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10:45am

Tue September 22, 2009
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11:56am

Fri September 18, 2009
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11:31am

Fri September 18, 2009
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Many First-Time Alabama Homeowners Have Claimed the Federal Tax Credit

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - More than 25,000 first-time homebuyers
in Alabama have claimed the federal tax credit offered under the
economic stimulus program.
The IRS, which announced the latest figures Thursday, said
Alabama ranked 20th in the number claiming the tax credit.
The program ends Dec. 1. It offers a tax credit of 10 percent of
the purchase price - with a maximum credit of $8,000 - to
homebuyers with qualifying income levels who have never bought a
home or have not owned one in the last three years.

11:27am

Fri September 18, 2009
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Jefferson County Workers Continue 32-Hour Work Weeks

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Jefferson County employees may have to
continue working just 32 hours a week indefinitely.
County officials said Thursday they are considering extending
the shortened workweek for all employees to help cut spending. Most
county employees were switched from a 40-hour week to a 32-hour
week over the summer to make up for the loss of occupational tax
revenue.
The payroll cut plus unpaid leave for hundreds of workers helped
trim $75 million from the county's budget, but sales tax revenues
remain slow.

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11:24am

Fri September 18, 2009
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Alabama's Unemployment Rate Continues Ascent

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Alabama's unemployment rate continues to
rise.
The Alabama Department of Industrial Relations released
statistics Friday showing the state's jobless rate rose to 10.4
percent in August. That matches a high last hit in 1984.
It is up from 10.2 percent in July, and it's higher than the
comparable national unemployment rate of 9.7 percent.
The August rate represents more than 217,309 unemployed people
in Alabama, and it's twice as high as the 5.2 percent unemployment
in August just a eyar ago.

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1:16pm

Thu September 17, 2009
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Alabama's Infant Mortality Rate Decreases

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Alabama's infant mortality rate is
declining but is still one of the worst in the nation.
Statistics released Wednesday by the Alabama Department of
Public Health show that in 2008, there were 9.5 deaths for every
1,000 live births in the state, down from 10 deaths per 1,000 in
2007.
The numbers show a significant jump in infant mortality rates
among Hispanics - from 7.3 deaths per 1,000 live births to 8.9.
Assistant State Health Officer Tom Miller says access to

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1:07pm

Thu September 17, 2009
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A Talladega Man Who Shot Four People Receives a 28 Year Sentence

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - A Talladega man who shot four people, one
of them fatally, when he was 15 in Westgate will spend 28 years in
prison.
Circuit Judge Bo Hollingsworth sentenced Cartravious Collins,
now 18, Wednesday. Collins has already given notice of his intent
to appeal.
He was charged with the murder of Chelsei Embry, the attempted
murder of LaToya Monique Embry, and assault in the second degree of
Jalysa and Kaylon Embry. A jury convicted him for the lesser

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1:04pm

Thu September 17, 2009
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Elderly Montgomery Man Charged With City's 26th Murder

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Montgomery police have arrested an
86-year-old they believe shot a woman in the head after she stole
money from his home.
James Murphy was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of
48-year-old Dorothy Webster.
Montgomery police found Webster about 11 a.m. Wednesday lying on
the front porch of Murphy's home. She was pronounced dead at the
scene.
According to police, Webster came to Murphy's house and was
allowed inside to use the restroom. While inside , police say
Webster allegedly stole $41.

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12:57pm

Thu September 17, 2009
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12:45pm

Wed September 16, 2009
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The State Department of Corrections Hopes Drilling for Oil Will Ease Financial Woes

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Alabama Department of Corrections hopes
drilling for oil on prison property can ease some of its financial
woes.
Prison Commissioner Richard Allen announced Tuesday that the
department has signed a five-year contract with Foote Oil & Gas
Properties of Gulf Shores to explore for oil near the G.K. Fountain
Correctional Center in South Alabama.
The cash-strapped department has already received $400,000, plus
a guarantee of 25 percent royalties and a $300 bonus per acre on

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