Friday, August 22 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:37:37 GMT
Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:32:27 GMT
The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.More >>
He uses tough love and a military style approach to keep kids in Montgomery out of trouble but now, the founder of a local discipline academy has found himself in trouble with the law. Glenn Veasy is facing sexual abuse allegations involving one of the teens in his boot camp. More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:48:02 GMT
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announcedMore >>
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announced Thursday.More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:32 GMT
It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More >>
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...More >>
When the tornado hit Harvest, Sharry Gilliam, her son, a woman who lives next door and her two kids went into Gilliam's interior. It was the only place they could take cover.
The only shelter in Harvest is miles away on Old Railroad Bed Road. It's a community shelter, not operated by Madison County. The Gilliams survived Wednesday's tornadoes, but their neighbors did not.
"Some people in a trailer were killed because they didn't really have a place to go," Gilliam said.
Madison County Emergency Management Director Rusty Russell said one reason the county does not operate storm shelters is because of a lesson learned after the deadly tornado outbreak in 1974.
"A study was done and found more people were hurt because they left a place they were safe and tried to go somewhere they thought they would be safe. They waited to the last minute and they were caught in the storm," Russell said.
Russell said surrounding counties may need shelters more because they have more rural areas and smaller warning systems.
"We have the highest percentage of siren coverage of any county in Alabama," said Russell of Madison County.
Russell cited funding issues to provide equal access for all residents and liability concerns as reason Madison County does not own shelters, adding there are no plans to install any.