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Baby injured when deer runs into SUV by AnnistonStar
Feb 17, 2011 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
It happened just after 8:00 am at Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Satsuma. One witness estimates the deer was running through the school parking lot at at least 25 miles per hour. He thinks the doe was spooked by something and smashed into a parked car at full speed. It busted through the back...
Web glitch allowed access to others' vehicle registration data by AnnistonStar
Feb 16, 2011 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A glitch in a new online state program allowed people to retrieve personal identification data associated with vehicle registration without asking users to verify they had legal authorization to access the records. The online search tool was removed from the Alabama Motor Vehicle Division website...
Gadsden RiverFest lineup announced by AnnistonStar
Feb 16, 2011 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Drivin' N Cryin, Jessie James , Bo Bice and Randy Travis will headline Gadsden's RiverResft on June 10-11. They are still negotiating with one more act. Read the full story from The Gadsden Times.
Etowah County Commission pledges millions to Goodyear by AnnistonStar
Feb 16, 2011 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Etowah County Commission has pledged $3 million to Goodyear over the next 10 years if the plant in Gadsden continues to employ at least 1,400. The commission took the action Tuesday after going into executive session to discuss economic incentives. Read the full story from The Gadsden Times.
Alabama High School Graduation exam changes postponed by AnnistonStar
Feb 16, 2011 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Because of budget cuts and curriculum changes, Alabama students will have to keep taking the graduation exam in order to earn a diploma, at least for another year.  The Alabama Department of Education had decided to phase out the five-part test in favor of end-of-course exams. Read the full story...
Riverside teen arrested for vehicular homicide by AnnistonStar
Feb 16, 2011 |  4 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A 16-year-old girl was arrested after a grand jury indicted her for the vehicular homicide of a Pell City High School student. Authorities say Tabitha Hawkins of Riverside was arrested last week for the vehicular homicide of Karly Meeks, 17, of Riverside, who was a Pell City High School student a...
Dothan man gets 99 years in 2007 slaying by AnnistonStar
Feb 16, 2011 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorities said a Dothan man has been sentenced to a 99-year prison term after pleading guilty to a murder charge in connection with a 2007 slaying. Kevin McCloud apologized during a Tuesday court hearing to more than a dozen people for the death of 29-year-old Pete Reaves. Read the full story f...
Siblings charged in connection with theft of 179 cemetery vases in Baldwin County by AnnistonStar
Feb 16, 2011 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A brother and sister surrendered this afternoon to Robertsdale police in connection with the theft of 179 bronze cemetery vases from sites around Baldwin County, authorities said.   Robertsdale police Sgt. Rex Bishop identified the suspects as William Thomas Douglas Jr., 49, and Amber Douglas Jer...
1st legal alcohol sale in Cullman by AnnistonStar
Feb 16, 2011 |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The first alcohol license in the City of Cullman was issued Tuesday afternoon — and legal sales began just a few minutes later, at a Cullman convenience store. The Catoma Mart, at the intersection of Eva Road and Alabama Hwy. 157, was approved by the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board...
Doctors at Birmingham panel say reported concussions up since new high school rules adopted by AnnistonStar
Feb 16, 2011 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Children's Hospital of Alabama has seen about a three-fold increase in the number of concussions diagnosed since new policies on high school athletes and brain injury were adopted last year, doctors at the Birmingham hospital said Tuesday at a panel on the topic.  Private physicians say they've a...

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