Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:01:09 GMT
Last Friday, I wrote a column suggesting that the chairman and vice chairman of the board of trustees of Alabama State University should resign if they truly want to do what's best for the university. NoMore >>
By Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley had joined the chorus. That's a big deal -- a really big deal -- because the governor of Alabama has the power to remove trustees from office.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:58:09 GMT
There's a new batch of fishermen/fisherwomen getting ready to learn the craft and they've got their rods and reels ready to go.Kids with the City of Greenville's summer youth program are preparing to learnMore >>
The City of Greenville and the Alabama Black Belt Adventures joined forces Thursday to teach kids about how to fish.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:36:44 GMT
Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.More >>
Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in...More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
People from across the country were watching in May when Jodi Arias was convicted in a Phoenix courtroom of killing her ex-lover. Now a judge has ruled live cameras will not be allowed in the retrial of the sentencing phase.
Court documents released Friday show a request to block live coverage of the sentencing phrase was granted. Only still images will be permitted from inside the Maricopa County courtroom.
The judge denied a request for a change in venue. The defense believed they would not get a fair trial in Maricopa County.
The judge also denied a motion to sequester the jury. Arias' request for individualized voir dire by counsel filed on Sept. 12, was also denied. Had the motion passed, Arias' counsel would have been able to give preliminary examinations of prospective jurors to determine if they're impartial.
Just last month, Arias asked the judge in her case to fire her lead defense attorney, Kirk Nurmi. In a 12-page handwritten letter, Arias asked the judge in the case to replace Nurmi for the remainder of the proceedings. However, that motion was denied.
In the letter, Arias tells the judge that she has "not spoken to him since May 23, 2013." She said she does not have a "continuing interactive dialogue" with him.