Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - IndyCar racing is coming to Alabama. Gov. Bob Riley was scheduled to be in the Birmingham area Monday to announce that the Barber Motorsports Park will play host to open-wheel racing starting next year. Reports say the race will be called the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Promoters hope it will attract as many as 100,000 people to the track, located east of downtown Birmingham near Leeds. Indy cars conducted two days of testing at the Barber Motorsports Park earlier this year.
Tuskegee, Alabama – Tuskegee Police have made an arrest in a Wednesday night murder. Officials say they are questioning a suspect, but are not releasing a name. We have learned that the victim in the shooting late Wednesday is 23 year old man, LeAntonio Fields of Tuskegee. Fields was fatally shot following an altercation in the Ridgeview community. Tuskegee police are looking for a second suspect in this murder, but they are not releasing details.
Clanton,Alabama – CLANTON, Ala. (AP) - The Justice Department is suing the owner and two employees of a 72-unit apartment complex in Clanton for allegedly discriminating against blacks when renting apartments. The lawsuit announced claims Kenneth R. "Ken" Scott and Frankie L. Roberson told white individuals posing as renters that a major selling point of Rolling Oaks Apartments was the lack of black tenants and that the apartments had adopted policies intended to discourage blacks from applying. Owner Chandi Biswas is also
Montgomery,Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Census figures show almost 190,000 more women than men went to the polls in Alabama in the 2008 presidential election. The census figures released Monday show that 1,843,000 women voted compared to 1,654,000 men in the 2008 presidential election. That means 65 percent of women registered to vote went to the polls in Alabama compared to 56 percent of registered male voters. In the 2008 election when Barack Obama was elected to be the
Birmingham,Alabama – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The July chill is setting records for low temperatures across Alabama. The National Weather Service said at least nine cities in central Alabama had their lowest recorded temperatures ever for July 20 on Monday morning. All had overnight lows in the mid- to upper 50s. Pinson got down to 55 degrees, six degrees cooler than the previous low of 61 in 1962. It was just as cool in the Tennessee Valley region, and overnight lows reached the mid-60s as far south as the coast.
Atlanta,Georgia – ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta City Council has cleared the way for a civil and human rights museum to pay $11.5 million left on a loan so the museum can acquire display rights to 10,000 documents belonging to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In the down economy, private fundraising has stalled to pay off the original $32 million loan made in 2006 to buy the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection. Under a proposal approved by the council on Monday on a 12-0
Birmingham, Alabama – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A Jefferson County Circuit Court judge has ordered a Walker County bingo hall to close immediately after ruling its operation had not complied with county law. Judge Robert Vance issued the order Monday against Helping Hands Charity Bingo following a hearing last week. Vance has been assigned several bingo cases, including Walker County cases and one from Lowndes County. Annette Graveman, an official with Helping Hands, said the hall