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7 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Voter files contest in Shelia Smoot-Sandra Brown Jefferson County District 2 election

A county voter today contested the election results in the Shelia Smoot-Sandra Little Brown race claiming not enough absentee ballots were counted, said Richard Mauk, chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Party.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

14 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Morris victim shot, critically wounded in family fight refuses to press charges

There will be no charges filed against a man who shot his sister's boyfriend during a Saturday night family fight in Morris.

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Related Topix: Morris, AL

14 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Jefferson County man uses game camera to catch suspected thieves at his home

A man and a woman are in the county jail after a Jefferson County homeowner used a game camera to catch them breaking into his home, authorities said.

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19 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Man found shot to death in Brighton home

A 38-year-old man was found shot to death Tuesday night in a Brighton home he was trying to sell.

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Related Topix: Brighton, AL, Bessemer, AL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Alabama Live

New Gardendale School System awarded $50,000

Jefferson County Treasurer Mike Miles and County Commissioner Joe Knight present a check to the Gardendale City Council for the new Gardendale School System.

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Related Topix: Gardendale, AL

Alabama Live

JeffCo school board approves eight administrative changes with new school year looming

With just one meeting left before the start of the new school year, the Jefferson County Board of Education continued today hiring key administrators to lead the system's 56 schools.

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Related Topix: Hale County, AL, Hoover, AL, Chalkville, AL

Alabama Live

Jefferson County officials shocked to learn only 10 miles of its roads have been paved all year

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Jefferson County officials were shocked today after being told that only 10 miles of its roads have been paved this year.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Shelia Smoot picks up 5 votes during election count, not nearly enough to win Jeffco District 2 seat

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Sheila Smoot picked up five votes today during a count of votes by the Jefferson County election commission, still far short of the number needed to surpass incumbent Sandra Little Brown for the County Commission District 2 seat.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

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Related Topix: Pleasant Grove, AL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Court fees, fines may be a tough price to pay

Alabama's court system finds itself in headlines not just from Birmingham to Mobile, but on up to New York City and across the country regarding how defendants in the Yellowhammer State sometimes turn to crime in order to pay off court fees and fines from the last criminal conviction.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Alabama Live

Jury selected in capital murder trial of teen in 2012 slaying of 5 in Ensley Highlands

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Opening statements by the prosecution and defense begin Tuesday morning in the capital murder trial of Artavius Underwood , one of three teens charged with capital murder in the 2012 shooting deaths of five men.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Violent Crime

Reuters

Alabama county ratepayers say sewer bankruptcy settlement too pricey

Lawyers representing ratepayers in the Jefferson County, Alabama sewer debt bankruptcy told a federal judge on Monday that the terms of a settlement are unconstitutional and will cost the ratepayers too much money in coming years.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

The Trussville Tribune

New foster parent recruiter for Trussville area

Smith will be informing the community about Youth Villages' foster care program and providing free orientation sessions and training classes for people who are interested in becoming foster parents.

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Related Topix: Trussville, AL

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Alabama Live

Young, black, HIV-positive: Maliek Powell speaks out as HIV trend...

Maliek Powell, 22, is HIV-postive and speaking out about the problem of a younger generation being infected.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Birmingham, AL, African-American

Alabama Live

'Worst campaign ever'? How George Bowman won 59 percent of the vote in Jeffco with little cash

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- No other successful candidate for a seat on the Jefferson County Commission ever won a campaign raising as little money as George Bowman did for Tuesday's District 1 race.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Alabama Live

Irondale Council President wants city to pay legal fees after harassment charge dismissed

IRONDALE, Alabama - A judge on Friday dismissed a harassment charge against Irondale City Council President Bobby Joe Wilson related to an alleged 2012 shoving incident with the city's public works director.

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Related Topix: Irondale, AL

The Trussville Tribune

Trussville athletics director warns of possible scam

In an email from Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Poole, the information states that a man is allegedly going around the Birmingham area who claims he's an assistant coach for various schools.

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Related Topix: Trussville, AL, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Clay to consider 5 mil property tax at Monday night city council meeting

CLAY, Alabama -- The Clay City Council on Monday will hold a public hearing before considering a resolution that would establish a 5 mill property tax for the city.

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Related Topix: Clay, AL

Business Journal

Jobless rate up in Birmingham, but unchanged in Alabama

Alabama's unemployment rate was 6.8 percent for June, unchanged from the previous month but up from June 2013's rate of 6.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Hoover, AL

Alabama Live

'She was a good person gone too soon' says sister of pedestrian pinned and killed by utility van

A 42-year-old woman walking home from work was killed when a utility van jumped the curb, striking her and another pedestrian.

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