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Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. closing Boaz poultry plant
Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is closing a poultry plant that employs about 1,200 people in north Alabama, local officials said Tuesday, another blow to a region already dealing with job losses.
Virginia, Alabama races show tea party limits
In the closing days of his losing campaign for Virginia's governorship, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli called the contest a referendum on Affordable Health Care. Virginia voter Lee Killen saw it instead as a referendum on the tea party — and he voted no.
Byrne wins GOP runoff in Ala.'s 1st District
Bradley Byrne has won the Republican runoff in Alabama's 1st Congressional District.
School worker ordered to jail for sex with student
A former Fayette County school system employee has been ordered to spend six months in jail as part of a 20-year sentence on a charge of having sex with a student.
STATE: Birmingham airport evacuated over threat
The terminal at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport has been evacuated because of a threat.
STATE: In Ala., 90,000 have to find new health insurance
About 90,000 Alabamians will have to find new health insurance policies because their current policies don’t meet the requirements of the federal health care law.
Judge lets private school parents enter AEA suit
A Montgomery judge is letting three parents intervene in the Alabama Education Association's lawsuit challenging the state's new private school tax credits.
Alabama considers creating election commission
Alabama legislators who have been studying state election laws say there’s a problem: Candidates for state offices have to report their contributions and expenditures to the secretary of state, but little is being done to make sure the reports are filed accurately.
Accused kitten killer faces 22 animal cruelty charges
Police say Ronald Fraser Golden kept a "cat room" in his house where he threw kittens onto the floor, stomped them and wrung their necks.
Salmonella sickens people in northern Alabama
Health officials are investigating at least half a dozen cases of salmonella poisoning in Limestone County.
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