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Jones resigns as Head Football Coach at South Alabama

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Escaped inmate broke into home, tied up residents; search ongoing

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Escaped inmate broke into home, tied up residents; search ongoing


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Quandary for Alabama Pastors: What to Say About Roy Moore

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Mel Tillis, Country Music Hall of Famer, dies at 85

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Select the Birmingham Player of the Week from 2nd week of playoffs

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Alabama teen's science project a breast cancer breakthrough

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Jones resigns as Head Football Coach at South Alabama
Joey Jones has resigned as the Head Football Coach at South Alabama. He is a former University Of Alabama receiver and the former head coach of the Birmingham Stallions. Jones stands 4-7 this season with one game remaining on the schedule. Director of Athletics Dr. Joel Erdmann announced Jones' resignation on Monday. It's effective at the end of his current employment contract   Read More ...
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The tragedy of evangelicals putting their faith in political kings
A little more than a year ago, my church asked me to discuss how Christians should approach the election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The consternation was palpable as I spoke. Most of the audience didn't like their options. Right now, there's a similar struggle for Christian voters in Alabama's special election choosing between Roy Moore and Doug Jones. It's past time for evangelicals to recognize their desire for a political king and confront it   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections | 
Meet People of Alabama
We're creating a photographic portrait of Alabama by sharing the faces and stories of Alabamians in their own words. People of Alabama is a statewide portrait series of people from all walks of life who call Alabama home in honor of our state's 200th birthday. We partnered with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission to share these stories. You'll find People of Alabama on Instagram at @peopleofAL, Facebook at Facebook   Read More ...
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Roy Wood Jr., 'dude who loves food,' on 6 must-have dishes in Birmingham
For comedian Roy Wood Jr., food is no joke. He knows what he likes. Knows what he doesn't. And when the Birmingham native returns to his hometown this week, he won't have to ponder his restaurant agenda. "When I get to Birmingham, down South, my only objective is to get the food I can't get up here," says Wood, 38, who lives in New York City   Read More ...
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Escaped inmate broke into home, tied up residents; search ongoing
An inmate who escaped from the Coosa County Jail for the second time in less than a month broke into a home, tied up the residents and fled in their vehicle. Vernon went through the unsecured door and gained access to the maintenance in the ceiling of the jail, Wilson said. From there, he went around the remaining four security doors and fled the facility   Read More ...
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Tags: Prisons |  Prisoners |  Jailbreak | 
Confederate Motors rebranding as Curtiss Motorcycles in 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - High-end motorcycle maker Confederate Motors Inc. is changing its name and abandoning internal combustion engines. Starting in January, the Birmingham-based company will be known as Curtiss Motorcycle Co., after aviation and motorcycling pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss who died in 1930. While Confederate motorcycles featured astronomical price tags, the Curtiss brand will feature a series of electric-powered bikes that the company say will "fit every pocketbook   Read More ...
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Tags: Motorcycles | 
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Confederate Motors rebranding as Curtiss Motorcycles in 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — High-end motorcycle maker Confederate Motors Inc. is changing its name and abandoning internal combustion engines. Starting in January, the Birmingham-based company will be known as Curtiss Motorcycle Co., after aviation and motorcycling pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss who died in 1930. While Confederate motorcycles featured astronomical price tags, the Curtiss brand will feature a series of electric-powered bikes that the company say will "fit every pocketbook   Read More ...
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Tags: Motorcycles | 
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Canterbury United Methodist Church pastor steps down
The Rev. Dale Cohen, senior pastor at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook since 2015, announced to the congregation on Sunday that he's leaving at the end of the year. Canterbury is one of the largest and most prominent United Methodist congregations in Alabama, and is the home church of U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Doug Jones, who has been a member there more than 33 years   Read More ...
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Lane closures to occur on I-65S under 12th Court North bridge in Birmingham
Lanes on Interstate 65 southbound under the 12 Court North Bridge in Birmingham will periodically close on Tuesday, Nov. 21 to allow for a bridge inspection, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. The lane closures will occur near milepost 260 beginning at 9 a.m. Closures will continue until 3 p.m.   Read More ...
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Man hit when he got out of vehicle and walked into I-59 traffic has died
A man injured one week ago when he got out of a vehicle on Interstate 59 and was struck by another vehicle has now died. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as David Wesley Woodard. He was 22.   Read More ...
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What drives you crazy? Navigating the traffic circle at Arlington and Cahaba Road
(WIAT) — I received a complaint from a viewer who says navigating the roundabout at Arlington and Cahaba Road in Birmingham can be confusing for drivers. About these roundabouts. It turns out, this “roundabout” is actually considered a “traffic circle” because of the road rules established when it was put in decades ago. The rules have not been updated because the project has not changed   Read More ...
