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I'm a 1985 graduate of the University of Alabama. I am married and have a son who is a 2014 graduate of Pelham HS I cover the court beat for Alabama Media Group

Grand jury to review case of Hueytown teen killed after alleged exchange of fake money for fake drugs

al.com — A judge at a hearing Monday ordered a grand jury to review the case of a Markey Jerail Evans, of Bessemer, who is charged in the Dec. 6 shooting death of 19-year-old Michael Dempsey, of Hueytown, after an alleged exchange of fake money for fake drugs.

Alabama Supreme Court: Jefferson County Judge will hear Birmingham appeal of Shepherd Bend mine permit

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Birmingham Water Works' legal fight to stop a surface mine from operating near its water filtration plant along the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River will continue before a Jefferson County judge, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday. The owners of the proposed Shepherd Bend - a subsidiary of Drummond Coal Co.

Capital murder case against drug dealer charged with shooting man 14 times sent to grand jury

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The capital murder case of a 23-year-old Birmingham man charged with shooting a fellow drug dealer will be reviewed by a grand jury for possible indictment, a just ruled Friday. The victim had been shot 14 times.

Woman charged with murder of accomplice in hotel robbery granted youthful offender status

al.com — BESSEMER, Alabama - One of the three Huntsville women charged in the death of a male robbery accomplice has been granted youthful offender status, which means the harshest sentence she could receive on her felony murder charge is three years.

Former Birmingham youth services director sentenced to federal prison for mortgage fraud scheme

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A former Birmingham youth services director, who pleaded guilty in a mortgage fraud case that also led to theft charges against the former director of the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity, has been sentenced to serve 25 months in a federal prison. Robert Paul Hollman was sentenced by U.S.

Jefferson County District Attorney creates new unit with eye on corruption and white collar crime

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls is forming a new team to concentrate on white-collar crime and public corruption in the Birmingham area. His motivation: A jump in thefts and fraud schemes by workers in the government and private sectors.

Birmingham man sentenced for conviction in 2012 shooting death of woman after fight over cell phone

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -A Birmingham man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his manslaughter conviction in the 2012 shooting death of a woman during an argument over a cell phone bill. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Laura Petro sentenced Walter Wallace Sr.

Motive revealed in 2007 shooting death of Birmingham blues musician

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A prosecutor on Friday told a judge that they believe counterfeit bills used to pay for drugs was the motive for the 2007 shooting death of Birmingham musician Howard Scott "Blue" Bernstein.

Trial date set for man in 2007 slayings of two Bessemer bank tellers, wounding of two others

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The federal trial of a man, who faces a possible death sentence if convicted in the 2007 slayings of two Bessemer bank tellers and the wounding of two others during a robbery, will begin this spring, a federal judge ruled this week. U.S.

Charge dismissed against Homewood man in shooting death after fight that began with public urination

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A judge has dismissed a charge against a Homewood man who shot and killed another man following a fight that began with allegations of public urination. Jefferson County District Judge Katrina Ross, in an order issued late Wednesday afternoon, dismissed the manslaughter charge against William Leigh Oliver.
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Dec 22, 2014

Grand jury to review case of Hueytown teen killed after alleged exchange of fake money for fake drugs s.al.com/sg7sUXW via @aldotcom

Dec 19, 2014

Ala Sup Ct: JeffCo Judge will hear Birmingham appeal of Shepherd Bend mine permit @BWRiverkeeper s.al.com/a5gutj via @aldotcom

Dec 19, 2014

Alabama Supreme Court: Jefferson County Judge will hear Birmingham appeal of Shepherd Bend mine permit s.al.com/a5gutj via @aldotcom

Dec 19, 2014

Capital murder case against drug dealer charged with shooting man 14 times sent to grand jury al.com/news/birmingha… via @aldotcom

Dec 18, 2014

Former Birmingham youth services director sentenced to federal prison for mortgage fraud scheme s.al.com/Wxlz9eb via @aldotcom

Dec 18, 2014

Woman charged with murder of accomplice in hotel robbery granted youthful offender status s.al.com/Cz39fVV via @aldotcom

Dec 16, 2014

Alabama Supreme Court gets dishonorable mention in tort reform group's 'Judicial Hellholes' report s.al.com/2RjD2Sd via @aldotcom

Dec 16, 2014

Shelby County man gets back most of $894,800 seized from safe by DEA agents s.al.com/EK8q9sd via @aldotcom

Dec 14, 2014

Jefferson County District Attorney creates new unit with eye on corruption and white collar crime s.al.com/IUMnGiG via @aldotcom

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