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Johnny Manziel Shines Against Alabama, Despite Loss Johnny Manziel Shines Against Alabama, Despite Loss
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Johnny Manziel has become quite the elite player in college football and is one of the best according to some people. Yesterday, the ultimate showdown took place between SEC offenses when the Texas A&M Aggies took on the Alabama Crimson …

D.J. Fluker and 4 Other SEC Players Paid in College D.J. Fluker and 4 Other SEC Players Paid in College
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Could NCAA football come under anymore scrutiny? It has only been a few days since the scandal at OSU was brought to light by Sports Illustrated, and now an official Yahoo! Sports investigation has revealed that 5 players from the …

Demetrius Newton, Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 85 Demetrius Newton, Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 85

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” and thus has been a year marked with remembrance of the civil rights movement and assessment of where we stand today. While the United …

Johnny Piñata: Bama Fans Ready for Manziel Johnny Piñata: Bama Fans Ready for Manziel

Ever felt like swinging at Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel? One bar in Mountain Brook, Alabama lets you do just that with a piñata. Fans of the University of Alabama are known for their confidence–which some may consider cockiness–and the attitude …

High school coaches fight after football game High school coaches fight after football game
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Want to make high school football more exciting? Set up a boxing match between the coaches after the game. Two high school football coaches in Alabama find themselves in the center of unwanted national attention after getting into a post-game …

Faulkner Shooting: Suspect Arrest, Email Alerts Fail Faulkner Shooting: Suspect Arrest, Email Alerts Fail
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Just before noon Tuesday, a woman was shot by her husband on the campus of Faulkner University, a Christian university located in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery police confirmed earlier this afternoon that the victim, who is a contract maintenance employee for …

Shanda Fanning Identified As One Of The UPS Pilots Shanda Fanning Identified As One Of The UPS Pilots
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Shanda Fanning has been identified as one of the two pilots killed in Wednesday’s horrific UPS plane crash. Fanning was from Lynchburg, Tennessee, where she lived with her husband Bret on a farm. The couple have no children. She is …

UPS Plane Crashes On Approach in Alabama UPS Plane Crashes On Approach in Alabama

A United Postal Service cargo plane crashed early this morning in Birmingham, Alabama. It then exploded, split into parts, and now two people are dead. Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said officials are still gathering …

Alabama Executes Mentally Ill Man Alabama Executes Mentally Ill Man

“Come sit down and let me pray for you” were the last words spoken by Charlie Newman an 80 year old World War II veteran.  He was speaking to a close friend of his grandson who was attempting to rob …

Rickie Lawrence Gardner: Bank Robber Says, “Arrest Me, Please” Rickie Lawrence Gardner: Bank Robber Says, “Arrest Me, Please”

Lyndon McWhorter, Police Chief of Moulton, Ala., has announced the capture of bank robber Rickie Lawrence Gardner. Don’t care? That’s because Rickie Lawrence Gardner wasn’t really a bank robber. Gardner, age 49, was worried that he’d suffered a career-ending leg …

Underwater Forest: Uncovered by Hurricane Katrina Underwater Forest: Uncovered by Hurricane Katrina
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Scuba divers typically dive for recreational purposes, or to research and examine the unique organisms that lie beneath the sea. New aquatic life forms are frequently discovered, but many would not expect to find what a group of scuba divers …

Underwater Forest Excites Scientists In Alabama Underwater Forest Excites Scientists In Alabama

An underwater forest of Cypress trees has been discovered off the coast of Alabama, and scientists believe it might have been uncovered by Hurricane Katrina. The Bald Cypress forest has been hiding beneath ocean sediments for more than 50,000 years, …

Alabama: Kidnapping Involves Crimson Tide Forward Devonta Pollard Alabama: Kidnapping Involves Crimson Tide Forward Devonta Pollard
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Devonta Pollard, an 18-year-old sophmore forward for the University of Alabama’s basketball team, is one of seven people charged in connection with the kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl back in April. Pollard has been charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. …

State Senator’s Wife Gives Stern Facebook Warning to Women Asking Him to ‘Explore’ Online State Senator’s Wife Gives Stern Facebook Warning to Women Asking Him to ‘Explore’ Online

Alabama State Senator Shadrack McGill’s wife isn’t too pleased about recent attempts from women to get her husband to participate in some extracurricular activities. Heather McGill has posted an impassioned Facebook warning to women who are sending emails to her …

Mysterious Respiratory Illness Kills 2 in Alabama Mysterious Respiratory Illness Kills 2 in Alabama
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After the SARS outbreak in 2002, medical professionals around the world are on the lookout for respiratory diseases that could potentially spread. Earlier this year, health officials in the U.K. identified a new type of coronavirus that could cause coughing, …

AJ McCarron’s Girlfriend Amasses 100K+ Twitter Followers Overnight AJ McCarron’s Girlfriend Amasses 100K+ Twitter Followers Overnight

Last night, the University of Alabama embarrassed Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship game, defeating the Fighting Irish 42-14 in a matchup that wasn’t even as close as the score signals – and that’s saying a lot. Alabama quarterback …

Charlie Sheen Uses Twitter to Help Alabama Tornado Relief Effort Charlie Sheen Uses Twitter to Help Alabama Tornado Relief Effort
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Twitter phenomenon, fired television actor and tiger blood carrier Charlie Sheen may be using his recently acquired super-celebrity for a good cause.

Last night he tweeted that he was on his way to Alabama on a “recon mission.”

Google Earth Powers Alabama Security Tool

It’s been in the works for at least five months, and Governor Bob Riley has now unveiled the Alabama Department of Homeland Security’s “Virtual Alabama,” in which Google Earth will serve a pivotal function.

Try Answers Dot Com For GIS Data!

This nifty search utility which I confess, I’m not terribly familiar with, is very sweet!

Alabama Woman Gives Birth Thanks To Sisters Ovaries

A 25-year-old Alabama woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl 15 months after receiving an ovarian transplant. The ovarian tissue was donated from her identical twin sister.

Alabama Spam Ring Broken Up By EarthLink
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Internet sevice provider EarthLink has claimed a victory over two men accused of using EarthLink’s service to send large amounts of spam.