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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama farming family is teaming up with blue jean manufacturer Wrangler to making cotton more sustainable. The Newby family of north Alabama is working with the company on a pilot program to improve farming practices in a new agreement. About 40,000 pounds of cotton from Newby Farms will be used to make a special collection of Wrangler jeans that go on sale in 2018. Wrangler says it buys about half of its cotton from U.S. growers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a woman and her mother who ran a tax-preparation business in Alabama. Authorities say 38-year-old Katie Green-Horn, owner of Katie's Tax Service in York, and her mother, 60-year-old Sandra Green, who worked at KTS, were indicted Friday for conspiring to defraud the U.S. between January 2011 and April 2014 by obstructing the IRS in its collection of income taxes.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has a new law that prohibits voters from switching their political party allegiance between a primary and runoff.

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama prosecutor frustrated by gang violence is asking churches to help in the fight against crime. District Attorney Michael Jackson is launching a program he calls "Adopt a Gang Member." Jackson held a summit in Selma recently with about 50 pastors to explain the program. He says the idea is to help gang members feel more worthwhile by getting them involved in churches.

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