Montgomery, Alabama – There is a little good news for the unemployed in Alabama. Because of the federal economic stimulus package, unemployment compensation checks will include an additional $25 beginning by the end of this month.
About70,000 Alabamians could receive the extra money in their unemployment compensation checks.
Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - A human rights group has filed suit alleging there's rampant violence, overcrowding and inhumane conditions at Alabama's Donaldson prison near Birmingham. The Southern Center for Human Rights filed the federal class-action lawsuit Thursday claiming Donaldson prison is so overcrowded that three inmates are crammed into cells measuring only 8 by 12 feet. The suit says the roof leaks and the prison smells of human waste. It outlines a dozen incidents of major violence such as
Montgomery, Alabama – The penalties are being handed down for the two high school basketball teams involved in an on court brawl during Alabama High School Athletic Association play last week.
Montgomery's George Washington Carver High School faces a $2,600.00 fine, and its boys basketball team will NOT be allowed to play in any tournaments next year. The AHSAA said it might lift the tournament ban at a later date depending upon Carver's actions over the next few months.
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Montgomery, Alabama – Two Tuskegee residents are being held int he Macon County Jail on murder charges. Tuskegee Police are charging 34 year old Alvin Piner and 42 year old Catherine Hernendez in the death of 39 year old Derrick Bailey.
Bailey was found semi-conscious along Highway 29 Tuesday night and later died.
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