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Birmingham soldier, 18, killed in Afghanistan was charismatic, a tremendous leader, former teacher says (photos)

Birmingham Breaking News - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 06:12
Pvt. Errol "Elijah" Milliard, an 18-year-old combat engineer, died during his first deployment to Afghanistan when his unit was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade on the Fourth of July. Kelsey Stein | kstein@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kelseystein/index.html

Where's Toro? (Today in Pictures)

Birmingham Breaking News - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 05:17
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

Update: Body found after fire at Lakes at Inverness apartments in north Shelby County

Birmingham Breaking News - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 03:31
A statement issued by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office indicated that residents have been displaced and injuries are still being assessed. The cause of the fire was not known. Martin J. Reed | mreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/martinjreed/index.html

Birmingham's Altamont School alumnus ringing NYSE bell Monday morning - The Birmingham News - al.com

Birmingham News - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 01:32

Birmingham's Altamont School alumnus ringing NYSE bell Monday morning
The Birmingham News - al.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The college-preparatory Altamont School in Birmingham is boasting that an alumnus from the Class of 1982 will be ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday morning. KCG Holdings Inc. CEO Daniel ...

Birmingham's Altamont School alumnus ringing NYSE bell Monday morning

Birmingham Breaking News - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 01:27
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The college-preparatory Altamont School in Birmingham is boasting that an alumnus from the Class of 1982 will be ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday morning. KCG Holdings Inc. CEO Daniel... Martin J. Reed | mreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/martinjreed/index.html

Forecast: Showers, thunderstorm, fog are possible tonight

Birmingham Breaking News - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 00:00
View full size BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Possible showers and thunderstorms are expected tonight with rain remaining in the forecast through the work week. Here's the forecast from the National Weather Service's offices in Calera: Tonight: Showers and possibly a... Martin J. Reed | mreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/martinjreed/index.html

Mobile BayBears, Montgomery Biscuits set for Monday doubleheader after ... - al.com

Montgomery Breaking News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 23:01

Mobile BayBears, Montgomery Biscuits set for Monday doubleheader after ...
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View/Post Comments. MOBILE, Alabama - The Mobile BayBears and the Montgomery Biscuits are scheduled to play a Southern League doubleheader at 3:05 p.m. Monday at Hank Aaron Stadium after tonight's game was postponed because of wet grounds.

Pelham's school district talks continuing at town hall meeting Monday night

Birmingham Breaking News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 22:57
PELHAM, Alabama -- Discussion and public comments concerning Pelham's possible school district formation and separation from Shelby County's system are expected at the city's town hall meeting Monday night. The meeting will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at... Martin J. Reed | mreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/martinjreed/index.html

Pelham + Celebration = Pelhambration happening July 13 (video)

Birmingham Breaking News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 22:29
PELHAM, Alabama -- Billed as the official celebration for the City of Pelham, the free Pelhambration 2013 event is happening Saturday, July 13. The event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena... Martin J. Reed | mreed@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/martinjreed/index.html

Marriage town hall to address how Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling affects Alabamians

Birmingham Breaking News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 21:53
The event begins Monday at 6 p.m. in UAB's Heritage Hall, Room 106. Parking is available on 14th Street South. Kelsey Stein | kstein@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kelseystein/index.html

Police blotter: Huntsville investigators looking for stolen pickup and SUV - al.com

Huntsville News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 19:59

Police blotter: Huntsville investigators looking for stolen pickup and SUV
al.com
There were two vehicle reported stolen since Saturday morning. They were among 12 burglary reports to autos, homes and businesses. This includes the Quick Trip convenience store where two teens were charged with burglarizing Sunday morning.

Kansas City's Negro Leagues Baseball Museum officials remain wary of Birmingham plan for similar facility

Birmingham Breaking News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 17:55
In September, Chuck Faush, chief of staff to Birmingham Mayor William Bell, told AL.com that Birmingham's museum would pay special homage to the city's history in the Negro Leagues, but not necessarily exclude broader aspects of the leagues. Kelsey Stein | kstein@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kelseystein/index.html

Carnival ship diverted to Alabama Cruise Terminal - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham ... - Alabama's News Leader

Birmingham News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 17:05

Carnival ship diverted to Alabama Cruise Terminal - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham ...
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Carnival Cruise Lines officials say a ship has been diverted from the Mississippi River in New Orleans to the Alabama Cruise Terminal after a tugboat sank on Saturday. Officials say the ship, named the Carnival Conquest, arrived at ...

Montgomery woman, 43, dies in single-vehicle crash early Sunday - al.com

Montgomery Breaking News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 17:03

Montgomery woman, 43, dies in single-vehicle crash early Sunday
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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A 43-year-old Montgomery woman died early this morning in a single vehicle crash about 3 miles west of the city, according to Alabama State Troopers. Tasha Tranise Joiner died when the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving ...

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Montgomery woman, 43, dies in single-vehicle crash early Sunday - al.com

Montgomery News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 17:03

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Montgomery woman, 43, dies in single-vehicle crash early Sunday
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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A 43-year-old Montgomery woman died early this morning in a single vehicle crash about 3 miles west of the city, according to Alabama State Troopers. Tasha Tranise Joiner died when the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving ...
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Lavada Parker: Shuffledboard champion sewed a life of memories (Life Stories)

Birmingham Breaking News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 16:30
Lavada Parker, a shuffleboard champion, was remembered for hand-sewing the clothing worn by her daughters through their school years, proms and weddings. Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/greggarrison/index.html

Jazz in the Park moves July 7 show to Birmingham's Boutwell Auditorium - The Birmingham News - al.com

Birmingham News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 15:22

Jazz in the Park moves July 7 show to Birmingham's Boutwell Auditorium
The Birmingham News - al.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Summer weather hasn't been kind to outdoor concerts in Birmingham, especially the Jazz in the Park series. Rain, or the threat of it, canceled the first show of the season and caused three to move indoors to Boutwell Auditorium.

4th officer goes on trial in Alabama inmate death - Memphis Commercial Appeal

Montgomery News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 14:23

4th officer goes on trial in Alabama inmate death
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Former Ventress Correctional Facility Lt. Michael Smith, left, arrives at the Federal Building in Montgomery, Ala., with his attorney Stephen Ganter on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The last of four former correctional officers charged in the beating death ...
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Two juveniles charged with burglarizing North Huntsville convenience store - al.com

Huntsville News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 13:28

Two juveniles charged with burglarizing North Huntsville convenience store
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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Two juveniles were charged with burglarizing a convenience store early Sunday morning, Huntsville police report. Police crime tape.jpg (File photo). Officers responded to an alarm call around 2:27 a.m. at Quick Trip, 5100 Blue ...

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Miles College role in Civil Rights Movement has created a permanent legacy

Birmingham Breaking News - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:00
Miles College students and faculty played a big role in the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham in the 1960s, and this legacy of leadership has made a permanent mark on the school, increasing its prestige and serving as a tool for the recruitment of students. Jesse Chambers | jchambers@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jessechambers/index.html
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