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

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ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in western Alabama say they've investigating the death of a woman who was shot during a hunting trip. The Pickens County sheriff says 29-year-old Heather Garner was killed when someone accidentally discharged a gun during a dove hunting trip on Saturday.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Democrat Parker Griffith says he will give up his salary if elected governor and redirect the money to public education. Griffith said yesterday that he'd also sell the state plane and helicopter used by Republican incumbent Robert Bentley.

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia state troopers say they're launching a 72-hour crackdown on unsafe commercial vehicle drivers on Interstate 85. Officials say the initiative begins today, and troopers will participate in high visibility enforcement along a 178-mile stretch of the freeway between Alabama and South Carolina.

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Two north Alabama men have been convicted of cheating during a fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville. A judge convicted Gary Lee Minor Jr. of Albertville and Robert Scott Gillaspie of Boaz after a non-jury trial yesterday. They were found guilty of theft by deception and tampering with a sporting event.

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