Friday, August 22 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:37:37 GMT
Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:32:27 GMT
The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.More >>
He uses tough love and a military style approach to keep kids in Montgomery out of trouble but now, the founder of a local discipline academy has found himself in trouble with the law. Glenn Veasy is facing sexual abuse allegations involving one of the teens in his boot camp. More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:48:02 GMT
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announcedMore >>
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announced Thursday.More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:32 GMT
It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More >>
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...More >>
Governor Robert Bentley on Monday issued a statement after the Alabama House of Representatives rejected an executive amendment on the Alabama Accountability Act. The executive amendment was offered by Governor Bentley as a way to help the state make greater progress in repaying the Education Rainy Day Account while also helping public schools improve by preserving the flexibility provided by the Accountability Act.
Governor Bentley's statement is below:
"House members made a mistake by rejecting this executive amendment. My first responsibility is to the people of this state, and I believe the majority of the people support this executive amendment. This executive amendment was fiscally responsible.
"Some have asked about the timing of the amendment. Here's my response: When I submitted my budget proposals in February, I included $100 million for repayment to the Education Rainy Day Account. But the education budget approved by the Legislature less than two weeks ago reduced that repayment to only $35 million. The state is constitutionally required to pay its debts. My executive amendment would have allowed us to pay back a greater portion of that debt in the coming year. The Legislature rejecting my amendment is fiscally irresponsible.
"The sooner we repay the rainy day account, the sooner we can invest more resources in improving education. The executive amendment would have also given schools time to improve by using the flexibility provided by the Accountability Act before the tax credits went into effect."
Source: Press Office for Governor Robert Bentley
12 East Delano Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36105