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Big plans underway to revitalize Woodlawn through Park at Wood Station development Video included

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One neighborhood in the Magic City hasn't seen a lot of magic over the years when it comes adding new homes. Now, lifestyles are about to change in Woodlawn. This afternoon, Mayor William Bell and members of the Woodlawn Foundation broke ground for the new Park at Wood Station. The multi-million dollar development will be built in different phases. The first phase of the project will include a 64-unit townhome complex. A community center is also included in phase one.The heavy machines are in... More>>

Wachovia Bank shooter competency hearing focuses on newfound nurses' notes

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The fourth day of the William Merriweather's competency hearing focused on newfound nurse notes from a federal medical prison. More>>

Victims believe fatal Wachovia bank robbery suspect is competent

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Victims of a fatal Bessemer bank robbery believe this week's competency hearing prove the suspect should stand trial.

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Attorney: Penis amputation incident was second attempt at circumcision after infection found in leg Video included

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The attorney for a man whose penis was amputated during a recent scheduled circumcision at Princeton Baptist Hospital in Birmingham revealed more information today about the circumstances that led up to the incident. More>>

Birmingham Zoo shows off its 'Baby Bunch'; offers $5 weekend admission

The Birmingham Zoo offers $5 admission for the next few weekends The Birmingham Zoo offers $5 admission for the next few weekends
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You have the chance to meet the “Baby Bunch” this weekend at the Birmingham Zoo.The Zoo is hosting its 5$ Fun Days, starting this weekend, July 26-27, 2013, and happening again August 2-3, and August 9-10.Visitors can meet the members of the “Baby Bunch” which include the new rescued American black bear cubs and a baby De Brazza’s monkey.Besides discounted admission, guests can enjoy $1 hot dogs at the Safari and Kudzoo Cafes.The Birmingham Zoo is open 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. More>>

Shelton State Ambassadors team up to clean up Orange Beach

These Shelton State students are in the Ambassador program at Shelton State, and they chose to include community service as a component of their annual spring leadership training. These Shelton State students are in the Ambassador program at Shelton State, and they chose to include community service as a component of their annual spring leadership training.
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Some students at Shelton State Community College were recognized for their community service.These students are in the Ambassador program at Shelton State, and they chose to include community service as a component of their annual spring leadership training.The Ambassadors developed ideas for fundraising and discussed opportunities for service.The group worked along with the Orange Beach Chamber of Commerce, to take part in a team project of beach repair and clean up.Ambassadors participating... More>>

Pickup truck crashes into metal barrier near Birmingham auto sales business Friday

Wreck involving a pickup truck happened on Birmingham's 24th Street South Wreck involving a pickup truck happened on Birmingham's 24th Street South
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At least one person needed medical attention, after a wreck on 24th Street in Birmingham Friday.The incident happened just before 3:00 p.m. on 2nd Avenue South and 24th Street South.According to reports from the scene, it appeared the driver of a pickup truck somehow lost control, and crashed into a parking lot’s metal space barrier.That parking lot belonged to an auto sales business.Medics with the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service were seen taken the injured person away on a stretcher.It a... More>>

Explosives training responsible for mysterious Calhoun County explosion Wednesday

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Authorities say a loud blast that frightened some Calhoun County residents was the result of explosives training. More>>

IBM reveals grant findings to make Birmingham "smarter" city

IBM's Smarter Cities team presents their findings at the UAB Alumni House. IBM's Smarter Cities team presents their findings at the UAB Alumni House.
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For the past three weeks, IBM’s top talent has researched and addressed critical issues impacting the city. More>>

Witness: Pedestrian struck on Birmingham's south side Friday

A pedestrian was reportedly hit by a car on Birmingham's 6th Avenue South Friday A pedestrian was reportedly hit by a car on Birmingham's 6th Avenue South Friday
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One person was taken to a hospital, following a wreck on Birmingham’s south side Friday.It happened just before 1:00 p.m. on 6th Avenue South and 23rd Street South.A witness says a car struck a pedestrian.Medics with the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service were seen taken the injured person away to a hospital.It’s unclear why the collision happened, and the victim’s condition is unknown. More>>

Birmingham church giving away school clothes to help those less fortunate

Volunteers collect clothing for a Back to School clothing drive Volunteers collect clothing for a Back to School clothing drive
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A Birmingham congregation is giving away clothes to help those less fortunate get ready for school. More>>