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The Return: UAB football, growing campus spurs boom in merchandise sales
The UAB bookstore is selling merchandise at Legion Field on game day for the first time this year. Biggest sellers Goggins said he's been selling UAB merchandise for 19 years so he has a pretty good idea of what to order and what to bring to Legion Field on game day. He did have one surprise this year, though: the popularity of stadium seats   Read More ...
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Birmingham shelter accommodates more than 1,000 women and children each year
There is a bright light at the end of a dark, lonely tunnel for homeless women in Birmingham. This beacon of hope on the corner of Fourth Avenue North and 23rd Street provides a temporary sanctuary for women--as well as their children--who are seeking a way to escape from the gloom engulfing their lives. First Light has been giving homeless women a choice--and a second chance--ever since moving into the renovated building in May of 2000   Read More ...
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Gov. Kay Ivey's vote for Roy Moore is not a vote for Alabama
Not as much as she cares about U.S. Supreme Court justices. Or the only-the-rich-need-celebrate tax cut the U.S. Senate may jam down our throats. Or any of the other "major decisions" that body will make over the next few years. And, by golly, that's what matters most. The party is still, of course, licking its wounds from elections nationwide earlier this month that showed Americans are weary of their ineffectiveness and Trumpism, and has only a finger-nail of an edge (52-48) in the Senate   Read More ...
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Charles Manson, notorious serial killer and cult leader, dies at 83 after 46 years in prison
"These children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them; I didn't teach them. I just tried to help them stand up," he said in a courtroom soliloquy. Three months later, a Manson follower was jailed on an unrelated charge and told a cellmate about the bloodbath, leading to the cult leader's arrest. Atkins died behind bars in 2009   Read More ...
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Quandary for Alabama Pastors: What to Say About Roy Moore
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — It was a trying week for the people of Alabama, a week of dueling pastoral statements, sinful allegations and claims of religious persecution. And so, on the seventh day, their preachers gave it a rest. The pastor at the Freedom Church in Gadsden, Ala., who has been friends with the embattled Senate candidate Roy S. Moore for more than 20 years, spoke to his congregation about how God can use one who has failed   Read More ...
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29-year-old man shot to death early Sunday in Birmingham while looking for his vehicle
A 29-year-old Birmingham man was shot to death early Sunday while looking for his vehicle. Authorities Sunday afternoon identified the victim as Morry Green. The shooting happened in the 10 block of Fourth Avenue North. The preliminary investigation shows Green was dropped off at the residence because he was looking for a vehicle that belonged to him. At some point, Shelton said, he was told the vehicle wasn't there, and was subsequently shot   Read More ...
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Mel Tillis, Country Music Hall of Famer, dies at 85
Mel Tillis, a chart-topping County Music Hall of Fame songwriter and singer who turned a chronic stutter to his advantage, winning a following as a genial folksy performer onstage and in a side career in movies and on TV, died Nov. 19 at a hospital in Ocala, Florida. He was 85. His death was announced by publicist Don Murry Grubbs, who wrote in a statement that the cause was likely respiratory failure   Read More ...
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Select the Birmingham Player of the Week from 2nd week of playoffs
You, the fans, decide. Check out this week's nominees, decide which is best and vote in the fan poll below. This week's nominees: Recorded six of the Bucs' eight sacks in a 56-21 victory over Hewitt-Trussville, holding the Huskies to a season-low in points. Recorded 22 tackles in a 35-28 loss to Randolph County. Caught seven passes for 187 yards and three TDs in a 41-13 victory over Ramsay   Read More ...
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With dam cleared from creek, endangered fish expand range
PINSON, Ala. (AP) — Populations of an endangered fish have been found in new areas of an Alabama creek, upstream of where a dam was removed four years ago in an effort to expand the fish's range. The vermillion darter has been found in Turkey Creek, near the Alabama community of Pinson just northeast of Birmingham, Al.com reported . The vermilion darter is a small, brightly colored fish   Read More ...
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Coldest night of the season expected tonight
A blast of cold air following Saturday's front combined with clear skies and light winds will set the stage for significant cooling overnight, according to forecasters. [434a] A freeze warning is in effect for tonight. Lows will drop to between 24-28 degrees. Cover sensitive vegetation. #HUNwx pic.twitter.com/fJ3tk2LSgd. -- NWS Huntsville (@NWSHuntsville) It will be in effect from 9 p.m. Sunday until 8 a   Read More ...
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Man dies in Blount County car crash
A 60-year-old Hanceville man died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday in Blount County, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. The crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Blount County 47 about three miles north of Blountsville. Troopers are still investigating the crash.View Comments.   Read More ...
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Alabama teen's science project a breast cancer breakthrough
When you picture a high school student's science project, you think baking soda volcano or the like. What you don't expect is an honest-to-goodness breakthrough in breast cancer research. Kenneth Jiao, a 17-year-old senior at Indian Springs High School in Pelham, just took our expectations and spewed them like so much fake lava at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology held last weekend at the University of Texas in Austin   Read More ...
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Things to do in Birmingham, Nov. 19-25
Your free time is precious, so how to spend it? Here are five ideas for Birmingham this week, Nov. 19-25, 2017.   Read More ...
