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

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GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - Voters in Gadsden have approved Sunday sales. Sales could begin in September once the City Council certifies the vote results and approves rules for selling on Sunday. The area Chamber of Commerce says the change will help economic growth in the city.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Montgomery is settling lawsuits that accuse it of wrongfully jailing people who can't pay fines. The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the agreement a victory for low-income residents. The suit claims the practice of jailing debtors violates a past Supreme Court ruling. A federal judge still must approve the settlement.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information about thefts that heavily damaged the Montgomery apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she refused to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus. Parks' former apartment and several other now-vacant units are being renovated.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama law enforcement officials say they're planning to beef up enforcement during the holiday weekend. Officials say part of the enforcement effort will involve officers riding in unmarked vehicles on state highways and waterways.

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