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

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TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) - The first Love's Travel Stop for the Shoals region of northwest Alabama is set to open later this year. The new travel stop is being built at the intersection of Three Mile Lane and Alabama 157, near Longhorn Arena. A Love's spokeswoman says the company has eight other locations in Alabama.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A majority of Alabama legislators accepted an automatic pay raise this spring, the last one they will receive under a controversial 2007 pay raise resolution. Legislators receive an annual raise in their monthly expense allowance to reflect any increase in the federal consumer price index.

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Heavy rainfall has led to sanitary sewer overflows at some manholes in Dothan. City officials say that sewage was released into Rock Creek as a result of the overflows during Friday's steady rain. The problems were at manholes on Cornell Drive and North Englewood Drive in the southeast Alabama city.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - It's football season in Alabama, at least for a day. Both Auburn and Alabama are holding their A-Day spring scrimmages Saturday. Alabama plays at 1 p.m., followed by Auburn at 2 p.m. Thousands of fans are expected at both Jordan-Hare Stadium and Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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