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UPDATE: Promoter responds to criticism over teen "wet" and "twerk" parties Video included

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Recent parties asking teens to "freak," "twerk" and "get wet" are raising safety concerns among Birmingham City leaders.Some of the parties have been held at the Continental Ballroom and other venues for quite some time. Earlier this month, a shooting at the Continental Ballroom resulted in one teenager's injuries. City leaders, consequently, revoked the owner and party promoter's business licenses for that incident and prior complaints.But other upcoming teen parties are planned. They all ch...

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 Some so-called gamers are putting themselves on full display, some of them going so far as having sex while thousands of people, possibly some under aged, watched. We have included instructions from the Entertainment Software Rating Board on how to set the controls for Sony PlayStation® 4 and Microsoft Xbox One®.

Housing director: pipe replacement complete in Marks Village Video included

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Birmingham man becomes third suspect arrested in Inglenook triple shooting investigation Video included

Three suspects charged in connection with a triple shooting in the Inglenook community of Birmingham. (abc3340.com) Three suspects charged in connection with a triple shooting in the Inglenook community of Birmingham. (abc3340.com)
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Birmingham police have arrested a third suspect in connection an investigation into a triple shooting in the Inglenook community.Cedric Willis, 28, of Birmingham, is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree assault for his alleged role in a shooting on Apr. 16 that injured three people. Prior to Willis' arrest, investigators charged two other men -- 22-year-old Tradarryl Boykins and 24-year-old Leroy DeBruce -- in connection with the incid...

NWS Birmingham: Temporary antenna installed for NOAA weather radio alerts

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The National Weather Service in Birmingham has installed a temporary antenna atop Red Mountain, allowing the NOAA weather radio to broadcast on a limited basis ahead of the threat of severe weather next week.

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  • Shelby County mom expected in court next week

    Shelby County mom expected in court next week

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:39:08 GMT
    Prosecutors in Shelby County have asked a judge to require an Alabaster mother to undergo random drug and alcohol screenings.
    Prosecutors in Shelby County have asked a judge to require an Alabaster mother to undergo random drug and alcohol screenings.
  • Skills USA Conference in Birmingham this week

    Skills USA Conference in Birmingham this week

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:22:57 GMT
    Students are showing off their skills at the BJCC, in various competitions including carpentry, cosmetology, electrical technology and video production.
    Students are showing off their skills at the BJCC, in various competitions including carpentry, cosmetology, electrical technology and video production.
  • 6th congressional district candidates part 1

    6th congressional district candidates part 1

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:47:13 GMT
    This year, Alabama's 6th congressional district will elect a new representative. Seven republicans and one democrat are vying for the seat held the past 20 years by republican Spencer Bachus who did not seek re-election. The winner of the republican primary June 3 will face democrat Avery Vice in the fall. Focus at Four's Edward Burch sat down with each of the republican candidates to get their take on what's important.
    This year, Alabama's 6th congressional district will elect a new representative. Seven republicans and one democrat are vying for the seat held the past 20 years by republican Spencer Bachus who did not seek re-election. The winner of the republican primary June 3 will face democrat Avery Vice in the fall. Focus at Four's Edward Burch sat down with each of the republican candidates to get their take on what's important.
  • 6th congressional district candidates part 2

    6th congressional district candidates part 2

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:45:36 GMT
    This year, Alabama's 6th congressional district will elect a new representative. Seven republicans and one democrat are vying for the seat held the past 20 years by republican Spencer Bachus who did not seek re-election. The winner of the republican primary June 3 will face democrat Avery Vice in the fall.
    This year, Alabama's 6th congressional district will elect a new representative. Seven republicans and one democrat are vying for the seat held the past 20 years by republican Spencer Bachus who did not seek re-election. The winner of the republican primary June 3 will face democrat Avery Vice in the fall.
  • UPS files motion for partial summary judgement in lawsuit over Birmingham plane crash

    UPS files motion for partial summary judgement in lawsuit over Birmingham plane crash

