Debbie Elliott

Debbie Elliott appears in the following:

Department Of Justice Investigates Overcrowding At Alabama Prisons

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Department of Justice is investigating Alabama's prison system, and whether crowded conditions put inmates and officers in danger.


Florida Cleanup Underway After Hurricane Causes Flooding

Saturday, October 08, 2016

One day after Hurricane Matthew skirted the Florida coast, cleanup and recovery are underway. At least nine people were killed across the Southeast.


At Least 2 Dead In Florida As Hurricane Matthew Moves North

Friday, October 07, 2016

Authorities in Florida say at least two people have been killed by fallen trees. The hurricane hit the northeast part of the state with high winds, surf and a big storm surge.


Hurricane Matthew Cuts Destructive Path Along Florida's East Coast

Friday, October 07, 2016

Hurricane Matthew remains a powerful Category 3 storm as it scoots up the Atlantic coast of Florida. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power. The eye of the hurricane remained offshore, which kept the damage lower than some had feared.


Voters Drawn To Donald Trump In Florida Panhandle

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Voters in conservative northwest Florida share their views on the presidential election.


Alabama's Chief Justice Faces Ethics Charges For Second Time

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was ousted on ethics charges in 2003 for defying a federal court order. On Wednesday he faces trial for defying the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.


Divided States: Ga. Farmer And Trump Backer Looks Forward To The Debate

Monday, September 26, 2016

Jon Jackson, 40, is new to farming — he served 11 years with the Army Rangers. Jackson knows it's unusual for an African-American to support Trump, and says some of his friends give him a hard time.


'Only Cheap Talk Is Cheap': Mississippi Woman Hosts Conversations About Race

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Susan Glisson, a race relations consultant, says she's trying to "bring people together in a space so that we can really start having these conversations."


Flood-Ravaged Schools In Louisiana Try To Get Students Back On Track

Monday, September 12, 2016

A Louisiana parish devastated by recent floods is trying to figure out how to get children back in school this week, with more than a third of their schools damaged by water.


Louisiana Kids Return To School, A Bubble Of Normalcy After Massive Floods

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Children in Baton Rouge, La., are back in class after a three-week interruption. But life is still upended: Many students are displaced and still living in shelters, and don't know where they'll go.


Residents Struggle To Rebuild After Major Floods In Louisiana

Thursday, August 18, 2016

As Louisiana flood victims try to clean up and start rebuilding, the state is faced with the challenge of how to help tens of thousands of people get back on their feet.


Tens Of Thousands Struggle To Cope After Major Floods In Louisiana

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tens of thousands of people are trying to return home and deal with massive property damage after major flooding in Baton Rouge, La. Many key institutions, such as hospitals, are barely functioning. Meanwhile, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are meeting with local officials in a bid to help the state recover.


Tens Of Thousands Forced From Homes Amid Historic Louisiana Flooding

Monday, August 15, 2016

Weekend flooding forced more than 20,000 Louisiana residents from their homes and left at least six people dead. Many businesses and homes remain without power.


Unprecedented Flooding Batters Louisiana; Rescue Efforts Underway

Monday, August 15, 2016

The state is drenched by what the governor has called an "unprecedented and historic flooding event." He has declared a state of emergency, and at least four people have been killed by the floods.


Alabama's Chief Justice Faces Removal From The Bench

Monday, August 08, 2016

Chief Justice Roy Moore is fighting to keep his job. He's accused of judicial ethics violations for ordering probate judges to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.


Alabama Considers Parole For Birmingham Church Bomber

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Thomas Blanton Jr., 78, was convicted in 2001 of murdering four girls in the 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church. Family members of the victims oppose his parole.


Biden Says Baton Rouge Officers' Deaths Had A Wide Impact

Friday, July 29, 2016

Amid calls in the community for healing, Vice President Joe Biden attended a memorial service in Baton Rouge, La., for three law enforcement officers killed July 17. He said their deaths "touched the soul of the entire nation."


The Latest On Baton Rouge: A City In Healing

Saturday, July 23, 2016

As Baton Rouge prepares to bury the second of two officers killed in a targeted attack, the city gathers to reflect on the violence.


Mourners Gather At Funeral For Slain Baton Rouge Police Officer

Friday, July 22, 2016

A funeral for Baton Rouge, La., police officer Matthew Gerald is set for Friday. Gerald was one of three officers killed in an ambush on July 17.


Cold Cases: Scores Of U.S. Civil Rights Murders Remain Unsolved

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Scores of civil rights murders remain unsolved by states and the Department of Justice. NPR explores how many cases remain open and the consequences that arise when an attorney general decides to close a case.