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Alabama Second in Nation for Rate of Women Killed by Men

by nil | September 27th, 2011

September 27, 2011

In a new analysis, the state of Alabama was ranked second in the nation in the rate of women killed by men. Nevada is ranked first.

The study—called “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2009 Homicide Data”—comes from the Violence Policy Center and lists Alabama as having a rate of 2.64 per 100,000.

Nancy Tra­v, president of the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, told The Birmingham News, “Sadly, the [coalition] is not surprised that Alabama is in the top 10 be­cause we have been for sev­eral years. We have no posi­tion on gun control as an or­ganization, but of course we would like the violence to stop.”

The study revealed that 64 women were killed by males in Alabama in 2009 and breaks down these cases by demographics like age, race, weapons used, familiarity with killer, etc.

Birmingham Police Seargant James Jackson told The Birmingham News that domestic violence is the state’s “silent crisis.”

“Domestic violence is deemed as a personal mat­ter, and it’s not,” Jackson said. “But nobody wants to get involved. They’ll call the police if their neighbor’s noise is too loud, but when it comes to suspected do­mestic violence, they stay quiet.”

Also among the Top 10 states are Louisiana, Arizona, Ten­nessee, Georgia, South Car­olina, South Dakota, Hawaii and Missouri.

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High School Football Coach in Huntsville Arrested on DUI Charges

by nil | August 16th, 2011

August 16, 201

The head football coach at Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama, was arrested on Saturday, August 13, on suspicion of DUI while on school property.

The 45-year-old man was arrested Saturday night after blowing a .12 on a breathalyzer test, Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Casey Wardynski told The Huntsville Times. The legal limit in Alabama is .08.

A neighbor had called police on Saturday to tell them about a loud noise coming from the high school practice field. There, the coach was mowing the lawn with his personal lawn mower and his personal trailer, which was attached to a truck that belonged to the school district. The truck had apparently gotten stuck in the field, causing the noise that alerted neighbors.

The man was released from the Madison County Jail on Sunday. He has been put on administrative leave with pay pending further investigation.

The Huntsville Times reports that a number of community members and colleagues have written letters and started a petition to defend the character of the coach, who is reportedly a single father of five. He was named head football coach at Grissom High in June 2002 and also served as head football coach at Sparkman High School from 1999-2002.

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Sewage spill could cause Alabama environmental injuries

by nil | December 31st, 2007

December 31, 2007

A Sunday sewage spill was reported by the Baldwin County Health Department, warning of potential Alabama environmental injuries, according to the Press-Register.

The health department received a report from North Baldwin Utilities notifying them of the spill. An unknown amount of sewage was being discharged into a nearby creek after a mechanical problem and heavy rainfall.

Residents are urged to exercise caution to avoid Alabama environmental injuries when using the creek for recreation and to cook any fish or seafood caught nearby thoroughly and to wash hands after handling it.

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