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:43:17 GMT
    Attorneys for UPS filed a motion for partial summary judgement in a lawsuit over the August 2013 plane crash in Birmingham, Ala. Attorneys for UPS filed a motion for partial summary judgement in a lawsuit over the August 2013 plane crash in Birmingham, Ala.
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. -- The United Parcel Service Co. or UPS has filed a motion in Jefferson County Circuit Court requesting a partial summary judgement in the civil lawsuit over the plane crash in Birmingham last year.
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. -- The United Parcel Service Co. or UPS has filed a motion in Jefferson County Circuit Court requesting a partial summary judgement in the civil lawsuit over the plane crash in Birmingham last year.
  • Oxmoor Road exit on I-65 North closed due to tractor-trailer accident

    Oxmoor Road exit on I-65 North closed due to tractor-trailer accident

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:26:43 GMT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Authorities have closed the Oxmoor Road exit on Interstate 65 North after an accident involving a tractor-trailer carrying a large excavator.
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Authorities have closed the Oxmoor Road exit on Interstate 65 North after an accident involving a tractor-trailer carrying a large excavator.
  • The Outlet Shops of Grand River hosting free autograph session featuring 4 IndyCar drivers

    The Outlet Shops of Grand River hosting free autograph session featuring 4 IndyCar drivers

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:23:00 GMT
    LEEDS, Ala. -- Ahead of this weekend's Indy Grand Prix at Barber's Motorsports Park, The Outlet Shops of Grand River will host a free autograph session featuring four Indy Circuit drivers Friday evening.The four drivers who will be signing autographs included Graham Rahal, Mikhail Aleshin, Justin Wilson and Carlos Huertas, all of whom will be competing in races over the weekend. Also, fans will have an opportunity to win a ride around the shopping center and on Highway 78 in a street-legal In...
    LEEDS, Ala. -- Ahead of this weekend's Indy Grand Prix at Barber's Motorsports Park, The Outlet Shops of Grand River will host a free autograph session featuring four Indy Circuit drivers Friday evening.The four drivers who will be signing autographs included Graham Rahal, Mikhail Aleshin, Justin Wilson and Carlos Huertas, all of whom will be competing in races over the weekend. Also, fans will have an opportunity to win a ride around the shopping center and on Highway 78 in a street-legal In...
  • Birmingham man dies in crash

    Birmingham man dies in crash

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:58:44 GMT
    State troopers say 36-year-old Willy Dielen, Jr. Died Tuesday night in a crash on Interstate 20.
    State troopers say 36-year-old Willy Dielen, Jr. Died Tuesday night in a crash on Interstate 20.
  • Officer involved in shooting in Birmingham

    Officer involved in shooting in Birmingham

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:59:53 GMT
    Investigators are on the scene of a police involved shooting in Birmingham that stemmed from a robbery.
    Investigators are on the scene of a police involved shooting in Birmingham that stemmed from a robbery.
  • Birmingham Mayor issues takeover agreement amid lawsuit over precinct construction

    Birmingham Mayor issues takeover agreement amid lawsuit over precinct construction

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:32:26 GMT
    Birmingham Mayor William Bell addressed police officers Wednesday at the city's West Precinct following years of delay to construction of a new site.ABC 33/40 has learned some people say parts of the building is in dire need of upgrades. A few years ago, the city approved a plan for new construction. Since then, it has been delayed. A contractor for the project, Chris Woods, has also filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming city leaders stalled progress.Bell did not speak directly to that l...
    Birmingham Mayor William Bell addressed police officers Wednesday at the city's West Precinct following years of delay to construction of a new site.ABC 33/40 has learned some people say parts of the building is in dire need of upgrades. A few years ago, the city approved a plan for new construction. Since then, it has been delayed. A contractor for the project, Chris Woods, has also filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming city leaders stalled progress.Bell did not speak directly to that l...
  • Burned body found in Fairfield identified as 22-year-old Pinson woman

