Birmingham, AL – Gas prices continue to rise. Triple-A Alabama's daily survey shows prices Monday were up about a penny per gallon from the weekend. A gallon of regular gas is averaging a dollar-87. Mid-grades are two-dollars-a-gallon, and premium is averaging just under two-dollars-six-cents. Birmingham still has the lowest metro average at nearly a dollar-85 per gallon. Huntsville is still the most expensive place to buy gas. It's a dollar-90 a gallon there. Triple-A Alabama says the prices are ten-cents higher than a month ago.
Muscle Shoals, AL – A 24 year old Muscle Shoals woman recently underwent the first known ovary transplant in the United States. Now, Stephanie Yarber is pregnant. Yarber received an ovary from her twin sister Melanie Morgan of Tuscumbia during an April operation in St. Louis. Yarber recently confirmed her pregnancy with a home test and a blood test from a physician. Doctor Michael Steinkampf, head of the fertility clinic at UAB Hospital, says ovarian transplants require the donor and recipient to have matching DNA.