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5 hrs ago | The Trussville Tribune

Nothing new' on disappearing pets in Maplewood

The game warden for Jefferson County said there is "nothing new that I am aware of" in connection with disappearing pets in Trussville's Maplewood subdivision.

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Related Topix: Trussville, AL

14 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Former Birmingham Water Works supervisor stands trial, accused of masterminding complex...

Former Water Works supervisor Daryl Davis was indicted by a grand jury on nine counts of first degree theft and one count of second degree theft related to theft from the Water Works..

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Alabama Live

Ridesharing in Birmingham: 15 years and growing

City council adopted a revised transit code Tuesday that officials have said will allow app-based companies to do business in the city.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Shelby County, AL

Alabama Live

Group headed by Mountain Brook's mayor relocates fire trucks after questions are raised

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- More than two dozen old fire trucks have been removed from an EMA warehouse in Avondale after questions were raised about whether taxpayers should be paying to store the vehicles.

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Related Topix: Mountain Brook, AL, Birmingham, AL

The Trussville Tribune

Children flee from Pinson home during burglary

At about 11:30 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 5200 block of Highland Trace Circle in Pinson.

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Related Topix: Pinson, AL, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Deborah Diane Prater didn't deserve to die. Make mental health care a priority: opinion

When Deborah Diane Prater was pronounced dead Tuesday morning after being doused with gasoline and set on fire , Jefferson County sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Christian said: "It takes a special kind of evil to do something like this.

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Related Topix: Kennedy, AL, Orange Beach, AL, Opinion

The Trussville Tribune

Car tag renewal in Clay to begin Monday

The city of Clay is "ready to go" with the car tag renewal process at Clay City Hall if there are no computer glitches at the last minute, according to City Manager Ronnie Dixon.

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Related Topix: Clay, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Homewood, AL, Trussville, AL

Alabama Live

WOW! The response took my breath away

When we started talking about a better metropolitan Birmingham with an emphasis on government structure, no one took us seriously.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

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

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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Related Topix: Alabama, US Governors, Bob R. Riley, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Robert Bentley, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Opinion

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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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

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