Montgomery,Alabama – A Montgomery resident is being recognized for her life's work in a new book titled "African American National Biography,Volume 6".
Dr. Gwen Patton says she is elated to learn that she has been included int he book featuring many civil rights activists. Dr. Patton recently shared with WVAS some of her recollections of her work with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the form of the Poor People's Campaign.
Dr. Patton remains true to her work as an activist by recently serving on the Selma to Montgomery Historic Trail Advisory Council.
Worchester, Massachusettes – (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who authorities say was severely beaten by his dad on Father's Day in Massachusetts has died. A nursing supervisor at UMass Memorial Medical Center says Nathaniel Turner was removed from a ventilator early Saturday morning at the hospital. He was declared brain dead Tuesday after his father, Leslie Schuler, allegedly slammed his head against a wall so hard on Father's Day that it left a dent in a wall at Schuler's home in Worcester.
Decatur, Alabama – (AP) - Officials in one Alabama county believe they've solved a mystery dating back to the Civil War. Morgan County archivist John Allison recently discovered $493 in mostly uncirculated Confederate currency in a county vault. Some of the serial numbers were in sequence, making it appear the money came straight from the Confederate Congress. Allison said he now believes the money was placed in a court file to settle the estate of a slave owner. The man died a year
Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Alabama's unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent for May. The April rate had been 9.0 percent. The state Department of Industrial Relations says May's figure represents nearly 209,000 unemployed people. Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees said Friday the nation is still gripped in a serious recession and Alabama is not immune from its effects. Counties with the lowest unemployment were Shelby at 6.6 percent, Madison at 6.9 percent, and Coffee at 7.4 percent. The
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled against former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy's challenge to a $445 million settlement in 2006 between the health rehabilitation company and some of its investors. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied Scrushy's claim that the settlement should have left open the possibility of HealthSouth paying his legal bills or reimbusing him for anything he is ordered to pay investors.
Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery Police say more arrests are probable in the weekend death of a Montgomery teenager.
25 year old Peter Mungro and 17 year old Marvin Gaston are charged with capital murder in the death of 19 year old Terrance Ponder.
Ponder was fatally wounded Saturday night when he and the driver of the vehicle in which he rode were engaged in a shootout with occupants of another vehicle traveling on the Boulevard near Narrow Lane road late Saturday night.