05, Dec 2013 - Montgomery, AL Justice Sotomayor finds fault with Ala. judges who override juries and impose death sentences
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that partisan political elections for the Alabama courts appear to be driving judges' decisions to impose death sentences, overruling juries that have voted to send defendants to prison for life.
05, Dec 2013 - Madison, AL North Ala. man sentenced in attempted kidnapping
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama man accused of trying to kidnap the children of a Huntsville police officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Nicholos Kirk Roberts of Hazel Green was sentenced Monday on charges of attempted kidnapping and attempting to lure a child for immoral purposes in December 2011. He pleaded guilty to the charges in late October. Madison County District ...
05, Dec 2013 - Montgomery, AL Judge: ASU to pay $1.1M in fees after lawsuit
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Alabama State University to pay $1.1 million in attorneys' fees and court costs following a sexual harassment lawsuit. The Montgomery Advertiser reports (http://on.mgmadv.com/1fqZPr9 ) Thursday's order is in addition to the more than $1 million judgment handed down by a jury last year in favor of three former employees who claimed two top ...
05, Dec 2013 - Regional News: iPhone, Bank Crime Arrests; Ga Girl's Burned Body; Teacher Steals Millions in Be
Ala offering free park admission to veterans... Fla. couple arrested, charged in 15 bank robberies in Florida and Alabama... Engine cover falls from Florida bound jet after Chicago takeoff... Panhandle timberland now owned by church affiliated group... Ga man killed over his iPhone... Dead 10-year-old Ga girl weighed only 32 pounds... Ga teacher goes to jail for fraud in millions of government ...
05, Dec 2013 - Mobile, AL Alabama woman getting support after rape ordeal
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama woman said today she has received public support yet also some criticism for speaking out against the light sentence given to a man convicted of raping her over a period of several years.
05, Dec 2013 - Opelika, AL Trial delayed for alleged Southern Union Comm. College shooter
The east Alabama man accused of murdering his mother-in-law while injuring his daughter, estranged wife and her grandmother did not go to trial Monday as expected.
05, Dec 2013 - Gordon, AL Mo. executes serial killer from Mobile
Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state's first execution in nearly three years. Franklin was originally from Mobile, Alabama.
05, Dec 2013 - Alabama State Board of Education asks judge to dismiss lawsuit challenging Birmingham schools takeo
In February a group of five voters, including then Birmingham Board of Education members Virginia Volker and Emanuel Ford and Alabama Education Association representative Michael Todd, who lives in the city, filed a lawsuit that says the state's intervention in the city school system violated Sections 2 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
05, Dec 2013 - Birmingham, AL Jefferson County Debt Sale Given Investment Grade by S&P
Jefferson County, Alabama, received an investment-grade rating from Standard & Poor’s for $1.74 billion of sewer-refinancing securities that may be issued in two weeks to help exit a two-year bankruptcy.
05, Dec 2013 - West Alabama Narcotics officer who pled guilty to stealing cash sentenced to federal prison
The former West Alabama Narcotics Task Force commander who stole more than $125,000 of money seized by the unit was sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison Thursday. Earlier this year, Jeff Snyder pleaded guilty to stealing money from the drug enforcement unit that he commanded for 12 years.
05, Dec 2013 - Chapter 9 ruling due any day in Detroit
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has moved along Detroit's bankruptcy at a brisk pace, concluding the eligibility phase in less than half the time it took recent municipal bankruptcies in California and Alabama.
05, Dec 2013 - Trial begins Monday in 6-year-old's abduction
Trial is scheduled to begin Monday for a Mississippi woman and her son, a former University of Alabama basketball player, both charged with conspiring to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from school.
05, Dec 2013 - Georgia Man Arrested For Tampering With Alabama Computer System
The Alabama Attorney General has accused a Georgia man of computer tampering and seeking to obtain criminal offender record information under false pretenses.
05, Dec 2013 - Montgomery, AL Federal judge dismisses key sections of AL immigration law
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama entered its final judgment Monday in the justice department's challenge to Alabama's immigration law.
04, Dec 2013 - Montgomery, AL Sotomayor questions Alabama death-penalty process
Joined by Breyer, justices says Supreme Court should review judges overriding jury vote for life sentences