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State Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 33 items )  

7 Bradley Attorneys Named 2020 Texas Rising Stars
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 7 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley is pleased to announce that seven attorneys across the firm's Dallas and Houston offices have been named by Super Lawyers as Texas Rising Stars for 2020 for their work in a wide range of practice areas. "It is an honor for our Texas attorneys to be recognized by Super Lawyers as among the top up-and-coming attorneys in the nation," said Bradley Houston Office Managing Partner I  more

Ala. A.G. Marshall Issues Statement on 11th-Hour Claims Concerning Execution of Cop-Killer Nathaniel Woods
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 5 -- Alabama Attorney General Steve T. Marshall issued the following statement on March 4 regarding 11th-hour claims concerning execution of cop-killer Nathaniel Woods: "There is a last-minute movement afoot to 'save' cop-killer Nathaniel Woods from his just punishment," Attorney General Marshall said. "The message of that movement is encapsulated by the headline of a press release sent out today, which declared: 'Surrendered and Innocent Man Set to Die.' That headlin  more

Ala. A.G. Marshall Issues Statement on the Execution of Cop-Killer Nathaniel Woods
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 7 -- Alabama Attorney General Steve T. Marshall issued the following statement: Attorney General Steve Marshall issued the below statement tonight following the execution of Nathaniel Woods at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama: "Tonight, justice has been served. Nathaniel Woods, one of two cop-killers in 'the bloodiest day in Birmingham Police Department history,' has met his just fate. "On July 17, 2004, four Birmingham police officers   more

Ala. A.G. Marshall Presents Final 2019 Safe School Award to Discovery Middle School
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 6 -- Alabama Attorney General Steve T. Marshall issued the following news release: Attorney General Steve Marshall presented Discovery Middle School in Madison with the Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Attorney General's 2019 Safe School Award for State Board of Education District 8. Schools were selected as winners of the Attorney General's 2019 Safe School Award from each of the eight state school board districts as well as one private school statewide. In addition,  more

Ala. Gov. Ivey Establishes Coronavirus Task Force
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 7 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced the formation of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force of cabinet and state agency officials, as well as disease specialists in an abundance of caution. The task force held its initial discussion Friday morning. "While there are no known cases in Alabama, I have gathered the experts in an effort to be as prepared as possible should the Coronavirus affect Alabama," sa  more

Alabama Power Foundation Awards Classroom Grants
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 4 -- Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., issued the following news release: The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded Classroom grants to schools across Alabama to support learning initiatives at the elementary, middle and high school levels. The program provides teachers with grants of up to $1,000 to purchase materials and supplies that can be used to improve the classroom environment and enhance students' ability to learn. "Teachers have the power to trans  more

Alabama Power, Volunteers Focus on Stewardship, Conservation This Spring
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 7 -- Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., issued the following news release: Alabama Power employees will be busy this spring, volunteering with community partners across the state to work on Renew Our Rivers cleanups and other events focused on environmental stewardship, conservation and education. Sixteen Renew Our Rivers cleanups planned through the end of May will draw thousands of volunteers to help clean Alabama's lakes and rivers. Other events schedule  more

Alabama Republican Party: Super Tuesday Alabama Republican Primary Results
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 5 -- The Alabama Republican Party issued the following news release: Voters across the state went to the polls yesterday to cast their ballots in the Super Tuesday Alabama Republican Primary. Provisional votes withstanding, below is a breakdown of apparent Republican nominees - as well as candidates who are confirmed to be heading to the March 31st Republican Run-Off Election: President of the United States Donald J. Trump United States Senate (Run-Off) Jeff Sess  more

Auburn University Scientist Co-Authors Pioneering Study on Animals' Sensitivity to Forest Fragmentation
AUBURN, Alabama, March 3 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Auburn University issued the following news article: An Auburn University scientist was part of a research team that uncovered dramatic worldwide variances in animal survival rates as humans increasingly infringe on what were once wild areas. The study, published in the journal Science (https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6470/1236), shows that animals that have evolved in environments that are subject to major habitat-altering events--su  more

Auburn University Study Proves Viability of Blockchain as Common Platform for Supply Chains
AUBURN, Alabama, March 5 -- Auburn University issued the following news article on March 4: * * * - Nike, Macy's, Kohl's among participants in CHIP initiative researching blockchain as a common platform for supply chain data sharing * * * Communication is much easier when you speak the same language. But for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers around the globe, the digital "language" of product data varies from company to company--causing error and inefficiency to the tune of $181 billi  more

Auburn University's Frank Cilluffo Testifies Before Senate Committee on Threats to Public Transportation
AUBURN, Alabama, March 6 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: Frank Cilluffo, director of Auburn University's McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, testified Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in a hearing titled "Threats Posed by State-Owned and State Supported Enterprises to Public Transportation." "The threats to public transportation posed by state-owned and state-supported enterprises is a matter o  more

