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Last night in Tuscaloosa, incumbent Robert Bentley celebrated his victory in winning the Republican nomination for governor and said the strong vote indicates that people like him and appreciate the work he’s done.

State Board of Education member Tracy Roberts of Spanish Fort is resigning her position, citing personal reasons and the fact that she needs to focus on her family for the foreseeable future.

The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan taken Saturday. After five years in captivity, he was swapped for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo.

A 12-year-old Wisconsin girl and another girl her age are facing adult charges after being accused of stabbing a friend 19 times. The attorney for one of the girls says his client has mental health issues and needs to be sent to a hospital.

When the homeless Richard Coleman died in New York this April, an area resident raised the money for his funeral and burial rather than let him be buried in the city’s public cemetery.

While primary elections were held across the state yesterday, voters in Pickens County also voted on a 1% sales tax to benefit the school system. The measure was passed with 64% of the vote.

Alabama Republicans will head back to the polls on July 15 for runoffs in three statewide races: secretary of state, state auditor, and Public Service Commission.

This November, Governor Bentley will face another 71-year-old physician in the general election: Parker Griffith, who won the Democratic primary.

About 500 extras between the ages of 17 and 70 years old are being sought for the filming of the movie “Selma.” Prospects must be able to work 12 to 14 hours in vintage wardrobe.

The 2-year extension of Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s contract has been approved by the Board of Trustees, giving him a base salary of $6.5 millionĀ  with a $400,000 completion bonus, according to our daily.

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