    Burned body found in Fairfield identified as 22-year-old Pinson woman

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:52:02 GMT
     The body of 22-year-old Megan Elizabeth Monroe, of Pinson, was found outside this home in Fairfield, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (abc3340.com) The body of 22-year-old Megan Elizabeth Monroe, of Pinson, was found outside this home in Fairfield, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (abc3340.com)
    Police have identified the burned body found last weekend behind a vacant home in Fairfield as a 22-year-old Pinson woman.
    Police have identified the burned body found last weekend behind a vacant home in Fairfield as a 22-year-old Pinson woman.
  • NWS Birmingham to replace tower by May 3

    NWS Birmingham to replace tower by May 3

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:45:18 GMT
    The National Weather Service Birmingham office is offering weather-related alternatives after a recent transmitter outage. The service's tower, which sits atop Red Mountain, failed over the weekend. NWS
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  • Alabama schools Superintendent Tommy Bice discusses meeting with Hoover school leaders over bus fees

    Alabama schools Superintendent Tommy Bice discusses meeting with Hoover school leaders over bus fees

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:35:04 GMT
    Alabama schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy BIce said he had a "productive meeting" with Hoover City School Superintendent Andy Craig (pictured) on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (abc3340.com)Alabama schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy BIce said he had a "productive meeting" with Hoover City School Superintendent Andy Craig (pictured) on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (abc3340.com)
    Alabama schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice met with Hoover City School leaders Wednesday, and he released a statement afterwards clarifying his position on the school system following its recent approval of school bus fees.
    Alabama schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice met with Hoover City School leaders Wednesday, and he released a statement afterwards clarifying his position on the school system following its recent approval of school bus fees.
  • Two local schools awarded green ribbons

    Two local schools awarded green ribbons

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:23:45 GMT
    The U.S. Secretary of Education has named Homewood Middle School and Brock's Gap Intermediate in Hoover Green Ribbon Schools. They were recognized for efforts to lessen their carbon footprint and promote better health.
    The U.S. Secretary of Education has named Homewood Middle School and Brock's Gap Intermediate in Hoover Green Ribbon Schools. They were recognized for efforts to lessen their carbon footprint and promote better health.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Day in Hoover

    Household Hazardous Waste Day in Hoover

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:50:49 GMT
    A special event will help residents get rid of hazardous waste this weekend.
    A special event will help residents get rid of hazardous waste this weekend.
  • Birmingham Public Library reducing hours due to AC damage caused by extreme cold earlier this year

    Birmingham Public Library reducing hours due to AC damage caused by extreme cold earlier this year

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:50:59 GMT
    The mercury is rising, but the air conditioner at the main Birmingham Public Library is broken. That led the library to reduce hours for at least the next six to eight weeks. The needed repairs are the result of a January cold snap that ruptured the air conditioner coil in the library's main air handler. Parts have been ordered, and repairs will be scheduled once the parts arrive. Starting Monday, April 28, the downtown location at 2100 Park Place will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m., Mond...
    The mercury is rising, but the air conditioner at the main Birmingham Public Library is broken. That led the library to reduce hours for at least the next six to eight weeks. The needed repairs are the result of a January cold snap that ruptured the air conditioner coil in the library's main air handler. Parts have been ordered, and repairs will be scheduled once the parts arrive. Starting Monday, April 28, the downtown location at 2100 Park Place will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m., Mond...
  • Major change to Alabama G.I. Dependents’ Scholarship program

    Major change to Alabama G.I. Dependents’ Scholarship program

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:10:24 GMT
    Dependents who were previously denied education benefits based solely on the veterans' peace-time service dates should reapply.
    Dependents who were previously denied education benefits based solely on the veterans' peace-time service dates should reapply.
  • ABC 33/40 earns 6 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for 2014