Auburn University, HudsonAlpha Announce Joint Faculty
AUBURN, Alabama, March 4 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Auburn University are forging a new collaboration through the addition of a joint research faculty member. Alex Harkess joins the Auburn University College of Agriculture as a faculty member in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences and joins HudsonAlpha as a faculty investigator. He will have a research lab at HudsonAlpha in Huntsville. Harkess, who sp  more

Auburn University: Ag Air Quality Specialist to Speak in York Distinguished Lecturer Series March 17
AUBURN, Alabama, March 3 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: Auburn University's College of Agriculture will host Frank Mitloehner, professor and air quality specialist for the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, as speaker for its E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series on March 17. The York Lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Mell Classroom Building, room 2510, on Auburn University's campus. He will speak on the topic "The 2050 Challenge:   more

Auburn University: Amazon Executive, Former Accenture CEO, Chairman Addressing Graduates
AUBURN, Alabama, March 3 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: * * * - Auburn alumni Dave Clark and Joe Forehand Jr. to deliver spring commencement remarks * * * Two of Auburn University's most distinguished alumni, Dave Clark '96, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Amazon, and Joe Forehand Jr. '71, former CEO and chairman of Accenture, will return to their alma mater to speak at the May 2 and 3 spring commencement ceremonies, where more than 5,000 students ar  more

Bradley Named Benchmark Litigation's 2020 Tennessee Litigation Firm of Year
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 4 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley is pleased to announce that Benchmark Litigation has named the firm its 2020 Tennessee Litigation Firm of the Year. The firm was honored Feb. 27 at the annual awards dinner in New York. Bradley was one of three finalists for the award, which recognizes litigation firms in each state based on the significance of their representations. The firm also was a finalist for Alabama and   more

Bradley Partner Monica Dozier Named to The Mecklenburg Times '50 Most Influential Women'
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 4 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley attorney Monica Dozier was selected to The Mecklenburg Times' list of the "50 Most Influential Women" for 2020. The honorees represent the most influential women in business, government, law, education and not-for-profit fields in the greater Charlotte region. The annual list is selected by a panel of independent business leaders and is based on professional accomplishment and   more

Bradley Secures DOJ Settlement Beneficial to Client AseraCare in Longstanding False Claims Act Matter
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 6 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley is pleased to announce that it has secured a favorable settlement agreement for its hospice provider client AseraCare with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over a Qui Tam lawsuit that began in 2008. Under terms of the agreement, AseraCare will pay $1 million to the DOJ, which had sought more than $200 million worth of claims under the False Claims Act. "Our client AseraCare  more

Charleston County Bar Remembers Former Burr Forman McNair Partner Lucas Padgett, Jr.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 4 -- Burr and Forman, a law firm, issued the following news: The Charleston County Bar Association recently remembered those in the Charleston County legal profession at its annual meeting on February 27th. Those remembered included former Burr Forman McNair partner Lucas Padgett, Jr. Lucas grew up in Walterboro, South Carolina where he attended Walterboro High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wofford College in 1968. After enlisting in the Army, he was s  more

Constitutional Scholar Named to Endowed Chair in University of Alabama Law
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, March 7 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news: Tara Leigh Grove will join the The University of Alabama School of Law in August as the Charles E. Tweedy, Jr. Endowed Chairholder in Law, the UA Law School announced. Her teaching will include courses in federal courts, constitutional law, procedure, and legislation and regulation. "Tara Grove is a nationally renowned constitutional scholar, who has made significant contributions to our understanding of the   more

DynCorp International Awarded $95 Million Task Order for MD-530 Contractor Logistics Support
MCLEAN, Virginia, March 6 -- DynCorp International, a subsidiary of Delta Tucker Holdings, issued the following news release: On January 17, the Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, awarded DynCorp International a task order to provide MD-530 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) under the Worldwide Logistics Support Services - Contractor Logistics Support (WLSS-C) multiple award IDIQ. It has a base period of one year plus four one-year options, for a total of $95 million if all op  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Arranges Financing for Alabama Apartment Property
DALLAS, Texas, March 6 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Loan proceeds were used to refinance the 252-unit community in West Mobile * * * JLL Capital Markets announced that it has arranged financing for Arlington Park, a 252-unit, garden-style apartment community in West Mobile, Alabama. JLL worked on behalf of the Dallas-headquartered borrower, Saxony Capital Management, LLC, to secure the three-year, floating-rate loan through The Bancorp, Inc. Located at 7  more

