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UAB researchers believe money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge will help find an ALS cure

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A UAB physician took part in the wildly popular ice bucket challenge.  More>>

Windows of Downtown Ensley

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Local art is helping to renew downtown Ensley. In September you will be able to walk down 19th Street and see for yourself.Last May, the Ensley Merchant Association and REV Birmingham announced plans to enhance 19th Street with an arts program called The Windows of Downtown Ensley. Store windows will showcase original artwork from area artists at participating merchants each month. The initiative is being organized by Kuumba Community Art, an Ensley-based art program with special focus on you... More>>

Irondale police officer explains his department's policies responding to calls

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There are a lot of moving parts when an officer responds to a call for help. The officer has to pay attention to what's happening around him, who needs the help and who's causing the problem. All police departments train their men and women. It's up to them to use that training. More>>

Vestavia Hills schools launch new drug testing program Video included

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Hundreds of parents are taking a step to make sure their child says no to drugs. Vestavia Hills middle and high schools have launched a drug testing program. More>>

No easy or cheap solution to ridding Birmingham of abandoned buildings Video included

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Birmingham is an older city with a lot of aging properties. Birmingham Fire Marshall C.W. Mardis believes we will continue to see more and more vacant buildings in the next few years. . More>>

High school football kicks off in extreme heat Video included

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Temps will be hovering near the triple digit mark through most of the weekend. Football coaches are keeping a close eye on the forecast as the temperature will still be in the upper 90's by kickoff Friday night at 7 p.m.
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Jefferson County deputies hold bone marrow drive to help one of their own Video included

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The Jefferson County's Sheriff's Office is seeking help for one of its own.   More>>

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