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Arrest made after 2 killed at Alabama club


HOOVER — A suspect was ­arrested Saturday in the shooting deaths of two people overnight at a nightclub near ­Birmingham. Police Captain James Coker said US marshals made an arrest at 7 a.m., seven hours after the shooting inside Martini’s Lounge in Hoover. The suspect was not immediately identified. The victims were Monterio Alonzo Peebles-Kellogg, 19, and Lakenya Chaniese Moton, 20, both of Birmingham. They were ­declared dead at the scene. A third person was treated for gunshot injuries not believed to be life-threatening. (AP)


Jurist to decide fate in 36-year-old case

ELIZABETH — Thirty-six years after a rape and slaying, a DNA sample has helped bring a man to trial and convict him of murder. Carlton Franklin, 52, who was 15 at the time of the crime, was tried as a juvenile and was found deliquent Thursday in the death of Lena Triano of Westfield. Judge Robert Kirsch must now decide how to punish him. In the intervening years, he spent 17 years in prison for another crime, but also had a steady job and no record in the 14 years since he was ­released. (New York Times)


Heavy rain, snow grip northern area

SAN FRANCISCO — Heavy rain and lots of snow in the mountains were forecast in Northern California, which faced another weekend of wintry weather. A day after a storm system moved across the region, a second system is expected to hit the area on Sunday. The National Weather Service said the San Francisco Bay area will get heavy rain, with waves up to 16 feet along the coast. (AP)