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30 min ago | Alabama Live

Prosecutor: Birmingham man texted woman 'til death do us part' hours before he stabbed her...

Gregory Smith texted his on-again, off-again, girlfriend, Gerronda Hill, the message, "till death do us part.

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1 hr ago | Alabama Live

Deputies capture 1 man, 2 teens after Jefferson County home break-in

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested a man and two teens after they say the trio broke into a home on Tomahawk Road.

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9 hrs ago | Alabama Live

122 Birmingham school employees laid off or transferred in 2012 amid state takeover win lawsuit

A judge has ruled that Alabama State Department of Education officials violated the due process rights of 122 current and former Birmingham school employees who were laid off or transferred to another job during the state's 2012 takeover of the financially struggling system.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Alabama Live

Forecast: A clear night is expected in Birmingham, but there's an air quality alert for Wednesday

Expect a clear night Tuesday night in the Birmingham area, with lows in the upper 60s, according to the National Weather Service .

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Weather, Shelby County, AL

Magic 96.5

Wildfire Burns in Jefferson County

A wildfire in Jefferson County was reported Monday. More than 75 acres had burned as of the late afternoon.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Adger, AL

Alabama Live

75 acres burned in Adger as wildfire rapidly grows in western Jefferson County, authorities say

The fire in Adger has already burned about 75 acres and it showing no sign of slowing down, said forestry commission spokeswoman Coleen Vansant.

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Related Topix: Fire, Adger, AL, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fairfield, AL

Alabama Live

Trussville man released in death of 81-year-old man now indicted and back in lockup

A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a Trussville man in the 2013 shooting death of an 81-year-old man.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Trussville, AL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Alabama Live

Q A session set Wednesday for Birmingham area lawyers interested in providing legal services for indigent defendants

A question and answer session will be held Wednesday for Jefferson County area attorneys who wish to submit proposals for providing legal services to indigent criminal defendants for the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. The session will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in courtroom 370 - presiding judge Houston Brown's courtroom - at the Jefferson ... (more)

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Birmingham man surrenders in deadly road rage hit-and-run

A Birmingham man sought in the deadly hit-and-run of a woman earlier this month is now in police custody.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Alabama Live

The Week in Birmingham History: 1908 strike ends after state militia called in

McDuff served as chief from 1921 until 1933 and sheriff from 1935 to 1939. During his time as chief, Birmingham was struck by a series of ax murders .

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Lipscomb, AL, Crime Movies, Bugsy, Drama Movies, Biography Movies

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Alabama Live

Settlement reached in lawsuit over Nick Saban affiliated Mercedes-Benz dealership

Hoover Crown Automobile Co. and Mercedes-Benz USA have settled the lawsuit Crown had filed last year seeking to stop Mercedes from granting a new dealership in Irondale to University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and his business partner.

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Related Topix: Hoover, AL, Irondale, AL, University of Alabama

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Alabama Live

Alabama Supreme Court refuses to overturn conviction and 100-year sentence of former Birmingham officer

The Alabama Supreme Court today denied former Birmingham police officer Curtis Thornton's request to review and overturn his arson conviction and 100-year sentence for a series of 2012 fires in Ensley and Warrior.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Warrior, AL

Alabama Live

Jefferson County courts seek proposals from lawyers wanting to provide indigent defense services

The advisory board that makes sure poor criminal defendants have legal representation in Jefferson County courts is asking local lawyers to submit proposals for providing those legal services for the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. Presiding Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Houston Brown, who is chairman of the indigent advisory board for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Alabama Live

'It takes guts to stand up for what is right' Jeffco DA tells new Birmingham police officers

More than two dozen new Birmingham police officers will hit the streets this weekend after graduating today from the department's academy.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Alabama Live

Parking crunch at Birmingham Museum of Art about to intensify as lots close beneath...

Visitors to the Birmingham Museum of Art will soon have more than abstract painting to decipher.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Abraham, Alternative, Entertainment

The Trussville Tribune

JefCoEd names deputy superintendent

Becky Lee, the chief of staff for Birmingham City Schools, was hired unanimously by the Jefferson County Board of Education.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Troy University, Russell County, AL, Lanett, AL, University of Missouri

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Alabama Live

Hundreds show up to help Jeffco sheriff's deputy fighting for his life

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office asked for help for one of its own and, officials say, the public answered.

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Alabama Live

Bessemer man serving time for 1997 drive-by shooting death will now get chance at parole

Malcolm D. Stevens, who has been serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for his conviction in the 1997 drive-by shooting death of a 22-year-old Bessemer man, now will have a shot at parole under a deal with prosecutors.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Bessemer, AL

Alabama Live

Adults with disabilities 'just light up' at first ever UCP of Greater Birmingham LINCPoint...

Those that could dance, danced. Those that couldn't stand, they danced, too, often with more enthusiasm and motion than those standing.

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Alabama Live

Building ties: Civil rights forum Aug. 25 to deal with relationship between community, police

Former Birmingham Police Chief Annetta Nunn and Jefferson County Sheriff's Special Investigations Commander Cleveland Moore will be among the participants at a forum Aug. 25 dealing with relationships between communities and police forces.

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