Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:01:09 GMT
Last Friday, I wrote a column suggesting that the chairman and vice chairman of the board of trustees of Alabama State University should resign if they truly want to do what's best for the university. NoMore >>
By Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley had joined the chorus. That's a big deal -- a really big deal -- because the governor of Alabama has the power to remove trustees from office.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:58:09 GMT
There's a new batch of fishermen/fisherwomen getting ready to learn the craft and they've got their rods and reels ready to go.Kids with the City of Greenville's summer youth program are preparing to learnMore >>
The City of Greenville and the Alabama Black Belt Adventures joined forces Thursday to teach kids about how to fish.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:36:44 GMT
Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.More >>
Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in...More >>
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Authorities confirmed a person claiming to be Auburn shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard sent out a dozen tweets during Monday's standoff. But officials believe the account was fake.
The account, DesLeonard, sent several tweets as Montgomery Police, U.S. Marshals, and the FBI searched a Montgomery home for the Auburn murders suspect late Monday.
"Rumors were rampant last night about tweets inside the attic and all types of things," said Alabama Department of Public Safety director Col. J. Christopher Murphy. "We've got to run all of those down because you can't just say 'oh I don't believe that.' We have to spent man power to do that."
Huntsville attorney Mark McDaniel believes the person that created the account could fall on the wrong side of the law. According to McDaniel, Alabama's hindering prosecution statue is very vague. Police spent time looking into the tweets, and therefore, the person responsible for them could face a class C felony.
"This is not a joke to the Auburn district attorney, this is not a joke for law enforcement, this is not a joke to those families that are going to be burying their loved ones," said McDaniel.