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Severe weather threat through Friday morning, February 21, 2014. (NWS Birmingham) Severe weather threat through Friday morning, February 21, 2014. (NWS Birmingham)

Read the latest updates on the potential for severe weather in Alabama Thursday night and into Friday morning from James Spann and the ABC 33/40 Weather team. We will continue to update this story as the weather progresses.

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SEVERE WEATHER UPDATES

2:40 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21

Worst of weather shifting east via ABC 33/40 Weather Blog:

Storms have really increased in intensity and coverage this morning. No storms are currently severe, but there are several storms just below severe limits and they are affecting Chambers, Coosa, Elmore, Tallapoosa, and Bullock counties. Storms are racing off to the northeast this morning and are producing torrential rainfall, as well as gusty winds and frequent lightning. Areas to the east of Interstate 65 will be under the gun for the next couple of hours as the storms continue that direction.

Now that we are seeing the cold front sweep into the state, we are beginning to see improving condition across west-central Alabama. Areas to the west of I-65 are all but done with the storms. There continue to be a few light showers, but nothing to be concerned with. The temperature is actually falling rapidly behind the front and we are seeing those 60s and 70s from earlier, be replaced with 40s.

It has been a busy night across the state as numerous reports of tree and power line damage has occurred across several counties. In Central Alabama the hardest hit areas have been across portions of Walker, Winston, and Fayette counties. A few tornado reports from Limestone, Madison, and DeKalb counties as well with quite a bit of damage.

A reminder that most counties in Central Alabama remain under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 AM. Of course as the front passes through, counties will be trimmed out of the watch. We should see just a few more hours of unsettled weather.

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1 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21

Tornado watches downgraded to severe thunderstorm watch until 8 a.m.

The tornado watches for Central Alabama have been replaced by a severe thunderstorm watch.

Here is the reasoning from the NWS:

We have transitioned to a severe thunderstorm watch due to the low chance of a tornado. The environment is becoming less conducive for tornadoes. HOWEVER, there remains a very low chance of a brief spin-up,but the main threat will continue to be damaging winds. The new severe thunderstorm watch will include all counties currently in the tornado watches and counties in the east to the GA state line until 8AM. We will cancel counties as we need too.

Still a lot of unsettled weather this morning and the threat for sever weather continues. Storms will be producing torrential rainfall, frequent lightning, and the potential for damaging winds.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
21 UNTIL 8 AM CST THIS MORNING WHICH REPLACES A PORTION OF
TORNADO WATCH 16. THE NEW WATCH IS VALID FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THE NEW WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES

AUTAUGA BLOUNT CHILTON
COOSA ELMORE JEFFERSON
LOWNDES MONTGOMERY SHELBY
ST. CLAIR TALLADEGA
CALHOUN CLAY
CHEROKEE ETOWAH

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALABASTER…ANNISTON…ASHLAND…
BIRMINGHAM…CENTRE…CLANTON…COLUMBIANA…FORT DEPOSIT…
GADSDEN…HOOVER…JACKSONVILLE…LINEVILLE…LOWNDESBORO…
MILLBROOK…MONTGOMERY…MOODY…ONEONTA…PELHAM…PELL CITY…
PRATTVILLE…ROCKFORD…SYLACAUGA…TALLADEGA AND WETUMPKA.

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12:02 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21

Alabama Power:

 

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11:10 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

James Spann on Google+:

Animated view of the storms blowing up today from the Midwest to the Deep South...

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11:10 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

James Spann on Facebook:

There is no evidence of any severe weather in any part of Alabama now (11:10p CT). Remember, to be severe, a storm must have 58 mph winds or greater, or hail 1" in diameter or larger.

Storms will produce heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds as they move east, but the overall severe weather threat continues to fade. Most of the damage reports tonight have been over the Tennessee Valley region of far North Alabama, a few trees were blown down in Fayette and Walker Counties. Otherwise, it has been quiet across Central Alabama.

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10:52 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

James Spann on Facebook:

The good news is that there have been very few severe weather reports across Central Alabama tonight, and storms are showing a weakening trend. All severe thunderstorm warnings have expired.

Still, there is potential for straight line wind gusts of 30-50 mph in a few of the stronger storms as they move into East Alabama late tonight. Storms are moving into the Birmingham metro now, and they will be in the Anniston/Gadsden area after 11:30.

The tornado threat is not zero, but it is only a very low end threat.

Sunshine returns tomorrow as dry air will enter Alabama after midnight.

