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Marsh says cash-strapped Alabama should consider gambling

Alabama lawmakers face tough budget decisions ...
are hopping on board with the Democratic Caucus plan,” said House Minority Leader Craig Ford, D-Gadsden. Republican officeholders have also previously waged a legal war to shut down electronic bingo ...

Inaugural ‘Longest Yard Sale’ starts Friday

to Gadsden, Alabama. Almaguer, who describes herself as a lifelong “picker,” thought the Rio Grande Valley needed a Longest Yard Sale of its own and so, with the help of volunteers, went to work nine months ago making it happen, contacting businesses ...

Robbery reported at Church's Chicken in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM - AL - Birmingham Police are talking to employees of a ...
More >> The search for a missing kayaker in Big Wills Creek in Gadsden has been suspended for the night, ABC 33/40's Sherrie Evans reports.

Rescuer on a mission to recover missing kayaker drowns

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A rescuer on mission to recover a missing kayaker from an Alabama creek has drowned along with the kayaker. The Gadsden Times ( reports 46-year-old Vicky Ryan died Saturday night in Gadsden while aiding in a ...

Rescuer on a mission to recover missing kayaker drowns in Alabama creek after boat capsizes

GADSDEN, Alabama — A rescuer on mission to recover a missing kayaker from an Alabama creek has drowned along with the kayaker. The Gadsden Times ( reports 46-year-old Vicky Ryan died Saturday night in Gadsden while aiding in a ...

Body of Ala. kayaker found in Gadsden creek

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - The body of a 25-year-old Alabama man swept out of his kayak on a swollen creek has been found. Gadsden Assistant Fire Chief Jim Matlock tells The Gadsden Times ( that Dakota Brett Crandall's body was found Sunday ...

Hudson - Motes Wedding

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wayne Hudson of Gadsden, Alabama, and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hudson, the late Jewel Hudson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin and Raycile Gray. The father of the bride performed the ...

A new life begins for Gadsden woman at the riverside

A year ago, Austin, 36, and Lowe met in the worst of circumstances. Lowe, a Gadsden police officer, responded to a domestic violence call. As Austin tells the story, Lowe, a member of First Responders for Christ, told her to seek help in order to leave ...

Body of kayaker missing in Gadsden's Big Wills Creek found Sunday morning

To watch the newscast live online, click here. GADSDEN, Alabama -- Rescue crews in Gadsden are searching for a kayaker who went missing in Big Wills Creek. According to a fire department spokesperson, a man fell out of his kayak while paddling down the ...

MISSING: ALEA and local authorities looking for Gadsden boy

GADSDEN, Al. - Gadsden Police and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are calling on the public to help assist in the search for a missing boy. Marco Ruban Loyd was last seen in his front yard on Friday, April 17 around 4 p.m. The black male has brown eyes ...

Kayaking accident in Gadsden raises concerns

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) — After two and a half days of tragedy on Big Wills Creek, Gadsden city leaders are looking for was to keep something like this from happening again. The water may look calm, but…

Gadsden Deux

Ha-Haaa! And so after hours of travail and trouble, here you go. The Gadsden House got a bit of a well deserved face lift. In my previous post about the Gadsden House ( /02/2…

Wilbur Ford in the Alabama, Convict Records

Name: Wilbur Ford Birth Year: abt 1911 Age: 26 Date Sentenced: 22 Jun 1937 County: Jefferson Race: Negro (Black) Gender: Male Series: State Convict Records Volume: Volume 19: 1936-1937…

One dead and three injured in Gadsden crash

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Search for missing child from Gadsden, AL | WIAT 42

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT)- The Gadsden Police Department is searching for a missing child last seen Friday around 4 p.m. The child is 11-year-old Marco Ruban Loyd who was last seen in his front yard in Gad…

Missing child from Gadsden found, returned home

UPDATE: Gadsden Police tell WIAT42 News that the child has been found, and is currently home. GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT)- The Gadsden Police Department is searching for a missing child last seen Friday aro…

Police: Teen shot dead after involvement in home invasion

This is from Fox 6 WBRC.  There is no mention of the race of the thugs care to bet they are ghetto rats. GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) –Gadsden police say a home invasion led to a teenager being shot dead by a…

17 year old killed in Gadsden rape and home invasion

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One attacker fatally shot in Gadsden after home invasion, robbery

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) — Police are looking for two home invasion and robbery suspects in Gadsden after a Monday night incident which investigators say ended in the death of a third. Gadsden police say…

Police: 17-year-old robber shot and killed in Gadsden home invasion

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) – In the early hours of Monday morning, three men committed a home invasion robbery in the 2100 block of Norris Avenue. It has been reported that at least one of the men was armed…


Cautions with Jasbug in GADSDEN ALABAMA

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


What do you know about abuse of women in GADSDEN ALABAMA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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The Guardian and a warning to GADSDEN ALABAMA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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