Student reporter James Niiler


The University of Alabama at Huntsville has reached a new high in its number of enrolled students, meeting a longtime goal of the university administration. 

There are now 10,000 students enrolled at UAH, an increase of 36% since 2014.

According to the university, this year’s freshman class has just over 1,300 students. reports over half the class obtained perfect grade point averages of 4.0 in high school with an average of 3.88, and nearly 40% scored a 30 or higher on the ACT.

Rosa Parks house


The house of civil rights icon Rosa Parks is now on display—in Italy.

After a journey spanning two continents and three countries, Parks’ Detroit home is now on public display at the Royal Palace in Naples.

Parks, who was from Montgomery, Alabama, sought refuge in the run-down, paint-chipped Detroit house after the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott. Parks’ refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger sparked the boycott, one of the most important civil rights demonstrations in American history.

David Burkette


Former Alabama State Senator David Burkette has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge.

A plea deal for Burkette was filed in the Montgomery County Circuit Court on Monday. 

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that, under the terms of the deal, Burkette would pay a $3,000 fine and waive his right to appeal. In return, the prosecution would not seek restitution or demand a particular sentence.