Babysitter leaves 3 children in tub, goes to Walmart

Krystallyn Hussey, 19, was arrested after allegedly leaving 3 children in a bathtub alone while she went to Walmart. Krystallyn Hussey, 19, was arrested after allegedly leaving 3 children in a bathtub alone while she went to Walmart.
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A Coffee County woman is facing charges after allegedly leaving three children in a tub alone while she went to Walmart. NBC Affiliate WSFA reports that the mother was called home after her 6-year-old went to a neighbor's home after being left alone. Authorities say the sitter, 19-year-old Krystallyn Hussey, left snacks for the children and told them to stay in the tub until she returned. The motheralso discovered jewelry and other items missing from their home. Hussey was located and arreste... 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>>

Lawyers: Allegations in penis amputation case are untrue

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Two doctors are denying claims by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision. More>>

Georgia child killed in Interstate 20/59 wreck near Tuscaloosa Thursday

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A child from Georgia died in a single-vehicle crash, which happened just south of Tuscaloosa.The Alabama State Troopers report the wreck happened about 2:30 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 20/59 northbound, near mile marker 65.That’s 11 miles south of Tuscaloosa.A total of 9 people were inside a Dodge Ram pickup truck, which left the roadway and overturned.The child is identified as Anthony Jones, 8, of Fairburn, Georgia.Jones was a passenger inside the cab of the truck, and was not using a seat ... More>>

Birmingham Police say they are investigating a shooting at Club Onyx

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

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

Students from Hitachi North High School in Hitachi, Japan Students from Hitachi North High School in Hitachi, Japan
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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>>

Ribbon cutting for new Birmingham fire station

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A brand new fire station is now serving many who live in Southwest Birmingham. 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>>

Homicide investigation underway in Blount County after man found shot to death

A man was found shot to death in a Blount County home A man was found shot to death in a Blount County home
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A homicide investigation is underway in Blount County after a man was found shot to death Wednesday afternoon. According to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home on Tawbush Road in Locust Fork when they received a call about a “domestic situation.” When they arrived, they found a 34-year-old male deceased. Chief Deputy Bill Fairy says no arrests have been made, and they’re not sure if this w... 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

Eagle's Bluff Landfill Eagle's Bluff Landfill
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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>>

Man arrested for shooting 16 year-old brother in Tuscaloosa County

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The 21 year-old man originally led authorities to believe the gun went off. Investigators later determined the brother fired the weapon.
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UAB names first director of Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

UAB named a new director for the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts UAB named a new director for the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts
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A new leader has been named to one of Birmingham’s art facilities.The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences announced Lisa Tamiris Becker will be the first director of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.“I am delighted and honored to join UAB as the founding director of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts,” Becker said. “I look forward to engaging the UAB campus and the broader Birmingham and Alabama community with dynamic exhibitions and pr... More>>

Birmingham Fire Vehicle Hits Front Porch of House

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A Birmingham Fire Chief on the way from fighting a fire ended up driving his fire vehicle into the front porch of a house on Jefferson Avenue. More>>

Top 5: FAA Israel ban lifted, hot car deaths and chatting with the astronauts top your Thursday morning headlines Video included

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Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Thursday including the ban lifted on U.S. flights to Israel, the Taiwan plane crash that killed 48 people and the latest hot vehicle deaths in the country.
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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>>

McCalla man discovers body while bush hogging property Video included

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A McCalla man found a decomposing body while working on his lawn this afternoon. More>>

Defense witness: William Merriweather's mental problems not drug related

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A doctor testified Wednesday that fatal bank robbery suspect William Merriweather's mental problems are not drug related. More>>

Suspect in 2012 quintuple pleads guilty to five counts of capital murder

Artavius Underwood appears in Jefferson County court. He pleaded guilty to the capital murder of five people in a 2012 Ensley shooting. Artavius Underwood appears in Jefferson County court. He pleaded guilty to the capital murder of five people in a 2012 Ensley shooting.
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One of the suspects in a 2012 Ensley mass shooting pleaded guilty to the capital murder of five people today. More>>

Batman Day celebrated in Birmingham Wednesday

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Some Alabamians had fun remembering the heroic feats of the person named the Caped Crusader.DC Entertainment declared Wednesday, July 23, 2014, as ‘Batman Day’ across the USA.Many stores joined in the fun, including Barnes Noble bookstore located at The Summit in Birmingham.Customers celebrated Batman’s 75th anniversary with activities and giveaways, including a free edition of Detective Comics #27.That’s the edition where Batman made his first appearance to the world.Children dressed up in ... More>>

New ordinance for those reselling tickets in Tuscaloosa

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The Tuscaloosa City Council passed an ordinance that will now require "runners" to have a business license. A runner is someone who buys tickets with the intent to resell. Ticket resellers are already required to have a license. The license will set you back $100, it and a photo ID must be worn while buying and selling tickets.The ordinance does not apply to those buying tickets without the intent to resale them. For example; if John Doe and his family buy an extra Alabama Football ticket on ... More>>

Hot dog topping study: What's your favorite?

