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Yesterday, Tuscaloosa Police announced that 17 of 22 sex offenders living within the city limits were found to be in violations late last month and were arrested. Another is in custody in another county and four others still have active warrants on them.

Two people were shot at Kicker Road apartments late Monday night. Twenty-two-year-old Thaddeus Wells was charged with second-degree assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling and has been released from the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

Monday, two people were jailed following a domestic dispute that led to a stabbing. Investigators could not determine a primary aggressor. So, both the man and woman were charged with second-degree domestic violence.

Yesterday, 32-year-old Demarculas Burrell was charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of a 47-year-old man at the Pilot truck stop. Burrell was being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bail set at $40,000. His victim is said to have suffered from several life-threatening stab wounds.

And speaking of stabbings, OJ Simpson is in court to request a new trial in his armed robbery case. He was seen smiling and is said to be excited about telling his story of what happened in the confrontation that sent him to prison. A judge will determine his fate, as there is no jury.

In state news, Common Sense Campaign, an Alabama tea party group, says it gave up its bid for tax-exempt status amid what seemed like delays and unusual scrutiny from the IRS.

In other news, a study showing a much lower than expected federal budget deficit this year may have a downside, as some say that it may slow what little momentum there is in Congress to agree on more deficit reduction measures.

Comedian, actor, game show host, and author Steve Harvey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.



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