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Forecast: Showers, storms possible Tuesday afternoon in Birmingham

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 10:45
The Birmingham area will face a chance of showers and storms Tuesday afternoon and throughout the week, including on the Fourth of July. Jon Reed |

2 shot at home near Ensley Monday night

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 05:56
Authorities were called to the scene in the 1500 block of Warrior Road around 11:15 p.m. Jon Reed |

Beating victim awarded $58 million judgment (Today in Pictures)

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 05:14
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press Mark Almond |

Publix project in Gardendale moving forward after five years; groundbreaking set for July 30

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 04:23
Gardendale city leaders finally answered a question they've been hearing for five years--"What about Publix?" Sarah A. McCarty |

What do you think? Birmingham City Schools seeks input on update of strategic plan

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 02:56
Birmingham City Schools is looking for public input on its strategic plan for the next few years. Anyone can offer suggestions through a form on the district's website. Jon Reed |

Alabaster sidewalk repairs fall onto homeowners with new ordinance

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 02:23
ALABASTER, Alabama -- After several meetings and lengthy discussions, the Alabaster City Council tonight unanimously approved a law that places responsibility for repairing sidewalks on the adjacent homeowners. The council noted that state law already has the requirement for... Martin J. Reed |

Federal appeals court: Alabama discriminates against railroads in payment of state fuel tax

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 02:19
U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rules Alabama discriminated against railroads by forcing then to pay a sales tax on fuel when it exempts its competitors - trucking companies and shipping. Kent Faulk |

Alabama Department of Revenue to expand space at Hoover Public Safety Center

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 01:54
The Jefferson/Shelby Taxpayer Service Center will lease an additional 2,013 square feet from the city of Hoover. Jon Anderson |

Alabaster school district celebrates independence from Shelby County

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 01:50
ALABASTER, Alabama -- The United States of America will celebrate the Fourth of July on Thursday, but Alabaster has another reason for celebrating independence. "This is Independence Day for the Alabaster City Schools System," district Superintendent Wayne Vickers told... Martin J. Reed |

Forecast: Scattered rain, storms possible Monday night, all week in Birmingham

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 01:00
Monday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the Birmingham area, and the next few days should see high sin the low 80s and occasional chances of rain or storms. Jon Reed |

Birmingham man must repay $46,150 in false BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill claim

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 00:35
Jonathan M. Hoffman was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Abdul Kallon in a hearing at the Hugo L. Black U.S. Courthouse in Birmingham, according to court records. Hoffman also will have to pay restitution of $46,150, the judge said. Kent Faulk |

Leeds negotiating with bidder in hopes of lowering cost of splash pad

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 23:45
LEEDS, Alabama -- Leeds city officials this morning began negotiating with the sole bidder for a planned splash pad in hopes of lowering the price of the project, according to Mayor David Miller.Pelham-based Dawson bid $377,000 to convert the city's... Jeremy Gray |

Detective: Hueytown man had girlfriend and 1-year-old child in car in drive-by shooting

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 23:15
The man who was shot and later died also fired shots as the car drove away, said Jefferson County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Curtis Williams. One bullet hole was found on the car. Kent Faulk |

Oakman man killed in early morning one-car wreck Monday in Walker County

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 23:14
James Dennis McLemore, 52, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado on Cedar Lake Road eight miles south of Parrish around 2:30 a.m. when his car left the road, hit a tree and overturned. Jon Reed |

Officials remind residents: Possession, sale, use of fireworks illegal in Mountain Brook, Vestavia, Homewood

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 22:39
It might be a yearly tradition, but those who take part are in most cases breaking the law: setting off or possessing any type of firework within the city limits of Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills and Homewood is illegal. Ana Rodriguez |

Fireworks in Shelby County: Where to ignite them on Independence Day?

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 22:35
The American Village in Montevallo will celebrate the Fourth of July with plenty of festivities and fireworks. SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- Celebrating the Fourth of July in the United States is synonymous with igniting fireworks for many -- and... Martin J. Reed |

UAB opens pediatric dental clinic in Shelby County for the poor

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 22:18
UAB opens new clinic for underserved children. (Photo courtesy UAB) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- UAB has opened a dental clinic in North Shelby County to serve poor kids.The clinic is located off Valleydale Road in North Shelby County..UAB Pediatric Dentistry at... Mike Oliver |

Birmingham man found dead in fire is city's 13th homicide in June

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 21:25
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as William Leonard Radney, 69. Carol Robinson |

Bessemer's Greenwood neighborhood to host its 12th annual July 4 parade

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 21:21
The City of Bessemer will sponsor its annual July 4th celebration in DeBardeleben Park Thursday night, but this will not be the only event held that day in Bessemer to celebrate our nation's independence. The Greenwood neighborhood will hold its 12th annual July 4th parade. Jesse Chambers |

Wilsonville wedding between man, woman generates big news for Washington Post

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 15:29
WILSONVILLE, Alabama -- A wedding in the small town of Wilsonville under normal circumstances wouldn't typically be considered big news outside of the community. But the Washington Post featured the union that happened between a man and a woman... Martin J. Reed |