An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title.More >>
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his...More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:46 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:46:11 GMT
From the looks of the outside, it appears to be a normal day at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School St. Bede's campus. But the end of the year excitement is on for these second graders. That's whereMore >>
An airman's homecoming turns into the chance of a lifetime for one family. Thanks to some good planning, a father returning from an overseas deployment gets to make his daughter's dream come true...literally.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:32:41 GMT
Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.Dr. BrooksMore >>
Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:24:54 GMT
The hunt is on for a wanted suspect in Autauga County, according to the Autauga County Sheriff's Office. A woman called the WSFA 12 newsroom Wednesday afternoon saying that she had been stopped in AutaugaMore >>
The hunt is on for a wanted suspect in Autauga County, according to the Autauga County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Wednesday, October 6 2010 8:02 PM EDT2010-10-07 00:02:55 GMT
A federal judge has refused a request from indicted casino owner Milton McGregor to have federal investigators turn over information about wire taps and copies of...More >>
EUTAW, Ala. (AP) - More protests and arrests are being urged by a black Alabama lawmaker after 16 protesters were taken into custody for blocking a raid by state police at an electronic bingo casino overnight.
Legislative Black Caucus Chairman John Rogers of Birmingham said Gov. Bob Riley's effort to shut down the Greenetrack casino in a poor, rural Alabama county is hurting blacks who depend on it for jobs. He said several caucus members plan to protest and be arrested at the casino Thursday afternoon.
Riley and his gambling task force commander, John Tyson Jr., contend the electronic bingo machines are illegal slots and cannot be allowed. The 16 protesters, including a black state senator and the casino's CEO, blocked the entrance during a night-long standoff before they were arrested.
The protesters refused to leave the casino so state police could seize more than 800 electronic bingo machines. Each person is charged with obstruction of justice.
Alabama Public Safety Director Christopher Murphy said Thursday the 16 had blocked the entrance to the casino throughout the night after a court order cleared the way for the governor's gambling task force to enter. He said they were cooperative when arrested.
Riley says court rulings in recent months have made clear the electronic bingo machines are illegal slot machines.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)