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WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) - The mayor of Wetumpka in central Alabama says a possible tornado has caused significant damage to the city's downtown, with several buildings on the ground after an intense storm passed through the area. The Montgomery Advertiser reports Mayor Jerry Willis says one injury was reported, but it wasn't serious. He says a senior center and the police department were among the buildings damaged Saturday afternoon.
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) - Rock the South is moving this year, but fans of the country music festival in Cullman needn't worry. Al.com reports the festival is leaving its usual home in Heritage Park for a larger location about two miles (3.21 kilometers) away. Organizers say the site will expand from 15 acres (653400 square feet) to about 140 acres (60984 square feet), and will allow for camping, RV parking and more on-site parking. More than 65,000 people are expected at this year's event set for May 31-June 1.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The FBI is asking for help finding a suspected bank robber nicknamed "The Traveling Bandit." News outlets report the FBI believes the man has robbed at least seven banks in six states since Dec. 28. Friday, the FBI office in Louisville, Kentucky, released photos of the man and the white SUV with Kentucky plates he might be driving. The Lexington Herald Leader reports the FBI would not say what county the vehicle is registered.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Birmingham lawmaker wants to separate the Alabama holiday that jointly honors slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Mississippi and Alabama are the only two states that on Monday will jointly honor King and Lee with a single state holiday. State Rep. John Rogers, a Birmingham Democrat, plans to introduce legislation to split the two and move Lee's holiday to Confederate Memorial Day which is celebrated in April.
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