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The side of Mayor Bell no one else sees

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The side of Mayor Bell no one else sees


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Joe Biden stumping for Doug Jones in Birmingham in October

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Joe Biden stumping for Doug Jones in Birmingham in October


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Prosecutors fear wedding of indicted Jeffco DA could doom case

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Prosecutors fear wedding of indicted Jeffco DA could doom case


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Birmingham police organization endorses Woodfin for mayor

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Birmingham police organization endorses Woodfin for mayor


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A familar face returns to the top of this week's ASWA Alabama high school football poll

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A familar face returns to the top of this week's ASWA Alabama high school football poll


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Birmingham mayoral runoff candidate talks stadium, charter schools, more

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Birmingham mayoral runoff candidate talks stadium, charter schools, more


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Metro Diner hiring 100 for new Vestavia Hills location, aiming for October opening

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Birmingham wants Attorney General lawsuit over monument dismissed
WEBVTT rtANNOUNCER: NOW, ON WVTM 13 NEWS--GUY: BIRMINGHAM FIRING BACK TOKEEP ITS CONFEDERATE MEMORIALBARRIER IN PLACE.SHERI: TODAY THE CITY RESPONDEDTO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'SLAWSUIT OVER IN THE LINN PARKrtBARRICADE.WVTM 13'S JON PAEPCKE JOINS USNOW.JON, WHAT IS THE CITY'S DEFENSE?JON:rt THIS ARGUES THAT THE BLACK12 FOOT WALL DOES NOT AFFECT THECONFEDERATE MEMORIAL.AND THE FINES FOR VIOLATING THESTATE'S MONUMENT PROTECTION LAWDO NOT APPLY TO BIRMINGHAM'SCENTURY-OLD MARKER   Read More ...
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Former VP Joe Biden coming to Birmingham to campaign for Doug Jones in Senate race
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Alabama next month to campaign for Democrat Doug Jones in the race for U.S. Senate. The Jones campaign announced Wednesday that Biden will headline an Oct. 3 campaign rally in Birmingham. Biden, in a statement, said that Jones "is a proven leader in which we can place our trust   Read More ...
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The side of Mayor Bell no one else sees
By Ryan Bresette. , who from the Kansas City area and whose family was involved with in a tragedy at the Birmingham airport. Mayor Bell and I have remained friends since that dreadful day. We speak often and he always asks how Heather and the kids are doing. One of the most powerful things he provided us is what all of you provided; his prayers   Read More ...
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Joe Biden stumping for Doug Jones in Birmingham in October
Biden will appear with Jones on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Sheraton in Downtown Birmingham. Details about tickets will be released closer to the event. Jones is a former U.S. Attorney known for prosecuting convicted killers Thomas Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry for the 1963 Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing. Jones will face either Judge Roy Moore or incumbent Sen. Luther Strange on Dec   Read More ...
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Cross country roundup: 3-time state champ Amaris Tyynismaa wins Spain Park race
Hoover won the girls meet title with 37 points. Oak Mountain was third at 124 and Homewood was fourth with 134. Homewood junior Will Stone, who won the Chickasaw Trails cross country race two weeks ago, ran a 16:26.92 to claim the boys division. Northside’s Thomas King was second (16:42.11) and John McCrackin of Hoover was third in the 297-runner field   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: J. Wright Building Company
At J. Wright Building Company, we truly love the art of building. We are designers and builders of fine artisan homes who take pride in our work, from the materials we use to the finished product. Due to our extensive knowledge and experience, excellent reputation, and focus on clients wishing to build custom homes, we are honored to have been hand picked as a member of the highly selective Southern Living Custom Builder Program   Read More ...
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Birmingham Best Builders: Noto Home Builders
At Noto Home Builders, quality is standard.We are committed to providing our customers with the very best service and building experience possible.In an industry that thrives off of customer satisfaction, Noto Home Builders will work with customers from the very beginning stages of the project throughout the entire duration of the project in order to deliver an affordable custom home.Our goal is to get to know each client, along with their particular needs and desires, so that we can, together, reach their ultimate goal   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: Lovette Construction
Lovette Construction is not your average remodeling firm. Clint Lovette founded the company over 11 years ago with a simple mindset: Be fiercely dedicated to your clients, employees and the industry, and everything else will take care of itself. This shows throughout their projects, customer reviews and the multiple awards that they have received throughout the years. In fact, in 2016 Lovette Construction was awarded the coveted Best In Show for the Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards and awarded Remodeler of the Year by the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: Newcastle Homes
