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

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ANDALUSIA, Ala. (AP) - A two-vehicle collision has claimed the life of a Covington County deputy who was responding to another accident. State troopers say Deputy Heath Kelly was pronounced dead at an Andalusia hospital following the crash this morning. The wreck occurred while rain was falling across south Alabama.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - A man wanted in a suburban Atlanta shooting has been arrested in Alabama. Police in Hoover say 39-year-old Marcus Lamont Payne is being held pending extradition to Georgia. Police say Payne faces murder charges in connection with a Union City shooting Wednesday that left 39-year-old Evan Campbell dead and injured a woman.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jefferson County authorities say a teacher at Center Point Elementary School removed a loaded handgun from a 7-year-old student. Police say the gun apparently belonged to the child's grandfather, but it has not been determined how the child got it. The student is too young to be charged with any crime.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lieutenant governors are remembering the former secretary of the Alabama Senate for his dedicated service. McDowell Lee died yesterday at his home in Auburn. He was 89.

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