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Several Montgomery residents are upset after discovering 4 or 5 large trees near the Alabama Capitol building were cut down and removed.One woman, who was a self-professed "tree hugger" was particularlyMore >>
Several Montgomery residents are upset after discovering 4 or 5 large trees near the Alabama Capitol building were cut down and removed.More >>
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With the governor signing the education budget into law last week and the window to veto other bills having expired, we felt now is a good time to revisit parts of the legislative session to address someMore >>
We revisit parts of the legislative session to address some high profile measures that passed and failed in the final days and moments of the legislative session.More >>
More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and...More >>
Fears rose Thursday for the fate of 289 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.More >>
A federal prosecutor has told the jury in Alabama's gambling corruption trial that the conspiracy started when VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor agreed to provide $5 million to Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley to try to pass gambling legislation.
Prosecutor Steve Feaga told the jury Friday that McGregor needed more votes to pass the gambling bill in the state Senate and that's why Gilley pleaded guilty to offering money to senators for their votes.
Feaga's closing argument is the last word from attorneys in the trial of McGregor and eight other defendants. The jury will begin deliberations Friday afternoon. The jury is sequestered and will deliberate through the weekend, if necessary.
JUDGE INTERUPTS CLOSING ARGUMENTS
The judge in Alabama's gambling corruption trial has chastised defense attorneys for continually raising objections during the prosecution's closing arguments.
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson sent the jury out of the courtroom briefly Friday morning and told defense attorneys that he was tired of hearing their objections every five seconds. The judge said it appeared the defense might have a strategy to break up the prosecution's arguments.
An attorney for Democratic Sen. Quinton Ross of Montgomery, Mark Englehart, said there was no strategy, but defense attorneys were objecting because prosecutor Steve Feaga kept mischaracterizing the evidence.
The jury will begin deliberations Friday afternoon.
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