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Forecast: A 30 percent chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms today in Birmingham

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:45
The month of July kicks off with a warm and partly sunny day with a high near 83 in Birmingham, according to the National Weather Service. Sarah A. McCarty |

Praying for a victory (Today in Pictures)

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 05:14
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press Mark Almond |

Parties to legal dispute at Bessemer airport to hold settlement talks

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 02:49
The parties to a legal dispute involving the Bessemer Airport Authority, the City of Bessemer, Alamerica Bank and Premiere Aviation Group -- an old legal adversary of the Authority -- are scheduled to meet for settlement talks Monday morning. Jesse Chambers |

Forecast: Mostly cloudy skies expected tonight in Birmingham

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 00:30
Tonight in Birmingham it will be mostly cloudy with a low around 68, according to the National Weather Service. Sarah A. McCarty |

Family mourns 17-year-old twins killed in Wylam who were 'two peas in a pod' (photos, video)

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 22:14
On Friday night, Jeremi and Jonathan Berry were gunned down at their Wylam home. Their mother, LaTasha Berry, also was injured and remains hospitalized. Kelsey Stein |

Jefferson County submits plan to exit historic $4.23 billion bankruptcy (updated)

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 20:35
Attorneys for Jefferson County filed the 101-page plan shortly before 3 p.m. today through the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's website. The plan comes 599 days into the county's bankruptcy. Kent Faulk |

Unidentified man found dead in east Birmingham house after fire

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 17:44
Birmingham Fire and Rescue officials responded to a house fire at 505 63rd Street South. The fire remains under investigation. Kelsey Stein |

Authorities identify 53-year-old man who drowned in swimming pool near Pinson

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 15:58
David Spearman, 53, died Saturday afternoon while friends were helping him clear out a clogged drain in his swimming pool. Kelsey Stein |

Birmingham man, Tuscumbia man die in separate overnight crashes in Jefferson County

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 15:39
Martin Mayorga, 37, of Birmingham, and Michael Farr Reynolds, 39,of Tuscumbia, died in unrelated wrecks. Kelsey Stein |

AAA: 40.8 million Americans will travel for Independence Day holiday

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 13:44
Average Alabama gas prices running 20 cents higher per gallon than in 2012, wide range in prices in many local areas. Law enforcement patrols step up beginning Wednesday. Mike D. Smith |

Forecast: Mostly sunny Sunday expected in Birmingham

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 10:45
Today will be mostly sunny and warm, with a high near 86 expected in Birmingham, according to the National Weather Service. Sarah A. McCarty |

Soaking in the heat (Today in Pictures)

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 05:16
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press Mark Almond |

Forecast: Partly cloudy skies tonight in Birmingham

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 00:33
Skies will be partly cloudy tonight in Birmingham, according to the National Weather Service. Sarah A. McCarty |

Shelby County deputies arrest juvenile driving in stolen car

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 00:05
A juvenile was arrested Saturday afternoon after a Shelby County deputy spotted him driving in a stolen car.

Man drowns while cleaning swimming pool near Palmerdale

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 23:46
A 59-year-old man died while trying to clear the drain of a swimming pool today in the Woodhaven community.

Photos from the 28th Annual Liberty Day celebration in Columbiana, Ala.

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 23:37
The weekend will conclude with live music beginning at 7 P.M. at Shelby County High School's Frank Couch |

City Hall showdown: Birmingham mayor and council at odds over millions in budget spending

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 20:49
At the heart of the disagreement is more than $3.4 million in spending that Bell wants to use as part of his new "Mow More" program of weed removal and $250,000 in additional money for 1963 civil rights commemoration activities. Joseph D. Bryant |

Patriotic kids parade and fish for elusive catfish in a Birmingham park (photos)

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 19:47
Fishing and biking in a popular Birmingham Park Mark Almond |

Victims in Wylam double homicide identified as 17-year-old twin brothers, police say

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 17:59
The victims were identified as Jonathan Berry and Jeremi Berry. Their mother also was injured in the shooting but is expected to recover. Kelsey Stein |

Forecast: Mostly sunny weekend expected in Birmingham

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 10:45
Fog is expected Saturday morning, but otherwise the Birmingham area is expected to have a mostly sunny and warm weekend with only a slight chance of showers and storms. Jon Reed |