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

ATLANTA (AP) - Much of Alabama is shut down because forecasters say a snow storm with bitterly cold temperatures could cause travel problems. Schools are closing or altering operating hours Tuesday as far south as south Alabama. Numerous businesses and government offices closed. Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency. Officials are trying to avoid a repeat of four years ago, when a winter storm blanketed central Alabama and left motorists stranded on roads in metro Birmingham for hours.

ATLANTA (AP) - President Donald Trump was mentioned nearly as often as Martin Luther King Jr. by those commemorating the national holiday created in honor of the slain civil rights leader. Two of King's children, the pastor of the Atlanta church where King once preached, and the Rev. Al Sharpton were among those on Monday who indicated that the Trump presidency was undermining efforts to improve racial harmony in the U.S.

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A woman has been charged with murder after the shooting death of her husband in northwest Alabama. Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Olive told Al.com that 58-year-old Michael Cody was found with gunshot wounds inside his living room on Saturday night. Olive says Cody was shot once in the arm and head.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a $10-million facility that will house adapted athletes. The Tuscaloosa News reports that the 27,036-square-foot Stran-Hardin Arena includes competition space for the men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams and locker room, training, storage and office space for all the program's coaches and students. The facility will be home of the University of Alabama Adapted Athletic program, which was started in 2003.

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