Inmate Escapes

Following his Monday morning escape, authorities captured Tennessee inmate Jack Kilpatrick in central Alabama Monday afternoon.

The 39-year-old used a container maintenance truck to flee a work release site in Memphis. His arrest in St. Clair County followed a short car chase.

Kilpatrick began serving a methamphetamine possession sentence of less than a year in October.

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida have captured one of two inmates who tunneled their way out of an Alabama jail.

Chilton County Sheriff John Shearon says they escaped Sunday after breaking apart a steel stool inside a cell and using it as a tool to chip away concrete from around a window to the outside.

The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate says he will introduce legislation to authorize a lottery and casino gambling in the state.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh says that it is time to let the people of Alabama make a decision on gambling. Flanked by a sign reading, "Let the people vote," Marsh says Alabama is in a dire fiscal situation and the state needs additional revenue. Marsh says Alabama sends money every year across state lines to casinos and lotteries in other states.