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Former IRS employee in Alabama pleads guilty to identity theft, fraud

al.com — Nakeisha Hall, 39, on Monday entered her guilty pleas during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre to theft of government funds, aggravated identity theft, unauthorized access to a protected computer and conspiracy to commit bank fraud and mail fraud affecting a financial institution.
Feb 10, 2016

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Federal judge says she won't meet with Hoover residents about rezoning plan

al.com — A federal judge says she has gotten two letters and an email from Hoover residents concerned about the rezoning of students within the city's school system. That correspondence has included a request that she meet with parents. U.S.

Bessemer woman sentenced in Bibb County wreck that killed 5-year-old girl

al.com — Kathy Jones, 33, pleaded guilty under a plea deal with the district attorney's office and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Jack Meigs on Friday. Jones, who had been indicted for murder, had been set to go on trial Monday before agreeing to plead guilty to the lesser charge.

Capital murder suspects across Alabama seek to bar death penalty

al.com — Attorneys for 25-year-old Antonio McCary Jones, a Birmingham man charged with killing a fellow drug dealer by shooting him 14 times, last week told a judge that if Jones is found guilty the death penalty should not be an option.

$1.35 million bond set for teen charged in slaying of Hoover man

al.com — A judge on Monday set a $1.35 million bond for one of the teens charged in last month's shooting death of a Hoover husband, father and Iraq war veteran. Bessemer Cutoff Jefferson County Circuit Judge David Hobdy set the bond for Charleston Wells, 16, at a hearing Monday afternoon.

Hoover woman enters plea deal; got $98k in loans using child's Social Security number

al.com — A Hoover woman, who served prison time for falsifying mortgage documents to buy two homes in 2008, entered a plea deal with federal prosecutors this week to a charge that she used a child's social security card to get banks to lend her money to buy three high-end used cars last year worth nearly $100,000.

Grand jury to review cases against teen in fall slaying and crime spree

al.com — A Jefferson County grand jury will review theft, robbery, attempted murder, and capital murder charges against a Birmingham teen related to four separate incidents in October and November. The teen also is charged in two November robberies in Shelby County, police said.

Tornado damaged federal prison in Aliceville; no injuries reported

al.com — Officials at the Federal Correctional Institution at Aliceville said this morning that there were no injuries among inmates or staff when a tornado struck the prison Tuesday night. A statement issued from the prison this morning stated the prison was struck by a tornado that swept through Pickens County at about 5:25 pm Tuesday.

Why doesn't University of Alabama championship merchandise include "Sweet 16"?

al.com — Immediately after the University of Alabama's football team won the National Championship on Jan. 11, merchandise commemorating the victory began flying off store shelves. But despite the university's claims that it is the 16th national football championship for the program, one obvious phrase - "Sweet 16" or "Sweet Sixteen" - describing the fete isn't included on officially licensed T-shirts, caps and trinkets.

Alabama tied for 7th in exonerations in United States in 2015, report says

al.com — The report, "Exonerations in 2015," states that there were 149 people exonerated last year, which is the most since the group began tracking exonerations in the late 1980s. That also includes a record of 58 defendants exonerated in homicide, or more than one a week, according to the group.
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Feb 08, 2016

$1.35 million bond set for teen charged in slaying of Hoover man s.al.com/ISlcppD

Feb 08, 2016

Waiting for bond hearing to start for Charleston Wells,16, charged in January's shooting death of Hoover husband, father and Iraq war vet

Feb 05, 2016

Supreme Court denies Methodist Church request to dismiss lawsuit over killer pastor s.al.com/0yCR6di

Feb 03, 2016

Hoover woman enters plea deal; got $98k in loans using child's Social Security number s.al.com/402J1tW

Feb 03, 2016

Grand jury to review cases against teen in fall slaying and crime spree s.al.com/E4fkyHj

Feb 03, 2016

No "Sweet 16" on Alabama Nat. Champ merchandise, but "16 is Sweet" is okay s.al.com/C1wJiyl

Feb 03, 2016

Why doesn't University of Alabama championship merchandise include 'Sweet 16'? s.al.com/C1wJiyl

Feb 03, 2016

Alabama tied for 7th in exonerations in United States in 2015 with four, report says s.al.com/aRwd4lk


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