Rashad Snell

Former AG Jeff Sessions Speaks in Montgomery

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is praising what he calls President Donald Trump policy accomplishments while adding that he doesn’t “follow tweets as closely” as he used to. Sessions spoke to a business organization Tuesday, telling a crowd in Montgomery he was proud of his time as U.S. attorney general. Sessions says he knew running the Justice Department involved making…

Tuskegee University Accredited for Additional 10 Years

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges publicly reaffirmed Tuskegee University’s accreditation status for an additional 10 years. The announcement is the successful outcome of a process that began three years ago, and comes as part of the accrediting organization’s annual meeting held this week in New Orleans, Louisiana. “This is outstanding news…

Group Calling for the Boycott of ALL Hoover Businesses

SOS youth leaders, other youth leaders from across the state and other leaders held a news conference at the Alabama State House today calling for continued protests and a boycott of ALL Hoover businesses until Hoover city officials release the complete videotape of the killing of Army Veteran E.J. Bradford. They also want to criminally charge the off-duty Hoover police…

Two Women Charged with Bringing Drugs into Elmore Prison

1/2Delicia Sweet Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Donna Stewart Show Caption Hide Caption Two women are charged with taking drugs into Staton Correctional Facility while visiting inmates. The Department of Corrections says Delicia Sweet, 46, of Enterprise was arrested Sunday after an officer at Staton prison in Elmore found her with a package containing marijuana. She was visiting an inmate at…

Alabama Prisons “Deadliest” in the U.S.

A new report suggests that Alabama has the deadliest prisons in the country. The Montgomery-based nonprofit organization Equal Justice Initiative says Alabama prisons are the nation’s most lethal. Prison system statistics show 18 inmates have been killed in state prisons since October 2016. An attorney with the nonprofit, Charlotte Morrison, says violence is an epidemic in state prisons. She says…

Florida Man Arrested for Traveling to Meet Child for Unlawful Sex Act Makes First Court Appearance

A Florida man has been charged in Alabama with traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act. Reports say that Robert Henry Ruffner, 31, of Orlando was also charged with electronic solicitation of a child for an unlawful sex act. He appeared Monday for a preliminary hearing before a judge. Ruffner was arrested Nov. 8 in Autauga County….

Hearing Set for Man Seeking New Trial Over Death Sentence for Murder-Kidnapping

A hearing has been set for an Alabama man seeking a new trial over his death sentence for kidnapping and killing an Auburn University student. Reports say U.S. Army veteran Courtney Lockhart has a Dec. 17 hearing in Opelika, prompted by a 2015 appeal request. Lockhart was sentenced in 2011 to death by lethal injection for the 2008 slaying of…

“Keep Alabama Growing” the Theme for Governor’s Inauguration

The theme for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey inauguration will be “Keep Alabama Growing.” Ivey and other constitutional office holders will be sworn into office on Jan. 14. Ivey’s inaugural committee announced the theme for the ceremony. Ivey inaugural committee co-chairs Jimmy Rane and Cathy Randall say the theme underscores Alabama’s campaign promises on job growth and education. Ivey, who had…