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Woman in labor hitches ride to hospital after apparently running out of gas in Homewood

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 15:04
Expecting father David Robinson said his fiancee is expecting their fifth son. Carol Robinson |

18-wheeler crash closes Interstate 65 near Jemison

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 11:14
CHILTON COUNTY, Alabama -- Interstate 65 is shut down in both directions near mile marker 205 where after a crash involving an 18-wheeler.The 18-wheeler is on fire, according to initial reports.More details will be posted as they become available.... Mike D. Smith |

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:47
No reports of crashes or major delays as of 5:50 a.m. Mike D. Smith |

Forecast: Showers, storms expected Thursday in Birmingham

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:45
Storms and showers are expected Thursday in the Birmingham area, and the high is expected to get up near 90. Jon Reed |

A rainbow celebration (Today in Pictures)

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 05:28
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press Mark Almond |

Birmingham Board of Education evaluates Superintendent Craig Witherspoon, discusses future of strategic plan

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 04:39
In an evaluation before the start of Superintendent Craig Witherspoon's new contract, the Birmingham Board of Education said the leader of Birmingham City Schools was performing slightly below expectations. Jon Reed |

At DOMA victory rally, Birmingham couples balance hope with living in Alabama

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 02:45
With a victory in the U.S. Supreme Court, a struggle has only begun in Alabama for same-sex marriage rights. Kyle Whitmire |

City of Bessemer to host 4th of July celebration, fireworks show, at Roosevelt Park

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 02:34
An annual celebration of Independence Day complete with fireworks returns to Roosevelt Park in Bessemer on July 4, co-sponsored by the City of Bessemer and the Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce, Jesse Chambers |

Accreditation for Miles College in Fairfield "reaffirmed" through 2023 by commission

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 01:20
Miles College's accreditation has been reaffirmed through 2023 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at its June board meeting. Jesse Chambers |

Morris passes ordinance to regulate dangerous animals

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 01:18
The Morris Town Council passed the second and final reading of an a dangerous animal ordinance during its meeting Tuesday night. Sarah A. McCarty |

Forecast: Storms possible overnight Wednesday in Birmingham

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 01:00
There's a chance storms could move through the Birmingham area Wednesday night, but the evening is otherwise expected to be partly cloudy with lows in the 70s. Jon Reed |

Jeffco commissioners prepare for crucial closed door meetings with lawyers on bankruptcy

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 22:48
Commissioners spent parts of Tuesday and Wednesday being prepped by bankruptcy lawyers on Thursday's executive sessions, which is expected to last most of the day. Barnett Wright |

Judge revokes bond of teen charged in Railroad Park shooting after witness threatened on Facebook

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 22:45
The bond for Justin Jones, the teen charged in the March shooting death of a 15-year-old boy at Railroad Park in Birmingham, was revoked by a judge who determined that Jones had intimidated a witness in his case. Kent Faulk |

Former Birmingham real estate lawyer sentenced to 2 years, restitution in mortgage fraud scheme

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 22:28
Kelvin Leonard Davis, 42, pleaded guilty in February to four counts of wire fraud for knowingly submitting false mortgage documents and statements to various lenders to get approval of mortgage loans. Kelsey Stein |

Lawyers argue for speedy trials in quintuple Ensley slayings

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 21:59
Attorneys for two of the three teens charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of five men at a house in Ensley Highlands last year argued today for going forward with their cases despite lingering questions over how the state could even sentence the teens if they were to be convicted. Kent Faulk |

UAB Medicine creates, fills, new COO position

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 21:35
Reid F. Jones (Courtesy UAB) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- UAB Medicine announced today it had created a new chief operating officer position and named a longtime UAB administrator to the post. Reid F. Jones, executive vice president and senior vice president... Mike Oliver |

Former service technician pleads guilty to taking $47,000 from ATMs in Birmingham area

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 19:31
Kelly Elizabeth Fuchs, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of bank larceny and must pay restitution. The U.S. Attorney's office will dismiss another seven charges against her, according to a plea agreement. Kelsey Stein |

Recent rash of car burglaries prompts Homewood police to take action

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 18:48
A recent rash of car burglaries in Homewood has prompted area officers to speak out. Through the department's Facebook page, officers are asking area residents to examine the content of their vehicles and report any missing items to the police. Ana Rodriguez |

After DOMA decision, Rep. Patricia Todd ready to take same-sex marriage fight to court

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 18:40
Todd says the door is open for same-sex couples to challenge Alabama law. Kyle Whitmire |

Montevallo signs contracts on new university softball, track and field complexes

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 18:39
MONTEVALLO, Alabama -- The Montevallo City Council approved an agreement with the University of Montevallo and Shelby County on Monday night concerning development of the new softball and track and field facilities. The city is assisting with the creation... Martin J. Reed |