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8 hrs ago | WTVY Dothan

Dallas and Shelby County Murder Convictions Upheld by Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the capital murder conviction of Quante Dequan Rice and the murder conviction of Aaron Harris.

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Related Topix: 9, Selma, AL, Dallas County, AL, Drugs

10 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Forecast: A clear night is expected in Birmingham, but there's an air quality alert for Wednesday

Expect a clear night Tuesday night in the Birmingham area, with lows in the upper 60s, according to the National Weather Service .

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Weather, Jefferson County, AL

20 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Restaurant search renewed for vacant Montevallo downtown building

The government group in Montevallo that has been trying to find a restaurant operator for the vacant Alabama Coach Company building in the downtown area has enlisted professional help.

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Related Topix: Montevallo, AL, Birmingham, AL, University of Montevallo

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Alabama Live

Shelby County man in jail for alleged sexual contact with child

Authorities on Sunday arrested Alfred Ray Landers, 77, on warrants including two counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and one charge each of second-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy, according to documents filed in Shelby County District Court in Columbiana.

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Related Topix: Columbiana, AL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Alabama Live

Alabama appeals court affirms Montgomery man's Shelby County murder conviction, 45-year sentence

An Alabama appeals court on Friday affirmed the murder conviction and 45-year sentence of a Montgomery man in the 2008 death of a construction site foreman in Pelham.

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Related Topix: Montgomery, AL, Pelham, AL

Alabama Live

Shelby County school board member Kevin Morris takes oath of office, begins service

With sons Jordan, 12, and Will, 13, along with wife Pam holding the Bible, Kevin Morris of Wilsonville takes the oath of office for serving on the Shelby County Board of Education from Circuit Judge Bill Bostick before the start of the board's meeting on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Columbiana.

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Related Topix: Wilsonville, AL, Columbiana, AL

Alabama Live

Shelby County Board of Ed's new budget reflects Pelham separation, two new schools

Shelby County Board of Education Superintendent Randy Fuller said the district's budget for the new fiscal year reflects significant changes including the opening of two schools and the separation of Pelham's operations.

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Related Topix: Pelham, AL, Columbiana, AL, Education Etc., Chelsea, AL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Alabama Live

Former DHR case worker forced sex acts 'in return for not taking her kids,' woman claims in lawsuit

A former Department of Human Resources case worker who faces criminal charges in a sexual assault investigation has now been named by the alleged victim in a civil lawsuit.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Alabaster, AL

Alabama Live

Pelham triple-murder defendant Jon Staggs Jr. on track for Oct. 6 trial date

Prosecuting and defense attorneys in the case of a Pelham man accused of committing a triple murder in 2012 say they will be ready to hold a trial in the matter on Oct. 6, according to court documents.

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Related Topix: Pelham, AL, Helena, AL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Alabaster school board approves action to get $120 million for high school construction, renovations

The Alabaster Board of Education tonight voted to allow its investment bankers to raise roughly $120 million through the sale of bonds Thursday for construction of a new high school, renovations and other services for the district.

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Related Topix: Alabaster, AL, Education Etc.

Alabama Live

Forced prostitution, heroin distribution alleged in Shelby County arrest

A Birmingham man is behind bars in Shelby County on charges that he required a woman to prostitute herself and had heroin for distribution, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Columbiana, AL

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Alabama Live

Shelby County man accused of killing his grandmother gets new defense attorneys

A Chelsea man charged with capital murder for allegedly killing his grandmother in 2012 is getting different attorneys to handle his defense as his case could reach trial around the end of the year.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Leeds, AL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Alabama Live

New bridge linking Vincent, Harpersville on Highway 25 soon begins construction

The Alabama Department of Transportation is in the process of replacing the narrow bridge on Highway 25 between Vincent and Harpersville in Shelby County with a wider, safer crossing.

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Related Topix: Harpersville, AL, Vincent, AL

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Alabama Live

Elderly Chelsea woman killed in Shelby County 2-car crash

Alabama State Troopers tonight identified the woman as 85-year-old Margaret Pate.

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Related Topix: Chelsea, AL

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Alabama Live

Education superintendent Tommy Bice's $52,000 pay raise, alleged lack of public input...

The $52,000 pay raise given to Tommy Bice, the state education superintendent, didn't take long to roil Alabama's political environment.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Hoover, AL

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Alabama Live

Al Jazeera shines light on private probation firm in Alabama

The private probation system used by many Alabama courts to collect fees and fines - which has been the subject of scrutiny since a Shelby County judge shut down one such system in Harpersville in 2012 - is the focus of an article this week at the news site Al Jazeera America .

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Related Topix: Alabama, Harpersville, AL, Alabaster, AL, Childersburg, AL

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Alabama Live

University of Montevallo's Jeter Hall is planned site of downtown hotel proposal

The government partnership trying to develop a hotel in downtown Montevallo will soon begin the process of evaluating proposals received by last Thursday's deadline.

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Related Topix: Montevallo, AL, University of Montevallo

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Alabama Live

Feasibility study ongoing for Oak Mountain State Park's hotel, conference center proposal

A feasibility study concerning a possible hotel and conference center at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham could take another two months before a draft is ready, Shelby County government officials said today.

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Related Topix: Pelham, AL

Alabama Live

Cross-country bike riders fight back against Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A cross-country bicycle ride to raise money for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy stopped at the State Capitol today.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus, Vestavia Hills, AL, Harpersville, AL

Alabama Live

Shelby County government defending ban on guns in its public buildings

A founding member of the gun-rights group BamaCarry questioned the Shelby County Commission this morning to justify its policies banning firearms from county buildings.

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Related Topix: Columbiana, AL, Pelham, AL

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