Huntsville, Alabama – (AP) - Alabama Democratic Party officials are asking state and federal authorities to investigate an election day prank by a conservative radio commentator in Huntsville. Conservative radio commentator Dale Jackson of WVNN in Huntsville read a phony news release on air and posted a copy to his Web site Tuesday morning. The release made prominent use of the Alabama state seal. The release said because of heavy turnout, the polls would be open for two days. It said supporters for Republican Paul Sanford
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – (AP) - Alabama death row inmate Jack Trawick is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection Thursday at Holman Prison in Atmore. Assistant Attorney General Clay Crenshaw said the 62-year-old Trawick had not filed any legal pleadings in court seeking to stop his execution as of late Wednesday. Trawick was sentenced to death for the 1992 abduction and slaying of 21-year-old college student Stephanie Gach of Birmingham. Trawick's graphic writings and grisly drawings about his crimes
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Alabama may not opens its doors as wide this year for hurricane evacuees from Louisiana and other states. Gov. Bob Riley said Tuesday the state will not take as many evacuees into shelters from out-of-state this year to make sure shelter space is available for Alabama residents. He said the state will be particularly cautious about filling shelters if there's a chance another hurricane could affect the Alabama coast. More than 6,500 evacuees, mostly from Louisiana, filled 28
Birmingham,Alabama – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Officials in Alabama's most populous county are trying to figure their way out of a worsening financial mess. Members of the Jefferson County Commission are scheduled to meet behind closed doors Tuesday in Birmingham to discuss alternatives to a court ruling that's caused a major revenue crunch. The problem comes with the county already trying to avoid bankruptcy because of a debt crisis. After years of litigation, a judge has barred the county from
Mobile, Alabama – MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A judge has set an Oct. 19 trial date for part-time evangelist Anthony Hopkins, charged with murder in the death of his wife, whose body was found in a freezer at the couple's home. Judge John Lockett set the trial date Monday during Hopkins' arraignment. Prosecutors claim the 37-year-old Hopkins killed his 36-year-old wife, Arletha, then stuffed her body in a deep freezer four years ago. The freezer was kept in the house where Hopkins was raising his eight children.
Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery Police arrest a man accused of staging a murder to appear that it happened during a robbery. Police have 22 year old Rontavius Holloway of Montgomery in custody charged with committed the city's latest homicide.
Police allgee Holloway shot and killed an unidentified 47 year old woman around 2 o'clock Thursday morning outside a West Haven Lane home.
Police say Holloway apparently placed a ski mask and a knife in the woman's hand to make it appear that the fatal shooting was committed during a robbery.
Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange and Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean are meeting today with members of the company that recently purchased the Montgomery Mall.
The owners, Blue Ridge Capital, say they would like to form a public/private partnership to help utilize the facility. Mayor Todd Strange says there are many avenues they might take in considering what to do with the facility which has been vacant for several years.