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    Phone scam circulating in Birmingham

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    If you get a call from someone who says pay up or get arrested, it may be a scam.  Birmingham Police say the department is getting several calls from residents who say someone is claiming to be from the Birmingham Police Department or the 'Alabama State Police.'  Police report, the caller told the victims that they were being investigated or had not paid their back taxes.  The caller identified the victim by first and last name, according to BPD.  The caller...

    Tuscaloosa police searching for missing 15-year-old girl

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    Authorities in Tuscaloosa are seeking the public's help in finding a missing 15-year-old girl.

    Purse snatching suspect also wanted in Florida

    Purse snatching suspect also wanted in Florida

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    Homewood police arrested a man Saturday night after he fled from Hoover officers at Riverchase Galleria.

    Car break-ins outside Carmike Cinemas at Patton Creek in Hoover Video included

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    HOOVER, Ala. - Hoover Police are reminding you to be extra careful when going to the movies or while shopping at Patton Creek.Police say there have been four car break-ins in the last two weeks. A truck was also broken into outside Firebirds. Police say windows were busted out and valuables were taken.A police cruiser was parked in the Carmike Cinemas parking lot Monday afternoon.Mary Lou Kunka, owner of Lou Lou's, says she's told employees to lock their vehicles and bring...

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office requesting money for new deputies, patrol cars, jail Video included

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    More Jefferson County Deputies could soon be patrolling the streets. That's one of the reasons Jefferson County commissioners are considering a boost to the sheriff's budget.

    Few clues emerge on fate of 2 Florida teens missing on fishing trip

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    Rescuers endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians born and bred as boaters who went missing on the high seas.

    Jefferson County BOE: Mesh backpacks no longer required

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    Jefferson County Board of Education today announced that students will not be required to use mesh backpacks this year.

    Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women

    A man killed by an escort he met online is being investigated for possible links to the unsolved disappearances or slayings of women nationwide, authorities said.

    Credit card cloning scheme involving 88 victims leads to 2 arrests Video included

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    2 suspects taken into custody on Wednesday have been formally charged in a credit card cloning scheme involving numerous victims.

    Anniston council delays vote on nuisance ordinance changes Video included

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    Proposed changes to the City of Anniston's nuisance laws aren't sitting well with some of those in the community and one council member. The Anniston City Council held a special called meeting to vote on unanimous changes to an amendment regarding nuisance properties. But that vote didn't come.

    Brent police investigating a homicide

    UPDATED: Brent police investigating a homicide, person of interest in custody

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    Brent Police Chief Terry Nichols say a man was shot on University Way around 4:30 p.m.

    Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came...

    Tuscaloosa Police Department releases video of encounter with man who died while in custody Video included

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    The Tuscaloosa Police Department today released a lengthy video of its encounter with Anthony Ware, the man who was pepper sprayed by officers and later died while in custody.

    Shelby County sheriff: 19-year-old wanted on murder charge in the death of Haleigh Green Video included

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    The Shelby County Sheriffs Office today identified a suspect in the death of 18-year-old Haleigh Green.

    Leeds man dies after leading police on chase into Tuscaloosa County, crashing into patrol car

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    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says a robbery suspect died after leading police on a lengthy chase..

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    • Phone scam circulating in Birmingham

      Phone scam circulating in Birmingham

      Tuesday, July 28 2015 1:31 PM EDT2015-07-28 17:31:36 GMT
      If you get a call from someone who says pay up or get arrested, it may be a scam.  Birmingham Police say the department is getting several calls from residents who say someone is claiming to be from the Birmingham Police Department or the 'Alabama State Police.'  Police report, the caller told the victims that they were being investigated or had not paid their back taxes.  The caller identified the victim by first and last name, according to BPD.  The caller...More >>
      If you get a call from someone who says pay up or get arrested, it may be a scam.  Birmingham Police say the department is getting several calls from residents who say someone is claiming to be from the Birmingham Police Department or the 'Alabama State Police.'  Police report, the caller told the victims that they were being investigated or had not paid their back taxes.  The caller identified the victim by first and last name, according to BPD.  The caller...More >>
    • Car break-ins outside Carmike Cinemas at Patton Creek in Hoover

      Car break-ins outside Carmike Cinemas at Patton Creek in Hoover

      Tuesday, July 28 2015 12:39 PM EDT2015-07-28 16:39:46 GMT
      HOOVER, Ala. - Hoover Police are reminding you to be extra careful when going to the movies or while shopping at Patton Creek.Police say there have been four car break-ins in the last two weeks. A truck was also broken into outside Firebirds. Police say windows were busted out and valuables were taken.A police cruiser was parked in the Carmike Cinemas parking lot Monday afternoon.Mary Lou Kunka, owner of Lou Lou's, says she's told employees to lock their vehicles and bring...More >>
      HOOVER, Ala. - Hoover Police are reminding you to be extra careful when going to the movies or while shopping at Patton Creek.Police say there have been four car break-ins in the last two weeks. A truck was also broken into outside Firebirds. Police say windows were busted out and valuables were taken.A police cruiser was parked in the Carmike Cinemas parking lot Monday afternoon.Mary Lou Kunka, owner of Lou Lou's, says she's told employees to lock their vehicles and bring...More >>
    • Jefferson County Sheriff's Office requesting money for new deputies, patrol cars, jail

      Jefferson County Sheriff's Office requesting money for new deputies, patrol cars, jail

      Tuesday, July 28 2015 12:39 PM EDT2015-07-28 16:39:17 GMT
      More Jefferson County Deputies could soon be patrolling the streets. That's one of the reasons Jefferson County commissioners are considering a boost to the sheriff's budget.More >>
      More Jefferson County Deputies could soon be patrolling the streets. That's one of the reasons Jefferson County commissioners are considering a boost to the sheriff's budget.More >>
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    • Few clues emerge on fate of 2 Florida teens missing on fishing trip

