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NFL Referees Return

The NFL has been capturing headlines of late over the questionable calls made by substitute refs. Finally, that ends Thursday night.  Thursday's game in Baltimore between the Cleveland Browns and the Ravens will be the first one of this season with the real refs.

Fans, coaches and players alike had enough of the substitutes. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell apologized and said the refs are ready to get back to work.

"They were very anxious get back on field. We talked about that extensively. They also, I know how much pride they have in what they do," said Goodell.

The new agreement is for eight years.]

J.K. Rowling New Book

Author J.K. Rowling is back with another book. But, this time her work is for adults.

The book, "A Casual Vacancy" went on sale Thursday. It is receiving mixed reviews.

She says she doesn't expect this to be another "Harry Potter".

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Reunite?

Rumors are flying, but nothing for sure yet about Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson reuniting. We do know that Stewart went to Paris by herself on Thursday.

However, People Magazine reports the couple has been meeting at a friend's guest house in Los Angeles trying to get their relationship back on track.

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    Children are getting ready for a new school year in a new school system.Pelham City Schools will hold their first classes a week from tomorrow. It comes after the city broke-off from Shelby County.Superintendent Scott Coefield says everyone is working long hours right now to prepare for the start of school, even exchanging emails as late at 10 and 11 at night. There's been a lot to do and the number one goal right now is to make sure "Day One" goes well."We're pedaling hard."Adrenalin is rush...More >>
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  • Safety audit aimed to make football fields safer

    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.More >>
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  • Mistrial declared in case over 2012 shooting involving Birmingham mayor's security detail

    Mistrial declared in case over 2012 shooting involving Birmingham mayor's security detail

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