At Newcastle Homes, we strive to make a difference in the lives of our customers by developing personal relationships with our homebuyers while building carefully crafted homes in thoughtfully planned communities. We approach each home and community with a discerning vision, ensuring we select the locations and cutting edge home designs that fit our homebuyers’ lifestyles. We work hard to earn your trust by providing the resources, support, and industry experience to help you make well informed decisions about your most important purchase   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: KADCO Homes
There is no place like home. Having a custom-built home tailored to your family is ideal for creating a lifetime of memories. Do you need help from one of the best new homebuilders in Birmingham, AL? KADCO Homes is a leader in the new construction business, building new homes in new communities that all Alabama residents can enjoy. Customized Suburban Living   Read More ...
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Man shot in Jefferson County crashes his car on way to hospital in Birmingham
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in the Huffman area that injured a man Wednesday afternoon. According to a release, deputies were called to a crash scene in Birmingham around 2 p.m. and arrived to find a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Deputies later learned the man was shot in the 100 block of 14th Avenue NW and was trying to drive himself to the hospital when he wrecked in the 9900 block of Parkway East   Read More ...
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Biden to campaign for Jones in Senate race
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Alabama next month to campaign for Democrat Doug Jones in the race for U.S. Senate. The Jones campaign announced Wednesday that Biden will headline an Oct. 3 campaign rally in Birmingham. Biden, in a statement, said that Jones "is a proven leader in which we can place our trust   Read More ...
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Prosecutors fear wedding of indicted Jeffco DA could doom case
Quick. Because they fear the two will marry. And if they do a key witness to the charges against him cannot be compelled to testify. The case against Henderson revolves around the question of whether he, as the appointed guardian ad litem of Akl's child, had an affair with Akl and lied to the court about it. She has since been granted a divorce from her husband and, according to the filing, passed through the sixty-day waiting period to marry again   Read More ...
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Woman arrested in connection with 2016 traffic fatality
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — A Birmingham woman is accused of murder in connection with a 2016 traffic fatality. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office say Rebecca Watson was the driver in crash that killed her passenger on Snowville-Brent Road in May 2016. The passenger, 56-year-old Tammy Gail Marie Bernard, suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and later died at a local hospital   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: CRB Construction
CRB Construction is new to the home building scene but is already generating a buzz around town. Founder and owner, Chase Beard, has grown up around and been involved with construction his whole life. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Building Science and has hit the ground running ever since. In just a short period of time, Chase has been featured in B-Metro and several other publications, for his work   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: Drummond Built Homes
Drummond Built Homes is a new company, founded on an old story and incorporated in 2017 by Liberty Park Joint Venture. While a new company, we are in many ways a well-established one. Our senior leadership team combines over 80 years of experience at many of the top homebuilding companies in America. Together we bring a portfolio of awards for both homebuilding excellence and superior customer service   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: Initial Builders
Growing up as the son of a successful builder, Wesley Wyatt has spent his lifetime learning all aspects of building. Since forming Initial Builders in 1994, Wesley has supervised more than 300 construction and remodeling projects, ranging from $10,000 to 1.6 Million in cost. He has also developed strong beliefs about what defines quality building, from the tiniest details inside the home to the overall appearance of the landscape, with the goal of building homes that stand the test of time   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: Banks Home Building & Renovations
Banks Home Building was established in 1991. Our customers have come to rely on the experience and processes we’ve refined over the past 26 years. To ensure you receive a high-quality result, we’ve developed a process to comfortably guide you through each phase of the remodel or home build.We’re with you every step of the way. Our process begins with a conversation between you, the homeowner, and our team   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: Drake Homes
