The federal judge who presided over Alabama's gambling trial will talk with defense and prosecution attorneys Monday about when to schedule the retrial for the seven defendants who remain. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson scheduled the conference call for 11 a.m. Monday.
The 10-week-long trial ended Thursday with the jury clearing two
of the defendants. The panel issued split verdicts on the other seven defendants. The jury couldn't reach a decision on some counts and returned not guilty verdicts on others. A total of 33 charges remain against the seven defendants. ...Read more
The City of Tuscaloosa says three more deaths can be attributed to the April 27 tornado. This brings the total number of fatalities in Tuscaloosa County to 50. The City says the three latest names were added to the list after discussions with family members.
The additional victims, added Friday by the City of Tuscaloosa, are:
Mrs. Helen Wurm, age 98. She died May 9, 2011. Mrs. Wurm was a resident of LaRocca Nursing Home at the time of the storm. ...Read more
Longtime Tuscaloosa City Schools employee Teddy Fulgham passed away unexpectedly Tuesday. There is now new information regarding times for his memorial. The viewing will be Friday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Vanhoose and Steele Funeral Home. The funeral will be Saturday at Elizabeth Baptist Church at 11 a.m.
Fulgham had been the head of security at Bryant High School since it opened in 2003. Fulgham died after suffereing a blood clot in his heart.
A University of Alabama student is putting Tuscaloosa's tornado damage in the national spotlight on CMT's television show "Sweet Home Alabama." Earlier this summer, Devin Grissom brought her city and country boys to Tuscaloosa to help with tornado cleanup efforts. They met at the volunteer recovery center and then went to work. They cleared away debris so a family could rebuild their home. Devin says the experience gave her a chance to see the guys in a more serioius atmosphere. Devin says none of the guys had seen tornado damage like this before, and feels this trip ...Read more
A judge is standing by his ruling to allow seized electronic bingo machines to return to Greenetrack. Special Circuit Judge Houston Brown rejected Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's request for a stay. The Attorney General's Office got state police to seize the machines May 31, based on a search warrant issued by Brown. Last week, Brown ruled the Attorney General lacked probable cause to seize the gaming machines. Attorney General Strange is appealing the case to the Alabama Supreme Court.