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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former state Sen. Lowell Barron and aide Jill Johnson are asking a state appeals court not to hear issues that the attorney general's office has raised about their criminal case. Barron and Johnson are charged with misusing $58,000 in campaign donations from Barron's unsuccessful re-election campaign in 2010.

COLLINSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama county is using gas produced by its landfill to produce electricity. Reports say Dekalb County is converting methane gas collected in wells at the landfill as trash decomposes into electricity that can power almost 3,000 homes.

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A south Alabama man has been sentenced to life in prison for attacking a man with a baseball bat during a robbery. Kahlif Cooper was sentenced on charges of attempted murder and armed robbery Wednesday in Houston County Circuit Court.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - K.J. McDaniels says he's dreamed about the NBA since first touching a basketball as a child. The Clemson forward says it's time to take that step following his junior season, when he led the team in scoring, rebounding, blocks, steals and three-point goals made.

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