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Alabama's Jordan Fisher dazzles, makes top 3 on 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Alabama's Jordan Fisher dazzles, makes top 3 on 'Dancing with the Stars'


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The unbelievable connection between Alabama's Damien Harris and Auburn's Jarrett Stidham

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The unbelievable connection between Alabama's Damien Harris and Auburn's Jarrett Stidham


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Roy Wood Jr., 'dude who loves food,' on 6 must-have dishes in Birmingham

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Roy Wood Jr., 'dude who loves food,' on 6 must-have dishes in Birmingham


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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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The Return: UAB football, growing campus spurs boom in merchandise sales

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The Return: UAB football, growing campus spurs boom in merchandise sales


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29-year-old man shot to death early Sunday in Birmingham while looking for his vehicle

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29-year-old man shot to death early Sunday in Birmingham while looking for his vehicle


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

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Man's case sent to grand jury, charged with Hoover 2-year-old's death
A man who is charged with murder in a 2-year-old's death had his case sent to a grand jury today for possible indictment. Lowe then interviewed Melton a second time, where the detective said Melton told "numerous versions of events." According to Lowe, Melton told police during the second interview at least four different stories about what happened to Levi: She hit her head on the sink knob and he discovered her on the bathroom floor, she was injured during horseplay, she hit her head on the bed's footboard when Melton tossed her on the bed playfully, and she fell out of Melton's arms and hit her head on the closet doorframe   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Juries |  Grand juries | 
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Residents in Crestline neighborhood of Mountain Brook reporting brown water issue
MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (WIAT) — Multiple Mountain Brook residents in the Crestline area are reporting discolored water in their homes Monday evening. CBS 42 contacted Birmingham Water Works; Rick Jackson with BWW says over the summer, they did maintenance on one of the large water mains. He says they recently started using the main again, which caused a lot of discoloration   Read More ...
Alabama's Jordan Fisher dazzles, makes top 3 on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Each of the four remaining teams performed two dances on the two-hour program: a "Redemption" routine suggested by one of the judges, offering a chance to improve on a dance style that didn't yield the best scores during a previous performance; and a no-rules freestyle routine. Fisher and Arnold started the night with a Charleston marked by jaw-dropping speed and skill, set to "Bad Man" by Pitbull featuring Robin Thicke, Joe Perry and Travis Barker   Read More ...
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Tags: Dance | 
Birmingham Water Works says discolored water not contaminated
by Alisa Long / Jeff Wyatt. Birmingham Water Works is working tonight to get water back to normal. Rick Jackson, spokesperson for the Birmingham Water Works Board says that customers on Highway 280 from the Shades Mountain filter plant to downtown Birmingham could see water discoloration following a maintenance project. Jackson says that while the water is aesthetically displeasing, there is no contamination   Read More ...
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Man shot multiple times, killed in Bessemer street
A 52-year-old man was shot and killed in a Bessemer street Monday afternoon. A couple of men sitting in another vehicle are being questioned. Officers surrounded a house there, but did not go inside. At least one weapon was recovered from one of the vehicles, but investigators aren't yet sure if it was the gun used in the shooting.   Read More ...
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Bessemer man dies after police find him shot multiple times on the sidewalk
Sgt. Cortice Miles tells CBS 42 officers responded to a call of a person shot around 2:20 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of 12th St N. There, they found 52-year-old Ricky James McKeithan of Bessemer lying on the sidewalk in front of the home. He was shot multiple times in the upper body. McKeithan was transported to the hospital in serious condition, where he later died   Read More ...
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Roy Moore campaign disputes reports he was banned from mall
The New Yorker reported on Nov. 13 that Moore had been banned from the indoor shopping center in the town that's the seat of his home county of Etowah. "We are intent upon bringing out the truth, when no one in the press or in D.C. seems to care," Moore campaign strategist Brett Doster said. "The quotes from these three people who would have personal knowledge of the mall's security protocol completely counter everything alleged by the liberal media and the Moore Campaign's political enemies   Read More ...
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Things aren't always as they seem. Just ask Tarrant police
Things aren't always what they seem. Sounds sketchy, right? Not so fast. That someone immediately jumped to wrongdoing by police bothered the officers, including the chief. "My God, a guy was trying to help. You can't even do anything nice for somebody,'' Reno said. "Did they think we were moving a load of drugs?" Things aren't always what they seem. Sounds sketchy, right? Not so fast   Read More ...
