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The driver behind a New Year’s Eve car accident on Roberts Road in Medford is now behind bars. Police say they caught up with Robert Pearce on Saturday. Officers say Pearce took off after his car crashed into a tree and went through a backyard at the end of December.
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Other states do not. We havent changed those thresholds in years. We have the lowest thresholds in the South, Ward said. Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore said he believes the state needs additional changes to the Habitual Felony Offender Act, a decades-old law that for years handed down decades-long sentences. In my opinion, and Im the chief justice, I think the judicial system is failing us, Moore said. Weve got people serving life without parole who have never confronted a victim, theyve never confronted a person. Thats unreasonable, Moore said in an interview.
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