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Evening News Sunday August 31, 2014 9/1/2014 1:29 am UTC
Evening News Sunday August 31, 2014Labor Day travel reaches 6 year high.Gasoline prices vary widely across Alabama.Grandmother arrested, child found safe after Amber Alert.
Labor Day gas prices lowest since 2010 8/31/2014 10:28 pm UTC
According to AAA Travel, nearly 35 Million Americans will travel more than 50 miles this Labor Day weekend. That's the highest volume of travelers since 2008. For the nearly 30 million people trave
Amber Alert Issued by Fairfield Police 8/31/2014 4:57 am UTC
Fairfield Police have issued an Amber Alert for 9-year-old Rhashud Felix.
Evening News Saturday August 30, 2014 8/31/2014 4:10 am UTC
Evening News Saturday August 30, 2014Plumbing worker dies when trench collapses in west Birmingham.Man shot and killed walking with wife in Birmingham park.Silo fire in Lawrence County takessix dep
Man killed while doing underground plumbing work in West Birmingham 8/31/2014 2:22 am UTC
A man doing plumbing work in west Birmingham was killed Saturday when the the ground above him collapsed..About ten Saturday morning, first responders rushed to 24th Street Southwest to attempt a r
Touchdown Friday Week 2 8/30/2014 3:59 am UTC
 Touchdown Friday week 2 highlights
13 INVESTIGATES: Paying to win 8/29/2014 11:48 pm UTC
The University of Alabama and Auburn University spent more on their football programs during the 2013 season than any other college in the country.
UAB workers take the Ice Bucket Challenge 8/29/2014 10:08 pm UTC
The ice water bucket dunks continued on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Friday.Workers of the UAB Hospital Maintenance Department lined in in front of the Women's and Infants
High School football returns to Hackleburg 8/29/2014 9:35 pm UTC
It's a special night of football for one Marion County High School. They're playing on their home field for the first time in nearly four years.
Coach Stallings, Coach Dye speak at Regions 2014 SEC Fall Tour 8/29/2014 7:41 pm UTC
Some well-known college coaches made a stop at Regions in downtown Birmingham, but it wasn't for banking.Former Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Gene Stallings, and former Auburn Head Coach Pat Dye
Brighton man, teen lead police on chase in stolen car 8/29/2014 7:04 pm UTC
A Brighton man and a teenager were arrested yesterday after being discovered in a stolen car.
Couple accused of "paper terrorism" extortion of Oxford businesses 8/29/2014 6:59 pm UTC
A couple, that considers themselves married under common law, is accused of attempted to extort $1.6 million from businesses in Oxford by filing false liens against property.
Pinson caregiver charged with elder abuse 8/29/2014 6:46 pm UTC
A former caregiver was arrested and charged with the abuse of an elder client.
Federal judge denies request for class-action lawsuit over Daniel Acker sexual abuse 8/29/2014 6:30 pm UTC
The sex abuse victims of a former Shelby County teacher have been officially denied the ability to form a class-action lawsuit against the Shelby County Board of Education and other entities.
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo offers playtime encounters with baby tigers 8/29/2014 2:38 pm UTC
A pair of tiger cubs are temporarily calling the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo home.
Uber ride-sharing service launches in two Alabama cities 8/28/2014 10:44 pm UTC
Uber is officially launching in Alabama today, but don't expect to book a ride in Birmingham just yet.
One injured in Ensley gas station shoot-out 8/28/2014 10:12 pm UTC
One person was taken to a hospital, after a reported shoot-out in Birmingham.
Anniston Army Depot rolling out new, improved combat vehicles for U.S. Army 8/28/2014 9:29 pm UTC
A ceremony was held this morning to mark the project.
Peachy day of fun at the Birmingham Zoo Thursday 8/28/2014 7:41 pm UTC
Children from a county known for its peaches were treated to a peachy kind of day at the Birmingham Zoo.Hundreds of students from Clanton made the hour-long drive in buses to celebrate Peach Day at
Uncle attacks nephew with hammer at Pelham business 8/28/2014 6:37 pm UTC
A Pelham man was treated for injuries this morning after his uncle hit him in the head with a hammer.
Russellville EMT arrested for working while intoxicated 8/28/2014 6:17 pm UTC
An emergency worker faces charges after police say she was working while intoxicated.
