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    No easy or cheap solution to ridding Birmingham of abandoned buildings Video included

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    Birmingham is an older city with a lot of aging properties. Birmingham Fire Marshall C.W. Mardis believes we will continue to see more and more vacant buildings in the next few years. .

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    High school football kicks off in extreme heat

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    Temps will be hovering near the triple digit mark through most of the weekend. Football coaches are keeping a close eye on the forecast as the temperature will still be in the upper 90's by kickoff Friday night at 7 p.m.

    Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

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    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.

    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson Video included

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    Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...

    Former Alabama player Ozell Powell shot to death in Greenville; 1 suspect arrested

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    Greenville police say they've arrested a man in the slaying of former University of Alabama football player Ozell Powell. Chief Lonzo Ingram says 22-year-old Eric Simmons was arrested early Thursday in the killing of the 40-year-old Powell, who was from Greenville.

    Alabama judge could avoid prosecution in Atlanta

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    An Alabama federal judge could avoid prosecution for domestic violence in Atlanta. Programs help some defendants avoid criminal prosecution, and a defense lawyer says U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller is open to such a chance in Fulton County.

    Jefferson County deputies hold bone marrow drive to help one of their own Video included

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    The Jefferson County's Sheriff's Office is seeking help for one of its own.  

    Birmingham police investigating shooting, one person injured

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    Birmingham police are investigating a shooting in the Tom Brown Village.

    WATCH: Auburn's Gus Malzahn takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday then called out PGA Tour pro Jason Dufner, who happens to be a huge Tigers football fan, and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

    EXCLUSIVE: Birmingham Mayor William Bell addresses criticism of international travel Video included

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    For the first time in an exclusive interview with ABC 33/40, Birmingham Mayor William Bell addressed public criticism of his frequent international trips.

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    • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

      Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:04:11 GMT
      Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.More >>
      Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.More >>
    • Attorney: Utah eatery had other chemical burn

      Attorney: Utah eatery had other chemical burn

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:29 GMT
      As prosecutors mull whether charges are warranted against employees at a Utah restaurant where a woman nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic tea, the woman's husband and son are set to talk publicly...More >>
      The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic iced tea at a Utah restaurant says an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same chemical cleaning compound.More >>
    • US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

      US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:34:26 GMT
      A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.More >>
      A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.More >>
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    • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

      Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:12 GMT
      It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More >>
      Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...More >>
    • Former Alabama player Ozell Powell shot to death in Greenville; 1 suspect arrested

      Former Alabama player Ozell Powell shot to death in Greenville; 1 suspect arrested

      Thursday, August 21 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:46:17 GMT
      Greenville police say they've arrested a man in the slaying of former University of Alabama football player Ozell Powell. Chief Lonzo Ingram says 22-year-old Eric Simmons was arrested early Thursday in the killing of the 40-year-old Powell, who was from Greenville.More >>
      Greenville police say they've arrested a man in the slaying of former University of Alabama football player Ozell Powell. Chief Lonzo Ingram says 22-year-old Eric Simmons was arrested early Thursday in the killing of the 40-year-old Powell, who was from Greenville.
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    • Alabama judge could avoid prosecution in Atlanta

      Alabama judge could avoid prosecution in Atlanta

      Thursday, August 21 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:37:19 GMT
      An Alabama federal judge could avoid prosecution for domestic violence in Atlanta. Programs help some defendants avoid criminal prosecution, and a defense lawyer says U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller is open to such a chance in Fulton County.More >>
      An Alabama federal judge could avoid prosecution for domestic violence in Atlanta. Programs help some defendants avoid criminal prosecution, and a defense lawyer says U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller is open to such a chance in Fulton County.More >>
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