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  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:28:18 GMT
    President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Wednesday outlining an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm...
    Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless...
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Teachers raise concerns over hostile work environment at Bessemer City High School Video included

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Bessemer school leaders got an earful Tuesday night from teachers and community members about how they say the city's high school is being impacted by the principal More>>

Spirit of Alabama: Three Hots and a Cot Video included

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If you served in the military you've heard the expression “Three Hots and a Cot”. That's about the only promise made to a recruit. J.D. Simpson started a local ministry with that name and their mission is to meet the needs of American veterans who need a place to stay and a meal. Meeting the needs of those who have served us in this Spirit of Alabama report. More>>

No confirmed EV-D68 virus cases in Jefferson County, yet

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The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed four cases of the EV-D68 virus which caused an outbreak in respiratory illnesses in the Midwest.  More>>

Tuscaloosa County Schools upgrade anti-bullying program

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The Tuscaloosa County Schools BRAVE program is empowering parents and students to identify and report bullying this school year. More>>

2 men convicted of cheating in Lake Guntersville fishing tournament

Gary Lee Minor Jr. and Robert Scott Gillaspie were convicted of theft by deception and tampering with a sporting event after allegedly cheating in a fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville in August. Gary Lee Minor Jr. and Robert Scott Gillaspie were convicted of theft by deception and tampering with a sporting event after allegedly cheating in a fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville in August.
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Two north Alabama men have been convicted of cheating during a fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville. More>>

Purse-snatching suspect remains on the run in Tuscaloosa

Alleged robbery suspect in Tuscaloosa Alleged robbery suspect in Tuscaloosa
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Police investigators in Tuscaloosa would like your help in finding a person wanted in a purse snatching.According to a news release, Tuscaloosa Police officers responded to the DCH parking deck on East University Boulevard at 1:30 p.m. September 9, 2014.Officers were dispatched to check on a robbery call, and when they arrived, they were told a male suspect walked up to a 53 year old woman and asked if she smoked.The victim told him she did not, and then the suspect allegedly grabbed her purs... More>>

Roof collapses at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Wilton

Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Wilton, Shelby County Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Wilton, Shelby County
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The incident happened Sunday, September 7.
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Area police officers honored for excellence and valor

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The local chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security honors area police officers each year.
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Homewood Police Department holds K9 training

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The region 22 K-9 training is underway this week at West Homewood Park.
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Top 5: ISIS strategy, respiratory virus in Alabama and Adrian Peterson’s apology top your Tuesday morning headlines

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A vote could come this week on President Obama's strategy for ISIS. Meanwhile, the rare respiratory virus has now been confirmed in Alabama children. Check out these stories and others in your Tuesday morning headlines.
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Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey tours Tuscaloosa businesses

Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey visits businesses in Tuscaloosa Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey visits businesses in Tuscaloosa
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Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey made a tour through Tuscaloosa based businesses as part of her statewide “on the move” tour.Ivey had coffee with the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce before she made visits to The Westervelt Company and Nucor Steel.The Lt. Governor talked with employees and leaders at Nucor Steel about what makes them successful. Ivey says the work ethic and positive environments makes the companies she visited work well. More>>

Enterovirus breathing illness strikes children in Alabama

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Recent results confirm the Enterovirus is active in Alabama.The Alabama Department of Public Health reports several test samples were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing.As of September 15, 2014, the results show 4 of 6 specimens from Mobile County tested positive for EV-D68.The 5th specimen was positive for Coxsackievirus B3 and the last specimen was negative.The ADPH is investigating clusters of children with the suspected virus, and health providers have been... More>>

BURGER BYTES: The story behind Alabama Tom Video included

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You probably don't know Henry Swann. He's based out of Mobile, Ala., and works in hotel construction. Chances are, you are familiar with his alter ego, the fictional character Alabama Tom.
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Tuscaloosa man arrested for domestic violence after alleged sexual assault

