William Crawford Gorgas Electric Generating Plant

Gorgas Steam Plant
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PARRISH, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Power says its customers will repay about $740 million in costs related to one of its coal-burning power plants that's scheduled to close in April.

Al.com reports the electric utility's parent company, Southern Company, disclosed in a recent regulatory document plans to recover investment costs from William Crawford Gorgas Electric Generating Plant through customers' electric bills. The plant is located in Walker County near Parrish.

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Equal Justice Initiative

The U.S. Supreme Court says lower courts in Alabama and two other states must re-examine three death penalty convictions for evidence of racial prejudice in jury selection.

The court ruled yesterday in the cases of Christopher Floyd of Alabama, Jabari Williams of Louisiana and Curtis Giovanni Flowers of Mississippi.