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The unbelievable connection between Alabama's Damien Harris and Auburn's Jarrett Stidham
Damien Harris had a temperature of 104 degrees the morning before the biggest game of his life. One, he got a new helmet. More importantly, he scored the first touchdown of his life. "It's crazy how things come full circle," said Lynn Harris, Damien's mom. Harris shares the same sentiment. He wants Stidham to play his best on Saturday, but, obviously, doesn't want Auburn to win   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 | 
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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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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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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Tags: Music | 
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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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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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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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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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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RealClearPolitics sampling of polls: Doug Jones takes his first lead in Alabama Senate race
The Gravis poll, released Friday, surfaced one day after a Fox News poll showed Jones with an 8-point advantage. The two most recent polls were included in a in the Senate race, . It's the first time in the campaign that Jones has taken a lead. Moore's standing in the latest Gravis Marketing poll is worse than where he was at when the same company polled likely voters on Nov   Read More ...
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2 bodies found in rural Macon County believed to be missing Atlanta rapper, promoter cousin
Two bodies found in a rural Macon County area overnight are believed to be those of an Atlanta-based rapper and his promoter cousin, both missing nearly two weeks. "It's very sad,'' Brunson said. "My heart goes out to the families and we're working hard to get to the bottom of this." "Between 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., something happened between that time,'' Webster said   Read More ...
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A few strong storms possible in parts of Alabama later today
Rain will be possible across the rest of the state, but organized severe weather is not expected. Winds will be gusty away from storms as well. Here's a look at what to expect across the state today: Rain and storms will be possible starting this afternoon and lasting into the evening ahead of the cold front, according to the . A few stronger storms will be possible and could contain wind gusts of up to 60 mph   Read More ...
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Hoover 56, Hewitt-Trussville 21: Jalen Parker, Bucs pull away to force rematch with Thompson
“We knew coming into the game how good they were, but we felt like we were a pretty good team, too,” Hoover coach Josh Niblett said. “We played a pretty tough schedule. We were battle-tested.” I told going deep first play. 49 yards to PAT blocked 6-0 over @HuskyFast pic.twitter.com/djitK7MDPz. — Drew Champlin (@DrewChamplin) Larry McCammon and Vonte Brackett each topped 100 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns each   Read More ...
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Thompson 34, Mountain Brook 10: Warriors start slow, roll on
Taulia Tagovailoa and Ahmad Edwards continued their assault on the school and state record books as No. 2 Thompson (12-0) rolled to a 34-10 win over No. 10 Mountain Brook (8-4) in the second round of the Class 7A state playoffs here Friday night. Edwards had seven catches for 49 yards to move into a tie for the single-season receptions record with 113   Read More ...
Alabama high school football: Get to the point - here's Friday playoff scores and pairings
Second: You want to punch your opponent in the nose early and send them reeling? Go for the bomb on the first play, like Hoover did against Hewitt-Trussville. I told going deep first play. 49 yards to PAT blocked 6-0 over @HuskyFast pic.twitter.com/djitK7MDPz. — Drew Champlin (@DrewChamplin) Third: I'm not big on signs, but I liked this one from Demopolis and If you can't tweak authority, the terrorists have won   Read More ...
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Birmingham Vet Center’s asking for donations to keep guitar lessons alive
The Vet Center serves more than 1,000 veterans each year in many ways, one of which is by providing free guitar lessons. Unfortunately, they only have four guitars to go around and are in dire need of donations. Michelle Davidson is a re-adjustment counselor with the Vet Center who tells us that programs like this share the healing power of music   Read More ...
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UAB doesn't need SEC validation to prove anything to anyone
It doesn't matter that UAB is the program with a future, Florida the program with a past. The Gators are favored for one reason. They're in the SEC and UAB isn't. That's why, in ways that go beyond the scoreboard, some people might consider this game the biggest in Year One of #theReturn. UAB doesn't need SEC validation to prove anything to anyone, but nothing the Blazers have done to this moment has made people sit up and take notice the way beating Florida in the Swamp would   Read More ...
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