MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's new private school tax credits don't apply to students who are already in private schools, even though they are zoned for a failing public school. That's the ruling from the state Department of Revenue. The department has been developing regulations to implement the Alabama Accountability Act.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A Georgia man will not go to prison for his part in an Alabama fraud scheme. AL.com reports that 23-year-old Raymond Spellen pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in March and appeared today in federal court. Spellen's brother has admitted running a scheme that used stolen credit card information to buy electronics that were then resold on eBay.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Workers have been cleaning up after strong storms caused scattered damage in north Alabama. Forecasters say more rain is possible, and storms could be strong in central and south Alabama.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Seventy-eight Alabama schools from both urban and rural areas are on the state's list of schools that are failing under a new law. The list released today includes many schools from the state's Black Belt region and city or county systems around Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery.
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