Drake Homes is a full design-build firm, allowing us to work hand-in-hand to enhance the way our clients function in their home.We guide our clients through the entire process from plan design, selections, costing and final construction of their new home or remodel.We believe that taking a personal approach to the Design/Build process delivers a positive and fulfilling experience. We partner with our clients and serve them with integrity and respect to develop the custom home they’ve always dreamed of building   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: Prominence Homes & Communities
At Prominence Homes and Communities we believe home ownership is still the American dream. A dream where hard work shapes itself into a comfortable place for family and friends to gather, where children grow and memories are cherished for a lifetime. At Prominence, we aren’t just building houses, we are creating homes and fulfilling dreams. We take the job of fulfilling dreams very seriously! Our dedicated team has over 40 years of combined experience in the construction industry   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: Harwell Building Company
Harwell Building Company specializes in custom building, remodeling, and insurance work needs. We are here to help you begin the journey to your dream home. We finish what we start, and we finish on time. You can depend on us to obtain the insurance assistance you need, the restoration you deserve, the look you want. Small or large, your requests will be fulfilled with expertise, innovation, and in a timely manner   Read More ...
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Mayor Bell files motion to dismiss lawsuit over Confederate monument
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Mayor William Bell has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against him and the City of Birmingham for covering up a Confederate monument. Back in August, Mayor Bell ordered city workers to erect a plywood covering that surrounded the base of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument at the entrance of Linn Park. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall filed a lawsuit stating that Bell violated the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act   Read More ...
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Hearing date set in Birmingham Confederate monument lawsuit
The battle over a Confederate memorial in downtown Birmingham continues. The Confederate memorial remains covered at Linn Park. Birmingham Mayor ordered the monument covered. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall sued Bell and the city is claiming it violated a state law. A November 8 hearing date is set for the lawsuit. City attorneys filed an eight-page motion to dismiss all claims against the city and the mayor in the lawsuit filed by the State Attorney General in August   Read More ...
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Birmingham police organization endorses Woodfin for mayor
Members of the Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police voted Tuesday night to endorse Randall Woodfin for mayor. The Birmingham FOP has 1,147 active members. It is the largest fraternal police organization in the state of Alabama. Retired Birmingham police Det. Kenneth Prevo, FOP lifetime member and former FOP vice president, issued this statement through Woodfin's campaign on Wednesday: "The FOP cares about respect, retention and retirement   Read More ...
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Birmingham VA Medical Center works to stop Birmingham's high rate of veteran suicide
The Birmingham VA Medical Center held an event on Wednesday, hoping to stop Birmingham's high rate of veteran suicide. The Suicide Prevention Team discussed how family and friends can play a tremendous role in saving a veteran's life. "Knowing that you're not alone. I think is a big deal for our veterans when they're dealing with suicide, when they're dealing with depression   Read More ...
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Armed 'career criminal' nabbed during Hoover home break-in
Police on Tuesday responded just before 8 a.m. to the 700 block of Flag Circle on a report of a possible burglary in progress, said Lt. Keith Czeskleba. Officers were summoned to the home by a woman who told them she could see a man trying to break into her neighbor's house. Once on the scene, they found a man in the back yard   Read More ...
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Hearing date set in lawsuit over confederate monument in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Al — A November 8th hearing date is now set in Alabama’s lawsuit against Birmingham and Mayor William Bell over the decision to cover the Confederate Monument in Linn Park. City attorneys filed an 8 page motion to dismiss all claims against the city and the mayor in the lawsuit filed by the State Attorney General in August. That lawsuit alleges the city violated Alabama’s Memorial Preservation Act   Read More ...
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Gas leak near Vestavia Hills Elementary West causes temporary evacuation
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (WIAT) — Construction in Vestavia has caused a gas leak near the Vestavia Hills Elementary West campus. The fire department has been called. The gas line and air conditioning are both being shut off. As a precautionary measure, certain rooms will evacuate to the Civic Center. Officials say the evacuation should be short term. As a precautionary measure, certain rooms will evacuate to the Civic Center   Read More ...
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Birmingham Museum of Art announces new director
Dr. Graham Boettcher to replace Gail Andrews, who plans to retire. . Birmingham Museum of Art announces new director Dr. Graham Boettcher to replace Gail Andrews, who plans to retire BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Birmingham Museum of Art's board of trustees announced Tuesday a new director. Dr. Graham Boettcher will replace Gail Andrews, who announced her plans for retirement after 21 years of leadership   Read More ...
