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Judge delays decision on abortion law

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A federal judge is delaying his decision on an Alabama law that could close some abortion clinics. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson told attorneys in June that he hoped to rule by the end of July. But Thompson notified attorneys Thursday that he needs extra time and will have a ruling by Monday. Thompson said he needs time to consider a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that blocked a similar Mississippi law. Alabama's law requires doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit pa...

Rainbow City woman, 56, killed in accident on I-59 near Argo Wednesday night

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A Rainbow City woman was killed and her husband was injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 59 near Argo, Alabama State Troopers said.

3 West Chilton County Volunteer Fire Department officials arrested on theft charges

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A continuing investigation into the theft of Fire Department funds in central Alabama has led to the arrest of three West Chilton County Volunteer Fire Department officials, the state fire marshal's office announced today.

South Florida woman charged with child neglect after letting son, 7, walk to park alone

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A Florida woman is charged with child neglect after police say she let her 7-year-old son walk to a park alone.

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  • Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:49:49 GMT
    A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago's bustling financial district, police said. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said a worker at a technological company pulled a gun after entering the 17th-floor office to meet one-on-one with his CEO. There was a struggle for the gun, and the CEO was shot twice before the gunman fatally shot himself, McCarthy said. McCarthy said the...More >>
    A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago's bustling financial district, police said. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said a worker at a technological company pulled a gun after entering the 17th-floor office to meet one-on-one with his CEO. There was a struggle for the gun, and the CEO was shot twice before the gunman fatally shot himself, McCarthy said. McCarthy said the...More >>
  • Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

    Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:43:01 GMT
    A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.More >>
    A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.
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  • Florida mom leaves 2-month-old baby in hot minivan, charged with felony

    Florida mom leaves 2-month-old baby in hot minivan, charged with felony

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:20:29 GMT
    A Florida mother is facing a felony charge after leaving her 2-month-old baby in a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office for about an hour.More >>
    A Florida mother is facing a felony charge after leaving her 2-month-old baby in a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office for about an hour.
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  • Crop circles in Germany attract thousands to farmer's field

    Crop circles in Germany attract thousands to farmer's field

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:13:36 GMT
    Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.More >>
    Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
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  • Police: Naked intruder grabbed soda then fell asleep in couple's bedroom

    Police: Naked intruder grabbed soda then fell asleep in couple's bedroom

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:16:10 GMT
    A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.More >>
    A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.
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  • Shelby wants plan to fix Central Alabama VA

    Shelby wants plan to fix Central Alabama VA

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:19:22 GMT
    U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today sent a letter with U.S. Representative Martha Roby to VA Secretary Robert McDonald, who was confirmed by the Senate Tuesday. The letter requests that Secretary McDonald provide a plan within 60 days that identifies the problems at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System, what can be done to correct them, and a timeline for implementation. It also requests that Secretary McDonald visit the facility in Montgomery with Senator Shelby and Represe...More >>
    U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today sent a letter with U.S. Representative Martha Roby to VA Secretary Robert McDonald, who was confirmed by the Senate Tuesday. The letter requests that Secretary McDonald provide a plan within 60 days that identifies the problems at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System, what can be done to correct them, and a timeline for implementation. It also requests that Secretary McDonald visit the facility in Montgomery with Senator Shelby and Represe...More >>
  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule, scores killed

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule, scores killed

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:11:20 GMT
    Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.More >>
    Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.
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  • Athens man pleads not guilty in Craigslist kitten killings

    Athens man pleads not guilty in Craigslist kitten killings

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:14:53 GMT
    Ronald Fraser Golden, 49, of Athens pleaded not guilty to 22 cruelty charges during a brief hearing in Limestone County, where authorities say he killed the animals in a part of his home he called "the cat room."

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    Ronald Fraser Golden, 49, of Athens pleaded not guilty to 22 cruelty charges during a brief hearing in Limestone County, where authorities say he killed the animals in a part of his home he called "the cat room."

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  • Man wrongly imprisoned for over 2 decades seeks millions from Connecticut

    Man wrongly imprisoned for over 2 decades seeks millions from Connecticut

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:37:21 GMT
    A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.More >>
    A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.
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  • Girl who was struck by plane that crashed on Florida beach dies

    Girl who was struck by plane that crashed on Florida beach dies

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:34:21 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.More >>
    A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.
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  • Tuberculosis patient arrested after refusing treatment in California

    Tuberculosis patient arrested after refusing treatment in California

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:19:25 GMT
    A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.More >>
    A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday. More >>
  • US, Europe impose new economic sanctions against key sectors of Russia

    US, Europe impose new economic sanctions against key sectors of Russia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:55:10 GMT
    President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.More >>
    President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.More >>
  • Connecticut dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet

    Connecticut dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:10:44 GMT
    A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl.More >>
    A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl.
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  • Employees File Lawsuit Against Huntsville Space and Rocket Center

    Employees File Lawsuit Against Huntsville Space and Rocket Center

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:33:03 GMT
     Three employees of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville have files a lawsuit, saying that the center forced them to work state holidays.More >>
     Three employees of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville have files a lawsuit, saying that the center forced them to work state holidays.
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  • Pike Road woman named new ASU Trustee

