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According to the Tuscaloosa News, 23-year-old Kacie Michelle Blankenship, the Tennessee woman suspected of abandoning a newborn that tested positive for drugs last September, has been jailed in Tuscaloosa. She is being held on a $15,000 bond.

Fifty-one-year-old Clayton Benjamin Fleming, who was accused of killing his live-in girlfriend Catherine Ann Provo by setting her on fire in 2009, avoided a trial and potential death sentence by pleading guilty to murder. Fleming has been sentenced to life in prison.

In state news, last night, the Alabama House of Representatives has approved a $1.8 billion General Fund that ofers no additional money for most state agencies. The bill now moves to the Alabama Senate.

Republican Sen. Scott Beason wants to change state law so people can carry a loaded pistol in their vehicle without a concealed carry permit, as he says people should not have to pay for their 2nd Amendment right to carry.

Today, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing that serving sizes on “Nutrition Facts” labels on food be more realistic and have the calories in larger, bolder type in addition to having whether foods have added sugars.

General Motors could face a fine as much as $35 million for delaying a recall of several older model vehicles for an  ignition switch problem linked to 13 deaths.

Michelle Duggar of “19 Kids and Counting” fame has revealed that she struggled with bulimia as a teen. She told “People” that she didn’t feel the need to keep her illness a secret to her children or her husband, whom she told while they were dating.

Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show “The Dating Game,” has died after suffering a heart attack in his Mill Valley, California home. He was 81.

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