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8:20am

Mon March 30, 2009
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Floodwaters Rise in Several Alabama Counties

Montgomery, Alabama –
(AP) - Flood advisories remain in effect in parts of Alabama as rivers and creeks continue to swell with runoff from heavy rainfall.
National Weather Service meteorologists posted flood warnings Sunday for the Perdido and Styx rivers affecting Baldwin and Escambia counties.
Other waterways under a flood warning include the Alabama River affecting Monroe and Wilcox counties; the Conecuh River flowing through Covington and Crenshaw counties; the Tombigbee River affecting Choctaw, Monroe and Clarke counties.

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3:07am

Mon March 30, 2009
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Flood Waters Claim a Life in North Alabama

Warrior, Alabama –
(AP) - Alabama Marine Police say a Jefferson
County man is presumed to have drowned after his canoe capsized in
a branch of the Black Warrior River at Warrior.
Recovery efforts resumed Monday after the flooded waterway
receded to a manageable level.
Authorities said 42-year-old Timothy Sigafoose of Trafford and
his 7-year-old son were putting a canoe in the water when it
overturned Friday night.
19-year-old Derek Creel of Warrior who was called a "good

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2:22am

Mon March 30, 2009
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11:07am

Wed March 25, 2009
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Forecasters Predict Stormy Weather Through Saturday

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Forecasters say a cold front moving into
Alabama likely will bring strong storms and the possibility of
tornadoes.
Forecasters say the main threats Wednesday are heavy rainfall,
damaging winds and flooding, but isolated tornadoes are possible.
Meteorologists in Mobile say strong southerly winds could
generate a high risk of rip currents along area beaches.
The system is expected spawn additional storms Thursday through
Saturday.

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11:05am

Wed March 25, 2009
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State Senate Delays Vote on Gambling

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A state Senate committee has delayed
action for one week on a bill that would tax and regulate
electronic bingo gambling in nine Alabama counties.
Committee Chairman Bobby Singleton of Greensboro said the bill's
sponsor, Sen. Quinton Ross of Montgomery, is working on changes and
didn't want the committee to vote Wednesday. Singleton said the
committee plans to vote next Wednesday.
A similar bill by Rep. Marcel Black of Tuscumbia won approval

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8:52am

Wed March 25, 2009
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8:36am

Tue March 24, 2009
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State Lawmakers Debate Tax On Food

Montgomery,Alabama –
(AP) - Alabama legislators are set to debate proposed legislation that would remove the state's four percent sales tax from the purchase of groceries.
The bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. John Knight of Montgomery is the first item scheduled for debate on the work agenda in the House for Tuesday. The bill is supported by Democrats in the House, the black caucus and advocacy groups for low income residents.
The bill would replace the lost income by removing the current deduction for federal income taxes paid from some taxpayers.

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8:23am

Tue March 24, 2009
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9:34am

Mon March 23, 2009
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Grocery Tax Bill Heads for Vote

Montgomery, Alabama –
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A debate looms in the Alabama House this
week over proposed legislation that would remove the state's 4
percent sales tax from food.
Returning from spring break, lawmakers take up the controversial
food tax bill Tuesday as the first order of business.
Members will debate replacing the lost sales tax revenue by
disallowing the deduction of federal income tax from state income
tax.
The vote likely will be close and probably will break along

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9:25am

Mon March 23, 2009
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Federal Government Asks Gulf Shores to Return Clean Up Money

Gulf Shores, Alabama –
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Officials in Gulf Shores have been told
that government auditors want the city to return nearly $9.8
million used for cleanup after Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security has scrutinized city records for more than a
year. On Thursday, Gulf Shores received official notice that the
government's auditors have recommended that the Federal Emergency
Management Agency seek repayment of $9.73 million paid to the city

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