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CHICAGO (AP) - The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern in his first day on the job to a plant manager who was a big supporter of Mississippi State University sports.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities have identified an Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery. In a news release Saturday, police confirmed the identity of the officer as 30-year-old Justin Sanders, of Auburn. Capt. Lorenza Dorsey says Sanders is in stable condition at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham. The two suspects are believed to have died in a fire following a shootout Friday night.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A 25-year-old Alabama mother has been charged with murder in the death of her infant son last year. Al.com reports Lakendra Yashekia Williams, of Tuscaloosa, was booked Thursday into the Tuscaloosa County Jail after a grand jury indicted her on charges of murder and aggravated assault. Williams is being held on $60,000 bond. It's unknown if she has an attorney.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Sen. Malika Sanders-Fortier is taking over the state Senate seat held by her father, hank Sanders, for nearly 40 years. She won the seat in November. Sanders said he has had no second thoughts about leaving office, because he believes his daughter will do a "better job than I ever did."
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