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Birmingham, Alabama is located in Jefferson County. Zip codes in Birmingham, AL include 35222, 35233, and 35246. The median home price in Birmingham is $87,900 which is roughly $46/per square foot. More Birmingham information.

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1 hr ago | Alabama Live

Murder trial starts for man charged in shooting near Birmingham police headquarters

Opening statements will take place Tuesday in the murder trial of a Birmingham man charged in a shooting near police headquarters last year. His trial is being held before Jefferson County Circuit Judge Clyde Jones.

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4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Birmingham police searching for names, clues in shooting that killed man, critically...

The investigation into an early-morning weekend shooting that killed one and critically wound another continues as authorities try to identify the victims, and then find out what happened to them and why. Birmingham police responded to a call about a shooting at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of Bessemer Road.

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4 hrs ago | I Speak of Dreams

One Birmingham Sunday: September 15, 1963

On September 15, 1963 a bomb exploded before Sunday morning services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama-a church with a predominantly black congregation that served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders. Four young girls, Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair, were killed and many other people injured; outrage over the incident and the violent clash between protesters and police that followed helped draw national attention to the hard-fought, often dangerous struggle for civil rights for African Americans.

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6 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Animal welfare group files complaint against UAB after pig, monkey research deaths

An animal welfare group is calling for the USDA to take severe action against the University of Alabama at Birmingham after the death of two animals used for laboratory testing. UAB voluntarily reported the deaths to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare in 2013, but the group Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed an official complaint Sept.

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7 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Man charged in Wylam twins slaying sentenced to 99 years in prison for conviction in earlier murder

A man awaiting trial in the June 2013 slayings of 17-year-old twins in Wylam was sentenced Monday to 99 years in prison in an unrelated fatal shooting that had happened three months before the twins were killed. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Clyde Jones also that Stanley Brent Chatman, 27, pay a $10,000 fine, plus another $5,015 in restitution to the victim's mother.

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10 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Auto club worker changing tire on Birmingham roadside struck and killed

An Alabaster man died Sunday, two days after he was struck while changing a tire for someone on a Birmingham roadside. Authorities said Gaulden was a subcontractor for Allstate Motor Club.

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12 hrs ago | WYFF-TV Greenville

This day in history: Birmingham Church Bombing

On this date in 1963, a bomb planted by the Ku Klux Klan killed four children attending Sunday school services at a church in Birmingham, Alabama. IT'S TIME NOW FOR YOUR WYFF NEWS 4 TIMELINE...ON THIS SEPTEMBER 15TH.

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15 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Low income residents blamed for violence in city; Jeffco officials blamed for racism: What do you think?

A Birmingham pastor during a prayer blamed the "disease of racism and prejudice" for Jefferson County's past employment hiring issues. A County Commissioner blamed three lawyers for some of the county's problems with a federal judge in a consent decree case and said taxpayers should not pay their legal expenses.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Alabama Live

Forecast: Mild evening Sunday, possibly stormy Monday ahead in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Birmingham will have a mild, partly-cloudy night Sunday with a low of 70, according to the National Weather Service. On Monday, the high will end up in the upper 80s, with a 70 percent chance of rain and the possibility of thunderstorms after 10 a.m. Monday: A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

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Alabama Live

Where to watch Miss America on TV tonight

If you're not among the hundred or so supporters of Miss Alabama Caitlin Brunell in Atlantic City, don't worry. You can still follow the Miss America 2015 competition live on TV tonight.

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Alabama Live

Birmingham spends $180,000 on 'empowerment,' but does it know the meaning of the word?

About the writer John Archibald is a columnist for the Alabama Media Group. His work appears in the newspaper on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and online at AL.com all the time.

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Alabama Live

An old gem gets a facelift, and the trucks return to the park; here's your Birmingham food beat rewind

A downtown dining landmark prepares to get a major facelift, another new fast-casual eatery is coming to Southside, and the food trucks return to Railroad Park. If you missed any of those stories from the Birmingham food beat this past week, here is your Sunday-morning rewind.

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Alabama Live

Founder of hummingbird study group expanded banding and love of birds in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -When the annual bird banding takes place Oct. 4-12 at Fort Morgan, the patriarch of Alabama bird banders will be missing. Longtime Clay resident Bob Sargent, co-founder of the Hummer/Bird Study Group and one of Alabama's foremost bird experts, died on Sept.

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Film Threat

the Ghost Pepper Eating Contest of Jefferson County

Sam Frazier, Jr. turns his comic documentary eye towards the annual Salsa Showdown at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama to bring us The Ghost Pepper Eating Contest of Jefferson County . Setting the scene as if the event is being reported on by a rival of Dodgeball 's fictional ESPN 8 , hosts Mike Cunliffe and Arik Sokol give a running commentary as contestants see who can consume the most hot peppers.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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A Giant Chicken? In Birmingham?

A candidate for governor is campaigning with a large inflatable animal. Democrat Parker Griffith is making appearances, accompanied by an 18-foot tall chicken.

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Alabama Live

Beers, brats and wiener dogs: Birmingham's Oktoberfest celebration returns

"I've traveled to Germany several times," Ritch said while enjoying a meal of weisswurst, sauerkraut and German-style potato salad, as well as a glass of Hofbrau Oktoberfest. "This is as close as I'm going to get this year."

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Alabama Live

Apple releases: a talk with Birmingham developers

By all accounts the process was a mess , with lots of carriers, including Apple, knocked offline due to the onslaught of people fumbling over one another to throw money one of the richest companies in the world. Nevertheless, and in true Apple form, they outdid themselves once again, reporting record sales this morning , when the phone had been available for less than 12 hours.

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Alabama Live

Minister formally charged with rape, sodomy allegedly involving victim under 16

A Birmingham-area minister has been formally charged with rape and sodomy after he was arrested Thursday for allegedly victimizing a minor female . Glenn VanZandt, 55, of Hoover, faces charges of second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy contained in his arrest warrants, Pleasant Grove Police Sgt.

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Alabama Live

Addressing hunger and food deserts -- a wrap up of our coverage: opinion

With last night's Food Forward panel , our food desert series comes to an end. Our coverage of the issue is definitely not complete, but we wanted to look back at what we learned during the past few weeks.

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Alabama Live

Donald Watkins says he is settling dispute with Birmingham over claims he owes $146K in back taxes

Donald Watkins, who was legal adviser to former long-time Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington, says he is working to settle his dispute with the city over how much in business taxes he owes. Birmingham filed lawsuits in April against Watkins and against one of Watkins' energy companies, Masada Resource Group LLC, for failing to pay business license and payroll taxes totaling more than $146,000.

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