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Chelsea approves U.S. 280 overlay district

CHELSEA – The Chelsea City Council approved an overlay district for U.S. 280 and Shelby County 280 (Old Hwy. 280) in the city at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Lindsay Puckett with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham said previously that the purpose of the district, which is add


PPD: Report flooded streets to help with tracking process

PELHAM – With heavy rain and storms predicted in Shelby County throughout the week, the Pelham Police Department is reminding the public to report flooded streets and to use extreme caution when approaching one.


CCHS students improving skills thanks to PEECh grant

Chilton County High School agriscience students will be gaining new equipment to hone their sanding skills in woodworking class with equipment purchased through a Partners Enhancing Education in Chilton County grant.


Helena makes list for most affordable places to buy a home

HELENA – The city of Helena has made yet another positive list, this time as one of the most affordable places to buy a home, according to SmartAsset.com. Helena made the top 10 most affordable list in Alabama and was the only city in Shelby County to be recognized, according to the study.


'Beer evangelist' Jason Wilson shares Back Forty Beer story with Hoover chamber

Jason Wilson, the founder of Back Forty Beer Co., stands in front of a photo of his 27,000-square-foot craft brewery in Gadsden, Alabama, after giving a presentation at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hoover Country Club in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.


Columbiana to highlight cattlemen with Cowboy Day, rodeo

COLUMBIANA – The city of Columbiana is set to host the 11th annual Cowboy Day on Feb. 23 and the 32nd annual Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo Feb. 22-23. Both of the events will provide visitors with an exciting experience that showcases the skill and hard work of cattlemen and will provi


Hoda Muthana not a U.S. citizen, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Hoda Muthana, the young woman who is trying to come home after she fled Alabama for ISIS, is not a U.S. Citizen, according to a report from ABC News.


Pelham ice rink to get new $122k Zamboni

PELHAM – The Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena is getting a new Zamboni after the Pelham City Council approved its purchase from All Star Arenas on Monday, Feb. 18. The $122,305 Zamboni will replace the 21-year-old one the ice arena has had since it was built. PCC facilities administrator Danny Tat


Caldwell Crossings death ruled homicide

HOOVER – The death of a man at his residence in the Caldwell Crossings neighborhood has been ruled a homicide, according to police. Arthur Grey Till Jr., 73, was pronounced deceased by emergency responders on Monday, Feb. 18, after being discovered by two friends who stopped by his residence.


President Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US

President Donald Trump is taking credit for the State Department's announcement Wednesday that an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria will not be allowed to re-enter the U.S.

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Hoover mayor gives keys to city to 'Good Samaritans' at Galleria shooting

Good Samaritans 2-28-19 (1) Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, presents keys to the city to three Gardendale High School students who rendered aid to an injured bystander on the night of the fatal shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in November. The girls, from left, are Ajah Robin


The Young Irelanders to perform at Hoover Library Theatre March 13-14

Some of the best up-and-coming traditional Irish singers, dancers and instrumentalists from Ireland are headed to the Hoover Library Theatre in March. An eight-member group called The Young Irelanders, pulled together by the Irish Cultural Academy, will be in Hoover to perform two shows on March 13-


On this day in Alabama history: Riverchase Galleria opens in Hoover

The Riverchase Galleria, Alabama’s largest enclosed shopping center, opened Feb. 19, 1986. The center contains 1.9 million square feet of total retail floor area. The style of the Riverchase Galleria was modeled after the Houston Galleria. The complex includes the two-level Galleria Mall, the 15-sto


Chelsea pastor leading Alabama Baptist State Convention

CHELSEA –Tim Cox, senior pastor at Liberty Baptist Church, is following in his father’s footsteps as president of the Alabama Baptist State Convention. In fact, when Cox was elected to the position in November 2018, he became part of the first father-son combination to serve in the position.


Pelham PD asking people to report frequent flooding areas

PELHAM, AL (WBRC) - There are some areas that seem to flood every time it rains, and Pelham police are working to identity these spots and find out why. As we continue to get more rain this week, Pelham police want you to tell them those areas you are seeing flooding.


Angel Warriors holding first responder training

ALABASTER – The Angel Warriors Foundation will work to train area first responders on handling the challenges associated with responding to a call involving a person with special needs during an upcoming event at Alabaster City Hall.


Mo Brooks: I’m ‘contemplating’ a Senate race — Says polling shows him as front-runner, but running would require ‘seismic event’

In an appearance on Birmingham’s Talk 99.5 radio on Thursday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) discussed the possibility of entering the 2020 U.S. Senate election for the seat currently occupied by Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook).


'I've changed' says ISIS recruit from Hoover now seeking refuge in US

HOOVER, Ala. . -- A Hoover woman who fled to Syria to join the terrorist group ISIS and campaign for violence in her home country pleaded to be allowed back to the United States in an interview with ABC News.

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Rural hospital closings, not border wall, is national emergency: Terri Sewell

The closings of rural hospitals in Alabama and the opioid crisis warrant national emergencies, not a border wall, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, said Thursday during a town hall meeting in Bessemer.


Police Investigating Jewelry Store Robbery

HOOVER, AL - The Hoover Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred Saturday at Jared jewelry store on Galleria Circle. The incident happened at 6:58 p.m., according to reports.