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- Workers cross Goodyear picket line
- Anniston man dies following beating
- Second man arrested in Anniston murder
- Police seek information in Childersburg
drive by shooting
Workers cross Goodyear picket line
With The strike against Goodyear is in its eighth
week several union members have decided to cross the picket line and
go back on the job. USW Local 12 President Dennis Battles
described the two who crossed the picket line as
"middle-aged" and having transferred to the Gadsden facility from
another Goodyear tire plant by means of the preferential hire
guidelines in the labor contract negotiated in 2003.
Battles said he understood the two workers previously worked at the
tire plant in Union City, Tenn., and preferentially hired into that
plant before coming to Gadsden.
Battles expressed concern for the message workers send in crossing the
The two who crossed the line Monday joined management and temporary
workers inside the Gadsden plant. The Gadsden tire plant has less
than 200 management workers. Goodyear corporate spokesman Ed Markey
said he could not confirm how many union members crossed the picket or
how many temporary workers are in Gadsden. The Steelworkers went on
strike Oct. 5. Goodyear has said strikers could return to work at
anytime, and more may do so considering their company-paid health-care
benefits will end Jan. 3. That is 90 days after the termination of the
2003 labor pact.
Anniston man dies following beating
Anniston police say that an Anniston man died
after he was found badly beaten in an alley in the 1500 block of Glen
Addie Avenue in Anniston late Sunday night. Authorities say that 50
year old Martin Lorenzo Blair, died from his wounds just after
midnight Monday morning. Investigators said that Blair was beaten,
apparently with fists, about the face and head and sustained a cut on
his forehead and abrasions on his back. Police have classified the
death as a murder.
Blair's body was sent to the State Forensics Lab
in Huntsville for an autopsy.
Second suspect arrested in Anniston murder
Anniston police have arrested a second suspect
in the November 9th shooting death of a 29-year-old
Anniston. Anniston Police arrested Keyonte Reine Chick Sunday and
charged him with murder in connection with the shooting death of
Christopher Toson. Chick is being held on a quarter million dollars
bond. Chick has also been charged with felony obstruction of justice
for using a false identity. Police arrested 28 year old Carlton
Reshard Lane, of McClellan Boulevard shortly after the shooting
charging him with murder. Toson died of two gunshot wounds and two
bystanders also were hit by ricocheting bullets. Police have said they
believe the shooting stemmed from a personal dispute, and no evidence
indicated a robbery.
Investigators said they do not know which suspect
fired the fatal bullet, but they believe both men fired shots in
Police seek information in Childersburg drive by shooting
Childersburg police investigators are looking for
answers after a burst of gunfire in a neighborhood on Grist Mill road
left a Sylacauga man dead outside his mother’s home Sunday night. The
homicide occurred at about 9 p.m. on Grist Mill Road in Childersburg.
According to Childersburg Police Chief Chuck Brown, the victim was
38-year-old Steven Lamar Jews. Jews was outside his mother’s house
when he was shot multiple times. Brown said there are currently no
suspects in the shooting and the Childersburg Police Department is
seeking information to help with the case.
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