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Montgomery's latest fatal shooting is being classified as a death investigation. Police said an 18-year-old male was shot Saturday afternoon on April Street. He died of his injury Sunday night.
The Sun Belt and Mid-American conferences will meet in a new bowl game to be played at Montgomery's Cramton Bowl. ESPN executives joined Mayor Todd Strange on Monday to announce the Camellia Bowl. The inaugural post season bowl game will be played in December 2014.
Republican Martha Roby will hold a series of town hall meetings, starting this afternoon in Prattville. The Second District congresswoman will participate in "Martha Listens" tours in Prattville, Montgomery, Dothan, Eclectic and in Enterprise. Today's town hall meeting at Central Alabama Electric Cooperative in Prattville starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday morning, Roby will be the guest speaker at an Eggs and Issues breakfast at the RSA Activity Center in downtown Montgomery.
Federal labor officials say Alabama had the second lowest unemployment rate in the Southeast in July. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Virginia's rate of 5.7 percent was lower than Alabama's rate of 6.3 percent. The bureau also reports that Alabama had one of the nation's biggest drops in unemployment from a year ago, when Alabama's rate measured 7.6 percent. Only seven states exceeded Alabama's drop of 1.3 percentage points over the last year.
A Chilton County teacher is charged with sex crimes after allegedly having sexual relations with a student. Sheriff Kevin Davis said 39-year-old Jennifer Collins McNeill is charged with six counts of second-degree rape and two counts of second-degree sodomy following alleged incidents involving the same teen victim, under the age of 18. McNeill teaches sixth grade at Thorsby school, but the alleged victim is not a student at the school. She is now on leave from the school and is free on a $160,000 dollar bond.