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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Crime and Education highlight political
forum in Anniston
- 5 charged in bank robbery ring
- Jacksonville escapee arrested
Crime and Education highlight political
forum in Anniston
Education and crime topped the issues addressed
to candidates for city offices in Anniston Monday night. During a
political forum sponsored by the Anniston star, Candidates were
questioned on issues raised by both the public and the press. The
issues ranged from Candidates calling for higher pay for Anniston
police and firefighters, more unity on the city council and the
pro’s and con’s of creating a black chamber of commerce using city
funds. While the city council has little if any control over the
operation of the cities schools, some suggested more funding for the
schools while others called on more enforcement to keep the kids off
the streets and in the classroom. The candidates for Mayor laid out
their plans for the cities future development. Challenger (Link
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Robinson said he would create a business council to work
aggressively to revitalize the city by luring new business. Mayor
Chip Howell said that the city has a good business climate and is
moving in the right direction. Both candidates were pleased with
the questions Monday night. There will be another candidate forum
Thursday evening at the Quintard Mall involving elected offices in
the city of oxford. Picture on right... Alabama 810 Mike
Mitchell on candidate forum panel...
5 charged in bank robbery ring
Etowah County authorities and the FBI believe
that they have arrested a group of men responsible for a string of
bank robberies across Northeast Alabama. Etowah County District
Attorney Jimmy Harp made the announcement during a Monday press
conference. FBI Special agent in charge Robert Laski said the men
are linked to at least six robberies in northeast Alabama.
Officials believe the arrests of five men will mean an end to an
organized crime ring based in East Gadsden. 20-year-old Gabriel Rice
of Gadsden was arrested a few weeks ago in connection with the
robbery of Wachovia Bank in Lenlock and the carjacking and
kidnapping of two women during the getaway. 34-year-old Brian
Lindsey, 28-year-old Marcus Porter, 28-year-old Willis Leach and
19-year-old Alex Dozier all of Gadsden have also been arrested in
connection with bank robberies in Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee and
Marshall Counties over the past year. The case was solved by the
Safe Streets Task Force, which is made up of the FBI, Etowah County
Sheriff’s Office, Etowah County Drug Task Force, Etowah County DA’s
office and Gadsden police
Jacksonville escapee arrested
A 22 year old piedmont woman is back in custody
after she escaped from the Jacksonville City Jail last week. Kristin
McIntyre had been held in the Jacksonville lockup for unpaid fines
Police say she fled while she was outside and momentarily
unattended. She now faces felony escape charges. Acting on a phone
tip, Jacksonville police contacted the Piedmont police to arrest
McIntyre who was found hiding in an attic..
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