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The murder that changed Alabama: AG nominee Albert Patterson assassinated 70 years ago in Phenix City

A political assassination changed Alabama 70 years ago. AG nominee Albert Patterson gunned down in Phenix City

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LISTEN: Huntsville radio's Dale Jackson, gaming bill sponsor State Rep. Blackshear spar over gambling — 'Do you want a casino in Phenix City?'

During the mid-20th century, Phenix City was a notorious haven for prostitution, gambling and organized crime. The beginning of the end came when then-Phenix City resident Albert Patterson was elected to likely become attorney general by running on cleaning up his hometown.

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Suspect killed by Russell County deputies after shooting at utility worker, pulling gun on deputies

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is investigating after deputies fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in Russell County.

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This day in history: Albert Patterson shot in Phenix City

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the assassination of Albert Love Patterson, the Phenix City lawyer and Democratic candidate for Attorney General who vowed to root out crime and vice in East Alabama.

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Body found in Phenix City trailer park month after fire

A body was found Monday in a Phenix City trailer park a month after a fire destroyed a mobile home near Fort Mitchell.