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Police in Opelika say a black bear that had been roaming the city's residential areas has been recaptured and released back into the wild.  Capt. Shane Healey says the bear was first seen at the city's public works facility Wednesday and authorities tried setting up a perimeter around the area to catch it.  Healey says officials worked with the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences to tranquilize the bear and keep him cool while he was moved back into the wild.  Healey says this sighting was not the first time a bear was spotted in the city.  

State Auditor Jim Zeigler is asking to join an ongoing lawsuit over the use of oil spill settlement funds to build a beachfront hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park.  Zeigler Tuesday filed the motion to intervene in the civil lawsuit in Montgomery circuit court.  Former Conservation Commissioner Charley Grimsley, a longtime opponent of the project, filed a lawsuit in April against Gov. Robert Bentley challenging the use of the money for the project.  Bentley has moved to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that Grimsley does not have a basis or standing to sue.

State Auditor Jim Zeigler is asking to join an ongoing lawsuit over the use of oil spill settlement funds to build a beachfront hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park.  Zeigler Tuesday filed the motion to intervene in the civil lawsuit in Montgomery circuit court.  Former Conservation Commissioner Charley Grimsley, a longtime opponent of the project, filed a lawsuit in April against Gov. Robert Bentley challenging the use of the money for the project.  Bentley has moved to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that Grimsley does not have a basis or standing to sue.

State Auditor Jim Zeigler is asking to join an ongoing lawsuit over the use of oil spill settlement funds to build a beachfront hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park.  Zeigler Tuesday filed the motion to intervene in the civil lawsuit in Montgomery circuit court.  Former Conservation Commissioner Charley Grimsley, a longtime opponent of the project, filed a lawsuit in April against Gov. Robert Bentley challenging the use of the money for the project.  Bentley has moved to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that Grimsley does not have a basis or standing to sue.

State Auditor Jim Zeigler is asking to join an ongoing lawsuit over the use of oil spill settlement funds to build a beachfront hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park.  Zeigler Tuesday filed the motion to intervene in the civil lawsuit in Montgomery circuit court.  Former Conservation Commissioner Charley Grimsley, a longtime opponent of the project, filed a lawsuit in April against Gov. Robert Bentley challenging the use of the money for the project.  Bentley has moved to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that Grimsley does not have a basis or standing to sue.

State Auditor Jim Zeigler is asking to join an ongoing lawsuit over the use of oil spill settlement funds to build a beachfront hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park.  Zeigler Tuesday filed the motion to intervene in the civil lawsuit in Montgomery circuit court.  Former Conservation Commissioner Charley Grimsley, a longtime opponent of the project, filed a lawsuit in April against Gov. Robert Bentley challenging the use of the money for the project.  Bentley has moved to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that Grimsley does not have a basis or standing to sue.

State Auditor Jim Zeigler is asking to join an ongoing lawsuit over the use of oil spill settlement funds to build a beachfront hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park.  Zeigler Tuesday filed the motion to intervene in the civil lawsuit in Montgomery circuit court.  Former Conservation Commissioner Charley Grimsley, a longtime opponent of the project, filed a lawsuit in April against Gov. Robert Bentley challenging the use of the money for the project.  Bentley has moved to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that Grimsley does not have a basis or standing to sue.

An Alabama inmate on death row is set to receive a reduced sentence after his attorneys argued that a black woman was wrongfully excluded from a jury during the inmate's trial more than 20 years ago.  The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the case into the 1991 death of 69-year-old Clarene Haskey will be reopened this afternoon in a Monroe County courtroom.  Steven Hall is scheduled to plead guilty to the murder and receive a reduced sentenced of life in prison without the possibility of parole.  More than 20 years after the conclusion of the 1994 trial, U.S.

Gov. Robert Bentley's nonprofit group wants out of a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the governor's former law enforcement secretary.  The Alabama Council for Excellent Government filed a motion Tuesday seeking to be dismissed as a defendant in the civil case.  Former Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier filed a lawsuit against Bentley and his former political adviser Rebekah Mason accusing them of defamation and orchestrating his dismissal.  The lawsuit also named the nonprofit group, which paid Mason, as a defendant.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Montgomery County Probate Office Wednesday.  The location previously housed Pier One Imports across from Montgomery Mall.  Montgomery County Commission Chairman, Elton Dean says the new facility will serve as an anchor for the District One community.  Probate Judge Steven Reed says the new location is more convenient for the citizens of Montgomery.  Citizens will be able pay to property taxes, request vehicles tags and in the coming weeks.  The new facility is open now and is located on 3425 McGhee Road.  

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