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) - Bitter winter weather is causing problems for some Louisiana water systems. In St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans, authorities have asked residents to stop using water immediately. Water pressure there is dangerously low, due in part to broken pipes. In St. Charles Parish, New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, authorities asked residents to conserve water _ also because of heavy usage and broken pipes causing low water pressure.
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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