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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama inmate who challenged the state's execution drug method has been put to death for killing police officer in 1997. Torrey Twane McNabb was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. Thursday.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says the amount of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana's coast last weekend is substantially higher than initial estimates. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says oil spewed out of an underwater fractured pipe Saturday in the Gulf of Mexico about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Venice, Louisiana.

DALEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A south Alabama city councilman has been arrested on sexual abuse charges. Officials with Dale County District Judge Stan Garner's office confirmed Thursday that 61-year-old Marvin Len Wise faces charges of rape second-degree, sodomy second-degree, two counts of sexual abuse second-degree and enticing a child. WSFA-TV reports Wise was arrested Wednesday. He's being held at the Dale County Jail on $60,000 bond. It was unclear if he's represented by an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

TROY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Public Health and Troy University are investigating a case of active pulmonary tuberculosis that was identified in a student. State health officials notified the university Wednesday that they were investigating a case of TB found on the university's main campus. WSFA-TV reports students enrolled in classes with the infected student, as well as faculty and staff who might have been in close contact with the student have been notified.

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