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Former lawmaker sues police claiming 'set-up' in arrest

Jan. 25, 2023 17:55 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former state lawmaker is suing the city of Montgomery and its police chief over his arrest last year on a sex abuse charge that was later dropped, maintaining he only “politely hugged” the woman in question. Former Rep. Perry Hooper Jr. filed a civil...

Holy Cross beats Bucknell 80-73

Jan. 21, 2023 16:45 PM EST

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Will Batchelder's 22 points helped Holy Cross defeat Bucknell 80-73 on Saturday. Batchelder shot 6 for 10 (5 for 7 from 3-point range) and 5 of 5 from the free throw line for the Crusaders (7-14, 4-4 Patriot League). Gerrale Gates scored 18 points and added...

Ivey visits prisons, thanks corrections officers

Dec. 22, 2022 14:58 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey visited two Alabama prisons this week to thank state corrections officers for their work, her office said Thursday. The governor visited Kilby Correctional Facility near Montgomery and Tutwiler Women’s Facility in Wetumpka, her office said....

Alabama Supreme Court denies new trial for death row inmate

Dec. 16, 2022 17:41 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday denied a new trial for a death row inmate in a case that has seen the district attorney, former state attorney general and a former chief justice join calls to reexamine his conviction. Justices rejected Toforest Johnson's...

Alabama women convicted for feeding, trapping stray cats

Dec. 13, 2022 19:37 PM EST

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama women have been convicted of misdemeanor crimes because of their efforts to feed and trap stray cats. Local news outlets report that Wetumpka Municipal Judge Jeff Courtney on Tuesday found Beverly Roberts, 85, guilty of criminal trespassing and...

Justice: 'Concerns' about officer's manslaughter conviction

Dec. 09, 2022 14:28 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday rejected the appeal of a former Montgomery police officer convicted of manslaughter, but two justices expressed doubt about the verdict and the adequacy of his defense. Justice Jay Mitchell wrote in a special writing that...

Judge dismisses groping case against former Alabama lawmaker

Dec. 06, 2022 15:04 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a criminal charge against a former Alabama legislator accused of groping a restaurant hostess after the woman requested the case be dropped. Circuit Judge J.R Gaines entered the order dismissing a sexual abuse charge against...

Marshall: Execution review should happen quickly

Dec. 05, 2022 18:23 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — A state review of execution procedures should be done quickly so death sentences can move forward, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Monday. Marshall told reporters that he did not object to the review announced last month by Gov. Kay Ivey after a...

Georgia Southern-Buffalo to meet in Camellia Bowl on Dec. 27

Dec. 04, 2022 18:21 PM EST

Georgia Southern (6-6, Sun Belt) vs Buffalo (6-6, Mid-American), Dec. 27, noon EST, ESPN LOCATION: Montgomery, Alabama TOP PLAYERS Georgia Southern: LB Marques Watson-Trent, 105 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, 1 forced fumble. Buffalo: LB Shaun Dolac,...

Woman asks for charge to be dropped against Perry Hooper

Nov. 28, 2022 18:42 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A woman who in August accused a former state legislator of groping her at a Montgomery restaurant is asking that a criminal charge against him be dropped. The woman's attorney, Dianne James Davis. shared the statement with news outlets, saying that the...