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911 Operator Overheard Sleeping on the Job

911 Operator Overheard Sleeping on the Job

iStockphoto/Thinsktock(WASHINGTON) — Montgomery County, Maryland authorities have just released audio of a woman who called 911 to seek aid for her ailing husband — but who heard snoring, not help, on the other end of the line.The April 4 call record…

Helmets Save Lives During Tornadoes, Scientists Say

Helmets Save Lives During Tornadoes, Scientists Say

Image Credit: Stewart Family(NEW YORK) — As families in Alabama come together to remember the nearly 250 people killed one year ago today in devastating tornadoes, authorities were begging residents to pay close attention to the story of 8-year-old No…

Alabama’s Crystal BCS Trophy Shattered

Alabama’s Crystal BCS Trophy Shattered

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — The crystal trophy awarded to the University of Alabama’s football team when it won the BCS Championship game in January will have to be replaced, after it accidentally broke over the weekend.The Waterf…

Alabama Teachers Caught Mistreating Special Needs Student

Alabama Teachers Caught Mistreating Special Needs Student

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(NEWTON, Ala.) — Two Alabama teachers have been put on administrative leave after the mother of a 10-year-old student with cerebral palsy attached an audio recorder to the bottom of his wheelchair and caught them scolding him …

Trent Richardson Holds Pro Day

Trent Richardson Holds Pro Day

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — Former Alabama running back and Heisman Trophy finalist Trent Richardson held his Pro Day on Wednesday.
All 32 NFL teams were in attendance for Richardson, who underwent minor knee surgey in February af…

Alabama Extends Saban’s Contract

Alabama Extends Saban’s Contract

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — Winning two national championships in three years has earned Alabama head coach Nick Saban a raise and a two-year contract extension.  The school’s board of trustees on Monday approved the de…

Santorum Wins Alabama, Mississippi; Pledges to ‘Compete Everywhere’

Santorum Wins Alabama, Mississippi; Pledges to ‘Compete Everywhere’

Sean Gardner/Getty Images(LAFAYETTE, La.) — Rick Santorum won both Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday night, sweeping the Super Tuesday of the South and cementing the notion that this is truly a two-man battle with Mitt Romney.The former Pennsylvania sen…

Newt Gingrich Says Romney’s Inevitability ‘Collapsed’

Newt Gingrich Says Romney’s Inevitability ‘Collapsed’

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich lost both Alabama and Mississippi to Rick Santorum on Tuesday.  But while Gingrich campaign advisers had called the two states “must-…

Alabama Gov. Votes for Santorum, But Stays Clear of Endorsing

Alabama Gov. Votes for Santorum, But Stays Clear of Endorsing

ABC News(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — The Rick Santorum campaign touted the news Tuesday morning that Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley had voted for the former Pennsylvania senator in the state’s primary. But the governor’s office has put out a statemen…

GOP Candidates Get Ready to Face Off in Alabama, Mississippi

GOP Candidates Get Ready to Face Off in Alabama, Mississippi

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The long slog that the Republican presidential primary has become will swing through the Deep South on Tuesday when voters in Alabama and Mississippi head to the polls, but a decisive result of any kind seem…

Santorum Tells Alabama Voters He’s the "True Red Conservative"

Santorum Tells Alabama Voters He’s the "True Red Conservative"

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Just hours after Mitt Romney accused Rick Santorum of being to the left of him, the former Pennsylvania senator hit back, telling a crowd in Montgomery, Ala., that his victories show just how conservati…

Romney Makes Birthday Pitch in the Rain to Alabama Voters

Romney Makes Birthday Pitch in the Rain to Alabama Voters

Win McNamee/Getty Images(MOBILE, Ala.) — Huddled underneath an awning as rain pelted the umbrella-bearing, poncho-clad crowd, Mitt Romney stressed to Alabama voters that a vote for him in Tuesday’s primary could help boost him in the delegate ra…

Santorum: If Campaign’s About Math ‘We Are In Very, Very Tough Shape’

Santorum: If Campaign’s About Math ‘We Are In Very, Very Tough Shape’

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(GULFPORT, Miss.) — Two days before Mississippians vote, Rick Santorum admitted he has made a few mistakes on the campaign trail, saying he has had some “lowlights” on his quest to the nomination.“Now I&rs…

How Will Romney Spend His 65th Birthday?

How Will Romney Spend His 65th Birthday?

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney plans to celebrate his 65th birthday on the stump in Alabama Monday, where he will hold a campaign event in Mobile alongside new backer and comedian Jeff Foxworthy.Romney will then jet back to Fl…

Gingrich Dubs Romney ‘Weakest’ GOP Front-Runner in 90 Years

Gingrich Dubs Romney ‘Weakest’ GOP Front-Runner in 90 Years

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Newt Gingrich may be the most authentic, grits-eating Southerner in the GOP primary race, but don’t expect any Southern hospitality from the Georgia native.As the Republican race heads south for the Ala…

Romney to Alabama Singer: Do Skynyrd

Romney to Alabama Singer: Do Skynyrd

David Becker/WireImage(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Mitt Romney won the backing of Randy Owen, the lead singer of the band Alabama, during a stop at Thompson Tractor here in Birmingham. Minutes after Owen endorsed the former Massachusetts governor, Romney said…

In Ala., Santorum Dismisses Delegate Math, Attacks Romney and Obama

In Ala., Santorum Dismisses Delegate Math, Attacks Romney and Obama

ABC/ DONNA SVENNEVIK(MOBILE, Ala.) — Rick Santorum may be behind Mitt Romney in the delegate count, but on Friday he said none of it matters if he wins “election after election.”Citing the “grass-roots” level of his organizatio…

Gingrich Team Braces for Possible Last Stand

Gingrich Team Braces for Possible Last Stand

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Nobody knows what Newt Gingrich is thinking, but as calls for him to quit the race begin to pile up, his campaign is preparing for a strong fight in two primaries on Tuesday.The primaries are in Alabama and M…

Rick Santorum: Campaign Is ‘Burning Through Our Savings’

Rick Santorum: Campaign Is ‘Burning Through Our Savings’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(PELHAM, Ala.) — Rick Santorum asked a crowd in Alabama to deliver him a win in the state Tuesday and pitched to them he’s a better choice than either of his opponents because of his working class background and blue…

Pro-Romney Super PAC Spends Big in Ill., La., Miss. and Ala.

Pro-Romney Super PAC Spends Big in Ill., La., Miss. and Ala.

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — If you’re a voter in an upcoming primary state, chances are you’ll see a lot of pro-Romney super PAC ads.On Wednesday, the Romney-backing super PAC Restore Our Future reported big purchases of TV time …

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