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Local company gives back to a disabled soldier

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A man who spent his life serving our country, was left with a debilitating condition. A group in Alabama heard his story and tonight, they're giving back.  More>>

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  • Should Birmingham host the 2016 Democratic National Convention?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Yes
    34%
    172 votes
    No
    58%
    296 votes
    Indifferent
    8%
    41 votes
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Homewood police: Woman allegedly assaulted, kidnapped Tuesday night Video included

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Police are investigating an alleged assault and kidnapping of a woman in Homewood Tuesday night.
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Lawyer for doctors: Man's claims of botched circumcision, amputated penis are untrue Video included

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 Two doctors are denying claims by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision.
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Antioch Baptist Church Plans Several Events to Honor Pastor Quinton Earl Hammond

Birmingham Pastor Reaches Milestone Video included

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This is the 40th year of preaching for Dr. Quinton Earl Hammond. Thirty-four of those years were spent at Antioch Baptist Church. Today, members wore black tee-shirts which boast how they feel about their beloved pastor. The shirts read, "We love our Pastor." Meanwhile, the Pastor of the church sports a tee-shirt that reads, "I love my church." Reverend Hammond's achievements are being celebrated at a black-tie Gala planned for August 8th 2014 at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham. A s... More>>

Lane Closures Planned as Wire Rails are Installed, Asphalt Paving, Grading Work Done Video included

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If you drive along Interstate 459, you might want to budget more travel time. Guard-rail, grading work and asphalt paving work is set to begin along the highway. Work on the north and southbound on I-459 in Hoover is set to begin this weekend. The inside lanes will be shut down from the Al 150 interchange to the U-S 31 interchange...Sunday through Tuesday nights, from 7 PM until 6 AM. Aldot plans to install cable rails to keep drivers from crossing over into oncoming traffic. A series of fa... More>>

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  • Birmingham man says penis mistakenly amputated during circumcision operation, files lawsuit

    Birmingham man says penis mistakenly amputated during circumcision operation, files lawsuit

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:50:51 GMT
    An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.More >>
    An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.
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  • Birmingham Protesters Join National Movement to Protest Federal Immigration Policies

    Birmingham Protesters Join National Movement to Protest Federal Immigration Policies

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:49:18 GMT
    Birmingham was one of 400 cities to have participated in what the group claims is the largest anti-amnesty nation-wide protest in history. The group calls themselves "Make Them Listen." They took to the streets expressing frustration with the federal government's stance on immigration. Using Facebook to get the word out, they staged a national day of protesting against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge. Car horns blared and beeped in response to the "no amnesty" and "no illegal i...More >>
    Birmingham was one of 400 cities to have participated in what the group claims is the largest anti-amnesty nation-wide protest in history. The group calls themselves "Make Them Listen." They took to the streets expressing frustration with the federal government's stance on immigration. Using Facebook to get the word out, they staged a national day of protesting against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge. Car horns blared and beeped in response to the "no amnesty" and "no illegal i...More >>
  • Single Mother's Empowerment Conference Honors and Inspires

    Single Mother's Empowerment Conference Honors and Inspires

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:48:43 GMT
    Women were informed, and inspired and networked with one-another at today's Single Mother's Empowerment Conference. ABC 33-40's Linda Mays, the conference Executive Director, kicked off the event. Then speakers and panelists moved into break-out sessions. ABC 33-40 anchor and reporter Brenda Ladun was a guest panelist, along with Ruby Felton, the Community-based Program Manager at the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center, Melva Tate, owner of public relations firm Tate Associates, LL...More >>
    Women were informed, and inspired and networked with one-another at today's Single Mother's Empowerment Conference. ABC 33-40's Linda Mays, the conference Executive Director, kicked off the event. Then speakers and panelists moved into break-out sessions. ABC 33-40 anchor and reporter Brenda Ladun was a guest panelist, along with Ruby Felton, the Community-based Program Manager at the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center, Melva Tate, owner of public relations firm Tate Associates, LL...More >>
  • Samford "shoes" a nation

    Samford "shoes" a nation

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:23:40 GMT
    Samford is now the first university to "Shoe a Nation." More >>
    Samford is now the first university to "Shoe a Nation." More >>
  • Election fraud allegation in District 2 Commission Race

