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According to Tuscaloosa Police, 25-year-old Shadoe Steven McFarland died Saturday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained when his vehicle collided with a another vehicle during a brief police pursuit. The accident is under investigation.

The Alabama Community College System plans to add classes in entrepreneurship and support programs to help prepare students to start and run their own businesses.

There was one winner for Saturday’s Powerball lottery of $590.5 million. So far, no one has come forward to claim the winning.

Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards last night, taking home eight of 11 awards for which she was nominated, including top artist and top Billboard 200. Justin Bieber won three awards: top male artist, social artist, and the fan-voted milestone award.

The San Antonio Spurs took home the win in the Western Conference finals opener with a 105-83 defeat of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Westboro Baptist Church picketed in front of Russell Hall on the University of Alabama campus Saturday, singing their versions of pop songs revised to condemn homosexuality and waving inflammatory signs and banners, according to AL.com. A group of counter protesters several times larger than the picketers gathered behind Gallalee Hall, chanting “Love not hate!” and “T-Town Strong!”

In late April and early May, about 15,000 Alabama car titles were erroneously sent to vehicle owners instead of their lienholders because of a computer upgrade glitch.

The final day of the Alabama Legislature’s 2013 session convenes at 9:00 this morning. In other news, violent storms ripped through Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma yesterday, killing one person; and forecasters say more tornadoes could hit the nation’s midsection again today.

In entertainment news, “Star Trek: Into Darkness” topped the weekend box office, bringing in an estimated $70.6 million. “Iron Man 3″ came in second, and “The Great Gatsby” was third.

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