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

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican Gov. Robert Bentley and Democratic challenger Parker Griffith won't be speaking to the same audience at the same time, but they will be speaking on consecutive days. Bentley is scheduled to address a convention of active and retired public employees today in Montgomery. Griffin will talk to the group tomorrow.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State health officials say several cases of a mysterious respiratory illness impacting children in 10 states have been confirmed in Alabama. Officials from the Alabama Department of Public Health said yesterday that four out of six specimens from Mobile County that were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tested positive for enterovirus D68.

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia state troopers say they're launching a 72-hour crackdown on unsafe commercial vehicle drivers on Interstate 85. Officials say the initiative begins today, and troopers will participate in high visibility enforcement along a 178-mile stretch of the freeway between Alabama and South Carolina.

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in western Alabama say they've investigating the death of a woman who was shot during a hunting trip. The Pickens County sheriff says 29-year-old Heather Garner was killed when someone accidentally discharged a gun during a dove hunting trip on Saturday.

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