Montgomery,Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A lawsuit aimed at getting Joe Reed's name back on the basketball arena at Alabama State University has failed. Former Alabama State trustee Frankye Underwood had filed a lawsuit accusing the trustees of violating the state's Open Meeting Act when they decided to remove Reed's name from the university's Acadome last year. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Truman Hobbs Jr. ruled Wednesday there was no evidence of a violation.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – (AP) - Honda is increasing production at its auto assembly plant in Lincoln, the result of strengthening sales for the Odyssey minivan and Pilot sport utility. The Japanese automaker announced this week to the plant's 4,000-plus workers that it will add three upcoming Saturdays to its production schedule, which will count as overtime for employees. The company's $1.4 billion factory will run on one Saturday in September and two Saturdays in October. Its daily output will also
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – (AP) - The panel reviewing NASA's future plans for human space flight is convening for a session in Alabama. The Human Space Flight Review Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday in Huntsville at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The session will open with a statement by Robert Lightfoot, acting director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. It will include a review of NASA's Constellation program, the agency's current framework for sending astronauts back
Montgomery, Alabama – Alabama's Attorney General's office is warning consumers to beware of scam artists claiming to have free government stimulus money for them.
The latest round of scams have been reported in the south east Alabama city of Dothan with some residents being told that they could receive a free -1- THOUSAND dollar food voucher, but to receive it, the person must pay $3.95 cents by credit card or debit card.
The scam artist then steals the person's identity and credit card information.
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has slid down a notch on the 2009 Kids Count survey that tracks the well being of children in each state by using a variety of benchmarks. The state is ranked 48th in the study released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report says Alabama has shown improvements in four of 10 indicators: infant mortality, teen birth rate, high school dropout rate and the percent of teens who aren't in school and are not working.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – (AP) - Alabama cities and counties are getting enough federal stimulus money to hire 114 police officers. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder announced the law enforcement grants for all 50 states Tuesday. The grants will employ more than 1,000 officers nationwide for three years. Huntsville is getting $2.6 million to employ 15 officers. Mobile is receiving nearly $2.5 million for 20 officers. Tuscaloosa is getting more than $2 million for a dozen officers.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – (AP) - The party's over in Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama has fallen off a list of the nation's top party schools. The Princeton Review didn't include the Capstone in its annual ranking of the top U.S. campuses for partying, which goes on sale today. Alabama was ranked 19th on the list last year, and there was a time when it was near the top. Bama ranked No. 2 nationally as a party school in 2000. But the school has tried to put more of a focus on academics,