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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. CDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man has been sentenced to three years in prison for manslaughter in the death of an 85-year-old pastor. The Decatur Daily reports a Morgan County grand jury indicted 36-year-old Justin Lee Moore, of Hartselle, last year. It stemmed from a two-vehicle crash in September 2015 that claimed the life of Melvin Brown, a pastor at Valhermosa Springs Holiness Church.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Montgomery police officer is on leave following his arrest by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Montgomery Police Capt. Regina Duckett says Officer James Stewart faces charges of menacing linked to a Sunday morning incident at an apartment complex. Duckett says Stewart, a patrolman, joined the police department in 2008.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin will campaign for Roy Moore in Alabama this week in the heated U.S Senate race with Sen. Luther Strange. The Great America Alliance on Tuesday announced that Palin will attend a Thursday rally in Montgomery after Moore and Strange face off in their first, and only, debate before the Sept. 26 runoff.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - When scandal-plagued former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley decided to appoint his state's attorney general, Luther Strange, to the U.S. Senate, Bentley appeared to have considered that he would also get to appoint a new attorney general. Strange's appointment to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions came as Bentley faced an impeachment investigation by state lawmakers for the fallout of an alleged affair with a staffer. Strange had asked for a pause in the investigation so his office could do "related work."

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