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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. CDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A tourist from Alabama is recovering in a Florida hospital after authorities say he was robbed and shot while vacationing with his family in Turks and Caicos. In a statement, Royal Turks and Caicos police said Kevin Newman was shot in the abdomen early Friday. News outlets report Newman underwent surgery at a hospital in Turks and Caicos and was in a medically induced coma when he was flown to a hospital in Fort Lauderdale for further treatment.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Police are considering charges against an Alabama boy after he shot two other boys, killing one. Montgomery police say a 9-year-old boy was killed and a 16-year-old was wounded by a single shot fired from a handgun. Capt. Regina Duckett tells the Montgomery Advertiser that charges are pending and the incident was being investigated as a "reckless act."

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A private spaceflight company owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos says it will make a $200 million investment in establishing a rocket-engine plant in the northern Alabama city of Huntsville. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Monday that Blue Origin will build its BE-4 rocket engine with a 200 million investment. The company's website says the powerful BE-4 is intended to end dependence on Russian-built engines for launching payloads into space.

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - A northwest Alabama coroner is dead after being dragged behind a truck. Florence police tell local media that Colbert County Coroner Carlton Utley became stuck between a pickup truck and a trailer about noon Monday, after getting out of the truck at a downtown intersection. Officials say Utley was dragged half a mile or more before someone alerted the truck's driver.

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