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02/27/2012 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Dept. Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – Driving Under Influence
2 – Drug Paraphernalia
3 – Probation Violation
2 – Non-Support
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
2 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
1 – Bench Warrant
1 – Bondsman’s Process

FELONIES

Name:  Julius Leslie
Age:  24
Address-City:  Tuscaloosa, AL
Charges:  Escape 1st
Date of Arrest:  02/25/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,000.00
Date of Release:  02/26/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  William Poteet
Age:  30
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacture 2nd
Date of Arrest:  02/25/2013
Amount of Bond:  $7,500.00
Date of Release:  02/26/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Victoria Conley
Age:  24
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Possession Forged Instrument 2nd
Date of Arrest:  02/21/2013
Amount of Bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  02/21/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Larry Stidham
Age:  48
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Sex Offender Act
Burglary 3rd
Theft of Property 3rd
Date of Arrest:  02/21/2013
Amount of Bond:  $15,500.00
Date of Release:  Unk.
Arresting Agency:  County

All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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02/26/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Dept. Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Date: February 20-26, 2013

Wrecks – 4

Incident / Offense –

1 – Domestic Violence 3rd
1 – Violation of a Protection Order
1 – Burglary 3rd
2 – Theft of Property 2nd
2 – Theft of Property 3rd

Arrest / Citation –

1 – Improper Lights
1 – No/Improper Tag Light
1 – Expired Tag
1 – Public Intoxication
4 – Alias Warrant

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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February 26, 2013 at 7:47 PM

02/23/2013 – Capitol Report For February 22nd, 2013 – Senator Roger Bedford

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Capitol Report For February 22nd, 2013

As I drove home from Montgomery this week on Hwy 24 from Moulton to Russellville I was very pleased to see the new asphalt layer. As you know we have been waiting over the past year to get the final asphalt paving laid down. Several of you have complained about how rough the road was before the final layering and I think we can now all agree that we are headed in the right direction. Hopefully the weather will allow us to finish up the cross overs making them smooth as well. I am also exciting about continuing the four lanes of Highway 24 on down to Red Bay and the by-pass there. This past week I had some of the highway officials meet with the city officials of Red Bay about a traffic safety concern which they had and the need for a red light. With the improvement of our road systems I think it will help us attract new industry, allow existing industries to get their goods and products out to markets safely and also help with tourism. You may rest assured that I am going to continue to work to improve out state highways.

As we have talked about before the ATRIP funding will soon be coming in to help pave county roads that are major collectors as well as help with bridge repairs. These are millions of dollars that are pouring into our Senate District from one end to the other in highway improvements. However as you know I think we have paid the tax money in to Montgomery and we deserve to get it back and spend it on goods and services in our Senate District. You may rest assured that I will continue to fight to do that.

I am pleased to announce the following grants that have been awarded throughout our Senate District. $1,000 to the City of Red Bay Founders Festival, $1500 to the NACOLG Senior winter Ball, $1500 to the Town of Vina for their Park Improvement Project, $2000 to Russellville High School SADD program, Vina Rescue Squad and Fire Department received $3000, Red Bay High School received $2600 for their office remodeling project, $500 to Vina High School’s track team, $500 to Vina High School’s baseball team, $635 to Red Bay Elementary for their Camera System. Phil Campbell High School Tip Off Club $1500, Belgreen High School Special Education Department, $1000, Russellville High School Baseball, $1500, Tharptown High School Softball program $500, Tharptown High School Baseball $500, Lamar County High School Golf Team $1500, Fayette County High School Girls Basketball Program $1000, Fayette High School Boys Basketball Program $1500.

It is also a pleasure for me to announce the following ADECA grants that are being awarded in our Senate District. Cynthia Buron with the Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. will receive $218,178.00. This will provide Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program funds to sub-grantees to weatherize homes of low-income, elderly and disabled residents in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa Counties. Tammy McDaniel with the Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc. will receive $99,352.00. This will provide Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program funds to sub-grantees to weatherize homes of low-income, elderly and disabled residents in Franklin and Lauderdale Counties. Michael Tubbs with the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, Inc will receive $218,380.00. . This will provide Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program funds to sub-grantees to weatherize homes of low-income, elderly and disabled residents in Cullman, Lawrence, Marion, Morgan, Walker and Winston Counties.

