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School Mental Health Screenings

Posted: 01/13/2014 - Nearly 10-years ago federal health officials recommended universal mental health screenings for students, but according to an Associated Press review, there are no requirements to provide services.

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AL Legislative Session Begins Tuesday

Posted: 01/13/2014 - House Minority Leader Craig Ford is proposing a referendum on creating a state lottery, but House Majority Leader Mickey Hammon says that's not going to pass.

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Defense Lawyers Oppose Change to Capital Appeals

Posted: 01/12/2014 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Capital defense lawyers are opposing proposals to streamline appeals in death penalty cases, a change they say could result in Alabama executing innocent people.

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Bill to Require Some Welfare Drug Testing in Ala.

Updated: 01/12/2014 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama senator says he will push legislation requiring drug testing of some welfare applicants even though a similar law got stopped in Florida.

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Women Arming Themselves a Growing Trend

Updated: 01/12/2014 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Police and shooting range employees in Montgomery say an increasing number of women are taking classes to familiarize themselves with firearms.

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Regional News: Dead Man under House; Tub Drowning; Sea Turtles, Dolphins; Fla Child Abuse; Southern Storms

Updated: 01/12/2014 - Ala man found dead in chair under ex-wife's house... Ala and Ga Saturday storms... Kiffin back in SEC... 1-year-old Fla. boy drowns in tub in Panama City... Sea turtles rescued from cold waters near PC... Wounded vets swim with dolphins in Fla. Keys... Fla. woman convicted for caging boy in closet... Cops say 13-yr-old forced to strip at Miami club... Record cold weather then strong storms in Ga...

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Roby Questions New National "Guidelines" for School Discipline

Posted: 01/11/2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to newly announced federal "guidelines" for school discipline, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today questioned the wisdom and appropriateness of the federal government once again aggressively inserting itself into education policy matters best handled by states and local districts.

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Court Upholds 2012 Oil Spill Settlement

Posted: 01/11/2014 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's approval of a multibillion-dollar settlement between BP PLC and lawyers for Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim the company's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost them money.

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