    Election fraud allegation in District 2 Commission Race

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:26:53 GMT
    The Jefferson County Commission District 2 race is not over. Earlier this week, the Jefferson County Election Commission declared incumbent Sandra Little-Brown to be the winner over challenger Sheila Smoot by just 26 votes. Now, a voter has filed a contest to the results.More >>
    The Jefferson County Commission District 2 race is not over. Earlier this week, the Jefferson County Election Commission declared incumbent Sandra Little-Brown to be the winner over challenger Sheila Smoot by just 26 votes. Now, a voter has filed a contest to the results. More >>
  • 2015 Regions Tradition dates announced

    2015 Regions Tradition dates announced

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:10:54 GMT
    Regions Financial Corporation and the PGA's Champions Tour announced today that the 2015 Regions Tradition, a major championship on the Champions Tour, will be played at Shoal Creek from May 13-17 next year.More >>
    Regions Financial Corporation and the PGA's Champions Tour announced today that the 2015 Regions Tradition, a major championship on the Champions Tour, will be played at Shoal Creek from May 13-17 next year.More >>
  • BJCC, Uptown seeking to become open container district in Birmingham

    BJCC, Uptown seeking to become open container district in Birmingham

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:15:28 GMT
    The BJCC-Uptown District has applied to the City of Birmingham to become an open container district, according to city leaders.More >>
    The BJCC-Uptown District has applied to the City of Birmingham to become an open container district, according to city leaders.More >>
  • One injured in Ensley house fire

    One injured in Ensley house fire

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:42:39 GMT
    A house caught on fire last night in Ensley. Fire and rescue crews were called to a home on Pineview road around 9:00 p.m..More >>
    A house caught on fire last night in Ensley. Fire and rescue crews were called to a home on Pineview road around 9:00 p.m..More >>
  • Overnight house fire under investigation

    Overnight house fire under investigation

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:15 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:15:55 GMT
    Birmingham fire officials are investigating a house fire on English Knoll Lane.More >>
    Birmingham fire officials are investigating a house fire on English Knoll Lane.
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  • Death investigation launched in McCalla after man finds decomposed body while bush-hogging property

    Death investigation launched in McCalla after man finds decomposed body while bush-hogging property

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:54:06 GMT
    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has launched a death investigation after a man discovered a decomposed body while bush-hogging his property in McCalla Wednesday afternoon.More >>
    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has launched a death investigation after a man discovered a decomposed body while bush-hogging his property in McCalla Wednesday afternoon.More >>
  • Governor considering special session to fund economic development incentives

    Governor considering special session to fund economic development incentives

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:53:09 GMT
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley may call a special session in November to change funding for economic incentives. The money could start coming from the education budget.More >>
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley may call a special session in November to change funding for economic incentives. The money could start coming from the education budget.More >>
  • Barber's artist skills on display

    Barber's artist skills on display

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:46:30 GMT
    It's called "Brushstrokes Between Cuts." And it's the first major art exhibition by local barber and artist Carter "Pooley" Moorer, Jr. The exhibition features 31 paintings that Moorer created during more than 60 years as a barber at Carter's Barbershop, his families barbershop in Ensley. Moorer's work is on display at The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute now through October 12th.According to his family, Moorer took only one art class when he was a freshman at Western Olin High School, which...More >>
    It's called "Brushstrokes Between Cuts." And it's the first major art exhibition by local barber and artist Carter "Pooley" Moorer, Jr. The exhibition features 31 paintings that Moorer created during more than 60 years as a barber at Carter's Barbershop, his families barbershop in Ensley. Moorer's work is on display at The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute now through October 12th.According to his family, Moorer took only one art class when he was a freshman at Western Olin High School, which...More >>
  • Jefferson Co. District 2 Race contested

    Jefferson Co. District 2 Race contested

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:48 GMT
    The election results may have been confirmed earlier this week, but the race to win Jefferson County's District 2 seat is not finished. ABC 33/40 has learned the election will be challenged. Someone has contested the election results.You may remember, only a small number of votes separated Shelia Smoot and Sandra Little Brown. The tight race was won by the incumbent.Brown tells ABC 33/40 Chairman Richard Mauk, with the Jefferson County Democratic Party was served the contest. We're told it ap...More >>
    The election results may have been confirmed earlier this week, but the race to win Jefferson County's District 2 seat is not finished. ABC 33/40 has learned the election will be challenged. Someone has contested the election results.You may remember, only a small number of votes separated Shelia Smoot and Sandra Little Brown. The tight race was won by the incumbent.Brown tells ABC 33/40 Chairman Richard Mauk, with the Jefferson County Democratic Party was served the contest. We're told it ap...More >>
  • Jefferson County way behind on road projects

