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    Citrus dad killed son so he could play video games, says Sheriff's Office Video included

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    A Citrus County father is charged with killing his one-year-old son so he could keep playing video games. More>>

    Alabama governor takes economic tour to BBQ cafe

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    Bentley takes his Road to Economic Recovery Tour to Decatur on Monday, and his first stop is a lunch-time visit to Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q.  More>>

    Tax documents: Determining what you should keep or toss Video included

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    Reporter Karin Caifa looks at what to keep and what to toss, in this consumer headlines report. More>>

    Man pays it forward and helps feed thousands of school children Video included

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    Click on the video for Jennie Runevitch's story. More>>

    Westbound lanes of I-22 at Exit 65 closing in Walker County

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    If the weather cooperates, starting tomorrow, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close all westbound lanes of I-22 at Exit 65, known as Industrial Boulevard Interchange, in Walker County for paving work.   More>>

    65 NB closure on ramp at Daniel Payne Drive in Jefferson County

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    Starting tomorrow, Monday, April 21, the I-65 northbound on ramp at Daniel Payne Drive will be closed to remove the old ramp, shift traffic and install a new ramp. More>>

    Jefferson Co. planned lane closure: 459 NB to perform Asphalt Paving

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    Crews with the Alabama Department of Transportation are planning to close lanes on I-459 northbound for paving operations in Jefferson County. More>>

    A-Day games, gymnastics championship, collecting books for kids tops Sunday AM Headlines Video included

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    Alabama's 13 Ashley Roberts has your morning news for 4.20.14. More>>

    Update: Pickens County authorities arrest couple who robbed an elderly woman

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    It was not a good Friday for one elderly woman in Pickens County after she was robbed and hurt in front of her home. On Friday afternoon, Pickens County Sheriff Office deputies responded to call for help at a home on Reform –Gordo Road. When they arrived they found an elderly woman injured and scared. According to reports, a man and woman followed the elderly woman home and robbed her in her yard as she got out of her... More>>

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter Video included

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    Pope Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's Square.  More>>

    Birmingham Reads Celebrates record breaking book drive, nearly 40,000 books collected

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    Come the 2014 fall school year, thousands of new books will fill bookshelves at Birmingham area schools all thanks to the efforts of thousands of citizens who donated to the 2014 Birmingham Reads Book Drive. The Birmingham Reads Project is an annual event held each spring. The 3-day-event is a partnership between Better Basics and the Junior League of Birmingham. On Saturday, April 19th, hundreds participated in B... More>>

    Evening News Saturday April 19, 2014

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    Evening News April 19, 2014Thousands pack BJCC for NCAA gymnastics championships.Auburn flashes some heavy offense at "A Day" game.Alabama "A Day" features steady defensive efforts.Weather for Easter looks sunny and warm. More>>

    Saving Grace Animal Rescue working to find good, caring home for Flo Video included

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    Saving Grace Animal Rescue is a Christian-based, nonprofit organization that helps others by helping animals. More>>

    Birmingham Reads celebrating book drive with street festival today

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    The free family-friendly festival will include live music, face painting and games for all ages. The celebration will lasts from 11:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. More>>

    Second Church Safety Conference planned in Shelby County

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    The conference will be held Thursday April 24, 2014 at the North Shelby Baptist Church, which is located at 4100 Belcher Drive.    More>>

    Get your cowboy hats and boots ready for 3rd annual Tannehill Rodeo Video included

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    The event will be held Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th at the Trails at Tannehill, located at 22975 Eastern Valley Road. More>>

    Alabama and Auburn hit gridiron tops Saturday AM Headlines Video included

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    Alabama's 13 Ashley Roberts has your morning news for 4.19.14. More>>

    Federal agency plans June 5 report on BP spill

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    A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5. More>>

    Jefferson County man get new home Video included

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    A Jefferson County man said he felt as though he was homeless inside of his home, after it sustained major damage during the April 27th, 2011 tornadoes. However, that changed Friday. Terrance Cooper lives in the Pratt City area of Birmingham. He was able to show off his new home through Habitat for Humanity. The organization partnered with Building on Faith 2014 Central Alabama Long-term Recovery Committee. More>>

    State of Alabama asks for federal aid after massive flooding Video included

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    If you're recovering from the flooding earlier this month and struggling financially, help could be on the way. The state of Alabama is asking for federal aid from the U.S. Small Business Administration. If approved, residents and business owners would be eligible for low-interest disaster loans in seven counties around Birmingham. Bibb, Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties residents and business owners could qualify for the disaster loans. As soon as the sta... More>>

    VIDEO: Launch of SpaceX rocket from Florida Friday

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    (AP) A fresh load of supplies is finally on its way to the International Space Station. A SpaceX rocket blasted off Friday with 2½ tons of cargo, more than a month late. Storms cleared out at Cape Canaveral just in time for the mid-afternoon launch. The California company's Dragon supply ship will reach the orbiting lab Sunday - Easter morning. That pushes urgent spacewalking repairs to Wednesday. Two U.S. astronauts will attempt to replace an external backup computer that failed last Frid... More>>

