Birmingham, Alabama –
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Its happened again. Two men were shot
when they attempted to repossess a vehicle in northeast Birmingham.
Birmingham Police said 30-year-old Jason Williamson is
recovering from a gunshot wound to the neck. He was listed in
serious condition at UAB Hospital.
A co-worker, 28-year-old Garron Freeman, was also hit by the
bullet. His injury was described as minor and he was treated and
Police said the shootings occurred Tuesday night.
No arrests were made.

Atmore, Alabama –
In South Alabama, Officials with Holman Prison are preparing to carry out the execution of one of Alabama's death row inmates.

Corrections Department spokesman Brian Corbett says Danny Bradley, formerly of Piedmont, is scheduled to die by lethal injection this evening at 6:00 p.m.

The 49 year old Bradley was sentenced to death for the January 1983 rape and strangulation of his 12 year old stepdaughter.

Montgomery, Alabama – A bill that would define the term "moral turpitude" has made it through a House committee. The bill would identify more than 70 felonies as crimes, which if committed, would prevent a convicted person from voting.

The bill would also keep a convicted felon from automatically having his or her voting rights restored. The measure is headed to the full Alabama House for consideration.

Birmingham, Alabama – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Access to health care in Alabama during
the recession is the focus of a gathering being held in Birmingham.
About 300 community leaders, health care providers and consumers
are expected for the Health Care Access Conference being held
Tuesday at Birmingham-Southern College.
The event is meant to highlight what organizers say is a crisis
in health care as budget shortfalls cut into spending for programs
including Medicaid and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Decatur, Alabama –

Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Legislature convenes Tuesday
for a recession-driven session with less money to spend.
Alabama legislators go into the session expecting to have to cut
the education budget for the second year in a row - something no
current member of the Legislature has ever had to do.
The school budget shrank from $6.7 billion in fiscal 2008 to
$6.3 billion this year. But the governor has had to slice it to
$6.0 billion due to dwindling tax collections. The Legislature's

Montgomery, Alabama –
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January 6,2009 – (Decatur, AL) Mystery solved in case of a missing Decatur police officer. Officials say -48- year old Sgt. Faron White has been arrested in Las Vagas, Nevada. He is accused of staging his disappearance to cover up the theft of more than -25- hundred dollars from the Decatur Police Department.

January 6,2009 – Autagua County has a new School Superintendent. Greg Faulkner took over the job Monday, and he now leads a school system dealing with $5 million in funding cuts because of proration of the state education budget.

Faulkner says his top priority is finding ways to save money, and he says the school system will no doubt dip into $4.8 million it has in reserves.

Mobile, Alabama – MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is
seeking public comments by Jan. 21 on a proposed natural gas
pipeline from Grand Bay to Pascagoula, Miss., including a proposed
alternate route along U.S. 90.
The agency plans to prepare an environmental assessment of the
plans, which also call for a pipeline expansion from Grand Bay to
Citronelle, north of Mobile.
The commission indicated that the pipeline's proposed routing
had raised concerns at public meetings this fall. It has asked