Jonathan Thomas

Alabama Man Charged In Government-Computer Scam

A federal grand jury has indicted an Alabama man in an alleged 10-year scam involving surplus federal computers. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois reported Wednesday that the indictment accuses 50-year-old Steven Mays of defrauding the federal “Computers for Learning” program. The General Services Administration program transfers computers and related equipment that the government doesn’t need…

Alabama Balks at Funding For Restored Coastal Amtrak Service

Alabama is balking at pledging money to help restart passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have to commit almost $35 million total over three years by Thursday to be eligible for the same amount in federal funds that would let Amtrak trains run from New Orleans eastward…

Walter Moody’s Appeal Rejected By Federal Appeals Court

Moody's Scheduled To Be Put to Death on Thursday

A federal appeals court has rejected a death row inmate’s argument that he must serve out his federal sentence before Alabama can put him to death for the 1989 killing of a federal judge. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that Walter Leroy Moody does not have a right to demand that he serve his federal…

CrimeStoppers: Prattville Police Searching For Residential Construction Thief

On April 13, 2018, between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. investigators advise that an unknown male described as being a white male, brown hair, beard, with tattoos on both arms. Surveillance video captures this subject unlawfully entering a residence under construction in the Hearthstone neighborhood in Prattvill. This subject is seen walking out of the residence carrying several power tools, totaling…

Central Alabama Crimestoppers Win Award

The Family Sunshine Center Awards Central Alabama CrimeStoppers With 2017 Justice for Victim's Award

Central Alabama CrimeStoppers is proud to announce that they will be awarded the Justice for Victim’s Award by the Montgomery based Family Sunshine Center. The award will be presented during the Family Sunshine Center’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony to be held on Thursday, 4:00 p.m, April 19, 2018 at the First Baptist Church located at 305 South Perry Street, Montgomery,…

Man Dies In Car Accident After Being Pursued By Police

  A Columbiana man has died after being chased by Prattville police. 50 year old Ambrose Wood was being pursued by Prattville Police after being suspected of reckless driving. Wood’s car left county road 82 in Autauga county and overturned. Wood, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. An…

Alabama’s First Gay Legislator Bids Farewell to House

Source: Patriciatodd.info Alabama’s first openly gay legislator bid farewell to the House of Representatives on Tuesday evening. Rep. Patricia Todd, a Democrat from Birmingham, will not seek re-election after serving 12 years. Todd said on the House floor that her colleagues are “incredible, beautiful people” who all treated her with equality, even though some she thought she “would never get…

Car Accident Near Carver High School Leaves Three Dead.

1/4Fairview Accident Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Fairview Accident Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Fairview Accident Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Fairview Accident Show Caption Hide Caption The late afternoon accident happened near Carver High School at the corner of West Fairview Avenue and Oak Street. Multiple police and fire vehicle were at the scene to control traffic and investigate the accident. Police…

Mental Health Commissioner Promotes Mental Health Resources in Schools

Recent mass shootings in schools has raised the issue.

School Safety: How We Can All Help By: Alabama Department of Mental Health Commissioner Lynn Beshear Recent tragedies have prompted conversations about school safety. I welcome these discussions and want to focus on what the Alabama Department of Mental Health believes is most important: prevention and early intervention. Mental illness is not an easy subject to discuss. Stigma hurts us…

Alabama’s February Unemployment Rate Maintains Record Low of 3.7%

Economy Gained Nearly 15,000 Jobs

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate held steady at 3.7%, well below February 2017’s rate of 5.3%.  February’s rate represents 80,685 unemployed persons, compared to 80,807 in January and 115,397 in February 2017. 2,080,339 people were counted as employed, up from January’s count of 2,079,876, and up from February 2017’s count of 2,060,841….