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Morning Minute: March 3, 2015



WEATHER:  Showers. 75/63.

LOCAL: Tuscaloosa voters head to polls to decide school funding

STATE: Supreme court upholds Alabama Accountability act.

NATIONAL:  California teacher hangs herself at high school.

SPORTS: New Alabama helmet design concept.

TECHNOLOGY: Int

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‘American Idol’ Finalist Josh Gracin Loses Half of Music Rights in Divorce

American Idol alum Josh Gracin, who finished in fourth place on the second season of the hit reality show, recently lost half of his music rights in an embroiled divorce battle.

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Taylor Swift Has a New Title: ‘Godmother’

Country-singer-turned-pop-star Taylor Swift announced on Sunday night (March 1) that she's adding a new title to her list of accomplishments. The 25-year-old singer will be the godmother of actress and model Jaime King's second child.

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Toby Keith Signs on for Mack, Jack & McConaughey Event

Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) is a fundraising initiative created by renowned football coach Mack Brown, ACM Award winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey.

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Jessie James Decker Expecting Baby No. 2

Jessie James Decker is sporting a new bump!

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George Strait Mourns Loss of Clubowner, Friend and Early Believer Kent Finlay

George Strait has released a statement following the death of beloved songwriter Kent Finlay, his friend and former boss.

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Robert Downey Jr. Announces Charity Contest for Trip to ‘Avengers 2’ Premiere

If you’ve always wanted to go indoor sky diving, have breakfast at Randy’s Donuts, and take a helicopter tour around L.A. with Robert Downey Jr. then you have pretty eclectic taste in activities. Nonetheless that is exactly what you could do with RDJr. if you win his new charity contest through Omaze. As detailed in the video above, the grand-prize winner gets a trip to Hollywood to attend the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron and walk the red carpet with Downey (and, y’know, the rest of the Avengers cast). Plus Downey will put you up in a fancy hotel and do all those other swanky activities.

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America On Tap Craft Beer Festival Headed to Tuscaloosa

The America On Tap Craft Beer Festival is coming to Tuscaloosa on May 16, featuring 100+ beers from America's finest craft breweries. If you've ever walked through the liquor store searching for that perfect refreshment and wished you could taste all of the craft beers before buying a whole case, this is the perfect time to give them a try amongst family and friends!

We invite you to join all of us at 95.3 the Bear as we taste some of ou

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Grancer the Dancer

Born in 1789, William 'Grancer' Harrison was a wealthy planter who loved to play the fiddle and dance.

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Morning Minute: March 2, 2015



WEATHER:  Rain. 54/48

LOCAL: Accident on Highway 82 involving two cars and tanker truck ends in fatality.

STATE: Fight on Facebook ends in death of 14 year old teenage girl.

NATIONAL:  Report claims President Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets

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