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
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Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - The state Legislature wrapped up its 2009 session without solving the financial problems in Alabama's prepaid college tuition plan. But it did pass a resolution to have the state pension fund conduct a detailed study of the program. Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. serves on the board that oversees the tuition program, and he pushed for the study. He says the study should be sufficient to keep the board paying tuition for the upcoming college year while the study is conducted.
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Friday, the 30th and final day of the 2009 legislative session: HOUSE -Heard House Speaker Seth Hammett, D-Andalusia, announce that he won't run for re-election next year. -Couldn't agree on a replacement for Jefferson County's occupational tax. -Gave its annual Shroud Award to Rep. John Knight, D-Montgomery, in recognition of his failed efforts to remove the state sales tax
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Votes Thursday as the Alabama House, on a 59-38 vote, overrode Gov. Bob Riley's changes to the General Fund budget. Voting yes were 1 Republican and 58 Democrats. Voting no were 37 Republicans and 1 Democrat. Not voting were 5 Republicans and 2 Democrats. Abstaining were 0 Republicans and 0 Democrats.