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

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BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - A Talladega County man has pleaded guilty in his mother's 2011 shooting death. Drew Thacker of Oak Grove was charged with fatally shooting his parents, but pleaded guilty in only his mother's death as part of a deal negotiated with prosecutors.

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - Bessemer police say an inmate accused of stabbing another man and kidnapping his wife has been found dead in the Bessemer City Jail. The deputy police chief says the 26-year-old inmate was found dead in his cell early yesterday morning after hanging himself.

EUTAW, Ala. (AP) - Greene County's bingo parlors are reopening following a raid by state authorities. State police and Attorney General Luther Strange's office seized more than 1,300 gaming machines and nearly $117,000 from three bingo parlors in Greene County two weeks ago.

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) - A north Alabama school system has enrolled an immigrant student who was initially denied admission. The Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center says Fort Payne schools allowed the Mexican-born 17-year-old to begin attending classes after he was turned away twice from Fort Payne High School.

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