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10:52 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

Photo from the Field:

Authorities working to clear a downed tree near Highway 78 and Evans Road in Jasper.

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10:40 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

Bill Murray on the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog:

Only one warning in the Birmingham NWS area of responsibility. It is a severe thunderstorm warning for Walker County. Even that storm has weakened a bit in the past few minutes.

There still is a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Cullman County and Morgan County.

Radar indicates the strongest storms are from Double Springs to Jasper and Parrish.

Torrential rain, winds to over 50 mph and small hail are still possible with this storm.

It is moving east northeast and will affect southern Cullman, Blount and northern Jefferson Counties.

Elsewhere, moderate to heavy rains covered a large part of the area from Marion and Winston Counties southward through Lamar, Fayette and Walker Counties into Pickens, Greene and Hale Counties.

All this activity will push east northeast for the next several hours.

We will continue to track stronger actvity in South Central Mississippi that will push into South Central Alabama over the next few hours.

A tornado watch remains in effect for much of North, Central and Southwest Alabama until the early morning hours.

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10:04 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Walker County until 10:45 p.m.

Dangerous storms are curving around from south of Carbon Hill to east of Berry, where large hail was reported.

It is moving east northeast. Will impact Jasper before 10:25 with hail and high winds.

Be in a safe place as these dangerous storms approach.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
WALKER COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1045 PM CST

* AT 1007 PM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM KANSAS TO 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF OAKMAN
TO BOLEY SPRINGS…AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CARBON HILL…JASPER…CORDOVA…DORA…SUMITON…OAKMAN…NAUVOO
AND PARRISH.

THIS INCLUDES…
US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 39 THROUGH 78…

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10:04 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

Thunderstorm warning issued for Cullman County:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN MORGAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1045 PM CST

* AT 1001 PM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR
PRICEVILLE TO NEAR ADDISON…AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HARTSELLE…PRICEVILLE…FALKVILLE…SOMERVILLE AND WEST POINT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THESE STORMS.
WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY…IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY
AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A
BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIND DAMAGE. THIS IS A VERY
DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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9:40 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

Flood advisory issued until midnight:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…
NORTHERN WALKER COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…
WINSTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…LYNN…ARLEY…

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST

* AT 953 PM CST…A LINE OF SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTYORMS WAS DROPPING
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. SOME AREAS MAY PICK UP ONE TO TWO INCHES OF
RAIN IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS
MAY EXPERIENCE SOME FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

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9:40 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

From James Spann on Google+:

A line of strong to severe storms continues to move through North and West Alabama. There are no tornado warnings in the state now (the warning for Limestone County was cancelled), and the primary threat continues to be strong, potentially damaging straight line winds of 40-60 mph. Scattered tree and power line damage is likely as this line moves through Alabama over the next few hours. It should reach the Tuscaloosa/Birmingham/Gadsden area between 11:00 p.m. and midnight, and Anniston between midnight and 1:00 a.m.

The tornado threat in Alabama remains low, but a number of severe thunderstorm warnings will be required due to the straight line wind risk. See you on ABC 33/40 News at 10

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9:17 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

From James Spann on Facebook:

A small circulation has tightened up north of Athens, and the NWS Huntsville has issued a tornado warning for Limestone County due to this. But, the main issue is straight line winds of 40-60 mph. These will move into Madison/Huntsville within the hour.

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8:47 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

From James Spann on Google+:

A few notes on the Alabama severe weather situation at 8:45pm...

*There are no tornado warnings in the state of Alabama, and the overall tornado threat remains low.

*However, an isolated tornado or two is not out of the question over the next couple of hours.

*The primary threat continue to be from strong, potentially damaging straight line winds as the line of storms moves east. Especially where there are bowing segments within the line.


*Winds of 40-60 mph are possible within the stronger storms, and that is enough to knock down trees and power lines in scattered places.

*Storms should slowly weaken late tonight as they move into East Alabama, but strong gusty winds are likely all the way to the Georgia border.

*The storms will arrive in the Birmingham/Tuscaloosa/Gadsden area between 11pm and 1am... and in the Anniston area between 12:00 midnight and 2am.

*The sun returns in full force tomorrow thanks to dry air returning to Alabama. 
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7:40 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

From James Spann on Google+:

The line of strong to severe storms over MS is entering the northwest corner of Alabama. These storms can produce wind gusts of 40-60 mph in spots over the next  few hours. An isolated tornado can't be ruled out, but the overall tornado threat for Alabama remains low; strong straight line winds are the primary risk.

