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Car tag renewal locations opening Monday Video included

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Being able to renew a car tag in Hoover begins Monday. And, it's available for any resident of Jefferson County. The temporary location for this new car tag renewal service will be at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. But, a permanent site is still in the works.The city is looking for space in Hoover. Hoover city councilman, John Lyda, says the finishing touches on the tag renewal project are taking place at the Hoover Met. "The county has been overseeing the project at the Met, to get the techno...

Safety audit aimed to make football fields safer

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Little league football practice kicked off this week at the Fultondale Park and Recreation Field. The department is working to make this season safer for those young athletes.

HGH use among teens on the rise

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A warning for parents. A new study shows a spike in the number of teens who admit to using human growth hormones as a performance enhancing drug. HGH use has gained popularity among professional athletes, especially in the NFL. Now, high school athletes are using it to get an edge on the field. More than ten percent of high school students admit to trying human growth hormones, or other supplements that claim to boost theirHGH levels. But there are many positives if human growth hormones ...

Woman who was set on fire dies, detectives seek capital murder charge for ex-boyfriend Video included

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The woman set on fire is dead. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 49 year old Deborah Diane Prater died just after midnight, early Tuesday morning. Now, detectives want Michael Kennedy charged with capital murder.

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  • Rebuilding continues in Bessemer for homes, park hit by tornado

    Rebuilding continues in Bessemer for homes, park hit by tornado

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:06:51 GMT
    Rebuilding efforts continue in Bessemer three months after a tornado hit central Alabama.Volunteers are now fixing houses that were destroyed to help families return home.More >>
    Rebuilding efforts continue in Bessemer three months after a tornado hit central Alabama.Volunteers are now fixing houses that were destroyed to help families return home.More >>
  • Election fraud allegation in District 2 Commission Race

    Election fraud allegation in District 2 Commission Race

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:26:53 GMT
    The Jefferson County Commission District 2 race is not over. Earlier this week, the Jefferson County Election Commission declared incumbent Sandra Little-Brown to be the winner over challenger Sheila Smoot by just 26 votes. Now, a voter has filed a contest to the results.More >>
    The Jefferson County Commission District 2 race is not over. Earlier this week, the Jefferson County Election Commission declared incumbent Sandra Little-Brown to be the winner over challenger Sheila Smoot by just 26 votes. Now, a voter has filed a contest to the results. More >>
  • Trending Topics July 24, 2014

    Trending Topics July 24, 2014

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:27:05 GMT
    Here are some of the topics trending online for Thursday, July 24, 2014.Amazon SmartphoneAre you a phone shopper? Amazon may have your number, with its new smartphone. Amazon's "Fire Phone" has been four years in the making.The phone renders images in 3-D. It's loaded with powerand a five-inch screen. The smart phones's nickname is "the shopping machine" because of its integration with Amazon. You can see it, want it, buy it within seconds.Bare naked BurglarsPolice are on the lookout for some...More >>
    Here are some of the topics trending online for Thursday, July 24, 2014.Amazon SmartphoneAre you a phone shopper? Amazon may have your number, with its new smartphone. Amazon's "Fire Phone" has been four years in the making.The phone renders images in 3-D. It's loaded with powerand a five-inch screen. The smart phones's nickname is "the shopping machine" because of its integration with Amazon. You can see it, want it, buy it within seconds.Bare naked BurglarsPolice are on the lookout for some...More >>
  • Clinical Trial at UAB tests drug to treat preeclampsia, may offer alternative to early delivery

    Clinical Trial at UAB tests drug to treat preeclampsia, may offer alternative to early delivery

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:02:54 GMT
    Preeclampsia is one of the most dangerous problems that can develop in a pregnancy. The only cure is to deliver the baby early. A clinical trial is underway at University of Alabama at Birmingham and other medical facilities across the country that may provide another answer.More >>
    Preeclampsia is one of the most dangerous problems that can develop in a pregnancy. The only cure is to deliver the baby early. A clinical trial is underway at University of Alabama at Birmingham and other medical facilities across the country that may provide another answer.More >>
  • California law limits full-contact football practice for youth, local coach weighs in

    California law limits full-contact football practice for youth, local coach weighs in

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:33:21 GMT
    Football, and the injuries associated with it, are in the national spotlight. With recent suits from former NFL players and new rules determining when it is safe to return to play after a concussion, it's at the center of attention.More >>
    Football, and the injuries associated with it, are in the national spotlight. With recent suits from former NFL players and new rules determining when it is safe to return to play after a concussion, it's at the center of attention.
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  • JeffCo schools approve hiring of deputy supt.

    JeffCo schools approve hiring of deputy supt.

