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Roy Moore trial Wednesday: Will he lose chief justice job twice in 13 years?

al.com — Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will likely find out Wednesday whether he will be booted out of the same job twice in 13 years. The first time Moore lost the chief justice job was in 2003 when he refused to follow a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state Supreme Court building.

Blount County woman killed along rain-slickened road

al.com — A Blount County woman was killed Monday along a rain-slickened road, the county's coroner reported. Sandra Garcia Rojo, 20, of Altoona, was killed in the single-vehicle crash along Blount County Road 36, east of Alabama 75, said Blount County Coroner John Mark Vaughn. The wreck happened just before 3 p.m.

Vigil for slain 4-year-old turns to chaos

al.com — The vigil had just ended when dozens of people began running away from the scene. There were no loud sounds preceding the scramble. A few people said they didn't know why others began running. A few said the scramble began after a relative of Rodriquez got into a heated argument when another person.

Birmingham legal community raising money for attorney John Wiley who was struck by truck

al.com — The Birmingham legal community is coming together to help raise money for medical bills for attorney John Wiley, who was seriously injured when he was struck by a truck Friday as he was walking near the Jefferson County Courthouse.

At least 9 'clown' arrests so far in Alabama: What charges do they face?

al.com — Seven, including two adults and five juveniles, face felony charges of making a terrorist threat. One juvenile faces a child in need of supervision charge. And the other, also a juvenile, faces a misdemeanor harassing communications charge from an incident in Rainbow City.

Woman claims Birmingham City Councilman emailed sex tape of her

al.com — A woman claims that Birmingham City Councilman William Parker violated her privacy by emailing a sex tape of her and Parker to others. The invasion of privacy lawsuit, filed in May by Latitia Collins against Parker and another woman, Naomi Gordon, is pending before Jefferson County Circuit Judge Helen Shores Lee.

Tuscaloosa postal employees sentenced in pot delivery scheme

al.com — Two U.S. Postal Service employees from Tuscaloosa were sentenced Tuesday for accepting cash to deliver marijuana, federal authorities announced today. Lenard Pompey, 39, a supervisor, and Lyle Jones, 36, a mail carrier, pleaded guilty in March to charges of bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Pompey was sentenced by U.S.

Birmingham woman stole $350k from 11 condo associations

al.com — A woman who managed 11 condominium associations in the Birmingham area has been charged with stealing more than $350,000 from those groups, federal authorities announced Tuesday. Jill Rouse Boothby, 42, was charged Monday with one count of wire fraud, according to a joint statement from U.S.

Where are the defendants convicted in Alabama's two-year college scandal?

al.com — In all, 18 people were charged in the federal probe of Alabama's two-year college system. Seven were convicted at trial, one was acquitted, and 10 pleaded guilty..

Former Alabama two-year college chancellor completes federal sentence

al.com — Former Alabama Two-year College Chancellor Roy Johnson, who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from contractors wanting to work at state community colleges, today officially ends his six-and-a-half-year federal prison sentence, according to the federal prison website.
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Sep 25, 2016

Update on fundraiser for atty John Wiley's med bills after he was struck by a vehicle: $9,9k raised in less than day. http://s.al.com/OLCQWea 

Sep 24, 2016

Birmingham legal community raising money for attorney John Wiley who was struck by truck  http://s.al.com/OLCQWea 

Sep 24, 2016

Alabama football's biggest problem: The Walk of Champions  http://s.al.com/MeoI6rZ 

Sep 24, 2016

At least 9 'clown' arrests so far in Alabama: What charges do they face?  http://s.al.com/gKTkznk 

Sep 22, 2016

RT @JohnArchibald: Holy Cow. Recipient of city council sex tape apparently said 'Ummm deliciosi, Papi!'. @krfaulk has updated: https://t.co/NUohb4NwhQ

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