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1 hr ago | Alabama Live

Family will pay $5,000 in cash to anyone who can prove this, Jefferson County Commissioner...

A Jefferson County Commissioner said her family is offering $5,000 in cash to anyone who can prove she voted to close Cooper Green Mercy Hospital.

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1 hr ago | The Trussville Tribune

Judge dismisses all claims, defendants in Trussville incentives lawsuit

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Jim Hughey on Thursday ruled to dismiss all claims and all defendants in a lawsuit over incentives to bring businesses to downtown Trussville.

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Related Topix: Trussville, AL, Health Club, Anytime Fitness

8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

National Weather Service's Birmingham radio broadcast returns on 'limited basis'

The map shows the coverage area for the National Weather Service's Birmingham-area radio broadcast for forecasts and alerts.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Weather, The National, Entertainment, Television, Calera, AL

12 hrs ago | Alabama Live

What should the AL.com editorial board ask the Jefferson County Commission District 1 candidates on Monday? You tell us

The contenders for the Jefferson County Commission District 1 seat represent a diverse range of political experience with candidates who have served on the commission; Birmingham City Council and in the state legislature.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Alabama Live

With a little help, Birmingham's parks are filling up with a new generation of native oaks

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Three years ago, a tornado swept through the small North Smithfield Manor community of Jefferson County, destroying dozens of homes and heavily damaging the volunteer fire department.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Home Gardening, Home

Alabama Live

Drug tests OK for new workers in Birmingham and Hoover; but not in Jefferson County. What gives?

Our research indicates that the federal courts permit public employers to use pre-employment drug screening to maintain drug free workplaces."

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Related Topix: Drug Testing, Hoover, AL, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Get out of his way. Receiver now at odds with Jefferson County's law department over this

Ronald Sims, the court-appointed receiver over Jefferson County's HR department is no stranger to taking on county commissioners and county department heads.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Alabama Live

Police investigate after person is found wounded at northeast Birmingham apartment complex

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Police are investigating after a person was found wounded at the Devonshire Place apartments in northeast Birmingham Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Center Point, AL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Trussville Tribune

Matt Pitt to deliver first sermon since jail release tonight in Trussville

Pitt had been incarcerated since August 2013, serving time for a probation revocation on an impersonating a police officer charge .

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Related Topix: Trussville, AL, Grayson Valley, AL

Alabama Live

Roach in egg roll? Jefferson County grand jury to review case of...

The judge ruled after holding a preliminary hearing in which witnesses testified customers continued to stand in line for service after the shot was fired during the Feb. 6 incident, which was captured on videotape.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Daily Mountain Eagle

Bomb threat shuts down courthouse

The Walker County Courthouse was evacuated after a bomb threat was called in just after 8 a.m. Thursday.

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Related Topix: Walker County, AL

The Trussville Tribune

Northern Beltline groundbreaking: - Very important' to governor

U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus pulled out an old photo he said he discovered while cleaning out his desk, a photo from 40 years ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus, Alabama, Palmerdale, AL, Bessemer, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Alabama Live

Why a Meals on Wheels contract and more than a dozen others in Jefferson County went months without approval

Getting a contract approved in Jefferson County can take weeks, if not months, and some have blamed the court appointed receiver over the county's HR department.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Some area hospitals in Jefferson County are still waiting for commissioners to address...

"Baptist Princeton has seen a double-digit increase in patient volume through our emergency department," Ross Mitchell, vice president of external and governmental affairs for Baptist Health System told Weld For Birmingham recently.

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Related Topix: Princeton, AL, Birmingham, AL, Medicine

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Cincinnati.com

Wanted: More immigrants

Blandine Nyaingwala of Congo learns the names and functions of garden tools during ESL class at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Opinion

Alabama Live

Prosecutors blocked favorable testimony for Birmingham woman convicted of capital murder, lawyer alleges; district attorney denies it

An attorney for a Birmingham woman convicted and sentenced last week to life without the possibility of parole in a 2011 murder case says prosecutors blocked the woman's husband from providing potentially favorable or exculpatory testimony.

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

Alabama Live

'Family can finally have peace,' prosecutor says after Bessemer man's conviction in 2009...

A jury deliberated less than 45 minutes before reaching a verdict that Demitrius Alexander, 30, of Bessemer, is guilty of murder in the death of Bernicia Murray.

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

Alabama Live

Authorities identify man who hanged himself in jail after bizarre attack on Bessemer couple

Authorities on Friday identified a 26-year-old man who police say stabbed another man and kidnapped a woman Wednesday night before he hanged himself in the Bessemer City Jail.

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Related Topix: Bessemer, AL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Daily Mountain Eagle

Bomb threat shuts down courthouse

The Walker County Courthouse was evacuated after a bomb threat was called in just after 8 a.m. Thursday.

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Related Topix: Walker County, AL

Alabama Live

Jury deliberations to continue Monday in capital murder trial of teen in 2012 shooting

The jury deliberated a couple of hours on Thursday afternoon after closing arguments by prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Death Penalty

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