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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

Jefferson County couple ordered to pay $1 million in property tax redemption dispute

al.com — A judge says the couple never owned the property under Alabama's property tax redemption laws. The judge has ordered the Harrisses to pay $1 million to High Tech Mobility - the company that bought the building, valued at $250,000, in November 2012 from the previous owner and which paid the $7,312 in back taxes.

Birmingham Bar Association poll of Jefferson County judicial candidate qualifications

al.com — Note: 7.5 percent of 3,910 lawyers participated. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Birmingham Bar Association last week released the results of its Judicial Candidate Qualifications Poll of bar members for the four contested Jefferson County judicial races in the Nov. 4 general election.

Former Adams Produce CFO pleads guilty to withholding information about fraud scheme

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -The former Chief Financial Officer for Birmingham-based Adams Produce, which closed and filed for bankruptcy in 2012, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of withholding information about a scheme to defraud the federal government of $481,000 on a fruits and vegetables contract.

Grand jury to consider charges in 2012 shooting death outside Mike's Crossroads

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The capital murder case against a Birmingham man in a 2012 shooting death outside Mike's Crossroads adult lounge will be presented to a grand jury, a judge ruled this morning. The shooting was one of the incidents that ultimately led to the city's shutdown of the club in the 100 block of Third Avenue North.

Heroin dealer sentenced to more than 4 years in prison but not responsible for UA student's death

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A man, who had been charged in connection with the 2013 heroin overdose death of a 20-year-old University of Alabama student, was sentenced Tuesday to 57 months in federal prison. Patropius Foster, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Abdul Kallon during a hearing Tuesday afternoon.

Nick Saban sold home to Crimson Tide Foundation for $3.1 million in 2013

al.com — The home, which Saban and his wife, Terry, bought in 2007 when they came to the university, was purchased by the Crimson Tide Foundation in March 2013 for nearly $3.1 million. The Sabans continue to live in the 8,759-square-foot home, and the foundation has paid the property taxes on the home since the purchase.

Federal judge again rules man competent to stand trial in 2007 Bessemer bank robbery and teller deaths

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A man charged in the 2007 shooting deaths of two tellers during a Bessemer bank robbery is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday. The trial of William Merriweather Jr., who could face the death penalty if convicted, has been delayed more than seven years as he was evaluated by federal prison doctors and his defense attorneys argued he was incompetent to stand trial.

Appeals court: Jefferson County judge should not have granted child visitation rights to woman's former same-sex partner

al.com — In its ruling the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals said that Jefferson County District Court Judge Raymond P. Chambliss erred in granting the visitation rights based on a Georgia court ruling that approved the woman's adoption of the children four years before the couple separated.

Hoover police officer's lawsuit against man who won settlement in police beating case still pending

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Birmingham man who received $1,000 in a lawsuit settlement following his videotaped police beating could lose that and more. A Hoover police officer run over by Anthony Warren filed suit in 2009, and now that Warren's federal lawsuit against the City of Birmingham is over, the officers' lawsuit can proceed.

Birmingham man convicted of manslaughter in woman's 2012 shooting death

al.com — A jury found Walter Wallace, 40, guilty of manslaughter following a three-day trial before Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Laura Petro. Wallace had been charged with murder but the jury came back with a guilty verdict on the lesser charge of manslaughter after deliberating Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.
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Oct 31, 2014

Jefferson County couple ordered to pay $1 million in property tax redemption dispute s.al.com/IS5tNeY via @aldotcom

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MikeCasonAL: Barry Moore not guilty on all four counts.

Oct 29, 2014

Birmingham Bar Association poll of Jefferson County judicial candidate qualifications s.al.com/qTnkhxU via @aldotcom

Oct 29, 2014

Former Adams Produce CFO pleads guilty to withholding information about fraud scheme s.al.com/MAfdgzk via @aldotcom

Oct 29, 2014

Grand jury to consider charges in 2012 shooting death outside Mike's Crossroads s.al.com/ImdM2DZ via @aldotcom

Oct 27, 2014

RT @kelseymstein: Judge denies youthful offender status for man charged with murder in shooting at Hong Kong Seafood: ow.ly/DpGMy

Oct 27, 2014

RT @kelseymstein: Judge denies new trial for man convicted of killing young mother in Gate City: ow.ly/Dq8h5

Oct 27, 2014

See it for yourself: Settlement agreement gives more specifics in Birmingham police beating case s.al.com/wyf6pHI via @aldotcom

Oct 27, 2014

New info: Crimson Tide Foundation will not have to pay taxes in future on Nick Saban home it bought s.al.com/Kjhl7JY via @aldotcom

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