The Alabama Senate Democrats announced this week that our number one legislative agenda item in the Alabama Senate will be to see that the Medicaid expansion is rolled out in Alabama. This is really a no brainer in that the Federal government will pay %100 of the cost for some 350,000 new Alabamians to be covered by Medicaid. As you know that is about 7% of the population. This will mainly affect people who are identified as working poor. While that is not exactly an accurate name that is how they frequently describe people who are working at minimum wage jobs and those slightly above it that do not have health insurance at their place of employment or they can not afford it in the private market place. They are working and paying taxes they simply have no health insurance.

By accepting this Medicaid expansion in Alabama we could have 350,000 new healthcare customers throughout this State. That is bigger than any Mercedes expansion. You would have 350,000 new customers for doctors, dentist, pharmacist, and rural hospitals. This is a tremendous buying power that would turn over in our economy. UAB and others have studied the economic impact and basically the rough math is, for the 500 million it would cost the State of Alabama over a 10 year period, we would receive approximately 20 billion in positive cash flow. This would be a huge boost to Alabama’s economy and especially rural Alabama.

So far Governor Bentley has refused to accept this Medicaid expansion. However other states that have Republican Governors or Republican Super Majorities all across the nation are seeing the wisdom of accepting the money. We are continuing to put pressure on Governor Bentley to do the right thing and expand Medicaid coverage which will help working families in Alabama, our children can get preventive care instead of showing up at the Emergency Rooms needing acute care and costing more tax dollars. So when you have tax savings and an improvement in the quality of life as well as a return on an investment ten-fold, I think we need to move forward on the Medicaid expansion, it is the right thing to do.

I enjoyed traveling to Waterloo this week to meet with the Mayor and their fine City Council. Waterloo is a great community and I look forward to learning more about this area and working with them in the future.

The critically acclaimed “Muscle Shoals” documentary that captivated audiences at the Sundance Film Festival will premiere on February 27th to its home audience as part of The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. The Greg “Freddy” Camalier directed film traces the history of Muscle Shoals music through the people who created it. More information about this premiere can be obtained by e-mailing lindseyfilmfest@una.edu.

Let me also thank all of you for the cards, e-mails, phone calls and faxes I have been getting during this Legislative Session. It always helps me to know what is on your mind and how you feel about the issues. We are working hard to make sure our Second Amendment rights are protected and no crazy gun control legislation is passed in Alabama. We must do more to make our schools safer and that remains one of my top priorities.

Please continue to contact me at the following address.

Roger H. Bedford, Jr.
Alabama State House
11 S. Union Street, Suite 738
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
Phone 334-242-7862, Fax 334-242-9202
Russellville Office
P.O. Box 370
Russellville, Alabama 35653
Phone 256-332-6966 Fax 256-332-6967
Email: senbedford@aol.com
Website: http://www.RogerBedford.com

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February 25, 2013 at 12:15 AM

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02/23/2013 – Food Inspection / Restaurant Report – Sam LeMaster

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Aroma’s (Winfield) 98

Asian Wok (Hamilton) 81

Boar’s Butt (Winfield) 90

Country market and Smokehouse (Nauvoo) 99

Daylight Donuts (Winfield) 80

Dollie’s (Hamilton) 90

Frosty Front (Guin) 93

Garcia’s (Hamilton) 92

Hackleburg School Lunchroom 100

Hamilton High Lunchroom 97

Huatulco (Winfield) 93

LaCasa Fiesta (Guin) 97

Oh! Bryan’s (Hamilton) 93

Plantation Steak House (Gu-Win) 94

Plaza BBQ (Guin) 96

Taco Bell (Hamilton) 98

The Stop Market (Weston) 95

Token No. 4 (Guin Chevron) 86

Walmart Deli (Hamilton) 94

Walmart Supermarket (Hamilton) 94

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February 24, 2013 at 12:40 AM

