TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) - The first Love's Travel Stop for the Shoals region of northwest Alabama is set to open later this year. The new travel stop is being built at the intersection of Three Mile Lane and Alabama 157, near Longhorn Arena.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A narrow majority of Alabama legislators have accepted an automatic pay increase that they were eligible to receive this spring. Sixty-six of the state's 104 sitting representatives accepted the raise, while 38 declined it, according to numbers provided by the clerk of the House of Representatives.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Heavy rainfall has led to sanitary sewer overflows at some manholes in Dothan. City officials say that sewage was released into Rock Creek as a result of the overflows during Friday's steady rain. The problems were at manholes on Cornell Drive and North Englewood Drive in the southeast Alabama city.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn's trip to the BCS championship game cost $3.13 million, mostly for transportation and meals. The university released a breakdown of expenses yesterday in response to open records requests. The Tigers lost 34-31 to Florida State at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Auburn spent $1.68 million on transportation costs for 848 people, including the band and cheerleaders.
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