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

CALERA, Ala. (AP) - A kindergarten teacher in Alabama has been charged with 40 counts of child porn possession. News outlets report 26-year-old Daniel Prentice "Danny" Donaldson was arrested Wednesday. Calera Elementary School officials say the teacher has been placed on administrative leave as the Shelby County Sheriff's Office continues its investigation. Sheriff's Maj. Ken Burchfield says the investigation started with a tip, and that there is no evidence yet that any students were involved in the child porn.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama authorities say a police officer used a stun gun on a 13-year-old boy who was reaching into a pocket containing a handgun. News outlets report charges are pending against the 13-year-old, who was walking with a 15-year-old boy near a middle school when he was stopped by police Wednesday.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Gov. Robert Bentley provided new details in a deposition about his view of the scandal that helped topple his administration. The June deposition was filed this week in an ongoing civil lawsuit. Bentley resigned last year as he faced an ethics investigation and impeachment push in the wake of an alleged affair with a top aide.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Some prominent Alabama companies have returned to the Business Council of Alabama as the political organization announced a new governance structure. The BCA on Wednesday announced the creation of a new 11-member executive committee. The committee consists of executives from companies that had previously left BCA.

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