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Trump vows to campaign for Roy Moore if he beats Luther Strange

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Suspect captured, charged in shooting death of man who crashed en route to hospital

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Suspect captured, charged in shooting death of man who crashed en route to hospital


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God launches attack ad aimed at Moore and Strange

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God launches attack ad aimed at Moore and Strange


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Family matters: Stepbrothers battle in tonight’s Mountain Brook vs. Spain Park game

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Face-off: Bell and Woodfin in fiery mayoral runoff debate

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Face-off: Bell and Woodfin in fiery mayoral runoff debate


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William Bell vs. Randall Woodfin: And the debate winner was

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Suspect breaks into homes, steals police car while fleeing Irondale PD

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67-year-old Irondale woman brutally beaten in her kitchen during home invasion
IRONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — A 67-year-old woman is in the hospital after she was brutally beaten in her kitchen during a home invasion Friday morning. CBS 42’s Leigh Garner spoke to the victim’s son. He tells us she sustained a lot of injuries to her head and face, and that she is extremely swollen. Early Friday morning, police say Dannie Buchanan Jr chose the normally quiet Creekview neighborhood at random and broke into the woman’s home   Read More ...
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Trump vows to campaign for Roy Moore if he beats Luther Strange
President Donald Trump promised to campaign for Roy Moore should he be victorious over Luther Strange -- the candidate whom Trump endorsed -- in Tuesday's Republican primary. "I told Luther, and I have to say this, if his opponent wins, I'm going to be here campaigning like hell for him," Trump said. "But I have to say this, and just understand this   Read More ...
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Man wanted for stealing body armor from Tarrant police
Police said the suspect went to a Tarrant pawn shop after the theft. He is wanted on multiple felony charges. If anyone recognizes the person in the photo, please contact Tarrant police at 205-841-5555. View Comments.   Read More ...
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Trump speaks at Luther Strange rally: Live updates
Trump in Huntsville to support Sen. Luther Strange campaign Strange faces a Sept. 26 Republican runoff with Roy Moore. Trump is to arrive aboard Air Force One at 6:30 p.m. and the event is to begin at 7 p.m. at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville.   Read More ...
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Southeastern Bible College to sell campus, merge with N.C. school
Southeastern Bible College, which suspended operations on June 1, today announced that it will sell its Valleydale Road campus and merge with Piedmont International University next month. The presidents of the colleges issued statements saying it was an appropriate match. A statement posted on Southeastern Bible College's web site focused on the benefits of a merger.   Read More ...
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One Class at a Time: Adamsville Elementary School
Storm Track 42 meteorologist Ashley Gann went to Adamsville Elementary School to deliver the good news. Ms. Black is a third grade teacher there. She tells us she plans to put the $1,000 grant check toward the school’s after-school program. She’ll purchase art and science supplies, as well as scripts for theater club. “We’ve noticed big differences in our children that maybe were having behavior issues or didn’t really feel at home at school,” Black explained   Read More ...
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Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on logistics center, after-sales hub
The first step in Mercedes-Benz's latest expansion project happened today in Bibb County, as the company officially broke ground on a new Global Logistics Center and an after-sales North American hub in Bibb County. "We love being able to do these things, and we look forward to what is in front of us," Hoff said. The two building projects represent an investment of $248   Read More ...
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Suspect captured, charged in shooting death of man who crashed en route to hospital
A 35-year-old suspect was taken into custody late Thursday night in connection with the shooting death of a man slain in the Center Point area earlier this week. He is charged with murder in the Wednesday shooting death of Toney Felix Myers Jr. Myers was shot during an argument at a residence in the 100 block of 14th Avenue N.W. Wednesday   Read More ...
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21-year-old charged with willful abuse of toddler boy
Harrison Gregory Gilbert, 21, was arrested by Shelby County sheriff's investigators Thursday, according to court records made public Friday. He is charged with willful abuse of a child involving a 2-year-old boy. Gilbert, of Florence, remained behind bars Friday on $15,000 bond.   Read More ...
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Extras needed for new movie being filmed in Birmingham
