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AP Top Alabama Headlines at 6:34 p.m. EDT

Former KKK member convicted in deadly bombing up for parole
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was a young Ku Klux Klansman with a reputation for hating blacks in 1963, when a bomb ripped a hole in the side of 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four black girls during the civil rights movement....

TVA says it won't dig up existing coal ash ponds
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- TVA is closing and capping 10 coal ash ponds at power plants in Tennessee and Alabama, against the urging of environmentalists who want the ash dug up and removed....

Police: Suspected burglar found dead after he's tied to tree
LEROY, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say a suspected burglar is dead after an Alabama homeowner tied him to a tree after catching the man breaking into his home....

Police: Woman fatally shot after pulling gun on officers
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) -- Police in central Alabama say officers fatally shot a robbery suspect who pulled a gun on them outside a gas station....

Bentley says lottery special session will start Aug. 15
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that a special session on a proposed state lottery will begin Aug. 15, a time frame that could have the measure before voters in November - but only if lawmakers reach quick agreement....