Nick Saban

9:57 am
Thu July 16, 2015

Tuscaloosa PD Releases Video, AAA Teen Defensive Driving School

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Tuscaloosa’s police chief says he hopes releasing more than two hours of video and audio footage dispels any concerns of police misconduct in the death of a man while in custody that occurred Friday.

Yesterday, Tuscaloosa police released footage from the night Anthony Ware died after he was pepper sprayed and handcuffed.

The footage shows a man running into the woods after patrol cars pull up to an apartment block. It later shows officers performing CPR on Ware in the woods. Authorities say the moment Ware was sprayed and detained last Friday wasn't recorded.

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4:40 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Counties still refusing to grant same-sex marriage licenses, Sprouts Grocery store

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      It’s been over a week since same-sex couples gained the right to legally marry in Alabama, but some counties are still refusing to issue them marriage licenses.

      Even after a U.S. Federal Judge forced the probate judge in Mobile County to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses late last week, not everyone’s playing along.

      As of this morning, at least seven of Alabama's 67 counties are still refusing to give marriage licenses to gay couples while giving them to heterosexual ones. 

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Business & Education
6:52 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Alabama Honors Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook
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Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook is being honored by his home state.

Cook and seven others including University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban are being inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor on Monday. A ceremony will be held at the state Capitol in Montgomery.

Cook is a native of Robertsdale, which is located near the coast in Baldwin County. The Auburn University graduate succeeded Apple founder Steve Jobs as CEO in 2011.

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Business & Education
6:57 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Saban Wants Mercedes Dealership; Plans on Hold for Now


Nick Saban confirms he and a partner are working to open a Mercedes-Benz dealership in the Birmingham area. reports the Alabama football coach said a statement Monday he's "honored to join the Mercedes family" and "extremely excited" about the business venture planned for Irondale.

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Obama - Alabama Football
5:03 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Obama Congratulates Coach Saban On Championship

President Barack Obama has congratulated Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban on another BCS Championship.
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President Barack Obama is congratulating University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban on another BCS championship, joking that "he and the Crimson Tide are beginning to make this a habit."

Alabama won its third championship during Obama's presidency on Monday night, defeating Notre Dame 42-14 in Miami.

Obama called Saban on Thursday afternoon and noted that it was the third time he'd made the congratulatory call to the coach.

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UA President Salary
3:40 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

Pay Package For New UA President Worth Up To $652K

The new president of the University of Alabama has a pay package that could be worth up to $652K.
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The new president of the University of Alabama is receiving a salary and benefits package worth as much as $652,000 annually. Guy Bailey began work last week as president of the campus in Tuscaloosa. Responding to an open records request by The Associated Press, the university says Bailey's annual salary will be $535,000. Alabama native will be eligible to receive a performance incentive of $105,000 a year based on meeting certain goals. But those benchmarks have yet to be established.

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