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    Protesters at Galleria call for end to police brutality

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    Hoover, Ala._The name of the movement is #BlackLivesMatter, but in the crowd of protesters at the Galleria Mall there were blacks and whites, old and young. The one thing they had in common was a message. It was a message to stop police brutality.Before the "Die-In" began police circled the food court. Then, talked with protesters about how they would demonstrate."You can be in this area right here (the police officer pointed to the food court area around the carousel). They shut the carousel...

    Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain - a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass...

    Step Out in Blue Day to support local law enforcement Video included

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    Families of law enforcement officers around the nation are "stepping out in blue" Friday in support for their loved ones. Step Out in Blue Day was organized only four days ago, but word traveled quickly.

    'Black Lives Matter' protests in Birmingham proceeding as planned after postponement announcement Video included

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    It appears the planned Black Lives Matter protests in Birmingham will proceed as planned, according to David Gespass, an attorney representing the group Black Lives Matter Birmingham. 

    Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

    Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.

    Black Lives Matter protesters block traffic on Hwy. 280

    Protesters move onto Highway 280 in front of The Summit, causing traffic to back up Friday afternoon.

    St. Clair County teen dies after falling from bed of moving truck

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    A St. Clair County teen died Thursday night after falling from the bed of a moving pickup truck near Ashville, Alabama State Troopers said.

    Tiger Lodge apartments upgrading security after shooting death of Auburn's Jakell Mitchell

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    Managers at Tiger Lodge apartments say they've hired a new security company to patrol the property and are considering additional gates.

    Every dollar counts: Ohio boy, 5, donates entire allowance to save UAB football Video included

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    A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has donated his entire allowance, sending a $1 bill with a handwritten note of support.

    Leader of Alabama nonprofit to serve on President Obama's community policing task force

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - President Barack Obama has appointed the leader of an Alabama nonprofit to a newly created task force on community policing.A statement from the White House Thursday said Director of the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson, has been chosen to serve on the Task Force on 21st Century Policing.The president created the 11-person committee by executive order and announced its creation on Thursday. Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey and George M...

    Judge threatens Harvey Updyke with jail for non-payment of restitution in Auburn tree poisoning case Video included

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    A judge has told Harvey Updyke Jr. that he faces arrest if he doesn't pay $700 in restitution by Feb. 11 for the poisoning of oak trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn.

    Step Out in Blue campaign to support law enforcement Video included

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    Birmingham, Ala._ Hundreds of people have pledged to wear blue today in support of local law enforcement. The Step Out in Blue campaign was started by an organization called Wives Behind the Badge. The group has received a lot of buzz on social media that includes more than 24,000 likes on its Facebook page and more than 270 tweets.In addition to Step Out In Blue, a ribbon campaign has been circling social media, as well as Cookies for a Cop, which also took off at a rapid pace. The Sea of Bl...

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    • 4 arrested on drug charges in DeKalb County

      4 arrested on drug charges in DeKalb County

      Thursday, December 18 2014 5:32 PM EST2014-12-18 22:32:20 GMT
      Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports the arrest of four individuals Wednesday after members of the DeKalb County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on County Road 876 near Rainsville. More >>
      Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports the arrest of four individuals Wednesday after members of the DeKalb County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on County Road 876 near Rainsville.  More >>
    • 2 Talladega County women killed in single-car crash near Sylacauga

      2 Talladega County women killed in single-car crash near Sylacauga

      Thursday, December 18 2014 3:15 PM EST2014-12-18 20:15:07 GMT
      A single-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon claimed the lives of two Talladega County women, Alabama State Troopers said Thursday.   More >>
      A single-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon claimed the lives of two Talladega County women, Alabama State Troopers said Thursday.    More >>
    • Anniston Army Depot donates $28,000 of toys to DHR

      Anniston Army Depot donates $28,000 of toys to DHR

      Wednesday, December 17 2014 9:09 PM EST2014-12-18 02:09:58 GMT
      Nearly 200 Calhoun County children will receive "Christmas Cheer" thanks to the Anniston Army Depot. Employees raised $28,000 to purchase and wrap presents for children in need. "This volume of gifts and the people who bring it all together does not surprise me at all," depot commander Colonel Brent Bolander said. A flatbed truck loaded with bicycles and three box trucks full of toys arrived Wednesday morning at the Department of Human Resources in Anniston.More >>
      Nearly 200 Calhoun County children will receive "Christmas Cheer" thanks to the Anniston Army Depot. Employees raised $28,000 to purchase and wrap presents for children in need. "This volume of gifts and the people who bring it all together does not surprise me at all," depot commander Colonel Brent Bolander said. A flatbed truck loaded with bicycles and three box trucks full of toys arrived Wednesday morning at the Department of Human Resources in Anniston.More >>
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