Groundbreaking for Alabama’s first free standing emergency department held in Hoover 8/28/2014 4:48 pm UTC
The new facility is set to open in spring 2015.
Bond reduced for former Chilton County school employee charged with sex crimes 8/28/2014 4:25 pm UTC
The woman and her husband were arrested earlier this year in connection to 87 sex crime charges involving minors.
Jefferson County Judge: state violated rights when state took over Birmingham schools 8/28/2014 3:36 pm UTC
A Jefferson County judge ruled the state superintendent violated due process rights when the state took over Birmingham City Schools.
13 INVESTIGATES: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Controversy 8/28/2014 2:41 pm UTC
More than 94 million and climbing that's how much the ALS Association has collected from its viral ice bucket challenge. That number changes daily. The ice bucket challenge is not for everyone a
Top 5: Cheaha drowning, Birmingham shooting and AP test scores top your Thursday morning headlines 8/28/2014 11:55 am UTC
No foul play is suspected in the drowning of a 19 year-old at Lake Cheaha. Meanwhile, the search is underway for a shooting suspect in Birmingham. Also, Alabama students are making great strides in
Hoover teen drowns in Lake Cheaha 8/27/2014 11:53 pm UTC
Authorities in Cleburne County are investigating the drowning of a Hoover teenager. It happened just after 12:00 Wednesday afternoon at Lake Cheaha. Crews recovered the body of the 19-year-old male
UPDATE: Adger wildfire jumped containment lines, now under control again 8/27/2014 10:11 pm UTC
A wildfire continues to burn out of control in western Jefferson County today.
Northport Fire and Rescue department gets drone 8/27/2014 9:47 pm UTC
Northport Fire Rescue has added an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or “drone” to their Special Operations Unit.
Hit and run victim's brother says suspect's arrest provides family closure 8/27/2014 9:12 pm UTC
Angela McCall was killed. The suspect, 25-year-old Sylvester Taylor, is charged with manslaughter involving a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.
Spirit of Alabama: Bill Seales the peanut man. 8/27/2014 3:19 pm UTC
Bill Seales, though challenged, chose to be independent in every way. So he did something sort of old fashioned, he figured he could make a decent living, the best he could and take care of he and
Birmingham Mayor William Bell will head to Ferguson this week 8/27/2014 3:15 pm UTC
Mayor Bell is the president of the African American Mayors Association.
Top 5: Birmingham retirees’ health insurance, Hoover rezoning meeting and UAB online medical site top your Wednesday morning headlines 8/27/2014 12:54 pm UTC
Birmingham retirees are not happy about the 30% increase in their health insurance plans passed by city councilors Tuesday. Meanwhile, UAB has launched a new online medical clinic that would allow
Bessemer municipal election results 8/27/2014 12:07 pm UTC
Many city and school board races will be decided in a runoff at a later date.
Lake Crest residents attend private meeting about proposed Hoover rezoning plan 8/27/2014 2:21 am UTC
Hundreds of Hoover elementary school students could be affected next school year by a new school zoning proposal. Hoover City Schools Superintendent Andy Craig wants to redraw attendance zones for
Gadsden municipal election results 8/27/2014 2:04 am UTC
Mayor Sherman Guyton (I): 56% J. Holland: 18% Mitchell James: 24% Michael Shell 2% District 1 Billy J. Harris (I): 43% Cynthia L. Toles: 57% District 2 Warren Alexander Dates: 34% Deverick Williams
13 INVESTIGATES: NTSB removes UPS, pilot union from crash probe 8/27/2014 2:00 am UTC
This week, the NTSB accused UPS and a pilots union of violating its public comment restrictions and, in essence, kicked the groups out of the investigation of Flight 1354's crash in Birmingham.
Gateway social services receives generous gift from Honda 8/26/2014 11:06 pm UTC
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama donated a new Honda Pilot to Gateway.
Birmingham City retirees say 30% insurance hike may send them back to work to make ends meet 8/26/2014 10:40 pm UTC
The cost of health insurance is going up for city retirees in Birmingham. This morning, the City Council approved a 30 percent increase, which is more than what retirees paid last year. Needless to
Task force wants to create board to run Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter 8/26/2014 10:10 pm UTC
It's been a debate all summer, who will run the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter.After complaints arose about how the shelter was being run earlier this year a task force was formed to investigate t
Fatal hit and run suspect in Birmingham surrenders 8/26/2014 9:22 pm UTC
The incident happened Aug. 13 on Parkway East in Birmingham.
