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    JeffCo EMA Council drafting bylaws

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    The board overseeing the Jefferson County EMA is making changes. It's drafting bylaws and officially changing its name. This comes after questions were raised about whether the board was properly upholding the Alabama Open Meetings Act.

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    Video appears to show beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS

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    An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.

    College football games reportedly seen on digital billboards in Birmingham

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    Distracted driving comes in many forms:  texting, eating and now watching football from a billboard. This past Saturday, some of our viewers and Facebook friends say they saw football plays and scores and they drove past a digital billboard on I-65 through downtown.

    Richard Joseph SalonSpas owners get 3 years in prison for tax fraud

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    Fifty-four-year-old Richard Joseph Smith and 55-year-old Timothy Euell Brown were sentenced Tuesday in Birmingham by U.S. District Judge Abdul Kallon.

    Justin Bieber arrested on assault, dangerous driving charges, according to Ontario police

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    Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after police said Tuesday he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.

    Birmingham City Leaders address recent rash of killings

    Shown right is Birmingham City Councilman Jay Roberson. (abc3340.com) Shown right is Birmingham City Councilman Jay Roberson. (abc3340.com)
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    Birmingham City leaders are urging for more public safety talks and action after the city suffered six killings since Friday.

    Birmingham police: Shooting outside Showstoppers Motorcycle Club leaves 2 dead, 2 wounded

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    Police say at least 40 rounds were fired during a gun battle outside a Birmingham, Alabama, motorcycle club that killed two people and wounded two others.

    Former Eastern Valley firefighter charged with setting fires near Meadow Lakes subdivision

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    The Jefferson County Sheriff's office arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with three counts of intentionally setting a woodland fire. Between August 26th and August 29th, the Sheriff's office along with the Eastern Valley Fire Department responded to three woods fire near the Meadow Lakes subdivision in Eastern Valley. In each case, the fire was determined to be set intentionally. No homes was damaged. Firefighters reported seeing a man who was formerly a junior firefighter with the Ea...

    Birmingham police investigate fatal shooting in Ensley, 5 other killings in past week

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    Birmingham police are investigating six killings over the past five days. In the latest death early Tuesday, a man lost his life in a hail of gunfire outside a home in the Ensley area.

    Nick Saban: Bama's QB competition continues between Blake Sims, Jacob Coker Video included

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    Alabama still has competition for the starting job at quarterback. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says both Blake Sims and Jake Coker will play Saturday against Florida Atlantic. He says he hasn't determined how the rotation will work for No. 2 Alabama.

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    • Clean out your cabinets for Drug Take-Back Day

      Clean out your cabinets for Drug Take-Back Day

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:38:07 GMT
      Do you have a drawer or cabinet of medicines? Are any of them out of date? Now is the time to check because you can safely dispose of the medications at the Etowah County Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It is part of a nationwide effort. The event will be Saturday, September 27. A take-back station will be set up at the East Gadsden Walmart from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.A law enforcement officer will remain with the drug disposal box at all times, and the drugs that are turned in will be tr...More >>
      Do you have a drawer or cabinet of medicines? Are any of them out of date? Now is the time to check because you can safely dispose of the medications at the Etowah County Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It is part of a nationwide effort. The event will be Saturday, September 27. A take-back station will be set up at the East Gadsden Walmart from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.A law enforcement officer will remain with the drug disposal box at all times, and the drugs that are turned in will be tr...More >>
    • Arrest made in large level extortion scheme

      Arrest made in large level extortion scheme

      Friday, August 29 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:45:16 GMT
      "Everett Leon Stout, 72 and Miriam Clair Schultz, 67 are charged with 14 counts of extortion.More >>
      "Everett Leon Stout, 72 and Miriam Clair Schultz, 67 are charged with 14 counts of extortion.More >>
    • Gadsden police recover more than 300 stolen items; felony charges against suspected fence

      Gadsden police recover more than 300 stolen items; felony charges against suspected fence

      Thursday, August 28 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:22:34 GMT
      Joe Walker Pearl (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)Joe Walker Pearl (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)
      Police in Gadsden are trying to return hundreds of stolen items to their rightful owners. Captain Paul Cody said officers bust a large fencing operation this week. Joe Pearl, 75, is the suspect in the case. It took a long time to sort through and document a very wide range of stolen property. "We've collected a lot of stuff," Cody said. "Toilet paper. We have non-firearms related weapons, we have karaoke machines, musical instruments, car stereos, underwear."More >>
      Police in Gadsden are trying to return hundreds of stolen items to their rightful owners. Captain Paul Cody said officers bust a large fencing operation this week. Joe Pearl, 75, is the suspect in the case. It took a long time to sort through and document a very wide range of stolen property. "We've collected a lot of stuff," Cody said. "Toilet paper. We have non-firearms related weapons, we have karaoke machines, musical instruments, car stereos, underwear."More >>
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