Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:08 GMT
It's that time of year again when our attention shifts from the spring threat of thunderstorms and tornadoes to summer's meteorological menace, hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from JuneMore >>
It's that time of year again when our attention shifts from the spring threat of thunderstorms and tornadoes to summer's meteorological menace, hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November. Every April, Colorado State University releases a preseason forecast, and not everyone is a fan of those predictions.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:13:27 GMT
From the looks of the outside, it appears to be a normal day at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School St. Bede's campus. But the end of the year excitement is on for these second graders. That's whereMore >>
An airman's homecoming turns into the chance of a lifetime for one family. Thanks to some good planning, a father returning from an overseas deployment gets to make his daughter's dream come true...literally. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:08:10 GMT
Alabama Power is warning customers about a phone scam.Officials say someone is calling customers, telling them their power will be shut off at a certain time if they don't pay. The customers are told toMore >>
Alabama Power is warning customers about a phone scam.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:46 PM EDT2013-05-23 02:46:22 GMT
A 20+ year career with the Alexander City Police Department ended abruptly, on the wrong side of the courtroom, for Corporal Michael Patrick Ford. Ford was originally charged with 3 counts of child sexMore >>
A 20+ year career with the Alexander City Police Department ended abruptly, on the wrong side of the courtroom, for Corporal Michael Patrick Ford. A second officer, Lt. Randy Walters, was arrested but remains on the job. More >>
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A jury in Birmingham has returned a $1 million judgment against a former youth minister who was accused of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old girl in the congregation.
The former youth minister of Word of Life Christian Center, William David Webb, pleaded guilty in 2009 to transporting a minor girl across state lines for sex. His is serving a 5-year sentence.
The victim, who's now 24, sued him and got a jury to return a verdict Thursday of $500,000 in compensatory damages and $500,000 in punitive damages.
The woman's attorney, Johnny Brunson, told al.com (http://bit.ly/VJQq4W ) that the sexual abuse began when the victim was 15.
The 39-year-old former youth minister testified by deposition from prison and waived his right to be at the trial.
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