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Legal concerns leads Clay council to rescind vote to remove tax earmarks

By Lee Weyhrich Staff writer CLAY -- When Clay City Council voted in their last meeting to take the earmarks off a five-mill property tax, the vote was not done legally, according to state law. [caption id="attachment_20822" align="alignleft" width="300"] The sign outside Clay City Hallfile photo[/caption] Councilman Ricky Baker cited Alabama Code 11-45-2(b) which states "No ordinance or resolution intended ...

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JCSO arrests five in unrelated drug investigations

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- A series of drug investigations this month have led to the arrest of five people throughout the metro area. On Thursday, Aug. 6, narcotics deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Haversham Drive Center Point. The subject of this search warrant, Montinez Woods, 26, was taken into custody on two outstanding warrants for Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Subs ...

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Metro municipalities working together on Floyd Bradford Road project

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- The Birmingham City Council plans to vote this week on a joint services agreement allowing Mayor William Bell and the city of Birmingham to work with the cities of Irondale, Leeds and Trussville according to Bryan Davis of the Birmingham Business Journal. Davis reports the project, a road surface improvement project of Floyd Bradford Road, will cost a total close to $1 milli ...

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UPDATED – MISSING: 14-year-old Gardendale teen found safe

From staff reports GARDENDALE -- According to a statement from Alabama law enforcement officers, Chasey Elaine Murphy has been found safe. Chasey Elaine Murphy, 14 year old white female was last seen in Gardendale, Alabama at approximately 6:45 AM on 17 August 2015. Chasey may be wearing a black hoodie with white tennis shoes. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Chasey please contact the Gardendal ...

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Train vs. Semi slowing traffic in Argo

From staff reports ARGO -- An 18-wheeler semi was hit this morning by a train in the Argo-Margaret area near Subway at U.S. 11 according to Argo police. The truck stopped at the stop sign, but was unable to make it onto U.S. 11 before the train collided with the back end of the truck's trailer. The engine of the train separated from the cargo cars, and police estimate an hour before the train is clear from ...

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Republican Presidential hopefuls plan to visit Alabama

From staff reports MONTGOMERY – During the next week, five of the 17 Republican Presidential candidates will visit the state of Alabama. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Dr. Ben Carson all have plans to bring their campaigns to the state. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has also held conversations with former Texas Governor Rick Perry, ...

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Sheriff’s office seeks help identifying suspects in Clay burglary

From staff reports CLAY --On August 10, a stolen red single cab 1990s model GMC pickup truck was driven in reverse through the front of a Clay tobacco store.  Deputies say the truck had been stolen from a north Birmingham location and was later recovered in that general area. The break-in occurred in the 2200 block of Brewster Road in Clay.  The report stated that merchandise was stolen by the trash can loa ...

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Restaurant scores

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Here are the August 4 restaurant scores from the Jefferson County Department of Health. ALS DELI & GRILL 1629 SOUTH 10TH AVENUE BIRMINGHAM AL 95 DAWSONS BURGER, WINGS/FRIES 1617 NORTH 4TH AVENUE BIRMINGHAM AL 94 MIKES HANDY FOOD MART 439 DECATUR HIGHWAY GARDENDALE AL 98 ST. VINCENTS CONFERENCE CENTER 810 ST. VINCENTS DRIVE BIRMINGHAM AL 99 SUBWAY #56734 5919 TRUSSVILLE CR ...

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UAB student carjacked at gunpoint

By Scott Buttram BIRMINGHAM --A UAB student was carjacked early Saturday morning, according to Carol Robinson of The Birmingham News. The student was on the 15th Street South in the 1500 block shortly after midnight when his 2002 Honda Odyssey was carjacked.  When Birmingham police arrived on the scene, the spotted the vehicle and began a pursuit, according to Robinson. Police chased the vehicle to the area ...

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Trussville woman guilty of conspiracy to defraud

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – A federal jury today convicted the controller at Birmingham's Serra Nissan dealership for conspiring to defraud Nissan North America through the manufacturer's sales incentive program, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton, and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Veronica Hyman-Pillot. Juror ...

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