One study shows America's most popular hot dog topping One study shows America's most popular hot dog topping
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A recent study shows some surprises when it comes to how people like to eat their hot dogs.A Charlotte, North Carolina eatery released its own study, based on two years of sales data, of the top ten hot dog toppings.Here’s what the study shows as America’s best-loved hot dog toppings:As we count down, starting the list at number 10 is hot relish.Number 9 is cheese, followed by sauerkraut at number 8.Bacon registers at number 7, with relish/pickles at number 6.The always popular ketchup made t... More>>

VIDEO: Whale lifts kayakers Video included

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Dramatic video shows a 90,000 lb. whale giving kayakers a ride they'll remember forever. More>>

School nurses from across Alabama brush up on their skills at Children’s of Alabama

Children's of Alabama was home to the annual school nurses' skills lab. Children's of Alabama was home to the annual school nurses' skills lab.
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Organizers say with more children with chronic medical conditions attending regular Alabama classrooms, it is important for school nurses to be prepared.
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ALDOT begins cable safety rail installation on I-459 after multiple traffic deaths

ALDOT workers prepare to install cable safety rails along I-459 in Hoover July 23. ALDOT workers prepare to install cable safety rails along I-459 in Hoover July 23.
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Today, ALDOT began the process of installing cable safety rails along a stretch of I-459 after a rash of traffic deaths last month. More>>

I-65 bridges inspected in Hoover Wednesday

ALDOT crews conduct bridge inspections on I-65 in Hoover ALDOT crews conduct bridge inspections on I-65 in Hoover
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Road crews were busy Wednesday checking interstate bridges in Hoover.The Alabama Department of Transportation reports crews conducted bridge inspections on the Interstate 65 bridges over Interstate 459 at exit 250 during the day today.Crews began work in the southbound lanes about 9:00 a.m.Due to the inspection work, the outside, right lane and the shoulder were closed in that area of work.After the crews finished in the southbound lanes, they were scheduled to continue work in the northbound... More>>

TECH TALK: iGrill

The iGrill is a high-tech way to grill and smoke your food The iGrill is a high-tech way to grill and smoke your food
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The iGrill is a new, high-tech way to cook and grill food the way you like it.The device, made by iDevices, uses probes to monitor the temperatures of meat, and sends you real-time information of how the food is cooking.It works via Bluetooth, and pairs with iOS and Android devices, and uses the iGrill app.The iGrill has 2 probes which are inserted into the meat, and those probes provide the temperature data.Once you program the iGrill to the meat temperature you want, and alarm will alert yo... More>>

30 children receive free back-to-school gear at Academy Sports in Trussville

Children from the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama shop for shoes at Academy Sports + Outdoors in Trussville. Children from the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama shop for shoes at Academy Sports + Outdoors in Trussville.
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Academy hosts the event every year to help ease the burden for both parents and children with their back to school purchases.
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8-year-old vacationer bitten by shark in knee-deep water Video included

Aadyn Crick, 8, of Indiana, was bitten by a shark in Florida recently. The shark bit off part of the boy's knee. Aadyn Crick, 8, of Indiana, was bitten by a shark in Florida recently. The shark bit off part of the boy's knee.
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An 8-year-old Indiana boy, Aadyn Crick, was recovering from a shark bite in Brevard County, Florida on Tuesday and recalled the attack in an interview with reporters. More>>

Brighton police investigating shooting death

Ronzell Duncan, 38 of Brighton, was found shot to death inside this home on Letson Street. Ronzell Duncan, 38 of Brighton, was found shot to death inside this home on Letson Street.
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The 38 year-old man was found shot to death inside a home on Letson Street Tuesday night.
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77 year-old man accused of sexually assaulting an 18 year-old female in Tuscaloosa

Police say Ira Williams, 77, sexually abused an 18 year-old female in Tuscaloosa. Police say Ira Williams, 77, sexually abused an 18 year-old female in Tuscaloosa.
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The victim said she arrived at the 77 year-old's home to buy cigarettes and was sexually assaulted.
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Top 5: Immigration debate, Sterling lawsuit and school lunch standards top your Wednesday morning headlines

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Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Wednesday including the ongoing immigration debate in Congress, a new civil lawsuit filed by Donald Sterling and a hearing scheduled over nationwide school lunch standards.
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13 INVESTIGATES: Dangers of distracted driving Video included

Morgan Sanders recovers from distraced driving wreck Morgan Sanders recovers from distraced driving wreck
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Innocent people are dying because some drivers choose to take their eyes off the road to use their electronic devices.

