Parts of the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama were under water Sunday, with an onslaught of torrential rains causing not just extensive flooding but also damage to roads and buildings, local officials said.
Out of the rubble of a 4-12 season in 2010, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis headed south to Mobile, Ala., to coach a group of NFL prospects in the Senior Bowl.
An assistant football coach at the University of South Alabama in Mobile was found dead at his home, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a coroner said.
An Alabama robbery suspect fatally stabbed a police officer in jail, escaped in a stolen patrol car and wounded another officer before he was killed, authorities said Friday.
As any television analyst worth his salt will tell you, the NFL has become a league dominated by strong passing offenses.
I've been coming to the Senior Bowl every year since January 1985. And while there have been changes, it still remains quite the same experience for the last 28 years.
The NFP is down in Mobile, Alabama at the Senior Bowl this week. The beginning of the scouting process for some of the top talent in the 2012 NFL Draft. And here is what I am looking for when I watch practice.
Any glimmer of hope that the housing market will stage a recovery in the upcoming months has vanished, thanks to the recent spate of bad economic news that has been making headlines over the past several weeks.
Stephanie Marshall and her fiance, Kelton Scott, are college-educated, gainfully employed and living together. They pay their bills separately but "get together on common things like the rent," said Marshall, who just finished medical school in Atlanta.
A fast-moving band of intense storms sweeps through the South causing tornadoes, wind and rain.
Parts of Alabama and much of Mississippi were under flood warnings Wednesday night, as rivers throughout the region rose after a day of storms and torrential rain.
NFL scouts and decision makers breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday as the forecasted monsoon rains never materialized in Mobile, Ala. As a result both sessions were completed without a hitch during the second day of Senior Bowl practices. Several senior prospects are making a move up draft boards with stellar performances while a few highly-rated underclassmen were in town just to say "hello".
MOBILE, Ala. -- One of the biggest weeks of pre-draft scouting kicked off Monday as the largest single collection of NFL coaches, scouts and general managers gathered for the 2011 Senior Bowl. For the next week the top seniors in the nation hope to showcase their skills for future employers during full-pads practice. Besides the action on the field, there's plenty of draft related news coming out of Mobile as NFL decision-makers look to the future.
Police have ratcheted up charges against the girlfriend of an Alabama father, days after searchers found fragmented remains they say are of the second of the man's young children, tossed along the side of a remote highway.
Alabama police said Saturday that they believe they found the remains of the second of two siblings who allegedly suffered abuse at the hands of their father and his girlfriend.
Authorities say they found the skeletal remains of a 3-year-old boy they believe was killed by his father and stepmother.
Police believe they found the skeletal remains of a 3-year-old Alabama boy and were charging his father with two counts of murder as they prepared to search for the man's missing young daughter, also believed dead, authorities said Wednesday.
The search for a 3-year-old Alabama boy began just weeks ago, but police now say that no one had seen him since March -- around when, they believe, he was killed by one or two of his parents.
Police in Mobile, Alabama, said Sunday they are "actively searching" for the bodies of two young children believed killed by their father and stepmother.
It's hard to believe that hiring Mötley Crüe to headline a three-day concert in Mobile was the best use of $600,000 of the $65 million BP paid the state of Alabama for the gulf oil spill. But Lee Sentell, Alabama's director of tourism and travel, says it went "where it would have the biggest impact" -- which he felt was Mobile's nonprofit BayFest concert on Oct. 1-3.
A volleyball coach jumps into an action when the team's bus driver slumps over while driving. WHNT reports.
A college volleyball coach is being hailed as a hero for guiding a bus to a stop Thursday after the bus driver collapsed.
As many as 100 people were treated Monday for exposure to an ammonia leak at a warehouse in Theodore, Alabama, an emergency management official said.
Tropical Depression Five dissipated as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf could cost homeowners $68 million in lost property value over the next year -- and up to $3 billion in the next five years, according to a report released Monday.
Although it's probably not BP's top priority at the moment, an ominous lawsuit was filed against it last month in state court in Mobile, Alabama, by a man named Obie F. Carlisle.
Crews remove a containment cap on the ruptured oil well in the Gulf, allowing oil to flow freely until it is replaced.
Crews removed a containment cap on the ruptured underwater well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP said Saturday afternoon. The next move will be placing a better-fitting one on the well.
A dual-pronged effort to stop the oil gushing from BP's runaway well in the Gulf of Mexico shows promise for this weekend, the head of the government's response team said Friday.
Dragonfly Boatworks is helping to save wildlife in the gulf while building up its boating business. Tom Foreman reports.
Vacationers were the first to notice the bird fumbling in the water near this popular tourist beach last week. It bobbed and swayed differently than other birds, and didn't react when humans came dangerously close. Once it was ashore, they could see why: a light sheen of oil covered its feathers.
Officials in Okaloosa County, Florida take action against the oil disaster instead of waiting for a federal response.
Rust-colored oil washed ashore on barrier islands off Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday, while more patches of crude offshore appeared to be moving toward those states' coasts, authorities reported.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann confirms that oil has reached Alabama's shores for the first time.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann follows a family helping to protect a favorite beach from the oil slick.
Retired Gen. Russell Honore says Louisiana and other places affected by the spill should be made federal disaster areas.
Along Florida's Gulf Coast, Dave Rauschkolb is bracing for impact. It's not a hurricane he is worried about. It's oil gushing from a well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
The U.S. Coast Guard launched a major search effort Wednesday for 11 people missing after a "catastrophic" explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames.
