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Stillman College President Peter Millet is working to strengthen the school’s presence in the Tuscaloosa community. Today, a Back to School Campus Clean-Up Day will be held between 9am and 4pm; and tomorrow,  Stillman students can be found at a number of sites throughout the Tuscaloosa community for the school’s Community Service Day.

33-year-old Jimmy Darrell Smith, of Coaling, was arrested yesterday evening following a week-long investigation into a report in which a woman accused Smith of assault. He has been charged with two counts of sodomy and second-degree domestic violence/strangulation. He remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail yesterday with bond set at $65,000.

Gov. Bentley says a country was behind the hacking of a state computer network in January. He says the only reason he knows is because of his top security clearance and that’s why he can’t reveal the name of the country.

Alabama school Superintendent Tommy Bice has accepted a two-year contract extension, which includes a $52,000 raise. Bice says he didn’t ask for the raise, but the contract extension will help him in working with the governor and Legislature.

Missouri’s governor has ordered the state’s National Guard to begin pulling out of Ferguson, as streets have been relatively quiet for a few nights.

The video showing the killing of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell in St. Louis apparently undercuts the story police told of the shooting being an act of self-defense. Powell is seen moving clumsily, not lunging at police as reported.

Former Alabama defensive lineman Ozell Powell was shot and killed early yesterday in Greenville, his hometown. An investigation remains ongoing, but 22-year-old Eric Simmons has been arrested and is being held in the Butler County Detention Center.

Miley Cyrus was supposed to perform in the Dominican Republic next month, but government officials have banned her concert on morality grounds.

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