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7 Things: Trump remains a free man; legislators target prisoners and drug dealers; and more …

7. A student was “grazed” by a bullet after a bomb threat at Anniston High School when returning to class. Officials have no idea who was in possession of the weapon. Earlier this week, Huntsville City Schools installed a metal detector to stop guns from being brought to school.

6. Decatur City Councilman Hunter Pepper has been asked to step down, yet again. This time people are upset about an emoji he left on a sexual assault story, he says it was about criticizing the media for not focusing on the community. Pepper has now responded on Facebook explaining his job is to help the city grow and that he will not step down.

5. Two Shelby County sheriff’s deputies were shot during a “welfare check” in Meadowbrook. Upon arriving, the deputies found the backdoor “breached” and, with permission of the homeowners, the deputies entered the home, found a man in an upstairs bathroom. As they were trying to get him to come out, he shot them. Both are expected to recover.

4. Why did Mexico straight-up steal a piece of land from Alabama-based Vulcan Materials? So they could build a theme park and a cruise terminal.  The land that was seized reportedly has a lot of crocodiles on it, not ideal for a theme park.

3. As the Alabama Legislature begins working on its fentanyl penalties bill that includes mandatory minimums and even life sentences, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) said, “the fentanyl crisis in Alabama is worse than we thought; now it is the leading drug threat to our communities.”

2. A bill that would require prisoners to serve more of their sentences and lessen the amount of “good time” a prisoner can earn in prison passed out of an Alabama House committee. The bill is named after Deputy Brad Johnson, who was one of two police officers recently killed by someone who got out on “good time.”

1. Even though there are AI-generated images of former President Donald Trump being arrested in New York, as of today, Trump remains a free man. Wednesday was expected to be the day for liberals to finally “get” Trump, after Tuesday was reported to be the day, but the grand jury was canceled and now it is expected to reconvene today. Sources claim that pressure is building for the New York City District Attorney Alvin Bragg to rethink trying to make this case.

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Dale Jackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 5-9 a.m. weekdays on WVNN and on Talk 99.5 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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