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:46:34 GMT
    Jefferson county superintendent of schools Dr. Craig Pouncey wants to clarify the chain of command within the district. Dr. Pouncey expects to hire a deputy superintendent of school and community support. The position is intended to provide school administrators with a direct link to the district office. Pouncey says hiring a deputy superintendent ensures that board governance is determined and understood correctly. "I think that will link each community with representatives of the board," s...More >>
    Jefferson county superintendent of schools Dr. Craig Pouncey wants to clarify the chain of command within the district. Dr. Pouncey expects to hire a deputy superintendent of school and community support. The position is intended to provide school administrators with a direct link to the district office. Pouncey says hiring a deputy superintendent ensures that board governance is determined and understood correctly. "I think that will link each community with representatives of the board," s...More >>
  • Alabama ranks among worst in child well-being

    Alabama ranks among worst in child well-being

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:41:03 GMT
    Something doesn't add up when it comes to math and Alabama's eighth grade students. The latest national assessment of education progress puts Alabama 50th. Eighty percent of eighth graders in the state aren't proficient in math. The latest Kids Count report also places Alabama 44th in the nation when it comes to overall child well-being. Some educators blame a lot of the problems on systemic poverty in this state. Dr. Craig Pouncey, superintendent of Jefferson County schools says until th...More >>
    Something doesn't add up when it comes to math and Alabama's eighth grade students. The latest national assessment of education progress puts Alabama 50th. Eighty percent of eighth graders in the state aren't proficient in math. The latest Kids Count report also places Alabama 44th in the nation when it comes to overall child well-being. Some educators blame a lot of the problems on systemic poverty in this state. Dr. Craig Pouncey, superintendent of Jefferson County schools says until th...More >>
  • DNC trip helps change residents’ perspective of Birmingham

    DNC trip helps change residents’ perspective of Birmingham

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:35:35 GMT
    Whether Birmingham is chosen or not, the DNC selection committee's trip alone is a big win.More >>
    Whether Birmingham is chosen or not, the DNC selection committee's trip alone is a big win.More >>
  • Activists for and against Payday Loans already rallying lawmakers

    Activists for and against Payday Loans already rallying lawmakers

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:34:57 GMT
    Every year, more than 5% of all Americans take out a payday loan. Payday lenders say they provide a valuable service. Others call the product rotten.More >>
    Every year, more than 5% of all Americans take out a payday loan. Payday lenders say they provide a valuable service. Others call the product rotten.More >>
  • Foreclosures decreasing a positive sign for economy

    Foreclosures decreasing a positive sign for economy

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:28:04 GMT
    Some encouraging news in the housing market. Home foreclosures are at the lowest level we've seen in five years. But, that creates another issue. All those service mortgage employees working to try to prevent foreclosures now have nothing to do. Case in point, this week Wells Fargo cut loose close to five hundred mortgage positions across the country. Most of those at the central mortgage office in Homewood. Those in the real estate industry say this is a good sign. Bottom line is we are r...More >>
    Some encouraging news in the housing market. Home foreclosures are at the lowest level we've seen in five years. But, that creates another issue. All those service mortgage employees working to try to prevent foreclosures now have nothing to do. Case in point, this week Wells Fargo cut loose close to five hundred mortgage positions across the country. Most of those at the central mortgage office in Homewood. Those in the real estate industry say this is a good sign. Bottom line is we are r...More >>
  • Changing face of poverty in Alabama

    Changing face of poverty in Alabama

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:32:57 GMT
    According to U.S. Census data, Alabama is the seventh poorest state in the country. Nearly one million of our neighbors live below the poverty line. And, to make matters worse, the face of poverty includes all demographics. Poverty isn't just confined to inner cities and the homeless, it's right in our own backyard.It could be a friend, a family member, someone living next door, who at first glance, appears to be just fine. But, the reality is, they're hanging on by a thread, right at or be...More >>
    According to U.S. Census data, Alabama is the seventh poorest state in the country. Nearly one million of our neighbors live below the poverty line. And, to make matters worse, the face of poverty includes all demographics. Poverty isn't just confined to inner cities and the homeless, it's right in our own backyard.It could be a friend, a family member, someone living next door, who at first glance, appears to be just fine. But, the reality is, they're hanging on by a thread, right at or be...More >>
  • Changing face of those seeking food assistance

