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Apr 22, 2013

The former chairman of Alabama's Democratic Party says he's forming a new group to fight Republican dominance in state politics.  Mark Kennedy announced the new Alabama Democratic Majority Foundation in Birmingham, Monday.  Kennedy formed the group immediately after his resignation took effect as state party chairman. 

Former AG Troy King

The former Alabama attorney general who lost his job after feuding with the governor over electronic bingo has started a business that's selling a new twist on the game.  Former Attorney General Troy King now heads a company called Innovate! Technologies Group.  The company's product is a game called O-craps! Basically bingo played on a felt-covered  casino table like a dice game.  King says the game looks like craps, but with bingo balls and bingo cards.  King says he's focused on selling his new game in markets outside Alabama. 

Bomb Threats

Telephoned bomb threats forced the evacuation of three hospitals in north Alabama Monday night, and police say an escaped prisoner may have made the call.  Cullman police say a man called 911 about 9 p.m. Sunday and claimed bombs were in three hospitals.  Authorities say he claimed the bombs would all go off at once.  That threat led to evacuations at Cullman Regional Medical Center and Marshall Medical Center in hospitals in Boaz and Guntersville.  Teams searched all three hospitals and found nothing.  Patients were able to return to their rooms about 90 minutes after the call.  The escapee identified as Jeremy Lang was arrested later Monday night. 

ASU Bus Tour

The Annual Alabama State University President's Tour has begun, a busload of ASU officials that include ASU President Dr. William Harris, made their first stop in Columbus, Georgia, Sunday.  The week long tour started Sunday and includes stops this week at high schools in Atlanta, Selma, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Mobile.   University officials will offer thousands of dollars in college scholarships to high school students and also meet with alumni and supporters.