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Artur Davis joins D.C. law firm by AnnistonStar
Jan 05, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Outgoing U.S. Rep. Artur Davis has become a partner in the international law firm SNR Denton. The firm announced Monday that the former Democratic candidate for governor will work in its Washington office on white collar and government investigations. Read the full story from The Montgomery Adver...
Talladega has first murder since 2009 by AnnistonStar
Jan 04, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A Talladega man is facing a single murder charge following an incident at his home Sunday evening. Robert Eugene Williams, 68, is charged with fatally shooting 56-year-old Michael Eugene Littlejohn. District Attorney Steve Giddens said Williams had his initial court appearance Monday morning befo...
Alabama education tax collections fall, but at slower rate by AnnistonStar
Jan 04, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Tax collections for the state Education Trust Fund in October through December totaled $1.292 billion, a drop of $34.3 million, 2.6 percent, compared to October through December 2009, according to state finance department reports released Monday.  That decline is better than the 3.5-percent drop ...
Ashford man gets 10 years in prison for molesting 9-year-old girl by AnnistonStar
Jan 04, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Houston_County sheriff’s deputies took an Ashford man into custody on Monday after a judge denied him probation for his conviction for the sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl. Circuit Court Judge Brad Mendheim sentenced Victor Rex Bowen to serve 10 years in prison for two sex abuse convictions in...
State troopers report fewer highway fatalities this holiday season by AnnistonStar
Jan 04, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
More people have been able to spend the holidays with their loved ones since the Alabama state troopers began the Operation Safe Holidays traffic safety campaign four years ago. This year's campaign from Dec. 10 through Sunday was a success with 10 fewer traffic fatalities on the state's highways...
Ala. Guard unit bound for Afghanistan ships out by AnnistonStar
Jan 04, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A National Guard unit from south Alabama is shipping out for duty overseas. About 170 members of the 1165th Military Police departed from Fairhope on Monday afternoon. Following a training stop at Camp Shelby, Miss., the troops will deploy to Afghanistan to conduct force protection missions. Read...
3 indicted on charges of filing false oil spill claims by AnnistonStar
Jan 04, 2011 |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Three area residents arrested last month on allegations of filing false oil spill claims have been formally indicted and face arraignment this week in Mobile’s federal court. Maria K. Wright of Orange Beach, Travis Paul Sigler of Loxley and Dayne Wyman Willis Kayn, of Bayou La Batre, face charges...
Alabama's icy roads to get briny solution by AnnistonStar
Jan 03, 2011 |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
It took a year, but state transportation officials are betting that they will be ready when freezing temperatures again threaten major metro thoroughfares.   Brian Davis, Birmingham division engineer for the Alabama Department of Transportation, has been planning a new strategy to attack icy road...
Fungus outbreak hits Alabama marshes by AnnistonStar
Jan 03, 2011 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A widespread fungal outbreak is affecting one of Alabama's key marsh grass species, potentially rendering much of this year's seed crop sterile, according to scientists. While the fungus always is present in coastal marshes, scientists speculated that repeated exposure to oil sheens floating on M...
Father, son charged in Talladega shooting by AnnistonStar
Dec 31, 2010 |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A father and son have been arrested in connection with a shooting Dec. 22, according to Talladega Police Chief Alan Watson. Richard Fredrick Bliss Jr., 53, and Richard Fredrick Bliss III, 19, have each been charged with one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle, Watson said. Bond was set at ...

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