Alabama's chief justice has gotten involved in the national gay marriage debate. Roy Moore has asked all 50 governors to get their legislatures to call for a convention to add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution recognizing only between a man and a woman. Moore is best known for fighting to display the Ten Commandments in the state judicial building on Dexter Avenue.
The College of Business at Alabama State University is providing free tax preparation to area tax payers this year. The annual service is open to those who make less than $50,000 annually, but may vary depending on your situation. Dr. Dave Thompson, Director of the Masters of Accountancy Program at ASU, said the process is simple and he urges tax payers to bring all necessary materials. The free service is available in the College of Business room 112 each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. now through April 12th.
Faculty, staff and students at Robert E. Lee High School are mourning the death of a 16-year-old student. The incident occurred Tuesday night while members of the IT Academy from Lee were on a field trip to North Alabama. Alexander Reid Cunningham Bridgman was struck and killed by a pickup truck while the school bus was stopped for a dinner break in Pelham. Another student with Bridgman was injured but has since been released from the hospital.
Authorities in Shelby County say a Montgomery High School student was struck and killed by a pickup truck. It happened Tuesday evening in the town of Pelham. The male student was part of a group of Robert E.
A rally against predatory lending was held Tuesday in Montgomery by the Alabama Alliance for responsible lending. The group is made up of more than 22 agencies in Alabama pushing for legislation that would cap interest rates on payday and title loans at 36 percent versus the current rate of up to 400 percent.
Alabama State University's first female president has assumed her duties. Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd arrived at her new office today. Dr. Boyd replaces longtime President Emeritus William Harris who first joined ASU as president in 1994.
A suspicious package that briefly shut down parts of Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama contained only food. Officials at the base in Montgomery said the package was found during a routine inspection Friday and initially tested positive for explosives. Security officials opened the package and realized it contained only food. All activities on the base have returned to normal.
Alabama State Troopers say seven people have died in traffic crashes caused by icy conditions that left thousands of drivers stranded across the state. Troopers say a Montgomery man was killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Chilton County. Troopers say 43-year-old Desi Patterson of Montgomery died when the vehicle he was driving slid out of control on an icy road and crashed into a tree. The deadly wreck occurred about 5 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 82, four miles west of Billingsley.
A winter storm is taking shape for the deep South, another very cold arctic air mass will settle into central Alabama through Wednesday. Upper level disturbances interacting with the advancing cold air will produce some wintry precipitation which could include freezing rain and sleet, but mainly snow. Montgomery Public Works Director Chris Conway said preparations are already in place.