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Auburn Classes Cancelled
Auburn University is canceling classes for today following what school officials are calling an unsubstantiated threat on campus. A message posted on the university's website says authorities don't believe the threat is credible. But the school says it is suspending classes and other normal operations for a day because of anxiety among students and parents. Authorities also are increasing the police presence around campus. The university says information is being circulated on social websites about a threatening message that threatens a campus rampage. Today is the seventh anniversary of the deadly attack on students and faculty at Virginia Tech University.
Hyundai Motor America has unveiled the Alabama-built 2015 Sonata sedan at the New York Auto Show today. Hyundai describes the redesigned look as more dignified and confident. Spokesman for Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Robert Burns says full production of the new Sonata will begin at the Montgomery plant in mid-May. He expects dealerships to receive the vehicles near the end of June.
State Troopers say an 8-year-old boy from Shorter was killed in a single-vehicle crash, approximately five miles west of Tuskegee. Trooper Sgt. Steve Jarrett said Keyveuntavious Powell was riding in a car traveling on Macon County Road 26 when the vehicle hit a utility pole around 7:40 Tuesday morning. Troopers said the youngster was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The accident is under investigation.
Last month's raids on four bingo halls in Greene County were bigger than previously reported. Al.com said court documents filed in Greene County Circuit Court revealed that State Troopers and ABI agents seized close to 1,400 electronic bingo machines and more than $300,000 in cash. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said his office will seek to have the money seized in Greene County forfeited to the state and the bingo machines destroyed.