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Federal Aviation officials are searching for clues in the deadly crash of UPS cargo jet near the Birmingham airport. Officials said the pilot and co-pilot were killed. The incident happened before 6 a.m. as the A-300 Jetliner was preparing to land. Packages and debris scattered the grass field near the Birmingham-Shuttleworth International Airport.
A military civil support team collected a white substance discovered Wednesday morning in an envelope at the Alabama Attorney General's Office. Preliminary tests for the U.S. Postal Service show the white powder is harmless.
No Jail Time
A former employee of the Alabama House will not serve jail time for failing to pay state income taxes and failing to file tax returns. Montgomery County Circuit Judge William Shashy gave William Clay Covington 12 months of supervised probation and ordered him to pay a $5,000 fine during a sentencing hearing Wednesday.
More than 250 businesses are participating in this year's Alabama Restaurant Week which begins Friday. Restaurants all over the state will offer lunch and dinner specials to coincide with the event. Information on all the participating eateries in the state can be found at alabamarestaurantweek.com.