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Selma Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 12

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma man pleads guilty to the sexual abuse of a child — just before he was about to stand trial for the crime. District Attorney Michael Jackson says a jury was being selected for the trial — when Terrance Sanders of Selma decided to plead guilty instead. “He did a blind plea, which means…

House Speaker Mike Hubbard: Guilty of 12 of 23 Ethics Charges

Mike Hubbard is released from the Lee County Correctional Facility on Friday, June 10, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool A jury in Lee County has convicted Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard on 12 charges of violating the state ethics law. The convictions automatically removed Hubbard from office. The jury returned the verdict Friday night after deliberating…

Jury Selected for House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s Ethics Trial

A jury has been picked for House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics trial scheduled to start next week. The panel of 12 jurors and four alternates is made up of five black men, four white men, four black women and three white women. Lee County Judge Jacob Walker on Wednesday instructed the panel not to discuss the high-profile case. Hubbard faces…