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    Why one man is thankful for hope on this Thanksgiving Day

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    On this Thanksgiving Day, many are thankful to spend the day with family. Others are grateful for their home and for their car. One man, Jerry Grantham doesn't have any of those things this year. He says, he's thankful for "hope."

    Local families return to restaurants for Thanksgiving tradition

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    Some shoppers may be in the stores Thursday with full stomachs.Along with the traditional, at-home Thanksgiving feast, several area restaurants were open, including the Bright Star in Bessemer.

    UA marks anniversary of meteorite hitting woman

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    There's only one documented case of a meteorite hitting a person, and it happened in the east Alabama town of Sylacauga.

    Fans start tailgating in Tuscaloosa for Thanksgiving dinner and Saturday's Iron Bowl Video included

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    Turkeys are in the oven and you may have spent the day planning a Thanksgiving feast, but 48 hours after the turkeys are carved, our state's two biggest rivals meet in Tuscaloosa for the Iron Bowl.  

    Tuscaloosa police investigating robbery/sexual assault Video included

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    Tuscaloosa police were called to the area of 15th Street and McFarland Boulevard early Tuesday morning.

    Motorcycles in The Magic City

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    The Barber Museum is featuring "Motorcycles in The Magic City." It's a discussion of the photography of O.V. Hunt, who was a commercial photographer in Birmingham during the first half of the 1900's. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd, from 6:30-7:30pm.Kelly Stewart, curator of the museum's new O.V. Hunt exhibit, and David Morrill, local historian, will explain some of the interesting details in Hunt's photos of motorcycles, motorcycle racing, and people in The Magic City. The ...

    Birmingham charities ready to feed thousands Thanksgiving Day Video included

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    Thousands in our area are counting on the kindness of others for their thanksgiving holiday meal and they won't be disappointed. Several groups are working to ensure anyone can eat a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving.

    Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'

    A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested...

    Birmingham woman dies nearly a month after shooting

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    Birmingham police say a 49-year-old woman who was shot on Halloween night has died.

    YWCA Santa's Workshop for homeless families needs donations

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    The YWCA Central Alabama creates a place for homeless families to shop for free for children's gifts.The agency needs your help to make this year's Santa's Workshop possible for women and children in area shelters.It is asking for donations of new, unwrapped nonviolent toys, puzzles, children's books, children's clothing, and other items to complete the shop for Christmas.Children will make gifts for their family members and also experience the joy of giving.Other needed items for Santa's wor...

    Troy's Blakeney preparing to end 24th, final year

    Troy Head Coach Larry Blakeney reacts after a Duke field goal in the second half of an NCAA college football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Troy, Ala. (AP Photo/ Hal Yeager) Troy Head Coach Larry Blakeney reacts after a Duke field goal in the second half of an NCAA college football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Troy, Ala. (AP Photo/ Hal Yeager)
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    Larry Blakeney has been the constant of Troy football through 24 seasons and three levels of competition. The coach who guided the Trojans from Division II to the current Football Championship Subdivision and now the Football Bowl Subdivision will lead the team for the final time Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette.

    Thanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest

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    The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it's probably not entirely true.

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    • Why one man is thankful for hope on this Thanksgiving Day

      Why one man is thankful for hope on this Thanksgiving Day

      Thursday, November 27 2014 7:25 PM EST2014-11-28 00:25:01 GMT
      On this Thanksgiving Day, many are thankful to spend the day with family. Others are grateful for their home and for their car. One man, Jerry Grantham doesn't have any of those things this year. He says, he's thankful for "hope."More >>
      On this Thanksgiving Day, many are thankful to spend the day with family. Others are grateful for their home and for their car. One man, Jerry Grantham doesn't have any of those things this year. He says, he's thankful for "hope."
      More >>
    • Local families return to restaurants for Thanksgiving tradition

      Local families return to restaurants for Thanksgiving tradition

      Thursday, November 27 2014 2:47 PM EST2014-11-27 19:47:52 GMT
      Some shoppers may be in the stores Thursday with full stomachs.Along with the traditional, at-home Thanksgiving feast, several area restaurants were open, including the Bright Star in Bessemer.More >>
      Some shoppers may be in the stores Thursday with full stomachs.Along with the traditional, at-home Thanksgiving feast, several area restaurants were open, including the Bright Star in Bessemer.More >>
    • Motorcycles in The Magic City

