WASHINGTON (AP) - Two north Alabama farmers are among the local agriculture leaders being honored by the White House and the Agriculture Department this week. Bill Bridgeforth of Tanner and Lee Haynes of Cullman are among 15 people being recognized as so-called "Champions of Change" in Washington tomorrow.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Jefferson County sheriff's officials say a woman has been hospitalized in serious condition after being doused in gasoline and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend. A sheriff's spokesman says the 49-year-old woman suffered extensive burns to her head, arms, upper body and legs in an attack yesterday.
ENSLEY, Ala. (AP) - Police are investigating a shooting in Ensley that killed a woman and left two other people injured. A police spokesman says there was no argument or fight before a shooting early Sunday morning on Avenue I.
PETIT BOIS ISLAND, Miss. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it helped rescue five people who launched a life raft from a burning cabin cruiser off the Mississippi coast. The Coast Guard's New Orleans office says a vessel called the Kay Ann got the people from the raft to a Coast Guard boat that took them to its Pascagoula station. The cabin cruiser sank near Petit Bois Island, which is near the Alabama state line.
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