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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Authorities are seeking the public's help in their search for an inmate who they say walked away from the Morgan County Jail. WHNT-TV reports that the inmate left the facility on Monday morning. Officials say 29-year-old Alexis Jaime Hernandez was serving as an in-house inmate worker in the laundry area. Morgan County Chief Deputy Michael Corley says Hernandez changed into clothing that identified him as a trustee who is allowed to work outside the facility.

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama have charged a homeless man with two counts of arson in connection with fires that happened a week apart in Dothan. The Dothan Eagle reports 27-year-old Richard Snodgrass was being held Monday on a $90,000 bond.

CUSSETA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot dead in the parking lot of an Alabama sports bar. The Lee County Sheriff's Office said in a release that deputies responding to a report of shots fired Sunday afternoon found 28-year-old Tamichael Najee Jones unresponsive.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A state agency says Alabama exported a record $21.7 billion in automobiles, chemicals and other goods last year. The state Department of Commerce says the combined value of Alabama goods and services shipped abroad in 2017 increased more than 6 percent over the previous year.

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