Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Jacksonville school officials are delaying construction of it’s new elementary school until late February according to Superintendent Jon Paul Campbell. The ground breaking on the new Kitty Stone Elementary School was to be late January, but the start date for the project has been pushed back until February. This week, Campbell will meet with project managers to review construction plans and make certain the system is getting what it wants before construction begins.
James Vincent Dobbins, 48, of Albertville, was arrested for manufacturing meth after a call about possible drug activity at an Albertville residence. Dobbins was arrested by Albertville police at his Wildhaven Drive residence after a tip and found the remains of what is believed to be five one-pot meth labs. Dobbins was arrested for unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of reckless endangerment. Dobbins is in the Marshall County jail on an $80,000 bond.
James Wine, 60, of Anniston, who was shot by police in December after he reportedly refused to drop a knife, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday and was appointed an attorney. Wine was shot by Anniston police and was charged with three counts of first-degree attempted assault. After being shot, Wine stabbed himself in the chest, police then tazed him and he dropped the knife. A grand jury will hear the case against Wine, and determine if he must face assault charges. Wine is in the Calhoun County Jail on $15,000 bond.
Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Consumer Food Safety Inspectors and Ag Compliance Inspectors are conducting recall effectiveness checks on Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. Consumers who have purchased Purr-Complete are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions? call 800-678-6627.
Leah Nichole Bragg, 24, of Glencoe, is charged with third degree assault, promoting prison contraband and reckless endangerment, all misdemeanors, following an incident at the Etowah County Jail January 16th. Sheriff Todd Entrekin said Bragg was being booked on charges of negotiating a worthless instrument. While being searched, Bragg said there was nothing on her that may do harm, but the deputy was stuck by a needle. Bragg was booked into jail and later released on $2,500 bond.
The Lenlock Shopping Center is a nuisance according to some Anniston officials and they want the old retail center repaired or demolished and if not soon, could take action. The Anniston City Council, during its work session Monday, discussed declaring the long-time center a public nuisance as a first step toward encouraging its repair or destruction. The council could put the issue to a vote at its regular meeting next week.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a surprise appearance at the team's opening news conference of Super Bowl XLIX (49) Monday, saying the NFL owed them an apology if its investigation over deflated footballs doesn't uncover wrongdoing.
Tom Roberts conducted his last “Hey Coach!” radio program Monday night from the Lakeside Dining Hall on Alabama's campus in Tuscaloosa. Roberts, set to retire, still has three television shows to produce before his final day on the job Friday.
Former Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates has landed an endorsement deal with Under Armour. Coates joins an Under Armour stable that includes former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, former Alabama stars Eddie Lacy and Julio Jones and San Francisco 49ers teammates Eric Reid and Vance McDonald.