ADELPHI, Md. – (AP) - Concerned over potentially deadly overdoses of acetaminophen, government experts are proposing new restrictions on the most widely-used painkiller. Acetaminophen is the main ingredient in Tylenol and other popular pain killers. An FDA advisory panel recommends reducing the maximum dose of Tylenol and eliminating prescription drugs such as Vicodin and Percocet which combine acetaminophen with other pain killers. Acetaminophen overdosing is the leading cause of liver failure
Mobile,Alabama – (AP) - The Mobile County school board has voted against buying about 25 Tasers for security officers amid worries that the district was opening itself up to lawsuits if students were shot. The board voted 3-2 on Monday night against buying the stun guns for $25,000 after several residents expressed opposition to having them in the schools. Board members said they would rather the officers call police, who use Tasers, instead. Superintendent Roy Nichols had wanted the
Montgomery, Alabama – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama,LLC is optimistic the company's latest incentive will boost sales. Hyundai spokesman Robert Burns says the company is offering a guaranteed gasoline rate for a year for people who purchase a Hyundai vehicle between July 1 and August 31st of this year. The Montgomery based manufacturer says that consumers nationwide will receive a gas card equivalent to $1.49 per gallon for one year or 12,000 miles.
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy has asked U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller to recuse himself from considering Scrushy's motion for a new trial in his bribery case. Scrushy and former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman were convicted in 2006 of bribery and other charges in a federal government corruption case. Scrushy filed a motion Friday seeking a new trial, alleging selective prosecution and other issues. Scrushy also filed a motion saying Fuller should step aside
Montgomery, Alabama – And then there was one Montgomery Public Schools officials say one of the two people vying for the position of Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent has withdrawn her candidacy.
School Board Member Melissa Snowden, District 5, says the decision came in the form of an e-mail this morning from Samantha Ingram, Ph.D.
"I wasn't given any reason", Snowden said when asked what reason had been given for Ingram's withdrawal.
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - A veteran district attorney and two prominent lawyers say they are considering running as Democrats for attorney general next year. Tommy Chapman, who has been the district attorney for Conecuh and Monroe counties for 19 years, Montgomery attorney James Anderson and Birmingham attorney Giles Perkins are looking at the primary in June 2010. On the Republican side, Attorney General Troy King is already being opposed by Birmingham attorney Luther Strange, who was the
Montgomery,Alabama – (AP) - Legalizing marijuana turned out to be the top single vote-getter when U.S Rep. Artur Davis used his gubernatorial campaign Web site to solicit ideas for moving Alabama forward. It didn't rate that high with the candidate, however, and he didn't even mention it when thanking contributors after the Web vote was taken down Friday. Davis is opposed to legalizing marijuana. The marijuana idea was posted by Loretta Nall of Alexander City, an independent candidate for governor in 2006 and a longtime
Geneva, Alabama – GENEVA, Ala. (AP) - The U.S. Army says one of its helicopters has crashed while on a training flight in a rural area in Alabama, and officials at Fort Rucker say a crew member was killed and another was injured. The Army said in statement that the crash of the TH-67 helicopter from Fort Rucker's Army Aviation Center occurred Monday afternoon near the High Falls Stage Field training area, about 10 miles south-southwest of the post. The statement says the injured crew member was taken to a
Huntsville,Alabama – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be in Huntsville Tuesday night to help raise money for District 5 congressional candidate Les Phillip. Huckabee, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination last year, will speak at the fund raiser at the Von Braun Center's North Hall. The 46-year-old Phillip is a native of Trinidad-Tobago. The family moved to St. Croix before immigrating to Baltimore in 1971. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen seven years later.