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1 hr ago | Alabama Live
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.
3 hrs ago | Alabama Live
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.
3 hrs ago | I Speak of Dreams
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.
6 hrs ago | Alabama Live
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.
7 hrs ago | Alabama Live
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.
10 hrs ago | Alabama Live
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.
12 hrs ago | WYFF-TV Greenville
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -When the annual bird banding takes place Oct. 4-12 at Fort Morgan, the patriarch of Alabama bird banders will be missing. Longtime Clay resident Bob Sargent, co-founder of the Hummer/Bird Study Group and one of Alabama's foremost bird experts, died on Sept.
A candidate for governor is campaigning with a large inflatable animal. Democrat Parker Griffith is making appearances, accompanied by an 18-foot tall chicken.
"I've traveled to Germany several times," Ritch said while enjoying a meal of weisswurst, sauerkraut and German-style potato salad, as well as a glass of Hofbrau Oktoberfest. "This is as close as I'm going to get this year."
By all accounts the process was a mess , with lots of carriers, including Apple, knocked offline due to the onslaught of people fumbling over one another to throw money one of the richest companies in the world. Nevertheless, and in true Apple form, they outdid themselves once again, reporting record sales this morning , when the phone had been available for less than 12 hours.
A Birmingham-area minister has been formally charged with rape and sodomy after he was arrested Thursday for allegedly victimizing a minor female . Glenn VanZandt, 55, of Hoover, faces charges of second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy contained in his arrest warrants, Pleasant Grove Police Sgt.
With last night's Food Forward panel , our food desert series comes to an end. Our coverage of the issue is definitely not complete, but we wanted to look back at what we learned during the past few weeks.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:17 pm
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