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35 min ago | Alabama Live

Bessemer wants 'permanent solution' to Valley Creek flooding, to seek county, state, federal help

Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley and City Councilman Jesse Matthews . The City Council voted Tuesday to authorize Gulley to seek help from the county, state and federal governments to stop the periodic flooding of Valley Creek.

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Related Topix: Bessemer, AL, Birmingham, AL

2 hrs ago | The Trussville Tribune

Deputies discover meth lab while checking on children

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday dispatched to a residence in northeastern Jefferson County to check the welfare of two children ended up making another discovery.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Pinson, AL

3 hrs ago | Guns and Ammo

Steyr Arms Unveils New U.S. Headquarters in Alabama

What better way to commemorate your 150th birthday than to celebrate with friends, family and neighbors in a brand new home? Steyr Arms did just that on April 4, 2014, unveiling a new 33,000 square-foot manufacturing headquarters in Bessemer, Alabama.

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Related Topix: World News, Austria, Bessemer, AL, Trussville, AL

7 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Jeffco man arrested after pulling kitchen knife on wife

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies also found crack cocaine, scales and a gun inside the home.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Alabama Live

Former Vestavia Hills High School students testify about finding nude body of slain woman...

But not until the next morning did any of the teens call police to report it, the young men testified.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Bessemer, AL, Hoover, AL

Alabama Live

A new beginning for museum's extensive African holdings to be celebrated

African art is one of the Birmingham Museum of Art 's specialties, but for two years its holdings have been put on hold, pending a redesign and renovation of the galleries by Emily Hanna , curator of the arts of Africa and the Americas.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Alabama Live

Gorgas Scholarship goes to black high school student for first time in contest's 67-year history

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- For the first time in its 67-year history, a black high school student has won top honors in the Gorgas Scholarship Competition.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, University of Alabama

Alabama Live

Attorney General Luther Strange, Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale praise ruling in 2011 Brighton bingo raid

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies execute a search warrant at the Anchor Club in Brighton, Ala., on Monday, April 4, 2011.

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Related Topix: Brighton, AL

The Trussville Tribune

Alabama changing method of tax collection on CNG

A measure passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Robert Bentley suspends a motor fuel road tax decal program for compressed natural gas vehicles that fuel in the state.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Trussville, AL

The Trussville Tribune

Strange, Hale announce court win in electronic bingo case

Attorney General Luther Strange and Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale on Tuesday announced a decisive ruling in a Jefferson County case involving so-called "electronic bingo."

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Related Topix: Brighton, AL, Weird

Alabama Live

No exhaust and no fumes: Hydrogen-powered bus taking to Birmingham city streets in green...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be in Birmingham Wednesday as UAB and the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority present a new city bus powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Jeffco homeowner lures burglars then fires shots when they take the bait

A Jefferson County man fed up with criminals breaking into his home set a trap for them over the weekend, and then fired shots when they took the bait.

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Related Topix: Center Point, AL

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Business Journal

Magic City Newsmakers: Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham Zoo, Johnson Development & more

In Magic City Newsmakers, the BBJ shares notable awards, news and other tidbits about Birmingham businesses and nonprofits.

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Related Topix: Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL

Business Journal

The List: Birmingham's wealthiest ZIP codes

Not surprisingly, Mountain Brook and Vestavia take the top spots on this year's Wealthiest Zip Codes List.

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Related Topix: Mountain Brook, AL, Mount Olive, AL, Brookside, AL, Gardendale, AL

Alabama Live

Jefferson County Manager Tony Petelos to speak at Hoover chamber Thursday

Jefferson County Manager Tony Petelos discusses the county budget with Tracie Hodge, director of the county's Budget Management Office, at a meeting on Sept.

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Related Topix: Hoover, AL

WIAT-TV Birmingham

Public hearing on ABC Coke plant concerns to be held Monday

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. - Families living within miles of the ABC Coke plant in Tarrant will get an opportunity to voice their concerns over health issues at a Monday meeting.

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Related Topix: Tarrant, AL

WIAT-TV Birmingham

Informational meeting to be held Tuesday in North Ba ham cleanup area

That's part of the information a Birmingham city councilor is giving people who live in his district, as an industrial plant cited for contamination is requesting a new air emissions permit.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Why can't Jefferson County get its act together? Rough week at courthouse begs the question

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- No matter how hard Jefferson County Commissioners may try to address the problems of the past; reminders always seem to surface that they haven't addressed all of the past problems.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Alabama Live

Dancing the afternoon away at the Gardendale Miracle League prom

Special-needs children who normally play baseball together put down downs the bats and balls, got dressed up and danced with each other at the Gardendale Miracle League Prom Sunday.

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Related Topix: Gardendale, AL

The Trussville Tribune

Matt Pitt released from Shelby County Jail

At 6:05 a.m. Sunday, Matt Pitt, surrounded by family and supporters, scanned the early-morning sky, the sun still not quite peaking over the Columbiana hills.

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Related Topix: Columbiana, AL, Trussville, AL, Calera, AL, Grayson Valley, AL

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