    Jefferson County way behind on road projects

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:30:20 GMT
    Road repaying got put on a back burner when Jefferson County was in bankruptcy. That's history. Commissioners say money, staff and equipment is available now to get the job done. Trouble is, it's not being done. And the commission wants to know why. County manager Tony Petelos says the funds still aren't there. Commissioner Jimmie Stephens says he was told the county had the personnel to get the job done, upuntil a month ago. The county's roads director had said to expect between 120 and 20...More >>
    Road repaying got put on a back burner when Jefferson County was in bankruptcy. That's history. Commissioners say money, staff and equipment is available now to get the job done. Trouble is, it's not being done. And the commission wants to know why. County manager Tony Petelos says the funds still aren't there. Commissioner Jimmie Stephens says he was told the county had the personnel to get the job done, upuntil a month ago. The county's roads director had said to expect between 120 and 20...More >>
  • Clinical Trial at UAB tests drug to treat preeclampsia, may offer alternative to early delivery

    Clinical Trial at UAB tests drug to treat preeclampsia, may offer alternative to early delivery

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:02:54 GMT
    Preeclampsia is one of the most dangerous problems that can develop in a pregnancy. The only cure is to deliver the baby early. A clinical trial is underway at University of Alabama at Birmingham and other medical facilities across the country that may provide another answer.More >>
    Preeclampsia is one of the most dangerous problems that can develop in a pregnancy. The only cure is to deliver the baby early. A clinical trial is underway at University of Alabama at Birmingham and other medical facilities across the country that may provide another answer.More >>
  • Tenant evicted after landlord finds marijuana in the flower bed

    Tenant evicted after landlord finds marijuana in the flower bed

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:37:04 GMT
    Jefferson County deputies took two burglary suspects into custody in Quinton on Tuesday.Authorities responded to a call of a burglary in progress. The caller also identified the former tenant of the home as the person breaking windows and damaging the home. Deputies say Jesse Smith, 35 of Graysville and Shanaee Dean, 31 of Adamsville are accused damaging and burglarizing a home in the 7200 block of Greer Road. The owner of the property was notified and sent her son to check on the property. ...More >>
    Jefferson County deputies took two burglary suspects into custody in Quinton on Tuesday.Authorities responded to a call of a burglary in progress. The caller also identified the former tenant of the home as the person breaking windows and damaging the home. Deputies say Jesse Smith, 35 of Graysville and Shanaee Dean, 31 of Adamsville are accused damaging and burglarizing a home in the 7200 block of Greer Road. The owner of the property was notified and sent her son to check on the property. ...More >>
  • Burglar season in Center Point: Homeowner uses game-hunting camera to catch 2 suspected thieves

    Burglar season in Center Point: Homeowner uses game-hunting camera to catch 2 suspected thieves

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:35:00 GMT
    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. A Center Point who had his home burglarized earlier this month couldn't have put his game-hunting camera to good use any sooner than he did because he was about to be robbed again the very next day.More >>
    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. A Center Point who had his home burglarized earlier this month couldn't have put his game-hunting camera to good use any sooner than he did because he was about to be robbed again the very next day.
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  • Board members extend contract for Superintendent of Birmingham City Schools

    Board members extend contract for Superintendent of Birmingham City Schools

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:59:49 GMT
    Parents all over are getting their child's 'back to school' list together. Classes in Birmingham start August 14, 2014. The school board is also getting ready. Board members checked off a big item during the last board meeting.More >>
    Parents all over are getting their child's 'back to school' list together. Classes in Birmingham start August 14, 2014. The school board is also getting ready. Board members checked off a big item during the last board meeting.More >>
  • One suspect in Ensley quintuple homicide trial agrees to plea deal

    One suspect in Ensley quintuple homicide trial agrees to plea deal

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:35:52 GMT
    Artavius Underwood, along with 2 other men, are accused of killing five men in an Ensley house in 2012.More >>
    Artavius Underwood, along with 2 other men, are accused of killing five men in an Ensley house in 2012.More >>
  • Governor Bentley meets with children relying on Carly's Law

