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Tue August 20, 2013
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Two people are in custody following the fatal shooting of a Montgomery teenager last weekend.  Montgomery Police said 20-year-old Jesse Bush Jr. and 18-year-old Xavier Powell are each charged with reckless murder in the death of 18-year-old DeAnthony Williams.  Williams was shot Saturday afternoon in the 3500 block of April Street.  He died Sunday evening at a local hospital.  Bush and Powell are being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $75,000 dollar bond each. 

Unemployment Rate

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. 

GOP Candidates

Three Republicans will run in the special election for Alabama House District 74 in Montgomery.  The qualifying deadline was Monday.  The GOP candidates are former Montgomery County School Board President Charlotte Meadows, current Montgomery County Board of Education Vice President Heather Sellers and Montgomery County Commissioner Dimitri Polizos.  The Democratic Party reports it has no candidates in the special election.  The primary will be October 8th with a runoff November 9th if needed.