Author: Jonathan Thomas

Whistleblower Receives $14.7 Million For Uncovering Billing Scam

U.S. District Judge Virginia Hopkins entered judgment in the amount of $14,708,630.06 on behalf of whistleblower Barry Taul, who uncovered and reported an illegal kickback and false billing scheme that defrauded the Alabama Organ Center and taxpayers. A jury found in favor of Mr. Taul in the whistleblower case on Feb. 5. After discovering the fraud perpetrated by Nagel Enterprises,…

Gardendale Won’t Appeal Blocked School Split in Desegregation Case

A mostly white Alabama city that a federal appeals court ruled cannot separate from a heavily black county school system has stopped its efforts to form its own educational district. AL.com reports Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland and City Schools Board of Education President Michael Hogue said in a letter Wednesday to the Jefferson County Board of Education that it won’t…

Senate Committee Approves Lottery Bill

A Senate committee has approved lottery legislation aimed at letting Alabama join multi-state games such as Powerball. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee on Wednesday approved the proposed constitutional amendment by a 3-2 vote. However, the bill is expected to face opposition if it makes it to a floor vote. Alabama is one of a few states without a lottery….

Search Warrant Being Executed In Elmore Involving 20-Year-Old Missing Person Case

Investigators say they have new information in the disappearance of an Elmore County Woman twenty years ago. They say they are using a search warrant to look for evidence on a 300-acre plot of land in eastern Elmore County, hoping to solve the disappearance of Traci Pittman Kegley. “We have approximately 20 law enforcement agencies are involved and we have…

Hyundai Issues Recall Over Break-Away Steering Wheel

Vehicles were manufactured at Montgomery Hyundai plant

 Hyundai has recalled tens of thousands of 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. Hyundai says some of Santa Fe vehicles are at risk for the steering wheel breaking away from the steering column. Roughly 43,900 vehicles are included in Hyundai’s recall. Hyundai will notify impacted owners of the recalled vehicles starting in March, and if necessary, will repair the…

State Rep. Ken Johnson Will Not Seek Re-Election

Endorses Republican Prouncey Robertson

  Citing family responsibilities and business obligations, State Rep. Ken Johnson (R – Moulton) on Friday announced that he will not seek re-election to the House District 7 seat he has held since 2010. “I am the father of a quadriplegic son, and during the long absences from home that service in Montgomery demands, my wife and family have taken on an…

The Alabama State Department of Education and the Office of the Attorney General Join Forces to Fight Cyber Bullying and Other Online Concerns

The advent of social media and online communities have created both incredible learning opportunities and real and viable threats for students. From cyber-bullying and inappropriate connections to using modern Apps and securing personal data, investigators at the Alabama Attorney General’s Office have created training that enables teachers and parents to fight back! Working In partnership with the Alabama Department of Education, investigators…

Montgomery County Court to Offer Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program

The Montgomery County District Court, along with the Montgomery County Circuit Clerk’s Office, will offer an amnesty program for individuals who have outstanding arrest warrants for certain traffic tickets. The program will be offered March 1-2, 20118. To qualify for the amnesty program, an individual must meet the following criteria: 1. The traffic ticket(s) were adjudicated in Montgomery County District…

AG Steve Marshall Announces Establishment of Cybercrime Lab and Partnership to Combat Cybercrimes

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall was joined by U.S. Attorney Louis Franklin and officials with the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the Alabama Fusion Center and the Alabama Office of Prosecution Services in announcing the establishment of a Cybercrime Lab in the Attorney General’s Office to assist all levels of law…

Faulkner University ranked #2 for 2018’s Best Christian Universities in America

Faulkner University was recently ranked the 2nd top Christian university in the nation for 2018 according to a new study released by The Edvocate. After looking at Christian universities and colleges throughout the country, The Edvocate complied a list of 31 schools where Faulkner was lauded as the best of the best in the 2018 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in…