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

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is probing the death of a Jefferson County jail inmate who died after a deputy used a Taser to try subduing him. A Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman says 47-year-old Ricky Deangelo Hinkle was being moved to a specialized cell after he threatened to commit suicide yesterday.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama Department of Corrections veteran says she's using her position as deputy commissioner of women's services to improve worker education and inmate safety in women's prisons. The state Department of Corrections appointed Wendy Williams to serve as a deputy commissioner in April. Williams oversees the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, the Montgomery Women's Facility and Birmingham Work Release.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A campaign offering flu shots to University of Alabama students, faculty and staff begins on Monday. College of Community Health Sciences Dean Dr. Richard Streiffer says the vaccine is the "first and most important" step to prevent the flu.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Funding cuts and an increased access to digital materials have prompted the Montgomery City-County Public Library system to begin cutting back operating hours. Most library branches will be closed on weekends beginning in October and all of them will start closing earlier on some weekdays.

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