Debbie Elliott

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Cases Pulled For Refusing The Death Penalty, Attorney Sues To Get Them Back

Monday, May 08, 2017

When State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced in March that she would no longer seek the death penalty in capital cases, Florida Gov. Scott took away more than 20 murder cases in her jurisdiction.


'Send Me A Friend': Anders Osborne Helps Musicians Stay Sober On Tour

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New Orleans bluesman Anders Osborne is launching a program to help musicians and others in the industry stay sober in work environments that are often centered around drugs and alcohol.


Republican Kay Ivey Takes Oath As Alabama's New Governor

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Alabama has a new governor following the resignation of two-term Republican Robert Bentley. Kay Ivey is just the second woman to lead the state and the first Republican woman.


Ala. Gov. Bentley Agrees To Plea Deal And Resigns Amid Scandal

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

After a year of fighting allegations he misused his office to cover up an affair with a top political aid, two-term Republican Gov. Robert Bentley reached a plea deal that led to his resignation.


Alabama Governor Resigns Over Alleged Affair And Cover-Up

Monday, April 10, 2017

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has resigned after pleading guilty to abusing his office, allegedly to conceal an affair with a top political adviser.


Alabama Governor Refuses To Step Down, Faces Impeachment Hearings

Monday, April 10, 2017

Impeachment hearings get underway on Monday for Alabama's governor. Robert Bentley, a two-term Republican, is accused of misusing his office to cover up an alleged affair.


Alabama Governor's Impeachment Proceedings Are On Hold

Friday, April 07, 2017

A judge has delayed hearings set to start Monday in the state House. A special counsel has released a report accusing Gov. Robert Bentley of using state resources to hide his affair with an aide.


States Find Other Execution Methods After Difficulties With Lethal Injection

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Nationwide, the number and pace of executions are down, but states are looking at alternative, previous methods after restrictions have increased making the drugs for lethal injection hard to obtain.


Florida Governor Pulls Murder Cases From Prosecutor Who Shuns Death Penalty

Monday, April 03, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott is reassigning 21 first-degree murder cases from State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who says seeking capital punishment is not in the best interest of justice.


Researchers Test Hotter, Faster And Cleaner Way To Fight Oil Spills

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Flame Refluxer is essentially a big copper blanket: think Brillo pad of wool sandwiched between mesh. Using it while burning off oil yields less air pollution and residue that harms marine life.


Public Defenders Hard To Come By In Louisiana

Friday, March 10, 2017

A new lawsuit in Louisiana challenges the state's public defense system as unconstitutional. Indigent people there arrested for serious crimes are put on waiting lists to see a public defender.


Appeals Court To Hear Case Involving Mississippi's Controversial Flag

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A federal appeals court hears arguments in a suit challenging the state flag and its Confederate emblem. An African-American resident claims the flag amounts to state-sanctioned racial discrimination.


Preserving The Flavor Of An Atlanta Neighborhood

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Entrepreneur Keitra Bates is opening a shared commercial kitchen to help keep culinary traditions alive on the city's gentrifying Westside.


Louisiana Immigrant Rights Groups Organize Against Trump Policies

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Immigrant rights groups in New Orleans are organizing to resist Trump's move to deport people who are in the country illegally. But city and state leaders have conflicting positions.


Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange Chosen To Replace Jeff Sessions

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has tapped the state attorney general, Luther Strange, to replace Jeff Sessions, who is now U.S. attorney general, in the Senate. Strange had been investigating a sex scandal involving the governor.


In Atlanta, Small Businesses Have Mixed Expectations Of President Trump

Friday, February 03, 2017

Members of Atlanta's Hispanic community fear the effect of Trump's recent immigration orders on business, while other business leaders welcome the president's promise to roll back regulations.


Convicted S.C. Church Shooter Represents Himself In Penalty Phase

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Dylann Roof, 22, convicted of killing 9 church members in Charleston, spoke to the jury that's deciding whether he dies for the crimes. He said, "There's nothing wrong with me psychologically."


Penalty Phase Begins In Dylann Roof Church Shooting Trial

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The penalty phase of the Dylann Roof Charleston, S.C., church shooting trial began Wednesday. The 22-year-old, who is representing himself and killed nine worshippers, addressed the jury for the first time.


S.C. Church Shooting Trial Moves To Penalty Phase

Friday, December 16, 2016

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty after Dylann Roof, who is white, was convicted in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last year.


Dylann Roof Found Guilty Of All Counts Of Killing 9 Black Worshippers

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A federal jury in Charleston, South Carolina has found Dylann Roof guilty of all 33 counts related to the killings of nine black worshippers at the Emanuel AME Church in 2015.