Mobile,Alabama – (AP) Mobile's city attorney says a public lewdness charge may be dismissed against an elderly woman who was arrested after having what she says was a bladder emergency in a downtown park.
Larry Wettermark said Monday the city isn't interested in prosecuting someone who had an accident.
Eighty-one-year-old Lula Mae Battle was arrested on June 3 after a police cadet saw her urinating in bushes in a downtown park. The woman has said she has incontinence problems and couldn't make it to a public restroom.
Evergreen, Alabama – State Department of Human Resources officials are investigating a case in which a child suffered permanent brain damage while in foster care.
The Connecuh County child welfare department began the investigation following reports that a 2-year-old boy in was abused. Joyce and Lonnel Sims are charged with attempted murder and aggravated child abuse.
A state investigation shows that the Conecuh County child welfare agency investigated abuse allegations by telephone, may not have screened foster parents, and did not enforce a ban on corporal punishment.
Montgomery,Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A lawsuit aimed at getting Joe Reed's name back on the basketball arena at Alabama State University has failed. Former Alabama State trustee Frankye Underwood had filed a lawsuit accusing the trustees of violating the state's Open Meeting Act when they decided to remove Reed's name from the university's Acadome last year. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Truman Hobbs Jr. ruled Wednesday there was no evidence of a violation.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – (AP) - Honda is increasing production at its auto assembly plant in Lincoln, the result of strengthening sales for the Odyssey minivan and Pilot sport utility. The Japanese automaker announced this week to the plant's 4,000-plus workers that it will add three upcoming Saturdays to its production schedule, which will count as overtime for employees. The company's $1.4 billion factory will run on one Saturday in September and two Saturdays in October. Its daily output will also
Montgomery,Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Census figures show almost 190,000 more women than men went to the polls in Alabama in the 2008 presidential election. The census figures released Monday show that 1,843,000 women voted compared to 1,654,000 men in the 2008 presidential election. That means 65 percent of women registered to vote went to the polls in Alabama compared to 56 percent of registered male voters. In the 2008 election when Barack Obama was elected to be the
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Court records and tax returns show a deferred compensation plan for state government employees has become a major source of funds for an influential lobbying group that represents the workers at the Alabama Legislature. Nationwide Retirement Solutions provides the plan for state workers. It has filed court papers saying it was prepared to pay nearly $433,000 to the Alabama State Employees Association last week, but held off because of litigation over the deferred compensation plan.