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7:05 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

From James Spann on Google+:


Here is a better look at the tornado watch for much of North/Central Alabama until 3 a.m. I still expect the primary threat to come from strong straight line winds; but with the risk of a small, isolated tornado or two, SPC opted for a tornado watch. The good news is that, as I write this at 7:05 p.m., there are no active tornado warnings west of Alabama, and few severe thunderstorm warnings. This is not a "major" severe weather event, but remember all it takes is one tree being blown down onto your house, and it becomes "major" to you, even if that is the only tree down in the county. Keep up with our frequent updates on the blog... http://www.alabamawx.com

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6:06 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

From ABC 33/40 Weather Blog:

Tornado watch issued until 1 a.m.

The NWS has issued a Tornado Watch for West Alabama until 1 a.m. It includes Bibb, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa Counties.

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALICEVILLE…BRENT…CARROLLTON…
CENTREVILLE…DEMOPOLIS…EUTAW…GREENSBORO…LINDEN…
LIVINGSTON…MARION…MOUNDVILLE…SELMA…TUSCALOOSA…
UNIONTOWN AND YORK.

Showers and thunderstorms have erupted tonight in the warm and moist air across southern Mississippi. The cap is gone now as evidenced by the 6 p.m. balloon sounding from Jackson, hence the storms forming.

There is already plenty of wind shear over southern Mississippi and this will increase and spread northeastward this evening. As the storms push northeastward into western Alabama, some of them will produce damaging winds. While the main threat is damaging winds, there will likely be a couple of tornadoes as well.

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3:34 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

From James Spann on the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog

BALMY WINTER AFTERNOON:

As expected, it is a warm and windy day across the great state of Alabama ahead of a deepening storm system over the Midwest. Tuscaloosa has soared to 78 degrees at 2:00; that is a new record high for February 20 (old record was 77 set in 1986). There are a few scattered showers around, but nothing heavy or widespread.

TO THE WEST:

Thunderstorms continue to increase in coverage and intensity. A tornado watch is up for much of North Mississippi and West Tennessee until 9p CT, and SPC maintains a moderate risk from North MS to Central KY.

ALABAMA'S SEVERE WEATHER THREAT:

Not much change in our thinking tonight, although it looks like the storms might arrive a little later than expected early this morning.

The storms will enter West Alabama in the 7-8 p.m. time frame, then moving steadily eastward until exiting the state after midnight. Some of the better high resolution models have the squall line in the Birmingham metro around in the 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. time frame.

THREATS:

The main risk continues to be strong straight line wind gusts just ahead of the line, possibly gusting to over 50 mph in spots. This will be enough to knock down some trees and power lines, and a number of severe thunderstorm warnings will most likely be needed. The higher wind damage threat is basically from Birmingham north and west; storms should slowly weaken over East Alabama late tonight, but they still could bring strong winds to the Georgia border.

An isolated tornado or two is possible where there are breaks or bows in the line, but the overall tornado threat for Alabama remains low.

Be sure you can hear severe weather watches and warnings tonight with your NOAA Weather Radio or smart phone apps. A severe weather watch will be required for parts of Alabama early tonight, most likely.

Rain amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch are likely, but no major flooding issues are expected since the line will be moving along at a fairly rapid pace.

See the Weather Xtreme video for a detailed meteorological discussion along with the maps, graphics, and more details.

TOMORROW/SATURDAY:

These two days will feature a good supply of sunshine. It will be cooler tomorrow with a high around 60 degrees. Then, on Saturday, we start the day with a low down in the mid 30s, but rise into the mid 60s Saturday afternoon.

SUNDAY:

A wave near the Gulf Coast will bring clouds back into Alabama, but most of the rain should be confined to the southern half of the state. A few sprinkles might work their way as far north of I-20, but the significant rain, most likely, will be south of Montgomery. The high will remain in the 60s.

NEXT WEEK:

The week looks mostly rain-free, but expect a change back to colder weather by Wednesday and Thursday. The 12Z GFS hints that highs will be in the 50s on these days, but I would not be surprised if it is colder based on the developing pattern. Again, see the Weather Xtreme video for more details and the graphics.

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2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

From Ryan Stinnett on the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog

The SPC has now issued a Tornado Watch for portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana until 9 PM this evening. This is where the best dynamics are for the threat of severe weather today. This aligns with the moderate risk that was issued in these areas and is the most likely place that tornadoes will develop. Damaging straight-line winds continue to be the main threat with this storm system today and heading into the overnight hours.