The merriment and mayhem of Mardi Gras comes to a climactic end on Fat Tuesday. But where did the celebration begin?
Forecasters are warning that the melt from Friday's rare snowfall across much of the South could freeze overnight Saturday, creating dangerous conditions.
It so rarely snows in Mobile, Alabama, that the city's public works department doesn't bother keeping road salt on hand.
Mobile County, Alabama got hit with the snow storm that swept through the South. (no audio)
MOBILE, Ala. -- After a week of grueling practices, it was time to finally play the game. When the final seconds ticked off the North had defeated the South 31-13 in a lopsided affair. There were several outstanding performances that scouts will remember, including the play of two defensive linemen. Here are the games' top performers:
MOBILE, Ala. -- The final and most important day of full pads practice at the Senior Bowl kicked off on Wednesday. The field swelled as more head coaches and general managers arrived to inspect many of the nations top senior prospects and a number of them did not disappoint. Here's a breakdown of Wednesday's practice.
MOBILE, Ala. -- The pace picked up on Tuesday, the second day of Senior Bowl practice. There were several outstanding performances of note, as a number of lesser-known NFL prospects proved to scouts they belonged on the field against better competition. Here are some of the highlights from players rising up draft boards or heading in the other direction:
ORLANDO -- After moving around in recent years, the annual East-West Shrine Game has finally found a long-term home in Orlando. As a result, NFL scouts, coaches and general managers descended upon the Sunshine State for the first of two important college all-star games down south. (The Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., is next week.)
Broken heaters forced dozens of Mobile, Alabama, students to bundle up inside the classroom. WKRG reports.
A man dubbed "the Field Marshal" by one advocacy group for alleged third-world arms dealing has been arrested on charges that he conspired to illegally export U.S. F-5 fighter jet engines and parts to Iran.
A crew member on a U.S.-flagged cargo ship captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia is suing his employers, claiming they sent him into pirate-infested waters without adequate protection, his attorney said Monday.
Flooding closed roads in Mobile, Alabama, as heavy rains swamped the Gulf Coast early Saturday.
Mother Nature provided a little bit of everything in several parts of the country on Saturday.
Heavy rains swamped the Gulf Coast and a blizzard dumped more than 2 feet of snow in parts of the Plains on Saturday.
A job interview can be like a bad date -- a horrible experience that lasts a lot longer than necessary. The culprit is often The Stumper: that question we fumble.
Although NFL general mangers, coaches, scouts and even a few owners converged on Mobile, Ala., this week to get a look at the nation's top senior players, there was also plenty of action in the walkways of the Alabama Convention Center. Here's some of what was discussed that little to do with the players on the field.
Baseball scouts found Hank Aaron hitting cross-handed in Mobile, Alabama. They found Mickey Mantle outrunning the wind in northeast Oklahoma. They even found a former drug addict and felon turned outfielder, Ron LeFlore, in a Michigan state prison.
CNN's Chris Lawrence takes the field with the first two Indian-born baseball players to sign with an American pro team.
While cruise lines have drawn criticism from eco-watchdogs for years, addressing environmental issues has become one of the industry's top priorities.
Iraq war veteran Patrick Lett admits he made a mistake, one that sent him to jail and resulted in a criminal record.
The remains of Tropical Storm Fay are soaking parts of the Southeast and emergency officials were watching out for potential flooding
A federal appeals court Thursday ordered former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman released from prison on bond pending his appeal, saying he is not a flight risk and has shown his appeal will raise "substantial questions of law or fact."
With a little expert breaking in, even the stiffest, starchiest, and most stubborn items -- and people -- will soften up. Consider these conditioning tips a small step toward a more comfortable life.
The practices are complete, the interviews are finished and for the most part nothing but a skeleton crew of NFL scouts remain in Mobile, Ala. All that's left is to play the game and that has little bearing on the draft stock of Senior Bowl players. Here's a quick glance at the prospects that came away from Mobile as big winners as those who did not fare as well.
MOBILE, Ala. -- The South team finished up three days of hard practice here this afternoon. The session was highlighted by outstanding performances from a number of late arrivals as well as small school prospects.
The Senior Bowl kicked-off in full force on Monday morning as more than 100 of the nation's top upperclassmen took part in physical exams and weigh-ins in Mobile, Ala. The North team completed two full practices by midday Tuesday, with several players standing out. Here's a look at the players that have impressed scouts and the few who have not.
If your business suffers from real estate blues brought on by plummeting prices, it may come as little comfort to know that this trend was supposed to have ended by now. When the market began its downturn in early 2006, some of the smartest economists in the country, as well as the CEOs of major home-builders and the National Association of Realtors, predicted that prices would rebound by mid-2007. Instead the experts have been humbled by the depth and breadth of the downturn - and the resulting sub-prime credit crisis has shaken financial markets around the world.
Ask New Orleanians how their city is faring these days, and their responses follow an eerily consistent arc. They begin with gratitude that you bothered asking and then move on to recitations of all the good that's going on.
The company that runs the first passenger-vehicle ferry service between the Hawaiian Islands suspended operations indefinitely Tuesday after two days of emotional protests and legal setbacks.
The Coast Guard helped clear protesters who briefly disrupted the second voyage of Hawaii's first-ever passenger ferry service among the Hawaiian islands, but the fight over the ship's environmental impact is far from over.
In November 2005, 38-year-old professional wrestler Eddie Guerrero died in a Minneapolis hotel room due to what a coroner later ruled as heart disease, complicated by an enlarged heart resulting from a history of anabolic steroid use.