Anthony Ware, 34, was arrested for domestic violence strangulation, rape and theft of property after an incident involving his girlfriend. Anthony Ware, 34, was arrested for domestic violence strangulation, rape and theft of property after an incident involving his girlfriend.
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A Tuscaloosa man was arrested Saturday morning after a woman reported that she was choked and sexually assaulted by her boyfriend. More>>

First responders, support staff care for those suffering from domestic violence

Dianne Bentley speaks at a training session for first responders dealing with domestic violence safely. Dianne Bentley speaks at a training session for first responders dealing with domestic violence safely.
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In Alabama, one in four women will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. More than half a million cases of domestic assault were reported in Alabama over the past 20 years, and more than 700 of those cases resulted in death. More>>

WJ Christian students participate in Slave Route Project as part of Birmingham’s Empowerment Week

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The students used their bodies to form a slave ship, giving them a visual of what slaves endured.
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Stanley Chatman sentenced to 99 years in the murder of Derrick King

Stanley Chatman appeared in a Birmingham courtroom this morning to hear his sentence. Stanley Chatman appeared in a Birmingham courtroom this morning to hear his sentence.
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Chatman was released from prison in connection to another Birmingham murder before the shooting death of Derrick King.
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TSA reminds Birmingham passengers about prohibited items when flying

Items confiscated from the Birmingham Shuttlesworth international airport Items confiscated from the Birmingham Shuttlesworth international airport
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Several prohibited items have been confiscated by the TSA at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
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Birmingham commemorates 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, 51 years later

Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Denise McNair and Carole Robertson Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Denise McNair and Carole Robertson
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A moment of silence will be held this morning across the city to honor the four little girls who lost their lives in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing 51 years ago.
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Today in Alabama ladies perform their Miss America "talents"

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It seems the new Miss America has everyone believing they can compete.Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned the winner last night after she sung “Happy” by Pharell Williams while tapping a red plastic cup on the floor during the talent competition.Well, the ladies of Today in Alabama were inspired by the routine and were eager to show off their talents as well.Check out Meteorologist Stephanie Walker, Traffic Anchor Eunice Elliot and Producer Mary Beth Harrison in the hilarious video above. More>>

SURGE soft drink returning to production

Coca-Cola announced today that SURGE would be returning to production for a limited time and sold through a partnership with Amazon. Coca-Cola announced today that SURGE would be returning to production for a limited time and sold through a partnership with Amazon.
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After 12 years off the market, Coca-Cola has confirmed that SURGE will be produced once more for a limited time. More>>

California man accused of killing girlfriend's Pomeranian after argument, feeding it to her

"Bear" the Pomeranian "Bear" the Pomeranian
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A California man is behind bars after he's accused of killing his girlfriend's dog and feeding it to her after an argument. More>>

Housekeeper accused of stealing $29,000 worth of jewelry from homeowner in Mount Olive

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Photos of the jewelry that was sold to a nearby store helped lead detectives to the suspect.
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Birmingham area pastor charged with sexually abusing a minor

Glenn Vanzandt served as the lead minister at Palisades Family Church of Christ Glenn Vanzandt served as the lead minister at Palisades Family Church of Christ
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The 55 year-old man from Hoover has been charged with second degree sodomy and rape. Authorities believe the alleged crimes happened over several months.
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Firefighters investigating early morning blaze in Northport

The vacant home was located at 309 47th Avenue in Northport. The vacant home was located at 309 47th Avenue in Northport.
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The vacant home was located at 309 47th Avenue in Northport. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the home was already fully involved and had collapsed.
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Top 5: 16th Street Baptist Church bombing anniversary, Ray Rice appeal and Miss America crowned top your Monday morning headlines

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Events are planned in Birmingham today to commemorate the 51st  16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. Meanwhile, Ravens running back Ray Rice plans to appeal his NFL suspension today. Also, a new Miss America has been crowned. Check out these stories and others in your Monday morning headlines.
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Clay “Vicious Dog Ordinance” ruled unconstitutional

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An ordinance regulating "vicious and dangerous" dogs in the city of Clay has been ruled "unconstitutional." In June 2013, the Clay City Council passed an ordinance that would have banned certain types of dogs that are deemed “vicious or dangerous.” Some people living in Clay were upset with the ordinance, including residents, Stephen and Mary Schreiner. The couple filed a lawsuit in July of 2013. Prior to the ordinanc... More>>

Sunday morning shooting in Birmingham kills one, critically injures another

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The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed one man and left a woman in critical condition. The shooting happened around 6:30am Sunday in the 1500 block of Bessemer Road. Lt. Sean Edwards with the Birmingham Police Department says officers were notified about a shooting in the area. When they arrived, they found a Hispanic male and Hispanic female on the ground suffering from gunshot wound... More>>

UAB honors doctor who walked miles in ice storm to perform life saving surgery Video included

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The heroic doctor who hiked miles during the Winter ice storm to save a life, was honored today at UAB's football game.

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Inmate Dies at Jefferson County Jail

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An inmate dies in the Jefferson County jail following a confrontation with other inmates and guards. More>>

Tuscaloosa woman charged with sexual abuse of neighborhood boys

Mary Prince, 60, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with sodomy and sexual abuse of a child under 12. Mary Prince, 60, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with sodomy and sexual abuse of a child under 12.
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A Tuscaloosa woman was arrested earlier this week on charges of sexually abusing boys in her neighborhood. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: West Precinct progress

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Construction on Birmingham's new $2.7 million West Police Precinct is underway after a work halted for over a year.   More>>

‘Hope on Wheels’ makes donation to Children’s of Alabama for childhood cancer research

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The check was presented in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. More>>

Cherokee Bend School honors lunch ladies, custodians with parade

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Students at Mountain Brook's Cherokee Bend Elementary School took some time to celebrate some important members of their school's staff. More>>

Attorney for UA student charged with assault says his client was a victim Video included

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The attorney mentions an incident that happened before the September 6 event on campus. The University of Alabama Police Department is investigating.
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Teen shot twice in chest in Birmingham's Loveman's Village Friday

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Crime scene investigators are on the scene of a shooting in a Birmingham housing development.The Birmingham Police Department reports the incident happened just before 11:00 a.m. Friday on Harding Court Way Southwest.That's in the Loveman's Village community.The shooting victim was apparently taken to BMC Princeton hospital by private vehicle, but was then transported to UAB Hospital.The victim has two gunshot wounds to the chest.Alabama's 13 News has a crew on the scene, and expect to have m... More>>

Alabama man arrested in Danish child porn investigation after University of Alabama blanket seen in photos

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An Etowah County man was arrested for creating and distributing pornographic images of a child that were discovered by Danish authorities. More>>

Moody Middle School holds annual Devil Dash to raise funds

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The Fun Run has become quite the tradition for students and faculty at Moody Middle School.During the event, students run laps to earn money for their school.The school held its 4th Annual Fun Run under today's sunny skies.Last years, the event raised nearly $8,000. All of the proceeds raised go to Moody Middle School. More>>

“Black on black” crime discussed during Birmingham Empowerment Week event

Hundreds of students from across the city participated in the panel discussion at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Hundreds of students from across the city participated in the panel discussion at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
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Empowerment Week first began in 2013 during Birmingham's 50 Years Forward Commemoration, marking 50 years since the 1963 Civil Rights Movement.
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UA Board of Trustees vote to buy part of old Partlow property

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The University of Alabama Board of Trustees voted to buy a portion of the old Partlow property and the property the new mental health hospital sits on.The purchase includes parcels 1 and 2 that fronts University Blvd. comprising approximately 118 acres for $32 million dollars. This includes both the grounds and the existing buildings including the improvements that were recently constructed on the property.University will not purchase the Department of Mental Health cemetery that is located o... More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: Epicenter Alabama

Earthquake damage to home Earthquake damage to home
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Just this week, September 9th at 10:59 P.M., Alabama had an earthquake. The US Geological Survey reports a quake happened in Franklin County. At magnitude 2.1, most people didn't feel it. Stronger quakes have rattled Alabama, though. Alabama's 13 investigates what would happen if we had a significant earthquake today. Greg Privett explains the treats and how to prepare your family.
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Top 5: Timothy Jones hearing, Oscar Pistorius verdict and high school football preview top your Friday morning headlines

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A day after being found 'not guilty' of murder, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of 'culpable homicide' in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Also, the South Carolina father accused of killing his five children is scheduled to be in court today. Check out these stories and others in your Friday morning headlines.
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Remembering Alabama native killed at Pentagon on 9/11

Major Dwayne Williams was remembered in a Jacksonville ceremony commemorating 9/11. Major Dwayne Williams was remembered in a Jacksonville ceremony commemorating 9/11.
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Remembering Alabama native killed at Pentagon on 9/11 Major Dwayne Williams was killed when the third plane hit the Pentagon thirteen years ago today. More>>

Repairs made on 20/59 bridge in downtown more proof that they need replacing Video included

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Motorist driving through Downtown Birmingham on Interstate 20/59 this morning may have experienced some delays. Crews from the Alabama Department of Transportation were out making repairs to the Central Business District Bridge. More>>

2 arrested stealing appliance from new Ross Bridge homes Video included

Robert Frazier and Raymond Ruffin charged with burglary, theft of property for stealing stove from a Ross Bridge home under construction. Robert Frazier and Raymond Ruffin charged with burglary, theft of property for stealing stove from a Ross Bridge home under construction.
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Two men are behind bars after stealing appliances from new homes being built in Hoover's Ross Bridge community. More>>

State troopers investigate fatal crash in Chilton County

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An Elmore County woman was killed in a collision with a large truck Thursday.The Alabama State Troopers report Alice Scott, 58, of Deatsville, was killed in the wreck.Scott was driving a 2008 Chevrolet HHR, when it collided with a 2007 International truck.It happened during lunch hour on Highway 31, near the Clanton City limit.No other details were made available. More>>

Potentially dangerous cell phone test equipment stolen from vehicle in Tuscaloosa

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A potentially dangerous device was stolen from a vehicle in Tuscaloosa yesterday. More>>

Fourth suspect surrenders in assault on University of Alabama campus

Kevin Brady, Nicholas Mitrow, Zachary Stewart and Joseph Baron arrested in connection with an assault at the University of Alabama. Kevin Brady, Nicholas Mitrow, Zachary Stewart and Joseph Baron arrested in connection with an assault at the University of Alabama.
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The assault happened in a courtyard located between two dorms on the campus of The University of Alabama. The victim was taken to the hospital with a serious head injury.
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South Carolina investigators reach out to Alabamians to help solve a hit-and-run case

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Criminal investigators South Carolina are appealing for help from folks in Alabama in solving a hit-and-run case.The Columbia, South Carolina Police Department reports their investigation continues into a serious hit-and-run incident that happened in September 2012.That was the same time when the University of Alabama at Birmingham football team played a game with the University of South Carolina team in Columbia, SC.Investigators are reaching out to any Alabama resident who can offer informa... More>>

5 million Gmail accounts allegedly compromised - was one yours?

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A total of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords were posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum yesterday, despite Google saying its servers were not breached. More>>

Birmingham soon to be home to new professional football team

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The North American Football League plans to kick of its inaugural season with eight teams including Birmingham Freedom. The league wants to expand to 16 during its first four years.
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Dad accused of killing 5 kids went on Illinois crime spree in 2001

Timothy Jones, Jr. Timothy Jones, Jr.
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The AP is reporting that Timothy Jones, Jr., who is accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Wilcox County, has a criminal history. More>>

Documents release new details on previous child abuse charges of Timothy Ray Jones, Jr.

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Timothy Ray Jones was investigated twice for child abuse before his five children were killed and later found in Wilcox County.
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13 INVESTIGATES: EMA warehouse deal

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The Jefferson County District Attorney is probing a warehouse deal between the county EMA and an antique fire truck organization. More>>

Matt Pitt pre-trial hearing set in officer impersonation case

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A Jefferson County judge has set Matt Pitt's pre-trial hearing in his officer impersonation case. More>>

Many local 9/11 remembrance ceremonies held today

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As the nation pauses to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks, several people in our area will be attending local observances and ceremonies.
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13 years since 9/11: A nation remembers

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Today marks 13 years since the 9-11 terror attacks. On this day of remembrance, millions around the country will stop to reflect on that horrific day and the heroes who died.Thirteen years later, and the memories and emotions have yet to fade.“"It's a sad day and you can never forget. We will never forget. We have to move on. We have to stay strong," said Albert Yagudayay, a New York resident.Ground zero continues to change and evolve. One World Trade has replaced the Twin Towers that once st... More>>

“The Biggest Loser” returns

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"The Biggest Loser" returns to NBC for a new season.This year's theme is "Glory Days", with 20 former athletes trying to reclaim the fitness they'velost.Former New England Patriots offensive lineman Damien Woody is part of the contestant mix, as is former Detroit Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell.New trainers are also on board, along with original trainer Bob Harper.He is going to be working with contestants at "Comeback Canyon" where contestants who are initially eliminated have a chance to e... More>>

President Obama: "If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven"

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President Obama addressed the nation Wednesday night in a primetime speech outlining his strategy on dealing with ISIS.
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Top 5: Autopsies for five children, 9/11 Anniversary and President Obama’s top your Thursday morning headlines

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The autopsies of the five children whose bodies were found in Wilcox County will be today. Meanwhile, President Obama has laid out his ISIS strategy to the American public. Check out these stories and others in your Thursday morning headlines.
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Birmingham illegal narcotic, firearm bust seizes 41 guns

Reginald Johnson, 38, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance after an illegal narcotic and firearm bust. Additional firearm charges may be pending. Reginald Johnson, 38, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance after an illegal narcotic and firearm bust. Additional firearm charges may be pending.
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A total of 41 guns were taken off the street today after a month-long illegal narcotic and firearm investigation by the Birmingham Police Department. More>>

South Carolina man faces five counts of murder, accused of killing his five children

Timothy Ray Jones Jr. Timothy Ray Jones Jr.
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A South Carolina mother is distraught after learning her five children are dead and that their bodies were found here in Alabama. Also shocking, their father is in custody for their murders.  More>>

3 arrested in Mount Olive methamphetamine bust Video included

Some of the items seized in a Mount Olive drug bust. Some of the items seized in a Mount Olive drug bust.
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Three people are behind bars after a month long investigation into meth trafficking near where children play in Mount Olive. More>>

Father allegedly shoots son over debit card use

Walter Byars, 59, was charged with second-degree assault after allegedly shooting his son in the arm over debit card use. Walter Byars, 59, was charged with second-degree assault after allegedly shooting his son in the arm over debit card use.
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A Birmingham man is facing charges after allegedly shooting his son over the use of a debit card. More>>

Sumner's Hardware in Holt has business license revoked as possible gambling agent

Sumner's Hardware in Holt had its license revoked after a Tuscaloosa Police investigation led them to believe it was being used as a gambling "bookie" operation. Sumner's Hardware in Holt had its license revoked after a Tuscaloosa Police investigation led them to believe it was being used as a gambling "bookie" operation.
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Sumner's Hardware in Holt was ordered to close its doors after the Tuscaloosa City Council revoked its business license last night. The Tuscaloosa Police Department presented information to the Public Safety Committee July 25 for discussion after an investigation led them to believe that the hardware store was a bookie operation for gambling. The matter was taken up by the Tuscaloosa City Council last night, which voted to revoked heir business license. Because the business is in the Tuscaloo... More>>

AEA responds to Hubbert’s letter blasting organization

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In a direct letter to board members, the former leader of the Alabama Education Association blasted the organization. “With great reluctance, but with absolute conviction of its necessity, I write this letter to you to inform you of the immediate danger, in fact crisis, in which our organization finds itself. “ Dr. Paul Hubbert led the AEA from 1969 till his retirement in 2011. This week, he sent an open letter to the... More>>