    Governor Bentley meets with children relying on Carly's Law

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:05:26 GMT
    Governor Robert Bentley spent time with families that fought for the passage of Carly's law.The new law allows research on cannabis oil, as a potential treatment for seizure patients.The oil is derived from marijuana plants.The studies will be conducted at UAB."How is she doing, she's doing better. She had brain surgery two years ago." Governor Robert Bentley greeted Monday by several happy families at Pelham City Hall. "This is Carly, I know Carly, Carly came to see me in my office." Dustin ...More >>
    Governor Robert Bentley spent time with families that fought for the passage of Carly's law.The new law allows research on cannabis oil, as a potential treatment for seizure patients.The oil is derived from marijuana plants.The studies will be conducted at UAB."How is she doing, she's doing better. She had brain surgery two years ago." Governor Robert Bentley greeted Monday by several happy families at Pelham City Hall. "This is Carly, I know Carly, Carly came to see me in my office." Dustin ...More >>
  • Child support committee meets this week

    Child support committee meets this week

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:46:12 GMT
    The Alabama Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement will meet Friday, July 25, 2014, at 10 A.M. More >>
    The Alabama Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement will meet Friday, July 25, 2014, at 10 A.M. More >>
  • Starting process of replacing I-20/59 bridge

    Starting process of replacing I-20/59 bridge

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:17:49 GMT
    It's more than 42 years old and not getting in any better shape. The long and arduous process of replacing the I-20/59 bridge near the Birmingham/Jefferson Civic Center area is in the beginning stages. Starting Wednesday, July 23, at 9 a.m., the Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct geotechnical investigations for replacement of the bridge that's in disrepair. More than 160,000 vehicle travel the corridor each day. However, the bridge was only designed to carry 80,000 vehicles a d...More >>
    It's more than 42 years old and not getting in any better shape. The long and arduous process of replacing the I-20/59 bridge near the Birmingham/Jefferson Civic Center area is in the beginning stages. Starting Wednesday, July 23, at 9 a.m., the Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct geotechnical investigations for replacement of the bridge that's in disrepair. More than 160,000 vehicle travel the corridor each day. However, the bridge was only designed to carry 80,000 vehicles a d...More >>
  • California law limits full-contact football practice for youth, local coach weighs in

    California law limits full-contact football practice for youth, local coach weighs in

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:33:21 GMT
    Football, and the injuries associated with it, are in the national spotlight. With recent suits from former NFL players and new rules determining when it is safe to return to play after a concussion, it's at the center of attention.More >>
    Football, and the injuries associated with it, are in the national spotlight. With recent suits from former NFL players and new rules determining when it is safe to return to play after a concussion, it's at the center of attention.
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  • JeffCo schools approve hiring of deputy supt.

    JeffCo schools approve hiring of deputy supt.

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:46:34 GMT
    Jefferson county superintendent of schools Dr. Craig Pouncey wants to clarify the chain of command within the district. Dr. Pouncey expects to hire a deputy superintendent of school and community support. The position is intended to provide school administrators with a direct link to the district office. Pouncey says hiring a deputy superintendent ensures that board governance is determined and understood correctly. "I think that will link each community with representatives of the board," s...More >>
    Jefferson county superintendent of schools Dr. Craig Pouncey wants to clarify the chain of command within the district. Dr. Pouncey expects to hire a deputy superintendent of school and community support. The position is intended to provide school administrators with a direct link to the district office. Pouncey says hiring a deputy superintendent ensures that board governance is determined and understood correctly. "I think that will link each community with representatives of the board," s...More >>
  • Birmingham Mayor, Leaders applaud DNC site visit

    Birmingham Mayor, Leaders applaud DNC site visit

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:00:54 GMT
    Birmingham Mayor William Bell said Tuesday the site visit by the Democratic National Committee has been a success so far. A DNC team is on a two-day site visit evaluating Birmingham's capability of hostingMore >>
    Birmingham Mayor William Bell said Tuesday the site visit by the Democratic National Committee has been a success so far.More >>
  • SCLC National Convention schedule

