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Ride the rails from Birmingham to The Big Easy or The Big Apple (photos)

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 03:36
Only one passenger rail route passes through Birmingham Mark Almond | malmond@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/malmond/index.html

American Village in Montevallo cancels Fourth of July event due to weather, will reopen Monday

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 01:30
American Village in Montevallo will be closed on the Fourth of July and Friday because of weather, meaning the Independence Day 1776 event planned for Thursday won't happen. Jon Reed | jreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jondavidreed/index.html

Forecast: Rain expected on the Fourth of July; some holiday events already canceled or postponed

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 01:00
Showers and storms are expected Wednesday night and during the Fourth of July in the Birmingham area, and some storms could bring heavy rainfall. Jon Reed | jreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jondavidreed/index.html

Seeking a comeback: Familiar names on growing candidate list for Birmingham mayor/council races

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:22
A former councilman, ex-school board president and three incumbents are early names on a growing list of contenders in Birmingham's August 27 mayor and council elections. Joseph D. Bryant | jbryant@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jdbryant/index.html

Interstate 59 lane closed as crews remove 18-wheeler stuck in median (photos)

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 22:20
The truck has been stuck in the median for about 12 hours. Mike D. Smith | msmith@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/MikeDSmith/index.html

Aunt of slain Wylam twins on today's arrests: "I want to know what possesses somebody to do something like that."

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 21:58
Alicia Thomas said she is shocked that suspect Stanley Chatman was out of jail after being convicted of one murder in 2006, and charged with another in March. Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/thisiscarol/index.html

John Rogers escalates feud with Jeffco commission over bankruptcy, Cooper Green (updated)

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 21:50
Rogers and Carrington have taken verbal shots at one another in a feud that seems to have escalated recently. Barnett Wright | bwright@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/bwright1234/index.html

Woman charged in death of 69-year-old man found after house fire identified

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 21:50
Olivia Doutly, 22, of Birmingham, is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a felony murder charge with a $75,000 bond. Jon Reed | jreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jondavidreed/index.html

Interstate 20 westbound open in St. Clair County after 6-vehicle wreck (updated)

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 20:51
Major delays stretching for miles. Mike D. Smith | msmith@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/MikeDSmith/index.html

Tanker still stuck in the median on I-59 near Deerfoot Pkwy.: One southbound lane closed (photos)

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 20:03
TRUSSVILLE, Alabama -- A tanker heading northbound on I-59 near the Deerfoot Pkwy. exit ran off the roadway and is stuck in the median. It is a startling site from the southbound lanes as drivers top the hill the tanker... Joe Songer | jsonger@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jsonger/index.html

Former Birmingham school board president among early council contenders

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 19:50
Edward Maddox stepped down as part of a plea deal with county prosecutors. Kyle Whitmire | kwhitmire@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/KyleWhitmire/index.html

Birmingham Christians assess, retrench after DOMA ruling

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 19:14
John Tighe is a parishioner at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, the head of a traditional family and a man of strong faith, but he just doesn't care about last week's Defense of Marriage Act ruling by the U.S.... Jared Downing | jdowning@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jareddowning/index.html

Traffic checkpoints by Shelby County Sheriff's Office happening this weekend

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 18:16
SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is conducting two traffic safety checkpoints this weekend to promote safety over the Fourth of July holiday period. Sheriff Chris Curry in a statement announcing the checkpoints said "the July... Martin J. Reed | mreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/martinjreed/index.html

Tired of Jefferson County car tag lines? City officials to discuss City Hall tag renewals

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 17:39
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama -- The lines are long. The wait can last for hours.On Monday, leaders of several Jefferson County cities will meet to discuss a possible way to address the problem that was approved in the 2012 session of... Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jwgray/index.html

3 charged in scheme to submit false Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims totaling $138,881

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 17:29
Jeremy Jamal Bell, 24, and Anthony Keith Bivins, 42, both of Birmingham, and Cametrica L. Menifield, 31, of Bessemer, all intend to plead guilty to the charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Kelsey Stein | kstein@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kelseystein/index.html

Convicted killer charged in slayings of 17-year-old Wylam twins (Update)

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 16:55
Stanley Chatman, charged with capital murder in the deaths of Jonathan and Jeremi Berry, has been convicted of manslaughter and is awaiting trial in another slaying. Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/thisiscarol/index.html

Say aaaaah! Birmingham school kids are dentists for a day

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 16:53
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- It was strictly oral exams for some area school kids today. Teeth were the topic."Open up and say 'aaaahh,' " said Ifeanyi Mbanugo, 13, wielding the little dental mirror on a handle like a pro.Wesley Dean, his... Mike Oliver | moliver@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/toniokroger/index.html

Pelham extends deadlines in Moore-Handley property deal with Summer Classics

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 16:48
Outdoor-furniture manufacturer Summer Classics is acquiring property at the former Moore-Handley site in Pelham along Highway 31 to relocate its operations. (Martin J. Reed / mreed@al.com) PELHAM, Alabama -- Pelham city leaders this week agreed to extend the closing... Martin J. Reed | mreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/martinjreed/index.html

Parties to legal dispute at Bessemer airport reach "tentative settlement"

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 16:29
The parties to a legal dispute involving the Bessemer Airport Authority, the City of Bessemer, Alamerica Bank and Premiere Aviation Group were able to reach a "tentative settlement" in mediation talks held Monday, according to Airport Authority Attorney George Douglas. Jesse Chambers | jchambers@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jessechambers/index.html

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 10:58
Few issues as of 6:50 a.m. Mike D. Smith | msmith@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/MikeDSmith/index.html