    ABC 33/40 earns 6 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for 2014

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:28:29 GMT
    ABC 33/40 (WBMA) won six 2014 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including one for Overall Excellence. (abc3340.com)ABC 33/40 (WBMA) won six 2014 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including one for Overall Excellence. (abc3340.com)
    The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced Tuesday the winners of the 2014 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and ABC 33/40 earned six awards, including one for Overall Excellence in Large Market Television.
    The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced Tuesday the winners of the 2014 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and ABC 33/40 earned six awards, including one for Overall Excellence in Large Market Television.
  • UPDATE: Recycling limitations in City of Birmingham

    UPDATE: Recycling limitations in City of Birmingham

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:53:58 GMT
    It will take about two more weeks before full recycling resumes in the City of Birmingham.Since April 2, the city has only picked up paper and cardboard for recyclable material. That's because the Birmingham Recycling and Recovery facility sustained damages in a fire last month, which limited services.A City Spokesperson says people can take their items, including those made of glass, to the Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center.That facility is located at the corner of 25th Street a...
    It will take about two more weeks before full recycling resumes in the City of Birmingham.Since April 2, the city has only picked up paper and cardboard for recyclable material. That's because the Birmingham Recycling and Recovery facility sustained damages in a fire last month, which limited services.A City Spokesperson says people can take their items, including those made of glass, to the Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center.That facility is located at the corner of 25th Street a...
  • Walker County teenager dies in ATV crash

    Walker County teenager dies in ATV crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:27:21 GMT
    Authorities say a Walker County girl died after being thrown from an ATV during a crash on Easter Sunday.
    Authorities say a Walker County girl died after being thrown from an ATV during a crash on Easter Sunday.
  • Vulcan to get new trees for Arbor Day

    Vulcan to get new trees for Arbor Day

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:07:00 GMT
    A donation of trees to Vulcan Park and Museum means the park will have eight new trees for Arbor Day. Arbor Day is Friday, April 25, 2014.
    A donation of trees to Vulcan Park and Museum means the park will have eight new trees for Arbor Day. Arbor Day is Friday, April 25, 2014.
  • Birmingham library set to distribute free books and jump ropes

    Birmingham library set to distribute free books and jump ropes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:33:30 GMT
    The City of Birmingham and the Birmingham Public Library want to help people "jump" into fitness and reading this spring by distributing free jump ropes and books on Wednesday, April 23 at the Fitness Center North, 412 Abraham Woods Blvd.The move is part of a national campaign known as World Book Night, which is designed to spread the joy of reading by providing free paperback books to light readers. Books will be distributed from 12 to 12:30 p.m. at the fitness center. The library plans toco...
    The City of Birmingham and the Birmingham Public Library want to help people "jump" into fitness and reading this spring by distributing free jump ropes and books on Wednesday, April 23 at the Fitness Center North, 412 Abraham Woods Blvd.The move is part of a national campaign known as World Book Night, which is designed to spread the joy of reading by providing free paperback books to light readers. Books will be distributed from 12 to 12:30 p.m. at the fitness center. The library plans toco...
  • Chinese restaurant owner accused of firing shot at woman over egg roll appears in court

    Chinese restaurant owner accused of firing shot at woman over egg roll appears in court

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:35:00 GMT
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. -- A Birmingham business owner accused of firing a gun at customer who claimed to have found a roach in her food appeared in a Jefferson County courtroom Tuesday.
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. -- A Birmingham business owner accused of firing a gun at customer who claimed to have found a roach in her food appeared in a Jefferson County courtroom Tuesday.
  • UA students help with Katrina documentary

    UA students help with Katrina documentary

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:24:58 GMT
    A group of University of Alabama students is helping the U.S. Coast Guard on a documentary. That documentary looks at relief efforts in south Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. 
    A group of University of Alabama students is helping the U.S. Coast Guard on a documentary. That documentary looks at relief efforts in south Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. 
  • Attorney for Hoover BOE responds to statement from State Superintendent

    Attorney for Hoover BOE responds to statement from State Superintendent

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:18:54 GMT
    It would appear the lines of communication between the Hoover Board of Education and the state school superintendent aren't as open as previously reported.
    It would appear the lines of communication between the Hoover Board of Education and the state school superintendent aren't as open as previously reported.
  • Coalburg Road to close

