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Bail denied for stepmother accused of torturing and killing DeBlase children by AnnistonStar
Jan 10, 2011 |  1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Alabama -- A judge this morning denied bail for the stepmother of Natalie and Chase DeBlase, who is accused of torturing and killing the 4-year-old and 3-year-old siblings.  Heather Leavell-Keaton was charged late Friday with 2 counts of capital murder. She was already in jail facing two counts o...
Only 1,500 people without power statewide, Alabama Power reports by AnnistonStar
Jan 10, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Statewide, there are only about 1,500 customers without power. In Birmingham, there are 67, said Alabama Power spokesman Michael Sznajderman.
 The brunt of the outages are in a stretch from Selma to Montgomery to Opelika, he said. Read the full story from The Birmingham News.
Alabama Legislature's organizational meeting expected to be quiet, brief by AnnistonStar
Jan 10, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
State lawmakers meet starting at noon Tuesday to elect lead­ers and adopt operating rules for the next three years and 10 months. They'll also find out who's going to chair and sit on review committees that can rewrite or kill bills be­fore they can go to the full Senate or House of Rep­resentati...
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, a Huntsville native and Auburn grad, not resting as website turns 10 by AnnistonStar
Jan 10, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Chances are you won't see Jimmy Wales on the street but, if you do, go ahead and wish him a happy 10th anniversary. You see, Friday marks the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia (, which today is fifth most-visited website in the world. Read the full story from The Huntsville Times.
Good chance of wintry weather this weekend by AnnistonStar
Jan 07, 2011 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s time to begin preparations for the upcoming wintry weather expected to hit the area Sunday. “Chances are pretty good to see snowfall and a winter weather event,” said Mark Rose, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Birmingham. Read more: The Daily Home - Time to prepare for w...
Robbery with toy gun gets teen 15 years by AnnistonStar
Jan 07, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A Houston County judge sentenced a Dothan teenager to 15 years in prison for armed robbery with a toy gun. Police arrested 19-year-old Steffon Parresse Tolver last April and charged him with first-degree robbery. Circuit Court Judge Butch Binford issued the sentence on Wednesday. Read the full st...
Auburn fan sues Birmingham company over alleged BCS ticket snub by AnnistonStar
Jan 07, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
An Auburn fan is suing a Birmingham-based company that he contends reneged on a deal to sell him tickets to Monday night’s national championship game after ticket prices skyrocketed in recent weeks. E. Abel Arcia, a New York City attorney who went to Auburn in the early 1980s, filed the suit Thur...
Etowah County still looking at bingo by AnnistonStar
Jan 07, 2011 |  2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Craig Ford of Gadsden said Etowah County officials should seek judicial review of the local bingo constitutional amendment because he believes it would allow bingo and much-needed county revenue. “I think it would be a good economic development to create jobs, and if it’s legal, let’s ...
Ronnie Gilley responds to bribe allegations by AnnistonStar
Jan 07, 2011 |  1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley responded to bribery claims from federal prosecutors Thursday night through a Facebook note. "What's going on here is not right and it's as unjust as it gets. But I do continue to have faith that God is working behind the scenes on our behalf so that goodn...
Florence man facing 800 child pornography counts asks for work release by AnnistonStar
Jan 06, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A man facing more than 800 counts of child pornography has asked to serve on work release while awaiting trial. Jim Engelthaler, attorney for Bryan Patrick Gist, made the request during a brief court hearing Wednesday. Engelthaler told Lauderdale Circuit Court Judge Mike Jones that Gist in unable...

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