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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The Jacksonville State University president says the school will be closed until April 2 as officials assess the damage of Monday's tornado. Standing in front of a roofless freshman dorm at a Wednesday news conference and surrounded by downed trees and power lines, university president John Beehler said the school will come back "stronger than we were before, more beautiful than we were before."

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man convicted of killing a judge with a mail bomb in Alabama nearly 30 years ago is set for execution as Texas deals with the aftermath of a recent spate of bombings. Walter Leroy Moody Jr. was suspected in a series of bombings that gripped the Southeast in 1989. He was condemned to die for the bombing death of U.S. Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance. His execution is set for April 19. Vance's son says he feels for victims of the Texas blasts.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former assistant football coach at Tuskegee University is accused of selling cocaine and marijuana in Alabama. U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr. says in a statement 33-year-old Ramone Jardon Nickerson was arrested Wednesday. Prosecutors say the Phenix City man was indicted by a grand jury after being found with roughly 3 ounces of cocaine, a pound of marijuana and a .40-caliber handgun March 13 in Russell County.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has voted to track how often law enforcement authorities use civil actions to seize a person's property when the person hasn't been convicted of a crime. Senators on Wednesday voted 25-1 for the bill. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives.

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