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Birmingham tried to outdo the Macy's parade in the 1960s

Birmingham's Downtown Action Committee, a band of the city's most civic minded citizens, in 1966 decided to build on the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and maybe even one up New York's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with its own "animated balloon" parade. Historian Tim Hollis writes: "What

AL.COM - 2017-11-23 16:58:00

This is what Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin is thankful for

This Thanksgiving, first and foremost, Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin is thankful for his family. During a yearlong campaign for mayor, Woodfin said his family stood by him and were patient and understanding when he couldn't attend family functions. Though Thanksgiving is just five days bef

AL.COM - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Birmingham Wow! House: Early 1900s Home in Highland Park

BIRMINGHAM, AL - This historic Highland Park home is a perfect home for entertaining. Built in 1919, it features three large bedrooms and plenty of living space. It is listed at $484,900, and combines the historic charm of the area with modern convenience.Address: 930 31st St S, Birmingham, Alabama

PATCH - 2017-11-24 15:05:16

Birmingham's Southern Museum of Flight moving to Barber Motorsports Park

Updated: 12:25 PM CST Nov 24, 2017 The Southern Museum of Flight has run out of space in Birmingham. WVTM 13's Jon Paepcke tells you about the museum's plan to move to a sprawling new facility at Barber Motorsports Park. Updated: 12:25 PM CST Nov 24, 2017 The Southern Museum of Flight has run ou

WVTM13.COM - 2017-11-24 18:25:00

Birmingham's Unemployment Rate Down Considerably From Last Year

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham has made significant improvements in its jobless rate since October 2016. The Alabama Department of Labor reported that the city's unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent for October, a huge change from the 7.5 percent jobless rate on October of last year. The Birmingham m

PATCH - 2017-11-23 15:00:00

Residents reminded to recycle used cooking oil and grease. Here's how.

Special to the Times Jefferson County CEO Tony Petelos is reminding residents to recycle their used cooking oil and grease, especially during the upcoming holiday season. "Thanksgiving is the start of the holidays which often includes meals and social gatherings with family and friends," said Petelo

BIRMINGHAMTIMES.COM - 2017-11-23 18:23:32

No charges expected in shooting of 7-year-old Birmingham girl

The weekend shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Birmingham was an accident and no charges will be filed in connection with the incident, family and police said Wednesday. Nina Smith, an Oliver Elementary School second-grader, was at her father's Gate City home Sunday afternoon with her older brothers a


Man shot in chest during argument at Birmingham restaurant

A man is in surgery at UAB Hospital following a shooting at a Birmingham restaurant on Tuesday evening, authorities said. Birmingham police said the victim and the shooter started arguing while they were waiting for food at Wendy's on Parkway East. The victim was shot in the chest and the shooter fl


Police identify 20-year-old found dead in Rolston Road home. Lethal drug overdose suspected

The sheriff's office, as well as Fenton and Linden police, were dispatched to a home in the 3500 block of Rolston Road for a DOA (dead on arrival), possibly due to an overdose of a yet-to-be disclosed substance. Deputies and police arrived at the home at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19.

TRI-COUNTY TIMES - 2017-11-24 20:59:00

Black Friday Rush: LIVE at Menards this morning

CLIO (WJRT) - (11/24/17) - The build up to Black Friday reached its crowning moment when eager consumers flooded retailers across Mid-Michigan on Friday. We caught up with shoppers a Menards in Clio on Linden Road, and we will bring you their thoughts throughout our morning newscasts. Let us know if

ABC12.COM - 2017-11-24 12:10:00

Gasoline leak in Linden getting cleaned up

Nearly three-and-a-half years after an underground gasoline leak was discovered in downtown Linden, the gas station responsible, Beacon and Bridge, is negotiating with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for activity costs incurred by the state. Linden Mayor Danielle Cusson said, "I am di

TRI-COUNTY TIMES - 2017-11-24 20:33:00

Here's what you need to know about Small Business Saturday in Oakland County

Winners of the 2016 Oakland County Small Business Saturday Holiday promotion. (photo provided) Small Business Saturday is an event that takes place on Saturday, Nov. 25 and is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. In Oakland County, Small Business Saturday was estimat

DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 05:00:00

Float designers ready for 'Fantasy of Lights'

Residents living on Lake Chemung will take a pontoon boat to the streets Friday evening. They dressed up a boat in lights and holiday decorations and will show off their creation at "Fantasy of Lights," which begins at 4 p.m. in downtown Howell. Their float is among 40 entries in the "Fantasy of Lig


Family of boy killed in fire speaks out as leaders ask for community's help

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - A family is speaking out about a boy who lost his life in a devastating fire. Twelve-year-old Marvin Carter's loved ones say he lived a life that made all of them immensely proud. "He was a very bright kid," said his aunt Nicci Woods. "Always fun-loving." Marvin died


$1000 reward offered after snow plows stolen from Beauchamp

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Michigan State Police are looking for witnesses to an early Sunday morning theft of snow plows from Beauchamp Lawn Care and Landscaping Supply. The theft of at least eight plows occurred at 872 N. Old U.S. 23 in Hartland Township sometime between 1:45-5 a.m., acc


Livingston County Habitat For Humanity Completes Homes For Three Local Families

Several local families who were in need of a new home can now look forward to spending their Thanksgiving with a roof over their heads. Homes built by Livingston County Habitat for Humanity were completed for three families just in time for the holidays. But the nonprofit organization says it's ab


Sioux Falls Police, FBI Investigating Friday Bank Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Police are investigating an armed robbery at a First National Bank branch in Sioux Falls. Police were dispatched to the bank located near the intersection of West 26th Street and South Sertoma just before noon on Friday. Police say a male wearing a United States Postal Service Un

KDLT - 2017-11-24 21:45:09

Police looking for suspect in Sioux Falls Bank Robbery

(SIOUX FALLS)- Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a bank in Sioux Falls Friday. Police say the suspect entered the First National Bank on West 26th Street just after noon. The suspect was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was hurt in the robbery.

KSFY.COM - 2017-11-24 22:29:00

Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Offers "Black Furiday" Adoption Special

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A lot of local families got a little bigger today thanks to the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. Black cats can often be trickier to adopt since they don't stand out in their shadowy kennels the same way that white or orange cats do. The Humane Society is offering a special for B

KDLT - 2017-11-24 23:29:06

Holiday shopping season officially begins in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. As people are winding down from having their Thanksgiving meal, retailers across the United States are gearing up for shoppers and Sioux Falls is no exception. Officials at the Empire Mall say are expecting to see recording breaking holiday shopping numbers. They expect hundreds o

KSFY.COM - 2017-11-24 06:45:00