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Top 5: New Gardendale superintendent, Brian Epps captured & Lutzenkirchen memorial top your Wednesday morning headlines

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BIRMINGHAM, AL - Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Wednesday, July 02, 2014.

1. The new Gardendale Board of Education has unanimously selected Dr. Patrick Martin for the school system’s inaugural superintendent. Dr. Martin most recently served as a school superintendent in Washington, Illinois. Students are expected to be enrolled in the new system by the fall 2015.

2. U.S. Marshals and Hoover police have captured 29 year-old Brian Epps. Epps had been on the run since Saturday after the shooting death of his pregnant wife. The victim, Rashon Epps, called police saying her husband was assaulting her. When officers arrived, they found her in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the head.

RELATED: Hoover man accused of killing pregnant wife captured in Bessemer

3. A memorial service will be held tonight in honor of former Auburn football player Philip Lutzenkirchen. The service is at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia. The former tight end died early Sunday morning in a car accident.

RELATED: Philip Lutzenkirchen killed in Georgia crash

4. The Alabama Department of Transportation is investigating recent fatal accidents on I-459 to see if changes should be made to prevent future crashes. The state will consider many factors including traffic, construction zones and making the best use of taxpayers’ money.

RELATED: ALDOT reviewing fatal accidents on I-459

5. Today the Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Department will bake cookies inside a vehicle at the Shops of Lake Tuscaloosa. Officials say the demonstration will show how serious the extreme heat can be. They’ll also discuss ways to prevent heat strokes among children.

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