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7:32am

Fri April 24, 2009
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7:29am

Fri April 24, 2009
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Bill on Stimulus Dollars for Alabama Takes Effect Without Governor's Signature

Montgomery, Alabama – (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley has let the Alabama Legislature's unemployment compensation resolution take effect without his signature.
The Legislature passed a resolution saying Alabama wants all unemployment compensation money available from the stimulus package. That includes about $100 million that would require a change in state law to make about 20,000 more unemployed people eligible for benefits.

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1:59am

Thu April 23, 2009
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State Lawmakers Consider General Fund Budget

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - A debate in the Alabama House is resuming debate on a $2.5 billion General Fund budget after stalling earlier in the week.
They budget would be used to fund non-education services such as
prisons, state troopers and Medicaid.
Consideration of the budget stalled Tuesday when Democratic
leaders in the House and Republican Gov. Bob Riley could not agree
on how much money to put in an emergency fund to be spent at the
discretion of the governor.

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12:47am

Thu April 23, 2009
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National Bookstore Chain Closes Store in Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama – A national book store chain is closing the doors of one of its stores in Montgomery. Barnes and Noble is closing its location at the corner of the Eastern Boulevard and the Troy Highway.

Barnes and Nobles cites the declining number of retail stores in the area as part of its decision to close.

Barnes & Noble says it will close the Montgomery store at the end of June.

11:55am

Wed April 22, 2009
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8:16am

Wed April 22, 2009
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Alabama Legislature Action

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama
Legislature on Tuesday, the 22nd meeting day of the regular
session:
HOUSE
-Passed a resolution honoring the memory of victims of the
Holocaust in Europe. Goes to Senate.
-Debated but did not vote on a $2.5 billion General Fund budget.
-Held a moment of silence and passed a resolution mourning the
death Birmingham City Council President Pro Tempore Miriam
Witherspoon.
SENATE

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12:39am

Wed April 22, 2009
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South Alabama Shooter Penned Letter Detailing His Crime

Dothan, Alabama – (AP) - A letter released by investigators shows the
man blamed for last month's killing spree in south Alabama wanted
people to pay for making him and his mother suffer.
In the letter obtained by the Dothan Eagle, 28-year-old Michael
McLendon wrote that he fatally shot his mother while she slept
because she was sick, perhaps with lung cancer. He wrote that he
killed her dogs, too, because she wanted to die with the animals.
Authorities say McLendon fatally shot 10 people before killing

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12:04am

Wed April 22, 2009
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Area Teachers Among Finalists

Montgomery, Alabama – Two area teachers are among four finalist being recognized for their hard work education area children.

Wetumpka High School's Virginia Vilardi and Yung Thi Bui-Kinser of Booker T. Washington magnet High School are being considered for the title of Alabama Teacher of the Year.

Kinser and Vilardi join representatives from the Hoover City and Calhoun County school systems in the bid for the title. The Alabama Teacher of the Year will be announced at an awards ceremony on may 13,2009.


10:22am

Tue April 21, 2009
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7:27am

Tue April 21, 2009
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More Than A Dozen Tornadoes Hit Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - The National Weather Service confirms at
least 14 tornadoes struck across Alabama on Sunday, killing two
people in Morgan and Marshall counties.
The twisters also killed 90,000 chickens when poultry houses on
two Blount County farms were destroyed.
The weather service says tornadoes also touched down in Bullock,
DeKalb, Hale, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Montgomery, Perry,
Russell, St. Clair and Shelby counties.
In the Birmingham area, the strongest twister brought 122 mph

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