Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:34:37 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 >>
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(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >>
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:16:20 GMT
MPD and Alabama Power say scammers are targeting your utility bills - and they want you to be prepared should you get a call saying your utility bill is late. Police say they are investigating a solicitorMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department, Alabama Power and Dixie Electric Cooperative say scammers are targeting your utility bills - and they want you to be prepared should you get a call saying your utility bill is late. More >>
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama House members have moved forward with a bill to streamline courtroom procedures in cases where the defendant has entered a guilty plea.
Rep. Chris England of Tuscaloosa told fellow members of the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the 3-day trial procedure in the Amy Bishop case cost the state nearly $500,000.
A hearing known as a "mini-trial" is held when a defendant will not face the death penalty. In those cases, the hearing serves no legal purpose.
England says eliminating the mini-trial procedure would save the state money and lower the chances of court errors that give defendants the opportunity to file appeals.
The bill passed unanimously and will now move to the House floor for discussion.
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