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Family of man shot by police want Alabama AG to investigate

Nov. 26, 2019 1:04 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The family of an Alabama man fatally shot by police are questioning the fairness of the investigation and have asked the attorney general to review the case. News outlets report 39-year-old Dana Fletcher’s family sent a letter to AG Steve Marshall on Monday stating the...

Lawyer for ex-astronaut charged in fatal crash blames Ambien

Nov. 19, 2019 4:52 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former space shuttle commander charged in the traffic deaths of two girls in Alabama was having an abnormal reaction to sleep medication at the time of the crash, his lawyer said. Jim Sturdivant, an attorney for retired astronaut James Halsell Jr., told WAAY-TV in a Monday report...

DA: No charges against Alabama officers in fatal shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 4:33 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor says he won’t pursue charges against police officers who shot and killed a man in Alabama. Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard told a news conference Friday that Madison police were justified in fatally shooting 39-year-old Dana Fletcher last month....

Army defends decision to close space, tech library

Oct. 12, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Army is defending a decision to close its historic 57-year-old space and technical library at Redstone Arsenal. Army officials said it was a joint decision made by interested parties. The Redstone Scientific Information Center, or RSIC, closed its doors Sept. 30, Al.com...

Police ID officer as man hurt in 16-foot fall on cruise ship

Oct. 11, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

VENICE, La. (AP) — A man injured in a fall on a Carnival cruise ship has been identified as an Alabama police officer. News outlets report Huntsville, Alabama, police say officer John Thomas Holliday was hurt Tuesday when he fell nearly 16-feet (5-meters) to the ship's deck off the Louisiana coast. It...