An Odenville man who video-recorded himself raping a 3-year-old girl was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Wednesday.
43-year-old Robert Armbrust, Jr. pled guilty last week to rape, sodomy, sex abuse of a child younger than 12, and child porn involving a child younger than 17. St. Clair County Judge Phil Seay sentenced Armbrust to life in prison without parole for the rape charge and life in prison on the remaining charges.
According to Chief Assistant District Attorney Lyle Harmon, Armbrust committed the horrific crimes from June through September 2016 while he and his girlfriend were babysitting a sick friend’s grandchild. Armbrust videotaped and photographed himself committing the child sex crimes.
It was a very good year for Alabama’s student archers at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Eastern National Championship. Placing in the top five of their shooting categories were two Alabama teams and four individual students. Additionally, an Alabama elementary school student was chosen as an Easton Academic Archer and five Alabama students made the NASP All-American Academic Team.
“We are extremely proud of the performance of Alabama’s student archers,” said Marisa Futral, Hunter Education Coordinator for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). “Their determination and dedication to both archery and academics is paying off and will serve them well in other aspects of life.”
More than 14,000 archers traveled from 35 states to the competition, which was held May 10-12, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. Alabama’s top five results are listed below.
East Elementary, First Place, Elementary School Division
Alma Bryant High, Fifth Place, High School Division
Kayden Henderson, Vinemont Elementary, Third Place, Elementary School Male Division
Allie Stewart, East Elementary, Fourth Place, Elementary School Female Division
Caleb Thornton, Alma Bryant High, Third Place, in both the overall competition and the High School Male Division with a near perfect score of 297 (out of 300).
International Bowhunters Organization 3D Tournament
East Elementary, First Place
Ava Ray, East Elementary, Second Place, Elementary School Female Division
Allie Stewart, East Elementary, Third Place, Elementary School Female Division
The Easton Academic Archer program highlights students who excel in the classroom as well as on the archery range. Each of the newly chosen academic archers received a Genesis Bow and custom Easton Academic Archer arrows during the tournament.
Pierce Gudger of East Elementary School was chosen as one of 10 academic archers for 2018.
All-American Academic Team
The 2018 NASP All-American Academic Team was formed based on the results of both the NASP Eastern and Western National tournaments and a roster of Academic Archers from across North America. Five students from Alabama have made this year’s team.
Allie Stewart, East Elementary
Jonathan Hall, Breitling Elementary
Taylor Darby, Munford Middle
Justin Liveoak, Chilton County High
Caleb Thornton, Alma Bryant High
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Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors 2015 is a list of more than 2,600 leading cancer specialists across the country arranged by location and specialty. The list was compiled through peer nominations and extensive research that Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., the well-respected publisher of America’s Top Doctors®, has conducted for more than two decades.
According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2015 an estimated 1,658,370 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, and 589,430 people will die from the disease.
“Our doctors work every day to provide the highest quality of life for people diagnosed with cancer, while advancing the world’s understanding of cancer, and translating this knowledge into prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship,” said Edward Partridge, director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. “It’s an honor to have our doctors listed so prominently on such a reputable list. We know that our physicians are some of the best in the world, but now the world knows it too.”
The Castle Connolly physician-led research team makes tens of thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs, seeking to gather further information regarding the top specialists for most diseases and procedures. Each year, Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations. After a careful review of credentials, the following 21 UAB physicians were selected to be a part of Newsweek’s Top Cancer Doctors 2015 list:
– Ronald Alvarez, M.D., Gynecologic Oncology – Kirby Bland, M.D., Surgery – Graeme Bolger, M.D., Medical Oncology – Robert Cerfolio, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery – Robert Conry, M.D., Medical Oncology – Craig Elmets, M.D., Dermatology – John Fiveash, M.D., Radiation Oncology – Jobe Fix, M.D., Plastic Surgery – Andres Forero, M.D., Medical Oncology – Barton Guthrie, M.D., Neurological Surgery – Martin Heslin, M.D., Surgery – Helen Krontiras, M.D., Surgery – James Markert Jr., M.D., Neurological Surgery – Ruby Meredith, M.D., Ph.D., Radiation Oncology – Lisle Nabell, M.D., Medical Oncology – Louis Nabors, III, M.D., Neurology – Glenn Peters, M.D., Otolaryngology – James Posey III, M.D., Medical Oncology – Francisco Robert, M.D., Medical Oncology – Herrick Siegel, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery – Rodney Tucker, M.D., Hospice and Palliative Medicine