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Twenty one people arrested in northwest Alabama scheme to get drugs over the Internet by AnnistonStar
Feb 15, 2011 |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-one people in northwest Alabama face charges related to a scheme to use stolen and altered medical records and drivers' licenses to get prescription drugs from online pharmacies, according to a statement issued by federal and state authorities this morning. Four of those arrested were indi...
Alabama home sales fell 4.4% in 2010 by AnnistonStar
Feb 15, 2011 |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The state's real estate industry continued to struggle last year, with total home sales and median selling prices falling from their 2009 levels. According to new data from the Alabama Center for Real Estate, home sales fell 4.4 percent in Alabama in 2010. There were 36,234 home sold in 2010, com...
scamming in anniston by wesdobber
Feb 15, 2011 |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
attention anniston/oxford (and surrounding areas) !!  There is a grey dodge van bearing an Alabama emblem on the side panel with license plates #BQK2310 (carroll county GA tag).  They can be seen sitting on the intersection of 431 and I-20 holding a sign that says need help and gas... THIS IS A S...
Federal appeals court says former Alabama district attorney must register as sex offender by AnnistonStar
Feb 15, 2011 |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal appeals court today ordered that a former Alabama district attorney will have to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison next month. Former Franklin County District Attorney John Pilati was sentenced in March 2008 to serve 42 months in prison for fondling five men -- ...
Luther Strange seeks ban on bingo machines at Alabama Indian casinos by AnnistonStar
Feb 15, 2011 |  1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has asked the federal agency that oversees Indian gambling to ban slots-like electronic bingo machines from the state's Indian casinos.  But officials with the National Indian Gaming Commission, as well as Gov. Robert Bentley, have said that such a ban coul...
State not seeking death by injection in Talladega Co. murder case by AnnistonStar
Feb 15, 2011 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The state of Alabama will not seek death by lethal injection for Michael Joe White, Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens told potential jurors in the case Monday. Now, if he is convicted of capital murder as charged, White faces mandatory life in prison without possibility of parole. ...
McCall first black leader of Department of Public Safety by AnnistonStar
Feb 15, 2011 |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The new director of the Alabama Department of Pub­lic Safety is a man who en­joys aviation and drag racing and is no slouch when it comes to history either -- be­cause he just made it. A month ago, Col. Hugh McCall became the first full-time black leader of a depart­ment that was once all-white a...
Obama budget would cut pediatrician training at Children's Hospital by AnnistonStar
Feb 15, 2011 |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A federal program that gives Children's Hospital in Birmingham about $5.5 million a year to train pediatricians would be terminated by President Barack Obama's 2012 budget.   Eliminating the graduate medical education program for children's hospitals nationally would save $318 million a year, acc...
Winn-Dixie reports loss in its second quarter by AnnistonStar
Feb 15, 2011 |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. said Monday it lost $24 million, or 43 cents per share, in the 16 weeks that ended Jan. 12. That compares to profit of $2.1 million, or 4 cents a share, in the 16 weeks that ended Jan. 6, 2010.  Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected a 28-cent loss, on average. Rea...
Man convicted on sex-related charges in Etowah County by AnnistonStar
Feb 14, 2011 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
An Etowah County jury on Monday found a man guilty on several sex-related crimes dating back to 2005. William C. Hammond, 40, was convicted on charges of first-degree rape, second-degree sodomy, first-degree sex abuse, second-degree sex abuse and second-degree rape. Read the full story from The G...

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