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Maragret DuPont

March 25, 2010 - 8:27am

Margaret and Al DuPont Courtesy T-News

Friends and family said goodbye to Margaret DuPont, wife
of former Mayor Al DuPont, on Wednesday at Heritage Chapel. The DuPonts had been
married for 64 years.  Margaret DuPont died Sunday night after being sick for
some time.

The funeral will begin Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at Evergreen
City Cemetery across from Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Prom Night Problems

March 23, 2010 - 9:48am

Prom Night Disco BallMississippi officials, who canceled a prom after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend, say there were issues with the event even before that.  County school officials told a federal judge Monday they had discussed not sponsoring the prom even before Constance McMillen challenged the rule prohibiting same ...Read more

King Takes Control

March 22, 2010 - 2:38pm

Attorney General Troy King is assuming control of Governor Bob Riley's anti-gambling task force. Monday, King announced that "enough is enough" after 448 days of no arrests and no convictions from the task force. King called the task force a failure. He said he had given advice a month ago, but all his advice has been rejected since he asked the governor to reform the task force.
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Bakery Featured on "Unwrapped"

March 22, 2010 - 1:48pm

An Alabama bakery is set to be featured on the Food Network show "Unwrapped."  Sister Schubert's Homemade Rolls will be shown on the"Feel-Good Foods" episode on Monday.  The episode was filmed last September at the company's main plant in Luverne and features interviews with founder Patricia "Sister Schubert" Barnes and workers.  It will also have interior footage of the bakery, which produces more than one million rolls per day.  ...Read more

Hurricane Evacuation

March 22, 2010 - 1:44pm

hurricane evacuationA proposed hurricane evacuation highway linking Interstates 10 and 65 appears likely to follow the route preferred by Baldwin County officials.  Baldwin County Commissioner Frank Burt says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers favored the county's route, which would roughly parallel Alabama 59. ...Read more

Opposing a Strip Club

March 22, 2010 - 11:42am

stip clubThe cities of Birmingham, Trussville and a group of citizens have appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court the recent Jefferson County Circuit Court decision that allowed a strip club to operate.  Records show the cities and the Citizens to Protect Derby Parkway filed three separate appeals with the state's high court on March 11. ...Read more

Undelivered Mail

March 22, 2010 - 11:39am

mail post office stampAn Alabama judge has sentenced a husband and wife who worked as contract drivers for the U.S. Postal Service to probation for failing to deliver thousands of pieces of mail.  Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Butler Jr. Monday sentenced 28-year-old Jeffrey M. Brown and 27-year-old Cassie L. Brown to probation for delay or destruction of the mail. ...Read more

Missing Info for Gun Sales

March 22, 2010 - 11:32am

Information missing from a state crime database is allowing some people to buy guns in Alabama when the purchases should be barred.  The Press-Register of Mobile reported Sunday that a database at the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center has 2.7 million arrest records that don't reflect case outcomes.  Sometimes, people can buy guns when previous court cases should bar the deals. In Mobile, a man who purchased a military-style rifle despite a marijuana arrest was later sentenced to prison for possessing the weapon. ...Read more

Bingo in Bama?

March 22, 2010 - 11:25am

bingoThe future of the governor's gambling task force is now in the hands of the Alabama Supreme Court. The court is considering arguments over whether the task force's commander, Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson, has legal authority in the post.  A Macon County judge blocked the task force March 5 by ruling that Tyson only has authority in Mobile County. ...Read more

Tax Time Tips

March 22, 2010 - 11:23am

taxThe annual tax deadline is quickly approaching.  If you're worried about how you'll pay for your taxes, you're not alone.  There are some options, but only if you file your taxes. ...Read more

Student Killed after Volunteering

March 22, 2010 - 11:04am
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A North Dakota girl who volunteer in West Alabama Tuesday was hit and killed by a car in Florida Wednesday.  Sarah Martinsen, 21, was traveling around the country with 40 other students doing community service work during spring break.  North Dakota State University in Fargo says Martinsen was hit by a vehicle while jogging.  The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. ...Read more

Gag Order Issued in UAH Shooting

March 22, 2010 - 10:48am

The judge set to preside over accused UAH shooter Amy Bishop's upcoming preliminary hearing Tuesday on capital murder and attempted murder charges issued a gag order in the case Thursday.  District Judge Ruth Ann Hall barred attorneys for both the prosecution and defense as well as law enforcement personnel from talking to the media. ...Read more

Natalee Holloway Remains?

March 22, 2010 - 10:26am

A newspaper is reporting that a Lancaster County couple believes an underwater snapshot they took off the coast of Aruba reveals human remains on the ocean floor.  The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reported Thursday that the photo taken by John and Patti Muldowney of Manheim last fall has been turned over to the FBI.  Patti Muldowney took the shot while snorkeling near the Caribbean island. ...Read more

Alabama Prison Population

March 22, 2010 - 10:23am

prison jail inmateA new report shows Alabama's prison population continued to increase last year while the number of inmates declined nationwide.  The report by the Public Safety Performance Project of the Pew Center on the States shows the number of inmates housed by the state was 31,561 on January 1, an increase of 3.5 percent from a year earlier. ...Read more

H1N1 Death in Alabama

March 22, 2010 - 9:51am

h1n1 swine fluThe Mobile County Health Department says the February 27 death of a 6-year-old boy is being attributed to swine flu. Health officials say the death brings the number of H1N1 flu fatalities among Mobile County residents to four. The first ...Read more

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