02/21/2013 – Marion County, AL Sheriff’s Weekly News Report – Sheriff Kevin Williams

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1 – DC-Alias
1 – CC-Alias
1 – DUI
2 – Drug Paraphernalia
2 – Probation Violation
1 – Assault 3rd
3 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Assault
1 – Domestic Violence 3rd – Harassment
1 – Illegal Possession Prohibited Beverage
3 – Consumption As Minor
1 –  Domestic Violence 3rd – Menacing
2 – Violation Protection Order

FELONIES

Name:  Kimberly Wallgren
Age:  44
Address – City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Marijuana 1st
Date of Arrest:  02/14/2013
Amount of Bond:  $17,500.00
Date of Release:  02/15/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Justin Pyles
Age:  27
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Unlawful Distribution Controlled Substance
Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor
Distributing within Public Housing
Marijuana 1st
Date of Arrest
Amount of Bond:  $22,500.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Norman Wallgren
Age:  50
Address-City:  Winfield, AL
Charges:  Manufacturing 1st
Marijuana 1st
Date of Arrest:  02/14/2013
Amount of Bond:  $17,500.00
Date of Release:  02/15/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Billy Flippo
Age:  64
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Public Intoxication
Distributing
Assault 2
False ID – Obstruct Justice
Resisting Arrest
Date of Arrest:  02/15/2013
Amount of Bond:  $16,000.00
Date of Release:  02/18/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:  Thomas Jackson
Age:  42
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Forged Instrument 2nd x 5
Date of Arrest:  02/16,2013
Date of Release:  02/16/2013
Amount of Bond:  $25,000.00
Date of Release:  05/18/2013
Arresting Agency:  Hamilton

Name:  Brandon Posey
Age:  33
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Domestic Violence 2nd
Date of Arrest:  02/20/2013
Amount of Bond:  $10,000.00
Date of Release:  02/21/2013
Arresting Agency:  County

Name:   Patricia Stewart
Age:  30
Address-City:  Guin, AL
Charges:  Identity Theft
Date of Arrest:  02/14/2913
Amount of bond:  $2,500.00
Date of Release:  02/14/2013
Arresting Agency:  Winfield

Name:  Jody Robbins
Age:  39
Address-City:  Hamilton, AL
Charges:  Manufacture 2nd
Date of Arrest:  02/14/2013
Amount of Bond:  $5,000.00
Date of Release:  In Jail
Arresting Agency:  County

(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges are merely an accusation unless otherwise stated.)

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February 22, 2013 at 3:48 AM

02/19/2013 – City of Hamilton, AL Hires 2 New Police Officers

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Hamilton, Alabama Mayor, Wade Williams and Hamilton City Council members, Tim Holcomb, Tami Lewis Williams, Frances Knight, Greg Ingram, and Lynn Mitchell, hired 2 new Police Officers at their meeting February 19th, 2013.IMG_3289aa

The two new officers, Antoine Cobb and Eric Sills, were introduced at the February 19th, 2013 meeting by Hamilton Police Chief, Ronnie Vickery. They will assume their duties with an effective hire date of Monday, March 11th, 2013.

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February 21, 2013 at 11:49 AM

02/20/2013 – Hamilton, AL Police Dept. Weekly News Report – Chief Ronnie Vickery

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Weekly News Report
Date: February 13-19, 2013

Wrecks – 4

Incident / Offense –

2 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Harassment

1 – Harassing Communication

1 – Theft of Property 3rd

1 – Criminal Mischief 3rd

1 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

Arrest / Citation –

1 – Speeding

1 – No Insurance

1 – Running Stop Sign

2 – Expired Tag

1 – Improper Lights

1 – Criminal Mischief 3rd

1 – Harassing Communication

2 – Domestic Violence 3rd

1 – Possession of Forged Instrument

1 – Theft of Property 3rd

1 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

1 – Possession of Marijuana 2nd

2 – Alias Warrant

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February 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM

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