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4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Jefferson County man accused of setting ex-girlfriend on fire remains at large; victim's stolen SUV found

Authorities have recovered the SUV stolen after a man reportedly doused his ex-girlfriend with gasoline and set her on fire, but the suspect remains at large.

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Related Topix: Kennedy, AL, Mulga, AL, Hueytown, AL

9 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Man found dead in recovered Dreamcakes truck, foul play not suspected

A man was found dead inside a Dreamcakes truck and although an exact cause of death has not been determined, authorities say foul play is not suspected.

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Related Topix: Homewood, AL, Birmingham, AL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

NOLA.com

Alabama man sets ex-girlfriend on fire, then flees; Gaza truce...

The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull in the fighting illustrated the difficulties in securing a more permanent cease-fire in the raging Gaza war.

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Related Topix: Mulga, AL

The Trussville Tribune

Heat is the focus of Sundaya s weather forecast

Hot will be the word of the day in Sunday's weather forecast from the National Weather Service in Birmingham.

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Related Topix: Weather, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Decomposing body found in Warrior identified through fingerprints

John Henry Davis, 43, of Trafford, was identified through fingerprints, the Jefferson County Coroner's Office said today.

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Related Topix: Warrior, AL, Trafford, AL

Alabama Live

Ex-boyfriend douses Jefferson County woman with gasoline, sets her on fire

A Jefferson County woman is in serious condition today after authorities say her estranged boyfriend poured gasoline on her and then set her on fire early this morning.

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Related Topix: Kennedy, AL, Mulga, AL

Alabama Live

Authorities identify man who was fatally shot in southwest Birmingham

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office today identified the victim as Jake Nelson Jr. He was 37, and lived in southwest Birmingham.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Midfield, AL

Alabama Live

Here's the secret in Alabama: If you call it 'economic development' you can get away with anything

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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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Alabama Live

Convict stabbed to death in Alabama prison

Alfonzo Minter, 48, died at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Donaldson Correctional Facility, St. Clair Correctional Facility

Alabama Live

Trussville police seize illegal gaming machines, cash from property on Morrow Avenue

TRUSSVILLE, Alabama -- Police in Trussville seized more than two dozen illegal gambling machines after executing a search warrant on Morrow Avenue Friday.

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Related Topix: Trussville, AL

Alabama Live

Unfinished stripes, dark windows and changing the direction of chaos

Q: Some striping was done at Green Springs Highway and Lakeshore Drive , but only the outside of the outermost turn lanes was marked.

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Related Topix: Homewood, AL

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Alabama Live

Police, coroner, still seek to identify decaying body found in woods in Warrior on Thursday

The Warrior Police and the Jefferson County Coroner's office are still trying to identify the body of a white male found on Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Warrior, AL

WWLP

a oePure Hella a " Penis Amputated

BIRMINGHAM, Alab. A man has filed a lawsuit against Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham and a number of other defendants claiming his penis was amputated without his permission.

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Alabama Live

Leniency for Good Samaritans? New rules set for feeding the homeless in Birmingham parks

The Birmingham City Council Tuesday is expected to approve revisions to the city's mobile food vendor ordinance to explicitly address the free public serving of meals.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Local teens to compete in Miss GMF / Miss North Jefferson Area...

GARDENDALE, Alabama - Teens from the north Jefferson County area will compete in two Outstanding Teen pageants that serve as preliminary pageants for the Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen Pageant in Sylacauga next year.

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Related Topix: Gardendale, AL, Alabama, Sylacauga, AL, Fultondale, AL

Alabama Live

Why some believe it's time for Shelia Smoot's supporters to accept her Election Day loss

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- It's a longshot at best, but some supporters of Shelia Smoot still believe that their candidate can erase a slim 26-vote deficit to unseat Jefferson County Commissioner Sandra Little Brown in District 2. The Jefferson County election commission on Wednesday counted primary runoff election votes and determined that Brown won ... (more)

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

PennLive.com

Ala. man wakes up from surgery to find penis amputated

Ouch! An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County, Ala., saying that he went into the hospital for a routine circumcision and discovered that doctors instead amputated his penis.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Alabama Live

Center Point man, 34, identified as victim in Locust Fork shooting

Arrington said deputies were first called to the home because of a dispute around 1 p.m., but a deputy found no violence or any evidence of a crime.

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Related Topix: Locust Fork, AL, Center Point, AL

The Trussville Tribune

Boys and Girls Club in Clay burglarized

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary at the Boys and Girls Club located on Old Springville Road in the Clay-Chalkville area.

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Related Topix: Clay, AL, Chalkville, AL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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

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