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

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CHATOM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he plans to call a special session of the Legislature to use money from the state's education budget to pay for economic incentives to lure new businesses. Al.com reports Bentley made the remarks yesterday. He said the special session would come after the election in November.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Revenue Department says scholarship granting organizations raised nearly $24.8 million in tax-deductible donations through the Alabama Accountability Act, but granted only nine scholarships in their first semester. The scholarship granting organizations began raising money last summer to help students attend private school.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A teenager on trial in a shooting that left five people dead has pleaded guilty to murder. Nineteen-year-old Artavius Underwood of Fairfield cut short his trial yesterday by accepting a deal from prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to five counts of capital murder.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The city of Tuscaloosa is joining Auburn in clamping down on ticket scalpers. The Tuscaloosa City Council has approved a law that requires anyone involved with a ticket reselling business to get a license from City Hall. The city of Auburn imposed a $155 license on ticket sellers earlier this month.

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