MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Montgomery say a Dothan man has pleaded guilty to burning a cross at the entrance of an African-American neighborhood in Ozark. Authorities announced Monday that 24-year-old Thomas Windell Smith pleaded guilty to a count of conspiring to violate housing rights.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jefferson County Sheriff's officials say a deputy who was injured in an ATV crash last week has died. Sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian says 42-year-old Brad Perry was pronounced dead around early Monday, days after the accident on Dec. 3 that left him unconscious in the hospital.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a tiger escaped from its enclosure at the Montgomery Zoo and got into another animal's pen before it was secured. Deputy Zoo Director Marcia Woodard says zoo workers were able to get the big cat back into its enclosure safely without injuries to any animals.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Alabama's AJ McCarron has won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given to the top senior quarterback in college football. McCarron completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,676 yards and 26 touchdowns for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide, which finished the regular season 11-and-1.
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