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Magic Moments grants 6-year-old's dream of being chef for a day

Five year-old James Pollard became Chef for a day all thanks to Magic Moments. Five year-old James Pollard became Chef for a day all thanks to Magic Moments.
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Tuesday evening was a special night for one young, aspiring chef.James Pollard, 5, was born with a form of Cerebral Palsy.  More>>

Jefferson County not participating in Alabama’s tax-free weekend

Alabama's 8th annual tax-free weekend is August 1-3 Alabama's 8th annual tax-free weekend is August 1-3
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Alabama's tax-free weekend is scheduled for August 1- 3.
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Spirit of Alabama: the Amelia Center

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The Amelia Center is a remarkable place where healing begins for families who have lost a baby or child. We just can’t imagine how you’d deal with such a loss, but they do great work here. We hope this story captures the dedication of the people who work here. The Amelia Center is tonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>

Birmingham puts brakes on Internet-based taxi service

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Popular Internet-based taxi service, Uber, cannot operate in the Magic City... at least for now. More>>

DNC wraps up tour of Birmingham Video included

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Tuesday, the members of the Democratic National Committee wrapped up their tour of Birmingham. More>>

Conflicting federal court rulings on Affordable Care Act leave Alabamians in health-care limbo Video included

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New court rulings may affect Alabamians who signed up for healthcare. Some feel one of the rulings could deal a blow to the federal law.

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Defense expert: William Merriweather suffers from schizophrenia

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A forensic psychologist told a federal judge Tuesday that 2007 fatal bank robbery suspect William Merriweather has schizophrenia. More>>

Tracey Grissom murder trial in ex-husband's death set for Aug. 4

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A hearing for Tracey Grissom, who is accused of shooting and killing her ex-husband, Hunter Grissom, is set for this afternoon. More>>

New California law limits "full contact" football practices for middle, high school players Video included

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that limits full-contact football practice for teenagers. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that limits full-contact football practice for teenagers.
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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that limits full-contact football practices for teenagers. More>>

The Living Wall unveiled at Birmingham's airport

The Living Wall was unveiled at Birmingham's airport Monday The Living Wall was unveiled at Birmingham's airport Monday
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It’s an effort to bring a touch of relaxation and wellness to passengers who visit Birmingham’s airport.Officials with the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport unveiled the Living Wall exhibit Monday.The exhibit is called “Earth, Wind and Water: The Landscape of Alabama”, and is located on Concourse B at the airport.The exhibit is 100 feet long and 14 feet high, and consists of about 8,000 individual plants.Some of the plants include orchids, insect-eating plants, pineapple plants, ... More>>

One on one with Governor Robert Bentley

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Governor Robert Bentley stopped by the Alabama’s 13 studio today and discussed a number of topics from health care to education. More>>

Woman shoots partner after bad sex, hospitalizing him for 5 months Video included

Sadie Bell, 58, allegedly shot her partner after a "disappointing" sexual encounter. Sadie Bell, 58, allegedly shot her partner after a "disappointing" sexual encounter.
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Sadie Bell, 58, is out on bond after admitting she shot the man she had a long-term affair with after they had sex at her Southfield, Michigan apartment. More>>

Federal appeals court deals blow to health law, could lead to premium increases

Federal appeals court ruling could mean premium increases for millions. Federal appeals court ruling could mean premium increases for millions.
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President Barack Obama's health care law has been dealt a major blow from a federal appeals court.
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Dad who beat son's alleged sexual abuser: Son is a hero

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A Florida father who beat up his son's alleged rapist has been hailed a hero by many. But, he says it's his son who is a true hero.

