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

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TRINITY, Ala. (AP) - Police in Trinity say a couple's two children were at home when their mother was shot in an attempted murder-suicide. Police Chief Chris McLemore say a 15-year-old girl called police saying she was in her room and heard gunshots from the kitchen yesterday morning. McLemore says dispatchers told the teen to get her brother and to get out of the house.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A campaign offering flu shots to University of Alabama students, faculty and staff begins today. College of Community Health Sciences Dean Dr. Richard Streiffer says the vaccine is the "first and most important" step to prevent the flu.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama Department of Corrections veteran says she's using her position as deputy commissioner of women's services to improve worker education and inmate safety in women's prisons. The state Department of Corrections appointed Wendy Williams to serve as a deputy commissioner in April.

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) - Federal officials have ordered Silver Airways to provide service at the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport for another month. The U.S. Department of Transportation initially ordered the company to stay through Sept. 5 after the airline announced it would not renew its contract with the Essential Air Service program.

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