    Coalburg Road to close

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:40:50 GMT
    A popular connector between Birmingham and I-22 will close temporarily.Crews must close Coalburg Road between I-22 and Daniel Payne Drive. It's so they can fix potholes- and also widen the road from two lanes to five.The closure could take up to eight weeks. Transportation leaders advise finding alternate routes, and allowing extra time to reach your destination.
    A popular connector between Birmingham and I-22 will close temporarily.Crews must close Coalburg Road between I-22 and Daniel Payne Drive. It's so they can fix potholes- and also widen the road from two lanes to five.The closure could take up to eight weeks. Transportation leaders advise finding alternate routes, and allowing extra time to reach your destination.
  • Search for St. Clair County boater enters its second day Monday

    Search for St. Clair County boater enters its second day Monday

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:45:36 GMT
    The search for a 48-year-old St. Clair County man on the Coosa River has entered its second day, according to authorities Monday. Riverside's mayor said the man was boating with his wife and dog Sunday afternoon when their small fishing boat capsized around 5:30 pm. The wife and dog swam to shore.Authorities searched for the missing boater Sunday night. The search resumed Monday morning. Marine Police, Riverside Police, and the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office are involved in the search.
    The search for a 48-year-old St. Clair County man on the Coosa River has entered its second day, according to authorities Monday. Riverside's mayor said the man was boating with his wife and dog Sunday afternoon when their small fishing boat capsized around 5:30 pm. The wife and dog swam to shore.Authorities searched for the missing boater Sunday night. The search resumed Monday morning. Marine Police, Riverside Police, and the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office are involved in the search.
  • One man dies in house fire

    One man dies in house fire

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:53:10 GMT
    Birmingham fire fighters had to rescue two people from a burning house this evening. The fire had engulfed a house at 7344 Paris Ave. about 9 P.M.One person has been transported to the hospital while a second person was treated at the scene.
    Birmingham fire fighters had to rescue two people from a burning house this evening. The fire had engulfed a house at 7344 Paris Ave. about 9 P.M.One person has been transported to the hospital while a second person was treated at the scene.
  • One injured after morning MAX bus accident

    One injured after morning MAX bus accident

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:38:45 GMT
    Birmingham fire and police departments are on the scene of an overturned MAX bus in Birmingham.
    Birmingham fire and police departments are on the scene of an overturned MAX bus in Birmingham.
  • Groundbreaking set for Birmingham Beltline

    Groundbreaking set for Birmingham Beltline

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:45:14 GMT
    Officials are breaking ground near Birmingham on a 52-mile road that would complete a perimeter highway around Alabama's largest metropolitan area. Gov. Robert Bentley is among the leaders expected to be on hand Monday morning at a ceremony to mark the first phase of work on the Northern Beltline.
    Officials are breaking ground near Birmingham on a 52-mile road that would complete a perimeter highway around Alabama's largest metropolitan area. Gov. Robert Bentley is among the leaders expected to be on hand Monday morning at a ceremony to mark the first phase of work on the Northern Beltline.
  • Crime Stoppers April 20: Most Wanted

    Crime Stoppers April 20: Most Wanted

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:00:16 GMT
    "I'm Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale.Each week, we're making progress in our efforts to find wanted suspects. This week, we're working hard to find these people. If you've seen them, give Crime Stoppers
    Each week, detectives are making progress in our efforts to find wanted suspects. This week, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is working hard to find these people. If you've seen them, give Crime Stoppers a call.
  • ABI investigate shooting

    ABI investigate shooting

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:11:58 GMT
    Officers investigate a shooting in the parking lot of Papa Sias Sports Grille. Helena and Pelham police were on the scene around 8:30 Saturday. 
    Officers investigate a shooting in the parking lot of Papa Sias Sports Grille. Helena and Pelham police were on the scene around 8:30 Saturday. 
  • 3 people shot in Wylam

