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

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Officials in northwest Alabama are getting ready to announce a one-of-a-kind school security program. Democratic state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow of Red Bay and Democratic Sen. Roger Beford of Russellville are planning a news conference tomorrow with Franklin County school officials and law enforcement to announce a new school security plan that may include armed volunteers.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former government contractor has been sentenced to nine years in prison in a $14 million fraud scheme. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Joseph Shane Terry of Meridianville applied for disadvantaged or minority-owned business status from the SBA in 2003 by submitting fraudulent tax returns.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An attorney for physicians accused of amputating a man's penis during a circumcision has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit and says the claims are false. Mike Florie says his clients never performed a procedure on Johnny Lee Banks Jr. that involved the removal of any tissue or the amputation of the man's penis.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Officials say an Alabama woman who was doused in gasoline and lit on fire by her ex-boyfriend has died. A Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian says in a statement that 49-year-old Deborah Diane Prater died yesterday morning.

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