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    Birmingham Sister Cities Welcomes First Time Japanese High School Student Exchange Visitors

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    For the past two weeks, thirteen high school students from Hitachi, Japan have toured, engaged and explored the best of Birmingham and areas of Alabama as part of the 2014 Birmingham Sister City Commission Japanese High School Student exchange program. The high school students are 10th and 11th grade students from Hitachi North High School in Hitachi, Japan. Hitachi is a sister city to Birmingham and is the city’s first and longest sister city relationship established in April 1982. This yea... More>>

    Local families stranded in China because of computer glitch at U.S. State Department Video included

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    At least three local families are stranded in China because of a computer glitch at the U.S. State Department. This week, the State Department's global database that's used to issue passports and visas, crashed. This glitch is expected to cause delays for millions of people around the world. Families involved in overseas adoptions are seeing major delays. Lifeline, an adoption agency based in Birmingham, says they fam... More>>

    Birmingham Police investigating shooting at Club Onyx

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    Police are investigating a shooting that happened Thursday night at Club Onyx. More>>

    Birmingham Businessman Mark Jackson named as Alabama Honorary Consul General of Japan

    Kazuo Sunaga, Counsel General of Japan-Atlanta, Mark Jackson, Alabama's new Honorary Consul General of Japan, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Kazuo Sunaga, Counsel General of Japan-Atlanta, Mark Jackson, Alabama's new Honorary Consul General of Japan, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley
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    Strengthening relations between the state of Alabama and the Japan, Birmingham resident Mark Jackson has been appointed as the Honorary Consul General of Japan for Alabama. The appointment was made official by the Japanese Consulate in Montgomery earlier this week and announced at Birmingham Rotary on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Jackson is the CEO and Chairman of Moreson Conferencing. Jackson will assume the role from Elmer Harris, a former executive with Alabama Power Company, who has serve... More>>

    Birmingham man's penis amputated during circumcision, according to Jefferson County lawsuit Video included

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    The man says he was not warned that a circumcision procedure could lead to a penis amputation.
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    Former Montgomery corrections employee arrested for allegedly having sex with Auburn mass shooting suspect

    Shemarra and Curtis Montgomery. Shemarra was charged with custodial sexual misconduct after having sex with a Montgomery County Detention Facility inmate. Curtis was charged with hindering prosecution after lying and assisting in hiding Shemarra. Shemarra and Curtis Montgomery. Shemarra was charged with custodial sexual misconduct after having sex with a Montgomery County Detention Facility inmate. Curtis was charged with hindering prosecution after lying and assisting in hiding Shemarra.
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    A Montgomery corrections employee and her husband are facing charges after the woman allegedly had sex with an inmate at the Montgomery County Detention Facility. More>>

    Holt's Eagle Bluff Landfill approved to increase capacity

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    In a 3 to 2 vote the Tuscaloosa County Commission voted to increase Eagle’s Bluff construction and debris landfill’s daily intake by 2,000 yards. More>>

    Federal government may house immigrant children in Montgomery's Maxwell Air Force Base

    Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL
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    Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children. More>>

    Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest: What To Know Before You Go

    Schaeffer Eye Center's CityFest will bring The Roots to Railroad Park on July 26. Schaeffer Eye Center's CityFest will bring The Roots to Railroad Park on July 26.
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    Schaeffer Eye Center is revamping their annual Crawfish Boil with this year's CityFest. More>>

    What’s Working? : Cherokee Co. reeling in millions through tourism events involving Weiss Lake

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    Less than hour and half away from Jefferson County there’s a paradise for anglers which, throughout the years, has helped Cherokee County stay afloat financially. Cherokee County is a place where breathtaking waterways are attracting hundreds of thousands annually to the area. With a population of more than 26,021, the county spans about 600 hundred square miles teeming with lakes, rivers and mountains. In this What’s Working online video report, Alabama's 13 Bettina Boateng and Photojournali... More>>

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