DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit lawyer for Rosa Parks' heirs says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to the civil rights icon is $4.5 million. A foundation ran the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett bought the collection. Howard Buffett has confirmed the purchase but declined to disclose the price.
SUMITON, Ala. (AP) - Some residents are opposing plans for mining along the Black Warrior River in northwest Alabama. Dozens of people attended yesterday's meeting in Sumiton to discuss the future use of a mine along the river.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court says an inmate cannot sue correctional officers over a stabbing in the state prison in Bullock County. The court unanimously ruled today that the four officers are immune from a prisoner lawsuit. Thomas Donahey Jr. sued after he was stabbed by another prisoner inside Bullock County Correctional Facility.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Motorists will see lower prices at the pumps this holiday weekend. AAA of Alabama reports that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.20. That's 14 cents less than at the same time last year. Birmingham has the state's most expensive gas at $3.23 a gallon for regular. Tuscaloosa is cheapest at $3.13.
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