Associated Press releases top stories in Alabama during 2012

      The Associated Press names its top 10 stories in Alabama for 2012.{} Here's the list:

      1.{} European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, announces it will build commercial aircraft in Mobile.

      2.{} Republican, Roy Moore, is elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, nine years after he was removed from the same office.{} Meantime, Republican Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh defeated incumbent Public Service Commission President, Lucy Baxley.

      3.{} Three people, including two former Auburn football players, are killed and three people injured at a pool party near the university's campus.

      4.{} Victoryland casino owner, Milton McGregor, and other defendants are acquitted in one of the state's most high-profile corruption cases.

      5. A step-mother and grandmother are charged in the death of a 9-year-old girl who was forced to run as punishment.

      6. Gabe Watson is acquitted in the scuba diving death of his wife during their honeymoon in Australia.

      7.{} University of Alabama in Huntsville biology professor, Amy Bishop, pleads guilty to charges she fatally shot three people and wounded three others during a faculty meeting.

      8.{} University of Alabama President, Guy Bailey, resigns two months after taking over as the school's president.{} At Alabama State University, new President Joseph Silver is suspended in November.

      9.{} A freshman student, Gil Collar of Wetumpka, is shot and killed at the University of South Alabama in Mobile by a campus police officer.

      10.{} Former Alabama Governor, Don Siegelman, reports to a federal prison to finish serving his sentence in a government corruption case.{} Former HealthSouth CEO, Richard Scrushy, convicted with Siegleman in 2006, completed his sentence this year.