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    4 killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits island

    Streets across Dominica turned into fast-flowing rivers that swept up cars as Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people.

    Mark Zuckerberg: 1 billion people connected on Facebook in single day

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    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the social media giant reached a new milestone on Monday, connecting one billion people in a single day.

    Your Health: Shaping young leaders with disabilities

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    A new program is just about to get underway to help shape young people with disabilities into community leaders.Recruitment is going on right now for young people with disabilities and young people who want to lend support.One young man who is a role model for many in the program is Matthew Foster.Foster is an advocate for people with disabilities and autism.There's a lot we can learn from Foster about self advocacy, responsibility, organization, ...and life.Despite having autism spect...

    On-air gunman became increasingly volatile before killings Video included

    Vester Flanagan had become increasingly volatile in recent years, picking fights with co-workers and strangers over seemingly mundane incidents or perceived slights well before he fatally shot two former colleagues on live...

    Health official: States should post local vaccination info

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    How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.

    Anchor's shock after 2 co-workers were fatally shot on live TV shifts to poise, strength

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    The wide-eyed, open-mouthed look of shock on the face of WDBJ-TV anchor Kim McBroom was seen worldwide after her two co-workers were fatally shot during their live television broadcast. 

    75-year-old victim of hit-and-run remains in critical condition as authorities continue search for driver Video included

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    A 75-year-old man run over by a hit-and-run driver remains in critical condition at UAB Hospital. Doctors have had to amputate one of his legs and put a rod in the other leg to try and save it.

    Vulcans on Parade unveils the first of 20 statues in Railroad Park

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    The Vulcan statue is one of the most recognizable attractions in Birmingham, and now you will be able to find the man made of steel in 20 other spots around the city. It is all part of Vulcans on Parade, a partnership between members of the 2015 Project Corporate Leadership class and Vulcan Park and Museum. The first two statues were unveiled Wednesday and one is on display in Railroad Park. It was painted by artist Carrie McGrann.Project Corporate Leadership teammate Chris Cooper...

    UPDATE: Winston County 911 issues resolved

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    The 911 system is experiencing technical issues for some areas of Winston County.

    Shooting on Center Street sends one man to the hospital

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    A man has been taken to UAB hospital with what are described as life threatening injuries after being shot on Center Street at Graymont Avenue.The shooting happened at 6:30 Thursday morning.According to the Birmingham Police Department, the suspect fled in a dark colored vehicle, and an investigation is underway.

    ADPH: Several birds at Birmingham Zoo’s Lorikeet Aviary tested positive for bacterial disease Video included

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    The Alabama Department of Public Health is issuing a precautionary notice to any individuals who have visited the Birmingham Zoo's Lorikeet Aviary in the past 30 days. 

    Birmingham City leaders considering UBER proposal Video included

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    The company that connects you with a driver in minutes could soon be in Birmingham.City leaders heard a pitch from UBER reps on the benefits, but council members still had a lot of a questions.The city's legal team will now discuss an ordinance for UBER. Mayor William Bell says he wants to expedite that. Several city leaders are ready to get the business rolling.UBER says Birmingham is now the largest market on the East Coast it's not operating in.It assured the Council of the Whole co...

    Hygiene Hypothesis could explain food allergy increase Video included

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    Could not being exposed to dirt, bacteria, allergens at an early age lead to food allergies?The Hygiene Hypothesis shows that could be the case. Doctors are learning more about this hypothesis and how there could be a connection to a spike in allergies and other conditions.Dr. Weily Soong is a pediatric and adult allergist with the Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center. "It is probably one of the best theories we have right now on why there's a rise in allergies, and asthma," s...

