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Farrakhan's appearance in Birmingham draws mixed reactions from observers - The Birmingham News - al.com

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 22:27

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Farrakhan's appearance in Birmingham draws mixed reactions from observers
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's visit to Birmingham this morning to rally in support of the Voting Rights Act generated a mixed reception for the controversial minister. Some people who attended this morning's appearance ...
Farrakhan speaks at voting rights caravan in Shelby CountyCBS42
Rally to keep Voting Rights Act intact held in BirminghamWBRC
Rallies supporting voting rights held across Ala.Alabama's13.com

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Birmingham man faces mandatory life without parole sentence for heroin trafficking - The Birmingham News - al.com

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 20:16

Birmingham man faces mandatory life without parole sentence for heroin trafficking
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A Birmingham man faces serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in a state prison when he is sentenced in August for his conviction for trafficking a large amount of heroin. He is the brother of a man who killed ...

Birmingham police name 7 suspects from massive Southtown drug raid - The Birmingham News - al.com

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 16:48

Birmingham police name 7 suspects from massive Southtown drug raid
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Birmingham police today identified the seven people arrested earlier this week in a massive raid on the Southtown public housing community. More than 100 police officers and agents carried out search warrants at seven ...
Birmingham Police arrest seven on drug, gun charges in Southtown raid TuesdayAlabama's13.com

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Farrakhan speaks in Birmingham to support Voting Rights Act - al.com (blog)

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 15:57

Farrakhan speaks in Birmingham to support Voting Rights Act
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan quoted the words of Martin Luther King Jr. to support the preservation of the Voting Rights Act as the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling is forthcoming in Shelby County's challenge of the historic ...

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Friday, June 14, 2013 - The Birmingham News - al.com

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 12:00

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Friday, June 14, 2013
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The interstate remains open through the area, according to Alabama State Troopers. No information is available at this time about injuries. 8:50 a.m.: Traffic backing up along I-459 southbound where there are reports of a crash near the Liberty Parkway ...

Alabama trustees considering tuition hike - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News ... - Alabama's News Leader

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 09:41

Alabama trustees considering tuition hike - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News ...
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Trustees meet Friday to consider tuition increases for the main campus in Tuscaloosa plus the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The proposed increase of almost 3% would be the smallest in a string of cost ...

Forecast: Clearing skies, warm Thursday night expected in Birmingham - The Birmingham News - al.com

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 01:11

Forecast: Clearing skies, warm Thursday night expected in Birmingham
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As rain clears of central Alabama Thursday night, cloudy skies will give way to a clear, warm evening with lows around 69, according to the National Weather Service. Highs Friday aren't expected to hit 90. Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers ...

Chef Todd English: 'Birmingham and Alabama as a state seem to be growing ... - al.com

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:26

Chef Todd English: 'Birmingham and Alabama as a state seem to be growing ...
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View/Post Comments. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Tonight, celebrity chef Todd English will raise a pint or two to celebrate the official grand opening of his Todd English P.U.B. restaurant and bar in the BJCC's new Uptown entertainment district. “I will be ...

Jefferson County jury finds former Birmingham police officer guilty of arson ... - al.com

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 20:36

Jefferson County jury finds former Birmingham police officer guilty of arson ...
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A jury this afternoon found a former Birmingham police officer guilty on arson charges related to six fires last year in Warrior and the Ensley area of Birmingham. The jury deliberated about two hours before announcing their ...
Jefferson County jury set to begin deliberations in former Birmingham police ...The Birmingham News - al.com
Ex-Alabama police officer found guilty of arsonMontgomery Advertiser

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Six Birmingham startups among 10 competing in new Alabama Launchpad contest - The Birmingham News - al.com

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 16:56

Six Birmingham startups among 10 competing in new Alabama Launchpad contest
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The 10 startups, including six based in metro Birmingham, will present business plans and make pitch presentations before a panel of judges on July 12. Winners, who will get a share of $100,000 in prize money, will be chosen on Sept. 26 at the Alabama ...
Teams announced for second Alabama Launchpad roundBirmingham Business Journal

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Birmingham's Hot and Hot Fish Club honors state's hot, young chefs with ... - The Birmingham News - al.com

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 16:06

Birmingham's Hot and Hot Fish Club honors state's hot, young chefs with ...
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The 10-course dinner will showcase the culinary talents of 10 of Birmingham and Alabama's up-and-coming chefs, each of whom will prepare a special dish for the evening. “Everybody in the group is really one of the talented, young fellows coming up ...