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Top 5: Israel cease fire proposal, Gulf coast teen search and day two of DNC tour top your Tuesday morning headlines

Israel has agreed to a cease fire proposal. Israel has agreed to a cease fire proposal.
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Here’s a look at your top five headlines for Tuesday including a potential cease fire agreement between Israel and Hamas, the search for a missing teen in the Gulf and a look ahead to the second day visit for members of the Democratic National Convention committee.
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BURGER BYTES: Wakeboard Cable System Video included

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There's a new twist on recreational water activities at oak mountain state park. "We've had them as young as six and as old as 60's," Flip Side Water Sports owner Jeremy Talbot said.Flip Side Water Sports has installed a wakeboard cable system. Talbot said this is a pilot program for the state of Alabama. "It's something that's never been done before," Talbot said. "Part of our goal with the state, is to prove something that we already know, is that there is a demand for cable water sports in... More>>

Democratic leaders like Birmingham's chances of hosting 2016 DNC Video included

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Members of the Democratic National Committee started their tour of Birmingham. The DNC is considering the city to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. In their first day, committee members toured the Birmingham Museum of Art, Regions Field and ate lunch at Bistro Two Eighteen in Downtown. Birmingham is one of five finalists being considered. The DNC will also tour Columbus, Phoenix, Philadelphia and New York.... More>>

JSU president Dr. William Meehan announced 2015 retirement

Jacksonville State University President Dr. William Meehan announced his retirement effective July 1, 2015. Jacksonville State University President Dr. William Meehan announced his retirement effective July 1, 2015.
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After serving Jacksonville State University for 40 years, Dr. William Meehan will retire next year. More>>

Roof collapses; injures 2 people in Brookside

A previously burned house collapsed on workers Monday A previously burned house collapsed on workers Monday
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Two people were hurt, after a roof collapsed on top of them Monday. More>>

Prison psychologist: Fatal bank holdup suspect is competent

William Merriweather is accused of shooting four people in the course of a 2007 bank robbery in Bessemer. William Merriweather is accused of shooting four people in the course of a 2007 bank robbery in Bessemer.
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A prison psychologist argued that William Merriweather is competent to stand trial in a 7-year-old fatal bank robbery. More>>

Man wanted for murder at Motel 6 turned himself in

Skyler Pierre Hinton is a suspect in the Sunday morning murder of Jamarcus Marquez Roberts in Tuscaloosa. Skyler Pierre Hinton is a suspect in the Sunday morning murder of Jamarcus Marquez Roberts in Tuscaloosa.
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The victim was found inside his vehicle which crashed into the shrubs located at the Motel 6. Now police are searching for the suspect.
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Pregnant woman arrested again for using drugs, endangering her unborn child

Christina Goodson Amberson, of Southside, has now been charged twice for chemical endangerment of a child. Christina Goodson Amberson, of Southside, has now been charged twice for chemical endangerment of a child.
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This is the second arrest of Christina Goodson Amberson, of Southside, for the same crime. Authorities say she admitted to using methamphetamine while five months pregnant.
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4-year-old cancer survivor Mason Greeson surprised with trip to Disney World

Two years ago, Mason Greeson was diagnosed with Wilms tumor. Two years ago, Mason Greeson was diagnosed with Wilms tumor.
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Two years ago, Mason Greeson was diagnosed with Wilms tumor. Today, he and his family are on their way to the happiest place on earth.
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Man dies after being shot in the leg Sunday night in Birmingham

A man has died after being shot in the leg Sunday on 37th Avenue West in Birmingham. A man has died after being shot in the leg Sunday on 37th Avenue West in Birmingham.
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The male victim was shot once in the leg and taken to UAB hospital where he later died.
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TECH TALK: SensoGlove

The SensoGlove is a digital trainer for golfers The SensoGlove is a digital trainer for golfers
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The world’s first digital golf glove shows its stuff in this edition of Tech Talk.The SensoGlove works as a personal golf trainer to help golfers avoid bad golfing habits, and play their best.The advanced SensoGlove features pressure points inside the glove, to measure hand pressure on golf clubs.The glove has a digital display to give feedback on pressure levels, and to correct “death grip” errors for more accurate and powerful golf swings.Enjoy the review! More>>

Top 5: Malaysian flight victims, DNC representatives in Birmingham and Jefferson County bankruptcy hearing top your Monday morning headlines

There's growing international outrage over the handling of the Malaysian flight 17 crash scene. There's growing international outrage over the handling of the Malaysian flight 17 crash scene.
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Here’s a quick look at stories making headlines this Monday including the international outrage over the handling of the remains of the victims on Malaysian Flight 17. Also, DNC representatives will be in Birmingham for the next two days. Plus, Congresswoman Terri Sewell is hosting a career readiness seminar in Birmingham today.
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DNC representatives in Birmingham today and tomorrow Video included

