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CENTRE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man who authorities say dragged a sheriff's deputy with his vehicle was shot with both a stun gun and a firearm. AL.com reports Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says a deputy had reached into 42-year-old Brett Littlejohn's vehicle to arrest him on an outstanding warrant during a traffic stop Wednesday.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A former University of Alabama student says she was wrong and "there's no excuse" for videos she posted using a racial slur. Harley Barber is no longer enrolled at the university after the videos were reported to school administrators.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - The worst of the freezing weather is over in south Louisiana, but the big thaw is posing problems, too. Pipes damaged by freezing temperatures are thawing and leaking, causing low water pressure in New Orleans and rupturing a major water line at Southern University in Baton Rouge, flooding the campus library.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that would do away with marriage licenses and the requirement for people to go through a wedding ceremony. Senators on Tuesday voted 19-1 for the bill. It now moves to the House of Representatives. Sen. Greg Albritton said his bill, 'truly separates the church and the state.'

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