Governor Robert Bentley says his office has commissioned an independent forensic audit of the finances and other activities at Alabama State University. The audit comes after the university's trustees suspended the school's new president, Joseph Silver, last month after he raised questions about the school's contracts and finances. ASU representatives released a statement saying they support the audit and are confident the university’s contracts and business dealings have and are being done in a forthright and legal manner.
The Alabama Supreme Court is letting a Houston County judge decide whether the state attorney general's office can keep nearly $300,000 in cash and 691 gambling machines seized in a raid at Center Stage casino in Dothan. The court declined to hear an appeal from the group behind the casino.
Prosecutors are recommending decades in prison for a central Alabama woman who pleaded guilty to murdering one son and trying to kill another one. Ann Marie Campbell pleaded guilty yesterday in the shooting, which happened last year in Chilton County.
Chinese officials from Yangzhou University met with Alabama State University leaders Friday to sign an agreement that will broaden the educational and cultural ties between the two universities. ASU’s Interim Provost, Dr. Sharron Herron Williams said through ASU’s Center for Nanobiotechnology, the university has positioned itself to be a global leader in Stem technology.