    SCLC National Convention schedule

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:00:19 GMT
    The SCLC National Convention scheduleMore >>
    The SCLC National Convention scheduleMore >>
  • DNC's first day on Birmingham site visit

    DNC's first day on Birmingham site visit

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:26:14 GMT
    It's been a full day of sightseeing for a team with the Democratic National Committee.A 12-member group is touring a variety of Birmingham hotels, attractions and venues Monday as part of a two-day site visit.Birmingham is one of five cities vying to hose the Democratic National Convention in 2016. The committee is in the Magic City to see if it has the hotel and venue space to pull off the large-scale event.ABC 33/40 went alongside the team for part of its day. Members saw the Birmingham Mus...More >>
    It's been a full day of sightseeing for a team with the Democratic National Committee.A 12-member group is touring a variety of Birmingham hotels, attractions and venues Monday as part of a two-day site visit.Birmingham is one of five cities vying to hose the Democratic National Convention in 2016. The committee is in the Magic City to see if it has the hotel and venue space to pull off the large-scale event.ABC 33/40 went alongside the team for part of its day. Members saw the Birmingham Mus...More >>
  • House on Fire in Birmingham

    House on Fire in Birmingham

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:37:52 GMT
     Firefighters are working to put out a house fire in Ensley. It broke out just before midnight Monday near 16th street and Avenue I. We will give you more information as soon as those details become available.More >>
     Firefighters are working to put out a house fire in Ensley. It broke out just before midnight Monday near 16th street and Avenue I. We will give you more information as soon as those details become available. More >>
  • Firefighters Trying to Fix Gas Leak

    Firefighters Trying to Fix Gas Leak

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:37:18 GMT
    Birmingham, Ala. _ Firefighters are trying to fix a gas leak at a building in Birmingham. The call came in just before 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. The building is located at 3424 6th Avenue South. We have a crew on the way and will give you more information once it becomes available.More >>
    Birmingham, Ala. _ Firefighters are trying to fix a gas leak at a building in Birmingham. The call came in just before 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. The building is located at 3424 6th Avenue South. We have a crew on the way and will give you more information once it becomes available.More >>
  • DNC trip helps change residents’ perspective of Birmingham

    DNC trip helps change residents’ perspective of Birmingham

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:35:35 GMT
    Whether Birmingham is chosen or not, the DNC selection committee's trip alone is a big win.More >>
    Whether Birmingham is chosen or not, the DNC selection committee's trip alone is a big win.More >>
  • Labor Day festival for OLL

    Labor Day festival for OLL

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:28:54 GMT
    Organizers say an estimated 10,000 people attend the event each year.More >>
    Organizers say an estimated 10,000 people attend the event each year.More >>
  • Historic Church Celebrates Mortgage Burning Ceremony

    Historic Church Celebrates Mortgage Burning Ceremony

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:28:41 GMT
     Bethel Baptist Church of Collegeville is now the sole owners to two buildings-one of them is a historic monument. The church celebrated paying of the mortgage to its 28th Avenue North location with a mortgage burning ceremony Sunday evening. More >>
     Bethel Baptist Church of Collegeville is now the sole owners to two buildings-one of them is a historic monument. The church celebrated paying of the mortgage to its 28th Avenue North location with a mortgage burning ceremony Sunday evening. More >>
  • House fire under investigation, one person taken to hospital

    House fire under investigation, one person taken to hospital

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:44:33 GMT
    Birmingham fire officials are investigating a fire that sent one person to the hospital.More >>
    Birmingham fire officials are investigating a fire that sent one person to the hospital.More >>
  • Kimberly Fire Department awarded federal fire grant

    Kimberly Fire Department awarded federal fire grant

    Sunday, July 20 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-07-20 04:55:30 GMT
    Help from other fire departments has kept the Kimberly Fire Department running. The April tornado leveled the station, and plans are in the works for a new one.More >>
    Help from other fire departments has kept the Kimberly Fire Department running. The April tornado leveled the station, and plans are in the works for a new one.More >>
  • Birmingham Police count record low number of homicide cases

    Birmingham Police count record low number of homicide cases

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:59:11 GMT
    Moms and dads have tucked in a lot of children for the night. Police continue to patrol the streets of Birmingham to provide comfort to some.More >>
    Moms and dads have tucked in a lot of children for the night. Police continue to patrol the streets of Birmingham to provide comfort to some.
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