July Ruling Possible
A ruling could come by the end of July on whether Alabama can enforce a new law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals. A federal judge in Montgomery has wrapped up a three-week trial.
Four Montgomery teenagers are behind bars Monday arrested in connection with an armed robbery over the weekend. Montgomery Police say the suspects are 16-year-old Shedrick Smith, 17-year-olds; Brandon Hardy, Grenden Jordan and Trashaun Stovall. Montgomery Police say the teens were armed with a handgun in a robbery that occurred on Saturday at the 4900 block of Plaza Drive. The teens are charged with four counts each of first-degree robbery. They are being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility.
The Alabama Department of Labor says nine Alabamians recently pleaded guilty to illegally receiving unemployment benefits. State Labor Commissioner Tom Surtees said most of the nine defendants were sentenced to jail time with most of their sentences suspended provided they repay the state. In all, the nine individuals were ordered to pay restitution totaling almost $39,000.
George Backs Bentley
The second-place finisher in the Republican primary for governor, Stacy George says he will support Governor Robert Bentley in the general election in November. George is a former Morgan County Commissioner who works at a state prison in Limestone County. He said he enjoyed campaigning and plans to seek another office in the future.