Bribery Trial

November 9, 2010 - 5:25pm

A federal jury in Tuscaloosa has found contractor Roger Taylor not guilty. Taylor was facing eight counts of bribery, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Taylor's attorney, Mark White, said Taylor was found not guilty on all eight counts. Taylor was on trial for allegedly bribing former Alabama Two-Year College Chancellor Roy Johnson.
November 9, 2010
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Spill Claims

November 9, 2010 - 5:20pm

Governor Bob Riley is calling the oil claims process "extortion." Riley has sent a letter to claims administrator Ken Feinberg asking for answers. The Governor said he's concerned underpayments by Feinberg's Gulf Coast Claims Facility will force businesses to sign away prematurely the right to sue BP. A spokesman for Feinberg said he just received Riley's letter and will respond in due course. Riley wants to know the total number or claims filed and the number paid in full. It also asks the number of claims asking more than $100,000 paid in full.  Riley also asked w ...Read more

New Ambulance

November 8, 2010 - 4:19pm
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Ambulance workers respond to thousands of requests for help each year. And now, a West Alabama Ambulance company, NorthStar EMS, has a brand new tool to help patients who are obese. It's called the Bariatric Ambulance. It is designed for patients who are 800 lbs or larger, and also taller than average. Eddie Horner, with NorthStar said, 'Now with this bigger box van we can move around the patient and help them, not just transport them, but treat them." The Bariatric Ambulance is about a foot wider than a typical ambulance, and the stretcher carries 850 pounds v ...Read more

Former Tide Players

November 8, 2010 - 4:11pm

The November 13 Alabama-Mississippi State football game will include a special salute to former Alabama football players, who served in World War II.  Bama football players who served in World War II are featured in a new book, "When Winning Was Everything," by Delbert Reed.  The book was published by the Paul W. ...Read more

Murder Suspect

November 8, 2010 - 4:04pm

The Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit says capital murder suspect Ellis Patton is in custody in Cleveland, Ohio, after turning himself into police at Cleveland State University Saturday evening.  Captain Loyd Baker with the Homicide Unit says Patton hitched a ride to Ohio from Daytona Beach, Florida.  Baker says when Patton saw police working an accident in Cleveland, he asked the driver to tell police he was wanted for a murder in Alabama.  As for the next step in the case, Baker says that's up to Patton.  "Well, now he faces charges here, so he has to be br ...Read more

Alabama Payments

November 8, 2010 - 3:54pm

BP says it has paid more than $657 million for grants, claims and recovery costs in Alabama from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  The oil company released updated figures Monday on the amounts it has paid in Alabama so far. The largest amount, nearly $420 million, went directly to businesses and individuals filing claims.  BP said nearly $127 million has gone to those working in the Vessels of Opportunity program, which used fishermen and boat captains to help recover the oil in the water. ...Read more

AU Murder Case

November 8, 2010 - 3:51pm

More than 100 people are being considered as potential jurors for the capital murder trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing an Auburn University student from Georgia.  The jury selection process for the trial of Courtney Lockhart began Monday in Opelika and will continue Tuesday. Circuit Judge Jacob Walker told potential jurors they won't be sequestered for the trial. It's expected to be a long trial because District Attorney Nick Abbett told potential jurors that he expects to present about 50 witnesses, mostly from law enforcement. ...Read more

Murder Rape

November 7, 2010 - 11:04pm
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The man authorities say killed one woman and raped another while her young daughter watched is now behind bars in the Midwest.


Tough Loss

November 7, 2010 - 11:01pm
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Bama fans react to the Tide's latest loss, and what can be salvaged from the season.


iPhone Alarm

November 6, 2010 - 9:31pm

As if not forgetting Sunday morning's time change is not hard enough, now Apple iPhone users in the United State must also remember to delete and then reset their phone's alarm clock. Otherwise, they may be an hour late for work on Monday morning. A glitch in the iPhone's operating system will cause recurring weekday alarms not to ring on time on Monday morning because of the end of Daylight Saving Time. The switch takes place 2 a.m. (Eastern) on Sunday in the U.S. ...Read more

Fatal Wreck

November 6, 2010 - 9:27pm

Auburn dean dies after being struck by vehicle ...Read more

New Sheriff

November 6, 2010 - 9:23pm

Bates becoming 1st black sheriff in Marengo County

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) - Richard Bates has been elected to be the first black sheriff in Marengo County. A Democrat, Bates was elected Tuesday when he defeated Republican Bobby Duke. Bates told The Tuscaloosa News he wants to provide good law enforcement to the west Alabama county and is not concerned about being the first black sheriff. Marengo County is about half black and half white. Bates said he won by knocking on as many doors as possible and it didn't matter if the voters he contacted were white or black. ...Read more

Time Change

November 5, 2010 - 3:09pm

Autumn's chill is in the air, as nature reminds us it's time for most Americans to turn the clock back.  Officially the change to standard time occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday.  Most folks will set their clocks Saturday night.  Remember, it's fall back an hour.  Residents of Hawaii, most of Arizona and some U.S. territories don't have to change since they did not observe daylight-saving time. ...Read more

Vehicle Found

November 5, 2010 - 3:06pm

The Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit says it's located the truck of 30-year-old Ellis Lamont Patton in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.  But, Patton is still un accounted for.  Patton, from Tuscaloosa, is wanted for capital murder, kidnapping, rape and sodomy.  The Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit says Angela Quick Lavender was killed at University Manor Apartments in Tuscaloosa on October 26, and another woman in the apartment was raped.  The Homicide Unit says an apartment manager in Jacksonville Beach saw the truck at the complex with no tag for several days, and called polic ...Read more

UA Enrollment

November 5, 2010 - 2:58pm

More changes and growth are on the way to the University of Alabama, following the Board of Trustees meeting that wrapped up Friday.  UA President Dr. ...Read more

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