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    Dr. Peter King is a brain disorders researcher at UAB. He hopes his research will lead to a better way to diagnose ALS and learn what causes it. Dr. Peter King is a brain disorders researcher at UAB. He hopes his research will lead to a better way to diagnose ALS and learn what causes it.

    13 INVESTIGATES: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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    More than 94 million and climbing... that's how much the ALS Association has collected from its viral ice bucket challenge. That number changes daily. The ice bucket challenge is not for everyone and some disagree *where* you should donate your money.


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    Hoover teen drowns in Lake Cheaha

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    Authorities in Cleburne County are investigating the drowning of a Hoover teenager. It happened just after 12:00 Wednesday afternoon at Lake Cheaha. Crews recovered the body of the 19-year-old male about three hours later. The teen was swimming with a friend, who saw the victim go under the water. The initial investigation suggests that the drowning was accidental. The identity of the teen has not yet been released, pending notification of family members. More>>

    UPDATE: Adger wildfire jumped containment lines, now under control again

    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>>

    Jefferson County judge: state violated rights when state took over Birmingham schools Video included

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    A Jefferson County judge ruled the state superintendent violated due process rights when the state took over Birmingham City Schools. More>>

    Northport Fire and Rescue department gets drone

    A look at the Northport Fire and Rescue's new drone A look at the Northport Fire and Rescue's new drone
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    Northport Fire Rescue has added an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or “drone” to their Special Operations Unit. More>>

    Hit and run victim's brother says suspect's arrest provides family closure Video included

    Angela McCall was killed in a hit-and-run on Parkway East earlier this month. Angela McCall was killed in a hit-and-run on Parkway East earlier this month.
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    Angela McCall was killed. The suspect, 25-year-old Sylvester Taylor, is charged with manslaughter involving a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. More>>

    Birmingham Mayor William Bell will head to Ferguson this week

    Birmingham Mayor William Bell will travel to Ferguson Friday Birmingham Mayor William Bell will travel to Ferguson Friday
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    Mayor Bell is the president of the African American Mayors Association.
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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>>

    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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