      Motorcycles in The Magic City

      Wednesday, November 26 2014 9:27 PM EST2014-11-27 02:27:45 GMT
      The Barber Museum is featuring "Motorcycles in The Magic City." It's a discussion of the photography of O.V. Hunt, who was a commercial photographer in Birmingham during the first half of the 1900's. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd, from 6:30-7:30pm.Kelly Stewart, curator of the museum's new O.V. Hunt exhibit, and David Morrill, local historian, will explain some of the interesting details in Hunt's photos of motorcycles, motorcycle racing, and people in The Magic City. The ...More >>
      The Barber Museum is featuring "Motorcycles in The Magic City." It's a discussion of the photography of O.V. Hunt, who was a commercial photographer in Birmingham during the first half of the 1900's. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd, from 6:30-7:30pm.Kelly Stewart, curator of the museum's new O.V. Hunt exhibit, and David Morrill, local historian, will explain some of the interesting details in Hunt's photos of motorcycles, motorcycle racing, and people in The Magic City. The ...More >>
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    • Etowah County dive team recovers engagement ring from Noccalula Falls

      Etowah County dive team recovers engagement ring from Noccalula Falls

      Tuesday, November 25 2014 4:03 PM EST2014-11-25 21:03:23 GMT
      Corey Winters said relief doesn't begin to describe what he felt Monday when divers found the engagement ring he dropped Friday night when he proposed to his girlfriend.More >>
      Corey Winters said relief doesn't begin to describe what he felt Monday when divers found the engagement ring he dropped Friday night when he proposed to his girlfriend.
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    • Anniston restaurant owner accused of abusing dog before it leaped or fell off rooftop balcony

      Anniston restaurant owner accused of abusing dog before it leaped or fell off rooftop balcony

      Friday, November 21 2014 5:55 PM EST2014-11-21 22:55:32 GMT
      Police have arrested an Anniston restaurant owner on an animal cruelty charge for an incident at his business earlier this week.More >>
      Police have arrested an Anniston restaurant owner on an animal cruelty charge for an incident at his business earlier this week.More >>
    • Suspects arrested for Talladega County drive-by that wounded 13-year-old boy

      Suspects arrested for Talladega County drive-by that wounded 13-year-old boy

      Friday, November 21 2014 3:10 PM EST2014-11-21 20:10:31 GMT
      Talladega County deputies arrested two Sylacauga men Thursday for shooting a 13-year-old boy Tuesday evening.  Patrick Roberson III, 29, and 22-year-old Raheem Franks, are charged with shooting into an occupied building.  Investigators said the suspects are responsible for a drive-by shooting in Bon Air, near Childersburg.  Christian Guerrero was watching television when a bullet came through the window and struck the teenager in the face.More >>
      Talladega County deputies arrested two Sylacauga men Thursday for shooting a 13-year-old boy Tuesday evening.  Patrick Roberson III, 29, and 22-year-old Raheem Franks, are charged with shooting into an occupied building.  Investigators said the suspects are responsible for a drive-by shooting in Bon Air, near Childersburg.  Christian Guerrero was watching television when a bullet came through the window and struck the teenager in the face.More >>
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    • YWCA Santa's Workshop for homeless families needs donations

      YWCA Santa's Workshop for homeless families needs donations

      Wednesday, November 26 2014 5:14 PM EST2014-11-26 22:14:56 GMT
      The YWCA Central Alabama creates a place for homeless families to shop for free for children's gifts.The agency needs your help to make this year's Santa's Workshop possible for women and children in area shelters.It is asking for donations of new, unwrapped nonviolent toys, puzzles, children's books, children's clothing, and other items to complete the shop for Christmas.Children will make gifts for their family members and also experience the joy of giving.Other needed items for Santa's wor...More >>
      The YWCA Central Alabama creates a place for homeless families to shop for free for children's gifts.The agency needs your help to make this year's Santa's Workshop possible for women and children in area shelters.It is asking for donations of new, unwrapped nonviolent toys, puzzles, children's books, children's clothing, and other items to complete the shop for Christmas.Children will make gifts for their family members and also experience the joy of giving.Other needed items for Santa's wor...More >>
    • Thanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest

      Thanksgiving Eve: Very busy, but not busiest

      Wednesday, November 26 2014 4:43 PM EST2014-11-26 21:43:50 GMT
      The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it's probably not entirely true.More >>
      The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is often called the nation's busiest travel day of the year, and it surely feels that way sometimes. But it's probably not entirely true.More >>
    • Hearing set in prison razors case

      Hearing set in prison razors case

      Tuesday, November 25 2014 9:47 PM EST2014-11-26 02:47:38 GMT
      A federal judge has set a February hearing in state inmates' request to change the way razor blades are distributed in Alabama prisons.Five inmates requested a preliminary injunction. They say Alabama allows inmates with mental illness to have essentially unlimited access to razor blades.Lawyers said one inmate cut his wrists five times over a period of seven months. They said another cut herself four times in one month, including twice in suicide watch.They said razors are given to all male ...More >>
      A federal judge has set a February hearing in state inmates' request to change the way razor blades are distributed in Alabama prisons.Five inmates requested a preliminary injunction. They say Alabama allows inmates with mental illness to have essentially unlimited access to razor blades.Lawyers said one inmate cut his wrists five times over a period of seven months. They said another cut herself four times in one month, including twice in suicide watch.They said razors are given to all male ...More >>
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