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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Coroner says teens death a possible
- Oxford Drug Bust
- Piedmont man sentenced in scam
- Governor pardons turkey
Coroner says teens death a possible suicide
A Georgia coroner has ruled an east Alabama
teenager's death was an apparent suicide. Searchers found Ben
Stanford's body Tuesday about a mile from where his SUV was found
abandoned over a week earlier in Villa Rica, Georgia. Carroll County
Coroner Sammy Eady said the wound was consistent with suicide, but
the sheriff's department said the investigation into the death of
17 year old Benjamin Stanford was incomplete. Eady said that the
teen had sustained a single gunshot wound to the head and that a .25
caliber automatic handgun was found lying near the body. Law
enforcement officials continue to be tight lipped about the case,
refusing to confirm the coroners report or even confirming the
identify of the body found Tuesday afternoon. Carroll County Chief
Deputy Brad Robinson said he planned to come to Lincoln today to
meet with FBI, ABI and local law-enforcement officials to decide how
the investigation should move forward. Robinson said all unexplained
deaths, including this case, are treated as homicides until proven
otherwise. Investigators would not confirm that a weapon had been
recovered or if authorities were searching for suspects. The family
will receive friends Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Speed
Channel Dome at the Talladega Superspeedway near Lincoln. The
memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Speed Channel
Dome. The Donoho School will hold a candlelight memorial service at
5 p.m. Thursday in the grassy circle on campus. In lieu of flowers,
the family has asked for donations to the Texas EquuSearch search
Oxford drug bust
A 37 year old Mexican national is in jail today
after Oxford Police stopped his truck near Interstate 20 and Highway
21 Tuesday evening. In their search of the vehicle, officers found
45 kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of over six
million dollars inside the truck. Police say the driver of that
truck, 37-year-old Artenio Garcia Slores of Mexico, has been charged
with trafficking cocaine. He is being held on one million dollars
Piedmont man sentenced in scam
A Piedmont man who filled out timesheets and
was paid for the care of a quadriplegic man after the patient had
died has been sentenced, according to a news release from Attorney
General Troy King. 48 year old Phillip Scott Hackney, was
sentenced to three years of community corrections and ordered to pay
restitution of $1,419.
Hackney pleaded guilty Sept. 28 to second-degree theft from
Automation Personnel Services Inc., a company that contracted with
the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services for the state's
Homebound Services program. Hackney was a contract employee as an
attendant to provide personal care for the severely disabled, in
this case, a quadriplegic man who died in 2006. Hackney continued to
submit timesheets claiming that he was caring for the man during a
period of several weeks following his death. The attorney general's
office conducted an investigation after being notified of the matter
by the Department of Rehabilitation Services. Evidence was presented
to a Cherokee County grand jury, resulting in Hackney's indictment
on April 30.
Governor pardons turkey
traditional Thanksgiving guest came to the Governor’s Mansion on
Wednesday. Clyde the Turkey was greeted by Governor Bob Riley,
First Lady Patsy Riley and about 80 school children and pardoned by
the Governor for the crime of being a “big, delicious looking turkey
in November.” Since 1948, Bill Bates of Bates Turkey Farm in
Greenville and the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association have
presented a turkey to every Alabama governor for pardoning. In
recent years, Mrs. Riley has added to the tradition by using the
occasion to promote a cause: collecting blankets for the needy as
winter approaches. This is the fourth year the First Lady has led
the “Blankets with a Blessing” project for the less fortunate.
Thousands of blankets have been distributed to the less fortunate at
women’s shelters and homeless shelters throughout the state.
Attached to each blanket is a piece of paper with a blessing and a
cow sees it differently...
Cow says, "Eat mor tirky!"
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