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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama lawmaker says it will be next spring before the state can resume executing death row inmates. Republican state Sen. Cam Ward says that will be the earliest that lawmakers will be able to pass new legislation allowing Alabama to receive drugs used for executions.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A former biology professor is again challenging her convictions in a shooting that killed three people at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Amy Bishop pleaded guilty to shooting colleagues during a faculty meeting in February 2010. Three people died and three more were injured.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states, including Alabama. Data from the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement shows that almost half of the citations against mines owned by Jim Justice are located in Kentucky.

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A former Coffee County bank president is accused of receiving cash in exchange for loans and making false bank entries. Federal authorities arrested James Kelly Baxter yesterday. He is the former president and CEO of Peoples Bank of Coffee County in Elba.

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