Aliceville

Newscast
6:08 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Bentley Exploring Medicaid Expansion, Oil Transportation, VA Meeting

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley
Credit wikipedia.org

    

Read more
Science & Health
9:43 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Oil Mars Alabama Swamp Months After Crude Train Crash

John Wathen, an environmentalist with the Waterkeeper Alliance, gestures at the site of a train derailment and oil spill near Aliceville, Ala., on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a West Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes.

So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into the water four months later?

Read more
Women's Prison Transfers
4:46 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Senators Object To Transfers From Conn. Prison To Ala.

11 Senators from northeastern states are criticizing the federal Bureau of Prisons for transferring women from a prison in Danbury, CT to a new facility in Aliceville, AL.

Eleven U.S. Senators from northeastern states are criticizing the federal Bureau of Prisons over plans to turn the women's prison in Danbury into a facility for men.


In a letter dated Friday to Charles E. Samuels, Jr., the bureau's director, the senators say the plan would leave the region without any federal prison beds for women and create a hardship for the inmates' families.


The senators say the plan calls for moving up to 1,000 women from Danbury to a prison in Aliceville, Ala. The transfers are slated to begin this month and be completed by December.

Read more