State of Alabama Wins Appeal to Destroy Seized Greenetrack Bingo Machines

McGregor at Victoryland (APR)

(MONTGOMERY) – For the second time this year, the Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that electronic bingo is illegal within the state of Alabama, Attorney General Luther Strange announced Friday.

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Home invasion gone bad, name of deceased intruder released

James D. DeMoss

FLORENCE-Police have released the name of the deceased in what authorities are calling a home invasion gone bad.

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SEEKS TO SHUT DOWN ALABAMA TAX RETURN PREPARER

WASHINGTON – A number of tax return preparation businesses in the Birmingham, Alabama area unlawfully understate their customers’ income tax liabilities and overstate refunds by making deliberate misstatements on the returns, according to a new civil lawsuit filed by the Justice Department on Wednesday.

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Two Northeast Alabama Men Indicted in Post Office Burglary

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted two northeast Alabama men for burglarizing a U.S. Post Office in Joppa, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Postal Inspector in Charge Adrian Gonzalez.

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Alabama sends cease and desist letters to DraftKings and FanDuel

(MONTGOMERY)—On Tuesday, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced that he has issued cease and desist letters to DraftKings and FanDuel after reviewing Alabama’s gambling statutes and determining that paid daily fantasy sports contests constitute illegal gambling. DraftKings and FanDuel have until May 1, 2016, to cease offering paid daily fantasy sports contests in Alabama.

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Missouri Woman Charged in Bonnie & Clyde Crime Spree

Brittany Nicole Harper

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned conspiracy and armed carjacking charges against the surviving member of a Missouri couple that was sought for crimes in four states earlier this year before being apprehended in a hail of gunfire in Florida in February, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance […]

Cullman County Man Indicted For Producing Child Pornography Involving Multiple Victims

Gregory Jerome Lee (ALDOC)

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Cullman County man, on charges related to the production of child pornography involving four minor victims, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

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EWTN’s Mother Angelica dies on Easter at 92

Mother Angelica (Photo: EWTN)

IRONDALE- The Catholic Church in the United States has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Catholicism in the United States and around the world. Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away on March 27 after a lengthy […]

Truck driver sentenced to 55 years for aggravated sexual abuse of a child

BIRMINGHAM – U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon on Wednesday sentenced a truck driver from Talladega to 55 years in prison and a lifetime term of supervised release for his aggravated sexual abuse of a child under age 12, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the […]

Two postal employees plead guilty to bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana

BIRMINGHAM – Two U.S. Postal Service employees in Tuscaloosa pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to charges of bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

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Former Brink’s Employee charged with stealing $200,000 in quarters

BIRMINGHAM – Federal prosecutors today charged a Harpersville man with stealing nearly $200,000, all in quarters, while he worked for Brink’s Company armored transport service, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.

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State Superintendent of Education Announces Retirement

 

Dr. Tommy Bice Leaves Office, But not his Passion for Children

MONTGOMERY – After more than 39 years of service to public education, State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Tommy Bice, has announced plans to retire from his post as Alabama’s educational leader.

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First Alabama-made jetliner leaves the assembly line in Mobile

AIRBUS144 – Group with 1st A320

MOBILE – The Airbus assembly facility at Mobile Aeroplex reached another milestone this week when the first Alabama-made jetliner left the production floor at the new $600 million plant and entered the paint shop.

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Shoals Insider endorses Judge Ben Graves for Lauderdale County Circuit Judge Place 1

Judge Ben Graves

Judge Ben Graves is receiving our strongest endorsement as he seeks the Circuit Judgeship for Place 1 in Lauderdale County. Ben Graves is the only candidate who has any judicial experience and boy does he have it. As Florence Municipal Judge, Graves has cleared over 30,000 cases since taking over from […]

Steve Holt leaving Chamber of Commerce

Chamber President Steve Holt

 

FLORENCE–Shoals Chamber of Commerce President Steve Holt announced his resignation Thursday to the Board of Directors, saying he will conclude 22 years of service in the position Feb. 29.

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