Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:03:04 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:59 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:59:36 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >>
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed.More >>
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.More >>
The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her...More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:02:49 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A news release from the FBI Boston division stated the shooting took place early Wednesday when Ibragim Todashev, the shooting victim, started a "violent confrontation."More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Residents in Dadeville were outraged when the council stripped the mayor of the authority to appoint people to key city positions like the police and fire chief. They questioned whether the move was legal. But it appears state law does give councils the right to take appointment duties for themselves, under certain conditions.
This is not the first time this issue has arisen, but the interpretation of the law has changed. Just last year, the state Supreme Court ruled the Fairfield City Council overreached when it stripped that city's mayor of the right to hire and fire city officials. That ruling caused a stir in city halls across the state.
The Alabama League of Municipalities spells out in detail guidelines on the issue in light of the ruling. That can be found here and here.
The Mayor of Montgomery retains the authority to appoint people to eight key positions, including the police and fire chief. The rest of those positions are appointment by the City/County Personnel Board. In Prattville, the Mayor recommends choices, on which the council votes whether to approve.