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    Top 5: Birmingham retirees’ health insurance, Hoover rezoning meeting and UAB online medical site top your Wednesday morning headlines

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    Birmingham retirees are not happy about the 30% increase in their health insurance plans passed by city councilors Tuesday. Meanwhile, UAB has launched a new online medical clinic that would allow patients to stay home and receive prescriptions via the internet. Check out these stories and others in your Wednesday morning headlines.
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    Bessemer municipal election results

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    Many city and school board races will be decided in a runoff at a later date.
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    Lake Crest residents attend private meeting about proposed Hoover rezoning plan

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    Hundreds of Hoover elementary school students could be affected next school year by a new school zoning proposal. Hoover City Schools Superintendent Andy Craig wants to redraw attendance zones for the area's elementary schools. Craig says the plan would alleviate overcrowding at some of those campuses. A private meeting was held Tuesday night with residents of the Lake Crest community. The proposed plan would split the community between Trace Crossings and Gwin Elementary Schools. It would al... More>>

    UPDATE: Adger wildfire now contained, 100 acres burned so far

    A wildfire has burned more than 75 acres near Adger since 1:30 a.m. A wildfire has burned more than 75 acres near Adger since 1:30 a.m.
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    A wildfire continues to burn out of control in western Jefferson County today. More>>

    Gadsden municipal election results

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    Mayor Sherman Guyton (I): 56% J. Holland: 18% Mitchell James: 24% Michael Shell 2% District 1 Billy J. Harris (I): 43% Cynthia L. Toles: 57% District 2 Warren Alexander Dates: 34% Deverick Williams (I): 66% District 3 Robert Avery (I): 32% Thomas Earl Worthy: 68% District 4 Luther D. Abel: 18% Robert (Bob) Echols (I): 63% Mike Goodson: 19% District 5 Gloria Allenstein: 18% Billy F. Billingsley, Sr.: 41% Bill C. Stewart (I): 41% District 6 Johnny Cannon (I): 67% Alfred (Al) Oyler: 33% District... More>>

    13 INVESTIGATES: NTSB removes UPS, pilot union from crash probe

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    This week, the NTSB accused UPS and a pilots union of violating its public comment restrictions and, in essence, kicked the groups out of the investigation of Flight 1354's crash in Birmingham. More>>

    Birmingham City retirees say 30% insurance hike may send them back to work to make ends meet Video included

    Birmingham City Council approved a 30 percent increase in health insurance cost for retirees. Birmingham City Council approved a 30 percent increase in health insurance cost for retirees.
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    The cost of health insurance is going up for city retirees in Birmingham. This morning, the City Council approved a 30 percent increase, which is more than what retirees paid last year. Needless to say, retirees weren't happy with the increase. More>>

    Task force wants to create board to run Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter

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    It's been a debate all summer, who will run the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter.After complaints arose about how the shelter was being run earlier this year a task force was formed to investigate the issues and provide a solution for the future.One idea was to allow the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department to run the shelter using inmates as staff.The task force met this week and has come up with a plan for the future. Although it hasn't been made official the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelte... More>>

    Ex band teacher says "I love my wife and kids" following sex charges

    Jeffery Gainous appears in court Aug. 26, 2014. (PHOTO VIA WKRG) Jeffery Gainous appears in court Aug. 26, 2014. (PHOTO VIA WKRG)
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    Gainous made the statement outside the Escambia County Courthouse Monday afternoon before a bond hearing. More>>

    Rosa Parks’ apartment in Montgomery heavily damaged by suspected copper thieves (PHOTOS)

    Rosa Parks' apartment was damaged sometime between Friday and Saturday in Montgomery Rosa Parks' apartment was damaged sometime between Friday and Saturday in Montgomery
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    The apartment was one of several in the area targeted by the thieves.
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    • Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget

      Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:47:49 GMT
      A man who took a nearly $5,000 gold nugget from a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store offered to pay for it two days after his face appeared in photos distributed by the media.
      A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it - after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program.
    • Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed

      Tortoises in controversial art exhibit removed

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:27:46 GMT
      Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.
      Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.
    • Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster

      Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:27:45 GMT
      A Maine lobsterman says one of his traps caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
      A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
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    • NC State students develop nail polish to battle date rape

      NC State students develop nail polish to battle date rape

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:31:05 GMT
      Four N.C. State students teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs.
      Four N.C. State students teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs.
    • Arby's offers $10 Meat Mountain with every meat they carry

      Arby's offers $10 Meat Mountain with every meat they carry

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:21:36 GMT
      Meat Mountain calorie estimate, via Arby's nutrition calculatorMeat Mountain calorie estimate, via Arby's nutrition calculator
      A recent promotional poster emphasizing that Arby's is more than just a roast beef restaurant has led to the offering of a monster sandwich dubbed Meat Mountain.
      A recent promotional poster emphasizing that Arby's is more than just a roast beef restaurant has led to the offering of a monster sandwich dubbed Meat Mountain.
    • Attack Cat terrorizes people and pets in one Texas neighborhood

      Attack Cat terrorizes people and pets in one Texas neighborhood

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:04:17 GMT
      An innocent looking feline has been terrorizing people and pets in a Houston, Texas neighborhood.
      An innocent looking feline has been terrorizing people and pets in a Houston, Texas neighborhood.
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