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US Attorney Joyce Vance to teach Birmingham high school class as part of ... - al.com (blog)

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 23:20

US Attorney Joyce Vance to teach Birmingham high school class as part of ...
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance will take on the role of high school history teacher for a short time Thursday. Vance, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, will serve Thursday as a guest teacher at G.W. Carver High ...

Birmingham city support for Indy Grand Prix races still not resolved days ... - The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 22:36

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Birmingham city support for Indy Grand Prix races still not resolved days ...
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
grand prix 3.jpg (12) Will Power in the Team Penske Chevrolet and (9) Scott Dixon in the Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park Sun., April. 1, 2012 in Birmingham Ala. (The Birmingham ...
Birmingham funding for IndyCar race at Barber not approvedNBCSports.com

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Crash shuts down Interstate 59 northbound in Birmingham - al.com (blog)

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 20:39

Crash shuts down Interstate 59 northbound in Birmingham
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- All lanes of Interstate 59 northbound near First Avenue North are shut down after a vehicle overturned, according to police reports. The wreck involved at least three vehicles. One of them is down an embankment along the roadway.

Birmingham's mounted police unit trotting back up to speed (photo gallery) - al.com (blog)

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 20:39

al.com (blog)

Birmingham's mounted police unit trotting back up to speed (photo gallery)
al.com (blog)
Enlarge Joe Songer | jsonger@al.com BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Birmingham Police Dept. Mounted Patrol is growing. Officer William Herndon on "Showdown" (right), Officer Dustin Brock on "Slade" (left) and Officer Maurice Cooley on "Blue Boy" (center) ...
Birmingham police adding more officers on horsebackWSFA

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BBVA Compass to end sponsorship of Birmingham's bowl game - al.com

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 20:37

BBVA Compass to end sponsorship of Birmingham's bowl game
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bbva1.JPG Workers at Legion Field prepare a stencil before painting "BBVA Compass Bowl" on the 50-yard line. The bank will end its sponsorship of the bowl game after the 2014 edition. (File). BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – BBVA Compass will end its ...

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Birmingham man charged after Saturday officer-involved shooting - al.com (blog)

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 22:16

Birmingham man charged after Saturday officer-involved shooting
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Mugshot - McCoy, Larry.jpg Larry McCoy. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Birmingham man faces three counts of attempted murder in an officer-involved shooting Saturday in the Norwood area. Larry McCoy, 34, is being held in the Jefferson County Jail without ...
Charges filed in officer-involved shooting in BirminghamAlabama's13.com

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Birmingham man sentenced to serve 5 years in 2011 beating death of transient - al.com (blog)

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 20:25

Birmingham man sentenced to serve 5 years in 2011 beating death of transient
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A Birmingham man today was sentenced to serve five years of a 20-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in the 2011 beating death of a transient, which police had said was for no apparent reason. Jandre Lamar Cocrell, 20, ...

Gunfire reported in Birmingham's Marconi Park sparks concern at nearby school - al.com (blog)

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 20:23

Gunfire reported in Birmingham's Marconi Park sparks concern at nearby school
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Birmingham police are stationing extra officers for afternoon dismissal at Phillips Academy after gunfire erupted today at a nearby park. No one was injured in the gunfire at Marconi Park, police said, and no students were in the ...

Former Birmingham homicide investigator wins Detective of the Year (gallery) - al.com (blog)

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 18:33

al.com (blog)

Former Birmingham homicide investigator wins Detective of the Year (gallery)
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Former Birmingham homicide Detective Jody Jacobs was named the department's Detective of the Year for solving the slaying of Officer Joseph Jerome Daniels, a killing that remained unsolved for 10 years until an arrest was made ...

Birmingham police unveil new substation in heart of downtown entertainment ... - al.com (blog)

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 17:03

Birmingham police unveil new substation in heart of downtown entertainment ...
al.com (blog)
Substation.jpg View full size Birmingham city and police officials on Monday, April 1, 2013, unveiled new substation and other downtown crime-fighting tools. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Birmingham police and city officials today cut the ribbon on a new ...