    3 people shot in Wylam

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:52:37 GMT
    Birmingham police are on the scene of a triple shooting this afternoon in Wylam. According to police all three victims are males and have been transported to UAB hospital for treatment. At least two of the victims are reported to be in critical condition. Investigators are still trying to piece together what happened. ABC 33/40 has a crew on scene and will have more information as it becomes available.
    Birmingham police are on the scene of a triple shooting this afternoon in Wylam. According to police all three victims are males and have been transported to UAB hospital for treatment. At least two of the victims are reported to be in critical condition. Investigators are still trying to piece together what happened. ABC 33/40 has a crew on scene and will have more information as it becomes available.
  • Crime Stoppers April 19: Who took Manquel Mertez Whittsett's life?

    Crime Stoppers April 19: Who took Manquel Mertez Whittsett's life?

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:00:10 GMT
    It hasn't even been a year since a Birmingham man lost his life. The homicide happened in the summer of 2013, and police don't want to waste any more time. That's why they're calling on you to help in
    It hasn't even been a year since a Birmingham man lost his life. The homicide happened in the summer of 2013, and police don't want to waste any more time. That's why they're calling on you to help in this unsolved killing.
  • Severe erosion puts houses in Jefferson County in danger

    Severe erosion puts houses in Jefferson County in danger

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:17:30 GMT
    A Jefferson County neighborhood could slide away and people are abandoning homes hanging on the edge. Recent rain and flooding have caused problems across the metro area - from flooded homes to leaking
    A Jefferson County neighborhood could slide away and people are abandoning homes hanging on the edge.

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  • UPDATE: Promoter responds to criticism over teen "wet" and "twerk" parties

    UPDATE: Promoter responds to criticism over teen "wet" and "twerk" parties

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:58:57 GMT
    Recent parties asking teens to "freak," "twerk" and "get wet" are raising safety concerns among Birmingham City leaders.Some of the parties have been held at the Continental Ballroom and other venues for quite some time. Earlier this month, a shooting at the Continental Ballroom resulted in one teenager's injuries. City leaders, consequently, revoked the owner and party promoter's business licenses for that incident and prior complaints.But other upcoming teen parties are planned. They all ch...
    Recent parties asking teens to "freak," "twerk" and "get wet" are raising safety concerns among Birmingham City leaders.Some of the parties have been held at the Continental Ballroom and other venues for quite some time. Earlier this month, a shooting at the Continental Ballroom resulted in one teenager's injuries. City leaders, consequently, revoked the owner and party promoter's business licenses for that incident and prior complaints.But other upcoming teen parties are planned. They all ch...
  • Blount County DA cracking down on degrading social media accounts

    Blount County DA cracking down on degrading social media accounts

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:06:14 GMT
    Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey is on a mission to shut down several Instagram accounts degrading young women throughout the county. The accounts with names such as "WHORESOFBLOUNTCOUNTY" and "SLUTSOFSUSANMORE" show pictures of teenagers with degrading comments underneath. Casey said the pictures are used without the girls' permission. One site has been taken down, and Casey has asked the social media website to remove them all.
    Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey is on a mission to shut down several Instagram accounts degrading young women throughout the county. The accounts with names such as "WHORESOFBLOUNTCOUNTY" and "SLUTSOFSUSANMORE" show pictures of teenagers with degrading comments underneath. Casey said the pictures are used without the girls' permission. One site has been taken down, and Casey has asked the social media website to remove them all.
  • IndyCar drivers Power, Pagenaud enter Barber weekend with tension over Long Beach incident

    IndyCar drivers Power, Pagenaud enter Barber weekend with tension over Long Beach incident

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:00:42 GMT
    A week off did nothing to mellow the tension between Simon Pagenaud and Will Power stemming from contact between the two at Long Beach.
    A week off did nothing to mellow the tension between Simon Pagenaud and Will Power stemming from contact between the two at Long Beach.
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