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MONTGOMEY, Ala. (AP) - Nearly 600 Alabama businesses and individuals are getting state tax credits by contributing to private school scholarship programs. The tax credits were included in the Alabama Accountability Act that the Legislature passed in February
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Republican state Rep. Jamie Ison of Mobile says she will not seek re-election next year. Ison was elected to represent House District 101in 2002. She was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. Ison said today she will retire at the end of her term to focus her attention on her real estate career and her volunteer work.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to poisoning Auburn University's oak trees wants a judge to reduce his monthly restitution payments to the school. Harvey Updyke claims he can't afford the $500-a-month payments. Updyke is asking the court to reduce the payments to only $50 a month instead. At that rate, it would take Updyke about 1,328 years to pay off the total.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A fugitive from Alabama has been captured in Virginia after 23 years on the run. Marshals arrested Jeffrey Martin yesterday in Norfolk, Va. He is charged with first-degree robbery in Montgomery in 1990.
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