Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools...More >>
Singapore urged people to remain indoors amid unprecedented levels of air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools and...More >>
The Boston Bruins came from behind to tie the Chicago Blackhawks for the third time and sent Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals into overtime with the teams even 5-5 on Wednesday night.More >>
After struggling for more than 120 minutes to score even once, the Blackhawks beat Boston goalie Tuukka Rask a half-dozen times in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals to send the series back to Chicago tied two games apiece.More >>
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An Etowah County judge has acquitted two lawyers and a third man on trial on extortion charges.
Circuit Judge Howard F. Bryan IV ruled Wednesday there was insufficient evidence to continue the trial of Gadsden attorney Frank Bailey; Coosa County Assistant District Attorney Frank Teel; and Teel's son, Ryan McVay Teel.
The Gadsden Times (http://bit.ly/P2DyiX ) reports the ruling means the men can't be retried on charges first brought in 2010.
Prosecutors say the men were arrested after they allegedly tried to extort $5 million from a Gadsden businessman with the threat of a capital murder indictment to settle a civil lawsuit against him.
Defense lawyers argued that prosecutors failed to prove the men committed a crime, and the judge agreed.
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