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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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Local realtor named Realtor of the Year

Local realtor Chris Wood of Realtysouth Trussville was given the prestigious Realtor of the Year award at the annual Birmingham Board of Realtors luncheon last week. [caption id="attachment_24079" align="alignleft" width="300"] Local realtor Chris Wood and the Realtysouth Trussville office at the annual Birmingham Board of Realtors luncheon. /Submitted photo[/caption]     ...

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One CVS Robbery suspect identified, accomplice unidentified

From staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- One of the two suspects in Tuesday's robbery of CVS Pharmacy on Chalkville Mountain Rd in Grayson Valley has been identified as Devontay Jones. The second, described as a black male wearing a crimson shirt and fishing-style hat, has still not been identified. The suspects entered the front door together and separated. One suspect went to the front cash register and pul ...

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Center Point set to begin use of red light cameras again

  By Chris Yow Editor CENTER POINT -- Center Point's controversial red light cameras may be coming back sooner, rather than later, thanks to the creation of a new Public Safety Department by the city, according to Mayor Tom Henderson [caption id="attachment_24059" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Wikipedia.com[/caption] Henderson and his city council hired former Fairfield police officer Antoni ...

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Neill: Coding differences the reason for seemingly high fees

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- A report last week from Alabamaschoolconnection.org showed Trussville City Schools parents paid close to $150 more per student, per year in required high school fees than any other system in the state. The data was taken from revenue reports, using Code 7260, which is used for required annual fees. Trussville Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill contends the data is possibly ske ...

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Jordan HS student arrested for alleged terrorist threat

From staff reports MORRIS -- A student from Mortimer Jordan High School was arrested yesterday morning at his home after he was overheard allegedly making a threat to bring a gun to school and shoot some other students, according to a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, it was reported Mark Anthony Woodruff, 18, of Morris, was riding in a Jefferson County School bus ...

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