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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Accident shuts down Interstate
- Three perish in Pell City fire
- Senator changes parties
- OOPS Mistake in state tax booklet
Accident shuts down Interstate
A major accident involving at least five
18-wheelers between the Noccalula Falls and Collinsville exits on I
59 in Etowah county forced the closing of the northbound lanes for
several hours Thursday afternoon. Officials say that At least nine
vehicles were involved in the wreck. One of the 18-wheelers
overturned, blocking the interstate.
The wreck occurred near 3:30 Thursday afternoon about 5 miles north
of the Noccalula Falls exit, in a sharp curve known as the cut in
Three perish in Pell City fire
Three people were killed in a late night house
fire. The blaze happened at a home on 33rd Street North in Pell
City. Fire investigators say they got the initial call around 7:30
PM. When firefighters made it into the home, they found the three
victims. Authorities say the victims were a husband, wife and
another man who lived at the home. They believe everyone went to
sleep with food still cooking on the stove. Pell City's fire chief
say people must understand the basics of fire safety. Investigators
have not released the names of the three people.
Senator changes parties
State Senator Jimmy Holley of Elba has voted
like a Republican since 2003. Now he's one officially. Before a
crowd of about 200 supporters yesterday evening, Holley
announced he was leaving the Democratic Party. Governor Bob Riley,
Attorney General Troy King and 15 legislators from throughout the
state turned out to welcome Holley to their party. The change means
there will be 13 Republicans and 22 Democrats in the Senate -- the
most GOP members since 1998. The House has 61 Democrats and 43
Republicans, with one vacant seat to be filled in a special election
January 29th. The seat was previously held by Democrat Neal Morrison
of Cullman. Holley, who is 63, is one of Alabama's longest serving
legislators. He was elected to his third term in the Senate in 2006.
He previously served five terms in the House. The district stretches
across Coffee, Covington, Dale and Houston counties. Senate
Republicans said they are also trying to convert two other
Democratic senators who usually vote with them: Tom Butler of
Madison and Jim Preuitt of Talladega. Jess Brown, a political
scientist at Athens State University,
said the change won't affect the voting divide in the
Democrat-dominated Senate because Holley has been voting with the
OOPS! Mistake in state tax booklet
Some booklets sent to taxpayers by the Alabama
Department of Revenue contain an error in the table used to
determine standard deductions and should not be used in tax
preparation. Acting Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Underwood said
taxpayers who were mailed the incorrect information will be notified
and receive the corrected standard reduction table. The corrected
table will reflect changes made in Alabama law in 2006 that changed
standard deduction amounts for taxpayers with
adjusted gross income up to $30,000 a year. The correct information
is also available on the department's Web site. Underwood said
online tax preparation programs contain the correct information, but
that taxpayers that buy tax preparation programs "off the shelf"
should download updates from the software vendor's Web site.
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