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City Council to get update on education in Birmingham

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The Birmingham City Council is hosting a lunch meeting with the Birmingham Board of Education to discuss the current state and direction of the Birmingham City Schools. The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Regions Bank in the Executive Dining Room."We want to make sure that as a council we are engaged in all aspects of development for our city," Council President Jonathan Austin said. "It is very important that are continually updated on areas such ...

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Exclusive: Birmingham beats out Miami for DOT conference Video included

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ABC 33/40 has learned that the City of Birmingham beat out Miami for a DOT conference. A date for the conference has yet to be scheduled but hosting such an event gives the city an opportunity to solicit federal funding for transportation projects throughout the metro. Count on us to pass along any new information as soon as we get it.

Caregiver charged with physically abusing nursing home patient in Hoover Video included

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Hoover police have charged a former caregiver at South Haven Health and Rehab with physically abusing an 80 year old patient.

Brighton man captured in stolen car in Center Point

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Jefferson County Deputies attempted to stop a black Cadillac on Center Point Parkway near 20th Avenue NW for a traffic violation just before 4pm Thursday afternoon. A check of the tag showed the car had been reported stolen to the Birmingham Police Department.

UAB awarded $19.31 million to lead national study on chronic hypertension in pregnancy Video included

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecologyand the Department of Biostatisticshave been awarded a $19.31 million grant by the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute .According to University Officials, The funding will go towards the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever undertaken. The Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy Project (CHAP) is a multicenter, randomized trial which will enroll between 4,700 and...

Police officer, 2 others injured in 2-vehicle crash in downtown Birmingham

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It happened near 3rd Avenue North and 11th Street North in Birmingham.

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  • East Birmingham mother of three pleading for help

    East Birmingham mother of three pleading for help

    East Birmingham mother of three pleading for help

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:35:20 GMT
    Whitney Taggart never thought she and her three children would be in this predicament since moving to Birmingham. Taggart doesn't have a job. Her house suffered damage due to a fire earlier this month. Weeks after the flames, the electricity still doesn't work and there's no running water.
    Whitney Taggart never thought she and her three children would be in this predicament since moving to Birmingham. Taggart doesn't have a job. Her house suffered damage due to a fire earlier this month. Weeks after the flames, the electricity still doesn't work and there's no running water.
  • Free will preparation

    Free will preparation

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:06:47 GMT
    A nonprofit Birmingham law firm will prepare wills free of charge for those who qualify. Legal Services Alabama will do this at three libraries in the Magic City. 
    A nonprofit Birmingham law firm will prepare wills free of charge for those who qualify. Legal Services Alabama will do this at three libraries in the Magic City. 
  • Law enforcement ready to push water safety during Labor Day weekend

    Law enforcement ready to push water safety during Labor Day weekend

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:13:22 GMT
    A young man drowned in Cleburne County Wednesday at Cheaha Lake. The emergency situation encouraged ABC 33/40 to looking into water safety. Law enforcement is thinking safety as we head into the unofficial last weekend of the summer.
    A young man drowned in Cleburne County Wednesday at Cheaha Lake. The emergency situation encouraged ABC 33/40 to looking into water safety. Law enforcement is thinking safety as we head into the unofficial last weekend of the summer.
  • What's up with that? Status of Birmingham's bond referendum and roads

    What's up with that? Status of Birmingham's bond referendum and roads

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:01:25 GMT
    In ABC 33/40's daily "What's Up with That Post" on Facebook, a viewer asked about the bumpy conditions on some of Birmingham's roads.
    In ABC 33/40's daily "What's Up with That Post" on Facebook, a viewer asked about the bumpy conditions on some of Birmingham's roads.
  • Pelham High School to make $310K in landscape improvements

