News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CDT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby said former attorney general Jeff Sessions has not ruled out running for his old Senate seat and would be a "formidable" candidate if he did. Shelby told reporters Tuesday that his former colleague would make a "formidable" candidate, but "Senator Sessions first would have to decide does he want to come back to the Senate." Shelby said he spoke with Sessions last week.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The price of school lunches in Huntsville City Schools is going up. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the cost will go up by 30 cents, raising the price to $2.65. Henry Ward, director of the child nutrition program for the district, tells WAAY-TV the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires them to look at meal prices every year to make sure the price they charge students is enough to cover the price of the food in the meal.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - First responders in one Alabama city are now allowed to grow facial hair and show tattoos while in uniform. WSFA-TV reports the Montgomery Public Safety Department enacted changes to its appearance policy starting this month. Previously, police officers and firefighters were required to be clean shaven and cover any tattoos.
LEEDS, Ala. (AP) - Alabama authorities are searching for relatives of a man whose skeletal remains were found in a home nearly two weeks ago. AL.com reports the Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the man as 55-year-old Roger Perkins. Perkins was living in a home in Leeds since 1998. His remains were found June 14 when an acquaintance asked police to conduct a welfare check because Perkins had not been seen or heard from in a while.
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