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,
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State legislators are calling for an investigation and review of personnel practices since learning that a Statehouse employee kept his job for nearly two years after he was questioned about leaving marijuana and drug paraphernalia in one of their offices. Lawmakers also say they want to know why they were not informed of the incident involving maintenance worker Lorenza Hooks for years and wonder if a cover up and more people were involved.
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