Sunday, April 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:33:32 GMT
Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr)
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.More >>
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many...More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:32:59 GMT
Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment. (Source: MGN)
The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.More >>
Denver police say they have issued 28 citations for public consumption of marijuana and arrested one person accused of attempting to distribute the drug so far this weekend as revelers celebrate the traditional pot holiday...More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-04-20 20:47:33 GMT
Alabama State Troopers are confirming to WSFA 12 News that one of their officers was shot Saturday afternoon in Geneva County. Details remain limited, but authorities say the officer is being treatedMore >>
Alabama State Troopers are confirming to WSFA 12 News that one of their officers was shot Saturday afternoon in Geneva County. More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:32:59 GMT
The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is...More >>
The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could...More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:52 GMT
The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.More >>
Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state...More >>
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
Some classroom comments have a football coach under investigation. The Lauderdale County superintendent confirmed she's looking into comments the coach made about the first lady and gays.
Superintendent Jennifer Gray said she received an email earlier this week with an audio clip of what's believed to be Lauderdale County High School football coach Bob Grisham.
In the audio clip, the man believed to be Grisham is heard saying, "Like those lunches... you get 600 calorie lunches. You know who's behind that?" Another voice can be heard saying, "Michelle Obama." Then Grisham answered, "Fat butt Michelle Obama."
Later on in the clip that same voice is heard saying, "I don't believe in queers, I don't like queers. I don't hate them as a person, but what they do is wrong, it's an abomination against God. I don't like being around queers."
"It's a personnel issue, so there's privacy rights and laws that we have to respect," said Gray. "The board and I are conducting an investigation and we're going to look into this thoroughly."
We did try to reach out to the football coach Thursday afternoon on his cell phone, but it went straight to voicemail.