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The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is looking for middle or high school students who are interested in starting their own business to participate in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, with the next session beginning in September. For more information, visit or call 391-0563.

A House Committee approved a compromise of a Senate-supported bill backed by the NRA that allows gun owners to carry a pistol in their vehicle. However, the bill will have to go back to the Senate because of changes made as part of the compromise.

Some economists surveyed by FactSet say figures the federal government will release this morning are likely to show that the overall economy grew to an annual rate of 3.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, but the growth isn’t expected to last because broad goverment spending cuts and higher taxes have begun to weigh on the economy.

Round one of the NFL Draft was last night, and Alabama’s Dee Milliner, Chance Warmack, and D.J. Fluker were selected early on to go to The Jets, The Titans, and The Chargers respectively.

The Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary has been recognized as an International Baccalaureate World School and authorized to implement the Primary Years Programme, only the 5th school in the state to do so. The public is invited to celebrate the 5th Grade Exhibition on May 16th from 9am until 10:30am.

Yesterday, the Alabama House voted 96-0 in favor of a bill that authorizes the state to issue up to $50 million in bonds for security improvements, aimed at preventing events such as the Connecticut school shooting.

Lawmakers say they’re acting to prevent flight delays from becoming intolerable and hurting the economy by working to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. Legislation is headed to a House vote after Senate approval, where a quick approval is expected.

Yesterday, Swedish police said they found drugs and a stun gun on Justin Bieber’s tour bus. However, no arrests were made since the bus was empty at the time. Meanwhile, rapper 2 Chainz has been found not guilty of marijuana possession following his arrest in February, as it was impossible to tell to whom the weed actually belonged, as there were 6 other passengers in the car, according to TMZ.

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