Survey: Ala. teachers support having armed guards - Alabama's News Leader

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 12:30

Survey: Ala. teachers support having armed guards
Alabama's News Leader
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A new survey of Alabama teachers finds that a majority of them support having armed security officers in their schools. The same survey found that teachers who responded said they oppose allowing administrators and teachers ...
Survey: Ala. teachers oppose being armed in schoolWBRC
Survey finds Alabama teachers support armed security guards in schools but not ...al.com (blog)

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The Birmingham Sessions: Mandi Rae & Westover Water (video) - The Birmingham News - al.com

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 12:05

The Birmingham Sessions: Mandi Rae & Westover Water (video)
The Birmingham News - al.com
The Birmingham Sessions, Mandi Rae & Westover Water BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Birmingham Sessions | Mandi Rae & Westover Water perform "Leave Them Boys Alone" backstage at the Bottletree Cafe. (Tamika Moore | tmoore@al.com). Print ...

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Monday, April 1, 2013 - al.com (blog)

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:53

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Monday, April 1, 2013
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Patchy fog has been reported across central Alabama as drivers begin their first commute with all area schools back from Spring Break. 8:15 a.m.: Congestion-related delays continue: along I-59 southbound into Birmingham; along ...

Kansas mother injured in Birmingham airport sign collapse released from hospital - al.com (blog)

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 03:19

Kansas City Star

Kansas mother injured in Birmingham airport sign collapse released from hospital
al.com (blog)
Luke Bresette, 10, was killed by a falling sign at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport on March 22, 2013. His mother, Heather Bresette, who suffered serious injuries in the incident, was released from the hospital today.(Family photo) ...
Kansas mom hurt in Ala airport out of hospitalWSFA
Mother injured at Alabama airport is released from hospitalKansas City Star
Kansas mother injured in airport accident released from hospitalWAAY

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ABI investigating shooting involving Birmingham police officer - al.com (blog)

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 00:10

ABI investigating shooting involving Birmingham police officer
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting in the 3200 block of 17th Avenue North. A suspect was shot following an altercation with the officer, according to a press release issued by the ...
Birmingham Police investigating an officer involved shootingWBRC
Birmingham Police investigate officer-involved shootingAlabama's13.com

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Jerry Seinfeld makes 'em laugh at BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham (video) - al.com

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 19:17

Jerry Seinfeld makes 'em laugh at BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham (video)
al.com
Seinfeld.jpg Jerry Seinfeld looked a lot like this during a March 29 show at Birmingham's BJCC Concert Hall. Dark suit, crisp white shirt, animated gestures. Actually, this shot was taken at a December benefit for hurricane relief in Staten Island, N.Y ...

Birmingham City Council gets award named after Madam and other highlights of ... - al.com (blog)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:44

al.com (blog)

Birmingham City Council gets award named after Madam and other highlights of ...
al.com (blog)
The Wooster presentation - featuring a horse-drawn buggy ride to Louise Wooster's burial place -- is but one of a week-long series of activities sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health during National Public Health ...

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It's lights on at Birmingham's Region Field (photos) - al.com (blog)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 06:38

It's lights on at Birmingham's Region Field (photos)
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama--The majority of the lighting of Regions Field was illuminated Friday night changing the downtown landscape at night. The grandstand lights have been on for about a week as construction work continues at night on the baseball ...

Pregnant Birmingham woman, convicted of reckless manslaughter, to be ... - al.com (blog)

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 23:30

Pregnant Birmingham woman, convicted of reckless manslaughter, to be ...
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A pregnant Birmingham woman, who began serving time late last year at Alabama's state prison for women for her conviction in the 2011 death of a Gardendale man she had struck with her car just after she had shot up with cocaine ...

Five interesting stats from Alabama's census numbers - Birmingham Business Journal (blog)

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 22:19

Five interesting stats from Alabama's census numbers
Birmingham Business Journal (blog)
That's the highest percentage of any place in Alabama. 4 - Number of cities, led by Birmingham, with at least 100,000 residents. Birmingham (214,348), Montgomery (205,548), Mobile (195,457) and Huntsville (177,879) were the only cities to eclipse that ...