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63-year-old Murry Malone Bailey of Fayette County has been found guilty of four counts of exploitation of a child and one count of possessing child pornography. While no sentencing date has been set, Bailey faces up to 130 years and over $1,000,000 in fines.

Alabama’s new gun law takes effect tomorrow. The law allows residents with permits to carry concealed pistols to the work place and keep them locked in their cars.

Today’s report on overall economic growth isn’t expected to be cause for celebration, but economists expect strengthening in the second half of the year, as some say they see signs of improvement already.

Major League Baseball met with its union yesterday, and it is said that the league has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation and which ones will receive lengthier penalties for their roles in the Biogenesis case.

Remember the shooting at the 2010 graduation party at the Links? Well, this morning, the Tuscaloosa News reports that the gunman, 23-year-old Akeem Antwon Prewitt, pleaded guilty to murder and assault charges and has been sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.

A new study by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics says Alabama’s imprisonment rate ranks third highest in the nation, following only Mississippi and Louisiana, which was No. 1.

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy but still faces up to 136 years in prison for leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks.

Governmental surveillance programs are back under the microscope. This comes after the House narrowly rejected a proposal to rein in the activity.

Christina Aguilera will be returning for the fifth season of NBC’s “The Voice” this September, saying she needed the break to spend more time with her son.

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