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  • Municipal elections today in Bessemer, Gadsden

    Municipal elections today in Bessemer, Gadsden

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:40:11 GMT
    Both city council school board seats are up for grabs today.
    Both city council school board seats are up for grabs today.
  • UPDATE: Adger wildfire now contained, 100 acres burned so far

    UPDATE: Adger wildfire now contained, 100 acres burned so far

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:19:56 GMT
    A wildfire has burned more than 75 acres near Adger since 1:30 a.m.A wildfire has burned more than 75 acres near Adger since 1:30 a.m.
    A wildfire continues to burn out of control in western Jefferson County today.
    A wildfire continues to burn out of control in western Jefferson County today.
  • May Mugshots

    May Mugshots

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-06-18 14:24:10 GMT
    May arrests in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
    May arrests in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
  • Arrest made in murder at Tuscaloosa check cashing business

    Arrest made in murder at Tuscaloosa check cashing business

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-08-25 11:45:24 GMT
    Eric Petty has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Marcellus Brown in Tuscaloosa. Eric Petty has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Marcellus Brown in Tuscaloosa.
    It happened late last night in Tuscaloosa at the "Easy Money" check cashing store on McFarland Boulevard.
    It happened late last night in Tuscaloosa at the "Easy Money" check cashing store on McFarland Boulevard.
  • Ex band teacher says "I love my wife and kids" following sex charges

    Ex band teacher says "I love my wife and kids" following sex charges

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:53:22 GMT
    Jeffery Gainous appears in court Aug. 26, 2014. (PHOTO VIA WKRG)Jeffery Gainous appears in court Aug. 26, 2014. (PHOTO VIA WKRG)
    Gainous made the statement outside the Escambia County Courthouse Monday afternoon before a bond hearing.
    Gainous made the statement outside the Escambia County Courthouse Monday afternoon before a bond hearing.
  • Rosa Parks’ apartment in Montgomery heavily damaged by suspected copper thieves (PHOTOS)

    Rosa Parks’ apartment in Montgomery heavily damaged by suspected copper thieves (PHOTOS)

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:41:06 GMT
    Rosa Parks' apartment was damaged sometime between Friday and Saturday in MontgomeryRosa Parks' apartment was damaged sometime between Friday and Saturday in Montgomery
    The apartment was one of several in the area targeted by the thieves.
    The apartment was one of several in the area targeted by the thieves.
  • Gus Malzahn talks about Arkansas

    Gus Malzahn talks about Arkansas

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:00:49 GMT
    Gus Malzahn addresses the press during his first press conference of the 2014 season. Gus Malzahn addresses the press during his first press conference of the 2014 season.
    Gus Malzahn's full press conference
    Gus Malzahn's full press conference
  • ACT scores in Alabama are improving

    ACT scores in Alabama are improving

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:37:00 GMT
    ACT scores in Alabama are improving.According to the Alabama State Department of Education, the state's average composite score for 2014 public school graduates taking the ACT test is 20.3.That's compared to the score of 20.1 in 2012.State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice said, “We are beginning to see incremental increases in the level of college- and career-preparedness for Alabama students, as evidenced by this most recent ACT report. For more than 50 years, the ACT has served as...
    ACT scores in Alabama are improving.According to the Alabama State Department of Education, the state's average composite score for 2014 public school graduates taking the ACT test is 20.3.That's compared to the score of 20.1 in 2012.State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice said, “We are beginning to see incremental increases in the level of college- and career-preparedness for Alabama students, as evidenced by this most recent ACT report. For more than 50 years, the ACT has served as...
  • Deputies: Woman Pulled Trigger Of Empty Gun, Tried To Hit Husband With Ax

    Deputies: Woman Pulled Trigger Of Empty Gun, Tried To Hit Husband With Ax

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:17:38 GMT
    Patricia OwensbyPatricia Owensby
    A Spartanburg County woman is under arrest after deputies say she tried to attack him with an ax after pulling the trigger on an empty shotgun. Patricia Owensby was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office
    A Spartanburg County woman is under arrest after deputies say she tried to attack him with an ax after pulling the trigger on an empty shotgun. Patricia Owensby was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office
  • Birmingham City retirees say 30% insurance hike may send them back to work to make ends meet

    Birmingham City retirees say 30% insurance hike may send them back to work to make ends meet

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:40:55 GMT
    Birmingham City Council approved a 30 percent increase in health insurance cost for retirees.Birmingham City Council approved a 30 percent increase in health insurance cost for retirees.
    The cost of health insurance is going up for city retirees in Birmingham. This morning, the City Council approved a 30 percent increase, which is more than what retirees paid last year. Needless to say, retirees weren't happy with the increase.
    The cost of health insurance is going up for city retirees in Birmingham. This morning, the City Council approved a 30 percent increase, which is more than what retirees paid last year. Needless to say, retirees weren't happy with the increase.
  • Birmingham Southern freshman participate in community service projects across the city

    Birmingham Southern freshman participate in community service projects across the city

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:58:31 GMT
    Birmingham-Southern College students spend time volunteering at the Exceptional FoundationBirmingham-Southern College students spend time volunteering at the Exceptional Foundation
    Birmingham-Southern says about 70 percent of its students perform some type of community service.
    Birmingham-Southern says about 70 percent of its students perform some type of community service.
  • Gadsden municipal election results

