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Ala. top attorney: County can't ban guns at polls

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's attorney general says a county commission lacks authority to prohibit firearms at polling places.

July 08, 2014 6:31 pmLoading…
More work ahead in Alabama for Scottsboro Boys' pardons

More work ahead in Alabama for Scottsboro Boys' pardons

FILE - In this file photo made Feb. 4, 2013, Sheila Washington, founder of the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center, is photographed in Montgomery, Ala. Now that the Alabama Legislature is allowing posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys, there is still much work to be done before t…

May 04, 2013 7:48 pm
More work ahead in Alabama for Scottsboro Boys' pardons

More work ahead in Alabama for Scottsboro Boys' pardons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Though the Alabama Legislature has cleared the way for posthumous pardons of the Scottsboro Boys, much work — from legal documents to public hearings — remains before the names of the nine black teens wrongly convicted more than 80 years ago are officially cleared.

May 04, 2013 7:44 pm Related Loading…

Missing teenager Natalee Holloway declared dead

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The parents of Natalee Holloway looked on somberly as a judge on Thursday declared their child dead, more than six years after the American teenager vanished during a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba.

January 12, 2012 4:00 pmLoading…

Juez que bloqueó ley de Alabama: hubo comentarios antihispanos

MONTGOMERY, Alabama.– Un juez federal que aplazó la entrada en vigencia de partes de la ley de inmigración de Alabama dijo que una de las razones de su decisión fue que el debate de la legislatura sobre la medida "se embrolló con comentarios despectivos hacia los hispanos".

December 19, 2011 8:55 amLoading…

Alabama: los republicanos antiinmigrantes se llevan una sorpresa

MONTGOMERY, Alabama.– Los republicanos de Alabama que presionaron a favor de la ley más estricta contra la inmigración ilegal lo están pensando ahora dos veces después de una reacción desfavorable de las grandes empresas, provocada por la situación embarazosa de dos empleados extranjeros de …

December 09, 2011 10:36 amLoading…

Legisladores de Alabama tratan de modificar ley de inmigración

MONTGOMERY, Alabama.– Algunos legisladores republicanos del estado de Alabama que votaron a favor de una nueva ley de inmigración estudian hacerle algunas modificaciones que, según afirman, la harán más comprensible sin que por ello debilite su impacto.

November 17, 2011 10:22 amLoading…

Alabama loses workers as immigration law kicks in

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Alabama's strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away many construction workers, roofers and field hands in the country legally who do backbreaking jobs that Americans generally won't.

October 05, 2011 4:00 pmLoading…
Ex-Ala. judge accused of trading sex for leniency

Ex-Ala. judge accused of trading sex for leniency

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Herman Thomas was a rising star in Alabama politics with an enviable track record at the polls: a black Democrat who kept getting elected in a county overwhelmingly white and increasingly Republican. He seemed to have it all. Respect as a circuit judge and at one time the …

October 04, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Drug prosecution of mothers assailed

Drug prosecution of mothers assailed

ANDALUSIA, Ala. — Tiffany Michelle Hitson says she made the biggest mistake of her life by using cocaine shortly before giving birth. About two dozen national women's and medical organizations say an even bigger mistake occurred next, when the new mother was taken from her baby and sent to p…

August 02, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

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