BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A woman says her sister was shot to death over the annual Alabama-Auburn football game.
Police say 28-year-old Adrian Laroze Briskey was charged Monday with murder in the killing of fellow Crimson Tide fan, 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd Saturday. The killing outside an apartment complex outside Birmingham came just moments after Alabama lost to archrival Auburn in a last-second thriller.
Nekesa Shepherd said she witnessed the killing. She said Briskey flew into a rage when she saw the sisters and others joking that the Crimson Tide's loss wasn't as bad as if the NBA's Miami Heat had lost.
Shepherd told The Associated Press that the suspect said they weren't really Alabama fans and started shooting.
Police say they are looking at whether the game's outcome was the motive.
The Alabama Gulf Coast attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, and since the 2010 BP Oil Spill, tens of thousands of tar balls.
A couple hundred miles away at Auburn University, Dr. Cova Arias, a professor of aquatic microbiology, conducts research on the often-deadly and sometimes flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio Vulnificus. Arias’ research at Auburn, and through the school’s lab at Dauphin Island, has focused on Vibrio’s impact on the oyster industry which was brought to a standstill three years ago by the BP Oil Spill.
A view outside the Birmingham Airport in Alabama on Sunday, Nov. 3.
By Jay Blackman and Daniel Arkin, NBC News
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is all clear after the discovery of a written bomb threat prompted an evacuation Sunday afternoon.
The airport announced the “all clear” just after 6 p.m. (7 p.m. ET). After a complete sweep of the airport that included the use of bomb sniffing dogs, authorities did not find a device of any nature, Sgt.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The terminal at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport has been evacuated because of a threat.
The airport's Facebook page said the terminal had been evacuated Sunday because of a threat but didn't elaborate.
The airport website said several flights into the airport were being diverted.
Police spokesman Johnny Williams said he and other officers were on their way to the airport Sunday evening but didn't have any details on what prompted the evacuation. A call and email to the Birmingham Airport Authority wasn't immediately returned.
WBRC-TV reported that the station's meteorologist was on the scene and confirmed that several planes from multiple airlines were parked away from the gates.
A Norman Rockwell painting valued at more than $1 million was stolen from a storage unit in New York, NYPD officials said.
The 1939 painting, “Sport,” depicts a man in a rowboat wearing a yellow raincoat while smoking an inverted pipe to avoid the elements. It was discovered missing last month from Welpak Art Moving and Storage in Ridgewood, Queens, police said Tuesday.
It wasn’t immediately clear who owned the painting, which appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post — whose logo is part of the image — on April 29, 1939, the New York Post reports.