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - al.com (blog)

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 12:39

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Thursday, June 13, 2013
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7:51 a.m.: Usual slow spots continue at this time, including along U.S. 280 between Alabama 119 and I-459, along I-65 northbound through the I-459 interchange and along I-20/59 eastbound through Malfunction Junction and westbound alongside downtown ...

Forecast: Storms expected Thursday afternoon in Birmingham; high winds, hail ... - The Birmingham News - al.com

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 10:52

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Forecast: Storms expected Thursday afternoon in Birmingham; high winds, hail ...
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Thursday will be hot in the Birmingham area and the National Weather Service expects storms -- possibly severe -- to move through Alabama in the afternoon. The storms are likely to move through the Birmingham area after 4 p.m. and could bring hail and ...
Severe storms expected to strike much of AlabamaAlabama's News Leader
Midwest pelted with rain, wind, hail, tornadoes - WVTM-TV: News, Weather, and ...Alabama's13.com

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Birmingham's Secret Stages festival announces 25 bands, preview party with ... - The Birmingham News - al.com

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 03:53

Birmingham's Secret Stages festival announces 25 bands, preview party with ...
The Birmingham News - al.com
Secret Stages, now in its third year, bills itself as "Birmingham's Music Discovery Festival." Up-and-coming acts perform at concert venues in and around the Second Avenue North entertainment district, between 22nd and 24th Streets. There's also an ...

Alabama highest in average payment for hospital outpatient services - Birmingham Business Journal

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 19:20

Alabama highest in average payment for hospital outpatient services
Birmingham Business Journal
According to the CMS data, Alabama's average payment, $253, is 53 percent higher than the national average. Other states in the top 10 with the highest average payment for hospital outpatient services are Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, New Jersey ...

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Birmingham police testify in arson trial of former patrol officer - The Birmingham News - al.com

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 18:14

Birmingham police testify in arson trial of former patrol officer
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - While standing outside a burning vacant house in May 2012, former Birmingham police officer Curtis Jeffrey Thornton talked about how someone could go onto the Internet and find out how candles and clothing could be used in ...
Trial starts for ex-Ala. officer accused in arsonsAlabama's13.com

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Birmingham VA Medical Center hires 43 new mental health workers - The Birmingham News - al.com

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 14:39

Birmingham VA Medical Center hires 43 new mental health workers
The Birmingham News - al.com
VA Medical Center Birmingham (Frank Couch/AL.com). BIRMINGHAM, Alabama --The VA Medical Center here has hired 43 new mental health professionals, part of a national goal to hire 1,600 as outlined in a 2012 executive order from President Obama.

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1 dead after weekend crash on Birmingham interstate - al.com (blog)

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 14:11

1 dead after weekend crash on Birmingham interstate
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A Jasper man has died following a weekend crash on a Birmingham interstate. Myron Darnell Ramsey Jr., 32, was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:37

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
View/Post Comments. i59 i20 traffic jam.JPG The Birmingham News file photo. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Area roadways clear of incidents or serious delays as traffic congestion gradually builds. 7:47 a.m.: Usual congestion spots continue: I-20/59 eastbound ...

Time, vandalism and neglect leave downtown Birmingham monuments in disrepair - The Birmingham News - al.com

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:25

Time, vandalism and neglect leave downtown Birmingham monuments in disrepair
The Birmingham News - al.com
Enlarge Frank Couch | fcouch@al.com Rust is apparent on several statues and bases at Kelly Ingram Park. Several statues and monuments in Birmingham, Alabama are in need of repair and some need to have plaques replaced that have been removed.