News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT
CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in Alabama say an inmate who walked away from a work release center has been recaptured. WALA-TV reports that 28-year-old Joel Spears was captured Sunday, two days after the escape from the Childersburg Work Release Center.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Law enforcement agencies in west Alabama are hosting a summit with the aim of connecting faith-based leaders with social service agencies. The Tuscaloosa News reports that the aim is to provide services to people in need of help. More than 300 church leaders have been invited to attend the Faith-based Community Resources Summit on Wednesday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Several north Alabama massage businesses are barred from operating after state law enforcement uncovered evidence that they were actually "fronts for a human-trafficking operation." Attorney General Steve Marshall received a temporary restraining order against TY Green's Massage Therapy, Inc., its owner Yuping Tang, and manager Jiao Liu, who is her daughter, and their four businesses.
ELBA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man faces a charge of first-degree attempted theft after he listed for sale a house that belonged to someone else. Al.com reports 56-year-old Tony Glen Grimes, of Enterprise, was arrested Friday and transported to the Coffee County Jail. He's being held there on $150,000 bond. It's unknown if Grimes is represented by an attorney.
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