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SHELBY CO. PLANE CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Authorities in suburban Birmingham have identified a man who was killed in a small plane crash. Shelby County Coroner Dana New revealed Monday that investigators used dental records to identify 38-year-old John Gary Wyatt of Vestavia Hills. The single-engine aircraft Wyatt was flying crashed in Calera Thursday evening near the Shelby

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GOVERNOR’S DIVORCE CASE ORDERED SEALED

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A judge has ordered that Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s divorce case be sealed from public view. Tuscaloosa Circuit Judge Elizabeth Hamner issued the order Monday after the couple’s attorneys jointly requested that the records be kept private. Lawyers told the judge that it would be in the best interest to keep

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HURRICANE KATRINA SURVIVORS STILL RECOVERING 10 YEARS LATER

With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, comes memories from those who experienced the tragedy personally. One survivor who relocated to Tuscaloosa after the hurricane, shares how time doesn’t exactly heal all wounds. She explains how the tornado affected her directly and how she still deals with it today. adulttorrent.org www.essay-outline.com europosud.ua

DR. ROBERT WITT TO RETIRE IN 2016 AS CHANCELLO OF UA SYESTEMS

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama System Chancellor Robert Witt has announced plans to retire next year. Witt issued a statement Wednesday saying he plans to step down at the end of August of 2016. The 74-year-old Witt says he is at a time in his life in which he wants to spend more

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ALABAMA DRIVER LICENSE DIVISION COULD SEE A MASSIVE SHUTDOWN

The possible shutdown of many Alabama Driver License Offices around the state could lead to extremely long lines at license renewal time. If the Alabama Budget shortfall is not resolved. www.adulttorrent.org/ www.findessay.org/ hotelclub24.com

SEN. TED CRUZ CRUISES AT TUSCALOOSA CO. GOP FUNDRAISER

TUESDAY – Republican Presidential Candidate Senator Ted Cruz gave the keynote address at the 9th annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner honoring Congressman Mo Brooks. Held at the Zone inside Bryant-Denny Stadium on the University Of Alabama campus, the Senator continued to push his presidential campaign, and helped the Tuscaloosa County Republican Party raise funds. adulttorrent.org/ www.findessay.org/ www.singleslovetips.com

LAWMAKER CONSIDERING LEGISLATION TO CUT STATE DOE

An Alabama lawmaker is considering a legislation designed to get rid of the Alabama Department of Education. Representative Ed Henry of Hartselle said it would save the state a billion dollars and put more money in the classrooms. DOE officials report 24 million dollars out of the department’s 186 million dollar budget goes toward classrooms. State board of

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3 WOMEN ARRESTED, ALLEGEDLY BEAT 34-YEAR-OLD TO DEATH OVER GOVERNMENT FOOD BENEFITS

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) – More women have been arrested in a killing authorities say was motivated by efforts to obtain government food benefits. Authorities said Wednesday that 34-year-old Miranda Michelle Lynch was held in a mobile home near Bessemer for two days, while three women beat her. Sheriff’s officials said that after hearing women screaming

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SOME GOVERNMENT BOARD MEMBERS MAY BE ALLOWED TO PHONE IN THEIR VOTES

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers have voted to allow members of some governmental boards and commissions to phone in their votes at public meetings. The House of Representatives on Tuesday gave final passage to the change to the Open Meetings Law. The bill would allow members of governmental bodies to participate by speaker phone

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SHERIFFS SAY PROPOSED CHANGES TO GUN LAWS CREATE PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) – A group of Alabama sheriffs say current gun laws limit their discretion in granting concealed carry permits and proposed legislation could complicate their ability to confiscate guns from those who are potentially dangerous. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said Tuesday that Louisiana movie theater shooter John Russell Houser was denied

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SECOND MISSING PERSON FOUND DEAD AFTER CANOE CAPSIZES ON LAKE GUNTERSVILLE

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say they’ve found the bodies of two people who were missing after a canoe capsized on Lake Guntersville. Local media report rescue crews on Tuesday found the body of 16-year-old boy Austin Stevens and then found the body of his stepfather, 36-year-old David Lenz, a few hours later. Authorities say

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SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TOURING STATE

WHITE HALL, Ala. (AP) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Congresswoman Terri Sewell will be touring parts of Alabama to promote the state’s rural small businesses and community infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Vilsack will attend an event on Wednesday morning celebrating the groundbreaking of a wastewater treatment facility in

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RANDOM DRUG TESTS FOR LIMESTONE COUNTY TEACHERS?

