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'Idiots will still end up with guns,' says mother of Brighton gun-violence victim
"If you take the guns from regular people, the idiots will still end up with guns," - Tamara Morrell, mother of man killed in Brighton shooting BESSEMER, Alabama - The mother of Amaju Coles , the man who died in a hail of bullets meant for someone else along a Brighton street in 2012, pleaded for an end to gun violence during his accused killer's ... (more)
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Local company to get $85,000 to help with security at Jefferson County courthouses
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Birmingham based firm will provide temporary security officers to help protect entrances to the downtown and Bessemer courthouses and family court.
Capital murder charges dropped against three men in 2012 Bessemer man's beating death
The charges against Harvey Lee Irwin, Christopher Lee Baughn and Corey Steven Clark were dismissed this afternoon by Bessemer Cutoff Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge David Hobdy at the request of a prosecutor.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Care fund set up for young children of slain pregnant Hoover woman
Family members of a pregnant Hoover woman who was fatally shot in the head have set up a fund for the woman's young children.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Dale Peterson, candidate for Alabama auditor, pleads not guilty to Hoover Wal-Mart theft charge
BESSEMER, Alabama - Dale Peterson, who will be in a Republican runoff for state auditor next week, appeared for a hearing Tuesday in Bessemer and pleaded not guilty to a theft charge.
Families of two Oneonta boys slain in brutal 1992 beating 'furious' over release of one killer
Families of boys beaten and drowned in 1992 believe justice has not been served with the release from prison last week of one of the killers BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The families of two Oneonta boys beaten to death and left to die in a Birmingham creek in 1992 are angry that one of the killers, Nathan Gast, was released from prison last week without ... (more)
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Noles' Winston feted in Alabama hometown
For the better part of two hours, Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston sat on a dais with his younger brother perched on his lap, listening politely as politicians and local dignitaries sung his praises.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Hueytown man serving life sentence for 1992 beating deaths of 2 Oneonta boys ordered released from prison
BESSEMER, Alabama - Nathan Gast, sentenced to life in prison for the 1992 beating deaths of two Oneonta boys, is being released from prison.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
NBC profiles African-American men who tried to integrate Bessemer lunch counter as teens in 1964
BESSEMER, Alabama -- Nearly 50 years ago, on July 7, 1964 - just a few days after the passage of the landmark federal Civil Rights Act - nine African-American teenage boys in Bessemer tried to make their own contribution to equality.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Hoover man charged with shooting pregnant wife in head captured in Bessemer
A Hoover man sought since Saturday when his pregnant wife was found fatally shot in the head was captured tonight in Bessemer.
City of Bessemer to host annual fireworks display at Roosevelt Park July 4 with snacks, giveaways
BESSEMER, Alabama -- An annual celebration of Independence Day complete with fireworks returns to Roosevelt Park in Bessemer on Friday, July 4. The City of Bessemer and the Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce will host the event, which will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. Attendees will also be able to meet their elected officials, including Bessemer ... (more)
Animal Emergency: Snake bites, dog fights and baby mice are just a...
It's early Saturday evening, and the lobby at the Emergency and Specialty Animal Medical Center on Acton Road is quiet.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Tour This Town: Get to Know Birmingham like only a local could and a tourist should
Sure, you know that Vulcan keeps watch over the city, that the Birmingham Museum of Art has one of the largest municipal art collections in the southeast and that the Alabama Theatre is historic.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
After his church was set afire by student arsonists, future pastor...
The Rev. Foy Hutchins, pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Bessemer, was able to attend Birmingham-Southern College because former students there had set fire to his home church.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Alabama A&M trustees select new president pro tem
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Andre Taylor was the unanimous choice of the Alabama A&M University Board of Trustees to serve as the board's president pro tem.
Vehicle of woman found dead on I-65 recovered in Birmingham
Jefferson County authorities say that no evidence to explain why a woman was left on the side of I-65 was found in her recovered vehicle.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Man tased, arrested in April 'scuffle' with Birmingham police charged in deadly shooting
Devon Brown, left, is charged in the shooting death of Ladarius Thomas at the Devonshire Place apartments off Sun Hill Road on April 22, 2014.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Bessemer man sentenced to 99 years in 2009 cold case slaying of woman near Hoover
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A Bessemer man was sentenced Tuesday to 99 years in prison for the 2009 slaying of a 38-year-old Birmingham woman, whose nude body had been found at a popular teen hangout in southern Jefferson County.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
FEMA rebuilding experts at Fairfield Home Depot today and Saturday, Bessemer Lowe's next week
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are visiting Home Depot and Lowe's Home Improvement stores in Fairfield and Bessemer today though the middle of next week to offer residents affected by recent storms and floods advice on making their dwellings safer and stronger before the next disaster.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
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