Montgomery, Alabama – Alabama's two senators, Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, both Republicans, voted against the economic stimulus plan that passed Tuesday in the U.S. Senate.
Shelby, Alabama's senior senator, speaking in Montgomery just prior to the vote is critical of the measure. Shelby said he does not believe the stimulus plan should be the focus of attention; instead, Shelby argues the government should work to correct the nation's banking system.
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Opening statements are to be given in the trial of the state of Alabama's lawsuit accusing generic drug producer Sandoz Inc. of overpricing. Attorneys for the state and for Sandoz will give the opening statements beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price's courtroom. A jury of eight men and six women was chosen Monday to hear the trial. The jury includes two alternates. Sandoz is one of more than 70 companies the state sued in 2005
Montgomery, Alabama – A group of neighborhood associations in Montgomery is planning their second mayoral forum this evening.
Calling it the "Montgomery Super Tuesday Power Debates" organizers will hold a candidates forum this evening at the Golden Lady Complex at 2530 E. South Boulevard. The event gets underway at 6:30 and is free and open to the public.
The Montgomery mayoral election will be held March 10th.
Montgomery, Alabama – A guilty verdict is handed down by a Montgomery jury in the case of a three year old boy's death.
A jury Monday found 23 year old Sean Howard guilty of reckless murder in the shooting death of 3 year old Sequoyah Jackson. The little boy was hit by a stray bullet while playing in his Regency Park neighborhood last year.
Howard had been charged with capital murder, but the jury returned the reckless murder verdict after deliberating for much of Friday and Monday in the case.
Auburn,Alabama – AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Extensive tests by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta show that three young Auburn girls who died suddenly last year were all struck by the same rare illness. Lee County coroner Bill Harris said 7-year-old Katherine Langford, 10-year-old Kaylee Allison and 7-year-old Brianea Thomas died from Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, in June, August and November, respectively. He said the deaths have been ruled natural and the families did
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham Democratic Sen. Rodger Smitherman has been elected president pro tem of the Alabama Senate. Union Grove Democrat Hinton Mitchem resigned the position Thursday. The president pro tem is the top spot that a senator can hold.