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12:57pm

Mon September 28, 2009
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Chilton County Woman Battles Federal Government Over Property

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - A Chilton County woman is fighting an
effort by federal prosecutors to seize her home and 40 acres in a
marijuana case against her husband, who committed suicide during
his trial.
Mara Lynn Williams, a cancer survivor who works as a nurse at a
Montgomery hospital, said her husband, Royce, used marijuana for
chronic paid after multiple surgeries.
She was not charged and said she did not know he was growing it
on his property. But federal officials said it is routine to seize

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12:53pm

Mon September 28, 2009
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Alabama Will Receive First Shipments of Swine Flu Vaccine Soon

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - State Health Officer Don Williamson says
the first doses of swine flu vaccine should begin arriving in
Alabama by the end of this week and adequate supplies are expected
to be available by the end of October.
Williamson said at a news conference Monday the state continues
to see an elevated number of influenze-like illnesses.
Williamson said 10 percent of patients at doctor's offices are
reporting flu-like symptoms and that about 5 percent of school
children are missing class because of the flu.

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12:38pm

Mon September 28, 2009
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10:12am

Fri September 25, 2009
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More Information Released on Helicopter Accident That Killed a Wetumpka Man

Montgomery, AL – The National Transportation Safety Board
has released a preliminary report on a helicopter crash that killed
one Federal Aviation Administration employee and critically injured
another.
Preliminary reports, however, don't speculate on the cause of
crashes. It could be months before officials say why the chopper
went down in a Jackson neighborhood Sept. 1.
The report says there was communication with an air traffic
controller while the pilots practiced maneuvers at a Jackson

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10:08am

Fri September 25, 2009
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A Georgia Man Has Been Convicted in a Selma Murder From 2004.

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - A jury in Selma has convicted a Georgia man
of capital murder in a 2004 case and will hear evidence in the
penalty phase of the trial. It could recommend the death penalty.
The jury convicted Quante Rice on Thursday in the shooting death
of 37-year-old Morris Hatcher after deliberating for an hour.
Hatcher was shot to death at a car wash in Selma. Police said
Rice had arrived in a car stolen in the Atlanta area.
A witness identified Rice, who was from College Park, Ga., as
the man who shot Hatcher.

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10:04am

Fri September 25, 2009
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1:06pm

Thu September 24, 2009
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Finalists to Be Interviewed in Search for Next Postsecondary Education Chancellor

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Alabama education officials say they
expect to interview finalists as soon as early October for the
vacant position of chancellor of the state's two-year college
system.
Martha Simmons, spokeswoman for the two-year-system, says the
Alabama State Board of Education-Postsecondary Education was
expected to receive a list of applicants on Thursday from the
organization that has been assisting the state in the search for a
chancellor.
She says the system has received 15 applications for the

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1:03pm

Thu September 24, 2009
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An Eighth Person Has Died From Swine Flu in Alabama

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - State health officials say a woman in
her 50s in Dale County in southeast Alabama has died as a result of
swine flu.
Alabama Department of Public Health officials said Thursday
there have now been a total of eight deaths in Alabama attributed
to the virus.
Officials said the death shows the need for Alabama residents to
take precautions such as washing hands to prevent the spread of the
virus and to be immunized for both seasonal and H1N1 influenza when
vaccine becomes available.

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12:59pm

Thu September 24, 2009
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11:05am

Wed September 23, 2009
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Alabama Could Be Approved for Another 13 Weeks of Unemployment Benefits

Washington – (AP) - The House has voted to provide another 13
weeks of unemployment benefits to workers in those states hardest
hit by the prolonged economic downturn.
The Washington Democrat who sponsored the bill, Rep. Jim
McDermott, says it could help more than 300,000 jobless workers
expected to lose their unemployment compensation by the end of
September.
The legislation, if also approved by the Senate, could also
prevent more than 1 million in danger of exhausting their benefits
by the end of the year.

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