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    Weather forces area schools close early

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    Threat of severe weather is prompting school closings beginning at 12:30pm.

    Talladega water update

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    Talladega may be getting closer to solving its water crisis. Water and Sewer crews have been putting valves on a 10-inch line. They have been concentrating on a line underneath Alexander street in the

    COPY-Expect premiums to rise but insurers to stay in Alabama

    Most insurers will stay to do business in Alabama

    Bingo jury still deadlocked on some counts

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    Court will reconvene at 1:10p.m.

    Chelsea Sports Facilities

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    Many parents in Chelsea say they're tired of what they call inadequate facilities for youth sports. They say they want something better for their children. The city council held a "brainstorming session"

    Homewood Police investigating improper contact case

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    Homewood Police are investigating a report of improper contact between a juvenile counselor and a camper at Homewood Parks Summer Day Camp.

    Governor Bentley seeks federal aid for Isaac damage

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    Governor Robert Bentley has asked President Barack Obama for federal assistance to help with damage caused by Hurricane Isaac.

    Talladega to receive grant, will help relieve flooding problems

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    The City of Talladega will receive a grant for $362, 490.00 to help relieve longstanding flooding issues.

    Linden, Wilcox Central game called after 30 players are ejected for fighting

    The Linden, Wilcox Central high school football game was called with more than a quarter left to play after 30 players were ejected for their involvement in a massive, on-field fight.

    Man wanted for kicking mirrors off vehicles

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    Tuscaloosa Police need your help identifying a man who reportedly kicked off mirrors to several vehicles.

    Voters can remove language from constitution

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    November 6th Alabama voters will get another chance to remove racist sections of the Alabama Constitution. Amendment No. 4 on the ballot would remove language from the 1901 Alabama Constitution that includes

    Up to 10 Birmingham schools could close next summer

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    The state board of education is doing all they can to save money for Birmingham City Schools, but some schools could still be closed.

    Weather closings and delays

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    Weather closings and delays.

    Jim 'N Nick's competes for state BBQ title

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    Jim 'N Nick's in Birmingham has reached the final match-up in the State Tourism Department's BBQ competition. The eatery defeated Big Bob Gibson's in Decatur by a vote of 7,171 to 6,981 and Sam's BBQ in

    Man seeks death penalty in Tuscaloosa bar shooting

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    A man accused of injuring 18 people in a shooting at a Tuscaloosa bar says he wants the death penalty.

    Amber Alert issued in Alabama

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    The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued an Amber Alert for Jashayla Markiaya Hopson.  She may be headed to Alabama or may already be in Alabama.

    Bystander shot in Powderly community

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    Shooting under investigation.

    Royal bids farewell to council, hints at future in politics

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    Roderick Royal hints at a future career in politics, following his decision to walk away from city council.

    Apartment fire victims getting help from Red Cross

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    Birmingham Police are now calling a Tuesday morning apartment fire a case of arson. The fire happened at an apartment complex near the BJCC.     Police said they have taken one man in for questioning.

    ALDOT urging people stagger timing of work commute for late Thursday morning

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    The Alabama Department of Transportation is urging people to return to work Thursday on a "staggered" schedule.

    JSU students pledge to get rid of the "R" word

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    Jacksonville State University students pledged Wednesday to get rid of the "R" word. The goal of the "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign is to eliminate the use of the word retarded. Teachers

    All lanes reopened after crash on I-65 near mm 266

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    State Troopers are on scene of a 3 vehicle crash on I-65 South near mile marker 266 involving 3 vehicles.

    North Alabama police officer pinned between two cars

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    A police officer in Florence is recovering after being pinned between two vehicles.The accident happened Friday near the intersection of Highway 20 and County Road 14.While trying to clear a crash, the officer became pinned between a commercial vehicle and an SUV.Several people at the scene worked to free the officer, who was treated and released from an area hospital.The officer's name was not immediately released.

    Tuscaloosa woman accused of stabbing man in mouth

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    Homicide investigators with Tuscaloosa police were called to DCH on a stabbing on Sunday, April 26th. The victim, a 23 year old man, had been stabbed one time in the mouth in the 1300 block of James I. Harrison Boulevard East. Witnesses at the scene say they saw the suspect, 26-year-old Krystal Doughty, burst into an apartment where the victim was located and stabbed the victim once in the mouth. According to witnesses, the suspect got upset when the victim asked her boyfriend for money that ...

    Security guard shot during robbery at Family Dollar

    Birmingham police: Man shot during robbery at Family Dollar

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    Around 9:15 Tuesday night, a black male walked into the Family Dollar on Tuscaloosa Ave SW and demanded and took money.

    Blount County sheriff: Man, woman found dead inside Locust Fork home

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    Authorities in Blount County are investigating after two bodies were found inside a home in Locust Fork, ABC 33/40 has learned.

    Bystanders shot while sitting in car in SW Birmingham

    Gunfight in SW Birmingham sends 3 people to hospitals

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    A gunfight on 17th Place SW carried over into the parking lot of Family Dollar on Jefferson Ave SW.

    Fuel spill from overturned big rig

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    A Hazardous Material crew is on the scene of a fuel spill on U.S. 78 northbound, across the street from a Pilot gas station in Birmingham.  A box trailer overturned, and appears to be leaking fuel.  That is what the HazMat team is trying to contain and clear.There could be some slow downs early Wednesday mornng, at U.S. 78 and Finley Boulevard.

    Lawmakers send three tax increases to governor’s desk

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    Three new tax increases are now out of the Alabama legislature and on their way to the governor's desk.

    Why State superintendent supports lawmakers' plan to use education dollars to fill budget hole

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    Using education dollars appears to be a major part of state lawmakers’ plan to solve Alabama’s financial crisis. State lawmakers from the House and Senate agreed in conference committee Tuesday morning to move $80 million dollars from the education trust fund to the general fund budget. 

    Crime Stoppers 9-15-15: Bessemer Police investigate double homicide

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    Police in Bessemer are putting in extra hours to help keep people safe. Investigators are looking for a killer. Someone shot and killed two men September 8.

    Tarrant police arrest rape, home invasion suspect

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    The Tarrant Police Department tells ABC 33/40 that a man suspected of raping a woman during an alleged home invasion last week has been arrested.

    Judge allows Justin Ross Harris' comments to police in hot SUV death case

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    Maddox Kilgore, an attorney for Justin Ross Harris, argued in a pretrial hearing Tuesday that the statements shouldn't be allowed because officers violated his client's constitutional rights.

    Birmingham man in custody after leading state troopers on chase, crashing in Fultondale

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    A Birmingham man is in custody after allegedly leading Alabama State Troopers on a chase before crashing into a vehicle in Fultondale, sending five people, including two children, to the hospital with injuries. 

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