Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:08:29 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:54:16 GMT
Desmonte Leonard the man accused of murdering three people in Auburn last summer will have a status hearing on October 15th. At the last meeting both parties had expressed intentions to meet in AugustMore >>
Desmonte Leonard, the man accused of murdering three people in Auburn last summer still has no expectation on when he will go to trial.More >>
The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.More >>
The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:17:00 GMT
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many of them are using social media to find out.More >>
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many are using social media to find out.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -
Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones along with the Alabama Sheriff's Association is opposed to new legislation that would, from their perspective, threaten public safety.
"It would just, in our opinion, make it in some cases easier for an individual with criminal intent to get a hold of a weapon," explains Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.
If passed, Senate Bill 129 would eliminate the authority of sheriffs to issue gun permits at their discretion.
The bills would allow guns to be carried in public places making enforcement by the police extremely difficult.
"It also provides for an individual public official, not just law enforcement to be possibly facing civil suits, being sued simply for trying to do their job protecting public safety, a fine of ten to 100 thousand dollars and I really don't understand why it should be like that," says Jones.
Senate Bill 129 is sponsored by Alabama Senator Scott Beason from Gardendale.
He believes the goal of his bill is to clarify Alabama law for gun owner's rights.
"We are in favor of gun rights for individuals, it's nothing like that or anything negative in that regard, but this is something that just a broad region that it would have a negative impact on the public's safety and that's our position," states Jones
Sheriff Jones will be meeting with a public safety subcommittee on Tuesday in Montgomery to review and discuss the bill with Senator Beason and other stakeholders.