Alabama

Montgomery Couple Wanted for Capital Murder Captured

The United States Marshal’s Gulf Coast Fugitive Taskforce officially notified CrimeStoppers that Cymone Thompson and Kierro Nelson has been taken into custody. On Wednesday April 27, white male, Jordan Wilson was found shot inside of his vehicle located in the 3200 block of Virginia Pines Lane, Montgomery, Alabama. Wilson succumbed to his injuries as a result of the shooting. The Montgomery Police Department’s Criminal…

Alabama Doctor Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

Authorities say an Alabama physician has been arrested on multiple charges of production of obscene material and sexual abuse. Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego tells local news media that 80-year-old Dr. Ruepert Don Bryan was arrested Friday. Bryan is an ear, nose and throat physician and had a practice in Alabaster. Samaniego says authorities don’t know whether the charges are…

Alabama Utility Warns Against Drinking Water

A north Alabama utility is telling people not to drink its tap water because of chemical contamination. The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority held a news conference Thursday in Decatur about potentially hazardous levels of two chemicals in water from the Tennessee River. The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued an advisory about the chemicals, and authority general manager Don Sims…

Haylie McCleney Wins Senior CLASS Award

McCleney is the third award winner in program history, joining Charlotte Morgan and Kayla Braud

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (rolltide.com) – Alabama senior Haylie McCleney is the recipient of this year’s Senior CLASS Award, which celebrates senior student-athletes who use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as community leaders. McCleney is the third Senior CLASS Award winner in program history, joining Charlotte Morgan (2010) and Kayla Braud (2013). The Senior CLASS award, which…

Update: Second Week of House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s Ethics Trial Kicks Off

Testimony resumed in the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard after the long holiday weekend. Prosecutors have indicated that today they will call a number of influential lobbyists and company owners as witnesses. Prosecutors say Hubbard asked them to either make investments in his printing company or to help him find business clients. Most of the testimony this…

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is Suing State Agency

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suing the state agency that filed ethics charges against him. Attorneys for Moore filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission. The suit asks a court to order Moore’s immediate reinstatement as head of Alabama’s court system. The suit says a law that led to Moore’s automatic suspension when charges…

Two Additional Zika Virus Cases Reported in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Public Health reports the fourth and fifth travel-related cases of the Zika virus in Alabama residents. The positive specimens were from residents of Houston and Jefferson counties. In February and March, Zika cases were reported in residents of Morgan, Jefferson and Shelby counties. State Health Officer Dr. Tom Miller said, “We will implement enhanced surveillance with…

Gov. Bentley Announces the 2016-2016 Alabama Teacher of the Year

Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday honored Alabama’s 2016-2017 newly selected Teacher of the Year Dana Jacobson at the monthly proclamation hour ceremony at the State Capitol.  Prior to the ceremony, the Governor met with Jacobson to discuss education issues and opportunities for Alabama. “Teachers are an important resource in lives of students, and the Teacher of the Year honor is…

Lowndes Co. Man Accused of Stealing from the Elderly Arrested

Source: Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Office According the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, the man accused of stealing money from the elderly is behind bars. Kenneth Dynd Gordon was arrested in Montgomery at about 11:30 Tuesday night. Gordon is accused of posing as a contractor to take advantage of senior citizens. According to the sheriff’s office, once a victim makes a pre-payment…

Alabama Joins Suit Over Transgender Restroom Policy

Alabama and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Wednesday also includes Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that…