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Alabama schools to get first report cards in a decade next month
After a decade without them, school report cards will be issued in December. And for the first time ever, schools will be given a letter grade. The law requiring schools to be given letter grades was passed in 2012, and its sponsor, Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, is looking forward to the release. "My patience comes from the fact that I truly wanted to get it right, not just get it done," Collins said   Read More ...
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The family farm is in Illinois, but the family is in Alabama
Across America, farm families — including mine — are grappling with big changes. In April, my 81-year-old father was diagnosed with advanced congestive heart failure on the same day Mom was transferred to a nursing home. I dropped off my youngest daughter at school and began the familiar trek from Birmingham, Ala., to central Illinois to help my parents navigate this most recent health crisis   Read More ...
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Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for U.S. Senate
Birmingham, Ala. – A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the “soul of the nation.” The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore — dogged by recent allegations of inappropriate conduct toward teenage girls decades ago — is unfit to serve   Read More ...
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Our view: Alabama voters must reject Roy Moore; we endorse Doug Jones for U.S. Senate
The accusations against Roy Moore have been horrifying, but not shocking. Do not let this conversation be muddled. This election has become a referendum on whether we will accept this kind of behavior from our leaders. Or, worse, we'll believe you but we just won't care. So what now? However, we endorse the third option: Doug Jones. The voters must make their voices heard   Read More ...
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UAB can't get offense going in big loss to Florida
It happened early and often. UAB would take one step forward only to be pushed back time and again in their 36-7 loss to the Florida Gators. The Blazers entered the Swamp with confidence and momentum built from a three-game winning streak but could not overcome turnovers and a lack of production from an otherwise potent rushing attack. "We knew this was going to be a tough game," Clark said   Read More ...
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Progressive pastors call on Roy Moore to quit Senate race
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for US Senate is a struggle for the ‘‘soul of the nation.’’ The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore — dogged by recent allegations of inappropriate conduct toward teenage girls decades ago — is unfit to serve   Read More ...
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How Florida handled a surging UAB team in blowout win
UAB arrived in Gainesville looking for a big upset but what it got was a 36-7 shellacking from the Florida Gators. The Blazers had to play from behind the entire contest and took to the air with quarterback A.J. Erdely completing 14 of 19 passes for 177 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was sacked three times and found little to no running room when trying to escape the pocket   Read More ...
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Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation." The remarks Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore — dogged by recent allegations of inappropriate conduct toward teenage girls decades ago — is unfit to serve   Read More ...
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Progressive pastors call on Roy Moore to quit Senate race
Birmingham, Ala. • A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the “soul of the nation.” The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore — dogged by recent allegations of inappropriate conduct toward teenage girls decades ago — is unfit to serve   Read More ...
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Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation." The remarks Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore — dogged by recent allegations of inappropriate conduct toward teenage girls decades ago — is unfit to serve   Read More ...
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The Mother of All Iron Bowls is about to have a son
Let's just say it was a good day to cut the grass. But next Saturday? All eyes locally and nationally will be in or on Jordan-Hare Stadium. Everything will be on the line for both teams just as it was in 2013. That Mother of All Iron Bowls is about to have a son. Win the SEC West? Check. Go to Atlanta and win the SEC? Check   Read More ...
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Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul - | WBTV Charlotte
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation." The remarks Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore - dogged by recent allegations of inappropriate conduct toward teenage girls decades ago - is unfit to serve   Read More ...
Progressive Pastors: Roy Moore Is Unfit for U.S. Senate
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the “soul of the nation.” The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore — dogged by recent allegations of inappropriate conduct toward teenage girls decades ago — is unfit to serve   Read More ...
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Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for US Senate
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation." The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore — dogged by recent allegations of inappropriate conduct toward teenage girls decades ago — is unfit to serve   Read More ...
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Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for US Senate - | WBTV Charlotte
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation." The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore - dogged by recent allegations of inappropriate conduct toward teenage girls decades ago - is unfit to serve   Read More ...
Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for US Senate
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation." The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore — dogged by recent allegations of inappropriate conduct toward teenage girls decades ago — is unfit to serve   Read More ...
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