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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A Fairhope doctor has pleaded guilty to trading prescription drugs for sex with patients. Al.com reports that 60-year-old Joseph Ndolo pleaded guilty to three federal drug charges and is expected to be sentenced on Aug. 22. Federal prosecutors in Mobile say Ndolo ran a pill mill from his clinic between 2008 and 2013.

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) - A Russell County Sheriff's deputy is accused of participating in a drug trafficking operation. The man was arrested yesterday after police found 1.5 pounds of synthetic marijuana, or spice, in his Lee County apartment. The deputy has been with the sheriff's department for about two months where he worked in the traffic division.

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.

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