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The City of Tuscaloosa has announced that ABC33/40 meteorologist James Spann will speak at a lunch and discussion session at the Transportation Museum on Thursday, May 30th at 11:30a.m. This is in correlation with the current exhibit “Listening to the Storm: A Natural Disaster in Retrospect.”  Seating is limited, and tickets are $10. Reservations may be made at the museum or by calling Tuscaloosa 311.

According to, Tuscaloosa County staff members are reviewing projects to be submitted to the Alabama Department of Community and Economic Affairs for the $49.1 million in HUD Community Development Block Grant disaster relief funds, with some projects slated for the Holt community.

A water plan passed by the U.S. Senate will not limit Georgia’s water use from two federal reservoirs, as requested by lawmakers in Alabama and Florida.

Police in Birmingham have arrested 36-year-old Cassandra Abrams, who was accused of firing a gun at a middle school campus while her daughter fought another girl.  Abrams was charged with reckless endangerment and will likely be charged with drug possession.

This morning, President Obama will head to Baltimore, where he will highlight the steady job growth in Maryland.

A 2007 Arizona immigration law targeting employers who hire immigrants living in the U.S. illegally doesn’t seem to be working out that way, as the Associated Press found that it has done little to crack down on problematic employers, while several hundred employees living in the U.S. illegally have been arrested.

California started taking part in the lottery in April and has since sold $83 million worth of Powerball tickets. The state now accounts for 11 percent of the game’s sales.


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