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News in Houston County, Alabama

Toadlick Music Festival responds to suit seeking to freeze its assets
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:32:46 -0700

Organizers with the popular south Alabama Toadlick Music Festival are responding to a complaint filed in Houston County Circuit Court that threatens to mute the festival, which is set to start in just over a week.

Ruling on 2011 gambling raid could have far reaching effect
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:41:03 -0700

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says this is good for the state because he thinks it will resolve some of the debate over electronic bingo.

State Orders Assisted Living Facility in Fort Payne To Close
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:48:16 -0700

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Department of Public Health has suspended the license of a nursing home in...

BBVA Compass' loan production office in Miami wins Beacon Council Award
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:38:00 -0700

HOUSTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass' loan production office in Miami received the 12th annual Beacon Council Award for International Banking and Finance earlier this month.  The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's economic development partnership, honored 20 community leaders and businesses that have led the way in creating jobs and community investment, and providing leadership ...

Warrants executed in search for Eufaula woman missing since 2012
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:21:14 -0700

Authorities with several law enforcement agencies say they've recently executed multiple search warrants in the case of a Eufaula woman who went missing back in October 2012.

Calpine Sheds Six Power Plants in $1.6B Deal
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:05:24 -0700

HOUSTON (The Deal) -- Privately held power and energy infrastructure owner LS Power Equity Advisors said Monday it agreed to pick up six natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plants in the southeastern U.S. from Calpine of Houston for $1.57 billion in cash. The plants are in Gabriel, La.; Calhoun County, S.C.; Decatur, Ala.; Mobile, Ala.; Coweta, Okla.; and Pace, Fla., and generate 3,500 ...

Ala. Supreme Court rules for state in bingo cases
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:20:31 -0700

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court, in a decision unsealed Tuesday, again sided with the state's attorney general in attempts to shut down electronic bingo casinos in Greene County. The decision required Greene County District Judge Lillie Jones-Osborne to approve subpoenas that Attorney General Luther Strange's ...

Gov. Bentley awards $1.7 million for hwy safety programs
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:34:24 -0700

Governor Robert Bentley announced Tuesday he is awarding more than $1.7 million in grants to help programs that make Alabama roads safer. These programs are set to help reduce injuries and fatalities on roadways.

Suspect in Hope Hull manhunt captured
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:39:45 -0700

Authorities say the suspect in the south Montgomery County manhunt has been captured. Shortly after midnight the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department located the suspect, Hart Onyebueke, 26, of Atlanta and took him into custody.

4 want to plead guilty in dog fighting probe
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:17:25 -0700

According to the indictment, Watford supplied a dog for a dog fight in December 2011 in Waverly and got stopped by police as he was leaving. Edwards is accused of attending the dog fight in Waverly in December 2011 and another in Macon County in March 2013. Since being indicted in the dog fighting case, he has been indicted in New York on a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a gun ...