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Governor Robert Bentley said he believes students who never enrolled in a failing school should not qualify for Alabama's new private school tax credits. Bentley said they should only apply to a student who transfers out of a failing school. However, he said the decision is up to the state Department of Revenue.
Alabama Girl Rescued
Authorities said a 6-year-old Alabama girl has been treated for minor injuries after being trapped for four hours in a deep hole in Mississippi during a field trip to a vegetable farm. The girl who was injured has been identified, but authorities say she is from Baldwin County, Alabama.
Authorities says a miner was killed in an accident at an Alabama coal mine. Authorities said he died Thursday night at Jim Walter Resources Mine No. 7 in the Brookwood area of Tuscaloosa County. A company spokesman says the 36-year-old man fell from a walkway onto equipment that was in operation.
Immigration Reform Forum
U.S. Representative Terri Sewell hosted a forum in Birmingham on immigration reform efforts. The topic was the efforts by Congress to address immigration. The event was held on Friday.