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SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) - Towns in north Alabama are postponing their Christmas parades because of the threat of heavy rain the next few days. The National Weather Service says parts of north Alabama could get 3 or 4 inches of rains by Monday, and 5 inches could fall in isolated areas. Some storms could have 50 mph winds.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A new report says clinical drug trials and associated pharmaceutical research have become a major part of Alabama's economy, supporting more than 17,000 jobs. A report issued by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America says more than 3,400 clinical trials of new medicines have been conducted in Alabama since 1999.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's state climatologist says winter weather is making an early appearance this year. Climatologist John Christy of the University of Alabama in Huntsville says November was both cooler and drier than usual across the state. Huntsville was 4.9 degrees below normal for the month.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is probing a fatal police-involved shooting in Selma. Selma Police Chief William Riley says a hatchet-wielding man was fatally shot by police yesterday afternoon. His identity hasn't been released.
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