Alabama News Roundup - 5/13/13

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) -- Federal regulators are conducting a major inspection this week at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens. The review is related to serious safety violations revealed at the plant's Unit 1 reactor in 2011. Workers failed to detect a faulty valve in a cooling system.

NORTH COURTLAND, Ala. (AP) -- Students at a north Alabama high school are campaigning to change traffic laws after a teenager died in a wreck at what they say is a dangerous intersection. Students at R.A. Hubbard High School in North Courtland want to lower the 65 mph limit at Alabama 157 and Highway 101.

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) -- An automotive supplier is breaking ground on a new plant in southeast Alabama. HS Automotive Alabama Inc. planned a ceremony Monday to break ground on a new, 65,000-square-foot factory in Enterprise. The $12 million investment will lead to about 100 new jobs.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Legislature's last day May 20 looks to be long and hectic even though both state budgets have already passed. House Speaker Mike Hubbard's priorities include a bill that provides for drug testing of some welfare applicants. The Senate will have to decide on bond issues for repairing tornado-damaged schools and other issues.

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