MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for a crewman who fell off a fishing boat nearly 60 miles south of Mobile Bay. A spokesman for the Coast Guard says 35-year-old Benjamin Sorrells was leaning over the side of the fishing vessel AC III when he slipped overboard last night.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Robert Bentley says the he's bringing in a nationally recognized consulting group to implement reforms at a state prison thrust into the national spotlight over accusations of widespread sexual misconduct. Bentley says the state will hire The Moss Group, a Washington D.C. firm. The company will work on policies, assessments, training and other matters at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women.
PELL CITY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say human remains found along a northeast Alabama lake are those of a man, and an autopsy was planned to further identify him. The remains were found along Logan Martin Lake on Wednesday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State Sen. Billy Beasley is getting a second shot at passing his bill to allow liquor and wine tastings in state-run liquor stores. The Senate voted down his bill yesterday but then agreed to reconsider the bill next week. Follow Associated Press writer Brett Barrouquere on Twitter: http://Twitter.com/BBarrouquereAP
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