Alabama

Former University of Alabama Player Arrested on Drug and Weapon Charges

A former University of Alabama and NFL football player has been arrested on drug and weapons charges in suburban Birmingham. Pleasant Grove Police Lt. Danny Reid says 34-year-old Alonzo Ephraim was stopped Monday night for a traffic violation and authorities smelled marijuana as they approached the vehicle. Reid says when Ephraim was questioned he told police there was a small…

Tornado Confirmed in Northwest Covington County

The National Weather Service as confirmed a Tornado touched down Northwest Covington County in South Alabama at about 5 p.m. Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s officials say that a mobile home was destroyed, and a woman has been left with minor injuries. According to Alabama Power, several customers in Central Alabama are without power as of 5:22 p.m. 100 customers are without…

2 Killed in Shooting at Alabama Lawyer’s Office; 1 Arrested

HAMILTON, Ala. (AP) – A man accused of fatally shooting two people at a west Alabama law firm and a nearby accounting office has been charged with two counts of capital murder. Marion County District Attorney Jack Bostick says 67-year-old Donny Miller and 61-year-old Linda Cole were shot Wednesday morning. Bostick says 57-year-old Jimmy Cooper was shot in the arm…

Former Troy Player, Huntingdon Coach Named Alabama Secondary Coach

Kentucky co-defenisve coordinator Derrick Ansley named secondary coach for Crimson Tide

TUSCALOOSA, AL — Former Troy All-Sunbelt player and Huntingdon coach Derrick Ansley is returning to Tuscaloosa. The Tallassee native was hired by Alabama to be the new secondary coach for Jeremy Pruitt and Nick Saban. Ansley was a graduate assistant at Alabama in 2010 and 2011. Ansley was promoted to co-defensive coordinator for the Kentucky Wildcats in January, with a…

Confederate Flag Planned Across From ASU

The newspaper in Tallassee reports a Neo-Confederate group in that city is planning to install a flagpole and Confederate flag along I-85 in Montgomery. The flag would be installed across from Alabama State University, a historically black university. The Tallassee Tribune reports the pole would be as high as 50 feet—and was donated by a Montgomery doctor who wants to remain…

Alabama Deputy Shot While Serving Papers; Suspect Also Shot

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) – A northwestern Alabama deputy and a suspect both been wounded after a shootout in Florence. Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton tells local news outlets that Deputy Randall McCrary was hit twice Wednesday evening, but his injuries as of late Wednesday didn’t appear to be life-threatening. The suspect’s condition is not yet known. Singleton says deputies were…

Poultry Plant Layoffs

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) – A poultry company that has seven plants in Alabama says its Laurel, Mississippi, plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end of June. Officials with Wayne Farms say one customer has contracted for the entire plant’s output, but wants only whole birds. They say some 200 workers will remain…

Crimson Tide Finish with No. 1 Recruiting Class in 2016

The University of Alabama announced that 17 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football with the Crimson Tide Wednesday, joining eight players who enrolled at the Capstone in January and will compete in spring practice later this semester.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama announced that 17 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football with the Crimson Tide Wednesday, joining eight players who enrolled at the Capstone in January and will compete in spring practice later this semester.   The 25 total players, including eight mid-year enrollees, come from 12 states and Washington, D.C….

5-Star Linebacker Lyndell Wilson Chooses Alabama

The former Carver Wolverine linebacker picks between Alabama and Georgia.

MONTGOMERY, AL — The top high school football player in Montgomery, Alabama chose Alabama. Lyndell “Mack” Wilson has over 250 tackles the last two seasons including 18.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 5 forced fumbles. See him play here: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2605363/lyndell-mack-wilson Categories: Alabama, High School Tags: Alabama, UGA

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Alabama to Close Soon

The U.S. Small Business Administration is closing the four Disaster Loan Outreach Centers that opened following major flooding last year around Alabama. Flooding victims have until 3 p.m. Thursday, February 4 to access the centers. Officials say the centers are closing due to decrease in activity. The centers were set up in four counties, including Montgomery County, following flooding that…