The movie, "Bigger," is about the brothers who pioneered the sport of competitive bodybuilding and who discovered Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is expected to begin filming in the Birmingham area next month. "Bigger" is co-written and directed by , who previously wrote the screenplay for the Robert De Niro-Charles Grodin action-comedy "Midnight Run." The movie is based on the life story of brothers Joe and Ben Weider, who overcame poverty and anti-Semitism to champion the sport of bodybuilding   Read More ...
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When it comes to missile defense Alabama's Senate decision is a no-brainer
To put it achingly simply, on the one hand we have a guy who knows what's going on, and on the other hand we have a guy whose entire campaign has been bragging about how ineffective he is in elected office. Say that three times fast. The particulars of that program are way--WAY--above my pay grade, but here it is put relatively simply   Read More ...
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Tags: Weapons |  Missiles | 
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God launches attack ad aimed at Moore and Strange
In an attempt to distance Himself from the two divine name-dropping candidates, God has launched a series of attack ads against both Roy Moore and Luther Strange. "We definitely changed the lyrics to 'every color, every race, we are covered by His grace,' back in 1982. I guess Mr. Moore didn't get the memo," explained Gabriel. "To be fair, he might've been taken off our mailing list   Read More ...
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Birmingham man being held in Jefferson County Jail on suspected murder charges
According to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Kevin Speakman, 35, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Toney Felix Myers Jr. Speakman shot Myers Jr. during an altercation between the two on Wednesday night on the 100th block of 14th Avenue NW. Speakman fled the scene and was located at a hotel in Irondale around 9pm Thursday night. He is being held on a $150,000 bond in the Jefferson County Jail   Read More ...
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Man charged in shooting death of Birmingham man
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — 35-year-old Kevin Speakman is accused of murder in the shooting death of Toney Myers. The Jefferson County Coroner’s office said Toney Felix Myers Jr. was pronounced dead at UAB hospital Wednesday night, about six hours after he’d been wounded. Myers crashed his car on Center Point Parkway near Huffman Road after suffering a gunshot wound minutes earlier in an argument among several people along 14th Avenue NW   Read More ...
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Why President Trump was mentioned at Mercedes announcement
There were two reasons: The Trump Administration's policies and public statements about bringing manufacturing back to America, and comments he reportedly made earlier this year about German automakers. "Look at the millions of cars that they sell in the U.S.," he was quoted as saying. "We're going to stop that." The statement was attributed later to a translation error. Instead Trump was said to be stating problems with the German trade surplus of $65 billion   Read More ...
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Family matters: Stepbrothers battle in tonight’s Mountain Brook vs. Spain Park game
Mountain Brook linebacker Avery Schelske and Spain Park quarterback Braxton Barker have known this was going to happen for a long time. But now that it’s game week, what’s it been like for the step-brothers and close friends? "It's pretty cool," Barker said. "We're both competitors -- I know what a determined competitor he is -- but once we get going, we'll treat it like any other game   Read More ...
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Jefferson County deputy shoots, kills suspect southwest of Denver
DENVER | Authorities say a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a suspect during a confrontation outside an auto parts store southwest of Denver. Sheriff’s office spokesman Mark Techmeyer says deputies went to the area on reports that a driver was speeding and passing cars on the shoulder of a highway Thursday afternoon. The driver, whose name and age have not been released, exited the highway and parked at a nearby auto parts store   Read More ...
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Face-off: Bell and Woodfin in fiery mayoral runoff debate
"You testified in a case that could have destroyed the Head Start program as well as JCCEO," Bell said to Woodfin, during the WVTM Channel 13-sponsored debate, which aired Thursday night. Woodfin and Bell participated in the fiery debate nearly two weeks ahead of the Oct. 3 runoff election. In the hour-long debate, candidates fielded questions from reporters and from each other   Read More ...
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William Bell vs. Randall Woodfin: And the debate winner was
If this had been one of world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder's title defenses, well, the judges' cards might not have yielded a clear winner. Both combatants landed a jab or two, but no one was staggered. No one took a 10-count. Both could've done better. That's my feeling following last night's tape-delayed broadcast of the debate between Birmingham mayoral run-off candidates incumbent William Bell and challenger Randall Woodfin   Read More ...
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Birmingham to begin seeking public input on gentrification
