MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A third former state trooper has been convicted of using a state credit card to buy gasoline for personal use.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange Thursday said Kenneth Grissett, of Tuscaloosa, was sentenced to three years of probation on theft charges. Grissett is also ordered to pay $1,225 in restitution.
Grissett was accused of using a state-issued credit card to buy more than $500 worth of gasoline for his personal vehicle between January 2010 and February 2011. ...Read more
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - Boston Police say a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.
Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH'-kahr tsahr-NY'-ev) was in custody. His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed Friday in a furious attempt to escape police. ...Read more
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WVUA) – Officials are saying little about a possible shooting on the Stillman College campus.
The incident happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuscaloosa Police, County Sheriff’s Deputies, and Tuscaloosa Fire/Rescue responded to the incident.
Witnesses say two people got into an argument and one of the individuals was shot with what they believe was a BB gun.
They say the injuries did not appear to be life threatening, and they were able to speak to the victim before he was taken away by ambulance. ...Read more
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say there has been one reported fatality and several injuries from a tornado that hit Kemper County.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn says the fatality was reported to have happened west-northwest of DeKalb, near Mississippi Highway 493.
Flynn says the tornado hit Kemper and Noxubee counties before pushing into Alabama.
He says there are reports of damaged buildings and many power outages in the area. ...Read more