Regional News: Ala Cadaver Selfie; Fla Crist Custom Campaign; Savannah Blaze

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By: ap
UAB suspends school tours after selfie with body... Auburn investigating report of sexual assault... Workshop aims to help volunteer fire departments... Crist wages a customized campaign for Fla. governor ... Man found suspended from tree was electrocuted... Woman finds chip with pics of Army personnel... Massive Ga. blaze is contained but still burning... New Falcons

Early photo of Savannah harbor warehouse blaze that firefighters say is now contained.

CADAVER SELFIE
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham is suspending high school tours of its anatomy lab after a student took a photo of herself with a cadaver and posted it on social media.
UAB spokesman Jim Bakken tells al.com the school is looking at procedures to ensure the same thing can't happen again.
A student from Clements High School in Limestone County took a photo of herself beside a body during a tour. Donated cadavers are used for teaching and research at the school.
The teenager posted the photo on Instagram, and school officials discovered what had happened.
Limestone County School Superintendent Tom Sisk says the student is being made to apologize for taking the photo.
UAB says the lab tours are suspended for the rest of the semester.

AUBURN-SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORT
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn University officials say they're investigating a report of a sexual assault at a fraternity, but said that few details are available.
Auburn said in a statement that "a third party" reported the assault to the school's Department of Public Safety and Security.
The school said the person who reported the incident indicated that the victim might have been drugged, but limited details are available because the alleged victim has not come forward.
The school's statement did not identify the fraternity or provide further information regarding the incident.

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) -- A weekend workshop in northwest Alabama aims to help volunteer fire departments recruit and keep new members.
Dozens of firefighters from Alabama, Florida and Tennessee are gathering at the University of North Alabama for a two-day seminar on recruiting and retaining members.
Adam McCanless of the Lauderdale County Volunteer Firefighters Association tells WAAY-TV that departments nationwide are struggling with membership.
He says the typical service of a volunteer firefighter is less than five years, and it's hard to keep members interested.
More than 50 firefighters are expected to attend the workshop, which is free because of a federal grant. The last session is Sunday.

MIAMI (AP) -- Charlie Crist was a Republican when he was elected Florida's governor in 2006.
But he declared himself a Democrat in 2012 and now is trying to get the job back.
When he made the switch, Democratic leaders saw a moderate politician able to win back centrist Republican and independent voters who had soured on GOP Gov. Rick Scott.
But as his campaign begins to take shape, Crist is taking a left turn.
He's embraced President Barack Obama's health care law. He supports efforts to legalize medical marijuana and to overturn the gay marriage ban he initially backed.
He's also called for an increase in the minimum wage.
And now, Crist is calling for an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate appeared on Bill Maher's HBO show on Friday.
"I don't think it worked," Crist said of the 52-year-old embargo. He also agreed when the comedian said politicians need to stand up to the Cuban exile community that supports the economic sanctions.
Gov. Rick Scott called that "insulting" in a statement released Saturday. He added: "Our Cuban community needs to be stood up for."
Crist was also on the show to promote his new book. The former GOP governor said lifting the embargo could create jobs for Floridians.
U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, the first Cuban-American Democrat from Florida elected to Congress, has also campaigned in support of loosening restrictions.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man found suspended from a tree in St. Petersburg was electrocuted.
The police department is investigating the accident. The man's identity has not yet been released.
Fire rescue responded to the scene Saturday afternoon and found the man dangling from a tree. He had been working for a tree service when he touched a power line and became unconscious.
Fire crews were able to reach the man who was about 40 feet in the air and hanging from his safety harness, motionless. CPR was performed on him before he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The man is believed to be approximately 50 years old.

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) -- A woman in southwest Florida says she hopes to find the owner of a camera chip with pictures of U.S. Army soldiers.
Melanie Lempke found the camera photo disk on the ground of a store parking lot in December. On it were more than 100 photos of soldiers overseas. Some photos show soldiers holding guns, hugging and smiling. The photos were taken in 2011 between August and December.
Lempke told the News-Press that the photos "have sentimental value to somebody."
The News-Press learned at least one of the soldiers was a member of the 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas. But authorities couldn't say whether the soldier was still based there.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Fire officials say a massive fire at the Port of Savannah in Georgia is contained but could take a while to burn out.
Savannah Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Mark Keller says the fire fueled by 5,600 tons of rubber is contained, but there's no telling how long it will take to burn it out.
He says firefighters were using industrial pumps to suck up river water and blast it through water cannons at the fire.
Crews will continue soaking into the night and Sunday if necessary.
A towering column of black smoke could be seen from miles away.
The fire was burning inside a warehouse covering 226,000 square feet at the port's Ocean Terminal just west of downtown Savannah. All port workers were accounted for and unharmed.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have hired former Ravens longtime assistant Wade Harman as assistant offensive line coach. Harman spent the last 15 seasons on Baltimore's staff, including the last six as the tight ends coach.


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