Student Killed after Volunteering

March 22, 2010 - 11:04am
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A North Dakota girl who volunteer in West Alabama Tuesday was hit and killed by a car in Florida Wednesday.  Sarah Martinsen, 21, was traveling around the country with 40 other students doing community service work during spring break.  North Dakota State University in Fargo says Martinsen was hit by a vehicle while jogging.  The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. ...Read more

Gag Order Issued in UAH Shooting

March 22, 2010 - 10:48am

The judge set to preside over accused UAH shooter Amy Bishop's upcoming preliminary hearing Tuesday on capital murder and attempted murder charges issued a gag order in the case Thursday.  District Judge Ruth Ann Hall barred attorneys for both the prosecution and defense as well as law enforcement personnel from talking to the media. ...Read more

Natalee Holloway Remains?

March 22, 2010 - 10:26am

A newspaper is reporting that a Lancaster County couple believes an underwater snapshot they took off the coast of Aruba reveals human remains on the ocean floor.  The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reported Thursday that the photo taken by John and Patti Muldowney of Manheim last fall has been turned over to the FBI.  Patti Muldowney took the shot while snorkeling near the Caribbean island. ...Read more

Alabama Prison Population

March 22, 2010 - 10:23am

prison jail inmateA new report shows Alabama's prison population continued to increase last year while the number of inmates declined nationwide.  The report by the Public Safety Performance Project of the Pew Center on the States shows the number of inmates housed by the state was 31,561 on January 1, an increase of 3.5 percent from a year earlier. ...Read more

H1N1 Death in Alabama

March 22, 2010 - 9:51am

h1n1 swine fluThe Mobile County Health Department says the February 27 death of a 6-year-old boy is being attributed to swine flu. Health officials say the death brings the number of H1N1 flu fatalities among Mobile County residents to four. The first ...Read more

No $40Billion Contract for AL

tanker kc-45 boeing northropNorthrop Grumman Corp. has decided not to compete against Boeing Co. for the $35 billion the U.S. Air Force will spend to buy its own fleet of refueling tankers. Congressional and industry officials confirmed the decision Monday. ...Read more

"Bloody Sunday" Anniversary

March 8, 2010 - 12:27pm
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Events are under way in Selma commemorating the 45th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march.  Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, was the keynote speaker Sunday morning at the Martin and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast in Selma.

The event kicked off the day-long observance ...Read more

UA Championship Team Meets the President

alabama football crimson tide bamaPresident Barack Obama honored the national championship Alabama football team at a White House event where the president proclaimed, "The Tide is back."  The president capped his remarks by declaring "Roll Tide" to the applause of dozens of Alabama fans in attendance. ...Read more

Keeping Guns in Your Car

February 25, 2010 - 3:28pm

gun; bill; law; legislation; fire armTwo weeks after the fatal shootings at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the Alabama Senate has passed legislation that would make it easier for people to keep guns in their cars. Democratic Sen. Roger Bedford of Russellville got the Senate tovote 26-2 for his bill Thursday. ...Read more

Mental Health as a Business?

February 25, 2010 - 10:12am

brain, mentalA House committee is considering a bill that would require the Alabama Department of Mental Health to get permission from three-fifths of the House and Senate before privatizing care for mental health patients.  The House Government Appropriations Committee delayed action Wednesday on the bill by Democratic Rep. Alan Harper of Aliceville.  Committee chairman Democratic Rep. ...Read more

Battling Erosion in Baldwin Co.

February 22, 2010 - 11:46am

The serene eastern coast of Mobile Bay in Baldwin County is suffering erosion and drainage problems that are getting worse and could cost millions of dollars to fix.  Members of the Baldwin County Watershed Coalition say they have identified 15 major projects that need to be done over the next three years. ...Read more

Recollections of Shooting

February 22, 2010 - 11:34am

amy bishop; uahCongressman William Delahunt is scheduled to detail his recollections of the investigation into the 1986 death of Amy Bishop's brother. A spokesman for the Massachusetts Democrat says Delahunt will be speaking to the media about the case on Monday. Delahunt was district attorney when the then 21-year-old Bishop shot her 18-year-old brother to death in ...Read more

Davis' Economic Plan

February 22, 2010 - 10:54am

economy; money; financeU.S. Rep. Artur Davis is laying out an economic development plan for his Democratic gubernatorial campaign that includes tax credits for staying in school, creating jobs andincreasing salaries. Davis unveiled his lengthy plan Monday on the Capitol steps in Montgomery. ...Read more

Gubernatorial Candidate Artur Davis in West AL

February 22, 2010 - 10:50am
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Artur Davis wants to be Alabama's next governor.  This weekend, Davis took the opportunity to give his two cents about gambling in the state and the Governor Bob Riley's gaming task force. ...Read more

Concerns Over Greenetrack

February 15, 2010 - 4:15pm

greenetrackA controversial West Alabama bingo attraction will no longer be selling alcohol. Greenetrack issued a statement to the Greene County Commission, Greene County Racing Commission and Sheriff's Department, voluntarily surrending its liquor license to the local office of the ABC Board. The statement went into effect as of 12:10p.m. Thursday. ...Read more

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