Kentucky National Guard's Cyber Protection Team Wraps Up First Deployment
FORT MEADE, Maryland, March 3 -- The Kentucky National Guard issued the following news: A unique unit within the Kentucky National Guard has returned from the Washington D.C. area after spending the last year conducting cyberspace operations in support of US Cyber Command. The 13-member unit is a part of the 175th Cyber Protection Team, which consists of Soldiers from Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. They joined other states in rounding out an organization called Task Force Echo. "These Sol  more

L. Justin Burney Joins Bradley's Huntsville Office as Corporate, Securities Partner
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 3 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley is pleased to announce that L. Justin Burney has joined the firm's Huntsville office as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. "It is a pleasure to welcome Justin to our Huntsville office," said Bradley Huntsville Office Managing Partner Frank M. Caprio. "Justin brings more than a decade of experience practicing corporate law in Alabama for major clients acros  more

National Republican Senatorial Committee Issues Statement Regarding Sen. Schumer Attack on Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, March 6 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following statement by Communications Director Jesse Hunt in response to Sen. Chuck Schumer's attack on the Supreme Court: "Chuck Schumer's reprehensible attack on Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh was met by predictable silence from the Democratic candidates Schumer's DSCC and other dark money entities are spending millions to elect. "Every single DSCC-backed candidate beholden to Schumer's money machine s  more

Self-Discovery, Addiction Recovery Lead University of Alabama Birmingham Students to Pursue Careers in Psychology, Lands Them Unique Fellowship
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 6 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Two students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have been accepted into the Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy. Maysa Mohmoud, a senior psychology major with a minor in social work, and Demetrius Smith, a junior psychology major with a minor in African American studies and art, were among 50 students into the program this year. Open to studen  more

Troy University: Air University Commander to Address Alabama World Affairs Council on March 17
TROY, Alabama, March 7 -- Troy University issued the following news: Lt. Gen. James B. Hecker, Commander and President of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, will address "U.S. Global Military Operations: A Joint Staff Perspective" during a presentation to the Alabama World Affairs Council on March 17 at Troy University's Montgomery Campus. The event, which will take place in the Gold Room in Whitley Hall at Troy University's Montgomery Campus, will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., f  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Hydrogen Sulfide Heightens Disease in Tuberculosis, Suggesting Therapeutic Target
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 4 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: A new culprit -- hydrogen sulfide -- has been found for the deadly infectious disease tuberculosis. Hydrogen sulfide gas is known for its rotten egg smell, yet it has normal physiological roles in the human body to communicate among cells. When tuberculosis bacteria invade the lung, however, the amounts of hydrogen sulfide in the lung microenvironment appear to greatly in  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Outpatient Opioid Treatment Clinic Finds Home in 1917 Clinic
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 4 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: As the opioid epidemic continues to grow in the United States, physicians across a number of specialties are challenged with learning how to diagnose and treat this type of substance use disorder, especially in the context of treating a patient's other primary health care needs. While awareness of opioid use disorder is widespread, the process of treatment in an integrated health setting is no  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: What is a Census? Why Do We Have It?
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 5 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: It is election season, and many United States citizens want their voices to be heard. So, how can they do this? According to the United States Census Bureau, once a decade, America collectively counts every resident in the United States, developing national awareness of the importance of the Census and its value to each citizen. Census data is used to count our population and households. And  more

University of Alabama-Birmingham: Cast Your Ballot, Not Your Germs
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 3 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: As Americans cast their ballots for their respective primary elections on Super Tuesday, some voters may be wary of being in crowded rooms or touching items used by potentially sick people. This is especially true with flu activity still considered widespread by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 48 states and as the spread of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, increases  more

University of North Alabama Writer's Series to Launch March 10 With Carolyn Forche
FLORENCE, Alabama, March 4 -- The University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The University of North Alabama will host Carolyn Forche as a guest of the UNA Writer's Series on March 10 at 11 a.m. in the Performance Center of the Guillot University Center. Forche will present a reading from her books What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance and Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness. After her reading, there will be a book signing event   more

University of North Alabama: Lift Off Shoals Awards Prize Money to Two Local Innovators
FLORENCE, Alabama, March 3 -- The University of North Alabama issued the following news release: Modeled after the Alabama Launchpad contest, Lift Off Shoals is an annual idea competition designed to help new and existing businesses start up successfully and launch into a high-growth market. Lift Off Shoals had its first event of 2020 at the Connie D. McKinney Center, and two local innovators took home prize money. Innovation Mad won $20,000 for its aeroponic farming system. Muscle Shoals Song  more

Vanderbilt University: Black History Month Celebrated at Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 3 -- Vanderbilt University issued the following news: Vanderbilt's 2020 celebration of Black History Month included lectures, off-campus trips, community events and more to honor and reflect on the history, impact and contributions of African Americans throughout the country's history and at the university. For the second year, the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center sponsored a free excursion, traveling to Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, Lo  more