Alabama Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled Monday that an Alabama law restricting abortion doctors is unconstitutional. State lawmakers passed the law last year requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges. Executive Director of the ACLU of Alabama Susan Watson welcomed Thompson's decision. Supporters of the law contend it would make clinics safer. Clinic operators claim it would force the shutdown of three of Alabama's five clinics. Thompson issued an order temporarily blocking enforcement of the law. State Attorney General Luther Strange has said he will appeal.
Montgomery Police say a driver was killed early Monday morning in a single vehicle crash on the Birmingham Highway between West Boulevard and Trinity Street. MPD said the crash occurred just before 4:30 a.m. investigators determined the vehicle left the roadway and struck a concrete barrier and caught fire. The deceased driver's name was not released. It was the city's 10th traffic fatality this year.
Sheriff's investigators in Macon County say a 19-year-old male is behind bars charged in connection with a recent homicide. Sheriff David Warren said Derek Baily of Tuskegee is accused in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Randy Jerido. The victim's body was found early Sunday in a wooded area off Macon County Road 36. No motive was given. Bailey awaits a bond hearing.
Seventh District Congresswoman Terri Sewell is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Congressional Job Fair at Alabama State University Acadome on Thursday. Sewell said in a statement the job fair will run form 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sewell said more than 70 employers representing a diverse range of companies, schools, government agencies will screen potential candidates.