12 hrs ago
Alabaster man pleads guilty in high-speed chase that ended in crash with police car, gets probation
An Alabaster man received a suspended prison sentence and will be on probation for three years after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a high-speed car chase in 2012.
20 hrs ago
Grand jury to hear case against ex-Chilton County sheriff's deputy charged with sexual...
The case against a former Chilton County sheriff's deputy facing dozens of charges of sexual misconduct with underage students will go before a Chilton County grand jury, a judge ruled this week.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Docupak to lay off workers after losing contract
Document and Packaging Brokers Inc., also known as Docupak, will significantly reduce its workforce after it was notified by the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C., that its contracts expired and won't be renewed.
Former DHR case worker forced sex acts 'in return for not taking her kids,' woman claims in lawsuit
A former Department of Human Resources case worker who faces criminal charges in a sexual assault investigation has now been named by the alleged victim in a civil lawsuit.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Alabaster school board approves action to get $120 million for high school construction, renovations
The Alabaster Board of Education tonight voted to allow its investment bankers to raise roughly $120 million through the sale of bonds Thursday for construction of a new high school, renovations and other services for the district.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Alabaster police investigating report of handguns stolen from unlocked vehicle
The Alabaster Police Department is reporting that two handguns and other items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the Apache Ridge subdivision sometime during the early-morning hours on Monday.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Alabaster City Schools preparing for homecoming celebration Oct. 8
The Alabaster City Schools' annual homecoming celebration and parade will start at 6 p.m. followed by a pep rally at the football stadium at 7:15 p.m. The school district's dog Warrior will serve as grand marshal of the event, which will have the theme "Warrior Pride."
Sun Aug 17, 2014
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County debuts Anonymous Alerts system
Students in Walker County schools may feel a little safer going back to school this year thanks to a new anonymous bullying alert system.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Al Jazeera shines light on private probation firm in Alabama
The private probation system used by many Alabama courts to collect fees and fines - which has been the subject of scrutiny since a Shelby County judge shut down one such system in Harpersville in 2012 - is the focus of an article this week at the news site Al Jazeera America .
Three Helena firefighters treated for smoke, heat exposure after house blaze
A structure fire that caused heavy damage to a Helena home in the Old Cahaba subdivision on Tuesday evening also resulted in three firefighters seeking medical care due to the effects of heat and smoke.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Alabaster's ALDI store targeting possible December grand opening
The under-construction ALDI grocery store in Alabaster is targeting a late 2014 grand opening, likely in December, according to information provided at a company job fair in Birmingham today.
Alabaster City Schools Foundation begins fundraising in support of academics
The Alabaster City Schools Foundation held its kickoff event with an invitation-only gathering that attracted about 150 people on Saturday evening to Thompson Middle School.
Alabaster Teen Fest providing plenty of entertainment at Municipal Park on Saturday
The City of Alabaster's Teen Council is organizing the first Alabaster Teen Fest happening from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Municipal Park.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
ALDI grocery chain to host hiring event in Birmingham on Tuesday, 30-40 jobs available
The ALDI grocery stores will host a hiring event in downtown Birmingham on Tuesday for about 30-40 new jobs at existing or planned locations in the metro area, according to a news release from the chain today.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Attorney General Luther Strange Announces Convictions of Robbery and Burglary in Shelby County
Brandon Mershon Hill, 28, of Columbiana, pleaded guilty yesterday in Shelby County Circuit Court to second-degree robbery and third-degree burglary.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
From Monster Clay to post-USSR globes: 6 Birmingham-area classroom projects you can help fund
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - DonorsChoose.org is a website with a simple premise: public teachers tell the website what they need or want for their classrooms, and donors can browse the site and choose who they want to support.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Alabama lawmaker says Yellow Mama may make a comeback: Today in state politics
Alabama may be forced to bring back its infamous electric chair dubbed "Yellow Mama" if lawmakers can't agree to give immunity to the makers of the drugs used in executions.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Leeds' Grand River development to get Lemak Sports Medicine clinic
Southpace Properties recently represented the clinic's parent company Lemak Group in purchasing 1.5 acres of land from U.S. Steel in the Grand River Development.
Sen. Cam Ward: Executions on hold until at least spring; state needs confidentiality law...
Alabama can't resume executions until next spring because it can't get the needed drugs, state Sen. Cam Ward told the Times-Daily newspaper in Florence.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Every superhero needs a sidekick: Alabaster couple lands knockout with creative baby announcement
D.J. and Renea Dittenhoefer weren't thwarted when faced with the challenge of coming up with a creative way to announce a new addition to their family.