    Changing face of those seeking food assistance

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:16:07 GMT
    One in six americans doesn't know how they will get their next meal. In central Alabama, more than half a million people count on food pantries, which receive supplies from food banks and then provide assistance to those in need. The belief that problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society is just not true. Alabama has the second highest food hardship rate in the nation. Food pantries are seeing a changing face of those coming through the doors. "It's terrifying...More >>
    One in six americans doesn't know how they will get their next meal. In central Alabama, more than half a million people count on food pantries, which receive supplies from food banks and then provide assistance to those in need. The belief that problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society is just not true. Alabama has the second highest food hardship rate in the nation. Food pantries are seeing a changing face of those coming through the doors. "It's terrifying...More >>
  • Little Brown declares victory with 31 vote lead; Smoot won’t concede

    Little Brown declares victory with 31 vote lead; Smoot won’t concede

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:55:09 GMT
    Questions surround one Jefferson County Commission Race with only 31 votes separating the two candidates.The race in question is between Shelia Smoot And incumbent Sandra Little Brown, who is the unofficial winner for District Two.More >>
    Questions surround one Jefferson County Commission Race with only 31 votes separating the two candidates.The race in question is between Shelia Smoot And incumbent Sandra Little Brown, who is the unofficial winner for District Two.More >>
  • UA game day preps underway with road projects in mind

    UA game day preps underway with road projects in mind

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:06:28 GMT
    In addition to keeping people informed about roadwork, The University of Alabamagoes to great lengths to make sure people are informed about parking and other logistics prior to attending a game."September will be here before you know it and we will be welcoming our fans back to campus in September for the that florida atlantic game," said Gina Johnson.Johnson works in game-day operations for theUA.She says her department tries not to leave any stone unturned when it comes to preparing for g...More >>
    In addition to keeping people informed about roadwork, The University of Alabamagoes to great lengths to make sure people are informed about parking and other logistics prior to attending a game."September will be here before you know it and we will be welcoming our fans back to campus in September for the that florida atlantic game," said Gina Johnson.Johnson works in game-day operations for theUA.She says her department tries not to leave any stone unturned when it comes to preparing for g...More >>
  • Should outgoing elected leaders travel with taxpayer money?

    Should outgoing elected leaders travel with taxpayer money?

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:07:29 GMT
    Should outgoing elected leaders travel with taxpayer money? That’s the question up for debate in the Jefferson County Commission Chamber.More >>
    Should outgoing elected leaders travel with taxpayer money? That’s the question up for debate in the Jefferson County Commission Chamber.
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  • Convention and Visitors Bureau: More tourists in Birmingham this Summer

    Convention and Visitors Bureau: More tourists in Birmingham this Summer

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:02:24 GMT
    The welcome mat is out in the Magic City. Birmingham hotels have booked an extra 30,000 rooms within the last three months, compared to the same time period last year.More >>
    The welcome mat is out in the Magic City. Birmingham hotels have booked an extra 30,000 rooms within the last three months, compared to the same time period last year.More >>
  • Summer jobs programs teaches life lessons

    Summer jobs programs teaches life lessons

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:51:59 GMT
    Tuscaloosa's Hope Initiative summer jobs program was created to give young people experience and keep them off the streets. This isn't just about taking home a paycheck for the summer.More >>
    Tuscaloosa's Hope Initiative summer jobs program was created to give young people experience and keep them off the streets. This isn't just about taking home a paycheck for the summer.More >>
  • An ode to the french fry

    An ode to the french fry

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:30:28 GMT
    Ah, the simple french fry gets its due Sunday, July 13. It is National French Fry Day.What does a food have to do to get its own day? The fact that Americans devour 29 pounds of french fries per person each year probably gives a pretty good clue. Many of us consider french fries the best "go-to" food out there. We celebrate with fries and we commiserate over a plate of fries.Rule number one is simply to get 'em while they're hot! It doesn't matter the shape - shoestring or steak fries - crink...More >>
    Ah, the simple french fry gets its due Sunday, July 13. It is National French Fry Day.What does a food have to do to get its own day? The fact that Americans devour 29 pounds of french fries per person each year probably gives a pretty good clue. Many of us consider french fries the best "go-to" food out there. We celebrate with fries and we commiserate over a plate of fries.Rule number one is simply to get 'em while they're hot! It doesn't matter the shape - shoestring or steak fries - crink...More >>
  • More Latino businesses opening in Birmingham

    More Latino businesses opening in Birmingham

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:17:34 GMT
    Even though Birmingham’s Hispanic population has remained steady over the past five years, the number of Latino businesses is growing.More >>
    Even though Birmingham’s Hispanic population has remained steady over the past five years, the number of Latino businesses is growing. More >>
  • Demand continues for qualified child care workers

