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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A South Carolina National Guard official has pleaded guilty in Birmingham, Alabama, to steering freight contracts to an Alabama broker.
U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance says 52-year-old Timothy Wooten of Lexington, South Carolina, entered a plea Friday to charges of wire fraud and bribery involving freight transportation contracts totaling nearly $322,000. Wooten's plea agreement says he overrode an electronic system that generates a list of best values for carriers and manually awarded 55 contracts to two Tuscaloosa-area companies. The agreement says a freight broker for the two companies paid Wooten nearly $30,000 in bribes.
The plea agreement does not name the companies or the broker.
Wooten is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 15. Wire fraud carries a maximum sentence of 20 years and bribery carries up to 15 years.
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