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    Piper PA-32, similar to one that crashed in Helena on July 31, 2014. Piper PA-32, similar to one that crashed in Helena on July 31, 2014.

    13 INVESTIGATES: The plane and its pilot Video included

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    The cause of Thursday's plane crash is under investigation by the NTSB. But, we've learned more about the pilot, the type of plane he was flying, and the crash history of that type of plane. More>>

    Missing 13-year-old Destiny Schaetzle found safe

    Destiny Schaeztle, 13, was last seen leaving her Tuscaloosa home Sunday evening. Destiny Schaeztle, 13, was last seen leaving her Tuscaloosa home Sunday evening.
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    Tuscaloosa police have confirmed that a reported sighting of missing 13 year old Destiny Schaetzle was not her. More>>

    Reform man killed in collision with 18-wheeler Friday

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    A Pickens County man was killed in a crash with an 18-wheeler truck.The Alabama State Troopers report the collision happened today, August 1, 2014, about 8:20 a.m. on Highway 82, two miles west of Reform.The victim, Charles Hall, 80, of Reform, was killed when the Ford Taurus he was driving collided with a Peterbilt tractor-trailer truck.Hall was not wearing a seat belt.The truck driver was not injured.No further information was provided, and State Troopers continue to investigate. More>>

    FREE Pepsi machines along 20th Street downtown Birmingham, Coke also joins in

    The free drinks are available until 3:30 p.m. today. The free drinks are available until 3:30 p.m. today.
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    The free Pepsi's will be given away until 3:30 p.m. today.
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    BBVA Compass says direct deposit issue has been resolved

    Direct deposits for some BBVA Compass Bank employees have been delayed. Direct deposits for some BBVA Compass Bank employees have been delayed.
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    Bank officials say the problem has been fixed and transactions have been posted.
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    WHAT'S WORKING: Cullman County tops for positive quality of life environment and recreational amenities

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    Recently named as one of the most business friendly cities in Alabama, the Cullman County area is also drawing more attention and people to the area because of an environment that supports a positive and healthy quality of life for all ages. From a plethora of free recreational amenities, resources for seniors, parks, lakes and trails, Cullman County is earning an array of distinctions for the quality of life found in the county. In 2013, Cullman was named the number one best place to raise c... More>>

    Top 5: Uptown grand opening, new jobs report and more freedom for cell phone users top your Friday morning headlines

    Birmingham offiically opened the Uptown Entertainment District with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday Birmingham offiically opened the Uptown Entertainment District with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday
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    Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Friday including the official ribbon cutting ceremony for Birmingham's Uptown Entertainment District, a preview of today's jobs report and a look at new cell phone legislation set to be signed into law today.
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    Four people survive plane crash in Helena Video included

    Site of small plane crash in Helena. Site of small plane crash in Helena.
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    A small plane has crashed in Helena, Thursday injuring four passengers on board.
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    • PHOTOS: July 2014 Mugshots

      PHOTOS: July 2014 Mugshots

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      Mugshots from arrests across central Alabama in July 2014.
      Mugshots from arrests across central Alabama in July 2014.
    • Missing 13-year-old Destiny Schaetzle found safe

      Missing 13-year-old Destiny Schaetzle found safe

      Friday, August 1 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:09:11 GMT
      Destiny Schaeztle, 13, was last seen leaving her Tuscaloosa home Sunday evening.Destiny Schaeztle, 13, was last seen leaving her Tuscaloosa home Sunday evening.
      Tuscaloosa police have confirmed that a reported sighting of missing 13 year old Destiny Schaetzle was not her.
      Tuscaloosa police have confirmed that a reported sighting of missing 13 year old Destiny Schaetzle was not her.
    • Alabama's tax free weekend underway

      Alabama's tax free weekend underway

      Friday, August 1 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:15:46 GMT
      Alabama's tax free weekend will last through Sunday, August 3 at midnightAlabama's tax free weekend will last through Sunday, August 3 at midnight
      This is the state's 8th year hosting a sales tax holiday weekend for customers to purchases their back to school supplies.
      This is the state's 8th year hosting a sales tax holiday weekend for customers to purchases their back to school supplies.
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