DNC representatives will tour Birmingham over the next two days. DNC representatives will tour Birmingham over the next two days.
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The Magic City is one of five cities under consideration to host the 2016 National Convention.
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NFL players, Joe Webb and Mario Addison, host back to school rally Video included

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Sunday Afternoon, Joe Webb and Mario Addison hosted a back to school rally at the Central Park Recreational Field in Birmingham. Webb played for UAB and Addison played at Troy University; both are currently with the Carolina Panthers. At the rally, inflatables were set up, music was played and school supplies were handed out for children in grades K-8. Growing up in the Central Park neighborhood of Birmingham, Webb sa... More>>

Service resumes after rock slide damages NY train tracks

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Full service has resumed on the nation's second-largest commuter rail system after tumbling rocks damaged a stretch of tracks and halted trains north of New York City. More>>

High winds push growing Washington wildfire

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Firefighters in Washington state are battling to gain control over dozens of wildfires.Gov. Jay Inslee says about 50 fires are burning, many of them touched off by lightning and fanned by gusty winds.A massive blaze has scorched nearly 340 square miles in the scenic Methow Valley. More>>

Strongest typhoon in decades kills 18 in southern China; Philippine death up to 94

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The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people after claiming at least 94 lives in the Philippines. More>>

Hot air balloon crashes into power lines, hurts five people

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The Federal Aviation Administration tells Boston's WBZ-TV that the balloon was attempting to land in the residential area in Clinton, Massachusetts when it hit the power lines around 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Five people on board were burned. More>>

Ukraine says rebels have removed nearly 200 bodies from crash site

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A spokeswoman for the Ukrainian emergency services says separatist rebels have taken away all the 196 bodies that workers had recovered from the Malaysian Airlines plane crash site. More>>

Local Jewish men weigh in on Middle East unrest

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Palestinian authorities reported intensified air strikes and shelling Saturday, as the death toll from Israel's offensive rose above 340 Palestinians.British Network Sky News captured an Israeli shelling in Gaza Saturday. The Sky report said the eleventh floor of an apartment building was targeted. Neighbors said a man who was sleeping on his balcony was killed.As night fell over Gaza City, shells and flares lit up the skyline. The Israeli military said it has hit more than twenty-three hundr... More>>

Ukraine says Russia helping destroy crash evidence

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The government said Saturday that militiamen have removed 38 bodies from the crash site and have taken them to the rebel-held city of Donetsk. More>>

Kimberly gets $50K to rebuild after devastating tornado

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A town near Birmingham is getting federal money to help rebuild its fire department after a tornado.Congressman Spencer Bachus says the Kimberly Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant totaling $50,825.The money will go to purchase 20 sets of protective gear. More>>

National parks in Alabama record visitor increase

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The Park Service recorded 749,855 visitors in Alabama in 2013. That was up from 717,724 in 2012. The increase came even though there was a 16-day government shutdown in 2013. More>>

Georgia woman first to plead guilty in massive tax fraud

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Twenty-four-year-old Patrice Taylor of Midland, Georgia, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to defraud the federal government. More>>

Birmingham increases chance of hosting 2016 Democratic convention

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One is enough for Cleveland.The Ohio city on Friday officially dropped out of the running to host the Democrats' presidential convention in 2016. More>>

Immigration protests across country and Alabama, unemployment numbers top Saturday AM News Video included

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Alabama's 13 Ashley Roberts has your morning news for 7.19.14. More>>

BURGER BYTES: SEC Media Day Fans Video included

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Every year SEC football fans flock to the lobby of the Hyatt Regency waiting to catch a glimpse and maybe even a autograph from their favorite players and coaches. More>>

Mom of child killed in hot car seen in Alabama; groomsman reacts to allegations against father Video included

Ben McRea served as a groomsman for Justin Ross Harris, who is facing murder charges for the death of his 22-month-old son. McRea remembers Harris as a loving person and the life of a party.  Ben McRea served as a groomsman for Justin Ross Harris, who is facing murder charges for the death of his 22-month-old son. McRea remembers Harris as a loving person and the life of a party.
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As the mother of the 22-month-old child who died in a hot car in Atlanta last week returns to Alabama, a groomsman of the child's father reacts to the allegations being made against his friend. More>>

Suspect in hot car death fired from his job at Home Depot

Justin Ross Harris appears in court July 3, 2014 for a probable cause hearing. Justin Ross Harris appears in court July 3, 2014 for a probable cause hearing.
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The father charged in the Atlanta hot car death of his son has been terminated from his job. More>>

