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Jefferson truancy drops with new policy

Posted: 04/19/2010 - The number of students and parents charged with violating school attendance laws in Jefferson County has dropped by almost 65 percent between 2006 and 2009 after a policy shift.

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Deputies kill man after he fatally shoots wife

Posted: 04/18/2010 - Madison County authorities say a sheriff's department employee was shot and killed by deputies shortly after he killed his wife in a hostage situation.

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Odds slim for bill to ban contribution transfers

Posted: 04/18/2010 - A campaign reform bill aimed at making it harder for candidates to hide the source of campaign contributions appears to have little chance of passing in the final two days of the 2010 session of the Alabama Legislature.

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Pesky snails return to haunt Mobile ponds, creeks

Posted: 04/18/2010 - Biologists believe that pesky Amazonian apple snails are back in ponds and creeks around Mobile and are trying to figure a way to keep them out of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.

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UA tech incubator spawns innovative products

Posted: 04/18/2010 - Bomb-sniffing dogs used by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan have become more effective thanks to research developed on the University of Alabama campus.

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Business group endorses Johnston for Alabama court

Posted: 04/17/2010 - A coalition of business and agricultural groups called the Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee has endorsed Birmingham attorney Eric Johnston for Place 3 on the Alabama Supreme Court.

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Ala. New South Coalition endorses Sparks

Posted: 04/17/2010 - The Alabama New South Coalition has voted overwhelmingly to endorse state Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks for governor after his Democratic primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, decided not to go through the group's screening process.

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Alabama looks at buying private Perry Co. prison

Posted: 04/17/2010 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Legislature is one step away from approving a bond issue that would allow the state to buy a privately operated prison in Perry County.

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Troopers say Ky. SUV passing in fatal Ala. wreck

Posted: 04/17/2010 - ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - Alabama state troopers say an SUV filled with eight Kentucky high school seniors was attempting to pass a tractor-trailer when the vehicle ran off the edge of the road and overturned, killing one passenger and injuring everyone else aboard.

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Appliance rebates begin Monday in Alabama

Updated: 04/17/2010 - If you want to qualify for an appliance rebate in Alabama, you'd better act quickly because other states that began their programs before Alabama experienced a rush.

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Abbeville Teen Accused of Trying to Bomb Car

Posted: 04/17/2010 - A prosecutor says a Henry County teenager accused of placing a bomb in downtown Abbeville was trying to blow up the car of his former roommate's mother.

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