    21 guns stolen from Birmingham pawn shop Video included

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    Alabama ranks third in the nation for having the most number of firearms stolen from stores during 2014. Only Texas and North Carolina had more, according to a report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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

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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

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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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    • Vulcans on Parade unveils the first of 20 statues in Railroad Park

      Vulcans on Parade unveils the first of 20 statues in Railroad Park

      Thursday, August 27 2015 11:34 AM EDT2015-08-27 15:34:23 GMT
      The Vulcan statue is one of the most recognizable attractions in Birmingham, and now you will be able to find the man made of steel in 20 other spots around the city. It is all part of Vulcans on Parade, a partnership between members of the 2015 Project Corporate Leadership class and Vulcan Park and Museum. The first two statues were unveiled Wednesday and one is on display in Railroad Park. It was painted by artist Carrie McGrann.Project Corporate Leadership teammate Chris Cooper...More >>
      The Vulcan statue is one of the most recognizable attractions in Birmingham, and now you will be able to find the man made of steel in 20 other spots around the city. It is all part of Vulcans on Parade, a partnership between members of the 2015 Project Corporate Leadership class and Vulcan Park and Museum. The first two statues were unveiled Wednesday and one is on display in Railroad Park. It was painted by artist Carrie McGrann.Project Corporate Leadership teammate Chris Cooper...More >>
    • Shooting on Center Street sends one man to the hospital

      Shooting on Center Street sends one man to the hospital

      Thursday, August 27 2015 9:46 AM EDT2015-08-27 13:46:39 GMT
      A man has been taken to UAB hospital with what are described as life threatening injuries after being shot on Center Street at Graymont Avenue.The shooting happened at 6:30 Thursday morning.According to the Birmingham Police Department, the suspect fled in a dark colored vehicle, and an investigation is underway.More >>
      A man has been taken to UAB hospital with what are described as life threatening injuries after being shot on Center Street at Graymont Avenue.The shooting happened at 6:30 Thursday morning.According to the Birmingham Police Department, the suspect fled in a dark colored vehicle, and an investigation is underway.More >>
    • ADPH: Several birds at Birmingham Zoo’s Lorikeet Aviary tested positive for bacterial disease

      ADPH: Several birds at Birmingham Zoo’s Lorikeet Aviary tested positive for bacterial disease

      Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:49 PM EDT2015-08-27 03:49:34 GMT
      The Alabama Department of Public Health is issuing a precautionary notice to any individuals who have visited the Birmingham Zoo's Lorikeet Aviary in the past 30 days. More >>
      The Alabama Department of Public Health is issuing a precautionary notice to any individuals who have visited the Birmingham Zoo's Lorikeet Aviary in the past 30 days. More >>
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    • Mark Zuckerberg: 1 billion people connected on Facebook in single day

      Mark Zuckerberg: 1 billion people connected on Facebook in single day

      Thursday, August 27 2015 5:10 PM EDT2015-08-27 21:10:14 GMT
      Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the social media giant reached a new milestone on Monday, connecting one billion people in a single day.More >>
      Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the social media giant reached a new milestone on Monday, connecting one billion people in a single day.More >>
    • Your Health: Shaping young leaders with disabilities

      Your Health: Shaping young leaders with disabilities

      Thursday, August 27 2015 5:02 PM EDT2015-08-27 21:02:28 GMT
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      A new program is just about to get underway to help shape young people with disabilities into community leaders.Recruitment is going on right now for young people with disabilities and young people who want to lend support.One young man who is a role model for many in the program is Matthew Foster.Foster is an advocate for people with disabilities and autism.There's a lot we can learn from Foster about self advocacy, responsibility, organization, ...and life.Despite having autism spect...More >>
      A new program is just about to get underway to help shape young people with disabilities into community leaders.Recruitment is going on right now for young people with disabilities and young people who want to lend support.One young man who is a role model for many in the program is Matthew Foster.Foster is an advocate for people with disabilities and autism.There's a lot we can learn from Foster about self advocacy, responsibility, organization, ...and life.Despite having autism spect...More >>
    • Health official: States should post local vaccination info

      Health official: States should post local vaccination info

      Thursday, August 27 2015 4:16 PM EDT2015-08-27 20:16:44 GMT
      How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.More >>
      How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.More >>
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