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Inmates Sue Prison Guards After Being Beaten While Cuffed

Two previously beaten Elmore Correctional Facility inmates, Cortney Rolley and Christopher Hampton are suing the prison guard who assaulted them as well as other employees of the facility who conspired to conceal the assault. Authorities say Sgt. Ulysses Oliver Jr. the guard who beat the two inmates faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to assaulting…

City of Tallassee Almost Set to Acquire Mill Property

The city of Tallassee is one step closer to acquiring the Mount Vernon Pine mill property. For year s, the mill was a major source of income for residents. It closed in 2005 and was destroyed by a fire in 2016. “A lot of people in this town, that’s what put food on the table, put clothes on their back,”…

Kim Kardashian West Sues Doctor Over ‘Vampire Facial’

Kim Kardashian West, seen here in a 2018 photo. (Evan Agostini | Invision/AP) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is suing an Alabama doctor over claims he wrongly used her image to promote a medical procedure called a “Vampire Facial.” West filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles against Dr. Charles Runels of Fairhope, Alabama. The suit…

Family Files Lawsuit Against Troy Police Officers From 2017 Incident

A Pike County family is suing five former and current officers of Troy Police Department for damages, resulting from a 2017 incident. It was a story that gained national attention. Ulysses Wilkerson and his mother Angela Williams are seeking recovery of medical costs they say resulted from Wilkerson being beaten by the officers. Wilkerson was 17-years-old at the time of…

Roy Moore Files Lawsuit Over ’17 Campaign Ads

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Republican Roy Moore has filed a lawsuit against people involved with a group that spent millions against him in the 2017 U.S. Senate race. Moore announced the defamation lawsuit Friday. In a press statement, he said it was part of “fraudulent campaign tactics” against him in the 2017 race he lost to Sen. Doug Jones. The…

Lawsuit: School Neglected 1st Grader Abused by Classmates

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama school system is being sued by parents who say officials knew their first grade daughter was being sexually assaulted by other students but did nothing about it. News outlets report the Hoover City Schools system and teachers at Trace Crossings Elementary School are being sued for negligence. The lawsuit says female classmates sexually assaulted…

White Professor Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Historically Black College

A white professor at historically black Tuskegee University says he’s suing the school, claiming he’s been denied the salary he deserves because of discrimination. Physics professor Marshall Burns says he hasn’t considered leaving Tuskegee because he loves teaching students. He says he gets an associate professor’s salary despite being a full professor since 1980. He says he’s asked for a…

Government Seeks to Dismiss Alabama Lawsuit over Census

The federal government is asking a judge to dismiss Alabama’s lawsuit seeking to include only citizens and other legal residents in 2020 U.S. Census counts. U.S. Department of Commerce made the request in a Friday court filing responding to the state’s lawsuit. Alabama and Congressman Mo Brooks sued the Commerce Department and U.S. Census Bureau last year over the practice…