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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
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It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL - Several public officials and residents from Greene and Macon counties have gone to federal court to try to block any more raids by the governor's gambling task force at Greenetrack and Victoryland.
The suit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Birmingham accuses Governor Bob Riley and task force commander John Tyson of nullifying votes by the citizens of Macon and Greene counties to approve electronic bingo. It also accuses Riley of discriminating against African-American citizens.
The plaintiffs include members of the Greene and Macon county commissions, state Sen. Bobby Singleton and state Rep. A.J. McCampbell.
Riley's spokesman, Jeff Emerson, said the task force has enforced gambling laws statewide and hasn't targeted any group. He also says the suit mischaracterizes the votes because they only authorized ordinary bingo games.
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