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    Alabama narrows focus on West Virginia

    Alabama begins to narrow its focus on the season opener against West Virginia.

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    Alabama Strong 8-21: Walker Co. family helps the less fortunate

    Walker County woman is Alabama Strong for her continued efforts to feed the less fortunate.

    Vestavia Hills schools launch new drug testing program Video included

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    Hundreds of parents are taking a step to make sure their child says no to drugs. Vestavia Hills middle and high schools have launched a drug testing program.

    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...

    Ebola doctor: 'I am thrilled to be alive' Video included

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    Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.

    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. .

    High school football kicks off in extreme heat Video included

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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.

    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.  

    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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