    Pelham High School to make $310K in landscape improvements

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:23:56 GMT
    Pelham High SchoolPelham High School
    Curb appeal is on the mind of Pelham City School leaders. That's why they're looking to spend more than $300,000 for landscaping at Pelham High School. The hillside along Bearden Road is going to be transformed. Soon, pine trees and other shrubbery will be planted. There's going to be a new drainage system for irrigation. Also a new sign for the school. The idea, is to make a good first impression to those who drive by the school. "It's pretty easy to at first glance say, 310,000 dollars t...
    Curb appeal is on the mind of Pelham City School leaders. That's why they're looking to spend more than $300,000 for landscaping at Pelham High School. The hillside along Bearden Road is going to be transformed. Soon, pine trees and other shrubbery will be planted. There's going to be a new drainage system for irrigation. Also a new sign for the school. The idea, is to make a good first impression to those who drive by the school. "It's pretty easy to at first glance say, 310,000 dollars t...
  • BJCC releases new parking plan before closing of spaces under I-20/59 bridge

    BJCC releases new parking plan before closing of spaces under I-20/59 bridge

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:33:16 GMT
    The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex has released its new parking plan ahead of the September 2 closing of some 400 parking spaces under the downtown I-20/59 bridges, ABC 33/40 has learned.
    The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex has released its new parking plan ahead of the September 2 closing of some 400 parking spaces under the downtown I-20/59 bridges, ABC 33/40 has learned.
  • Warrior woman accused of stealing over $200,000 from employer, Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates

    Warrior woman accused of stealing over $200,000 from employer, Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:26:57 GMT
    Hoover police arrested a Warrior woman Tuesday on charges she stole over $200,000 from her employer in Birmingham.
    Hoover police arrested a Warrior woman Tuesday on charges she stole over $200,000 from her employer in Birmingham.
  • Birmingham Mayor to leave Friday for Ferguson

    Birmingham Mayor to leave Friday for Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:45:59 GMT
    Birmingham Mayor William Bell will travel to Friday to Ferguson, Missouri, ABC 33/40 has learned.
    Birmingham Mayor William Bell will travel to Friday to Ferguson, Missouri, ABC 33/40 has learned.
  • Stay safe on the roads this Labor Day weekend

    Stay safe on the roads this Labor Day weekend

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:44:55 GMT
    State law enforcement wants you to stay safe during the extended holiday weekend. Officers across the state will be "highly visible," some of them in unmarked vehicles."
    State law enforcement wants you to stay safe during the extended holiday weekend. Officers across the state will be "highly visible," some of them in unmarked vehicles."
  • Calera Police investigating break-in at Radio Shack

    Calera Police investigating break-in at Radio Shack

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:55:04 GMT
    Calera police are working at burglary at the Radio Shack on Supercenter Drive.
    Calera police are working at burglary at the Radio Shack on Supercenter Drive.
  • Adger wildfire burns 100 acres, low humidity raises concern for fire danger

    Adger wildfire burns 100 acres, low humidity raises concern for fire danger

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:34:39 GMT
    The State Forestry Commission is watching a wildfire in a wooded area in Adger, but no buildings are currently in its path.  
    The State Forestry Commission is watching a wildfire in a wooded area in Adger, but no buildings are currently in its path.  
  • Polling concerns on election day in Bessemer

    Polling concerns on election day in Bessemer

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:15:09 GMT
    Not everyone is happy with the way election day started Tuesday morning in Bessemer.Some polling places didn't open on time and one candidate now wants the state to investigate.
    Not everyone is happy with the way election day started Tuesday morning in Bessemer.Some polling places didn't open on time and one candidate now wants the state to investigate.
  • Miles College to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Bernard Williams

    Miles College to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Bernard Williams

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:32:57 GMT
    Miles College has announced that there will be a Memorial Service to pay tribute to choir director, Dr. Bernard Williams, who passed away last Friday. The service will take place on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5:00p.m., on the campus of Miles College in front of the George T. French, Jr. Student Activity Center.The college issue the following statement about Dr. Williams:The Miles College family mourns the death of devoted and beloved choir director, Dr. Bernard Williams, who passed away on...
    Miles College has announced that there will be a Memorial Service to pay tribute to choir director, Dr. Bernard Williams, who passed away last Friday. The service will take place on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5:00p.m., on the campus of Miles College in front of the George T. French, Jr. Student Activity Center.The college issue the following statement about Dr. Williams:The Miles College family mourns the death of devoted and beloved choir director, Dr. Bernard Williams, who passed away on...
  • Birmingham retirees will pay 30 percent more for health insurance

