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Birmingham soldier, 18, killed in Afghanistan was charismatic, a tremendous leader, former teacher says (photos)

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 06:12
Pvt. Errol "Elijah" Milliard, an 18-year-old combat engineer, died during his first deployment to Afghanistan when his unit was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade on the Fourth of July. Kelsey Stein |

Where's Toro? (Today in Pictures)

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 05:17
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press Mark Almond |

Update: Body found after fire at Lakes at Inverness apartments in north Shelby County

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 03:31
A statement issued by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office indicated that residents have been displaced and injuries are still being assessed. The cause of the fire was not known. Martin J. Reed |

Birmingham's Altamont School alumnus ringing NYSE bell Monday morning

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 01:27
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The college-preparatory Altamont School in Birmingham is boasting that an alumnus from the Class of 1982 will be ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday morning. KCG Holdings Inc. CEO Daniel... Martin J. Reed |

Forecast: Showers, thunderstorm, fog are possible tonight

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 00:00
View full size BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Possible showers and thunderstorms are expected tonight with rain remaining in the forecast through the work week. Here's the forecast from the National Weather Service's offices in Calera: Tonight: Showers and possibly a... Martin J. Reed |

Pelham's school district talks continuing at town hall meeting Monday night

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 22:57
PELHAM, Alabama -- Discussion and public comments concerning Pelham's possible school district formation and separation from Shelby County's system are expected at the city's town hall meeting Monday night. The meeting will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at... Martin J. Reed |

Pelham + Celebration = Pelhambration happening July 13 (video)

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 22:29
PELHAM, Alabama -- Billed as the official celebration for the City of Pelham, the free Pelhambration 2013 event is happening Saturday, July 13. The event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena... Martin J. Reed |

Marriage town hall to address how Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling affects Alabamians

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 21:53
The event begins Monday at 6 p.m. in UAB's Heritage Hall, Room 106. Parking is available on 14th Street South. Kelsey Stein |

Kansas City's Negro Leagues Baseball Museum officials remain wary of Birmingham plan for similar facility

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 17:55
In September, Chuck Faush, chief of staff to Birmingham Mayor William Bell, told that Birmingham's museum would pay special homage to the city's history in the Negro Leagues, but not necessarily exclude broader aspects of the leagues. Kelsey Stein |

Lavada Parker: Shuffledboard champion sewed a life of memories (Life Stories)

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 16:30
Lavada Parker, a shuffleboard champion, was remembered for hand-sewing the clothing worn by her daughters through their school years, proms and weddings. Greg Garrison |

Miles College role in Civil Rights Movement has created a permanent legacy

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:00
Miles College students and faculty played a big role in the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham in the 1960s, and this legacy of leadership has made a permanent mark on the school, increasing its prestige and serving as a tool for the recruitment of students. Jesse Chambers |

Forecast: Wet weekend continuing with more showers in area today

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 11:00
View full size BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Rain will continue throughout the day with increasing chances for precipitation in the afternoon, following flooding concerns this weekend for the waterlogged area. The National Weather Service's offices in the Birmingham area on... Martin J. Reed |

Birmingham hero continues on his final journey home (Today in Pictures)

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 05:12
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press Mark Almond |

Wilton Baptist Church hosting Freedom Fest celebration on Sunday

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 01:10
Barbecue, music and games will be part of Freedom Fest at Wilton Baptist Church starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday. WILTON, Alabama -- The Fourth of July may have passed for this year, but the small community of Wilton... Martin J. Reed |

Updated: Forecast: Showers continuing but flood watch no longer in effect

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 00:00
View full size Updated at 8:25 p.m.: The National Weather Services offices in the Birmingham area reported at about 8:20 p.m. the flash flood watch for central Alabama counties has been lifted.BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Showers will continue tonight with... Martin J. Reed |

FBI, Walker County Sheriff's Office seek man who robbed bank while armed with guns, bowie knife

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:11
A suspect robbed Traders & Farmers Bank in Curry shortly after 3 p.m. and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Kelsey Stein |

Flash flood watch in effect for central Alabama through 7 a.m. Sunday

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:17
Most of central Alabama is under a flash flood watch, which means conditions could develop that lead to flash flooding. Several more rounds of heavy rainfall - at least 1 to 2 inches - are expected to hit the area. Kelsey Stein |

2 Dolomite men arrested after fleeing from police during burglary at Hueytown home

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 17:04
Jadarrius Martez Duncan, 20, and Kyle Jamaal Norris, 28, both of Dolomite, were arrested Friday. Both men are being held at the Jefferson County jail. Kelsey Stein |

Buying produce at the farmer's market? Make sure to grab these 2 in-season items (video)

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 16:21
The weekly Pepper Place farmer's market is open 7 a.m. to noon from April through December. Kelsey Stein |

Birmingham soldier, 18, killed in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Star medal, Purple Heart

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 14:43
Pvt. Errol Duran Aster Milliard, a combat engineer, died on the Fourth of July when his unit was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade. Kelsey Stein |