The president of the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police says he's not giving any special advice to chiefs around the state as law enforcement officers get ready for possible implementation of Alabama's new immigration law next week. The law has been described by opponents and supporters as the toughest in the country. It is scheduled to take effect Sept.1, but a federal judge in Birmingham has not ruled on lawsuits seeking to block all or parts of it. ...Read more
If you have been looking for a place to help with storm recovery, Tuscaloosa County Schools may be just the place. According to school officials, they have received many donations of school supplies. In fact, they say they've received so many that they need help getting the donations in the hands of the children. While school leaders say they are grateful for all the donations, now they need help with sorting and delivery. If you would like to help organize the donations or deliver them, call the Tuscaloosa County School System at (205) 758-0411. ...Read more
Greenetrack is fighting a 75 million dollar tax bill from the state. Circuit Judge Eddie Hardaway has scheduled a status conference with attorneys for Thursday. Alabama's revenue department is trying to collect more than $61 million in taxes and more than $13 million in interest for sales tax. State officials say the taxes were not paid on electronic bingo proceeds from 2004 through 2008. Greenetrack's accountant says the bill exceeds their assets which they say are only about one-fifth of the tax bill.
One of the sponsors of Alabama's new tough immigration law told a group of Hispanic young people that the tough law was not designed to hurt them. Republican State Sen. Scott Beason was surrounded by the teenagers Wednesday during a break in a federal court hearing on
the new law which he sponsored in the Senate. A recent graduate of Pelham High School, 19-year-old Victor Palafox told Beason the teens were worried the law would prevent them from attending college or getting good jobs. ...Read more
SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES REFERENDUM RESULTS
Results are unofficial and not yet certified.
City of Northport
11 of 12 Boxes Reporting
Yes - 1312 votes, 55%
No - 1054 votes, 44%
64 of 65 Boxes Reporting
Yes - 2058 votes, 39%
No - 3217 votes, 61%
BREAKDOWN OF VOTES BY POLLING LOCATION
Northport ...Read more