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A U.S. official says American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any...More >>
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The Montgomery City Council passed a new pet ordinance Tuesday night that includes an increased fee for pet owners whose dogs bite someone.The fee is going from ten dollars to one hundred dollars. TheMore >>
The Montgomery City Council passed a new pet ordinance Tuesday night that includes an increased fee for pet owners whose dogs bite someone.More >>
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A defense lawyer says an Alabama federal judge charged with domestic violence in Atlanta is embarrassed and entering a treatment program. Barry Ragsdale is representing U.S. District Judge Mark FullerMore >>
A defense lawyer says an Alabama federal judge charged with domestic violence in Atlanta is embarrassed and entering a treatment program. More >>
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Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.More >>
The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage....More >>
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Three black bows adorn the front doors of the Union Springs Police Department. The bows are in place to remember and support chief Danny Jackson. Jackson's 27-year old daughter Brittany Foster was shot andMore >>
Three black bows adorn the front doors of the Union Springs Police Department. The bows are in place to remember and support chief Danny Jackson.More >>
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
The former University of Alabama at Huntsville professor sentenced to life in prison last week in a shooting rampage that killed three of her colleagues wants to go on trial in the 1986 death of her brother in Massachusetts.
Amy Bishop Anderson was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on September 24 for the shootings on the UAH campus in February of 2010.
Bishop-Anderson shot six people, killing three. She pleaded guilty to the charges and had a mini-trial on September 24 in Madison County.
She was indicted for her brother's decades-old murder after the UAH shootings. Massachusetts prosecutors announced they would not prosecute after she received life in prison for the Alabama murders. She would receive the same penalty if she was convicted in Massachusetts.
Court documents filed by Bishop's lawyer say she objects to a decision by Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey to decline to prosecute her in the killing of her 18-year-old brother, Seth Bishop.
Attorney Larry Tipton says Bishop wants to prove at trial that she had a "loving and caring relationship" with her brother and that the shooting was accidental.
The district attorney in Braintree Massachusetts said as of today, the case is over. In response to Bishop-Anderson's request for a trial, he said, "You can't always get what you want."
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