MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A bill to allow the treatment of epileptic seizures with a marijuana derivative has turned into a $1 million medical study that will supply the product to Alabama families. Lawmakers supportive of the bill announced the change Tuesday and predict it will secure legislative approval in coming weeks.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The major carrier Southwest Airlines has barred its pilots from landing on the runway where a UPS cargo jet was trying to land when it crashed at Birmingham's airport last year. Spokeswoman Jenna Williamson at the Texas-based airline says pilots were getting cockpit alerts warning they were too close to the ground on approach.
CENTER STAR, Ala. (AP) - Services at a church in northern Alabama have temporarily been relocated after a flatbed truck crashed through one of its walls. Pastor Ronny Jones says about 100 preschool children had left the church just 45 minutes before the truck hit the First Baptist Church in Center Star. No one was injured.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An ex-Childersburg city councilwoman has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison in an embezzlement scheme. Bonny Jean Carter was sentenced on Tuesday to 33 months in prison and is ordered to pay about $986,500 in restitution.
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