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) – School officials in Limestone County are considering the idea of random drug tests for teachers, coaches and other educators. Reports say that random drug testing was a topic of discussion at a Tuesday work session of the Limestone County Board of Education. School Board President Earl Glaze said he would like

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ALLIGATOR HUNT BEGINS THIS WEEK

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Teams of hunters will head out in search of alligators beginning Thursday, when Alabama’s only regulated hunt for the beasts is set to begin. This will be the 10th season on the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, where surveys confirm the area to have the highest density of alligators in Alabama. Despite a decade

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LAWMAKER HAS BRILLIANT IDEA FOR STATE BUDGET: GET PEOPLE ONLINE TO PAY FOR IT

One Alabama legislator says he’s got the perfect idea to fix the state’s budget: Get people to pay for it online. Republican State Sen. Paul Sanford, R-Huntsville, said he’s started a GoFundMe campaign online under the title “Fund the Alabama State Government.” Sanfor said he started the $300 million effort to highlight hypocrisy over tax

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KAMTEK EXPANSION WILL BRING NEW JOBS TO BIRMINGHAM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Birmingham auto parts supplier Kamtek has announced a plan to expand its operations in the city with a new, $80 million manufacturing facility that Kamtek says will create an estimated 120 jobs. The proposed 148,000-square-foot Pinson Valley facility would produce aluminum automotive casting parts for major auto manufacturers. The Birmingham City

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ONE PERSON DEAD, ONE STILL MISSING AFTER CANOE CAPSIZES

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say they’ve found the body of one of two people missing after a canoe capsized on Lake Guntersville. Local media report rescue crews on Tuesday found the body of the 16-year-old boy. Authorities say the teen was in a canoe Monday afternoon with two other teens and a man when

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SPECIAL SESSION ENDS WITHOUT A BUDGET AGREEMENT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers will end a special session without a budget as a political chasm widens between Republicans in the state House of Representatives and Senate. Tuesday is the final day of the special session. Legislators spent part of the day squabbling over bills that died or that lawmakers are trying get

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GREENE COUNTY’S FIRST BLACK SHERIFF HAS DIED

Rev. Thomas Gilmore, Greene County’s  first black sheriff, has died. Gilmore passed away Sunday in Birmingham. He ran an unsuccessful bid for Greene County Sheriff in 1966. In 1971, he was elected to the post and served 12 years. Gilmore was also a pastor in Ensley and a leading figure in the civil rights movement.   townwork.net/

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HUBBARD SEEKS TO DELAY OCTOBER ETHICS TRIAL

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -Prosecutors are opposing indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s request to delay his October trial on ethics charges. The attorney general’s office on Monday told a judge that there’s no legitimate reason to push back the trial scheduled for Oct 19. In a court filing, prosecutors said that the public deserved a resolution

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BENTLEY BATTLES SENATE OVER BUDGET CUTS/TAX INCREASES

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Republican Gov. Robert Bentley says he will not retreat as he battles with members of his own party over tax increases. The governor says the level cuts to state services will cause a tremendous amount of pain to the citizens if lawmakers fail to plug a revenue hole. The Alabama Senate

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19-YEAR-OLD CHARGED WITH MURDER IN CONNECTION WITH STABBING DEATH

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) – A 19-year-old woman is facing a murder charge in the stabbing death of a man in Prattville. Police say that a “domestic altercation” led to the Friday night stabbing of a 19-year-old man. They say he was found lying in a street when officers arrived, and was taken to a hospital and

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TALLADEGA MAYOR RECOVERING FROM BEATING

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) – The 74-year-old mayor of Talladega is hospitalized after he says he was beaten outside a barbershop by a man wielding a baseball bat. Mayor Larry Barton tells Al.com that he pulled up to the Vestavia Hills barbershop in his car Saturday morning and a man in a hood and trench

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