BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham police are investigating a shooting that claimed a man's life in the city's Ensley area. The shooting happened about 7:45 last night on Avenue T.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say four teenagers were shot at a high school graduation party in Huntsville, and authorities are searching for the gunman. Madison County deputies say a fight broke out during the party and people jumped someone at the party, who then began shooting early today.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Animal protection groups are urging Alabama's governor to sign legislation toughening the penalties for animal cruelty. The Legislature passed a bill on the last night of its session to increase the penalty for animal cruelty from a maximum of 6 months in jail to a maximum of 1 year. The bill also adds a definition for torture that can cause the punishment to increase to a felony carrying up to 10 years in prison.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State health officials say a mysterious respiratory illness has left five people hospitalized and two dead in southeast Alabama. Public Health spokeswoman Mary McIntyre says seven people have been admitted to hospitals with a fever, cough and shortness of breath and two died.
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