    Pike Road woman named new ASU Trustee

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:27:11 GMT
    Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed Pam Ware of Pike Road as a trustee of Alabama State University.A spokeswoman for the governor says Ware replaces Elton Dean of Montgomery, who resigned last week at the request of the governor.Ware is an Alabama State graduate who works as manager of intergovernmental affairs at the Business Council of Alabama.Also on Monday, the governor scheduled a special meeting for the Alabama State trustees on Aug. 8. A spokeswoman for the governor says topics to be dis...More >>
    Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed Pam Ware of Pike Road as a trustee of Alabama State University.A spokeswoman for the governor says Ware replaces Elton Dean of Montgomery, who resigned last week at the request of the governor.Ware is an Alabama State graduate who works as manager of intergovernmental affairs at the Business Council of Alabama.Also on Monday, the governor scheduled a special meeting for the Alabama State trustees on Aug. 8. A spokeswoman for the governor says topics to be dis...More >>
  • Alabama farmers honored at the White House

    Alabama farmers honored at the White House

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:52:40 GMT
    Two Alabama farmers are being honored at the White House. Bill Bridgeforth of Tanner and Lee Haynes of Cullman are among 15 people being recognized as "Champions of Change" in Washington on Tuesday. The the Agriculture Department honors people who are empowering and inspiring members of their local communities.Bridgeforth is a fourth-generation farmer in Limestone County. He's also a county chairman of the National Black Growers Association.Haynes is an egg farmer in Cullman County. After gra...More >>
    Two Alabama farmers are being honored at the White House. Bill Bridgeforth of Tanner and Lee Haynes of Cullman are among 15 people being recognized as "Champions of Change" in Washington on Tuesday. The the Agriculture Department honors people who are empowering and inspiring members of their local communities.Bridgeforth is a fourth-generation farmer in Limestone County. He's also a county chairman of the National Black Growers Association.Haynes is an egg farmer in Cullman County. After gra...More >>
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:19:17 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. Beginning in 2006, Southwest made "extreme makeover" alterations to eliminate potential cracking of the aluminum skin on 44 jetliners, the FAA said. An FAA investigation determined that Southwest's contractor, Aviation Technical Services Inc. of Everett, Washington, failed to follow proper ...More >>
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. Beginning in 2006, Southwest made "extreme makeover" alterations to eliminate potential cracking of the aluminum skin on 44 jetliners, the FAA said. An FAA investigation determined that Southwest's contractor, Aviation Technical Services Inc. of Everett, Washington, failed to follow proper ...More >>
  • Nationwide manhunt for Ozark man accused of kidnapping, sexual assault

    Nationwide manhunt for Ozark man accused of kidnapping, sexual assault

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:00:39 GMT
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    A 30 year old woman and 8 year old child are receiving medical treatment after they were kidnapped and sexually assaulted. A nationwide manhunt is now underway for the suspect.More >>
    A 30 year old woman and 8 year old child are receiving medical treatment after they were kidnapped and sexually assaulted. A nationwide manhunt is now underway for the suspect.More >>
  • Glen Allen man killed in accident involving logging truck

    Glen Allen man killed in accident involving logging truck

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:17:25 GMT
    Alabama State Troopers say a 63 year old man from Glen Allen was killed in a two vehicle crash in Fayette County. It happened Friday night on County Road 73.More >>
    Alabama State Troopers say a 63 year old man from Glen Allen was killed in a two vehicle crash in Fayette County. It happened Friday night on County Road 73.More >>
  • Crime rate in Alabama went down 4 percent in 2013, according to report

    Crime rate in Alabama went down 4 percent in 2013, according to report

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:12:07 GMT
    A new report says the crime rate in Alabama went down 4 percent in 2013.More >>
    A new report says the crime rate in Alabama went down 4 percent in 2013.
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  • Runaway teens from Morgan County found safe at Taco Bell in Arab, returned to parents

    Runaway teens from Morgan County found safe at Taco Bell in Arab, returned to parents

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:58:39 GMT
    The Morgan County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding two runaway teens.More >>
    The Morgan County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding two runaway teens.More >>
  • When does school start in Alabama? See academic calendars for 2014-15

    When does school start in Alabama? See academic calendars for 2014-15

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:38:09 GMT
    It's the question every student avoids asking as summer nears the end: When does school start? Check out the 2014-15 academic calendars for schools across central Alabama.More >>
    It's the question every student avoids asking as summer nears the end: When does school start? Check out the 2014-15 academic calendars for schools across central Alabama.
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  • Taiwan plane crash survivor escapes from wreckage, calls dad

    Taiwan plane crash survivor escapes from wreckage, calls dad

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:41:59 GMT
    The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.More >>
    The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.More >>
  • Blount County Shooting Victim Identified

