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

Former Winston County deputy sentenced to federal prison in meth extortion

al.com — A former Winston County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to serve three years and nine months in federal prison for his plea to charges he extorted a woman to cook methamphetamine. Grady Keith Concord, 42, of Nauvoo, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Abdul Kallon during a hearing Thursday in Birmingham.

Jim Burke Nissan settling deceptive advertisement complaint

al.com — Jim Burke Nissan in Birmingham is among three car dealerships around the nation which have agreed to settle deceptive advertising complaints, the Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday. The settlements were revealed as part of the FTC's announcement of the results of "Operation Ruse Control." The operation is a joint U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers to re-assess coal mining impact on Black Warrior streams

al.com — A federal appeals court this week gave the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers one year to go back and re-assess the potential harm to streams in the Black Warrior River basin from coal mining after the agency admitted it made a mistake in calculating the impacts. The U.S.

Blount County gay couple asks judge to dismiss their lawsuit seeking marriage license

al.com — A hearing was set for Thursday for U.S. District Court Judge William Acker to consider whether to issue a preliminary injunction to force Green to grant the couple a marriage license. That hearing likely will not occur after an attorney for Hathcote and Hill filed a motion asking Acker to dismiss their case.

Shelby County family sues Publix after death of 11-year-old

al.com — The family of an 11-year-old Shelby County boy who died last year after eating a cookie at a Publix Super Market in Clarksville, Tenn., has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the grocery store saying it violated federal law regarding the identity of potential allergens in its food.

Hoover man sentenced for running on-line betting operation

al.com — A Hoover man, who ran an online sports betting site called betkill.net, has been sentenced to serve three years on probation - six months of it on home detention. Mark Andrew Edmondson, 40, who pleaded guilty last year to one count of transmitting wagering information, was sentenced Monday by U.S.

US Supreme Court tackles juvenile killer sentencing; Inmates in Alabama could get chance at parole

al.com — The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to tackle the issue of whether convicted killers, who were juveniles when the crime happened, should be retroactively granted a chance to one day get parole. Justices' decision on the issue could impact nearly 80 Alabama prisoners, Bryan Stevenson, founder and director of the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative said today.

Prosecutor says something about dismissed Brighton murder case 'stuck with him'

al.com — When Frank Sealie recently walked free after facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison for a murder he maintains he didn't commit he thanked one person more than anyone else - Lane Tolbert, the man who had prosecuted him.

Mental competency report delays federal trial for man in 2007 fatal Bessemer bank robbery

al.com — U.S. District Court Judge David Proctor in an order issued Friday afternoon indefinitely delayed the trial of William Merriweather Jr., which had been slated to begin April 20.

Hueytown man sentenced in 2009 sex crimes case; brother pleaded guilty in case

al.com — A Hueytown man was sentenced today to five life sentences for violent sex crimes in a 2009 cold case, according to a statement from Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and Jefferson County Bessemer Cutoff District Attorney Arthur Green Jr.
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Mar 27, 2015

Former Winston County deputy sentenced to federal prison in meth extortion s.al.com/YQyaIL via @aldotcom

Mar 27, 2015

Paul Bryant Jr.'s bank is the tie that binds UA trustees s.al.com/oYct4NB via @aldotcom

Mar 26, 2015

Jim Burke Nissan settling deceptive advertisement complaint s.al.com/K5QwLqJ via @aldotcom

Mar 25, 2015

Catholic priest, ex-EWTN TV host, fathered child; he's now in custody fight, accused of abuse s.al.com/Wby8SVV via @aldotcom

Mar 24, 2015

Army Corps of Engineers to re-assess coal mining impact on Black Warrior streams s.al.com/ki6d3mm via @aldotcom

Mar 24, 2015

Blount County gay couple asks judge to dismiss their lawsuit seeking marriage license s.al.com/IkQGY1 via @aldotcom

Mar 23, 2015

Shelby County family sues Publix after death of 11-year-old s.al.com/QeHXk0O via @aldotcom

Mar 23, 2015

Hoover man sentenced for running on-line betting operation s.al.com/K9qjmpO via @aldotcom

Mar 23, 2015

US Supreme Court tackles juvenile killer sentencing; Inmates in Alabama could get chance at parole s.al.com/CfrFg0a via @aldotcom

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