Alabama

Inmate Found Dead at St. Clair Facility Identified

The Alabama Department of Corrections has identified an inmate who was found dead days ago at the St. Clair Correctional Facility.Inmate found dead at St. Clair facility identified Department spokesman Bob Horton said in an emailed statement Tuesday that the inmate has been identified as 54-year-old Emory Cook. Horton says Cook’s cellmate noticed that he was unresponsive on Friday morning…

Alabama signs Ohio State transfer Daniel Giddens

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Former Ohio State player Daniel Giddens has signed to play for Alabama. Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson announced the signing of the 6-foot-10, 230-pound power forward/center on Tuesday. Giddens, who played for the Buckeyes as a freshman, will have to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules. He will have three years of eligibility remaining….

Two Alabama Football Players Arrested on Drug and Weapon Charges

MONROE, La. (AP)- Star Alabama tackle Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence Jones have been arrested on drug and weapons charges. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s records show Robinson and Jones were cited Tuesday for the misdemeanor charge of carrying a weapon in the presence of narcotics. Robinson also faces a charge of felony possession of stolen firearms. Monroe police detective…

What’s Next for Mike Hubbard as He Prepares for Trial?

A trial almost three years in the making is in its final chapters this week. Jury selection for the case against Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard begins May 16. Hubbard faces 23 counts of using public offices for private gain. Two of the charges allege he was paid to represent companies before the governor’s office. Another claims he sought help in…

Gov. Bentley’s Spokeswoman to Resign After 10 Years in Office

Courtesy of Jennifer Ardis Facebook Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s longtime spokeswoman is resigning next month. Communications director Jennifer Ardis said Friday that she wanted a change after nearly 10 years in the governor’s office, six with Bentley and four with Gov. Bob Riley. Ardis will take over June 16 as the director of communications and external affairs for the Alabama…

Alabama hires Karl Dunbar as defensive line coach

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama has hired Karl Dunbar to coach the defensive linemen. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of the longtime NFL assistant on Thursday. Dunbar has coached NFL defensive lines in 11 of the past 12 years, including with the Buffalo Bills last season. He worked for Rex Ryan with both the Bills and the…

Town Hall Meeting on Victoryland Scheduled for Thursday

Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford says a town hall meeting on Victoryland will take place Thursday, May 12. The mayor along with Victoryland Owner, Milton McGregor, will discuss and answer questions about the Macon County casino’s future. The public is invited to the meeting. Ford says people looking for work and chartitable organizations are encouraged to the attend. The town hall…

More Prisoners Across Alabama Join Prison Strike

Inmates at three Alabama prisons have issued unified demands after initiating a widespread work stoppage on May 1. They are protesting exploitative labor policies and horrific prison conditions caused, in part, by overcrowding; Alabama’s prisons are operating at close to 200 percent over capacity. Prison staff have attempted to suppress the civil disobedience by significantly reducing prisoners’ meal portions, a…

Alabama Drag Queen is Nightmare to Suspended Alabama Chief Justice

1/2Courtesy of Ambrosia Starling Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2courtesy of Ambrosia Starling Facebook Show Caption Hide Caption A small-town drag queen who goes by the name Ambrosia Starling is the new worst nightmare of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Moore has called out Starling of Dothan twice by name recently while defending himself against allegations of violating judicial…

Former Alabama Preacher Sentenced After Child Abuse Plea

Officials say a former preacher who pleaded guilty to child abuse and third-degree assault with sexual motivations has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. The Times Daily reports 74-year-old Freddy Hovater pleaded guilty to the charges in March. He also must register as a sex offender. Prosecutors have said the former preacher in Franklin County used items to abuse…