22, Jul 2014 - Birmingham, AL UA professor weighs in on Hobby Lobby ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that corporations, like Hobby Lobby, can opt out of the part of the new health care law that requires contraceptives to be covered, if those corporations are owned by a small group of people with religious objections to providing the coverage. Paul Horwitz teaches Law and Religion along with a Constitutional Law class at the University of Alabama School of Law ...
22, Jul 2014 - Jefferson, AL Ala prisons use $20.8 in OT to supplement staff
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's prison system paid $20.8 million in overtime last year, with 14 percent going to one prison. Al.com (http://bit.ly/1zkpZ6X ) reports that employees of Donaldson Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Jefferson County, received about $2.9 million in overtime pay. That averages about $8,873 per employee. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kristi ...
22, Jul 2014 - Birmingham, AL Former Alabama WR who testified in O'Bannon trial to receive help with student loans
After former Alabama wide receiver Tyrone Prothro testified earlier this month in the O’Bannon vs. NCAA trial that he still owed nearly $10,000 in student loans, a Birmingham, Ala., based environmental cleanup company has offered to help.
20, Jul 2014 - Marion, AL Alleged Calif. hitman pleads guilty in Ala. case
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man who claims to be a contract killer for multiple drug cartels in Mexico and admitted to killing dozens of people in several states pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in Alabama and was sentenced to serve 50 years in prison. Jose Manuel Martinez is also charged in 11 alleged contract killings in California and Florida. Court records show 52-year-old Martinez pleaded ...
05, Apr 2014 - Legal challenge to Alabama abortion law will go to trial, judge rules
By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered a trial to determine whether a new Alabama law requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain hospital admitting privileges poses a significant impediment for women seeking an abortion. Since abortion clinics typically use traveling physicians, the law could cause the closure of three of Alabama's five facilities ...
03, Apr 2014 - Airline passenger faces court hearing in Alabama
A preliminary hearing is planned for an airline passenger accused of flying from Atlanta to Birmingham in one person's name, then obtaining boarding passes in someone else's name for two more flights.
02, Apr 2014 - Judge sets trial date on Alabama abortion law, extends injunction
By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday set a May 19 trial date to determine whether a new Alabama law requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain hospital admitting privileges poses a significant impediment for women seeking an abortion. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson scheduled a non-jury trial to examine if the law, which was passed last year by ...
28, Mar 2012 - Jeremiah Korfe writes new song for Paige Duke from 'Sweet Home Alabama' - Worldnews.com
One result was that Jefferson County, containing Birmingham's industrial ... After 1972, the state's white voters shifted much of their support to Republican candidates in presidential elections (as also occurred in neighboring southern states).
02, Mar 2012 - Etowah, AL Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Grandmother of Savannah Hardin - WHNT-TV
Prosecutors presented the evidence as part of a bond hearing in Etowah County Court. The attorneys for both Joyce Garrard ... flights to get back to the United States and to Gadsden, Alabama, to go to a Birmingham hospital and find his daughter ...