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Alabama State Troopers say they investigated 386 traffic accidents resulting in 161 injuries and nine deaths during the Fourth of July holiday period. The Alabama Department of Public Safety reported the numbers for the 120-hour Fourth of July Holiday period from July 4th to July 8th. Troopers also said 94 motorists were arrested for Driving-Under-Influence of alcohol or drugs.
The first public testimony about a shooting spree at an Auburn pool party could come in a court hearing for a Montgomery man facing three counts of capital murder and two counts of assault. District Judge, Russell Bush will hold a preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. in Opelika for 22-year-old Desmonte Leonard.
Police in Mobile say they've arrested a 17-year-old boy in the slaying of a woman who was shot to death after yelling at a speeding car to slow down. Authorities say Wendy Fisher was outside her home on Saturday evening when she yelled at a driver to slow down in the neighborhood.
The state of Alabama is blocking renovation work on a school that was damaged by last year's tornadoes because of a paperwork problem. Workers have been making improvements to the old gymnasium at Pisgah High School in Jackson County. The campus still has significant damage from twisters.
Former boxing great Evander Holyfield is moving out of his multimillion dollar mansion in metro Atlanta. Holyfield reportedly owes more than $14 million dollars on the house in metro, Atlanta, including federal taxes. The former heavyweight champion is from Atmore, Alabama.