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 >>
Democratic leaders in the Alabama House and Senate have proposed a plan they say would pump enough money into the General Fund budget to adequately fund Alabama's Medicaid program.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has said the General Fund budget pending in the Senate is more than $200 million short of what's needed to fund Medicaid.
House Minority Leader Craig Ford of Gadsden and Senate Minority Leader Roger Bedford of Russellville Wednesday offered a plan they said would borrow from an industrial development fund and take money from an education budget savings account. Bedford and Ford said their plan would protect Medicaid.
Republican House Speaker Mike Hubbard said GOP leaders are meeting with Bentley to discuss ways to fund Medicaid, which might include parts of the Democrats' plan.
Jeremy King, the Governor's Deputy Communcation Director has issued a response to the proposed plans, saying "We have been working on options similar to these for some time and are continuing to explore these and other potential solutions with legislative leaders and stakeholders. Governor Bentley remains committed to arriving at a solution to this year's General Fund crisis and preserving the state's health care system without raising taxes."