      Few clues emerge on fate of 2 Florida teens missing on fishing trip

      Tuesday, July 28 2015 12:39 PM EDT2015-07-28 16:39:06 GMT
      Rescuers endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians born and bred as boaters who went missing on the high seas.More >>
      Rescuers endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians born and bred as boaters who went missing on the high seas.More >>
    • Body found in California believed to be missing 8-year-old girl

      Body found in California believed to be missing 8-year-old girl

      Tuesday, July 28 2015 10:56 AM EDT2015-07-28 14:56:30 GMT
      This undated photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department shows missing Madyson "Maddy" Middleton, from Santa Cruz, Calif. (Courtesy of Santa Cruz Police Department via AP)This undated photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department shows missing Madyson "Maddy" Middleton, from Santa Cruz, Calif. (Courtesy of Santa Cruz Police Department via AP)
      The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a trash bin at a Northern California complex where she was last seen riding her scooter. A teenage boy, who also lives in the complex, was arrested in the case.More >>
      The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a trash bin at a Northern California complex where she was last seen riding her scooter. A teenage boy, who also lives in the complex, was arrested in the case.More >>
    • Pet pantry now open

      Pet pantry now open

      Tuesday, July 28 2015 9:11 AM EDT2015-07-28 13:11:38 GMT
      If you live in the Birmingham Metro area and need help feeding your animals, there is a new resource available to you. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society just started its pet pantry. People who qualify may apply for six months of free food. The pantry is currently assisting between 60 and 70 families."We're distributing up to 120 bags of dog and cat food every month. It's a massive undertaking. Thank goodness we have incredible volunteers to handle it for us," says...More >>
      If you live in the Birmingham Metro area and need help feeding your animals, there is a new resource available to you. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society just started its pet pantry. People who qualify may apply for six months of free food. The pantry is currently assisting between 60 and 70 families."We're distributing up to 120 bags of dog and cat food every month. It's a massive undertaking. Thank goodness we have incredible volunteers to handle it for us," says...More >>
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    • Tuscaloosa police searching for missing 15-year-old girl

      Tuscaloosa police searching for missing 15-year-old girl

      Tuesday, July 28 2015 12:58 PM EDT2015-07-28 16:58:31 GMT
      Authorities in Tuscaloosa are seeking the public's help in finding a missing 15-year-old girl.More >>
      Authorities in Tuscaloosa are seeking the public's help in finding a missing 15-year-old girl.More >>
    • Brent police investigating a homicide

      UPDATED: Brent police investigating a homicide, person of interest in custody

      UPDATED: Brent police investigating a homicide, person of interest in custody

      Tuesday, July 28 2015 7:58 AM EDT2015-07-28 11:58:03 GMT
      Brent Police Chief Terry Nichols say a man was shot on University Way around 4:30 p.m.More >>
      Brent Police Chief Terry Nichols say a man was shot on University Way around 4:30 p.m.More >>
    • School supply drives

      School supply drives

      Monday, July 27 2015 7:34 PM EDT2015-07-27 23:34:23 GMT
      The first day of school is just days away for many children in Alabama and parents are stocking up on supplies, which can get expensive. Local businesses and organizations are working to ensure children get exactly what they need."It's important that we all help and work together to make sure all these kids have what they need to succeed, said Major Dean Moretz, with The Salvation Army.The Salvation Army is one of many organizations which supports the Tuscaloosa Backpack ...More >>
      The first day of school is just days away for many children in Alabama and parents are stocking up on supplies, which can get expensive. Local businesses and organizations are working to ensure children get exactly what they need."It's important that we all help and work together to make sure all these kids have what they need to succeed, said Major Dean Moretz, with The Salvation Army.The Salvation Army is one of many organizations which supports the Tuscaloosa Backpack ...More >>
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    • Anniston council delays vote on nuisance ordinance changes

      Anniston council delays vote on nuisance ordinance changes

      Tuesday, July 28 2015 8:27 AM EDT2015-07-28 12:27:17 GMT
      Proposed changes to the City of Anniston's nuisance laws aren't sitting well with some of those in the community and one council member. The Anniston City Council held a special called meeting to vote on unanimous changes to an amendment regarding nuisance properties. But that vote didn't come.More >>
      Proposed changes to the City of Anniston's nuisance laws aren't sitting well with some of those in the community and one council member. The Anniston City Council held a special called meeting to vote on unanimous changes to an amendment regarding nuisance properties. But that vote didn't come.More >>
    • Hokes Bluff resident accused of rape and sodomy

      Hokes Bluff resident accused of rape and sodomy

      Hokes Bluff resident accused of rape and sodomy

      Monday, July 27 2015 5:52 PM EDT2015-07-27 21:52:18 GMT
      Today, Skylar Copeland of Hokes Bluff was arrested and charged with second degree rape and second degree sodomy.More >>
      Today, Skylar Copeland of Hokes Bluff was arrested and charged with second degree rape and second degree sodomy.More >>
    • Update: Talladega County Jail escapee captured

      Update: Talladega County Jail escapee captured

      Monday, July 27 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-07-27 16:06:34 GMT
      A search is underway for an escaped inmate from Talladega County Jail. 41-year-old Anthony Dewayne Davis got out early Sunday morning after he crawled under a gate while on garbage detail. More >>
      A search is underway for an escaped inmate from Talladega County Jail. 41-year-old Anthony Dewayne Davis got out early Sunday morning after he crawled under a gate while on garbage detail. More >>
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