Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:54:16 GMT
Desmonte Leonard the man accused of murdering three people in Auburn last summer will have a status hearing on October 15th. At the last meeting both parties had expressed intentions to meet in AugustMore >>
Desmonte Leonard, the man accused of murdering three people in Auburn last summer still has no expectation on when he will go to trial.More >>
The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.More >>
The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:17:00 GMT
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many of them are using social media to find out.More >>
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many are using social media to find out.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:53 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced the State has filed petitions asking the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider parts of two opinions issued August 20 regarding Alabama's immigration law.
The governor contends that the three-judge panel's decision to strike down three of the provisions, including those dealing with harboring, contracts, and school data, was contrary to the U.S. Constitution.
"We are filing this based on principle," Governor Bentley said in a statement to the media. "As the Governor of Alabama, I have a duty to uphold and defend Alabama law. Federal courts should not restrain state governments in a way that is contrary to the U.S. Constitution."
The Southern Poverty Law Center, opposed to Alabama's immigration law, was quick to react to the governor's petition calling the move "disappointing".
Mary Bauer, legal director for the SPLC, said in a statement:
"Today, the State of Alabama continued to attempt to defend its illegal and immoral anti-immigrant law by asking the entire Eleventh Circuit to consider reinstating the provision of H.B. 56 requiring schools to interrogate students about their immigration status.
The Eleventh Circuit Panel's decision on August 20, 2012, that Section 28 violates the equal protection clause by deterring enrollment in schools, was clearly the correct ruling, and we are sure that the decision will stand.
We are disappointed that the State is continuing to stand behind this unjust and hateful law, which has brought so much shame and ridicule upon the state."
Governor Bentley went on to say that, "We must protect the State of Alabama from the federal government interfering with our ability to enforce our laws...We owe it to the people of this state to defend the U.S. Constitution and the right of our legislature to make constitutional policy choices."