Attack Cat terrorizes people and pets in one Texas neighborhood 8/26/2014 9:04 pm UTC
An innocent looking feline has been terrorizing people and pets in a Houston, Texas neighborhood.
Birmingham Southern freshman participate in community service projects across the city 8/26/2014 8:58 pm UTC
Birmingham-Southern says about 70 percent of its students perform some type of community service.
Ex band teacher says "I love my wife and kids" following sex charges 8/26/2014 8:53 pm UTC
Gainous made the statement outside the Escambia County Courthouse Monday afternoon before a bond hearing.
Municipal elections today in Bessemer, Gadsden 8/26/2014 6:40 pm UTC
Both city council school board seats are up for grabs today.
Rosa Parks’ apartment in Montgomery heavily damaged by suspected copper thieves (PHOTOS) 8/26/2014 5:41 pm UTC
The apartment was one of several in the area targeted by the thieves.
Top 5: UPS plane crash results, EPA clean-up in Shelby County and Emmy Awards wrap top your Tuesday morning headlines 8/26/2014 11:55 am UTC
The NTSB is expected to release the cause of the 2013 UPS plane crash on September 9. Meanwhile, the EPA has revealed a clean-up proposal for a plant in Shelby County. Check out these stories and o
Northport Fire Chief takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level 8/25/2014 10:59 pm UTC
Northport Fire Chief Bart Marshall accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday, but with a twist.Chief Marshall took the challenge for the 68 Alabama civilians that have died this year in resident
Pastor calls murder of Tuscaloosa man Saturday night a shock to their faith community 8/25/2014 10:04 pm UTC
The family and friends of a man shot at a Tuscaloosa check cashing business Saturday evening are still shocked by their sudden loss.
NTSB bars UPS, Independent Pilots Association from 2013 cargo plane crash investigation 8/25/2014 9:55 pm UTC
A federal accident board has told UPS and its pilots' union they can no longer participate in the agency's investigation of a crash that killed two of the cargo shipper's pilots.
EMMYS 2014: You pick the winner! 8/25/2014 6:52 pm UTC
Tonight, the Academy of Television Arts Sciences will recognize exceptional writers, actors, directors and television shows during the 66th annual Primetime Emmys.
Local memorial held for Michael Brown in Birmingham 8/25/2014 6:10 pm UTC
About two dozen people showed up for a local memorial ceremony in honor of Michael Brown.
Victim identified in Birmingham gas station homicide 8/25/2014 5:29 pm UTC
The shooting happened Saturday night at a gas station on Robert Jemison Road.
TECH TALK: CaseMaker Pro 8/25/2014 2:57 pm UTC
In this Tech Talk report, we look at the CaseMaker Pro.It's a device that allows you to design your own unique iPhone 5 or 5S cases with interchangeable photos, magazines, newspapers, postcards, pr
Top 5: San Francisco earthquake, Michael Brown funeral and Auburn remembers “Tiger” top your Monday morning headlines 8/25/2014 11:55 am UTC
The largest recorded earthquake in 25 years hit the San Francisco Bay Area yesterday. Michael Brown, the 18 year-old shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer, will be laid to rest today. Also,
Evening News Sunday August 24, 2014 8/24/2014 10:58 pm UTC
Evening News Sunday August 24, 2014.Birmingham Police investigate murder at Jemison Drive store.Tuscaloosa Police investigate homicide outside check cashing business.Pratt City church celebrates gr
Evening News Saturday August 23, 2014 8/24/2014 3:23 am UTC
Evening News Saturday August 23, 2014Hoover Police investigating racist letter sent to visiting football coach.Governor exploring use of drones for many purposes in Alabama.F.B.I. honors key figure
TOUCHDOWN FRIDAY: Week 1 8/23/2014 3:28 am UTC
Check out the video players for highlights from week one of the 2014 high school football season.
Game of the Week: Florence vs Shades Valley 8/23/2014 12:15 am UTC
It's a 6A match-up in this week's Game of the Week tonight as Shades Valley hosts Florence.
