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Electronic bingo machines to leave Alabama by AnnistonStar
Feb 18, 2011 |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The three major gaming equipment companies have reached an agreement with Attorney General Luther Strange to pull their electronic bingo machines out of the state -- a move Strange said he hopes signifies the end of the bingo controversy that has engulfed Alabama for the past several years.  The ...
Alabama among least active states, says Centers for Disease Control by AnnistonStar
Feb 18, 2011 |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Alabama is one of the least active states in the U.S., a study from the Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday.  But while more than 29 percent of state residents dedicate no leisure time to physical activity, according to the report, Baldwin County is the state’s most active area. Read th...
AU making plans to rescue trees, backup plans for replacement by AnnistonStar
Feb 18, 2011 |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Gary Keever isn’t ready to pull the plug on the poisoned, historic live oak trees at Toomer’s Corner. But the Auburn University professor of horticulture has a backup plan, just in case. “We’ve had offers from people in Florida and Birmingham that plant huge trees,” Keever told the Opelika-Auburn...
Woman stabbed in fight over man dies; accused attacker charged with murder by AnnistonStar
Feb 18, 2011 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A woman stabbed early this afternoon in south Mobile County in what Mobile County sheriff’s deputies said was a dispute over a man died this evening.  Sheriff’s spokesman Lori Myles said Jessica Matthews was stabbed in the lower back during the fight shortly after noon and was airlifted to a loca...
Proposed cuts put weather service at risk by AnnistonStar
Feb 18, 2011 |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
As Alabama approaches its peak tornado season and its hurricane season, proposed funding by Congress could slash the budget of the National Weather Service by nearly one-third. A continuing budget resolution proposed by the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday would force work furloughs and ...
Census information release will begin reapportionment by AnnistonStar
Feb 18, 2011 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday said it will release Alabama’s 2010 population numbers next week, kicking off the legislative process to redraw federal and state election districts. Redistricting is one of the most political of events for lawmakers. Read the full story from The Gadsden Times.
Harvey Updyke linked to poisoned Toomer's Corner trees by voice mail to Auburn professor, police report by AnnistonStar
Feb 17, 2011 |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Auburn police more than a week ago had tracked down Harvey Updyke, the man now charged with criminal mischief in the poisoning of the oak trees at Toomer's Corner at Auburn University, by tracing a telephone voice mail to a  turfgrass management professor, according to court documents.  The man c...
Alabama man arrested after meeting South Carolina teen he met on Internet by AnnistonStar
Feb 17, 2011 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
An Alabama man was arrested by local authorities after they say he drove to Woodruff to meet a 14-year-old girl he met on the Internet. Randall Patrick Duffell, 25, of 742 Greenleaf Road, Honoraville, Ala., has been charged by the Woodruff Police Department with lewd act on a minor and contributi...
Arrest made in AU tree poisioning case by AnnistonStar
Feb 17, 2011 |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said an arrest has been made in the poisioning of the two live oaks at Toomer's Corner.  Jones said a 62-year-old unemployed man, who lists his address as Silver Hill Road, Dadeville, was booked into the Lee County Detention Center at approximately 2:30 a.m. Thursday....
Patient, 12, attacked by two teenagers at Mountain View Hospital by AnnistonStar
Feb 17, 2011 |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A 12-year-old boy who is a patient at Mountain View Hospital was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon after an attack from two other patients, according to a police report. The boy was transported to the hospital with his jaw broken in two places. Read the fuull story from The Gadsden Times.

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