OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Police found the bones of a little girl six years ago in an Alabama trailer park right next to a long-sleeve pink shirt with heart buttons and a ruffled neckline. The unidentified girl in the unsolved homicide case has been dubbed Baby Jane Doe. The Lee County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to an involved person's conviction.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.7 percent. The governor's office says the state's preliminary, seasonally adjusted jobless rate for February was unchanged from the January number. The state's unemployment rate is well below last February's rate of 5.3 percent, and it's also below the national jobless rate of 4.1 percent.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court says one-time employees of the old HealthSouth Corp. can move pursue a lawsuit over the fraud that nearly wrecked the Birmingham-based company. The justices overturned a lower court decision blocking the lawsuit on Friday. HealthSouth survived a massive fraud scandal in the early 2000s, and it now calls itself Encompass Health. The court says the latest version of a lawsuit filed by employee shareholders is related to the original complaint and can go forward.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police say a teenager has been charged in the shooting death of a Tennessee teenager in Alabama. Huntsville police Lt. Michael Johnson told AL.com on Friday that an investigation linked 19-year-old Travion Demond Evans to the Jan. 26 slaying of 19-year-old William Walker. The Ardmore teenager was killed at an apartment complex in Huntsville. Evans is jailed in Madison County on a murder charge. It is unclear if Evans has a lawyer.
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