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1:05pm

Wed October 7, 2009
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Alabama's top state trooper hit by drunk driver

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10:36am

Tue October 6, 2009
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Federal judge scolds Georgia for litigation over water-sharing rights

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10:21am

Tue October 6, 2009
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Lowndes County mayor enters plea deal to misdeameanor theft charge

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10:12am

Tue October 6, 2009
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High court declines to hear retailer's appeal in overtime wage case

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12:37pm

Fri October 2, 2009
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South Ala. bank to settle discrimination complaint

Thomasvillle, Al – First United Security Bank has agreed
to settle a lawsuit brought by federal prosecutors claiming the
bank discriminated against black borrowers.
The settlement calls for the bank to pay up to $50,000 total to
people federal authorities say were overcharged.
It also agreed to open a branch in a majority-black area within
three years, spend $500,000 to subsidize mortgages and
small-business loans in majority-black areas and spend $110,000
advertising to black borrowers.

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12:31pm

Fri October 2, 2009
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Federal agency rejects paralegal's complaints

Montgomery, Al – The U.S. Office of Special Counsel says
complaints brought by a U.S. Department of Justice paralegal in the
prosecution of former Gov. Don Siegelman were unsubstantiated.
Tamarah Grimes, who worked on the team prosecuting the
corruption case against Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard
Scrushy, filed a complaint in 2007 under whistleblower protection
laws.
She accused prosecutors of mismanagement, failure to report
improper contact with jurors and initiating a criminal

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12:20pm

Fri October 2, 2009
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3 Alabamians succumb to swine flu virus

Montgomery, Ala. – (AP) - Three more people have died from swine
flu in Alabama.
State health officials announced the deaths Thursday. The
state's number of fatalities from the virus is now at 11.
The latest to die are a man in his 60s from Talladega County, a
woman in her 50s from Madison County, and a female in her 70s from
Jackson County.
Previous deaths of persons positive for swine flu have occurred
this year in Bullock, Dale, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Macon,
Montgomery and Russell counties.

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12:26pm

Thu October 1, 2009
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Court Rules on Child Support

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has set a legal precedent in the state by ruling that child support payments are not automatically extinguished when parental rights are terminated.
The court's ruling Wednesday reversed the state civil appeals
court, which had held that a parent who loses rights to a child no
longer has a responsibility to pay child support.
The Supreme Court, split 6-3, said parental neglect could be
rewarded if child support would no longer have to be paid.

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12:22pm

Thu October 1, 2009
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Keller Statue Cleared

Montgomery, AL – The U.S. House has cleared the way for Alabama's new statue of Helen Keller to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex.
Representatives unanimously approved a resolution accepting the
statue of the Tuscumbia native on Wednesday. The Senate previously
approved a similar resolution.
The statue will be unveiled in the Capitol rotunda on Oct. 7. It
will be permanently displayed in the new Capitol visitor center.
Keller became known worldwide as an educator and advocate for

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12:17pm

Thu October 1, 2009
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State Board of Education Interviews Two-Year College Chancellor Candidates

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - The State Board of Education has set aside two days to interview candidates for chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system.
The interviews begin Thursday in Montgomery and wrap up Friday.
A dozen candidates are scheduled to appear before the board. They
include educators from Alabama and from out-of-state.
The board is looking for a replacement for Bradley Byrne, who
resigned in May to run for governor.

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