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Alabama judge hears state bid to shutter clinic - SunHerald.com

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 21:42

Alabama judge hears state bid to shutter clinic
SunHerald.com
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A judge is considering the state's attempt to shut down what it says is an illegal abortion clinic still operating more than a year after it agreed to close for health violations. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Joseph L. Boohaker ...
Tomorrow (5/31): Will Derzis 'Get Off The Hook' from Operating Shut Down ...Christian News Wire (press release)

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Spanish movie actress comes to Birmingham for hip replacement surgery - al.com (blog)

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:07

Spanish movie actress comes to Birmingham for hip replacement surgery
al.com (blog)
A hospital news release today said May Heatherly, 56, came to the Birmingham hospital for a new minimally invasive technique where the patient's leg can be positioned so that the total hip replacement can be done through a small incision of four to six ...

Man found dead in Birmingham alley today from suspected six-story fall - The Birmingham News - al.com

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:20

Man found dead in Birmingham alley today from suspected six-story fall
The Birmingham News - al.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A man died early today after he apparently fell off of the roof of downtown building. A passerby walking his dog spotted the man in the alley behind the vacant building at 1918 First Ave. North, according to the Jefferson County ...

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - al.com (blog)

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 10:51

Birmingham traffic and gas report: Thursday, May 30, 2013
al.com (blog)
Traffic is congested on I-59 northbound just before the 77th Avenue exit about 3 p.m. in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Eastbound traffic on I-20 is detoured to this section of the highway due to construction. (Mark Almond/malmond@al.com ...

Birmingham community art program fetches high marks at national ... - al.com (blog)

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 00:23

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Birmingham community art program fetches high marks at national ...
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- They didn't return home with a trophy or blue ribbon, but Birmingham City Councilman Steven Hoyt and residents in his district are happy to settle for bragging rights following a national neighborhood competition. A community art ...

Report: Alabama ranks 44th in senior health - Birmingham Business Journal

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 23:49

Report: Alabama ranks 44th in senior health
Birmingham Business Journal
Key points taken from Alabama's rankings show that the major challenges facing the state include a high prevalence of physical inactivity, a low prevalence of able-bodied seniors and high premature death rate. The report noted, however, that Alabama's ...

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The Boost: It's Rickwood Classic day, and Big Boi cancels Birmingham show - al.com (blog)

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:10

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The Boost: It's Rickwood Classic day, and Big Boi cancels Birmingham show
al.com (blog)
CHARLES LINN STATUE INSTALLED AT LINN PARK. Enlarge Joe Songer | jsonger@al.com BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alabama-Mississippi Chapter installed a statue of Charles H. Linn in Linn Park Tuesday May 28, 2013.
Statue of Charles Linn unveiled in Birmingham WednesdayAlabama's13.com

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell to appear at four "town hall meetings" in ... - al.com (blog)

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 00:09

Congresswoman Terri Sewell to appear at four "town hall meetings" in ...
al.com (blog)
The Selma-born Congresswoman represents the 7th District of Alabama, which includes parts of Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, as well as the counties of Alabama's Black Belt. The town halls -- including stops in Fairfield, Brighton and Midfield -- were ...

Judge: Birmingham triple slaying suspect not mentally retarded, eligible for ... - al.com (blog)

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 22:12

Judge: Birmingham triple slaying suspect not mentally retarded, eligible for ...
al.com (blog)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A judge this afternoon ruled that a Birmingham man facing capital murder charges in the 2010 stabbing deaths of three relatives is not mentally retarded, making him eligible to receive the death penalty if convicted. Jefferson ...

The number of breweries in Alabama nearly doubled last year - Birmingham Business Journal (blog)

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 19:22

The number of breweries in Alabama nearly doubled last year
Birmingham Business Journal (blog)
Alabama, which recently legalized the practice of homebrewing, has seen the beer industry takeoff in the last few years. Brewing is not the only way the beer industry is impacting the state, because going into 2013, Alabama beer distributors directly ...

