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9 hrs ago | 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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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

The Trussville Tribune

Trussville PD, sheriff's office participating in drug take-back day

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 and the Trussville Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are participating.

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Related Topix: Trussville, AL

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Child brings loaded gun to Center Point Elementary

A seven-year-old child brought a loaded gun to Center Point Elementary on Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says.

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Alabama Live

Good Friday procession downtown follows cross, focuses on poor

A group of about 25 to 40 people took turns carrying a simple wooden cross through downtown today in observance of Good Friday, praying the Stations of the Cross and "seeking the suffering Jesus on the streets of Birmingham."

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Mountain Brook, AL

The Trussville Tribune

Sheriff's office investigating threat written at Clay-Chalkville Middle School

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a threat written on a whiteboard at Clay-Chalkville Middle School on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Chalkville, AL

Business Journal

Birmingham doing better than others in home equity

There are around 9.1 million homes with mortgages that are still underwater, meaning the owner owes 25 percent or more than the value's property.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Shelby County, AL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Alabama Live

Alabama Media Group celebrates move into renovated downtown Birmingham building

"A big part of the reason why we work here is we have a responsibility to take a leadership role in this community," said Matt Sharp, Alabama Media Group president.

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Alabama Live

Jefferson County may not be in hospital business anymore, but it's on the mend, Tony Petelos tells Hoover chamber

Jefferson County Manager Tony Petelos talks to the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce about the status of the county government during the chamber's monthly luncheon at the Hoover Country Club in Hoover, Ala., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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The Trussville Tribune

Chase for burglary suspects ends in JeffCo near Trussville

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jack Self said the chase began with a burglary in Odenville.

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Related Topix: Trussville, AL, Odenville, AL

Alabama Live

Jury deliberates in capital murder trial of Birmingham woman charged in 2011 beating and shooting death

If convicted of capital murder, Porter could possibly face a death sentence. The jury also has the option of intentional murder or manslaughter.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Pre-dawn burglary leads to shots fired, chase that ended in Jefferson County

Details are sketchy, but authorities said it began in a pre-dawn burglary in Odenville where shots were fired.

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Related Topix: Odenville, AL

Alabama Live

Jefferson County Commission to get more involved with county schools? See what District 1...

The quality of Jefferson County schools has emerged as an issue in the race for Jefferson County Commission District 1. With seven weeks remaining to the June primary all three candidates for the seat are covering a lot of ground - both geographically and politically.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

53 killed in Alabama fires for January through March; among highest death toll in nation

Fifty three people were killed in Alabama fires in the first three months of 2014, putting the state near the top nationwide in deadly blazes.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Fire, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

What would a highway funding shortfall do to Alabama? Transportation secretary wants national $302 billion fix

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, center, calls on Congress to pass transportation funding while at the construction site for Birmingham's new downtown intermodal facility on Morris Avenue.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

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