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  • 2 students to represent state in auto contest 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:07 am
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Two students from Winston County will represent Alabama in the national finals of a competition for aspiring auto technicians.

  • 53 die in Alabama fires in first 3 months of 2014 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:58 am
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Authorities say 53 people were killed in Alabama fires in the first three months of 2014, putting the state near the top nationwide in the number of deadly blazes.

  • DeMarco has raised the most in 6th District race 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:16 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Rep. Paul DeMarco has the fundraising lead in the crowded GOP primary for Alabama's 6th Congressional District seat.

  • Crowded field seeks GOP nod in 6th District 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:46 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - On the campus of Samford University, seven Republican hopefuls took the stage at a candidate forum to explain why voters should send them to the U.S. Congress.

  • Bama's Patterson has built gymnastics powerhouse 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:29 pm
  • TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Alabama gymnastics was a fledgling program with a tiny fan base when Sarah Patterson took over as a 22-year-old in 1978.

  • Flooding blamed for discolored water in Birmingham 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:58 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Officials say heavy rains and flooding from earlier this week are to blame for discolored tap water that people are seeing around Birmingham.

  • 2 suspects apprehended after police chase 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:37 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Authorities say they've apprehended two suspects after a car chase through the Birmingham area, where they say the driver rammed two sheriff's department vehicles at one point in the pursuit.

  • Jet diverted to Birmingham due to medical issue 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:50 am
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Authorities say a commercial jet flying from Texas to North Carolina was diverted to Birmingham after a medical emergency on board.

  • Contractors hired for emergency Ala. sewer repairs 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:19 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Jefferson County Commission has hired four companies to handle emergency sewer repairs after heavy rain led to overflows and backups in the Hoover and Homewood areas.

  • Harvest home school student wins Ala geography bee 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:34 am
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A Madison County student is headed to Washington to represent Alabama in the national geography bee.

  • Ala. woman, 25, arrested in beauty shop killing 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:41 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Birmingham police say a woman has been arrested in the shooting death of a beauty supply store owner.

  • Ala. woman found in plastic box identified 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:13 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A Birmingham man has been arrested in the death of a woman whose body was found inside a plastic storage container.

  • Correction: Little Known Civil Rights Icon story 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:04 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - In a story March 2 about the death of Walter Lee Fowlkes, The Associated Press, relying on a report from al.com that quoted family, friends and a former state lawmaker, reported erroneously that Fowlkes was the subject of a 1963 AP photo showing a civil rights marcher being attacked by a police dog. The marcher in the photo was Walter Gadsden, not Fowlkes.

  • Power outages in Alabama declining after storm 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:11 pm
  • HOMEWOOD, Alabama - Rescue crews in the Birmingham area helped people from flooded homes and cars as the region was drenched by heavy rain.

  • Laclede buys Energen's gas utility for $1.28B 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:27 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Laclede Group Inc. is acquiring Alabama Gas Corp., the natural gas utility business of Energen, for about $1.28 billion in cash.

  • Plane makes unplanned landing in Birmingham 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:34 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Authorities say an American Airlines jet flying from Jacksonville, Florida to Dallas-Fort Worth made an emergency landing in Alabama.

  • Ad promotes quality of local health care 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 9:29 am
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Robert Avery can understand the mindset that sometimes drives people to travel hours away from Alabama's capital city to go to the doctor. But the Chicago native said they're passing by some of the best medical care available as they leave town.

  • Ala. man sentenced in series of bank robberies 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:32 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A Lee County man convicted in a series of north Alabama bank robberies has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

  • Birmingham police investigate deadly shooting 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:52 am
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Birmingham police say they've detained one person in connection with a deadly shooting in the Norwood Gardens area on the city's north side.

  • Johnson wins District 53 House seat 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:19 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Democrat Anthony 'Alann' Johnson has won a special election to fill the House of Representatives seat left vacant by the death of Birmingham Rep. Demetrius Newton Sr.

  • Deadly crash ties up traffic on Interstate 59 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:25 am
  • STEELE, Alabama - Alabama state troopers say that at least one person has been killed in a crash that temporarily closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 59 northeast of Birmingham.

  • Ala. church bombing survivor speaks to book club 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 3:22 pm
  • TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - A survivor of the 1963 Birmingham church bombing says she's been focused on reconciliation and forgiveness since the fatal blast.

  • Gillaspie has 3 hits, White Sox beat Double-A team 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 2:03 am
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Conor Gillaspie had three hits and the Chicago White Sox used eight relievers to beat the Double-A Birmingham Barons 5-2 Friday night in their final exhibition game.

  • Skull discovered behind Birmingham business 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 7:23 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Police say a skull was unearthed at an excavation site behind a Birmingham business.

  • Alabama's April Walking Tours program returns 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:11 am
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - More than 30 Alabama towns will be participating next month in the April Walking Tours program.