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Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister early Wednesday morning. Around 3 a.m., a caller asked police to check on the welfare of someone in the Housing Authority apartmentsMore >>
Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister early Wednesday morning.More >>
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A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham. De'Anthony Dejuan Kelly was reportedly taken by a 14-year-old girl from hisMore >>
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:40:28 GMT
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery. All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connectionMore >>
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery.
All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with these incidents.More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the...More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
A 15-foot bronze statue of the late Willie McCool, one of the seven
fallen heroes of Columbia, towers in Texas today. The larger-than-life
figure was unveiled May 7, 2005, in Lubbock's Huneke Park.
To celebrate his legacy, McCool's immediate and NASA family joined the
special ceremony to share memories of their friend, husband, father and
son with about 200 people who gathered to honor the late astronaut.
The left hand of the statue points north toward the flight path of the
Columbia Shuttle. The sleeve of the astronaut's flight suit bears the
names of his three sons: Cameron, Chris and Sean. The Lubbock sculptor,
Eddie Dixon, also inscribed the name of McCool's widow, Lani, onto the
ring worn by the astronaut.
Image to left: A monument to Astronaut Willie McCool looms large in Lubbock. Credit: NASA
McCool graduated from Coronado High School in Lubbock. The statue was built through donations from the city.
Gen. Jefferson Howell, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center,
expressed his thanks to the local communities and businesses of Lubbock
who devoted their time, money and labor to the massive monument,
"Men and women going up in these Shuttles are facing the same terrible
risks that John Glenn and those earlier guys did," Howell said. "We just
got so used to that scientific work being done by the shuttle crews
that we forgot how risky this business is. These astronauts face dangers
just like the original seven…I say a prayer of thanks each day I'm
allowed to serve with heroes like Willie at the Johnson Space Center."