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The state of Alabama has agreed to settle the remaining challenges over its toughest-in-the-nation crackdown against illegal immigration. The state and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a proposed settlement Tuesday that would end a federal lawsuit over the law. An ACLU lawyer says the state also is settling a suit filed by the Justice Department. The deal follows the Supreme Court's decision earlier this year rejecting Alabama's appeal to revive parts of the law. The state's Republican-controlled Legislature passed the law in 2011 and Governor Robert Bentley signed it.
State Troopers have identified the man killed Tuesday when he was struck by a minivan in Montgomery County. They say 54-year-old Charles Ming of Letohatchee was an Alabama Department of Transportation employee. The accident happened along U.S. Highway 231 near the intersection of Highway 82 at approximately 1:20 p.m. Authorities say people in the minivan were also injured, but the extent of their injuries has not been released.
River Region Rock
The River Region's anti-bullying campaign kicked off Tuesday in Montgomery. It's called River Region ROCK or Respect Others, Create Kindness. The goals of ROCK include raising awareness of all forms of bullying and fostering partnerships with community agencies.