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 >>
SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere.More >> A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.More >> According to the Lowdnes County Board of Education Attorney Hank Sanders, Dr. Daniel Boyd turned himself into the Lowdnes County Jail Thursday.More >> The Lowndes County school superintendent has posted bond and is out of jail after turning himself into police Thursday night.
Auburn police say a man is facing charges for allegedly shooting a woman during a domestic dispute. Johnnie L. Forte, 59, has been charged with second degree domestic violence. Auburn police officersMore >> Auburn police say a man is facing charges for allegedly shooting a woman during a domestic dispute.More >> Maxwell's 42nd Air Base Wing Security Forces Squadron held a Meritorious Service & Retirement ceremony for a four-legged employee who worked like a dog during her time on staff.Alissa, a military workingMore >> Maxwell's 42nd Air Base Wing Security Forces Squadron held a Meritorious Service & Retirement ceremony for a four-legged employee who worked like a dog during her time on staff.Alissa, a military workingMore >> Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.More >> The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew...More >>
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 >>