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    Sick McClellan veterans fighting for help

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    They were willing to sacrifice their lives for freedom. But dozens of veterans once stationed at Fort McClellan contacted ABC 33/40 saying they didn't agree to become held captive by sickness. They blame exposure to chemicals at McClellan for their illnesses and want help.

    Birmingham VA launches Tele-ICU

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    With a push of a button, the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center went live with its new Tele-ICU program. The program uses an advanced video conferencing system. It links intensive care units at the BirminghamVA hospital, to the monitoring center in Cincinnati. The system is meant to enhance patient safety, while offering more expertise and consultation in these intensive care units. "One of the results thatI think we're already seeing at other facilities where this has been p...

    Poll workers go to school

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    Poll workers are sharpening their skills to be ready for next week.1,500 poll workers in Jefferson County are taking part in one of five "poll worker's schools."One of the schools was this morning at the Gardendale Civic Center. "It's a good thing to have folks who get a refresher course," says Jefferson County probate judge Alan King. "Most of the poll workers have worked before. But at times, things change and need to update them on certain things to keep in mind."Other classes were held i...

    Vandalism changes polling location in Birmingham neighborhood

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    An act of vandalism changes everything for some voters in one Birmingham community. The vandalism occurred at a building in Tom Bradford Park.There are conflicting reports from law enforcement about the damage. But, Jefferson County board of registrars chairman Barry Stephenson says the polling location had to be moved because of the vandalism. "We received a report from the Birmingham Park and (Recreation) department last week that Tom Bradford Park had been vandalized," says Stephenson.He ...

    Jefferson County deputies investigating Bessemer kidnapping case

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     Two men are behind bars after an attempted kidnapping, but their victim may not be completely innocent. 

    Man robbed while making bank deposit

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    A man was robbed at gunpoint just before 3:45 this afternoon, at the Regions Bank branch on 2nd Avenue SW in Graysville. The victim was making a deposit from his business when a male suspect ran up to him with a gun and tookthe money. The male suspect took off in a Buick Regal driven by a female traveling towards I-22. That's were they were spotted heading toward Birmingham. Additional units set up a traffic stop on Coalburg Road and apprehended the suspects. Deputies recovered the money take...

    Compromise efforts stall for quarantined nurse

    Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would...

    Man kidnapped, hog-tied and put in trunk; 2 suspects arrested Video included

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    Man abducted after suspects accused him of stealing drugs.

    Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office breaks ground on McCalla Substation Video included

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    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office broke ground on a new substation in McCalla Thursday morning. In the last three years, the number of calls to police for service in McCalla has tripled.

    Birmingham cab driver robbed, shot; suspect still at large Video included

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    Birmingham police are investigating a shooting that sent a taxi driver to the hospital Thursday morning.

    Carbon Hill moves ahead amid changes, controversy Video included

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    One Walker County town faces a tough road ahead after a string of leadership changes.

    Woman with brain cancer says she might postpone death-with-dignity date

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    A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who expects to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has released a new video, saying she's feeling better and might postpone the day she had planned to die.

    Etowah County maintenance supervisor charged with helping inmate get drugs, theft

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    An Etowah County maintenance worker has been arrested on charges he stole county property and helped a jail inmate obtain drugs, Sheriff Todd Entrekin announced Thursday.

    Rep. Barry Moore found not guilty in perjury trial

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    Jurors have found Republican Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise not guilty of charges of perjury and giving false information.

    Less congestion? New HWY 280 bus route begins next month

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    The wheels are in motion to get Birmingham's newest public transportation route up and running. The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority is working on three new commuter routes that would serve the Highway 280 corridor, Bessemer and Hoover, and downtown Birmingham.

    Viral video documents New York street harassment Video included

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    The comments come continuously as the woman walks through the streets of Manhattan — "What's up, Beautiful?" and "Smile!" — and there's even a stretch when a man just silently walks right next to her for several minutes.

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    • Birmingham VA launches Tele-ICU

      Birmingham VA launches Tele-ICU

      Thursday, October 30 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-10-31 02:38:26 GMT
      With a push of a button, the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center went live with its new Tele-ICU program. The program uses an advanced video conferencing system. It links intensive care units at the BirminghamVA hospital, to the monitoring center in Cincinnati. The system is meant to enhance patient safety, while offering more expertise and consultation in these intensive care units. "One of the results thatI think we're already seeing at other facilities where this has been p...More >>
      With a push of a button, the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center went live with its new Tele-ICU program. The program uses an advanced video conferencing system. It links intensive care units at the BirminghamVA hospital, to the monitoring center in Cincinnati. The system is meant to enhance patient safety, while offering more expertise and consultation in these intensive care units. "One of the results thatI think we're already seeing at other facilities where this has been p...More >>
    • Vandalism changes polling location in Birmingham neighborhood