This latest watch comes right up to the Alabama/Mississippi State line. We are still a few hours away from thunderstorms impacting Alabama.

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST ARKANSAS
SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
EXTREME SOUTHWEST INDIANA
WESTERN KENTUCKY
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI
WESTERN AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE

* EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 225 PM UNTIL
900 PM CST.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
A FEW LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE.

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12:54 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20

From Ryan Stinnett on the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog:

As expected early this afternoon, we are beginning to showers and thunderstorms develop along the frontal boundary to our west. The SPC has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 PM this evening for portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. This will certainly be the first of several watches that will be issued today as this storm system pushes east.

We continue to hold to the evening into the overnight hours will be the time frame for strong and possibly severe storms to be impacting Central Alabama.

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From @Spann: Wednesday evening

MILD WINTER DAY:

It is as warm as 78 degrees in Alabama today… Montgomery hit that figure at 2:00 p.m. Mobile is at 77, and we see temperatures across North-Central Alabama are mostly in the 67-71 degree range at mid-afternoon. The air is moist, but no rain is showing up at mid-afternoon. A few showers could pop up tonight, but they will be widely spaced.

SEVERE STORM RISK TOMORROW NIGHT:

Tomorrow promises to be a warm, windy day. The GFS model continues to print a high of 75 degrees for Birmingham, within three degrees of the record high for February 20 (78 set in 1986). A few scattered showers are possible during the day, but the main threat from strong storms will come tomorrow night.

No real change in the SPC convective outlook for tomorrow night… much of Alabama is in the standard "slight risk".

The higher severe weather probabilities are over North and West Alabama, generally along and north of I-59.

TIMING:

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will enter the northwest corner of Alabama around 6:00 p.m., and will move steadily to the southeast during the night. The line should be in the Tuscaloosa/Birmingham/Anniston/Gadsden area in the 9-11 p.m. time frame. The line of storms will exit Alabama and move into Georgia soon after midnight.

MODES OF SEVERE WEATHER:

New model data continues to support the idea that the main threat will come from strong straight line wind gusts. The good news is that the projected low level jet speeds (winds around 5,000 feet off the ground) have come down a bit… in the 40-50 knot range over North Alabama. Still, we could see some wind gusts to over 50 mph in segments of the line, and it might be enough to knock down some trees and power lines.

Low level bulk shear values have also come down a bit, but we might see an isolated tornado in a few spots if there are breaks or bows in the line. The overall tornado threat, however, remains low.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY:

These days look very nice with ample sunshine and pleasant afternoon temperatures. The high Friday will be in the low 60s; Saturday will be warmer with upper 60s likely.

SUNDAY:

A wave in the Gulf will bring clouds back into Alabama, and a chance of rain mainly for the southern half of the state. We are finally getting some good model consistency making for a higher confidence forecast. Best chance of rain Sunday should be along and south of U.S. 80, or south of a line from Demopolis to Montgomery to Auburn/Opelika.

NEXT WEEK:

The week looks generally rain-free, but a shot of colder air will invade Alabama Tuesday night and Wednesday. Looks like the high around here will drop into the 40s Wednesday with a chilly north wind. Way too early to even think about putting away winter jackets.

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    Investigators in Gadsden said a man strangled his ex-girlfriend Tuesday evening before stabbing another man to death. Officers arrested 30-year-old William D'Angelo McKinney Wednesday night. He faces charges for murder and domestic violence with strangulation. Police said McKinney went to his ex-girlfriend's home in the Mill Village area and let himself in. Investigators said she asked him to leave, but he shoved her and then put her in a headlock until she blacked out.More >>
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  • City Council to get update on education in Birmingham

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    Friday, August 29 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:55:45 GMT
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  • Talladega parents allege school employee wrote racist Facebook posts

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    Friday, August 29 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:32:28 GMT
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  • Fairview High School football stadium condemned; Game night plans change

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    Friday, August 29 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:36:45 GMT
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  • Exclusive: Birmingham beats out Miami for DOT conference

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    Friday, August 29 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:34:48 GMT
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  • Hackleburg High School preps for first home game in three years

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:57:25 GMT
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  • Caregiver charged with physically abusing nursing home patient in Hoover

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    Friday, August 29 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:49:12 GMT
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  • Get a deal from state's surplus auction

    Get a deal from state's surplus auction

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:42:35 GMT
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