Thursday, August 21 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:59:31 GMT
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:54:48 GMT
Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...Full Story >
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:18:52 GMT
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness. The grant will serve approximately 2,300 homeless and at-risk veteranFull Story >
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:44:06 GMT
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies. The board cited antitrust regulatory considerationsFull Story >
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies.Full Story >
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Time is running out for commercial drivers to comply with new federal regulations.
Truck drivers have only two more weeks to meet the deadline or risk having their driving privileges suspended, and that's causing a log jam of last-minute applicants.
Some have been unable to submit the required information because the Department of Public Safety's system is too busy.
The new federal regulation is called the Commercial Driver's License Medical Card Merger.
Commercial drivers are required to pass a medical exam and be deemed qualified to drive. The idea is to put drivers' medical information in a digital system that law enforcement officers can access with a swipe of their driver's license.
But drivers feel like they're hitting a road block this month trying to submit that information to the Department of Public Safety.
DPS says commercial drivers around the state were notified well in advance of the deadline, and about 65 percent of CDL holders went ahead and submitted the data in a timely manner.
Sgt. Steve Jarrett with the Department of Public Safety says this log jam is the result of procrastination.
"Those commercial driver's license holders had two years to submit this data to DPS," Jarrett said.
Jarrett says two years ago, the Department of Public Safety started working with the Alabama Trucking Association and large trucking companies and posted the information on the DPS website and social media to get the word out.
He says the last minute flood is taxing DPS's phone lines and fax system. He's asking CDL holders to be patient.
The Alabama Trucking Association believes part of the problem is drivers are required to renew their medical qualification every two years. That means some drivers who had already complied had to re-submit their new information while others were going through the process for the first time.
Alabama has more than 187,000 commercial drivers. About 121,000 of them have complied.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:49:04 GMT
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >