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Tracey Grissom sentenced to 25 years for ex-husband's murder

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The woman who allegedly murdered her ex-husband in Tuscaloosa County two years ago will be sentenced today. More>>

3 adults escape Pinson house fire unharmed

Three adults safely escaped a fire that started on Powell Avenue in Pinson this afternoon. Three adults safely escaped a fire that started on Powell Avenue in Pinson this afternoon.
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Three adults are safe after a fire that started this afternoon in Pinson. More>>

Jim Coker sworn in as new Jefferson County EMA director

Capt. James Coker swears in as the new Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency director Sept. 2, 2014. Capt. James Coker swears in as the new Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency director Sept. 2, 2014.
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Capt. James "Jim" Coker was sworn in today as the EMA's new director. More>>

Hundreds of downtown parking spaces under I-20/59 bridges in Birmingham closed Video included

Hundreds of drivers will be affected by the shutdown of the parking lot under the I 20/59 bridges Hundreds of drivers will be affected by the shutdown of the parking lot under the I 20/59 bridges
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The parking area features 750 spaces stretching from 15th Street to Carraway Boulevard.
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Cullman prepares for Alabama Gourd Festival

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The Alabama Gourd Festival will take place Oct. 18-19 at the Cullman Civic Center. More>>

Gadsden man, woman arrested for stealing gun, shooting victim

Alejandro Harris, 24, and Christine Jones, 24, are charged with attempted murder and first-degree robbery after an Aug. 20 incident in Gadsden. Alejandro Harris, 24, and Christine Jones, 24, are charged with attempted murder and first-degree robbery after an Aug. 20 incident in Gadsden.
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A Gadsden man and woman are facing charges for robbing and shooting a 20-year-old man last month. More>>

Man shot in the neck in Tuscaloosa, suspect in custody

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Police say the suspect was involved in an altercation at a local club and later opened fire into a crowd.
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Man killed overnight in Ensley, Birmingham police searching for the suspect

When officers arrived, they found the unidentified victim lying on the ground with several gunshot wounds. When officers arrived, they found the unidentified victim lying on the ground with several gunshot wounds.
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The shooting happened around 1:00 a.m. this morning on 52nd Street.
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Victim killed in weekend plumbing accident identified

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The worker who was trapped and killed while doing plumbing work in west Birmingham this weekend has been identified as 31-year-old Ladonte Marcell McCruter of Bessemer. More>>

Former junior firefighter confesses to setting three woods fires in Eastern Valley

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The suspect was seen at each of the crime scenes. He confessed to setting the fires after being taken into custody.
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Richard Joseph SalonSpa owners sentenced in tax fraud conspiracy case

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The owners of prominent Richard Joseph SalonSpas in Birmingham will spend time behind bars for failing to pay more than $1 million in employment taxes. More>>

Top 5: Birmingham parking lots closed, two killed in gun battle and Kraft cheese recall top your Tuesday morning headlines

Parkuing will no longer be allowed under the I-20/59 bridge downtown Birmingham starting today. Parkuing will no longer be allowed under the I-20/59 bridge downtown Birmingham starting today.
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Downtown commuters in Birmingham will have to find a new parking space after the lots under I-20/59 near the BJCC are shut down today. Meanwhile, the search is on for suspects in a shootout at a motorcycle club in Birmingham. Also, Kraft Foods has issued a cheese recall. Check out these stories and others in your Tuesday morning headlines.
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Motorcycle club altercation leaves 2 dead, 2 injured

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Two victims were shot in the chest and died. Two other people had non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to survive, said police. 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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Elderly Avondale woman killed during burglary at her home Video included

A woman was fatally stabbed during a robbery in Avondale. A woman was fatally stabbed during a robbery in Avondale.
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Police say an elderly woman was killed during a burglary at her home on 39th Street South. More>>

Woman impaled by pole while texting and driving Video included

Christina Jahnz took her eyes off of the road for a split second to proofread a text she dictated to her cell phone, and was impaled by a pole that she hit with her car. Christina Jahnz took her eyes off of the road for a split second to proofread a text she dictated to her cell phone, and was impaled by a pole that she hit with her car.
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A Colorado woman is lucky to be alive after she was in a serious accident while texting. More>>

Labor Day lunches served to Alabaster, Trussville police officers and firefighters

Olive Garden restaurants served free lunches to police and fire departments in Alabama this Labor Day Olive Garden restaurants served free lunches to police and fire departments in Alabama this Labor Day
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Many of those Americans who had to work on this Labor Day were treated to a special “thank you” treat.Olive Garden restaurants in Alabama and across the USA delivered and served lunch to their local fire states, police departments and hospital emergency rooms.Workers at Olive Garden restaurants in Alabaster and Trussville took part in the special act to honor first responders and emergency medical personnel.The workers at the Alabaster restaurant provided lunches for about 25-30 police office... More>>

Homewood church hosts Labor Day BBQ, Bake and Garage Sale

Homewood Cumberland Presbyterian holds their Labor Day BBQ, Cake and Garage sales Homewood Cumberland Presbyterian holds their Labor Day BBQ, Cake and Garage sales
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Lots of barbeque and great sales were offered at a Homewood church.The Homewood Cumberland Presbyterian Church hosted its annual Labor Day Barbeque, Bake Sale and Garage sale Monday.The church is selling BBQ plates or 2 sandwiches for $7, and is also offering cakes, cookies, pies, breads and jams.The event is happening at the church, located at 513 Columbiana Road in Homewood, and ends at 2:00 p.m. More>>

Americans average 47 hour work weeks

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Just in time for Labor Day -- a new survey shows that most full-time American employees are probably logging more time on the job than a typical 40-hour work week. More>>

Measles virus cures Minnesota woman's cancer Video included

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An experimental cancer treatment is making medical history at the Mayo Clinic, and for one woman, it means a second chance at life. More>>

Kraft recalls 7,000 cases of Kraft American Singles

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Kraft Food Groups is voluntarily recalling more than 7,691 cases of Kraft American Singles after discovering a supplier kept one of its ingredients at "out-of-standard storage temperatures." More>>

Texas brewery produces 99 pack of beer

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To help launch their new Peacemaker Anytime Ale, Austin Beerworks created "the world's first and only 99 pack," according to their website. More>>

Labor Day gas prices lowest since 2010 Video included

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According to AAA Travel, nearly 35 Million Americans will travel more than 50 miles this Labor Day weekend. That's the highest volume of travelers since 2008. For the nearly 30 million people traveling by automobile this weekend, there's some good news; gas prices are the lowest they've been for a Labor Day weekend since 2010. According to AAA, the national average for a gallon of unleaded gas is $3.43; in Alabama it'... More>>

Amber Alert Issued by Fairfield Police

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Fairfield Police have issued an Amber Alert for 9-year-old Rhashud Felix. More>>

Man killed while doing underground plumbing work in West Birmingham Video included

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A man doing plumbing work in west Birmingham was killed Saturday when the the ground above him collapsed..About ten Saturday morning, first responders rushed to 24th Street Southwest to attempt a rescue. Another man was working above the surface but he wasn't injured.At this point, the identity of the man killed is unknown. Officials say before the rescuers got on scene, people who live nearby tried to get the man out by digging up the dirt with their hands.Officials say the man sunk 12 feet ... More>>

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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UAB workers take the Ice Bucket Challenge

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The ice water bucket dunks continued on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Friday.Workers of the UAB Hospital Maintenance Department lined in in front of the Women's and Infants Center, and took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.UAB is a site where ALS research is underway.The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $90 million so far, and still counting. More>>

High School football returns to Hackleburg Video included

Hackleburg High School has a pep rally in it's new football field. The previous one was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado on April 27th, 2011. Hackleburg High School has a pep rally in it's new football field. The previous one was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado on April 27th, 2011.
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It's a special night of football for one Marion County High School. They're playing on their home field for the first time in nearly four years. More>>

Coach Stallings, Coach Dye speak at Regions 2014 SEC Fall Tour

Former Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Gene Stallings, and former Auburn Head Coach Pat Dye were meeting people at Regions’ 2014 Southeastern Conference Fall Tour. Former Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Gene Stallings, and former Auburn Head Coach Pat Dye were meeting people at Regions’ 2014 Southeastern Conference Fall Tour.
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Some well-known college coaches made a stop at Regions in downtown Birmingham, but it wasn't for banking.Former Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Gene Stallings, and former Auburn Head Coach Pat Dye were meeting people at Regions' 2014 Southeastern Conference Fall Tour.Regions will be making stops at various SEC games this season, including Auburn's game vs. Arkansas, Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, Kentucky at Florida, and the SEC Championship.The Fall Tour will be highlighted in broadcasts of games o... More>>

Brighton man, teen lead police on chase in stolen car

Roderick Sharpe, 19, is facing multiple charges after leading Jefferson County authorities on a chase in a stolen car. Roderick Sharpe, 19, is facing multiple charges after leading Jefferson County authorities on a chase in a stolen car.
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A Brighton man and a teenager were arrested yesterday after being discovered in a stolen car. More>>

Couple accused of "paper terrorism" extortion of Oxford businesses Video included

Everett Stout, 72, was arrested, while his significant other, 67-year-old Mariam Shultz, is still at large. Everett Stout, 72, was arrested, while his significant other, 67-year-old Mariam Shultz, is still at large.
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A couple, that considers themselves married under common law, is accused of attempted to extort $1.6 million from businesses in Oxford by filing false liens against property. More>>

Pinson caregiver charged with elder abuse

Taneka Hopkins, 28, is charged with second-degree elder abuse. Taneka Hopkins, 28, is charged with second-degree elder abuse.
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A former caregiver was arrested and charged with the abuse of an elder client. More>>

Federal judge denies request for class-action lawsuit over Daniel Acker sexual abuse

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The sex abuse victims of a former Shelby County teacher have been officially denied the ability to form a class-action lawsuit against the Shelby County Board of Education and other entities. More>>

Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

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Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida. More>>

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo offers playtime encounters with baby tigers

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A pair of tiger cubs are temporarily calling the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo home. More>>

Uber ride-sharing service launches in two Alabama cities

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Uber is officially launching in Alabama today, but don't expect to book a ride in Birmingham just yet. More>>

One injured in Ensley gas station shoot-out

One person shot at Marathon gas station in Ensley Thursday One person shot at Marathon gas station in Ensley Thursday
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One person was taken to a hospital, after a reported shoot-out in Birmingham. More>>

Anniston Army Depot rolling out new, improved combat vehicles for U.S. Army Video included

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A ceremony was held this morning to mark the project. More>>

Peachy day of fun at the Birmingham Zoo Thursday

Children from Clanton celebrated Alabama's official tree fruit at the Birmingham Zoo Children from Clanton celebrated Alabama's official tree fruit at the Birmingham Zoo
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Children from a county known for its peaches were treated to a peachy kind of day at the Birmingham Zoo.Hundreds of students from Clanton made the hour-long drive in buses to celebrate Peach Day at Birmingham's zoo.During the morning, students gathered to see the unveiling of a new plaque and newly planted peach trees at the zoo.The peach is Alabama's official tree fruit. More>>

Uncle attacks nephew with hammer at Pelham business

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A Pelham man was treated for injuries this morning after his uncle hit him in the head with a hammer. More>>

Russellville EMT arrested for working while intoxicated

Gina Jones, 38, of Red Bay arrested for public intoxication and reckless endangerment after allegedly working as an EMT while intoxicated. (PHOTO: Russellville Police Dept. via WAFF) Gina Jones, 38, of Red Bay arrested for public intoxication and reckless endangerment after allegedly working as an EMT while intoxicated. (PHOTO: Russellville Police Dept. via WAFF)
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An emergency worker faces charges after police say she was working while intoxicated. More>>

Groundbreaking for Alabama’s first free standing emergency department held in Hoover Video included

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The new facility is set to open in spring 2015.
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Bond reduced for former Chilton County school employee charged with sex crimes

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The woman and her husband were arrested earlier this year in connection to 87 sex crime charges involving minors.
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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>>

13 INVESTIGATES: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Controversy

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.
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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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Top 5: Cheaha drowning, Birmingham shooting and AP test scores top your Thursday morning headlines

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No foul play is suspected in the drowning of a 19 year-old at Lake Cheaha. Meanwhile, the search is underway for a shooting suspect in Birmingham. Also, Alabama students are making great strides in Advanced Placement testing. Check out these stories and others in your Thursday morning headlines.
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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>>

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>>

Gun instructor killed while showing 9-year-old girl how to shoot Uzi Video included

An Arizona shooting instructor was killed showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi. (NBC PHOTO) An Arizona shooting instructor was killed showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi. (NBC PHOTO)
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A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday. More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson Video included

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Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot... More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: UPS plane crash

NTSB picture of Flight 1354 crash site. NTSB picture of Flight 1354 crash site.
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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

Lisa Winnege watches tv. Lisa Winnege watches tv.
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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

Two Americans have tested positive for Ebola Two Americans have tested positive for Ebola
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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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  • Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

    Son of ex-Bush aide pleads guilty in Md. slaying

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:23:43 GMT
    The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.
    The son of a former aide to President George W. Bush has pleaded guilty to killing a friend with a hatchet and will be committed to a state psychiatric facility.
  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:11:56 GMT
    Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast...
    Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing...
  • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:41:52 GMT
    Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online.
    Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services.
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  • UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

    UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:34:29 GMT
    A spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says at least four peacekeepers are dead and six have been seriously wounded after their convoy hit a mine in the country's violent north.
    At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.
  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:42:32 GMT
    The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.
    Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant...
  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:26:34 GMT
    The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their...
    The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess...
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