DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama say officers found a 78-year-old woman who had been living at home with her dead husband for about a month. Neighbors of Doris Kirby of Decatur and her 75-year-old husband Jessie Claude Kirby, called police to check on the couple, saying they hadn't been seen in months.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A House committee will consider a new version of the education budget that does away with a teacher bonus and instead puts the money toward education employees' health insurance.
Budget committee chairman Rep. Bill Poole says a pay raise won't help educators if they have to pay every dime, plus some extra, to higher health premiums. The budget committee will consider the proposal on Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Alabama-based Peco Foods says it will build a new poultry plant, hatchery and feed mill in northeast Arkansas. The $165 million operation expected to create 1,000 jobs in two rural counties.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham fire officials say all residents escaped from a boarding home destroyed by a suspected arson fire. The home in the Fountain Heights neighborhood burned last night. Seven people inside the house all escaped unharmed.
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