution in Two Years

A man convicted of the 1992 rape and bludgeoning death of a woman is scheduled to be put to death Thursday in Alabama’s first execution in more than two years. Forty-three-year-old Christopher Eugene Brooks is to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. CST. Brooks was condemned for the death of 23-year-old Jo Deann Campbell. Prosecutors said Campbell was beaten…

Loans Available for Victims of December Flooding

Bentley says loans are available through the Federal Small Business Administration for victims of the flooding event in December

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says loans administered through the federal Small Business Administration are available to help victims of late December storms repair damage to their property. Bentley said in a statement Friday that low-interest loan assistance has been approved for more than 20 counties — including Jefferson, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa — based on damage assessments…

State Graduation Rate Nearing Long-Term Goal

The state’s graduation rates are on the uptick. In a news conference Thursday, Governor Robert Bentley and state education leaders announced the 2014-2015 graduation rate is at 89%. Increasing the high school graduation rate in Alabama is a primary objective of PLAN 2020, Alabama’s template for education reform. The state board of education set a goal of reaching a 90%…

Legislators Introduce Lottery Proposal

Some lawmakers say it’s time for Alabama to consider a lottery. Tuesday, Senator Jim McClendon of Springville and Representative Alan Harper of Northport introduced legislation for the upcoming session. It would allow Alabamians a chance to vote on a lottery. McClendon said he is introducing the bill because his constituents “constantly” tell him they want to see a lottery in Alabama. The bill…