Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Boy killed because of bad report card
- Officials credit Amber alert with discovery
of boys body
- Suit filed to recover gambling proceeds
- Steele plant announces expantion
- Piedmont celebrates Christmas
Boy killed because of bad report card
A Rainbow City woman was charged Tuesday
afternoon with hindering prosecution and her boyfriend was charged
with capital murder in the death of the woman's five-year-old son
Geontae Glass, who was reported missing Monday. 25-year-old Shalinda
Glass of Rainbow City told police Monday that her son was sleeping in
the back of her car outside a convenience store when the car was
stolen. An Amber Alert was issued and a massive search ensued. Etowah
County Sheriff James Hayes in a press conference Tuesday said that the
alert was an effort to cover up the childs death. Glass and her
boyfriend, 31-year-old Kevin Andre Towles, were arrested early
tuesday morning at Towles' apartment in Rainbow City. Sheriff Hayes
said Glass told police that her son died from a beating from Towles
after he brought home a bad progress report from school Friday.
Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall said the search of an
residence Monday led to the location of the home where the body was
discovered. In addition to finding the childs body, officers also
recovered more than 30-thousand dollars in cash, a small amount of
cocaine, marijuana residue and weapons including an A-K-47. Etowah
County district attorney Jimmie Harp said he wants the case wrapped up
as soon as possible. Sheriff Hayes said the case was an ongoing
investigation which could lead to further arrests as the investigation
Officials credit Amber alert with helping in discovery of boys body
Officials Tuesday said that despite an Amber
alert that turned out to be a hoax. They feel the alert was
instrumental in leading authorities to the body of 5 year old Geontae
Glass. Carmen Adams agent in charge of the Birmingham FBI office,
said she felt that the Amber alert worked and was instrumental in the
recovery of the boys body and the arrest of those responsible. The
amber alert was issued early Monday morning but was not cancelled
until hours after the body was found. Etowah County Sheriff James
Hayes said that the reason for delaying cancellation of the alert was
to not alert suspects until they could further their investigation.
Today grief counselors will be on campus today at the John S. Jones
Elementary school in Rainbow City where 5 year old Geontae Glass was a
student. The school sent a letter home Tuesday to parents. The
counselors will be on hand to help students and teachers cope with the
Suit filed to recover gambling proceeds
The lawyer who won a legal battle against the
sweepstakes games at the Birmingham dog track has set a new legal
goal: recovering millions lost by gamblers who played the illegal
sweepstakes. Matt Lembke and members of his Birmingham law firm have
filed a lawsuit against the Birmingham Race Course seeking to recover
under a state law that allows customers to sue for money lost at
illegal gambling. Lembke said that The Legislature has made clear that
people who offer illegal gambling cannot keep their ill-gotten means.
Steele plant announces expansion
Yachiyo Manufacturing of Alabama announced plans
Wednesday for a $28 million expansion at its Steele facility that will
create at least 42 new jobs, add 72,000 square feet to the operation
and generate thousands of dollars in sales tax for area schools.
Yachiyo Manufacturing, a Tier 1 supplier for Honda Manufacturing of
Alabama in Lincoln, announced the expansion would include a new
stamping line for the structural component parts made for Honda’s
Odyssey mini-van and Pilot SUV.
Currently, the metal parts are stamped in Canada and
transported to the Steele facility, where they are welded and sent to
Piedmont Celebrates Christmas
While Christmas celebrations abound in the area
this season, there is nothing quite like the country Christmas
celebrations in the city of Piedmont. With nightly events this week
featuring local choirs, mayor Charlie Fagan says it is something
residents look forward to. Piedmonts Christmas celebration continues
Wednesday evening with music and culminates with the cities Christmas
parade Thursday evening in downtown Piedmont at 6pm.
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