Thursday, July 24 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:10:39 GMT
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's office is shifting its statements regarding the housing of immigrant children at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery after earlier confirmingMore >>
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's office is shifting its statements regarding the housing of immigrant children at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery after earlier confirming the installation would be used.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:48:09 GMT
Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeMore >>
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:45:15 GMT
WSFA 12 News has learned that the inmate/victim in the case against a former Montgomery County Detention Facility corrections officer has been identified.More >>
WSFA 12 News has learned that the inmate/victim in the case against a former Montgomery County Detention Facility corrections officer is now identified as Auburn mass shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:42:29 GMT
With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.More >>
With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing new proposals Thursday to fix a veterans health care program scandalized by long waits and...More >>
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WAFF) -
According to media reports, accused Aurora theater shooter, James Holmes, was rejected as a candidate for the PhD neuroscience program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Documents released to The Denver Post from UAB show despite high marks for his laboratory work, knowledge and scores on admissions tests, Holmes' personality apparently troubled at least one professor during interviews in Birmingham.
He was informed that he would not be admitted to UAB's program on March 31, 2011, and went on to enroll at the University of Colorado Denver. He performed poorly and withdrew after the spring semester this year, just before bursting into an Aurora movie theater on July 20 during a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." Twelve people died in the shooting and another 58 were injured. Holmes faces multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
In the UAB application packet, professors gave him high marks for his knowledge, but one professor said, "He may be extremely smart, but difficult to engage. Hard to tell how interested he is - maybe he just wasn't interested in my research."
That interviewer rated Holmes only as a "good" candidate, but other interviewers rated Holmes as "outstanding."
Homes traveled to Birmingham for the interviews in February, 2011.