In October, the city of Birmingham will begin seeking input from residents in its attempt to tackle the negative effects of gentrification in neighborhoods. Chris Hatcher, an urban design administrator for the city of Birmingham, said city staff wants to hear how residents perceive gentrification, and explain the city's initiative during these meetings. The format will be the same at each one   Read More ...
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Watchdog group files complaint with IRS against Roy Moore-connected foundation
A nonpartisan election law watchdog group filed a complaint Thursday with the IRS against a Roy Moore-connected foundation, calling on the agency to investigate what it called the charity's apparent violations of its tax-exempt status. Read the complaint below:   Read More ...
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Suspect breaks into homes, steals police car while fleeing Irondale PD
Officials say a male suspect stole a car in Moody after being involved in a domestic violence incident. The suspect drove the vehicle to Creekview Lane in Irondale where he wrecked the vehicle. The suspect then broke into a house and assaulted a female in her 70s. When police arrived, the suspect came out of the home and stole a police cruiser and then drove to a second home nearby   Read More ...
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Vestavia Hills 32, Huffman 12: Rebels earn second straight region victory
Vestavia Hills has a win streak, thanks to its defense. The Rebels forced four turnovers – a week after shutting out Oak Mountain – and Luke Denney returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown in tonight’s 32-12 road victory over Huffman in a Class 7A, Region 3 game. Stat sheet: Huffman’s Nyre Holden had 15 carries for 161 yards and TD runs of 8 and 5 yards   Read More ...
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Jackson-Olin 42, John Carroll 7: Mustangs gallop to victory as lineman scores first TD
It was hard to wipe the smile off the face of sophomore defensive lineman Jacorrian Wrenn. Wrenn scored on a 3-yard run with 5:01 to go, providing an exclamation point as Jackson-Olin (3-1, 1-1) pulled away for a 42-7 victory over John Carroll (2-2, 1-2) in Class 6A, Region 5 action tonight. Key sequence: The J-O defense set the tone, and dominated in the third quarter by holding the Cavs without a first down and to minus-4 yards on three series whilte increasing its lead from 14-7 to 28-7   Read More ...
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Luther Strange ignores Roy Moore question on appointment by Bentley
The two candidates went at it tonight in a 70-minute, no-frills debate. It comes five days before Tuesday's runoff for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. The televised event in Montgomery will be the only debate of a hard-hitting six-week campaign. A few months before, Strange had asked state lawmakers to suspend an impeachment investigation of Bentley because his office was doing related work   Read More ...
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A lesson on Roy Moore from his former law school professor
By Guy V. Martin, Jr., As a practicing lawyer since 1974, lay minister, Vietnam veteran, Roy Moore's teacher at Alabama School of Law, and close observer of Justice Moore's two tenures on the Alabama Supreme Court, I feel compelled to share some concerns. That said, when you vote Tuesday, you might consider the following: Two: As Chief Justice, Moore continued that trend   Read More ...
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TrimTab growing tenfold with Abita partnership, launching new beers Friday
TrimTab Brewing Company has had an enviable problem the last year or so: It can't keep its beers on shelves. "But it's still a problem," Owner Harris Stewart is quick to point out. Instead, TrimTab recently entered into a partnership with Abita Brewing Company out of Abita Springs, Louisiana, where they will be brewing some of their core beers, especially the IPA and Paradise Now   Read More ...
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Man fired gun into home with children inside, police say
A man is under arrest after authorities say he fired into a home earlier this week where there were children inside. Birmingham police announced charges against 26-year-old Carl Beasley. The shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of 47 Place North. Sgt. Bryan Shelton said Beasley and another man are believed to have gotten into an argument. Beasley is then accused of firing shots into a home   Read More ...
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Lawrence County takes over 5A top spot in high school volleyball rankings
The remainder of No. 1 teams are the same with Class 7A McGill-Toolen, Class 6A Hazel Green, Class 4A St. James, Class 3A Bayside Academy, Class 2A St. Luke’s, Class 1A Addison and AISA Macon East staying in the top spot. Other notable wins among No. 1 teams included Class 3A Bayside winning its own Battle by the Bay Tournament while Class 1A Addison earned the Donoho Tournament of Champions title   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: Wedgworth Design Build
Mike Wedgworth has been building homes and neighborhoods around Birmingham since 1984. “Of the four-hundred plus homes we’ve built, no two are alike,” says Mike, “because each customer has a unique style and set of objectives.” Over the years, the Wedgworth Construction team has honed a process that starts with a brainstorming session. “We help our clients draft a practical wish list, balancing design aesthetics with a realistic budget,” says Mike   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: Slate Barganier
