Car bomb injures Walker County man
A Walker County man was sitting in his vehicle on Wednesday, when a bomb exploded. The victim is now in serious condition at UAB Hospital. At this time, there are more questions than answers about this crime. Agents with the ATF and FBI have been called in to assist police to find out who planted the explosive device. This all happened around 6:00 pm at a home on Crest Avenue in the Walker County community of Parrish. Walker County's Sheriff says it is unknown what type of explosive device it was or how it was detonated. He did say the explosion was confined to the inside of the truck. Sheriff John Mark Tirey says this incident is shocking. Authorities at this time are not releasing the victims name and it is unknown if his injuries are life threatening. If you know anything about this crime you are urged to call the Walker County Sheriff's Office or the Parrish Police Department.
Langford not worried over LaPierre plea
Al LaPierre will plead guilty to federal charges Thursday morning according to his attorney.
LaPierre will appear in front of U.S. District Judge Scott Coogler to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of filing a false tax return. All other charges would be dropped in the plea deal. LaPierre, along with Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford and banker Bill Blount are currently charged in a 101 count indictment. The accusations include conspiracy, bribery, fraud, and false tax returns. "It is interesting to say the least, bottom line being is that just because he struck a deal with them, I think it's a good thing for me. I've read his plea agreement, he never said one time I took a bribe from anybody. So it will play out it in court," said Langford in an interview with FOX6 News. "Remember, there are two sides to every story, you're only hearing their side right now. So we'll see what comes out in court." The trial is set to begin August 31st.
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