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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. CDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - When scandal-plagued former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley appointed his state's then-attorney general Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate, Bentley apparently considered it a good thing that he would get to name a new attorney general. Strange's appointment to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions came as Bentley faced an impeachment investigation by state lawmakers for the fallout of an alleged affair with a staffer. Strange had asked for a pause in the investigation so his office could do "related work."

CENTREVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A judge says a character from the hit podcast "S-Town" will stand trial on theft and other charges in the rural Alabama county that serves as the setting for the show. A Bibb County judge refused to move Tyler Goodson's upcoming trial to an even more rural county during a hearing. The defense asked to relocate the case, arguing that the popularity of "S-Town" makes it impossible for Goodson to get a fair trial. A prosecutor called the request premature, and the judge agreed.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in the final days before the hotly contested Republican runoff between Strange and Roy Moore, the state's former chief justice. Trump will attend a campaign rally on Friday for Strange at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville while Pence will campaign for Strange on Monday.

PIEDMONT, Ala. (AP) - A man has died after being shot by a deputy in Alabama. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade says the shooting involving one of his officers happened about 4:45 a.m. Monday in Piedmont. Authorities received a call about someone acting suspiciously at a house. Wade says a struggle occurred, and a man got one of the deputy's weapons. The deputy then fired, killing the man. Authorities haven't released the name of either person.

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