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Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin took home as personal profit more than $750,000 that was budgeted to feed jail inmates, which is legal in Alabama, according to state law and local officials. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Newstime: Alabama sheriff legally took $750,000 meant to feed inmates, bought beach house

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On display inside Haleyville City Hall: the red rotary phone that took the first 911 call, surrounded by a display of framed proclamations and newspaper clippings. Andrew Yeager/WBHM hide caption

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How A Sneaky Alabama Town Launched America's 911 System

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This photo combo shows death row immates, from left, Thomas Whitaker from Texas, whose sentence was commuted Thursday, Doyle Lee Hamm from Alabama, and Eric Scott Branch from Florida. AP hide caption

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Georgia Gilmore adjusts her hat for photographers in 1956 during the bus boycott trial of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Ala. She testified: "When you pay your fare and they count the money, they don't know the Negro money from white money." AP hide caption

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Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement

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Roy Moore, seen here watching election returns in his Senate race, had called on Alabama officials to not certify the results of the special election that he lost to Democrat Doug Jones. An Alabama judge rejected the request Thursday, and Jones was certified the winner. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Democrat Doug Jones greets supporters before his victory speech Tuesday night. Jones defeated controversial Republican Roy Moore to become the first Democratic senator elected from Alabama in 25 years. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A supporter of Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore attends a campaign rally at Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope, Ala., on Dec. 5. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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"Big Jim" Folsom during a campaign event in 1946. He also would bring a bucket and mop to campaign events, vowing to clean up state government. The bucket was used to collect campaign donations. Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History hide caption

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The Southeast is preparing for the first winter storm this season. Though precipitation is expected, warmer air and ground temperatures should prevent serious sticking or freezing. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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