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1 hr ago | Alabama Live

Big business for Iron Tribe Fitness equals big opportunities for Birmingham

Even though Iron Tribe Fitness is one of the fastest-growing companies in America with franchise locations in Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina and Texas, the company hasn't forgotten its Birmingham roots. The six-year-old company, which brought in $4 million revenues in 2013, is on track to have 38 locations across the country by the end of the year, and 100 locations by the end of 2017.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Southern Living

A Very Jersey Thanksgiving: 'Jersey Belle' Episode 7 Recap

At this point, Jersey Belle contains more storylines than statewide stereotypes, but two dovetail nicely in this episode. It begins with Jaime explaining that she needs to head down to New Orleans because the mother of her potential adoptive child wants to have an abortion.

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Alabama Live

Birmingham man drowns in Lake Martin, according to report

Jim Lovell, 74, went into distress while swimming near the dock of his family's lake house Friday night, authorities told the Outlook. His wife went into the water to get him, but she started to struggle on her way to shore and had to let go of him.

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Alabama Live

EPA elevating seeking to elevate priority level of Birmingham neighborhood cleanup

Federal officials are elevating the priority of environmental cleanup and intervention in North Birmingham with a proposal to list it among the agency's most crucial areas. The EPA today announced plans to list the 35th Avenue site which includes Collegeville, Harriman Park and Fairmont, to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites.

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Alabama Live

Birmingham Mayor William Bell travels to Japan, co-chairing business leadership delegation...

Mayor William Bell is in Japan along with more than 40 Alabama business and government leaders gathered to finalize and promote an international conference coming to Birmingham in 2015. The group is led by Bell and Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield to plan the 38th joint meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan and the Japan-U.S Southeast Associations.

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Alabama Live

Forecast: Chance of fog, isolated showers in Birmingham

Tuesday morning could be foggy in some parts of the Birmingham area, and there could be some rain during the morning and afternoon, according to the National Weather Service .

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Alabama Live

Bestselling author describes inspiration from Birmingham's Sixteenth...

Images of Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church from 51 years ago were part of the inspiration for a bestselling author's latest creation. Ken Follett this morning spoke about Birmingham, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and the civil rights era this morning during an appearance on "CBS This Morning."

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Alabama Live

Druid City Garden Party sells out for third straight year; see photos from Tuscaloosa...

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- The Druid City Garden Project drew another sold-out crowd for its third annual Garden Party on Sunday at the Tuscaloosa River Market, featuring a huge variety or local and regional restaurants and breweries. Participating restaurants include Chuck's Fish, The Cypress Inn, Edgar's Bakery & Cafe, Epiphany Cafe, Hotel Capstone, Jim 'n' Nicks Bar-B-Q, Kozy's, Manna Grocery and Deli, Mary's Cake & Pastries, Southern Alehouse, and Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar.

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Alabama Live

Murder trial starts for man charged in shooting near Birmingham police headquarters

Opening statements will take place Tuesday in the murder trial of a Birmingham man charged in a shooting near police headquarters last year. His trial is being held before Jefferson County Circuit Judge Clyde Jones.

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Alabama Live

Birmingham police searching for names, clues in shooting that killed man, critically...

The investigation into an early-morning weekend shooting that killed one and critically wound another continues as authorities try to identify the victims, and then find out what happened to them and why. Birmingham police responded to a call about a shooting at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of Bessemer Road.

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I Speak of Dreams

One Birmingham Sunday: September 15, 1963

On September 15, 1963 a bomb exploded before Sunday morning services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama-a church with a predominantly black congregation that served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders. Four young girls, Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair, were killed and many other people injured; outrage over the incident and the violent clash between protesters and police that followed helped draw national attention to the hard-fought, often dangerous struggle for civil rights for African Americans.

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Alabama Live

Animal welfare group files complaint against UAB after pig, monkey research deaths

An animal welfare group is calling for the USDA to take severe action against the University of Alabama at Birmingham after the death of two animals used for laboratory testing. UAB voluntarily reported the deaths to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare in 2013, but the group Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed an official complaint Sept.

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Alabama Live

Man charged in Wylam twins slaying sentenced to 99 years in prison for conviction in earlier murder

A man awaiting trial in the June 2013 slayings of 17-year-old twins in Wylam was sentenced Monday to 99 years in prison in an unrelated fatal shooting that had happened three months before the twins were killed. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Clyde Jones also that Stanley Brent Chatman, 27, pay a $10,000 fine, plus another $5,015 in restitution to the victim's mother.

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Alabama Live

Auto club worker changing tire on Birmingham roadside struck and killed

An Alabaster man died Sunday, two days after he was struck while changing a tire for someone on a Birmingham roadside. Authorities said Gaulden was a subcontractor for Allstate Motor Club.

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WYFF-TV Greenville

This day in history: Birmingham Church Bombing

On this date in 1963, a bomb planted by the Ku Klux Klan killed four children attending Sunday school services at a church in Birmingham, Alabama. IT'S TIME NOW FOR YOUR WYFF NEWS 4 TIMELINE...ON THIS SEPTEMBER 15TH.

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Alabama Live

Low income residents blamed for violence in city; Jeffco officials blamed for racism: What do you think?

A Birmingham pastor during a prayer blamed the "disease of racism and prejudice" for Jefferson County's past employment hiring issues. A County Commissioner blamed three lawyers for some of the county's problems with a federal judge in a consent decree case and said taxpayers should not pay their legal expenses.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Alabama Live

Forecast: Mild evening Sunday, possibly stormy Monday ahead in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Birmingham will have a mild, partly-cloudy night Sunday with a low of 70, according to the National Weather Service. On Monday, the high will end up in the upper 80s, with a 70 percent chance of rain and the possibility of thunderstorms after 10 a.m. Monday: A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

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Alabama Live

Where to watch Miss America on TV tonight

If you're not among the hundred or so supporters of Miss Alabama Caitlin Brunell in Atlantic City, don't worry. You can still follow the Miss America 2015 competition live on TV tonight.

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Alabama Live

Birmingham spends $180,000 on 'empowerment,' but does it know the meaning of the word?

About the writer John Archibald is a columnist for the Alabama Media Group. His work appears in the newspaper on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and online at AL.com all the time.

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Alabama Live

An old gem gets a facelift, and the trucks return to the park; here's your Birmingham food beat rewind

A downtown dining landmark prepares to get a major facelift, another new fast-casual eatery is coming to Southside, and the food trucks return to Railroad Park. If you missed any of those stories from the Birmingham food beat this past week, here is your Sunday-morning rewind.

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