Alabama city to drop lewdness charge against elderly woman accused of urinating in public park

Ala. city drops lewdness charge against woman, 81

MOBILE, Ala. — Prosecutors asked a judge to throw out a public lewdness charge against an 81-year-old woman accused of urinating in a public park when she couldn’t make it to a bathroom, the city attorney said Thursday.

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National Guard could be called in as budget problems deepen in most populous Ala. county

Guard troops may be needed in troubled Ala. county

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The sheriff in Alabama’s most populous county may call for the National Guard to help maintain order, a spokesman said Tuesday, after a judge cleared the way for cuts in the sheriff’s budget and hopes dimmed for a quick end to a budget crisis.

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Officials: 1 suspect in Fla. couple’s deaths got money from them; investigation ongoing

Fla. officials to talk to 3 in slain couple case

PENSACOLA, Fla. — One of the suspects in the home-invasion slaying of a Florida couple who adopted 13 special needs children had opened a martial-arts studio with financial help from the victims, according to court records released Monday.

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Police: Rampage that killed 6 in two states began with deadly beating in Huntsville, Ala.

Police: Rampage that killed 6 began in Ala.

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee man beat an acquaintance to death in Alabama before continuing his rampage across the state line some 30 miles north, where he killed his wife, three of her relatives and a neighbor, authorities said Monday.

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Man sentenced for driving cross-country for sex with teen he met in ‘World of Warcraft’ game

Alabama man sentenced for sex with teenage runaway

RICHLAND, Wash. — A married man who drove from Alabama to Washington state to have sex with a teenage runaway he met through the popular online “World of Warcraft” video game has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

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Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlock in Ala. drug pricing trial against Calif. firm

Mistrial declared in Alabama drug pricing trial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A judge has declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Alabama’s prescription drug overpricing lawsuit against California-based Watson Pharmaceuticals.

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Jurors tell judge they are deadlocked in trial of Alabama Medicaid drug pricing lawsuit

Ala. jury says it’s deadlocked in drug suit trial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Jurors have told an Alabama judge they are deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict in the trial of that state’s prescription drug overpricing lawsuit against California-based Watson Pharmaceutical.

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HealthSouth Corp. accuses ex-CEO Scrushy of hiding money in offshore bank accounts

HealthSouth accuses Scrushy of hiding assets

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — HealthSouth Corp. is accusing fired chief executive Richard Scrushy of hiding money in offshore bank accounts and transferring assets out of his name to avoid paying court judgments.

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Former HealthSouth finance chief Tadd McVay ordered to 3 months in federal prison by judge

Former HealthSouth executive gets prison time

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A former HealthSouth Corp. finance chief has been ordered to spend three months in federal prison for his role in the $2.6 billion financial fraud that nearly wrecked the company.

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Ala. judge freezes assets of jailed HealthSouth founder Scrushy after $2.87 billion judgement

Judge freezes assets of jailed HealthSouth founder

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A judge froze the assets of jailed HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy to help pay for a nearly $2.9 billion judgment after he was found liable for the accounting fraud that nearly wrecked the company.

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