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- $20,000 Reward offered for missing teen
- Second suspect arrested in beating
- Congressman targets Oxford chemical company
- Gas prices
$20,000 Reward offered for Missing Lincoln Teen Family Asks For Help
family of a missing Lincoln teenager has offered a twenty thousand
dollar reward for information leading to his safe return. 17 year
old Benjamin Preuitt Stanford, the son of Bill and Lynne Stanford
and the grandson of state senator Jim Preuitt was last seen Monday
in Anniston. His vehicle was found abandoned on interstate 20 in
Villa Rica Georgia that same afternoon. Stanford was last seen
wearing rust colored Carhartt jeans and a long sleeved fleece dark
gray and purple shirt with a white polo baseball cap. He weighs 140
pounds and has brown hair and green eyes. Anyone with information
about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Alabama Bureau of
Investigation at 1-800-228-7688 or the Lincoln police department at
Second suspect arrested in beating
A 19-year-old Rainbow City man who allegedly
beat a man with a sledgehammer was taken into custody Thursday
morning. Brian Kelly Johnston, was arrested around 11 a.m. Thursday
morning on charges of attempted murder and first-degree burglary in
Calhoun County. Johnston and his stepfather 42 year old Vernon Eddie
Colvin, also of Rainbow City - - allegedly broke into a residence
on Sulphur Springs Road just outside Piedmont between 2:30 a.m. and
3 a.m. Sunday. Once inside, Johnston allegedly beat 44 year old Dean
Richardson, with a sledgehammer. Richardson, a volunteer firefighter
with the Knighten's Crossroads Fire Department, used his radio to
call for help as Johnston allegedly beat him.
Congressman targets Oxford chemical company
An Oregon Congressman is trying again to build
support for legislation to ban an Alabama-made poison that critics
claim is both a deadly threat to wildlife and a potential weapon for
terrorists. Democratic Representative Pete DeFazio is seeking
co-sponsors for a bill to outlaw the manufacturing and possession of
Compound 1080, which opponents say is made nowhere but the east
Alabama city of Oxford by Tull Chemical Company. The poison is so
lethal a single teaspoonful could kill dozens of people, and there
is no known antidote. Previous attempts to outlaw the material
failed, but an aide to DeFazio said the new measure stands a better
chance of passage. The FBI has listed Compound 1080 as a potential
tool for terrorists, and the Air Force says it is a likely
biological agent. Tull Chemical has said it produces as much as
10,000 pounds of Compound 1080 annually and most is exported to New
Zealand. The DeFazio legislation includes a government buyback of
any domestic supplies of the poison.
Despite surging gasoline prices, Alabama
motorists have one reason to be thankful as the holiday travel
season approaches: Prices at the pump here are among the lowest in
the nation. A gallon of regular unleaded in Alabama averaged $2.98
Thursday, a price lower than 35 other states, according to the AAA.
Gasoline prices varied widely, from a high of
$3.34 a gallon for regular in California to New Jersey's $2.82. Clay
Ingram, spokesman for AAA Alabama, said two factors account for the
fluctuations - local consumer demand and state gasoline taxes.
Alabama's gasoline prices were fifth-lowest in
the Southeast. Regular was cheapest in South Carolina (nearly $2.94
a gallon), followed by Louisiana ($2.95), Mississippi and Tennessee
(both $2.96). Ingram said if the price of crude oil remains high,
Alabama could soon pass the record high of $3.07 a gallon set on May
23. Crude oil futures, which hit a record $98 a barrel this week in
New York, settled just below $96 Thursday.
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