Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:03 GMT
Officers are on the scene of a deadly shooting in East Feliciana Parish. There is very little information right now, but we're told it happened around 4 p.m. at a home on Highway 10, near Smith Road, justMore >>
Investigators have arrested a suspect in a murder that happened on Friday afternoon in a small community near Clinton.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:17:05 GMT
Police say a motorcyclist in West Ashley had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat. On Thursday at 8:50 a.m., a man on a motorcycle approachedMore >>
Police say a motorcyclist had to tip his bike over to the side in order to get rid of a drunk woman who had hopped into the rear seat.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
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A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
WAFB congratulates our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
As another school year ends, WAFB wants to congratulate our areas shining stars. It's the Best of the Class - 2013.More >>
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
Once again, an Alabama state senator plans to go after the death penalty. So far all efforts to end capital punishment have gone nowhere in the state legislature. Selma Sen. Hank Sanders says it's a practice that needs to come to an end.
"Capital punishment in Alabama as in other places really has been something reserved for poor people," Sanders said.
Sanders is pushing several bills. One to eliminate capital punishment, one to put a moratorium on capital punishment, limit the death penalty for mentally challenged, juvenile offenders and restrict judges' sentencing authority.
"We spend a lot of money on capital punishment in Alabama. I don't have the figures. We have spent a whole lot of money on so-called capital crime. I think we can do better," Sanders said.
Alabama voters remain split over the controversial issue.
"African Americans in this state receive a lot more and quicker than others. So for the state of Alabama I think should be outlawed," Wanda Spillers said.
"I'm pretty conservative about it. I think it should be left as it is. There should be serious punishment or a plan for serious crime," Matthew Sensintaffer said.
Some Alabama lawmakers tell FOX6 News they don't believe the legislature will end capital punishment. Still, Sanders is not giving up. He says it's too important of issue not to have a serious debate this year. He also points to a large number of inmates sitting on Alabama's death row.
"Either we have more bad people in Alabama or there is a something wrong with our system. I don't think there are
more bad people in Alabama," Sanders said.