Oklahoma 'Pastafarian' wears colander for drivers license photo Video included

Shawna Hammond of Enid, OK wears colander as religious headgear for her drivers license photo. Shawna Hammond of Enid, OK wears colander as religious headgear for her drivers license photo.
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An Enid, Okla. woman says her Oklahoma driver's license features a unique symbol of her religious freedom. It may even prompt a giggle, but for Shawna Hammond, the spaghetti strainer is a symbol of freedom. More>>

South Carolina man who dumped children's bodies in Wilcox County to be charged with murder

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The South Carolina father accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama will be charged with murder when he is extradited to his home state. More>>

Mountain Brook Elementary hosts fun run for education

Mountain Brook Elementary students take off udring the Rock'n Town Live! themed Boosterthon Fun Run. Mountain Brook Elementary students take off udring the Rock'n Town Live! themed Boosterthon Fun Run.
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A group of Mountain Brook Elementary students took to the track today after raising pledges to pay for educational expenses. More>>

McAdory students create human yellow ribbon

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Students at McAdory Elementary School created a living ribbon in support of the fight against cancer.The children and teachers gathered in a field behind the school Wednesday morning and formed a large yellow ribbon.The Hoover Police Department sent their helicopter to take photos from above.The school is taking part in the “Putting Childhood Cancer in Chains” campaign, where the children bring in dollars to put up in a paper chain link.The grade level with the longest paper chain by Friday w... More>>

Spirit of Alabama: Lee Carpenter Video included

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Lee Carpenter played on some very good Auburn teams back in the early 70's. He was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease nearly 30 years ago. In this Spirit of Alabama report, Lee talks about his life and his appreciation for the recent attention and support ALS received due to the Ice Bucket Challenge. More>>

President Obama to address nation on ISIS strategy

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President Barack Obama is set to hit rewind on his approach to foreign policy when he addresses the nation Wednesday. A president who rode opposition to the Iraq War to the White House will try to convince the American people that, this time, the U.S. must wade back into the much-despised quagmire to eliminate the threat from the group ISIS.It's not the first time Obama has retreated from some of his most frequently-played sound bites regarding the terror threat in the Middle East. But with t... More>>

Top 5: Bodies found in Wilcox County, UPS plane crash investigation and respiratory virus concerns top your Wednesday morning headlines

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The remains of five missing children were found yesterday in Wilcox County. Meanwhile, the NTSB has released its findings on the UPS plane crash investigation. Watch these stories and others in your Wednesday morning headlines.
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13 INVESTIGATES: I-22 delay answers

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ALDOT Director John Cooper answered questions Friday about area highway projects, including a handful from our viewers about the delayed I-22 connection. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: I-22 delays

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Bridge design issues are delaying the $168 million project to connect Interstate 65 with Interstate 22 near Birmingham by several months.

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Justin Ross Harris indicted on murder charges in hot car death of 22-month-old son

Justin Harris Ross appeared in a Georgia courtroom Thursday for a probable cause hearing. Justin Harris Ross appeared in a Georgia courtroom Thursday for a probable cause hearing.
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A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in the toddler's death. More>>

13 Investigates: Jefferson County tag lines

A new streamlined system was implemented in the Jefferson County tag renewal office back in June A new streamlined system was implemented in the Jefferson County tag renewal office back in June
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In this 13 Investigates report, we check back in with the Jefferson County tag renewal office to see if any improvements have been made since a new streamlined system was implemented in June.
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Spirit of Alabama: Denzel Campbell three time war veteran Video included

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It's one thing to get shot at in combat in one war, but Denzel Campbell got shot at in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.Denzel says; “how they missed me all those times, I'll never know.” Denzel saw more combat than most folks but lived to come back home to Alabama and he'll soon celebrate his 92nd birthday. Meet him in this Spirit of Alabama report. More>>

BURGER BYTES: Don't call Samford's trainers water boys Video included

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Samford University's football athletic trainers get to practice early and get started on their duties.
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13 INVESTIGATES: Paying to win

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The University of Alabama and Auburn University spent more on their football programs during the 2013 season than any other college in the country.

