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8:58am

Tue March 31, 2009
WVAS Local

Group Calls for Tougher Laws

Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - A Birmingham group is calling on state officials to strengthen laws against teachers who have inappropriate relationships with students.
The group, called Citizens for Better Schools, held a news conference outside the State Department of Education headquarters in Montgomery on Monday.
Executive director Ronald Jackson said the organization was contacted two weeks ago by a mother whose 17-year-old son had an inappropriate relationship with his 38-year-old Advanced Placement history teacher.

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8:52am

Tue March 31, 2009
WVAS Local

Battle Over White Hall Gambling Center Goes to Alabama Supreme Court

Montgomery, Alabama – The fight over the White Hall gambling center is going to the Alabama Supreme Court.

Governor Bob Riley is asking the state's top court to block a ruling by former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mark Kennedy that allowed the facility to reopen.

The Governor says Kennedy's ruling should be thrown out because Kennedy had worked in the past for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians which operates three gambling halls in the state.

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8:20am

Mon March 30, 2009
Top Stories

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
WVAS Local

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11:07am

Wed March 25, 2009
WVAS Local

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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