13 Investigates: Diabetes in Alabama 8/22/2014 2:05 pm UTC
More than 1 in 8 Alabamians are dealing with the disease, and experts say it is getting worse.
13 INVESTIGATES: EMA warehouse deal 8/22/2014 1:28 pm UTC
The Jefferson County District Attorney is probing a warehouse deal between the county EMA and an antique fire truck organization.
Top 5: Mayor Bell considers Ferguson trip, Kelley Howard declared dead and high school football begins 8/22/2014 11:54 am UTC
Birmingham Mayor William Bell says he's checking his calendar to see if he can travel to Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the Michael Brown death. Meanwhile, parents in Hoover are raising con
Spirit of Alabama: The Lovelady's Part 2 8/20/2014 2:32 am UTC
There aren't many folks who would take into their home 6 convicts who the state had pretty much given up on. But, that's what Brenda Spahn did when she set out to begin a ministry that takes in hur
Evening News Sunday August 17, 2014 8/18/2014 3:39 am UTC
Evening News Sunday August 17, 2014.Body of missing fisherman recovered.I-59 construction project now underway.Alabama gambling changes under consideration.
Evening News Saturday August 16, 2014 8/17/2014 2:47 am UTC
Evening News Saturday August 16, 2014Rally held in Birmingham for unarmed Missouri teen shot and killed by police.Five year old girl shot during Birmingham altercation.New Alabama sorority pledges
13 INVESTIGATES: UPS plane crash 8/15/2014 11:46 am UTC
The NTSB has finished its probe of the fatal UPS cargo plane crash exactly one year ago.
13 INVESTIGATES: The Coaching Culture Follow-up 8/14/2014 11:26 am UTC
A Talladega high school basketball player remains sidelined after asking a federal court to let him back in school. It's a story we first brought you back in May. That's when, we reported that the
Evening News Sunday August 10, 2014 8/10/2014 10:42 pm UTC
Evening News Sunday August 10, 2014.Civil rights activists beginSCLC conference in Birmingham.Federal judge in Scrushy casejailed on spousal battery charge.Oil sands development halted pending Alab
Evening News Saturday August 9, 2014 8/10/2014 1:44 am UTC
Evening News Saturday August 9, 2014Southern Christian Leadership Conference holding National convention in Birmingham this week.Two bicycle riders injured critically on Highway 31.Pelham holds nov
Auburn's Philip Lutzenkirchen's blood alcohol nearly five times legal limit at time of fatal crash 8/6/2014 4:45 pm UTC
Former Auburn University tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen had a large amount of alcohol in his system at the time of his deadly June crash, a new state report indicates.
Spirit of Alabama: Remy's Dog Park 8/6/2014 3:29 am UTC
Soon your dog could have a very cool park to visit called Remy's Dog Park and it will be located in the 1300 acre Red Mountain Park. If you like dogs then you are going to love this story. Ken Jack
13 INVESTIGATES: The Organ Donation Dilemma 8/5/2014 3:15 am UTC
Every year thousands of Alabamians wait to learn if they'll be next to find a matching donor organ. It can be a life or death matter but the need exceeds what's available.
13 INVESTIGATES: Road rage 7/31/2014 2:40 pm UTC
A armed showdown between two motorists was recently caught on tape in Fultondale.
SPIRIT OF ALABAMA: Jim Lawrence 7/30/2014 2:51 pm UTC
A 24-year-old army lieutenant from Troy, Alabama didn't know much about Vietnam, but he got his orders, obeyed them and shipped out. He came very close to being killed in action. Instead he lived t
13 INVESTIGATES: A New Definition for Rape 7/30/2014 2:11 pm UTC
The FBI is making a change to its Uniform Crime Report. Because of that change, rape in our state is up more than fifty percent. But the main reason may surprise you. The FBI is changing the defini
13 INVESTIGATES: Dangers of distracted driving 7/23/2014 12:21 pm UTC
Innocent people are dying because some drivers choose to take their eyes off the road to use their electronic devices.
Spirit of Alabama: the Amelia Center 7/23/2014 2:39 am UTC
The Amelia Center is a remarkable place where healing begins for families who have lost a baby or child. We just can’t imagine how you’d deal with such a loss, but they do great work here. We hope



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