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Governor Robert Bentley says the state will be submit its proposal for a new Boeing aircraft manufacturing plant Monday. Huntsville is one of several locations being considered for a new assembly plant. Governor Bentley says the presence of Airbus in the state shouldn't be a hindrance to landing the facility. It's being reported Boeing could choose to build two facilities, one for fuselage and final assembly and one for wing assembly.
Two Fatal Accidents
An accident involving an Elmore County School bus proved fatal for the driver of one of the other vehicles. State Troopers says the school bus, a truck and an SUV collided on Alabama Highway 14 at Firetower Road Monday morning around 7:45. Investigators say the driver of the SUV was killed in the crash. He's been identified as 37-year-old Shane Lambert of Wetumpka. Two people in the truck received minor injuries. No children on the bus were hurt. No names have been released. Troopers have not released any details of the accident.
A woman died in a traffic accident Monday morning just outside of Selma. State Troopers report that 37-year-old Maria Del Refugio Saavedra Hernandez-Ayalay of Selma was killed when the vehicle she was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. The crash occurred on Dallas County Road 37 around 8 o'clock. A cause of the accident has not been released.
Federal prosecutors in Montgomery say a Dothan man has entered a guilty plea to a racially-motivated cross burning that occurred at the entrance to a predominately African-American neighborhood in Ozark. The Justice Department said 24-year-old Thomas Smith pleaded guilty Friday to a single count of conspiring to violate housing rights. Smith admitted he and another man committed the hate crime in may 2009. No sentencing date was announced. Smith faces up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 dollars.