Anniston, Alabama – (AP) - The actor best known as "Borat" is at it again in Alabama. Officials confirmed Monday that Sacha Baron Cohen recently tricked the Alabama National Guard into allowing him onto a post in Anniston, giving him a military uniform and briefly letting him go through officer training exercises. The ruse was going well until a young cadet recognized Cohen, who is filming a new movie. State military officials aren't happy about being taken in by the stunt, which occurred Feb. 13 at the Alabama Military Academy.
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Alabama State is hoping this year's NCAA tournament appearance doesn't end with a loss to Morehead State. The two schools will meet on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, for the right to take on top-seeded Louisville on Friday.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference champions last made the NCAA tournament in 2004.
You can catch all of the action on WVAS 90.7 FM beginning at 6L30 p.m. Tuesday. You can watch the Hornets play on ESPN.
Huntsville, Alabama – (AP) - An Etowah County circuit judge has dismissed the lawsuit former Alabama A&M University President Robert R. Jennings filed against the board of trustees over his firing. Circuit Judge Anthony Clark Hall, appointed by the Alabama Supreme Court to preside over the case, granted a request by the board's attorney to dismiss the suit. The board said it is immune from such suits. Hall's decision was dated March 7.
New Orleans – (AP) - There will be a major indication Tuesday of whether the falloff of oil and natural gas prices is stifling interest in exploration and production. The federal Minerals Management Service releases pre-sale figures for Wednesday's auction of offshore leases in the central Gulf of Mexico, one of the nation's most prominent energy-producing regions. In recent years, low spot prices - such as those now dominating markets - have not had as much effect on the sale. Analysts say that with drilling in the deepwater of the Gulf of
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - The chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system says he will recommend that the State Board of Education waive tuition increases for three years for participants in Alabama's prepaid college tuition plan. Byrne serves on the plan's 10-member board. He said Monday about one-fifth of the college students in the plan attend a two-year college. That's more than 1,900 students. Byrne says waiving tuition increases is one part of a multi-part solution being developed by the plan's board to deal with dwindling
Washington – (AP) - Federal lawmakers, including Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, are heaping criticism on insurance giant AIG, after learning the bailed-out company has been passing out millions of dollars in executive bonuses. The Tuscaloosa Republican tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that Congress needs to make sure that government money going to AIG is properly handled. The Alabama Republican adds that AIG brought its problems on itself and that "a lot of these people should be fired, not awarded bonuses."
Montgomery, Alabama – The Alabama State University Hornets are heading to Dayton, Ohio for tomorrow night's game.
The Hornets take on Morehead State of Kentucky Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 in Dayton, Ohio. If the Hornets win that matchup,the SWAC Champions will advance to play Number 1 seed Louisville ,Friday, in the NCAA Tournament.
You can hear the game on WVAS -FM, and you can watch the game on ESPN.
Geneva,Alabama – (AP) - Funeral services have been held for a Geneva county sheriff deputy's wife and infant daughter who were slain in a shooting rampage across two counties in rural Alabama. Deputy Josh Myers joined other law enforcement officers Tuesday in a chase to stop 28-year-old Michael McLendon, who had killed 10 people and was armed and ready to shoot more. Myers was unaware his wife Andrea and their 19-month-old daughter Corrine Gracy were among the victims. Their other
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