      Vandalism changes polling location in Birmingham neighborhood

      Thursday, October 30 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-10-31 02:09:11 GMT
      An act of vandalism changes everything for some voters in one Birmingham community. The vandalism occurred at a building in Tom Bradford Park.There are conflicting reports from law enforcement about the damage. But, Jefferson County board of registrars chairman Barry Stephenson says the polling location had to be moved because of the vandalism. "We received a report from the Birmingham Park and (Recreation) department last week that Tom Bradford Park had been vandalized," says Stephenson.He ...More >>
      An act of vandalism changes everything for some voters in one Birmingham community. The vandalism occurred at a building in Tom Bradford Park.There are conflicting reports from law enforcement about the damage. But, Jefferson County board of registrars chairman Barry Stephenson says the polling location had to be moved because of the vandalism. "We received a report from the Birmingham Park and (Recreation) department last week that Tom Bradford Park had been vandalized," says Stephenson.He ...More >>
    • Jefferson County deputies investigating Bessemer kidnapping case

      Jefferson County deputies investigating Bessemer kidnapping case

      Thursday, October 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-10-31 01:57:23 GMT
       Two men are behind bars after an attempted kidnapping, but their victim may not be completely innocent. 
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       Two men are behind bars after an attempted kidnapping, but their victim may not be completely innocent. 

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    • Woman's body found in Centreville

      Woman's body found in Centreville

      Tuesday, October 28 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-10-28 18:30:04 GMT
      Centreville police are investigating after a woman's body was found. Investigators say the woman's body was discovered in the Easttown  Sunday afternoon.More >>
      Centreville police are investigating after a woman's body was found. Investigators say the woman's body was discovered in the Easttown on Sunday afternoon.
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    • Tuscaloosa police investigating Sunday night shooting

      Tuscaloosa police investigating Sunday night shooting

      Monday, October 27 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-10-27 13:49:52 GMT
      Homicide investigators were called to the 1700 block of 9th Avenue Sunday night. Investigators were told a 22-year-old man had been shot in the leg and transported to DCH. Witnesses say they heard the first shot, they ran and then heard the victim say he had been shot. The victims injuries are non-life threatening. The motive for the shooting is unknown and there are no suspects.More >>
      Homicide investigators were called to the 1700 block of 9th Avenue Sunday night. Investigators were told a 22-year-old man had been shot in the leg and transported to DCH. Witnesses say they heard the first shot, they ran and then heard the victim say he had been shot. The victims injuries are non-life threatening. The motive for the shooting is unknown and there are no suspects.More >>
    • Intern dies in steel mill accident

      Intern dies in steel mill accident

      Friday, October 24 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-10-24 22:42:00 GMT
      Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa is investigating an accident involving an intern. According to a statement released by the steel mill, Korey Ryan died Thursday in a workplace fatality.More >>
      Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa is investigating an accident involving an intern. According to a statement released by the steel mill, Korey Ryan died Thursday in a workplace fatality.
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    • Etowah County maintenance supervisor charged with helping inmate get drugs, theft

      Etowah County maintenance supervisor charged with helping inmate get drugs, theft

      Thursday, October 30 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-10-30 20:08:46 GMT
      An Etowah County maintenance worker has been arrested on charges he stole county property and helped a jail inmate obtain drugs, Sheriff Todd Entrekin announced Thursday.More >>
      An Etowah County maintenance worker has been arrested on charges he stole county property and helped a jail inmate obtain drugs, Sheriff Todd Entrekin announced Thursday.More >>
    • Calhoun County deputy struck by car

      Calhoun County deputy struck by car

      The Calhoun County sheriff said a deputy seriously injured Monday is beginning a long recovery process. The deputy's family requested his name be kept private, but Sheriff Larry Amerson said the law enforcement officer is an 11-year veteran with the department. "He served overseas in the Marine Corps. He's a member of our tactical team, and he has served in a number of assignments where he did an excellent job," Amerson said."He's the kind of deputy you want to have."More >>
      The Calhoun County sheriff said a deputy seriously injured Monday is beginning a long recovery process. The deputy's family requested his name be kept private, but Sheriff Larry Amerson said the law enforcement officer is an 11-year veteran with the department. "He served overseas in the Marine Corps. He's a member of our tactical team, and he has served in a number of assignments where he did an excellent job," Amerson said."He's the kind of deputy you want to have."More >>
    • Gadsden project lost in Antares rocket explosion

      Gadsden project lost in Antares rocket explosion

      Wednesday, October 29 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-10-30 00:02:17 GMT
      High hopes quickly plummeted to earth.Teams of investigators from NASA don't yet know what happened to the unmanned rocket headed to the International Space Station.More >>
      High hopes quickly plummeted to earth.Teams of investigators from NASA don't yet know what happened to the unmanned rocket headed to the International Space Station.
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