Alabama authorities say a home burglary suspect has died after police used a stun gun on the man.  Birmingham police say he resisted officers who found him in a house wrapped in what looked like material from the air conditioner duct work.  The Lewisburg Road homeowner called police Tuesday about glass breaking and someone yelling and growling in his basement.  Police reportedly entered the dwelling and used a stun gun several times on a white suspect before handcuffing him.  Investigators say the man was "extremely irritated" throughout and didn't obey verbal commands.

Montgomery Education Foundation's Brain Forest Summer Learning Academy was spotlighted Wednesday at Carver High School.  The academic-enrichment program is for rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the Montgomery Public School system.  Community Program Director Dillion Nettles, says the program aims to prevent learning loss during summer months.  To find out how your child can participate in next summer's program visit Montgomery-ed.org

A police officer is free on bond after being arrested following a rash of road-sign thefts in southeast Alabama.  Brantley Police Chief Titus Averett says officer Jeremy Ray Walker of Glenwood is on paid leave following his arrest in Pike County.  The 30-year-old Walker is charged with receiving stolen property.  Lt. Troy Johnson of the Pike County Sheriff's Office says an investigation began after someone reported that Walker was selling road signs from Crenshaw County.  Investigators contacted the county engineer and learned signs had been reported stolen from several roads.

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My husband and I once took great pleasure in preparing meals from scratch. We made pizza dough and sauce. We baked bread. We churned ice cream.

Then we became parents.

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"O Canada," the national anthem of our neighbors up north, comes in two official versions — English and French. They share a melody, but differ in meaning.

Let the record show: neither version of those lyrics contains the phrase "all lives matter."

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Police in Baton Rouge say they have arrested three people who stole guns with the goal of killing police officers. They are still looking for a fourth suspect in the alleged plot, NPR's Greg Allen reports.

"Police say the thefts were at a Baton Rouge pawn shop early Saturday morning," Greg says. "One person was arrested at the scene. Since then, two others have been arrested and six of the eight stolen handguns have been recovered. Police are still looking for one other man."

A 13-year-old boy is among those arrested, Greg says.

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A state investigation of grade-changing at Montgomery's public schools should end within two weeks.  State Superintendent Tommy Bice said he's pleased with the amount of data his investigators have recovered.  The probe began after the newspaper reported that teachers who worked in Robert E. Lee, Jeff Davis and Sidney Lanier high schools in Montgomery said they witnessed or participated in the improper changing of grades.

Nine Arrested

Nine people associated with a tax preparation firm based in Montgomery have now pleaded guilty in a scheme involving more than one million dollars.  The Justice Department announced Friday that Premier Tax owner Bruce King and tax return preparer Vonecia Orum were the latest to plead guilty to tax law violations.  Seven others associated with the firm pleaded guilty earlier.  Prosecutors said King taught tax preparers at Premier Tax how to falsify tax returns to increased the clients' tax refunds.

Fatal Crash

A single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning claimed the life of a Montgomery woman.  The crash occurred on Interstate 85 near the 63 mile marker.  Opelika  police said 37-year-old Jennifer Jarrell of Montgomery was driving a mini-van when the vehicle crashed into a guard rail and overturned.  Jarrell was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Opelika police said the accident occurred Sunday about 2 a.m.

Gunman Hospitalized

Authorities in Selma say a 21-year-old man who opened fire at a sports bar in the downtown district is hospitalized in serious condition.  Selma Police Chief William Riley said the gunfire erupted shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday after 21-year-old Amorian Smith was asked to leave the   Downtown Sports Car on Water Avenue.  Chief Riley said Smith was kicked out of the bar.  He returned minutes later and fired several shots into the business.  Selma police said a security guard shot Smith who as listed in critical condition at a Montgomery Hospital.