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ACJIC releases Family Violence in Alabama, 2006-2010 report

Posted: 07/25/2011 - (Montgomery, Ala.) – A special publication released today by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC) reports that family violence was indicated in 12 percent of the all violent offenses and 30 percent of all simple assaults reported in Alabama from 2006 to 2010.

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Seminars Planned on New Ala. Immigration Law

Posted: 07/25/2011 - ATHENS, Ala. (AP) -- A series of seminars is planned to help Alabama farmers and other employers deal with the state's new immigration law.

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Alabama Told Store to Stop Selling Some Items

Posted: 07/25/2011 - TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- The University of Alabama has told a local store to stop selling items signed by current athletes, which is a potential violation of NCAA rules.

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Ala. Tourism Meeting Targets Foreign Visitors

Posted: 07/25/2011 - FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) -- More than 250 industry professionals from across Alabama are in Florence for a three-day governor's conference on tourism to discuss ways to bring more international visitors to the state.

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Jeffco to Decide on $3B Bankruptcy Thursday

Posted: 07/25/2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Leaders in Alabama's most populous county are expected to decide this week whether to file the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

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Many in Alabama May Appeal Tornado Aid Rejection

Posted: 07/25/2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people denied federal money to help cover uninsured damage from the April 27 tornadoes in Alabama may still be in the running for grants up to $30,200 or low-interest loans up to $200,000.

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Birmingham Mayor Asks More Tornado Aid

Posted: 07/25/2011 - Birmingham Mayor William Bell says he will cut costs and seek other funding to bring down an estimated $5.6 million in tornado recovery spending not reimbursed by the federal government.

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Wiregrass Church Attendance Still Increasing

Updated: 07/24/2011 - The facility that the church is in now does not look like a church, and that’s exactly how they want it. Pastor Troy Fountain wanted the church to be a different kind of environment that everyone felt comfortable coming to.

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3-Year-Old Boy Shot Himself in Face

Posted: 07/24/2011 - A 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after authorities say he accidentally shot himself in the face with a relative's gun.

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Poplar Farmers Market Provides Fun for Children

Posted: 07/23/2011 - You only have one weekend left to stop by the farmers market...and produce is already going fast! Crowds gathered at stands hoping to get fresh produce they didn’t get at the market last week, because of the rain.

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Daddy Boot Camp Prepares Soon-to-be Dads

Updated: 07/23/2011 - When it comes to having a child for the first time, you can never prepare enough. For men it’s often hard to transition into fatherhood, that why daddy boot camp was made to make this transition period easier.

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$75 Million in Loans OKed for Tornado Survivors

Posted: 07/23/2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration says the amount of low-interest loans approved for Alabama tornado survivors has reached $75 million, with approvals still occurring even after Monday's cut-off date.

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Environmental Groups say Ala. Water Laws are Lax

Posted: 07/23/2011 - MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- A new report reveals that while Alabama has more streams and rivers than 44 U.S. states, less than a tenth of those waterways have been inspected by environmental officials.

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Ala. Town's Post Office in Danger of Closing

Posted: 07/23/2011 - MILLERVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Residents of the unincorporated town of Millerville are concerned that their single-story cinderblock post office is in danger of closing.

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"Seniors" Finally Have Prom at 45th Class Reunion

Posted: 07/23/2011 - BRIGHTON, Ala. (AP) -- Nearly five decades after graduating from high school, the Brighton High School Class of 1966 came together again for their "Golden Prom."

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No End in Sight as Obama Restarts Debt Talks

Posted: 07/23/2011 - President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are scrambling for a way forward on the debt crisis after House Speaker John Boehner threw negotiations into disarray by walking out on them.

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Va. Union Drive Puts IKEA's Global Image to a Test

Posted: 07/23/2011 - Approximately 320 workers at IKEA's Swedwood plant in Danville, Va., will vote Wednesday on joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

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Mobile County, Ala., Gets New Storm Surge Sensors

Posted: 07/23/2011 - New storm surge sensors in Mobile County will produce real-time information about water levels that experts say will play a key role in evacuating residents as a hurricane approaches.

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Center Stage Bingo Machines Get a New Feature.

Updated: 07/22/2011 - Fridays are usually a busy day for center stage, but the unveiling of a bonus feature added to the machines had people even more excited to try them out.But the people who were there say that’s not the only reason they came out.

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