    Birmingham retirees will pay 30 percent more for health insurance

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:34:33 GMT
    It will cost some of Birmingham's former city employees more money for healthcare. The city's retired workers will see a double-digit increase on their insurance premiums next month. The rates will go up 30%.
    It will cost some of Birmingham's former city employees more money for healthcare. The city's retired workers will see a double-digit increase on their insurance premiums next month. The rates will go up 30%.
  • Commissioner Carrington wants to change the way EMA does business

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:55:43 GMT
    A new fight is brewing for the Jefferson County EMA Board. The board is under fire and review by the District Attorney for allowing a vintage fire truck organization to use a warehouse paid for by taxpayer dollars .Commission President David Carrington proposed a resolution Tuesday that would change the way the EMA does business.
    A new fight is brewing for the Jefferson County EMA Board. The board is under fire and review by the District Attorney for allowing a vintage fire truck organization to use a warehouse paid for by taxpayer dollars .Commission President David Carrington proposed a resolution Tuesday that would change the way the EMA does business.
  • Birmingham man who made pipe bomb out of air bag canisters sentenced to 10 years in prison

    Birmingham man who made pipe bomb out of air bag canisters sentenced to 10 years in prison

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:45:53 GMT
    Federal prosecutors say a man who made a pipe bomb out of air bag canisters has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    Federal prosecutors say a man who made a pipe bomb out of air bag canisters has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  • Back to Work 50+ classes available at Jefferson State

    Back to Work 50+ classes available at Jefferson State

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:42:18 GMT
    AARP Foundation and Jefferson State are offering classes to help update skills and train for jobs for those over 50.
    AARP Foundation and Jefferson State are offering classes to help update skills and train for jobs for those over 50.
  • Law enforcement officers discuss getting military equipment from government

    Law enforcement officers discuss getting military equipment from government

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:49:34 GMT
    Continued criticism of 'heavily-armed' police officers in Ferguson, Missouri has convinced the President Barack Obama to look into how military gear is issued to local law enforcement. Local agencies have access to the gear using grants.
    Continued criticism of 'heavily-armed' police officers in Ferguson, Missouri has convinced the President Barack Obama to look into how military gear is issued to local law enforcement. Local agencies have access to the gear using grants.
  • Memorial service for Dr. Williams at Miles College

    Memorial service for Dr. Williams at Miles College

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:52:13 GMT
    Miles College choir director Dr. Bernard Williams died last Friday. Miles College will hold a memorial service to pay tribute to Williams.
    Miles College choir director Dr. Bernard Williams died last Friday. Miles College will hold a memorial service to pay tribute to Williams.
  • State delays shutdown of Birmingham parking area

    State delays shutdown of Birmingham parking area

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:44:51 GMT
    The state is delaying plans to shut down prime parking spots near Birmingham's civic center, but only briefly.
    The state is delaying plans to shut down prime parking spots near Birmingham's civic center, but only briefly.
  • Fire truck storage in a county building - now in the hands of a district attorney

    Fire truck storage in a county building - now in the hands of a district attorney

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:29:44 GMT
    County leaders are looking at legal action over fire trucks in an EMA warehouse.  
    County leaders are looking at legal action over fire trucks in an EMA warehouse.  
  • Pop-up retail helping businesses and urban revitalization

