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    Four Irondale elementary school students suspended for having a BB gun on a school bus

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    Irondale Community School has suspended four elementary school students after they were caught with a BB gun while riding home on a school bus. According to the Irondale Police Department, a student notified the bus driver of the BB gun and the driver then returned to the school where the bus was evacuated. The unloaded BB gun was found in the backpack of an 8-year-old. Investigators say they believe the child was p... More>>

    55 deaths: Alarming number of fire fatalities in Alabama for 2014

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    So far this year, the number of fire fatalities stands at 55 deaths, according to Steve Holmes, public information officer for the state. More>>

    Classes resume at Auburn University following a campus wide shutdown because of threatening message found on bathroom wall

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    Students and faculty will return to Auburn University this morning after the school was closed yesterday.
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    Birmingham Reads Day celebration kicks off

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    The annual event held each spring is a partnership between Better Basics and the Junior League of Birmingham.
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    17 year-old recovering after Tuscaloosa shooting

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    The teen said he did not know the suspect and was unsure why he was a target.
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    • Mother arrested after children found in home with meth lab yesterday

      Mother arrested after children found in home with meth lab yesterday

      Thursday, April 17 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:06:01 GMT
      Carla Byess, 29, was charged with chemical endangerment of a child after her 5- and 8-year-old children were found in a home with an active meth lab yesterday.Carla Byess, 29, was charged with chemical endangerment of a child after her 5- and 8-year-old children were found in a home with an active meth lab yesterday.
      After two children were removed from a home with an active meth lab yesterday, the mother has been arrested on child endangerment charges. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, 29-year-old Carla Byess was charged with two counts of chemical endangerment of a child and arrested last night. Byess is being held at the Jefferson County jail without bond.Her 5- and8-year-old childrenwere placed with relatives. Jeremiah Small, 20, was arrested yesterday and charged with unlawful manuf...
      After two children were removed from a home with an active meth lab yesterday, the mother has been arrested on child endangerment charges. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, 29-year-old Carla Byess was charged with two counts of chemical endangerment of a child and arrested last night. Byess is being held at the Jefferson County jail without bond.Her 5- and8-year-old childrenwere placed with relatives. Jeremiah Small, 20, was arrested yesterday and charged with unlawful manuf...
    • Jefferson County jury finds woman guilty in 2011 capital murder case

      Jefferson County jury finds woman guilty in 2011 capital murder case

      Thursday, April 17 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:48:42 GMT
      Katrina Porter was found guilty in the December 2011 murder of 51-year-old Barbara Freeman.Katrina Porter was found guilty in the December 2011 murder of 51-year-old Barbara Freeman.
      A Jefferson County jury found a woman guilty of capital murder this morning.Katrina Porter is one of three people charged with the murder ofBarbara Freeman, 51, in December 2011. Kevin Porter and Alexander Carter are also charged in the case, but Katrina Porter is the only one's who been tried at this point. According to the court clerk, the jury is now in the process of recommending a sentence for the capital crime.
      A Jefferson County jury found a woman guilty of capital murder this morning.Katrina Porter is one of three people charged with the murder ofBarbara Freeman, 51, in December 2011. Kevin Porter and Alexander Carter are also charged in the case, but Katrina Porter is the only one's who been tried at this point. According to the court clerk, the jury is now in the process of recommending a sentence for the capital crime.
    • Birmingham Zoo to open new ‘Soaring Safari’ zipline

      Birmingham Zoo to open new ‘Soaring Safari’ zipline

      Thursday, April 17 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:33:03 GMT
      A new attraction is coming to the Birmingham Zoo this spring. Tomorrow—the zoo will officially open its new Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure. The attraction was made possible because of a generous donation from the Brock family. The zipline is a part of the zoo’s “Born to be Wild” spring campaign through a partnership with Red Mountain Park. A total of four ziplines will be available to guest of all age...
      A new attraction is coming to the Birmingham Zoo this spring. Tomorrow—the zoo will officially open its new Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure. The attraction was made possible because of a generous donation from the Brock family. The zipline is a part of the zoo’s “Born to be Wild” spring campaign through a partnership with Red Mountain Park. A total of four ziplines will be available to guest of all age...
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    • 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.
    • Anderson helping out future journalists

      Anderson helping out future journalists

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:34:49 GMT
      You know him as Lars Anderson, the sportswriter. But what has the transition been like for Lars Anderson, the professor?
      You know him as Lars Anderson, the sportswriter. But what has the transition been like for Lars Anderson, the professor?
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    • Alabama gets the win over UAB

      Alabama gets the win over UAB

      Thursday, April 17 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:28:35 GMT
      Bama left Regions Field with a 5-2 victory.
      Bama left Regions Field with a 5-2 victory.
    • 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.
    • Alabama Football Completes 13th Practice of the Spring

      Alabama Football Completes 13th Practice of the Spring

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:52:21 GMT
      The football team practiced for two hours Tuesday in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility as preparations continue for Saturday’s A-Day game.
      The football team practiced for two hours Tuesday in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility as preparations continue for Saturday’s A-Day game.
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    • French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali

      French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali

      Thursday, April 17 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:30:18 GMT
      France's presidential palace says French forces have freed five humanitarian aid workers kidnapped by "a terrorist group" in northern Mali in early February.
      France's presidential palace says French forces have freed five humanitarian aid workers kidnapped by "a terrorist group" in northern Mali in early February.
    • Turkey increases spy agency's powers

      Turkey increases spy agency's powers

      Turkey's parliament looks set to pass a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It is the latest in a string of moves critics say is undermining democracy in the country...
      Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It's the latest in a string of moves that critics say is undermining the country's...
    • Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

      Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

      Thursday, April 17 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:30:09 GMT
      Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 elderly and disabled people - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve like a "slave."
      Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."
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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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