Worchester, Massachusettes – (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who authorities say was severely beaten by his dad on Father's Day in Massachusetts has died. A nursing supervisor at UMass Memorial Medical Center says Nathaniel Turner was removed from a ventilator early Saturday morning at the hospital. He was declared brain dead Tuesday after his father, Leslie Schuler, allegedly slammed his head against a wall so hard on Father's Day that it left a dent in a wall at Schuler's home in Worcester.
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - A veteran district attorney and two prominent lawyers say they are considering running as Democrats for attorney general next year. Tommy Chapman, who has been the district attorney for Conecuh and Monroe counties for 19 years, Montgomery attorney James Anderson and Birmingham attorney Giles Perkins are looking at the primary in June 2010. On the Republican side, Attorney General Troy King is already being opposed by Birmingham attorney Luther Strange, who was the
Montgomery,Alabama – (AP) - Legalizing marijuana turned out to be the top single vote-getter when U.S Rep. Artur Davis used his gubernatorial campaign Web site to solicit ideas for moving Alabama forward. It didn't rate that high with the candidate, however, and he didn't even mention it when thanking contributors after the Web vote was taken down Friday. Davis is opposed to legalizing marijuana. The marijuana idea was posted by Loretta Nall of Alexander City, an independent candidate for governor in 2006 and a longtime
Decatur, Alabama – (AP) - Officials in one Alabama county believe they've solved a mystery dating back to the Civil War. Morgan County archivist John Allison recently discovered $493 in mostly uncirculated Confederate currency in a county vault. Some of the serial numbers were in sequence, making it appear the money came straight from the Confederate Congress. Allison said he now believes the money was placed in a court file to settle the estate of a slave owner. The man died a year
Geneva, Alabama – GENEVA, Ala. (AP) - The U.S. Army says one of its helicopters has crashed while on a training flight in a rural area in Alabama, and officials at Fort Rucker say a crew member was killed and another was injured. The Army said in statement that the crash of the TH-67 helicopter from Fort Rucker's Army Aviation Center occurred Monday afternoon near the High Falls Stage Field training area, about 10 miles south-southwest of the post. The statement says the injured crew member was taken to a
Huntsville,Alabama – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be in Huntsville Tuesday night to help raise money for District 5 congressional candidate Les Phillip. Huckabee, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination last year, will speak at the fund raiser at the Von Braun Center's North Hall. The 46-year-old Phillip is a native of Trinidad-Tobago. The family moved to St. Croix before immigrating to Baltimore in 1971. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen seven years later.
(AP) - A circuit judge has ordered former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to pay about $2.8 billion to shareholders due to accounting fraud at the rehabilitation chain. Circuit Judge Allwin E. Horn ruled in favor of HealthSouth shareholders who filed a civil suit claiming Scrushy was involved in a massive accounting fraud that nearly sent the company into bankruptcy. Scrushy was acquitted in a federal criminal case over the fraud and testified in the state civil suit that he knew nothing about it.
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Alabama's unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent for May. The April rate had been 9.0 percent. The state Department of Industrial Relations says May's figure represents nearly 209,000 unemployed people. Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees said Friday the nation is still gripped in a serious recession and Alabama is not immune from its effects. Counties with the lowest unemployment were Shelby at 6.6 percent, Madison at 6.9 percent, and Coffee at 7.4 percent. The