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Alabama may drop the DROP program by AnnistonStar
Mar 03, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Two things seem certain about the fate of Alabama's Deferred Retirement Option Plan. It will either be eliminated, or it will be changed significantly to save the state money. Read the full story from The Montgomery Advertiser.
Group of senators propose legislative pay cut to match budget cuts by AnnistonStar
Mar 02, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Instead of repealing a controver­sial legislative pay increase, a bi­partisan group of state senators said Tuesday that it will support a resolution that, beginning next year, would cut the pay of state leg­islators equal to the level of budget cuts declared by the governor. But some Republicans ...
Legislative Democrats vow they will fight public benefit cuts by AnnistonStar
Mar 02, 2011 |  1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Legislators reacted Tuesday to Gov. Robert Bentley’s first State of the State speech, a somber reality check that all is not well in the fiscal state of Alabama. “Join with me in leading our state by doing what we must do to budget responsibly,” Bentley said to close his speech to a joint legisla...
Man in custody in 10-year-old Gadsden capital murder case by AnnistonStar
Mar 02, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
José Louis Ramirez was booked into the Etowah County Jail on a domestic violence charge in Gadsden on Aug. 5, 2001 — a month before José A. Garcia was killed in a drive-by shooting in Attalla. It was Stephen Hooks’ job to book him at the jail. Ramirez was in the United States illegally and that w...
UAB grad and employee Joe Henry completes 500-mile run for world hunger by AnnistonStar
Feb 28, 2011 |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Running a 26.2-mile marathon is difficult enough for anyone to imagine. Now consider what University of Alabama at Birmingham grad and current UAB employee Joe Henry did: He ran 32 miles a day for 17 straight days. Henry, a weight-room manager at the UAB Campus Recreation Center, on Friday comple...
Marshall lawmaker files bill to ban elective abortions after 20th week based on fetus pain by AnnistonStar
Feb 28, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A Marshall County legislator has prefiled a bill that would prohibit elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on what he called "scientific evidence" showing an unborn fetus feels pain. The bill by newly-elected Rep. Kerry Rich, R-Albertville, would require abortion practitioners to d...
Use of wiretaps focus of hearing in Alabama bingo vote-buying case by AnnistonStar
Feb 28, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Defense lawyers in Alabama's bingo vote-buying case are trying to stop prosecutors from using wiretapped phone calls at the trial, arguing federal investigators overstepped their bounds and listened too freely to conversations. The wiretaps are a key piece of evidence for prosecutors alleging tha...
Aircraft, car collide on road in Lee County by AnnistonStar
Feb 28, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
An aircraft made an emergency landing Sunday in Lee County and struck a vehicle on Alabama 14, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, a Cessna 182 had to make an emergency landing after losing power about 12 miles northwest of the Auburn Airport. Read t...
Leftover issues await GOP legislative majority at legislative session by AnnistonStar
Feb 28, 2011 |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s a new sheriff in town, and he has a new posse to back him up. Republican Gov. Robert Bentley has succeeded two-term Gov. Bob Riley, but unlike Riley he has a supermajority of Republicans in the House and Senate to consider his legislative agenda, thanks to voters in November who ousted ma...
Man indicted for a Talladega County murder from 2009 by AnnistonStar
Feb 25, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A Childersburg man has been indicted by a Talladega County grand jury for the July 2009 murder of a woman he was in a relationship with. Cedrick Lamar Keith, 35, was arraigned on the murder charge Wednesday by Circuit Judge Bo Hollingsworth, according to Assistant District Attorney Christina Kilg...

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