MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Six GOP presidential candidates are vote-hunting in Alabama over a 10-day period. Donald Trump held a Friday night rally in Mobile. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley last Monday endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president. And Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker organized a speech Saturday in Talladega.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an alligator pulled from a lake in southeast Alabama weighs an estimated 920 pounds. Reports say the 13-foot, 6-inch gator was captured in Lake Eufaula on Aug. 14 Last year, a 15-foot and 9-inch gator weighing 1,011.5 pounds was caught in Meek Creek, a tributary of the Alabama River.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Red Eagle Work Center. The Alabama Department of Corrections said in a news release that 50-year-old Samuel Garrett walked away from his assigned job location around 1 p.m. on Friday. Officials say Garrett was last seen wearing his prison-issued white clothing.
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia jury has convicted an Alabama man for ramming a woman to death with a vehicle. Local media outlets report that the jury found 24-year-old Dewey Green of Pelham, Alabama, guilty on Friday of murder in the death of 53-year-old Janice Pitts. The incident occurred in Douglasville, Georgia, in June 2014.