    Pop-up retail helping businesses and urban revitalization

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:01:07 GMT
    The Sidewalk Film Festival gave people something extra to see.Pop-up retail appeared at theevent for the first time helping spotlight businesses and showcase vacant space.REV Birmingham has seen great success with pop up retail, especially during the film fest.The strategyis a tool for urban revitalization. But, it's also helping jump start businesses.The Shaw familypacked up their new business venture "Magic City Sweet Ice" Monday after a successful weekend at the annual Sidewalk Film Festiv...
    The Sidewalk Film Festival gave people something extra to see.Pop-up retail appeared at theevent for the first time helping spotlight businesses and showcase vacant space.REV Birmingham has seen great success with pop up retail, especially during the film fest.The strategyis a tool for urban revitalization. But, it's also helping jump start businesses.The Shaw familypacked up their new business venture "Magic City Sweet Ice" Monday after a successful weekend at the annual Sidewalk Film Festiv...
  • UAB launches e-Medicine online service to diagnose, prescribe medicine

    UAB launches e-Medicine online service to diagnose, prescribe medicine

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:07:40 GMT
    Getting a diagnosis when you're sick can be as easy as clicking a mouse. The University of Alabama at Birmingham launched its e-medicine website Monday. Doctors can diagnose patients, give recommendations for over the counter medicines and even write prescriptions.
    Getting a diagnosis when you're sick can be as easy as clicking a mouse. The University of Alabama at Birmingham launched its e-medicine website Monday. Doctors can diagnose patients, give recommendations for over the counter medicines and even write prescriptions.
  • AHA wants to make it harder for young people to get e-cigarettes

    AHA wants to make it harder for young people to get e-cigarettes

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:33:25 GMT
    The American Heart Association is calling for new regulations to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of young people. It also wants more research to be done about the impact on health.
    The American Heart Association is calling for new regulations to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of young people. It also wants more research to be done about the impact on health.
  • UPS, pilots' union barred from air crash probe

    UPS, pilots' union barred from air crash probe

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:36:57 GMT
    Boxes and pieces of wreckage scatter the field where UPS Flight 1354 crashed in August 2013. (abc3340.com)Boxes and pieces of wreckage scatter the field where UPS Flight 1354 crashed in August 2013. (abc3340.com)
    A federal accident board has told UPS and its pilots' union they can no longer participate in the agency's investigation of a crash that killed two of the cargo shipper's pilots.
    A federal accident board has told UPS and its pilots' union they can no longer participate in the agency's investigation of a crash that killed two of the cargo shipper's pilots.
  • Hit and Run suspect turns himself in to police

    Hit and Run suspect turns himself in to police

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:27:27 GMT
    According to The Birmingham Police Department, the suspect in a fatal hit and run accident that occurred on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at approximately midnight has turned himself into the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
    According to The Birmingham Police Department, the suspect in a fatal hit and run accident that occurred on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at approximately midnight has turned himself into the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
  • ALDOT working on overpass near the BJCC

    ALDOT working on overpass near the BJCC

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:34:06 GMT
    The spaces under the Interstate 20/59 overpass near the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center will be blocked off Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
    The spaces under the Interstate 20/59 overpass near the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center will be blocked off Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
  • Youth March for Peace

    Youth March for Peace

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:57:07 GMT
    Recent fatal shootings along with the one in Ferguson, Missouri prompted members of several Birmingham organizations to join with hundreds of young people to march for peace. The 1000 youth march and fun day really focused on the children. People met at Parker High School and marched to East Thomas Park to encourage peace.
    Recent fatal shootings along with the one in Ferguson, Missouri prompted members of several Birmingham organizations to join with hundreds of young people to march for peace. The 1000 youth march and fun day really focused on the children. People met at Parker High School and marched to East Thomas Park to encourage peace.
  • Shelby County man pleads guilty to charges from 2012 high speed chase

    Shelby County man pleads guilty to charges from 2012 high speed chase

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:58:05 GMT
    Courtney Sherrod Kennedy of Maylene has plead guilty to charges from a 2012 high speed chase that injured an Alabaster police officer. He'll now serve three years of probation.
    Courtney Sherrod Kennedy of Maylene has plead guilty to charges from a 2012 high speed chase that injured an Alabaster police officer. He'll now serve three years of probation.
  • Birmingham airport use is up

