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2 killed, 1 injured in triple shooting in Birmingham's Wylam community

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 10:29
Police have not identified the Friday night victims. Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/thisiscarol/index.html

Charging into battle (Today in Pictures)

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 05:24
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

New Hueytown teen center a safe place to learn, play, dream

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 01:20
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama this week opened an impressive new teen center in Hueytown where young people can play, learn and dream Jesse Chambers | jchambers@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jessechambers/index.html

Forecast: Scattered storms possible in Birmingham Friday night, mostly sunny weekend expected

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 01:00
Scattered showers and storms could move through the Birmingham area overnight Friday night, and there's a 20 percent chance of showers Saturday, but the weekend is expected to be mostly sunny. Jon Reed | jreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jondavidreed/index.html

Camp ends but memories will linger for parents and their special needs children

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 23:49
HOMEWOOD, Alabama -- In one room, the kids -- many with special medical needs -- laughed, shrieked, ooh-ed and aah-ed as 'Big Dave' showed off a real live red-tailed hawk. In another nearby room Jacob Brouillette, a 9-year-old born... Mike Oliver | moliver@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/toniokroger/index.html

Alabama 150's tricky lane waltz to continue; tentative date to resume I-20 work (Traffic Mike)

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 22:42
Tricky lane change along Alabama 150; Tentative construction date for I-20 westbound scheduled for midnight, July 7. Mike D. Smith | msmith@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/MikeDSmith/index.html

All I-20/59 lanes reopen; temporary barriers placed along damaged railing hit by 18-wheeler (updated, photos)

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 21:33
Temporary railing installed until a more permanent fix can be done, according to ALDOT. Mike D. Smith | msmith@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/MikeDSmith/index.html

North Highlands Baptist in Hueytown, three other churches, to celebrate God and country July 3

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 21:25
If you'd like to combine a celebration of Independence Day with a celebration of your faith in God, then North Highlands Baptist Church in Hueytown should be your destination on Wednesday, July 3, at 7 p.m. Jesse Chambers | jchambers@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jessechambers/index.html

Kara Scholl named new principal at South Shades Crest Elementary in Hoover

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 21:24
Scholl is replacing Bob Lawry, who is moving to the Hoover City Schools central office to become a student services specialist. Jon Anderson | janderson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/janderso/index.html

Sister of retired Jefferson County judge Alfred Bahakel among 11 seeking the vacant post

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 21:14
Among the other candidates are another former circuit court judge and two deputy district attorneys. Kent Faulk | kfaulk@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/krfaulk/index.html

One year into state takeover, Birmingham school board remains divided

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 20:44
Takeover team leader Ed Richardson says the Birmingham intervention could last another year. Kyle Whitmire | kwhitmire@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/KyleWhitmire/index.html

Assistant to Midfield mayor helps the city pursue grants, recruit businesses, find partnerships

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 20:15
A new executive assistant is helping Midfield Mayor Gary Richardson recruit businesses, apply for grants and plan the redevelopment of the city's downtown area. Jesse Chambers | jchambers@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jessechambers/index.html

Medical mishap or mission of mercy? Former Cooper Green Hospital six months after transition

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 19:42
County Manager Tony Petelos acknowledged that the lack of primary care doctors has been a problem. Barnett Wright | bwright@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/bwright1234/index.html

Alabama death row inmate, convicted in 1992 rape and murder of Homewood woman, loses appeal

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 19:00
The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday issued its opinion affirming lower court rulings that Christopher Brooks did not have ineffective counsel during his early appeals. Kent Faulk | kfaulk@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/krfaulk/index.html

Hanceville officer on fatally shooting his K-9 partner: "I'm heartbroken over it."

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 17:39
The Belgian Malinois attacked Office Anthony Childress during training on June 24, 2013. Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/thisiscarol/index.html

Flipped 18-wheeler blocks Interstate 20/59 near Messer Airport Highway, no injuries (updated, photos and video)

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 17:17
The truck has taken out part of a wall, according to police. Mike D. Smith | msmith@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/MikeDSmith/index.html

As Clay continues to review 'vicious dog' ordinance, owners register pets

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 16:42
It may take a few months for city attorneys to present a new or modified 'vicious dog' ordinance to the Clay City Council, city manager Ronnie Dixon said. Jeremy Gray | jgray@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jwgray/index.html

Pair of accused Jefferson County burglars nabbed wearing victim's stolen Nike shoes

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 16:21
Both men are being held in the Jefferson County Jail. Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/thisiscarol/index.html

Judge: Jefferson County can use sewer system revenues to pay bankruptcy legal fees

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 16:18
Jefferson County for the most part may take the millions of dollars in legal and other professional fees related to its historic bankruptcy from county sewer system revenues, a judge has ruled. Kent Faulk | kfaulk@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/krfaulk/index.html

Lightning: Nature's fireworks (photo gallery)

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 16:14
SPRINGVILLE, Alabama -- Lightning from a line of thunderstorms cross the night sky over Central Alabama late Thursday night and early Friday morning. The strikes were almost constant, most of which were cloud to cloud lightning. The thunderstorms that created... Joe Songer | jsonger@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jsonger/index.html