Friend of Justin Ross Harris speaks out

Chris Wilkerson knew Justin Ross Harris for four years when the Harris' lived in Moundville. Chris Wilkerson knew Justin Ross Harris for four years when the Harris' lived in Moundville.
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We're learning more about Justin Ross Harris who is accused of killing his toddler after leaving him in a hot car in Atlanta.The father's friend talked with news crews about her four year friendship with Harris.Harris is facing murder and child cruelty charges for allegedly leaving his son in his car on June 18 for about seven hours after forgetting to drop him off at day care.Justin Ross Harris and his wife Leanna use to live in a quiet neighborhood in Moundville, just outside of Tuscaloosa.... More>>

“What’s Working?”: Etowah Co. pushes outdoor sporting event and community unity to attract tourists

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If you are looking for a challenge that will test your physical grit, stamina and drive, the Gadsden’s Barbarian Challenge in Etowah County is an event you don’t want to miss. Gadsden, the county seat is roughly an hour northwest of the state’s most populous area , the Birmingham metropolis, and is nestled in a geographically different landscape teeming with flowing creeks, calm lakes and the second tallest waterfall in the state. In recent years, officials with the local Chamber of Commerce ... More>>

Spirit of Alabama: The Lyric Theater

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The Lyric Theatre in downtown Birmingham was built in 1913 and was a regular stop on the Vaudeville circuit. The Lyric was built for stage shows and the intimate theatre seats 750 people. 8 million dollars has been raised to restore the Lyric and that work should be completed by August of next year. In this Spirit of Alabama see how people are working together to make the new Lyric a reality. More>>

13 Investigates: Whose road is it?

Fultondale versus Jefferson County. Whose responsible for the maintenance of Carson Road? Jeff Eliasoph searches for answers. Fultondale versus Jefferson County. Whose responsible for the maintenance of Carson Road? Jeff Eliasoph searches for answers.
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What do you say we go for a little spin? We'll travel a busy Jefferson County thoroughfare where the ride is bumpy and the scenery isn't so pretty. Carson Road in Fultondale needs fixing, but the city and county are at odds over which one is responsible. So, who are you gonna call? Jeff Eliasoph is asking the questions as "13 Investigates: Whose road is it?" More>>

Top 5: “Missing” 5 year-old found, Ryan Sims verdict and Shelby County School security top your Tuesday morning headlines

Jaderian Holloway was reported missing by his mother. Police later learned he was with a family member. Jaderian Holloway was reported missing by his mother. Police later learned he was with a family member.
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Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Tuesday including potential criminal charges against a mother who reported her 5 year-old missing because a family member said she was too intoxicated and took the child from her care. We'll also take a look at the verdict of Ryan Sims, the man accused of holding some Chelsea Middle School students hostage at gunpoint.
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One person dead following early morning shooting in Center Point

Officials remain on the scene of a homicide in the Center Point area. Officials remain on the scene of a homicide in the Center Point area.
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Officials remain on the scene of a homicide in the Center Point area. One man is dead and another injured.
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13 INVESTIGATES: Undermining your property

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Underground mining in one Jefferson County neighborhood is causing several houses there to sink. More>>

Funeral planned in Tuscaloosa for 22-month old who was left in a hot vehicle in Georgia, father being held without bond

Justin Harris is charged with murder after leaving his 22-month old in a hot vehicle in Georgia. Justin Harris is charged with murder after leaving his 22-month old in a hot vehicle in Georgia.
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A funeral service will be held Saturday for a 22 month old who died after being left in a hot vehicle for several hours last week in Georgia. The incident happened in Cobb County, Georgia on June 18. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: Donation Bin Battle

Local charities pay the price when thieves steal donations. Plus, for-profit businesses are putting out their own bins confusing donors who often think they're giving to charity. Local charities pay the price when thieves steal donations. Plus, for-profit businesses are putting out their own bins confusing donors who often think they're giving to charity.
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Local charities pay the price when thieves steal donations. Plus, for-profit businesses are putting out their own bins confusing donors who often think they're giving to charity.

