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Alabama Ready for Texas A&M

Alabama Ready for Texas A&MStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide remained focused on Texas A&M and not the off-field distractions as Yahoo! Sports reported that former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker received illegal benefits befor...

Large Cargo Plane Crashes Near Birmingham Airport

Large Cargo Plane Crashes Near Birmingham AirportJoseph Devenney/Getty Images(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- A large cargo plane crashed outside the Birmingham, Ala. airport on Wednesday morning.Flames were reported at the scene where a UPS jet crashed near the Birmingham International Airport, killing the pil...

Alabama Mystery Illness Could Be Coincidence

Alabama Mystery Illness Could Be CoincidencePixland/Thinkstock(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) -- A mystery illness has sickened seven people in southeastern Alabama, killing two of them, according to the state Health Department, but it's not clear whether the patients -- or their symptoms -- are connected. "...

Alabama Hires Kristy Curry As New Women’s Basketball Coach

Alabama Hires Kristy Curry As New Women’s Basketball CoachMitchell Layton/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) -- Alabama has hired Texas Tech coach Kristy Curry as their new women’s basketball coach, the school announced on Sunday.In seven seasons in Lubbock, Curry went 130-98, leading Texas Tech to two appe...

Rolando McClain Arrested in Alabama

Rolando McClain Arrested in AlabamaNFL via Getty Images(DECATUR, Ala.) --  Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested Sunday in Decatur, Alabama, on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to police. The 23-year-old McClain was later released aft...

Carnival Cruise Ship Passengers ‘Blessed’ to Finally Be Home

Carnival Cruise Ship Passengers ‘Blessed’ to Finally Be HomeJeff Gammons/Getty Images(MOBILE, Ala.) -- After five days without power in the Gulf of Mexico, the Carnival Triumph cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 people arrived in Mobile, Ala., on Thursday to a cheering crowd of friends and family members wait...

Alabama Hostage Taker Planted Bombs in Bunker, FBI Says

Alabama Hostage Taker Planted Bombs in Bunker, FBI SaysMark Wallheiser/Getty Images(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) -- Jimmy Lee Dykes, the man who held a young boy hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in Alabama, had two homemade explosive devices on his property and engaged in a firefight with SWAT age...

Boy Rescued in Alabama Standoff Is ‘Laughing, Joking’ with Family

Boy Rescued in Alabama Standoff Is ‘Laughing, Joking’ with FamilyABC News(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) -- The 5-year-old boy held hostage in a nearly week-long standoff in Alabama is in good spirits and apparently unharmed after being reunited with his family at a hospital, according to his family and law enforcement officia...

Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends: Kidnapper Dead, Child Safe

Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends: Kidnapper Dead, Child SafeWDHN(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) -- A week-long standoff in Alabama, where a retired trucker held a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker, has ended with the kidnapper dead and the child safe, according to law enforcement."FBI agents safely recovered...

Alabama Hostage Standoff: Suspect Threatened to Kill All Kids on Bus

Alabama Hostage Standoff: Suspect Threatened to Kill All Kids on BusiStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) -- Jimmy Lee Dykes, the retired Alabama trucker who allegedly shot a school bus driver last week and has held a 5-year-old boy hostage in his underground bunker for seven days, had threatened to k...

Alabama Hostage Standoff Enters Sixth Day, Boy Being Made ‘As Comfortable As Possible’

Alabama Hostage Standoff Enters Sixth Day, Boy Being Made ‘As Comfortable As Possible’ABC News(Midland City, Ala.) -- A retired Alabama truck driver is making his 5-year-old hostage "as comfortable as possible" in an underground bunker, authorities said, as they enter the sixth day of negotiations. Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, has allowed negot...

Alabama Standoff: Authorities Maintaining ‘Open Line of Communication’ with Hostage Suspect

Alabama Standoff: Authorities Maintaining ‘Open Line of Communication’ with Hostage SuspectWDHN(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) -- Alabama police have an "open line of communication" with the retired Alabama trucker who took a 5-year-old autistic boy hostage from a school bus and was holding him in his underground bunker."Through our communication, we'v...

Alabama Standoff: Students Say Hostage Suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes Threatened to Kill

Alabama Standoff: Students Say Hostage Suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes Threatened to KillABCNews.com(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) -- A brother and sister who escaped the school bus where a 5-year-old autistic boy was taken hostage by a retired Alabama trucker are speaking out about the standoff and the man who threatened the lives of the children o...

Alabama Hostage Suspect Had Court Date Day After Kidnapping

Alabama Hostage Suspect Had Court Date Day After KidnappingiStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) -- The retired Alabama trucker who shot a school bus driver and is now holding a kindergarten student in an underground bunker was scheduled to be in court this past Wednesday to answer for allege...

Alleged Bus Driver Shooter Remains Holed Up with Boy in Ala. Bunker

Alleged Bus Driver Shooter Remains Holed Up with Boy in Ala. BunkerGeorge Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) -- A 5-year-old boy, who police in Dale County, Ala., say was abducted by a man who killed a school bus driver, remains holed up with the suspected kidnapper in an underground bunker as of early Thu...

Gunman Shoots Bus Driver in Alabama, Takes Child as Hostage

Gunman Shoots Bus Driver in Alabama, Takes Child as HostageGeorge Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MIDLAND CITY, Ala.) -- A gunman shot and killed a school bus driver in Midland City, Ala., Tuesday afternoon and escaped the scene with a 6-year-old passenger, prompting a hostage situation that is still ongoing Wednes...

Alabama Trio To Enter NFL Draft

Alabama Trio To Enter NFL DraftJoel Auerbach/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, AL) --  Fresh off their second consecutive national championship, a trio of Alabama juniors announced that they are skipping their senior seasons and entering this year's NFL draft. Running back Eddie Lacy, o...

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/7/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/7/13Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- BCS National Championship: (2) Alabama (13-1) pounded (1) Notre Dame (12-1), 42-14. NBA: The Washington Wizards (5-28) zapped the Oklahoma City Thunder (26-8), 101-99.The Boston Celtics (17-17) tamed the New York Knicks...

Alabama Teen’s Planned Bomb Plot Against School Was a Hate Crime

Alabama Teen’s Planned Bomb Plot Against School Was a Hate CrimeABC News(NEW YORK) -- A 17-year-old, self-proclaimed white supremacist will be arraigned on Monday in what police say was a plot to attack fellow students at his high school in Russell County, Ala., with homemade explosive devices.Derek Shrout was arre...

Alabama Holds Off Georgia, 32-28, Wins SEC Title

Alabama Holds Off Georgia, 32-28, Wins SEC TitleKevin C. Cox/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Alabama (12-1) will have a date with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the BCS title game come January.  The Crimson Tide held off Georgia (11-2), 32-28 on Saturday to win the SEC title and advance to back-to-b...
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