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5:05 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

FEMA Extends Deadine And HIV Testing Day

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Friday June 27, 2014

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Former Congressman-Mayor's Race
4:40 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Former Rep. Davis considers Montgomery mayor race

Former U.S Rep. Arthur Davis is considering a move back to his hometown of Montgomery and possibly a run for mayor in 2015.
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Former U.S Rep. Arthur Davis is considering a move back to his hometown of Montgomery and possibly a run for mayor in 2015.

Davis told al.com that he has been talking to old friends in Montgomery about the city's future and will have something specific to say in July. Davis said local government is the one place where elected officials have a chance to get something done. He said Washington is the place where good ideas go to die.

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Severe Weather Aid
4:37 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

FEMA Extends Deadline For Seeking Aid In Alabama

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline until July 15 for Alabama residents to register for assistance if they were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state in late April.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline until July 15 for Alabama residents to register for assistance if they were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state in late April.

Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner said Friday the governor requested a two-week extension and FEMA approved it. The deadline for loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration has also been extended to July 15.

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6:52 am
Fri June 27, 2014

HIV testing, Red snapper, and Turkey calls

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Friday June 27, 2014

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Politics & Government
6:48 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Wiccan Says He was Barred from Doing Invocation

Huntsville City Council
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A member of the Wiccan faith says he was set to give the opening invocation at a Huntsville City Council meeting until he was asked about his faith, then told he was no longer invited to do so.

Huntsville City Attorney Peter Joffrion said that when the agenda for Thursday's meeting was made public earlier this week, council members received community concerns about a Wiccan being invited to speak.

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Business & Education
6:42 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Some Alabamians Getting Notices about ID Thefts

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The Alabama Department of Public Health has announced it is sending letters to individuals whose identities may have been taken from department records.

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Newscast
5:07 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Hunger Striking And Go Fish!

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Thursday June 26, 2014

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Red Snapper-Alabama
4:39 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Alabama Opens Red Snapper Fishing In State Waters

Gov. Robert Bentley says Alabama state waters will be open to fishing for red snapper and gray triggerfish every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in July.
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Gov. Robert Bentley says Alabama state waters will be open to fishing for red snapper and gray triggerfish every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in July.

Bentley said Thursday that the extra fishing days will be good for the Gulf coast economy.

The federal red snapper season was only nine days. Alabama's director of marine resources, Chris Blankenship, says state officials believe there are still enough red snapper in Alabama waters to open an additional season. The minimum size for snapper will be 16 inches total length.

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Newscast
6:58 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Immigration hunger strike and mosquito-borne illness

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Thursday June 26, 2014

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Science & Health
6:44 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Cause of NE Alabama Deer Death Confirmed

White-tailed Deer
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The Alabama Department of Agriculture says the deaths of more than 50 whitetail deer at a breeding facility in northeast Alabama has been linked to a virus.

Department officials say they worked with a U.S. Department of Agriculture lab to determine that the deer had malignant catarrhal fever, which is also known as ovine herpesvirus-2. They say domesticated sheep housed in a pen adjacent to the deer initially had the virus that spread to the deer. The sheep didn't show any symptoms.

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Sports
6:41 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Alabama-Germany Group Hosts World Cup Party

U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones warms up
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Germany and the United States are meeting in the World Cup, and an Alabama-based group is making the most of it.

The AlabamaGermany Partnership is holding a game-watching party in Birmingham on Thursday.

The organization promotes better relations and trade between the two countries. There's a strong German influence in Huntsville because of the space industry, and the German auto company Mercedes-Benz has a plant in Tuscaloosa County.

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Newscast
5:08 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Voting Rights and Mosquitos

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Wednesday June 25, 2014

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Former Senator Trial
3:57 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Alabama AG Turns To Supreme Court In Barron Case

The attorney general's office says its prosecution of former state Senate leader Lowell Barron will be over if an appellate court upholds all three rulings issued by the judge in Barron's case.
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The state attorney general's office says its prosecution of former state Senate leader Lowell Barron will be over if an appellate court upholds all three rulings issued by the judge in Barron's case.

The attorney general's office makes the argument in papers filed with the Alabama Supreme Court. It is asking the court to review rulings by a DeKalb County judge.

Barron and former aide Jill Johnson were indicted last year on charges of misusing campaign funds.

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Mosquito Virus-Alabama
3:54 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Alabama Records Case Of Mosquito-Borne Virus

The state Department of Public Health has confirmed the first case of a nasty mosquito-borne virus in Alabama.
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The state Department of Public Health has confirmed the first case of a nasty mosquito-borne virus in Alabama.

Deputy director for medical affairs, Thomas Miller, says a Huntsville woman got chikungunya (chik-in-GUHN'-yuh) while traveling in Haiti. He says she was beyond the transmission stage when she returned to Alabama.

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Newscast
6:53 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Abortion clinic closes and the Voting Rights Act

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Wednesday June 25, 2014

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