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Cold case rape nets Gadsden man three life sentences by AnnistonStar
Feb 12, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A 43-year-old man charged with rape, sodomy and burglary in a 1996 Gadsden attack has pleaded guilty, according to a news release from Attorney General Luther Strange. .art_main_pic { width: 250px; float: left; clear: left; } Geoffrey Todd Mack, of Gadsden, pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree r...
Determined Chelsea 5th-grader Hunter Jones keeps training for marathon after awakening from coma by AnnistonStar
Feb 12, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Hunter Jones just couldn't get enough. The 10-year-old from Chelsea walked up and down the halls of Children's Hospital. Over and over, the youngster who had spent about a week in a coma after a horrific December car accident would repeat his trek, his reluctant mother in tow. Read the full story...
UAH shooting tragedy remembered in Huntsville one year later by AnnistonStar
Feb 12, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The University of Alabama in Huntsville community gathers on campus this afternoon to remember three people killed and two seriously wounded one year ago in a mass shooting in a biology faculty meeting. The Feb. 12 crime quickly made national news because of the six people shot, the suspected mot...
Larger class sizes may result from education budget shortfalls by AnnistonStar
Feb 11, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Bigger class sizes and few­er working days for teachers could be in the works as a remedy to fill the projected shortfalls in the state's 2012 education budget. The state Department of Education is asking for a 5.6 percent increase to make up for just a portion of the feder­al stimulus dollars pu...
Alabama could lose more than 1,000 teacher jobs for lack of money, superintendent says by AnnistonStar
Feb 11, 2011 |  2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Alabama's public schools likely will have at least 1,000 fewer teachers and state two-year colleges and universities will face closing programs and leaving faculty positions vacant if they don't get increases from the state Education Trust Fund next year, education leaders said Thursday.  But sta...
Car thief discovers baby on board, then drops it off at a house before abandining the vehicle by AnnistonStar
Feb 11, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
A thief stole a car from a south side community center Wednesday night with a 6-month-old boy in the back seat. Minutes later, the thief left the infant, still secured in a car seat, on the porch of a home a few blocks away before abandoning the car on another nearby street, police spokesman Offi...
Albertville woman charged in anthrax letters hoax by AnnistonStar
Feb 11, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal indictment charging an Albertville woman with mailing two hoax anthrax letters to the Social Security Administration office in Albertville in 2009 was unsealed Tuesday following her arrest, according to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Frank Dyer, postal inspector/domicile coordinato...
Alabama foreclosure filings on the decline by AnnistonStar
Feb 11, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Foreclosure filings in Alabama continue to decline, according to data released Thursday by foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac. RealtyTrac’s data shows there were 1,642 foreclosure filings in Alabama in January. The company describes a foreclosure filing as a default notice, scheduled auction or ...
1 million fewer people visited Alabama beaches after oil spill, figures show by AnnistonStar
Feb 11, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Alabama’s beaches saw a million fewer visitors in 2010 than the year before, according to the latest state tourism figures, and the impact reverberated across the state.  Many people who visited after the record-setting BP PLC oil spill were attracted by huge discounts. Read the full story from T...
UA reacts to second racial language incident of month by AnnistonStar
Feb 10, 2011 |  2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The University of Alabama is dealing with a second incident of racially insensitive language on its campus in less than a week. Wednesday afternoon, UA vice president Mark Nelson sent an e-mail to students, faculty and staff addressing the chalking of words “that disparaged members of various rac...

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