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As of last night, the Gordo burglary suspect that had alluded law enforcement since Monday afternoon still hadn’t been caught. Numerous area agencies assisted in attempting to locate the man with the use of officers, helicopters, and K-9 units, according to CBS42. The young Hispanic man is believed to be armed, but so far, he has not been violent. Calls to the Gordo Police Department and Pickens County Sheriff’s Office this morning, yielded no further information.

Alabama Department of Corrections officials are searching for two inmates who escaped from a work release center in Decatur.

The artcic blast is easing its grip on much of the U.S., although temperatures are still very chilly in many places.

Today marks the three-year anniversary of the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. She still struggles to speak and walk but has become a leader for a national organization to rival the pro-gun lobby.

Deputies used a Taser to subdue 48-year-old Jesse Barnett, who they say pulled a gun and bit a deputy during a DUI stop Monday evening. Barnett was charged with second-degree assault and driving under the influence. He remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bail set at $15,000.

Inmates who are protesting at state facilities have also been using contraband cellphones to post interviews about prison conditions on the Internet, actions that could result in disciplinary action, as prisoners in state facilities are not allowed to have cellphones.

Alabamians who received unemployement compensation benefits during 2013 may now access tax reporting information online at

President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers is marking the 50th anniversary of the nation’s “War on Poverty” by releasing a progress report covering the past five decades. While progress has been made in reducing poverty, the White House says the government can still play a positive role in reducing hardship and increasing economic opportunity.

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