In 2011, Tison Barganier and Cameron Eaton joined forces and combined their knowledge and experience into a singular vision. That vision, to establish a personal relationship and partnership with each client, has been Slate Barganier Building’s mission ever since. Their detail oriented process relies on precise planning and construction schedules, on site project managers and construction superintendents, and constant communication with every client   Read More ...
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Birmingham’s Best Builders: Willow Homes
Willow Homes strives to create affordable custom luxury in many of the most upscale home markets in Birmingham including Homewood, Vestavia, Mountain Brook, Avondale and surrounding areas. Our Team consists of tenured project managers, award winning plan designers, and artistic home designers all working diligently to bring your custom home or renovation to life – on time and on budget   Read More ...
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Tax Assessor offices re-opening around Jefferson County
Three satellite offices are reopening around Jefferson County so residents can handle tax related services in Center Point, Gardendale, and Hoover in addition to the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Birmingham. Taxpayers can now visit any of these locations between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to handle services related to exemptions, abatements, real property, and personal property taxes   Read More ...
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Cold case goes to jury, deliberations underway for woman charged in 'horrific' 1995 murder
"They have nothing," Anthony said during closing statements. "I don't believe there ever was a plan." Anthony said the prosecution's case rests solely on testimony from Johnathan Abney--the defendant's brother--who came forward in 2015 to report a murder from 20 years prior. He told police his sister and her boyfriend at the time, Jeff Martin, killed Barnett and dismembered him. "It's a horrific, horrific story   Read More ...
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Federal grants boost business innovation programs in Mobile, Birmingham
A U.S. Department of Commerce program is doling out nearly $1 million to programs supporting innovative new business ideas in Birmingham and Mobile, and in Mobile a $300,000 grant will help develop a seed fun for entrepreneurs. "This grant does not go directly to entrepreneurs," Van Antwerp said. "We still have a big job ahead of us." The seed fund is "a tool we hope to bring to market quickly because there is a need," she said   Read More ...
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Bond reduction denied for suspect in brutal stabbing death of beloved coach
The suspect jailed in last month's brutal slaying of a beloved St. Clair County coach and librarian was denied his request for a bond reduction. Griffin is charged with murder in the August slaying of 46-year-old Mike Collins, whose body was discovered Monday, Aug. 21, when he failed to show up for work or answer his phone. Collins worked at Odenville Middle School for 10 years, the first four teaching seventh grade reading, before spending the past six as the school librarian   Read More ...
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Birmingham wants lawsuit over Confederate monument shrouded by wood dismissed
Birmingham wants lawsuit over Confederate monument shrouded by wood dismissed BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The city of Birmingham is asking a judge to dismiss the state of Alabama's lawsuit challenging a plywood screen that was built to hide a Confederate monument in a downtown park. A motion filed by the city denies that the box-like structure violates a new state law prohibiting the removal or alteration of historic monuments   Read More ...
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Deputies investigating homicide after shooting victim dies
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is now investigating a homicide after a shooting victim died from his injuries. According to Chief Deputy Randy Christian, deputies responded to a shooting in the 9900 block of Parkway East after receiving a call from Birmingham Poice. Officials learned that the shooting occurred at a residence in the 1000 block of 14th Avenue Northwest   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Homicide | 
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On World Peace Day, take steps to make the world more peaceful
By Robert Wilkerson, a minister, writer, and author of ten books. He lives in the Birmingham area. Even though World Peace Day (today) is observed by many countries, most Americans have never heard of it. That may be due to our country never having had a war fought on our soil since the War Between the States. We have forgotten how horrible war is   Read More ...
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Jewish High Holy Days begin
The Jewish High Holy days began on Wednesday night with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which will be celebrated today by Jews worldwide. Observance of Jewish holidays begins at sundown on the eve of the holiday. Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish High Holy Days, or "10 days of awe," which conclude Saturday, Sept. 30, with Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in the Jewish faith   Read More ...
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