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Blandine Nyaingwala of Congo learns the names and functions of garden tools during ESL class at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center.
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.
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.
The Walker County Courthouse was evacuated after a bomb threat was called in just after 8 a.m. Thursday.
The jury deliberated a couple of hours on Thursday afternoon after closing arguments by prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case.
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.
A seven-year-old child brought a loaded gun to Center Point Elementary on Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says.
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."
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a threat written on a whiteboard at Clay-Chalkville Middle School on Wednesday.
"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.
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.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jack Self said the chase began with a burglary in Odenville.
If convicted of capital murder, Porter could possibly face a death sentence. The jury also has the option of intentional murder or manslaughter.
Details are sketchy, but authorities said it began in a pre-dawn burglary in Odenville where shots were fired.
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.
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.