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Birmingham superintendent finalist Regina Thompson says she would unite system by being 'open, transparent'

Birmingham City Schools superintendent finalist Regina Thompson said she would reunite the school district by being "open and transparent." If she is named superintendent, Thompson said she will meet with community stakeholders, including...

15 min. ago in Regional
 

Birmingham superintendent finalist Regina Thompson says she would unite system by being 'open, transparent'

Birmingham City Schools superintendent finalist Regina Thompson said she would reunite the school district by being "open and transparent." If she is named superintendent, Thompson said she will meet with community stakeholders, including...

15 min. ago in Regional
 

Mobile council approves next round of capital improvements

The Mobile City Council found it easy on Tuesday to approve the third year of the city's ongoing Capital Improvement Plan, meaning the 2017-18 fiscal year will see another $21 million earmarked for paving, sidewalks, drainage work and park improvements.

today, 19:07 in Regional
 

Huntsville developer Nicole Jones to run for state Senate

More than 13 months before the Republican primary, a Huntsville real estate developer and economic development consultant has declared her candidacy for state senate. Republican Nicole Jones announced Tuesday that she will seek the District 7 seat held b

today, 18:47 in Regional
 

Former Mountain Brook city employee accused of taking defendants' money; jailed on ethics violation

A former Mountain Brook city employee was Tuesday on charges she took money from defendants in municipal court. Sunee Cates, a former municipal clerk and magistrate, is charged with ethics law violation, according to Jefferson County jail records and the

today, 18:05 in Regional
 

Former Mountain Brook city employee accused of taking defendants' money; jailed on ethics violation

A former Mountain Brook city employee was Tuesday on charges she took money from defendants in municipal court. Sunee Cates, a former municipal clerk and magistrate, is charged with ethics law violation, according to Jefferson County jail records and the

today, 18:05 in Regional
 

Atlanta concert promoter pleads guilty in Birmingham area drug ring

An Atlanta concert promoter pleaded guilty today in federal court for conspiracy to distribute thousands of MDMA pills in the Birmingham area. Woodie Louis Ochele, 40, of Atlanta, led an organization that distributed MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy or mo

today, 17:53 in Regional
 

Atlanta concert promoter pleads guilty in Birmingham area drug ring

An Atlanta concert promoter pleaded guilty today in federal court for conspiracy to distribute thousands of MDMA pills in the Birmingham area. Woodie Louis Ochele, 40, of Atlanta, led an organization that distributed MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy or mo

today, 17:53 in Regional
 

Massive 3-alarm fire in west Mobile remains unsolved, Fire officials are asking for the public's help

The cause of a massive three-alarm fire in west Mobile on Sunday (April 23) afternoon is still unsolved and fire investigators are asking for the public's help in figuring out what started the blaze. Mobile Fire-Rescue Department Spokesman Steve Huffman

today, 17:25 in Regional
 

Alabama ER surgeon pushes for tourniquets in public places

A surgeon who treats trauma victims in the emergency department at UAB wants to add tourniquets to public places that have been targeted by mass shooters. Dr. Jeff Kerby, a professor in the UAB College of Medicine, said he wants to increase awareness of

today, 16:49 in Regional
 

Alabama ER surgeon pushes for tourniquets in public places

A surgeon who treats trauma victims in the emergency department at UAB wants to add tourniquets to public places that have been targeted by mass shooters. Dr. Jeff Kerby, a professor in the UAB College of Medicine, said he wants to increase awareness of

today, 16:49 in Regional
 

Retired Birmingham homicide detective nabs crime reality show

Turns out TV is in this bloodhound's blood. And he's back. Chris Anderson, a retired Birmingham Police Department homicide investigator and fan favorite on "The First 48" when it filmed in the city several years ago, now his has own crime...

today, 16:43 in Regional
 

Retired Birmingham homicide detective nabs crime reality show

Turns out TV is in this bloodhound's blood. And he's back. Chris Anderson, a retired Birmingham Police Department homicide investigator and fan favorite on "The First 48" when it filmed in the city several years ago, now his has own crime...

today, 16:43 in Regional
 

Big changes coming for Memorial Parkway traffic flow at Martin Road

Traffic will be undergoing a major change as the construction project on South Memorial Parkway continues toward completion. The Alabama Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced that all traffic flow both northbound and southbound will be divert

today, 16:36 in Regional
 

Alabama governor's beach house will be analyzed to determine maintenance costs

State Auditor Jim Zeigler, and a team that included his wife Jackie, were inside the governor's newly renovated beach house Tuesday on the Fort Morgan peninsula, scouring the place for approximately 100 items. The inventory is the fourth and final one th

today, 15:59 in Regional
 

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