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50 min ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

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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Related Topix: Jacksonville State University

Alabama Live

Alabamians are literally paying for Bentley's decisions: Reader opinion

It was very generous to have Chris Christie come to Alabama and praise Governor Bentley for reducing state expenditures approximately $1 billion yearly.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Robert Bentley, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Mountain Brook mayor to step down as chair of group with oversight of area EMA

Mountain Brook Mayor Terry Oden said he will step down next month as chairman of the Jefferson County mayors' council that has oversight of the EMA.

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Related Topix: Mountain Brook, AL

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Study: Bad roads cost Birmingham drivers $1,600 annually

When you drive around Montgomery you may notice some less than ideal driving conditions.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Montgomery, AL

Alabama Live

This map shows which Alabama counties got the most military surplus gear for law enforcement

Alabama's most populous county is also home to the most surplus military equipment in the hands of law enforcement agencies.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Mobile, AL, Daphne, AL

Alabama Live

Jeffco deputy who lost wife, father to cancer now fighting for his own life

To say it's been a rough year for Jefferson County sheriff's Sgt. Randy Nash would be an understatement.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Alabama Live

JeffCo school board member raises alarm over racial make-up of system's top administration

With the hire of the Jefferson County school system's newest deputy superintendent , one school board member is raising concern over the racial make-up of the system's administration.

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Related Topix: African-American, Gardendale, AL

The Trussville Tribune

Northern Beltline progress in Pinson: Landscape - changes every day'

The area just off Alabama Highway 75 in the Pinson area by Palmerdale United Methodist Church is vast, the walls of red-orange dirt built high.

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Related Topix: Pinson, AL, Palmerdale, AL, Bessemer, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

The Trussville Tribune

Sheriff's office asks for help for sergeant battling leukemia

Having served 20 years in the United States Air Force and nearly 20 years as a deputy sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, he has made service his life's work.

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Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force

Alabama Live

Judge: Defendant's statements to Birmingham detectives in 2011 home invasion slaying admissible in September trial

Justen Stinson, Brandon Hill and Jonathan Weston were charged in the June 2011 home invasion slaying of Classheka Norman.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Fairfield, AL

Alabama Live

What Birmingham can learn from Ferguson Missouri

In September of 2002 Dave Adkisson, the then President of our Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce , and I got up for an early morning jog.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Alabama Live

MAX buses to begin using temporary station on Monday

Workers finish up temporary buildings that will house MAX Central Station beginning Monday through 2015.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

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