ASHFORD, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in southeast Alabama are investigating the gunshot deaths of a man and his wife, whose bodies were found in a home near Ashford. Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd identified the couple as 91-year-old Laurence Dantzer and his 88-year-old wife, Phyllis Dantzer.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The nation's largest regional passenger airline is advising pilots to avoid landing on the runway where a UPS cargo jet crashed in Birmingham. ExpressJet Airlines issued the guidance after an internal review that followed the UPS accident last year. The alert was dated in September.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is continuing to probe a shooting that involved an Opelika police officer. Opelika police on Friday identified the officer as Phillip Hancock, a seven-year veteran with the department. He's been placed on administrative leave with pay while the investigation is ongoing.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials say they have suspended their search for a man who apparently slipped into the ocean from a fishing boat nearly 60 miles south of Mobile Bay. A spokesman for the Coast Guard says 35-year-old Benjamin Sorrells was leaning over the side of the fishing vessel AC III when he fell overboard Thursday evening.
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