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

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - DeKalb County sheriff's officials say a body that was pulled from Weiss Lake in Leesburg has been identified as a 20-year-old woman who was recently reported missing. Sheriff Jimmy Harris says the body of Sarah Jane Ortiz of Valley Head was found in the lake by a fisherman on Friday. Harris says the woman's body was positively identified yesterday at a forensics lab in Huntsville.

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) - A lake in DeKalb County will be drained next month for renovations and isn't expected to reopen until June 2016. DeKalb County Lake will close Aug. 3.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A group of seaplane pilots is asking federal authorities to allow them to land on Lake Lanier northeast of Atlanta. The pilots group started the formal process last year with the Corps of Engineers, flying to district offices in Mobile, Alabama.

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) - A Mobile County constable is in jail on a murder charge with bond set at $250,000. A judge set the bond for 68-year-old Larry Sheffield of Semmes during a hearing yesterday afternoon at the Baldwin County Courthouse in Bay Minette. He is charged in the shooting death of 52-year-old Jeffrey McMillan outside a bar on the Mobile Causeway.

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