Birmingham, Alabama – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Congressman Artur Davis has scheduled his campaign kickoff for governor on June 6th in Birmingham's Linn Park with American Idol Ruben Studdard entertaining. A spokeswoman for the Birmingham congressman says there will be food and activities for children, besides the politics and singing. Davis announced in January that he would run for governor next year. He has been speaking throughout the state, but he's advertising the Birmingham event as his official kickoff. The event
Washintgon, D.C. – WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider throwing out the death sentence for a mentally impaired Alabama man who killed his former lover. Holly Wood was convicted in the shooting death of his former girlfriend, Ruby Lois Gosha, in 1993. She was killed by a shotgun blast to her head as she slept in her home in Troy, Ala. A federal judge tossed out the death sentence on the basis of the poor performance of Wood's lawyer in the sentencing phase of
Tuskegee, Alabama – Tuskegee pilot, retired Air Force Colonel Roosevelt Lewis, says the 42nd annual Tuskegee Fly-In this weekend will hold a special re-enactment of Eleanor Roosevelt's flight with a Black pilot in 1941. Colonel Lewis says it was the former First Lady's support of Black pilots which led to President Roosevelt's support for Tuskegee's pilot training program.
Opelika, Alabama – OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - A Smiths Station man turned himself in after a grand jury returned a murder indictment against him. 57-year-old Mike Britton is charged in the Oct. 7, 2008 shooting death of 32-year-old Robert Brian Hurst. Investigator said the victim was shot in a domestic dispute at a trailer on Lee Road 292. Britton posted a $50,000 bond and was released from custody Monday. Lee County Sheriff's Capt. Van Jackson said Britton is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Friday.
Montgomery, Alabama – Early on, health officials warned of the spread of swine flu in Alabama. To date,officials say there are now six confirmed cases of swine flu in Montgomery County.
Alabama Department of Public Health spokesman Dr. Jim McVay says there are a total of 66 cases around the state. McVay says of the cases of N1H1 flu none of the patients recently traveled outside the country.
Alabama Department of Public Health Spokesman Jim McVay encourages good hygiene practices to prevent developing the influenza and stemming its spread.
Birmingham, Alabama – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Regions Financial Corp.'s chief executive and board are accused in a lawsuit of mismanagement that allegedly resulted in stock losses from $38 to $5 a share. David N. Lichtenstein, a judge in the Jefferson County Circuit Court's criminal division and owner of a stock fund that holds Regions share, filed the lawsuit in the court's civil division this month. Lichtenstein blames Regions' Chief Executive Dowd Ritter and the