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Results are in for runoff election

Jul 18, 2018

   Looking at local races in yesterday's runoff election. There were four seats up for grabs in the Democratic Runoff for the Montgomery County Board of Education. In the most significant defeat incumbent Robert Porterfield, the chairman of the board, was ousted by challenger Claudia Mitchell in District 6. Over in District 5, Rhonda Oates came away with the victory. She will go on to combat Republican nominee Janna Bailey in November. In the closest of margins Marcus Vandiver took District One. He now looks to face incumbent Lisa Keith. District 2 went to Claire Weil.

   Alabama State University has lost one of its legends. Dr. Vivian DeShields passed away over the weekend. An obituary states

 that the veteran educator died yesterday. ASU President Dr. Quinton Ross released a statement grieving her loss. He wrote that she taught generations of Hornets in the College of Education. She was also an alumna of the University. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

Hyles Files - New Day in Decorum

Jul 13, 2018
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Altercation leads to the death of two women

Jul 12, 2018
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   Police have released the names of the two women shot to death in Montgomery Tuesday night. The incident happened at around 7:45pm in the 47-hundred block of Narrow Lane Road. Investigators say several people were at the scene when shots were fired. It’s now being reported that 41 year old Cynthia Hand and 29 year old Erica Allen received fatal gunshot wounds.

Murder on July Fourth in Montgomery

Jul 6, 2018
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   Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a Montgomery woman from Wednesday. According to a department release, 24 year old Octavius Hampton has been charged with murder in the case. He is said to have shot his girlfriend, 20 year old Charlayne Washington in the 3-thousand block of Southmall Circle Wednesday afternoon. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Hampton has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a 150-thousand dollar bond. 

Investigators say the shooting sprang from a dispute between the two.

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Growing up Washington D.C.'s Columbia Height's neighborhood, Rebecca Lemos-Otero says her first experience with nature came in her late teens when her mother started a community garden.

"I was really surprised and quickly fell in love," she recalls. The garden was peaceful, and a "respite" from the neighborhood, which had high crime rates, abandoned lots and buildings, she says.

A South Korean court on Friday tacked on another eight years to former President Park Geun-hye's sentence for illegally receiving funds from a state agency and breaking election laws.

More than 100 former student athletes have reported "firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct" committed by Ohio State University physician Richard Strauss nearly two decades ago, the school announced on Friday.

Officials said the allegations date from 1979 to 1997. They include students who, at the time, were varsity players in 14 sports and patients of Student Health Services.

In May, Lourdes walked across the bridge from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, and requested asylum. The first step is an interview with an asylum officer.

"I told him that I have the evidence on me," Lourdes said, through an interpreter. She told the asylum officer about the scar on her arm, and the four missing fingers on her left hand — all evidence, she says, of a brutal attack by a gang in her native Honduras.

But the asylum officer rejected her claim.

"I don't know what happened," Lourdes said. "I don't know how I failed."

Amy Powell's five-year run as head of Paramount Studios' television division came to a halt on Thursday.

She was suddenly ousted after an internal investigation of her alleged use of racially charged language, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos announced Powell's dismissal in a memo to staff.

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Music and politics have always been intertwined, from "Yankee Doodle" to "A Change is Gonna Come." And that's true in Zimbabwe, too — a country that is now facing a historic political transition.

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