    Demand continues for qualified child care workers

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:07:23 GMT
    Quality child care is in such high demand. that many young families put their unborn child's name on a wait list as soon as they find out they are pregnant.With such a great need, opportunities are plentiful for qualified people who want to work in child care. More and more people are pursuing a degree in child care. The numbers help tell this story.According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, employment of child care workers is expected to increase by close to 15% over the next decade. Child care ...More >>
    Quality child care is in such high demand. that many young families put their unborn child's name on a wait list as soon as they find out they are pregnant.With such a great need, opportunities are plentiful for qualified people who want to work in child care. More and more people are pursuing a degree in child care. The numbers help tell this story.According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, employment of child care workers is expected to increase by close to 15% over the next decade. Child care ...More >>
  • Bessemer to pay more than $1million in unpaid bills

    Bessemer to pay more than $1million in unpaid bills

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:42:51 GMT
    The city of Bessemer owes Jefferson County more than a million dollars for unpaid bills, dating back ten years. Attorneys representing the city and the county have been working for a couple years to negotiate an exact amount they can agree to. Now, it appears they've finally reached a deal.More >>
    The city of Bessemer owes Jefferson County more than a million dollars for unpaid bills, dating back ten years. Attorneys representing the city and the county have been working for a couple years to negotiate an exact amount they can agree to. Now, it appears they've finally reached a deal. More >>
  • Local psychologist helps young moms deal with "mom shaming"

    Local psychologist helps young moms deal with "mom shaming"

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-08 22:31:47 GMT
    The number of stay-at-home moms is on the rise. A study by Pew Research Center shows 29 percent of mothers with children under 18 decided to stay home. In 1999, that number was just 23 percent.More >>
    The number of stay-at-home moms is on the rise. A study by Pew Research Center shows 29 percent of mothers with children under 18 decided to stay home. In 1999, that number was just 23 percent.
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  • Trending topics: July 8, 2014

    Trending topics: July 8, 2014

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:36:44 GMT
    Here are some of the popular online searches for Tuesday, July 8, 2014.Yankees fan sues ESPNThe song says, take Me out to the ball game..It doesn't say soI can nap. But, nobody told one guy and now he's furious for getting caught on camera. Andrew Rector is angry. Angry that he got caught napping at Yankee Stadium. Angry that a couple of ESPN announcers called him out for it. Rector is suing ESPN and Major League Baseball for $10 million.Harry Potter UpdateHarry Potter fans got an update so...More >>
    Here are some of the popular online searches for Tuesday, July 8, 2014.Yankees fan sues ESPNThe song says, take Me out to the ball game..It doesn't say soI can nap. But, nobody told one guy and now he's furious for getting caught on camera. Andrew Rector is angry. Angry that he got caught napping at Yankee Stadium. Angry that a couple of ESPN announcers called him out for it. Rector is suing ESPN and Major League Baseball for $10 million.Harry Potter UpdateHarry Potter fans got an update so...More >>
  • Smart phone app ‘Uber’ looks to add transportation option in Birmingham

    Smart phone app ‘Uber’ looks to add transportation option in Birmingham

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:14:43 GMT
    Birmingham may soon have a new transportation option. Uber, a technology company, has a smart phone application to connect drivers to riders.The company is posting jobs for drivers in Birmingham for a service called UberX.More >>
    Birmingham may soon have a new transportation option. Uber, a technology company, has a smart phone application to connect drivers to riders.The company is posting jobs for drivers in Birmingham for a service called UberX.More >>
  • How much do local firework displays cost?

    How much do local firework displays cost?

    Friday, July 4 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-04 23:42:53 GMT
    Hosts of local Independence Day celebrations spent all year getting ready for Friday night. From the fireworks to the soundtracks they play to, everything was carefully planned out.More >>
    Hosts of local Independence Day celebrations spent all year getting ready for Friday night. From the fireworks to the soundtracks they play to, everything was carefully planned out. More >>
  • Inside the Lyric Theater: Major renovations underway

    Inside the Lyric Theater: Major renovations underway

    Thursday, July 3 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-03 22:13:18 GMT
    For months, we've been watching the progress being made at Birmingham's Lyric Theater. Supporters more than exceeded their goal of $7 million. Now, construction is well underway.More >>
    For months, we've been watching the progress being made at Birmingham's Lyric Theater. Supporters more than exceeded their goal of $7 million. Now, construction is well underway.More >>
  • Are yearly pelvic exams needed? Major physicians group says no

    Are yearly pelvic exams needed? Major physicians group says no

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-07-02 00:17:43 GMT
    The American College Of Physicians says most healthy, non-pregnant women can skip the annual pelvic exam. This new recommendation comes from a group of 137,000 internal medicine physicians, the second largest physician group in the United States.More >>
    The American College Of Physicians says most healthy, non-pregnant women can skip the annual pelvic exam. This new recommendation comes from a group of 137,000 internal medicine physicians, the second largest physician group in the United States.
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