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Authorities say 19-year-old Shantelle Hall has been charged with attempted murder after Tuscaloosa police say she fired shots at a 21-year-old woman. The Tuesday afternoon shooting stems from a physical altercation between the women. Source.

Alabama State Troopers have shot and killed a man after they say he fired upon authorities during a standoff in Conecuh County. A spokesman says state officers were called last night to assist Conecuh County deputies after a reported assault earlier in the evening. Source.

Our daily reports that 129 miners at Jim Walter Resources No. 4 Mine in Brookwood have been laid off, due to the continuing weak demand for coal globally. Walter Energy filed for reorganization through federal bankruptcy court earlier this year.

Last night, Mississippi State University in Starkville was operating under "emergency conditions" as ABC 3340 reports that shots were allegedly fired at an off-campus apartment complex. However, the incident is said to not have any connection with the university. A search for the suspects continues.

A judge is set to sentence a man convicted of killing his first wife in northeast Alabama almost 20 years ago. The Jackson County Circuit judge scheduled sentencing for 46-year-old Barry Whitton for this afternoon. Source.

Civil rights leaders have told Georgia's governor they will never support plans to install a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. amid Confederate sculptures at Stone Mountain park. Officials at the state park have proposed putting a replica Liberty Bell atop the mountain, which also is home to a giant carving of three Confederate leaders. The site long has been controversial in Georgia. For years, the mountain was used for Ku Klux Klan rallies.

AL.com reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Linden Lumber on Oct. 13 for two repeated and seven serious safety and health violations, where workers were exposed to falls and unguarded belts, pulleys and machinery. The mill faces fines totaling over $43,000.

The City of Tuscaloosa has implemented an anonymous fraud hotline 1-877-478-0324, where citizens can report any fraud, waste or abuse happening within its municipal operations. All reports will be kept completely anonymous and will be reviewed by the City’s internal audit department.

According to the City of Tuscaloosa, mayors from Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa will meet in Tuscaloosa next week in an effort to strengthen ties between Alabama’s five major cities and discuss common challenges and solutions. The mayors have met regularly since early last year.

A federal lawsuit has been filed to halt a freeway viaduct improvement project in downtown Birmingham. City Council President Johnathan Austin and several others are named as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Alabama Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and others.

Our daily reports that the Salvation Army of Tuscaloosa will accept applications for the Angel Tree Program and Christmas Assistance for the elderly from 5-7 p.m. today and 10 am- noon Saturday. To get details on necessary paperwork, call 553-1600.

9round Fitness at 80 McFarland Blvd in Northport is holding its fourth annual Kick Event today until 8pm. For every kick members and non-members throw, a donation will be made to the DCH foundation for breast cancer research and awareness.