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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Anniston police investigate weekend
- VX disposal resumes at ANCDF
- Low turnout expected in Tuesday’s special
- Humane Society calls for charges in
“Monster Hog” killing
Anniston police investigate weekend shooting
Anniston police are searching today for suspects
in the Saturday night shooting death of a 69-year-old Anniston.
According to police, Bosie Ford Jr. was found dead of gunshot wounds
in the doorway of his home on Dooley Avenue shortly after 10 p.m.
Saturday night. A neighbor had called police to report the
shooting.Police say they do not have any suspects but that their
investigation into the shooting is continuing.
VX Disposal resumes at ANCDF
Anniston Chemical Activity employees at the
Anniston Army Depot have delivered the first pallets of 155mm VX-filled
artillery shells to the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility as
they resume disposal operations. Chemical munition disposal
operations for the processing of VX filled rockets was completed on
March 8, 2007. Since then, workers have been preparing for the safe
disposal of artillery shells. With the completion of all
maintenance-related work, as well as employee-related training, the
commander and facility managers that everything and everybody is
ready to start VX projectile disposal operations. According to
Robert C. Love, Westinghouse Anniston project manager, The work force
has safely completed their fifth campaign changeover. The 155mm VX
projectiles are the second of three types of VX-filled munitions in
line to be destroyed at the facility during this phase of operations.
The M55 rocket campaign was the first. The third and final VX
campaign will demilitarize the land mines stored here. To date, ANCDF
disposal operations have safely eliminated 136,835 gallons of nerve
agent and 178,090 munitions between August 9, 2003, and March 8,
2007. VX disposal operations will be followed by mustard agent
demilitarization. The Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility is
scheduled to be decontaminated and closed once the Anniston stockpile
has been safely eliminated.
Low turnout expected in Tuesday’s special
Alabama voters will be going to the polls on
Tuesday to decide the fate of two proposed amendments to the 1901
Alabama constitution. The first would increase the amount of the
general obligation bonds authorized herein and to provide for
competitive bidding for those bonds. The second proposed amendment
would require that funds dedicated for the purpose of paying health
care costs of retired state and educational employees be used for that
purpose. Polls will be open Tuesday from 7am till 7pm.
Humane Society calls for charges in “Monster
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The Humane Society of the United States has
called on the Clay County District Attorney to investigate and charge
several individuals involved in the canned hunting death of a pet pig
named “Fred,” which was made famous nationwide as the “Monster Pig.”
In a letter sent today to Clay County District Attorney Fred
Thompson, The Humane Society of the United States requested that
charges be brought against the boy’s father, who paid for and arranged
the trip; the owner of the Lost Creek Plantation, who knew he was
offering a domestic pig for hunting opportunities; and the two adult
guides who assisted the hunting party. Fred was purchased and placed
in a pen just days before he was killed, and the Alabama Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources has stated that the activity was
not covered by state wildlife laws because Fred was a domestic pig.
deputy manager of animal cruelty issues for The Humane Society of the
U.S. said that Fred was not a game animal—he was a pet, and he was
cruelly mistreated and killed by an unskilled hand under the direction
of a group of adults, all of whom had it in their power to prevent
that suffering from occurring. The Society is urging the Clay County
District Attorney to investigate and bring animal cruelty charges in
this ‘monster pig’ matter. The Alabama state
cruelty statute provides that a person commits a misdemeanor if he or
to cruel mistreatment, as long as he or she has custody of the animal.
According to news reports, “Fred” was placed in a 150 acre pen
and killed following a three hour ordeal including being shot eight
times. In 2006, the Alabama
legislature passed a law which prohibits the hunting of native game
mammals, any species of animal non-indigenous to the state, and tame
mammals under conditions in which the animal does not have a
reasonable opportunity to evade the hunter. This includes animals that
are tied, staked, hobbled, or caged and animals that have been
released from confinement less than 10 days. Humane Society officials
said that the circumstances surrounding “Fred’s” death violated both
the spirit and the letter of Alabama’s canned hunt laws.
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