    Blount County Shooting Victim Identified

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:47:32 GMT
    The Blount County Sheriff's office has identified the 34-year old man who was shot and killed in the 1600 block of Tawbush Road yesterday. Deputies say Ayatollah Khomeini Muhammad's driver's license listed a Center Point, Alabama address. Investigators say Muhammad did not reside at the Tawbush Road home, where he was removed by sheriffs deputies Wednesday morning. "What happened yesterday was he showed up at the house at 1 o'clock. Deputies were called over there. There were no problems, no...More >>
    The Blount County Sheriff's office has identified the 34-year old man who was shot and killed in the 1600 block of Tawbush Road yesterday. Deputies say Ayatollah Khomeini Muhammad's driver's license listed a Center Point, Alabama address. Investigators say Muhammad did not reside at the Tawbush Road home, where he was removed by sheriffs deputies Wednesday morning. "What happened yesterday was he showed up at the house at 1 o'clock. Deputies were called over there. There were no problems, no...More >>
  • Fridays To Go, July 25-27

    Fridays To Go, July 25-27

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:00:38 GMT

     These are a few of the events happening this weekend (July 25-27) in Central Alabama.

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     These are a few of the events happening this weekend (July 25-27) in Central Alabama.

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  • 1 dead, 2 hurt in Pennsylvania hospital shooting

    1 dead, 2 hurt in Pennsylvania hospital shooting

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:15:57 GMT
    A gunman opened fire inside a hospital psychiatric unit on Thursday, leaving one hospital employee dead and a second injured before being critically wounded himself, a prosecutor said.More >>
    A gunman opened fire inside a hospital psychiatric unit on Thursday, leaving one hospital employee dead and a second injured before being critically wounded himself, a prosecutor said.More >>
  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:13:58 GMT
    The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.More >>
    The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.
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  • Social media post delays sentencing for former teacher who pleaded guilty to rape, sodomy charges

    Social media post delays sentencing for former teacher who pleaded guilty to rape, sodomy charges

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:01:49 GMT
    The sentencing of a former Thorsby High School teacher who pleaded guilty to rape and sodomy charges was delayed Thursday until August 7.More >>
    The sentencing of a former Thorsby High School teacher who pleaded guilty to rape and sodomy charges was delayed Thursday until August 7.More >>
  • Governor's office: Immigrant children expected in Montgomery

    Governor's office: Immigrant children expected in Montgomery

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:02:58 GMT
    A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the federal government has notified the governor that immigrant children will be placed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. Communications Director Jennifer Ardis says the governor's chief of staff got a call from the Federal Emergency Management Agency late Wednesday afternoon. She said it's not known how many children will be placed at the base or how soon they will arrive. A spokesman for the Secretary of Defense says the Department o...More >>
    A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the federal government has notified the governor that immigrant children will be placed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. Communications Director Jennifer Ardis says the governor's chief of staff got a call from the Federal Emergency Management Agency late Wednesday afternoon. She said it's not known how many children will be placed at the base or how soon they will arrive. A spokesman for the Secretary of Defense says the Department o...More >>
  • Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

    Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:53:47 GMT
    An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said.More >>
    An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said.
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  • Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 feared dead

    Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 feared dead

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:41:13 GMT
    A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.More >>
    A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.More >>
  • Chrysler recalls older Jeep SUVs worldwide due to faulty ignition switches

    Chrysler recalls older Jeep SUVs worldwide due to faulty ignition switches

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:01:38 GMT
    The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.More >>
    The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler.
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  • At 101, nation's longest-serving volunteer weather observer gets place in sun

    At 101, nation's longest-serving volunteer weather observer gets place in sun

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:18:44 GMT
    It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.More >>
    It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.More >>
  • New York City real estate heir charged with urinating on candy at drug store

    New York City real estate heir charged with urinating on candy at drug store

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:21:22 GMT
    A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor in Texas a decade ago is facing a new charge in Houston — that he urinated on candy at a drug store.More >>
    A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor in Texas a decade ago is facing a new charge in Houston — that he urinated on candy at a drug store.
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  • Man wanted in connection with 3 homicides captured in Troy

    Man wanted in connection with 3 homicides captured in Troy

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:39:53 GMT
    Florida Panhandle authorities say a man wanted in connection with three homicides has been captured in Alabama.More >>
    Florida Panhandle authorities say a man wanted in connection with three homicides has been captured in Alabama.
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  • Firefighters Trying to Fix Gas Leak

    Firefighters Trying to Fix Gas Leak

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:37:18 GMT
    Birmingham, Ala. _ Firefighters are trying to fix a gas leak at a building in Birmingham. The call came in just before 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. The building is located at 3424 6th Avenue South. We have a crew on the way and will give you more information once it becomes available.More >>
    Birmingham, Ala. _ Firefighters are trying to fix a gas leak at a building in Birmingham. The call came in just before 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. The building is located at 3424 6th Avenue South. We have a crew on the way and will give you more information once it becomes available.More >>
  • New York City man dies during arrest, incident captured on video

    New York City man dies during arrest, incident captured on video

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:34:37 GMT
    A New York City man died during an arrest - partially captured on amateur video - during which a plain-clothes police officer placed him in what appeared be a choke hold while several others brought him to the ground and struggled to place him in handcuffs.More >>
    A New York City man died during an arrest - partially captured on amateur video - during which a plain-clothes police officer placed him in what appeared be a choke hold while several others brought him to the ground and struggled to place him in handcuffs.
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