The Boost: Birmingham Barons get new amenities, including outfield bar, tonight - al.com (blog)

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 12:17

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The Boost: Birmingham Barons get new amenities, including outfield bar, tonight
al.com (blog)
The Boost is a daily guide to news, living, and entertainment in Birmingham and in Alabama. Here's your boost for Tuesday, May 28, 2013. phoenixfest.zip. Enlarge Jared Downing | jdowning@al.com Alabama Phoenix Fest 2013 day two Phoenix Festival ...
New ballpark boosts Sox's Birmingham teamChicago Tribune
Cordova sends t-shirts to Moore storm survivorsCBS42

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Birmingham's Sarah Simmons sings tonight to stay in running on 'The Voice ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com

Mon, 05/27/2013 - 17:25

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Birmingham's Sarah Simmons sings tonight to stay in running on 'The Voice ...
The Huntsville Times - al.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Performances continue tonight on "The Voice," and the competition is heating up for Birmingham native Sarah Simmons. As a member of the top eight on the NBC reality series, she's vying for votes with other fan favorites ...
Birmingham's Sarah Simmons eliminated from 'The Voice,' fails to make the top ...The Birmingham News - al.com
Birmingham native wows coach on NBC's The VoiceAlabama's13.com

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Alabama soldiers, just back from Afghanistan, lay wreath at ceremony in ... - al.com (blog)

Mon, 05/27/2013 - 16:39

Alabama soldiers, just back from Afghanistan, lay wreath at ceremony in ...
al.com (blog)
Fourth Alabama Wreath Laying Ceremony At Rainbow Division Memorial Members from Alabama's 167th Infantry held a wreath laying ceremony on the Richard Arrington viaduct in Birmingham, Alabama Monday May 27, 2013. Command Sgt. Major John ...
Alabamians mark Memorial DayWBRC

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The Birmingham Sessions: Rick Carter (video) - The Huntsville Times - al.com

Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:03

The Birmingham Sessions: Rick Carter (video)
The Huntsville Times - al.com
... Alabama - Rick Carter performs "Family" backstage at the Bottletree Cafe. (Tamika Moore | tmoore@al.com). BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Rick Carter looks down at the Santa Cruz acoustic guitar, nestled in its battered white case covered with band stickers.

Birmingham's Taylor Hicks to perform at 2013 National Memorial Day Parade in ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com

Sun, 05/26/2013 - 16:44

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Birmingham's Taylor Hicks to perform at 2013 National Memorial Day Parade in ...
The Huntsville Times - al.com
Taylor Hicks 052613 Taylor Hicks recently attended the Season 12 finale of "American Idol" in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Flags will wave. Bands will march. Floats will glide. Most of all, Americans who died in ...
Taylor Hicks set to sing in Washington for holidayAlabama's13.com

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Ala. woman dies in motorcycle accident - Alabama's News Leader

Sun, 05/26/2013 - 15:00

Ala. woman dies in motorcycle accident
Alabama's News Leader
AL.com reports (http://bit.ly/18j16N1 ) that Brandy Vance, 36, was the passenger on the motorcycle when it crashed at about 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety. The accident took place on County Road 7, about 4 ...
Fatal motorcycle accident in Blount County claims life of Hanceville womanCBS42

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Ala. residents send donations to tornado victims - Alabama's News Leader

Sun, 05/26/2013 - 15:00

Ala. residents send donations to tornado victims
Alabama's News Leader
WAAY-TV reports that a group of Franklin County, Ala., residents decided to do something to help just hours after seeing tornadoes destroy parts of Oklahoma on Monday. Many people in Franklin County witnessed the destructive power of tornadoes first ...

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Bentley: Alabama road program came from opponent - Alabama's News Leader

Sun, 05/26/2013 - 14:20

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Bentley: Alabama road program came from opponent
Alabama's News Leader
Robert Bentley expects his administration to be remembered for the largest road-building program in state history. And he acknowledges it wasn't his idea. Bentley's road program has lined up $743 million for 693 projects covering every Alabama county.
Gov. Bentley looks at options for state boardsNews Courier

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5 Things to Watch at SEC spring meetings this week - al.com

Sun, 05/26/2013 - 14:08

5 Things to Watch at SEC spring meetings this week
al.com
SEC logo 2.png. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The SEC takes its act this week to Destin, Fla., for the league's annual spring meetings Tuesday through Friday. Plenty of topics will be discussed. Here are five key subjects to watch that impact the SEC's future: 1.

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Election looms, and Birmingham voters are pathologically apathetic (John ... - The Birmingham News - al.com

Sun, 05/26/2013 - 11:14

Election looms, and Birmingham voters are pathologically apathetic (John ...
The Birmingham News - al.com
Fewer than 18,000 voters picked the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama. That's not a display of democratic duty. It's a bad crowd at a UAB football game. Perhaps it's a grudging endorsement of Mayor William Bell himself. He hasn't exactly captivated this ...