Birmingham, Alabama – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Congressman Artur Davis has scheduled his campaign kickoff for governor on June 6th in Birmingham's Linn Park with American Idol Ruben Studdard entertaining. A spokeswoman for the Birmingham congressman says there will be food and activities for children, besides the politics and singing. Davis announced in January that he would run for governor next year. He has been speaking throughout the state, but he's advertising the Birmingham event as his official kickoff. The event
Tuskegee, Alabama – Tuskegee pilot, retired Air Force Colonel Roosevelt Lewis, says the 42nd annual Tuskegee Fly-In this weekend will hold a special re-enactment of Eleanor Roosevelt's flight with a Black pilot in 1941. Colonel Lewis says it was the former First Lady's support of Black pilots which led to President Roosevelt's support for Tuskegee's pilot training program.
Opelika, Alabama – OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - A Smiths Station man turned himself in after a grand jury returned a murder indictment against him. 57-year-old Mike Britton is charged in the Oct. 7, 2008 shooting death of 32-year-old Robert Brian Hurst. Investigator said the victim was shot in a domestic dispute at a trailer on Lee Road 292. Britton posted a $50,000 bond and was released from custody Monday. Lee County Sheriff's Capt. Van Jackson said Britton is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Friday.
Birmingham, Alabama – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Regions Financial Corp.'s chief executive and board are accused in a lawsuit of mismanagement that allegedly resulted in stock losses from $38 to $5 a share. David N. Lichtenstein, a judge in the Jefferson County Circuit Court's criminal division and owner of a stock fund that holds Regions share, filed the lawsuit in the court's civil division this month. Lichtenstein blames Regions' Chief Executive Dowd Ritter and the
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Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - The state Legislature wrapped up its 2009 session without solving the financial problems in Alabama's prepaid college tuition plan. But it did pass a resolution to have the state pension fund conduct a detailed study of the program. Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. serves on the board that oversees the tuition program, and he pushed for the study. He says the study should be sufficient to keep the board paying tuition for the upcoming college year while the study is conducted.
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Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery police are still looking for suspects in two separate murders committed within a days time. 32 year old Joel Warren was shot to death and another man wounded around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning outside the Peddlers Inn on the West South Boulevard.
Montgomery Police Lt. Mark Drinkard says they're not sure what started the argument that turned deadly.