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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.

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Parson baseball team launches Underwood era

The Snead State Community College baseball team opened its 2019 season by losing to Mineral Area College 10-7 on Feb. 1 and 10-5 on Feb. 2 at Plunkett Field. The Parsons fell to host Itawamba (Mississippi) Community College 3-2 and 8-4 in a Feb. 9 doubleheader.

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Trial set for Helena couple charged with aggravated child abuse

COLUMBIANA – A Helena couple charged with aggravated family child abuse after allegedly torturing, willfully abusing and maltreating their 14-year-old adopted son are set to stand trial on the charges in early April, according to scheduling documents filed in Shelby County Circuit Court.

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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.

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Keys to the city presented for heroics following Hoover shooting

HOOVER –Thanksgiving Day 2018 will be remembered in Hoover for tragedy, with a man killed by a Hoover police officer, but the situation also produced inspiration. Ajah Robinson, Anthonia Anwah and Aiyana Hines were presented with keys to the city by Mayor Frank Brocato at the Hoover City Council mee

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ALEA investigating homicide inside Jefferson County jailhouse

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has been called in to investigate a homicide inside a Jefferson County jailhouse. Ledarius Peterson was found unresponsive in his jail cell Tuesday night. Peterson was jailed for the 2017 homicide of Shunoah Turner of Hoover.

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FIRST ALERT: A wet, stormy afternoon for many; flooding top concern

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - We continue to track heavy rainfall shifting eastward. Storms are moving northeast with time and will produce locally heavy rainfall that could result in flooding. A flood watch remains in effect through Friday morning. There is also a small chance that a storm could grow to

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Lady Bucs avenge last year's loss, advance to final four

JACKSONVILLE — The road to redemption continues. Exactly one year after its season ended to the same team in the same round, the Hoover High School girls basketball team routed Sparkman 73-45 on Wednesday morning at Pete Mathews Coliseum. The win allows the Lady Bucs to advance to the state final fo

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Vestavia Hills sets new storm water regulations for developers

A new effort in Vestavia Hills is aimed at both protecting the Cahaba river and preventing flooding in new developments. The city changed its storm water regulations for developers, in a plan that follows criteria set by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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For Sale: Brick Home In North Lake Neighborhood Of Greystone

HOOVER, AL - Come see this lovely brick home in the gated North Lake neighborhood of Greystone. This three bedroom home is located in a great community that includes a pool, tennis courts and lake access.

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Vestavia Hills businesses brace for potential flooding

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (WIAT) -- Flooding is not uncommon in parts of Vestavia Hills, and business owners are bracing for the possibility that it could happen again this week. Heavy rain is creating the potential for flooding later this week, and people who run businesses in the area near Vestavia Bow

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Helena officials bringing Compact 2020 into schools

HELENA, AL (WBRC) - Keeping students safe and drug free is a top priority for Helena city leaders. That’s why they made the decision to add a special officer in their schools. Essentially this means more eyes watching out for your kids.

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Hoover will celebrate Arbor Day on March 2

HOOVER –The 21st annual Hoover Arbor Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 2, presented by the Hoover Beautification Board. The community-wide celebration will feature a formal ceremony honoring winners of this year’s Fourth Grade Arbor Day Essay Contest, free trees for Hoover residents, a

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Two Alabama Baptists named to 2019 SBC Committee on Committees

BIRMINGHAM — Two Alabama Baptists were named to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) 2019 Committee on Committees. Terrence Jones, pastor of Strong Tower at Washington Park, Montgomery, and Whitney Alexander, member and lay leader of First Baptist Church, Gadsden, were named to the committee by S

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On this day in Alabama history: Thunderbolts began lone season

The Birmingham Thunderbolts took to the field Feb. 21, 2001, for the first time. The team was part of the XFL’s single season in 2001. They played at Legion Field under head coach Gerry Dinardo and went 2-8 with an average of 13.1 points per game scored and 20.2 points per game allowed. The team pla

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WOMEN PREVIEW: ALBION TAKE ON HIGH-FLYNG BIRMINGH

Brighton & Hove Albion return to FA Women’s Super League action following a ten-day break this evening, when they face Birmingham City at The People’s Pension Stadium, kick-off 7.45pm.

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Eagle Scout honored for flag retirement project

Prince of Peace Fourth Degree Knight Ben Chambless presented Eagle Scout and parishioner Joe Carter with Assembly 2507's patriotic service award on Jan. 28. Joe was honored for the U.S. flag retirement boxes he built and installed at POP and two other Hoover locations as his Eagle Scout project.

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Spain Park, Chelsea split opening day games

HOOVER – Playing in an opening day tournament at Spain Park High School featuring three teams, the Spain Park Jaguars and Chelsea Hornets were both able to split two games to start the season 1-1. The Jags lost their opener to Prattville before taking down Chelsea in their second game, while the Hor

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Bob and Weave: New Homewood Gym Provides a Different Workout Experience

A new boutique boxing gym opened its doors on 18th Street in Homewood this month, and co-owner Lindsey Miller said people should expect it to deliver a workout that is different from any they’ve done before.

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Helena-Pelham soccer programs teaming up to benefit Two-by-Two Animal Rescue

HELENA – A few seasons ago, the Helena High School soccer program joined together with crosstown rival Pelham to create a unique rivalry, while at the same time benefitting local charities using ticket sales, T-shirt sales and more.

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