BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Two doctors are denying claims by a man who says his penis was amputated during a routine circumcision. A lawyer for the physicians says the allegations in a lawsuit filed this week in Birmingham by Johnny Lee Banks Jr. are untrue. Princeton Baptist hospital also says the claims are without merit.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An attorney for the family of a student gunned down by a University of South Alabama police officer says a lawsuit in the case is moving from state court to federal court. A grand jury found that Officer Trevis Austin was justified in shooting Gil Collar. Lawyer Ben Locklar says he plans to file a federal civil rights suit.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is on trial in his Alabama hometown on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. McClain's trial started today in city court in Decatur. McClain is accused of yelling an obscenity at police who were trying to arrest him in 2013.
HOUSTON (AP) - Former astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield has died of complications following back surgery. He was 80. Hartsfield logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions. The Birmingham, Alabama, native later worked in several NASA administrative positions.
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