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Spirit of Alabama: Bill Seales the peanut man. Video included

Bill Seales, Pell City's "peanut man" Bill Seales, Pell City's "peanut man"
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Bill Seales, though challenged, chose to be independent in every way. So he did something sort of old fashioned, he figured he could make a decent living, the best he could and take care of he and his family. 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>>

13 Investigates: Diabetes in Alabama

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More than 1 in 8 Alabamians are dealing with the disease, and experts say it is getting worse. More>>

Spirit of Alabama: The Lovelady's Part 2 Video included

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There aren't many folks who would take into their home 6 convicts who the state had pretty much given up on. But, that's what Brenda Spahn did when she set out to begin a ministry that takes in hurting women and begin to give them hope for the future. This is part 2 of our Spirit of Alabama report about The Lovelady Center and the wonderful work they do here in Birmingham. The needs are great and if you'd like to get involved, you can contact The Lovelady Center. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: UPS plane crash

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The NTSB has finished its probe of the fatal UPS cargo plane crash exactly one year ago. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: The Coaching Culture Follow-up

As the new school year is underway, "Henry" remains off the court and out of school until his juvenile case is resolved. As the new school year is underway, "Henry" remains off the court and out of school until his juvenile case is resolved.
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A Talladega high school basketball player remains sidelined after asking a federal court to let him back in school. It's a story we first brought you back in May. That's when, we reported that the young man was suspended from school after a physical altercation with the school's head basketball coach.

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Spirit of Alabama: Remy's Dog Park Video included

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Soon your dog could have a very cool park to visit called Remy's Dog Park and it will be located in the 1300 acre Red Mountain Park. If you like dogs then you are going to love this story. Ken Jackson and Remy, tonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: The Organ Donation Dilemma

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Every year thousands of Alabamians wait to learn if they'll be next to find a matching donor organ. It can be a life or death matter but the need exceeds what's available. More>>

Top 5: Ebola patients, new Helena High School and back to school giveaway top your Monday morning headlines

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Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines including an update on the two Americans infected with Ebola, a look at the new Helena High School and a local back to school giveaway.
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  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:28:18 GMT
    President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Wednesday outlining an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm...
    Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless...
  • Teachers raise concerns over hostile work environment at Bessemer City High School

    Teachers raise concerns over hostile work environment at Bessemer City High School

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-09-17 04:34:50 GMT
    Bessemer school leaders got an earful Tuesday night from teachers and community members about how they say the city's high school is being impacted by the principal
    Bessemer school leaders got an earful Tuesday night from teachers and community members about how they say the city's high school is being impacted by the principal
  • No confirmed EV-D68 virus cases in Jefferson County, yet

    No confirmed EV-D68 virus cases in Jefferson County, yet

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:44:50 GMT
    The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed four cases of the EV-D68 virus which caused an outbreak in respiratory illnesses in the Midwest. 
    The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed four cases of the EV-D68 virus which caused an outbreak in respiratory illnesses in the Midwest. 
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  • Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

    Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-09-17 06:52:50 GMT
    Authorities are searching for a heavily armed survivalist suspected in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.
    Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of...
  • APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

    APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:42:09 GMT
    The Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" is coming to auction.
    The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.
  • Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

    Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:12:19 GMT
    Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
    They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

    Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-09-17 07:33:48 GMT
    President Barack Obama has a plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
    An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.
  • S. Korea detains US man in waters near border

    S. Korea detains US man in waters near border

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:12 AM EDT2014-09-17 07:12:23 GMT
    An official says South Korean border guards have arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea.
    South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.
  • Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill nearly 50

    Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill nearly 50

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:12 AM EDT2014-09-17 07:12:21 GMT
    Activists say that Syrian government airstrikes have killed nearly 50 people in a rebel-held city this week.
    Activists say that Syrian government airstrikes have killed nearly 50 people in a rebel-held city this week.
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