    Gadsden municipal election results

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:04:04 GMT
    Mayor Sherman Guyton (I): 56% J. Holland: 18% Mitchell James: 24% Michael Shell 2% District 1 Billy J. Harris (I): 43% Cynthia L. Toles: 57% District 2 Warren Alexander Dates: 34% Deverick Williams (I): 66% District 3 Robert Avery (I): 32% Thomas Earl Worthy: 68% District 4 Luther D. Abel: 18% Robert (Bob) Echols (I): 63% Mike Goodson: 19% District 5 Gloria Allenstein: 18% Billy F. Billingsley, Sr.: 41% Bill C. Stewart (I): 41% District 6 Johnny Cannon (I): 67% Alfred (Al) Oyler: 33% District...
    Mayor Sherman Guyton (I): 56% J. Holland: 18% Mitchell James: 24% Michael Shell 2% District 1 Billy J. Harris (I): 43% Cynthia L. Toles: 57% District 2 Warren Alexander Dates: 34% Deverick Williams (I): 66% District 3 Robert Avery (I): 32% Thomas Earl Worthy: 68% District 4 Luther D. Abel: 18% Robert (Bob) Echols (I): 63% Mike Goodson: 19% District 5 Gloria Allenstein: 18% Billy F. Billingsley, Sr.: 41% Bill C. Stewart (I): 41% District 6 Johnny Cannon (I): 67% Alfred (Al) Oyler: 33% District...
  • Alleged Bondage in Brewton Band Room

    Alleged Bondage in Brewton Band Room

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:56:27 GMT
    Jeffery Gainous, 32Jeffery Gainous, 32
    A former band teacher accused of having sexual relationships with his students.
    A former band teacher accused of having sexual relationships with his students.
  • Northport Fire Chief takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level

    Northport Fire Chief takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:59:10 GMT
    Northport Fire Chief Bart Marshall takes the ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeNorthport Fire Chief Bart Marshall takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    Northport Fire Chief Bart Marshall accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday, but with a twist.Chief Marshall took the challenge for the 68 Alabama civilians that have died this year in residential fires.The fire chief was dunked with water 68 times, and he read every name for each dunk.Chief Marshall managed to outlast the constant blasts of water.
    Northport Fire Chief Bart Marshall accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday, but with a twist.Chief Marshall took the challenge for the 68 Alabama civilians that have died this year in residential fires.The fire chief was dunked with water 68 times, and he read every name for each dunk.Chief Marshall managed to outlast the constant blasts of water.
  • 13 INVESTIGATES: VA Care Complaints

    13 INVESTIGATES: VA Care Complaints

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-06-17 14:17:43 GMT
    Two local veterans talk about their complaints concerning their treatment at the Birmingham VA hospitalTwo local veterans talk about their complaints concerning their treatment at the Birmingham VA hospital
    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.

    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.

  • PHOTOS: Alabama prepares for West Virginia

    PHOTOS: Alabama prepares for West Virginia

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:33:10 GMT
    Alabama kicks off the season against West Virginia in the Georgia Dome.
    Alabama kicks off the season against West Virginia in the Georgia Dome.
  • Who will get the start against West Virginia? Jacob Coker or Blake Sims?

    Who will get the start against West Virginia? Jacob Coker or Blake Sims?

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:17:11 GMT
    Everyone is talking about Bama's starting quarterback job...
    Everyone is talking about Bama's starting quarterback job...
  • Ice Bucket Challenge video leads to wanted man's arrest in Omaha

    Ice Bucket Challenge video leads to wanted man's arrest in Omaha

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:47:09 GMT
    Jesean Morris, 20, was arrested after Ice Bucket Challenge video revealed his address. (PHOTO: NBC News via Omaha Police Dept.)Jesean Morris, 20, was arrested after Ice Bucket Challenge video revealed his address. (PHOTO: NBC News via Omaha Police Dept.)
    Jesean Morris, 20, who was wanted in Nebraska for violating the terms of his parole, was arrested Friday after he posted to Facebook a video of himself dumping a bucket of ice water on his head.
    Jesean Morris, 20, who was wanted in Nebraska for violating the terms of his parole, was arrested Friday after he posted to Facebook a video of himself dumping a bucket of ice water on his head.
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  • 'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

    'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:42:52 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
    A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
  • How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

    How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:25:40 GMT
    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and you can do something about it.The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a form for people who see a motorist pass a stopped school bus.Highway Patrol form to report drivers who pass school busesUnder North Carolina law, G.S. 20-217, drivers going either direction must stop when a school bus is stopped to let children off. Drivers are not supposed to continue until the bus has completed dropping the children off and begun to move agai...
    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and you can do something about it.The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a form for people who see a motorist pass a stopped school bus.Highway Patrol form to report drivers who pass school busesUnder North Carolina law, G.S. 20-217, drivers going either direction must stop when a school bus is stopped to let children off. Drivers are not supposed to continue until the bus has completed dropping the children off and begun to move agai...
  • NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

    NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:36:56 GMT
    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and many of them may not even realize they are breaking the law. It's an issue that has received intense attention in North Carolina, with 13 children being hit, and killed, at bus stops since 1999. One survey on March 26 of this year recorded 429 times where a driver roared past a stopped school bus in Wake County alone. In Durham County, there were 89 violations that same day and Cumberland County had a whopping 210. Johnston Coun...
    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and many of them may not even realize they are breaking the law. It's an issue that has received intense attention in North Carolina, with 13 children being hit, and killed, at bus stops since 1999. One survey on March 26 of this year recorded 429 times where a driver roared past a stopped school bus in Wake County alone. In Durham County, there were 89 violations that same day and Cumberland County had a whopping 210. Johnston Coun...
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