    Way of the Cross held in Homewood Good Friday

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    Many Christians in Alabama and around the world remembered what happened on Good Friday, through prayers and holding the Way of the Cross services. Today is a holy day for all Christians, and many were at Edgewood Presbyterian Church. The churches and members participating were All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Edgewood Presbyterian Church, Friendship Baptis... More>>

    Murder suspect from Georgia captured in Hoover Friday

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    A murder suspect from Georgia was found and captured in Hoover Friday. The Hoover Police Department reports patrol officers and Special Response Team (SRT) officers arrested Marcus Lamont Payne, 39. Payne was wanted by the Union City, GA Police Department on a murder warrant. The suspect was taken into custody without problems about 11:00am CT at a house on Ashby Lane in the Ross Bridge area of Hoover. Payne is curre... More>>

    Threat written on Clay-Chalkville Middle School board, Jefferson County authorities investigating

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    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a threat written on whiteboard at Clay-Chalkville Middle School Wednesday. The message read, “All of you teachers will be dead when I get done.” Authorities say the message was later erased and they do not believe it was a credible threat. The school’s principal Ron Tillman said at this point there is no way to tell who wrote the threat, but the school is taking i... More>>

    Tuscaloosa Police: Woman stabbed after attacking another woman with a beer bottle

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    Police say the 37 year-old female victim asked Charles to leave, and that’s when Charles attacked the victim with the bottle.
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    • Blue hammers White at Auburn's A-Day

      Blue hammers White at Auburn's A-Day

      Saturday, April 19 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:17:21 GMT
      Auburn held their annual A-Day game in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday....
      Auburn held their annual A-Day game in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday....
    • Auburn wins in Montgomery over Bama

      Auburn wins in Montgomery over Bama

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:46:33 GMT
      Alabama softball suffered its third-straight loss Wednesday night, falling to Auburn in a single non-conference game at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.
      Alabama softball suffered its third-straight loss Wednesday night, falling to Auburn in a single non-conference game at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.
    • Auburn wants versatility on defense

      Auburn wants versatility on defense

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:41:39 GMT
      Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson says the versatility of your defenders is becoming more and more important.
      Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson says the versatility of your defenders is becoming more and more important.
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    • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

      Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

      Sunday, April 20 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:53:50 GMT
      Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the...
      Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    • Easter morning delivery for space station

      Easter morning delivery for space station

      Sunday, April 20 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:44:09 GMT
      Space station astronauts have received a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
      Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
    • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

      Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

      Sunday, April 20 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:44:02 GMT
      You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
      You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
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    • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

      Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

      Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-20 15:13:04 GMT
      One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.
      One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.
    • Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

      Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

      Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-20 15:13:02 GMT
      One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly...
      One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to...
    • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout

      Ukraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout

      Sunday, April 20 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:53:36 GMT
      The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
      Ukraine and Russia traded blame Sunday for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left at least three people dead and others with gunshot wounds.
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    • Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

      Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

      Sunday, April 20 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-04-20 15:32:44 GMT
      A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
      A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
    • Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query

      Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query

      Sunday, April 20 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 15:02:43 GMT
      Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.
      Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.
    • Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off

      Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off

      Sunday, April 20 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:13:01 GMT
      A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park.
      A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park.
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    • 23-year-old sentenced to 18 months in prison for peeing on Alamo

      23-year-old sentenced to 18 months in prison for peeing on Alamo

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:44:11 GMT
      Daniel Athens, 23, will serve 18 months in state prison for peeing on The Alamo. Daniel Athens, 23, will serve 18 months in state prison for peeing on The Alamo.
      32 years after rocker Ozzy Osbourne got into trouble for urinating near the Alamo, a much less famous man is heading to state prison for peeing on one of Texas’ most well-known historical sites.23-year-old Daniel Athens will serve 18 months after pleading guilty to criminal mischief charges. A police report says a security guard at the shrine spotted Athens standing in a “chained off area not open to the public.” When the Ranger approached, he says he saw Athens putting his private parts back...
      32 years after rocker Ozzy Osbourne got into trouble for urinating near the Alamo, a much less famous man is heading to state prison for peeing on one of Texas’ most well-known historical sites.23-year-old Daniel Athens will serve 18 months after pleading guilty to criminal mischief charges. A police report says a security guard at the shrine spotted Athens standing in a “chained off area not open to the public.” When the Ranger approached, he says he saw Athens putting his private parts back...
    • Child, 3, gets stuck inside claw crane machine

      Child, 3, gets stuck inside claw crane machine

      A mother in Lincoln, Nebraska has quite a story to tell involving her 3-year-old boy. She couldn't find him inside their apartment and frantically called police. 
      A mother in Lincoln, Nebraska has quite a story to tell involving her 3-year-old boy. She couldn't find him inside their apartment and frantically called police. 
    • BURGER BYTES: Saban and Malzahn Rap "Jump Around"

      BURGER BYTES: Saban and Malzahn Rap "Jump Around"

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:18:01 GMT
      Nick Saban says, "jump around".Nick Saban says, "jump around".
      Believe it or not, Kyle Burger helped out Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn get in touch with their hip-hop side...
      Believe it or not, Kyle Burger helped out Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn get in touch with their hip-hop side...
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