LUVERNE, Ala. (AP) - The National Weather Service confirms six more tornadoes hit parts of southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle during storms on Sunday. Those include two twisters in Alabama's Crenshaw County and one apiece in Montgomery County and Gulf Shores. In Florida, storms were confirmed in Fort Walton Beach and Molino. Surveyors earlier confirmed Alabama tornadoes in Foley, Elberta and Fort Rucker.
SARALAND, Ala. (AP) - Some people continue to question police actions at an Alabama restaurant where a black woman's arrest, captured on video, raised questions about mistreatment. Local NAACP branch President David Smith tells WKRG-TV that he believes police accounts indicating Chikesia Clemons may have had alcohol or threatened others are "ancillary" to what happened. The Mobile County branch will meet Thursday in Saraland to discuss the events.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama judge is dismissing criminal charges accusing a former jail warden of illegally leaking information to a blogger critical of a sheriff. The Decatur Daily reports that a judge on Tuesday dismissed the charge of computer tampering at the request of former Morgan County jail warden Leon Bradley. Bradley was fired in October by Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin. His lawyers claimed Franklin and employees lied to get warrants and have Bradley arrested. Franklin denies wrongdoing.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A central Alabama man is pleading not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect in a triple homicide. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that 35-year-old Marty Morgan entered the plea Tuesday. He and 19-year-old Keon Dashon Cain are both accused of entering a Prattville barber shop on the night of July 3 and shooting three men. Morgan also asked for time to consider claiming self-defense. Cain is seeking youthful offender status and will be arraigned later if the court denies that request.
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