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According to Tuscaloosa police, early yesterday morning, an ex-deputy sheriff ran his wife and her male companion off Sylvan Loop Road in Fosters, killing them both. He then fatally shot himself. All names are being withheld pending the notification of family.

Republican State Representative Kurt Wallace and Representative Paul Beckman have pre-filed a bill that would require facilities housing groups of sex offenders to have a live-in monitor.

Republican state Senator Gerald Dial and Representative Jim McClendon are asking for $100 million in bonds to replace school textbooks with digital devices. They say textbooks are obsolete and estimate the state could eventually save $15 million by replacing the books with laptops or tablets.

Today, President Obama is expected to address the issue of computer glitches linked to the rollout of the health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. He feels the widespread problems are unacceptable and is scheduled to discuss steps the administration is taking to address them.

The French government says it wants an explanation from the U.S. ambassador for the National Security Agency’s collecting of French phone records, which came to light in documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

The first BCS standings of 2013 have been released. It places Alabama at #1, followed by Florida State and Oregon.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. came in second at the Talladega Superspeedway, finishing behind Jamie McMurray. The race finished under caution after a last-lap crash.

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