    Birmingham airport use is up

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:25:04 GMT
    An industry trade group expects more people to fly over the coming Labor Day weekend. "Airlines for America" says about 14-million will take to the skies. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is also seeing more travelers for the entire summer.
    An industry trade group expects more people to fly over the coming Labor Day weekend. "Airlines for America" says about 14-million will take to the skies. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is also seeing more travelers for the entire summer.
  • Nearly 14,000 Alabamians waiting on state tax refunds

    Nearly 14,000 Alabamians waiting on state tax refunds

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-08-24 02:16:18 GMT
    Nearly 14,000 Alabamians are still waiting to get overdue tax refunds. Alabama's Revenue Commissioner blames the delay on a computer system designed to catch thieves.The delay is a bad thing for some taxpayers, but state leaders believe the delay is worth it.
    Nearly 14,000 Alabamians are still waiting to get overdue tax refunds. Alabama's Revenue Commissioner blames the delay on a computer system designed to catch thieves.The delay is a bad thing for some taxpayers, but state leaders believe the delay is worth it.
  • Vestavia Hills schools launch new drug testing program

    Vestavia Hills schools launch new drug testing program

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:31:52 GMT
    Hundreds of parents are taking a step to make sure their child says no to drugs. Vestavia Hills middle and high schools have launched a drug testing program.
    Hundreds of parents are taking a step to make sure their child says no to drugs. Vestavia Hills middle and high schools have launched a drug testing program.
  • Jefferson County deputies hold bone marrow drive to help one of their own

    Jefferson County deputies hold bone marrow drive to help one of their own

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:36:58 GMT
    The Jefferson County's Sheriff's Office is seeking help for one of its own.  
    The Jefferson County's Sheriff's Office is seeking help for one of its own.  
  • JefCoEd taps new deputy superintendent

    JefCoEd taps new deputy superintendent

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:06:50 GMT
    A top administrator in the Birmingham City Schools system is taking on a new role with a new school district.
    A top administrator in the Birmingham City Schools system is taking on a new role with a new school district.
  • Crime Stoppers 8-17: Most Wanted

    Crime Stoppers 8-17: Most Wanted

    Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian shares this week's most wanted.
    Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian shares this week's most wanted.
  • Vestavia Hills family discuss son’s heroin overdose death in “Help the Hills” program

    Vestavia Hills family discuss son’s heroin overdose death in “Help the Hills” program

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:30:02 GMT
    Over the last six years, at least four Vestavia Hills High School graduates have died during college as a result of drug overdoses. The drugs involved were heroin and other opiates. Now, the community wants to save lives and prevent future drug deaths.
    Over the last six years, at least four Vestavia Hills High School graduates have died during college as a result of drug overdoses. The drugs involved were heroin and other opiates. Now, the community wants to save lives and prevent future drug deaths.
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  • Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

    Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:20:07 GMT
    Tony Stewart should be back in his comfort zone at a NASCAR track, ready for racing.
    Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of...
  • Fire danger rises for Labor Day weekend

    Fire danger rises for Labor Day weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:59:40 GMT
    Our recent dry weather has created the perfect conditions for fire danger. 
    Our recent dry weather has created the perfect conditions for fire danger. 
  • City Council to get update on education in Birmingham

    City Council to get update on education in Birmingham

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:55:45 GMT
    The Birmingham City Council is hosting a lunch meeting with the Birmingham Board of Education to discuss the current state and direction of the Birmingham City Schools. The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Regions Bank in the Executive Dining Room."We want to make sure that as a council we are engaged in all aspects of development for our city," Council President Jonathan Austin said. "It is very important that are continually updated on areas such ...
    The Birmingham City Council is hosting a lunch meeting with the Birmingham Board of Education to discuss the current state and direction of the Birmingham City Schools. The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Regions Bank in the Executive Dining Room."We want to make sure that as a council we are engaged in all aspects of development for our city," Council President Jonathan Austin said. "It is very important that are continually updated on areas such ...
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