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Birmingham traffic and gas report: Friday, July 5, 2013

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 10:53
Wet roadways across the region at 5:55 a.m. Mike D. Smith | msmith@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/MikeDSmith/index.html

'Frankly, my dear, will you marry me?' (Today in Pictures)

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 05:16
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press Mark Almond | malmond@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/malmond/index.html

Seeing July 4th fireworks for the first time from Regions Field was a cool experience (photo gallery and video)

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 05:05
My job as a photographer/videographer for Al.com and The Birmingham News takes me to some pretty cool places and events. I was lucky enough to pull holiday duty this July 4th and that involves taking photos of Thunder on the... Joe Songer | jsonger@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jsonger/index.html

Fourth of July fireworks light up the American skies (photos)

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 04:44
Fireworks shows close out Independence Day festivities Mark Almond | malmond@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/malmond/index.html

Bessemer to apply for grant to build city's first piece of Red Rock trail system

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 03:20
The Bessemer City Council voted Tuesday to apply for a grant to build what would be the first section of the county-wide Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System to be constructed in the city. The trail would be located on a railroad trestle near Roosevelt Park Jesse Chambers | jchambers@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jessechambers/index.html

Thunder on the Mountain rolls on despite clouds and mist (photos and video)

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 03:09
The Thunder on the Mountain fireworks display from Red Mountain in Birmingham went on as planned, despite low clouds and mist drifting through that may have obscured parts of the show for some of those watching. Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/greggarrison/index.html

Holiday clouded by rainy drizzle, but not enough to fizzle Fourth's sizzle

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 01:26
Cloudy weather drizzled its way across Birmingham throughout most of Independence Day, but not enough to fizzle the Fourth's sizzle. Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/greggarrison/index.html

Americans celebrate the birthday of the United States (photos)

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 01:21
Fourth of July celebrations from across the country Mark Almond | malmond@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/malmond/index.html

Bessemer city council approves additional incentives for auto-parts maker Intertec

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 01:20
The Bessemer City Council voted Tuesday to authorize Mayor Kenneth Gulley to execute a project agreement between the city, the state of Alabama and auto-parts manufacturer Intertec Systems for economic incentives. Jesse Chambers | jchambers@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jessechambers/index.html

After tornado, closure by city, Center Point outreach reopening tutoring center, looking to future

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:02
CENTER POINT, Alabama -- The tutoring center in Center Point's Eastgate Shopping Center is quiet -- for now.But in the coming weeks, Melissa Fomby-Williams hopes the computers will once again be buzzing as she works to reopen the Youth Empowerment... Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jwgray/index.html

'Restore the Fourth': Birmingham group protests government surveillance (video, slideshow)

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:40
About 45 people took part in today's protest. Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jwgray/index.html

Wreck snarls traffic on I-20/59 SW in Birmingham (updated)

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:16
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- An 18-wheeler wrecked on Interstate 20/59 SW, an area many refer to as dead man's curve, about 2 p.m. closing the interstate for hours.A Birmingham police dispatcher said at 6 p.m. it was open.According to scanner chatter,... Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jwgray/index.html

Birmingham Mayor William Bell marking Independence Day with Philadelphia celebration

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 18:57
Bell participated in events including riding on float and reading the Declaration of Independence to a crowd of about 60,000 at Independence Hall, site of the signing of both Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Joseph D. Bryant | jbryant@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jdbryant/index.html

Single vehicle wreck claims life of Etowah County man

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 16:57
An Etowah County man was killed yesterday in a single vehicle accident near Hokes Bluff. Joseph D. Bryant | jbryant@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jdbryant/index.html

The show must go on: Rain not enough to douse some July 4 celebrations

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 16:41
This is the 64th year for the Homewood festival event billed as Alabama's oldest barbecue festival. Joseph D. Bryant | jbryant@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jdbryant/index.html

Signature Homes wants to rezone 9 acres off Caldwell Mill Road for 19 more houses

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 12:00
The 19 homes would be added to 109 homes already planned just north of Berry Middle School. Jon Anderson | janderson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/janderso/index.html

Birmingham-area Independence Day Closings 2013

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 12:00
How will you celebrate the Independence Day holiday? Find out what is closed in the Birmingham-area before making plans. Rona Kilpatrick-Shedd | rshedd@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/rshedd/index.html

Plenty of fireworks shows still on for the Fourth of July in Birmingham despite threat of wet weather

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 11:00
The threat of rain has already delayed a Fourth of July celebration in Vestavia Hills and put the kibosh on a whole day of festivities -- including fireworks -- at American Village in Montevallo, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to turn your eyes to the sky and see bright explosions for the 237th birthday of the United States. Jon Reed | jreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jondavidreed/index.html

Forecast: Wet Fourth of July expected in Birmingham

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 10:45
Showers and maybe a thunderstorm are expected to move through the Birmingham area during the Fourth of July, but the weather should keep highs down in the 70s. Jon Reed | jreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jondavidreed/index.html

Happy Fourth of July (Today in Pictures)

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 05:31
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press Mark Almond | malmond@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/malmond/index.html