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Fired Dothan policeman arrested in Georgia by AnnistonStar
Apr 04, 2011 |  2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A former Dothan police officer fired from his job last year for using excessive force has been arrested in Forest Park, Ga., on a charge of impersonating a police officer.  David Darby was arrested by Forest Park police at Crazy Horse Saloon, not far from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International ...
Governor looking at toll roads to meet state's highway needs by AnnistonStar
Apr 04, 2011 |  2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A big chunk of Alabama's high­way construction money -- $150 mil­lion in federal funding -- could go away, and Gov. Robert Bentley and some legislators are looking for alter­native sources of funding to replace the missing funds. One solution be­ing considered is adding toll roads in certain part...
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley declares General Fund proration cuts by AnnistonStar
Apr 01, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
After weeks of warning about it, Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday declared proration in the state General Fund, cutting this year's budgeted spending from the fund for some agencies by 15 percent but leaving prisons, Medicaid and a few other areas of state government largely untouched. "In order t...
Alabama House of Representatives passes bill that would ban texting while driving by AnnistonStar
Apr 01, 2011 |  1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Alabama House of Representatives voted 86-2 Thursday to make it illegal to send text messages while driving. House members said the bill will keep drivers, particularly teens, safer. But a few legislators questioned how enforceable it would be. "Everybody knows we are going to save lives with...
Military overseas voting bill passes Alabama Senate by AnnistonStar
Apr 01, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s hard for overseas servicemen and -women to vote back home in Alabama, but bills in the House and Senate will change that, the sponsor of a Senate bill said. The Senate by a 30-1 margin on Thursday approved a bill by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, to create a 13-member Alabama Electronic Over...
Officials think they know scope of problem with tainted IV bags made in Birmingham by AnnistonStar
Mar 31, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Health officials said Wednesday they think they know the scope of a lethal bacterial infection linked to tainted IV bags made in Birmingham, but they also said the cases started well before this month's recall. In addition, an attorney representing the family of a patient who died after being inf...
Woman accuses Tuscaloosa police officer of rape by AnnistonStar
Mar 31, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A woman has accused a Tuscaloosa Police Officer of raping her early Sunday morning. The Tuscaloosa Police officer, whose name was not released, saw the 42-year-old woman walking along Alabama Highway 216 at 1 a.m. Sunday, Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steven Anderson said. Read the full story from The ...
DeKalb County shooting suspects in custody by AnnistonStar
Mar 31, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A man and woman wanted for questioning in the shooting of a Fort Payne man were taken into custody Wednesday morning after a two-day search, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said. Shawn Ray Willis and Jennifer Noel Lawson will be charged with first-degree assault and possibly will face other ch...
Fort Payne shooting victim wrecks driving to hospital by AnnistonStar
Mar 30, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for questioning in the shooting of a Fort Payne man who wrecked his car when he lost consciousness while driving himself to the hospital. Jeffery Steven Williams, 33, apparently lost consciousness from blood loss when he wrecked on De...
Fairhope mayor, police chief accuse each other of using private account for parties by AnnistonStar
Mar 30, 2011 |  2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
After the city’s police chief accused Mayor Tim Kant on Monday of using a private bank account called Friends of Fairhope Police to hold parties for “political friends,” Kant said he had filed a state ethics complaint against the police chief months ago about the same account.  “The real issue is...

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