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School Mourns Student
Faculty, staff and students at Robert E. Lee High School are mourning the death of a 16-year-old student. The incident occurred Tuesday night while members of the IT Academy from Lee were on a field trip to North Alabama. Alexander Reid Cunningham Bridgman was struck and killed by a pickup truck while the school bus was stopped for a dinner break in Pelham. Another student with Bridgman was injured but has since been released from the hospital.
The Montgomery Mental Health Center Wellness Coalition has received a grant to help fund their mobile home health clinic. Burnell Mapp, CEO of Health Services Incorporated, said the grant totaling more than $700,000 will help fully equip the unit. Mapp said this new mobile clinic will help deliver services to the Montgomery community and surrounding area.
Alabama lawmakers took a step Wednesday toward effectively legalizing a marijuana extract that doesn't get people high, but can be used to treat some medical conditions. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to allow people with certain illnesses to possess the oil called cannabidiol, also know as CBD oil.
A man has been sentenced to 200 years in prison in the severe beating of a Montgomery woman during a September home invasion. Wilanu Collins was sentenced in an attack that left the then 72-year-old wife of ex-state Rep. Claud Walker with a fractured skull.