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

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

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:21:19 GMT
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • Homewood church hosts Labor Day BBQ, Bake and Garage Sale

    Homewood church hosts Labor Day BBQ, Bake and Garage Sale

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:55:22 GMT
    Homewood Cumberland Presbyterian holds their Labor Day BBQ, Cake and Garage salesHomewood Cumberland Presbyterian holds their Labor Day BBQ, Cake and Garage sales
    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.
    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.
  • Pinson caregiver charged with elder abuse

    Pinson caregiver charged with elder abuse

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:46:18 GMT
    Taneka Hopkins, 28, is charged with second-degree elder abuse. Taneka Hopkins, 28, is charged with second-degree elder abuse.
    A former caregiver was arrested and charged with the abuse of an elder client.
    A former caregiver was arrested and charged with the abuse of an elder client.

Here's a quick look at stories making headlines this Friday morning.

1. Today marks the 70 years anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in the world. A D-Day remembrance ceremony was held this morning in Normandy, France. On June 6, 1944 around 150,000 allied troops crossed the English Channel in an invasion that eventually marked the beginning of the end of World War II. Click through the photos above for 13 facts on the D-Day invasion.

RELATED: D-Day Anniversary events around the U.S. and abroad

2. A suspect is in custody this morning accused in a shooting at Seattle Pacific University yesterday. Police say the man, armed with a shotgun walked into the foyer of the building. One person was killed and three others were injured. The 26 year-old male suspect is now in police custody.

3. The Obama administration is responding to criticism following the release of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl. White House officials say Congress was not notified of the prisoner swap because they were afraid that the Taliban would have killed Bergdahl.

4. Merit pay raises for Birmingham police officers and firefighters could be on the chopping block. Last night, the council met in a work session to talk about the city’s new budget. Council members have until July 1 to approve the budget for the next fiscal year.

5, The Pelham Board of Education will begin operation as a separate school system starting July 1. Pelham is breaking off from the Shelby County School system.

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