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Spirit of Alabama: Eldridge Knighton Video included

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Tonight, a story of survival. A working man robbed, shot, left for dead. His survival is like a miracle, his story of forgiveness is more than I could have imagined. His name is Eldridge Knighton. he was a cab driver just doing his job. Little did he know that his last customer had robbery and murder on his mind. Here is tonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>

Spirit of Alabama: Ben Tomlinson's new home Video included

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Ben Tomlinson was wounded by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan. Through organizations like the Tunnel Of Towers and the Gary Sinise Foundation Ben will have a new home which will allow him start a new life of independence. He can now put Afghanistan and combat in his rear view mirror. Home town hero Ben Tomlinson is tonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>

Burger Byte with Cheese: full Scott Moore's coaching impressions Video included

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Click on the video player above to see Kyle Burger's full interview with coaching and celebrity impressionist Scott Moore. More>>

Spirit of Alabama: Claudia Reach, St. Martin's in the Pines Video included

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In this Spirit of Alabama report, Mike Royer introduces you to Claudio Reach, the Activities Director at St. Martin’s. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: VA Care Complaints

Two local veterans talk about their complaints concerning their treatment at the Birmingham VA hospital Two local veterans talk about their complaints concerning their treatment at the Birmingham VA hospital
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Amid the national Veterans Administration scandal - two of Alabama's VA medical facilities were found to have some of the longest wait times in the country for new patients. They are in Montgomery and Tuskegee.

Although Birmingham's VA Hospital is not on that list, a couple of local veterans do have complaints about medical care.

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13 INVESTIGATES: Fields of dreams delay

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Due to a bankrupt contractor and other factors, Birmingham is still working to complete Cooper Green Park renovations more than three years after construction began. More>>

World War II veteran recalls his experience at Omaha Beach on D-Day

Former Tuscaloosa mayor Al DuPont recalls serving as a medic in World War II when the US stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy. Former Tuscaloosa mayor Al DuPont recalls serving as a medic in World War II when the US stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy.
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Seventy years after the allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy and turned the tide of World War II, former Tuscaloosa mayor Al DuPont still has vivid memories of serving as an army medic on Omaha beach. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: Postponed precinct progress

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 There has been no progress at the construction site of Birmingham's new West Police Precinct since we exposed the project's delay seven months ago. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: Oneonta's wet-dry vote Video included

In Oneonta and across Blount County, residents have been battling for years over whether or not to allow their communities to "go wet" or allow alcohol sales, or if they should remain "dry." In Oneonta and across Blount County, residents have been battling for years over whether or not to allow their communities to "go wet" or allow alcohol sales, or if they should remain "dry."
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For Oneonta, the "wet versus dry" debate isn't just about alcohol sales -- principles of "doing the right thing" and bringing money to the area also come into play. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: Overseas Adoption Dangers

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An investigation is under way into a locally-based domestic and international adoption agency called Lifeline Children's Services. There is a concern about Lifeline not investigating children's backgrounds for international adoption. More>>

Spirit of Alabama: The Lovelady Center Video included

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The Lovelady Center for ten years has been a home, a shelter, a place of recovery for hurting women. They help as many women as they can, and some folks are trying to make things a little better for them. It's tonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>

Spirit of Alabama: Special Mcadory student graduation Video included

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Mike Royer shares the story of appreciating life, family and friendship in this week's Spirit of Alabama report.
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13 INVESTIGATES: Flying through storms Video included

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On April 28, more than a dozen tornadoes touched down in Alabama. Some of the storms wreaked havoc on flights at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. But,a few planes landed and took off while twisters were only miles away. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: Mega church money

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 When we asked ten of the largest churches in Central Alabama to provide us with a copy of their latest financial statement, seven opened their books to us. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: The Coaching Culture Video included

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In Talladega, a 16-year-old sophomore honors student and high school  basketball player, is warming the bench at home.  He's been there since mid-January, suspended from school after an altercation with his basketball coach. His family is concerned the young man isn't being treated fairly. Was the incident just a part of the coaching culture, building character or something more? More>>

Spirit of Alabama: Sasha and Rex 1000 books Video included

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Rex and Sasha Gann are first graders at Creek View Elementary School in Alabaster. They have a lot in common, including their love for reading.During this school year Rex and Sasha have each read 1000 books. The school principal challenged students to read 5000 books. Find out if they reached that goal in this Spirit of Alabama report. More>>

13 INVESTIGATES: Essential oils

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Lisa Crane looked into this back-to-nature trend of plant-based health remedies to see if there are any safety concerns. More>>

Birmingham Water Works Board says discolored water is safe

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The company says it is currently flushing the system and expects the water to turn back to normal, though no timeline has been given.
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During these periods of extreme cold, there's a lot more affected than just the amount of clothes someone wears to go outside. More>>

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    Victims of a fatal Bessemer bank robbery believe this week's competency hearing prove the suspect should stand trial.

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