BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham police say two teenage girls were wounded after a water balloon fight at a city park ended in gunfire. Police found at least 15 shell casings from bullets fired Friday afternoon in the parking lot of Bradford Park.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court says a woman who was hurt in a car crash during a police chase can't sue the officers or the city where it occurred. The justices on Friday turned back an appeal filed by Bria Mines in her lawsuit against Homewood and two officers. Mines was a passenger in a car driven by another woman who fled police after an alleged shoplifting in 2013. The car wrecked, killing the driver and hurting Mines. The justices say the city and officers are immune from the lawsuit.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's unemployment rate is down slightly as more workers find jobs. The state Department of Labor says Alabama's jobless rate for February was 6.2 percent. That's down two-tenths of a percent from January's rate. The national unemployment rate also ticked down in February to 4.7 percent, meaning Alabama's rate remains well above the U.S. average.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A top administrator at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville is resigning in a plea deal with prosecutors. Court documents show that A&M's chief operating officer, Kevin Rolle, submitted his resignation as part of a plea agreement on Thursday. Rolle pleaded guilty to forgery less than a week before a he was scheduled to go on trial on two felony charges. Rolle was accused of wrongly collecting about $6,500 in expenses when he moved to Alabama from South Carolina to work at A&M.
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