First on WSFA.com, First Reported 10 :00 a.m. 12/13
Federal District Judge Mark Fuller has now denied the request of former Governor Don Siegelman and businessman Richard Scrushy for a new trial. Judge Fuller says he will not set a sentencing date until the issues related to the challenges to the composition of the jury pool are resolved.More >> Although Chief District Judge Mark Fuller explicitly stated, without hearing argument, that neither defendant Richard Scrushy nor former Governor Don Siegelman were eligible for an appeal bond, attorneys for Richard Scrushy filed their appeal bond motion Thursday evening and in the document outline at least three areas that will be a basis for their appeal to the 11th Circuit in behalf of Mr. Scrushy.More >> The procedural history and statement of facts related to the juror e-mails as related in defendant Scrushy's emergency motion to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals asking for the Court to issue subpoenas and preserve evidence.More >>
President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.More >> President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.More >> The material that washed ashore in southwest Australia appears to not be from the missing Malaysian plane, officials said Thursday.More >> The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.More >> Emergency vehicles have multiple lanes blocked off at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Jackson Ferry Road in north Montgomery. Martha Earnhardt with the Montgomery Police Department confirmedMore >> Emergency vehicles temporarily blocked off the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Jackson Ferry Road in north Montgomery Thursday night.
This Highway 22 bridge in Selma is one week away from re-opening after being under construction since last summer. It's a $2.2 million dollar project. Thousands of people are pleased, as you might expect,More >> This Highway 22 bridge in Selma is one week away from re-opening after being under construction since last summer. It's a $2.2 million dollar project. Thousands of people are pleased, as you might expect,More >> The WSFA 12 Weather team does their best to give you an advanced warning before a storm strikes, but if you don't have a place to go then it doesn't do any good. Guidelines recommend an interior roomMore >> The WSFA 12 Weather team brings you a special report about taking the necessary steps to stay safe during a tornado.
Originally published 10:40 a.m. - 7/20
Defense attorneys say the "Government continues to defend the district court's inexplicable refusal even to obtain and preserve ...critical computer evidence..."More >> Saying the granting of Scrushy's motion to the 11th Circuit "would eviscerate the government's ability to prosecute any criminal defendant as well as the public's confidence in the criminal justice system," the government has filed its response to the 11th Circuit motion which asked for subpoenas to preserve evidence related to the question of alleged juror e-mails. More >>