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Strange-Moore 'Lincoln-Douglas style' debate wades into rare political waters
The 60-minute debate is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the RSA Activity Center in Montgomery. Raycom Media will stream it live online. Most of the rules came from Moore's camp, and both campaigns came to an agreement on the debate's format by Saturday. "What tends to happen when they are face-to-face without someone to buffer them off is that they tend to get too polite," said Louden   Read More ...
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A familar face returns to the top of this week's ASWA Alabama high school football poll
There were two winners on Friday night when squared off with UMS-Wright a battle of top-4 teams in Class 4A. The second winner? Leeds, which ran over Dadeville 42-14 and right into the top spot for the second time under second-year coach Lee Gibson. The Green Wave’s last appearance at No. 1 came in the fourth poll of last season and lasted one week after a loss to Handley   Read More ...
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UAH-led Alabama partnership awarded $20 million research grant
A partnership of nine Alabama universities, led by the University of Alabama in Huntsville, have been awarded a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation.   Read More ...
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Birmingham mayoral runoff candidate talks stadium, charter schools, more
Incumbent Birmingham Mayor William Bell has spoken in support of the project. Bell is set to speak in the college's Norton Center at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25. Woodfin and Bell will face each other in a runoff election on Oct. 3. He later decided to obtain a law degree from Samford University Cumberland School of Law. "As cliche as it sounds, I just want to make a difference," Woodfin said   Read More ...
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First responders train for railway incidents
IRONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — First responders in the Birmingham area received training for railway incident response in Irondale through Norfolk Southern’s Operation Awareness and Response program. “It caused a very expensive, very large derailment with some very nasty chemicals,” a Norfolk representative told first responders. “That could’ve been really ugly.” Railway accidents can pose unique threats to the lives and safety of first responders and to the community   Read More ...
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5 busted on meth charges in Cullman County raid
A raid in Cullman County led to the arrests of five people and the confiscation of methamphetamine.The Cullman Narcotics Enforcement Team and Cullman police officers on Monday carried out a search warrant Monday on County Road 160 in the Bremen community. Their bonds ranged from $1,000 to $3,000.   Read More ...
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Metro Diner hiring 100 for new Vestavia Hills location, aiming for October opening
As Metro Diner ramps up to open its new Vestavia Hills location, it's beefing up its staff. The restaurant, which was featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, will open at 1088 Montgomery Highway, occupying 4,800 square feet. The restaurant offers new takes on classic dishes, like fried chicken and waffles with homemade strawberry butter, and Charleston Shrimp and Grits and hand-cut home fries   Read More ...
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UAB breaks ground on new $39.5 million arts and sciences building
The University of Alabama at Birmingham broke ground on a new $39.5 million Arts and Sciences Building on Sept. 19, 2017. The 160,000-square-foot building is expected to open fall 2019. The project is located on the corner of 10th Avenue South and 14th Street South.   Read More ...
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Birmingham Museum of Art names new director
Birmingham Museum of Art has appointed Graham Boettcher as its new director. Boettcher will succeed Gail Andrews, who will retire in Oct. 6, held the position since 1996. When she retires, she will have worked at the museum in some capacity for more than 40 years. Boettcher, a Bellingham, Washington native, holds a doctoral and bachelor's degree from Yale University in art history, and a master's from the University of Washington   Read More ...
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Birmingham man indicted in April shooting death
A 31-year-old Birmingham man previously freed on a murder charge has been indicted in the April slaying of another man. A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Tavares Cortez Taylor on intentional murder in the shooting death of 35-year-old Randall Dewon Brown. The indictment was issued Aug. 25, and made public Tuesday. The shooting happened at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, in the 3000 block of 15th Court North   Read More ...
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Best Buy closing Alabaster, Fultondale stores
The year of retail closures continues: Best Buy is closing two stores in the Birmingham area. Best Buy spokeswoman Danielle Schumann said the stores opened in 2007, in part because the retailer was competing with the now-defunct Circuit City. "This decision was a reaction to shopping trends," Schumann said. "This was a business decision, having no reflection on our employees and their hard work   Read More ...
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