Montgomery, Alabama – And then there was one Montgomery Public Schools officials say one of the two people vying for the position of Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent has withdrawn her candidacy.
School Board Member Melissa Snowden, District 5, says the decision came in the form of an e-mail this morning from Samantha Ingram, Ph.D.
"I wasn't given any reason", Snowden said when asked what reason had been given for Ingram's withdrawal.
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