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Shopping alternatives: hiking, biking, laser tag, yard work

For some people, finding those cherished Black Friday bargains among a flock of sleepy and hungry fellow shoppers is entertaining. The thrill of the hunt and making new friends along the way has become a tradition for many. But for those who want to avoid the stores, long lines, disappointments and

DECATUR DAILY - 2017-11-23 06:05:00

Suspicious package shuts down Jack's in Parrish

Daily Mountain Eagle PARRISH - The Jack's Family Restaurant in Parrish was evacuated for over an hour Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious package was reported in the restaurant's parking lot. Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood confirmed Wednesday that the device, found attached to a metal fence n


Oakman to host communityChristmas tree lighting, parade

OAKMAN - The Town of Oakman is preparing for their inaugural Christmas tree lighting and annual parade, and they're seeking the help of community ... This item is available in full to subscribers. From left to right, community member James "Cowboy" Edmonds, Oakman Town Clerk Lisa Lockhart and Oakma


Man killed in I-59 crash now identified

Authorities have released the name of a man killed Monday night in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 59 in Birmingham. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Derrick Dewayne Greene. He was 41, and lived in Birmingham. The wreck happened in the northbound lanes near the Opo


3 killed in I-459 head-on crash when motorist drives wrong way on interstate

Three people were killed early Friday morning in a head-on crash on Interstate 459 in Bessemer. The crash happened between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. near Morgan Road. Bessemer Police Chief Mike Roper said police started receiving calls about a motorist traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Int

AL.COM - 2017-11-24 15:09:21

Man, 60, dead in Bessemer shooting; police say killing appears justifiable

A 60-year-old Bessemer twice convicted of robbery was shot to death Wednesday morning in what authorities say could have been yet another holdup. Bessemer police identified the man Jerry Wayne Clements. Court records show he was convicted of robbery in 1986 and 1998. Bessemer officers were dispatche

AL.COM - 2017-11-22 22:20:18

Woman injured in Friday-morning Birmingham shooting

An investigation is underway after a woman was shot Friday morning in Woodlawn. The victim was driven by private vehicle to UAB Hospital where she is being treated for what is believed to be a gunshot wound to the leg. The extent of her injury wasn't immediately known. Birmingham police said the cit

AL.COM - 2017-11-24 18:08:44

Thanksgiving night fight shuts down Alabama's largest mall 40 minutes early

Shoppers getting an early start on Black Friday deals had their Thanksgiving trek to the Riverchase Galleria cut short when fights broke out in the mall. Hoover police and firefighters responded to the shopping center after 11 p.m. on at least one fight in a store on the mall's second floor. Reports

AL.COM - 2017-11-24 06:58:58

Mall, Fairfield police step up security ahead of holiday shopping season

FAIRFIELD - A pair of recent shootings outside of the Solano Town Center mall have raised some concern over safety ahead of the holiday shopping season, but mall officials and the Fairfield Police Department hope to allay fears with ramped-up security. Police and mall officials said Wednesday the in

DAILY REPUBLIC - 2017-11-23 10:08:59

Everything Ebenezer: Fairfield man plays Scrooge in Oakland Temple Hill musical

Chris Pedersen is pictured from the 2016 production of "Scrooge." FAIRFIELD - Solano County theater-goers know Chris Pedersen from Fairfield Civic Theatre and Solano College Theatre productions. He took home an Arty award in 2000 for his portrayal of Colonel Pickering in "My Fair Lady." Pedersen ret

DAILY REPUBLIC - 2017-11-24 11:44:25

Suspect vehicle related to Fairfield shooting found in Vacaville

About eight patrol cars Wednesday afternoon flew down Brown Street in Vacaville, signaling a possible break in a Fairfield case involving the shooting Monday of one victim. In that case, a man was shot in his sport utility vehicle in the parking lot at Solano Town Center around 4:30 p.m. Monday. Of


Police arrest teen suspect in Fairfield mall shooting

FAIRFIELD - Police have arrested a 16-year-old Sacramento teen in connection with a shooting Monday afternoon at the Solano Town Center mall that left one person seriously injured. The teen's arrest was announced shortly after 12:15 a.m. Thursday. He was arrested Wednesday night and booked into juve

DAILY REPUBLIC - 2017-11-23 08:42:15

Trial for Fairfield man shot by nephew he's suspected of molesting pushes to 2018

Jose Gustavo Ortega Reyes FAIRFIELD - A Fairfield man who was shot in 2013 by a nephew he's accused of sexually abusing when the gunman was a child - a nephew who was later shot and killed in Vacaville - was in court briefly Tuesday. Jose G. Reyes, 44, had his jury trial, scheduled to start next wee


Sale of Fairfield property could generate $8M to taxing agencies

FAIRFIELD - A change allowing commercial use of 35 acres at the Green Valley Corporate Park won City Council approval again Tuesday. The amendment to the agreement between the city and H.J. Shein Inc., master developer of the Green Valley Corporate Park, returned to the council after a state agency


Absent council members prompt hearing delay on Fairfield water rate hike

FAIRFIELD - A public hearing on proposed water rate increases the city describes as adding about $1 per month for the average residential customer was continued Tuesday because only three City Council members were present. Four votes are necessary for the council to act. The City Council will take u

DAILY REPUBLIC - 2017-11-23 04:25:43

Fairfield Police Investigate Shooting On Travis Blvd.

SOLANO COUNTY, CA - A victim suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting late Monday afternoon in Fairfield, according to police. At 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1300 block of Travis Boulevard. At the scene, officers found evidence of a shooting in a parking lo

PATCH - 2017-11-23 00:25:51

Two men dead in Anaheim Hills head-on collision after police pursuit

ANAHEIM - Two men died Thursday afternoon when their car crossed into opposing traffic and collided with another vehicle during a police pursuit, authorities said. At 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, deputies responded to the 19000 block of Ridgeview Road in Villa Park after receiving a call about "a s

OCREGISTER - 2017-11-23 23:29:23

How a Deadly Pier and 600 Extras Brought 'Dunkirk's' WWII to Life

Production designers also share the "brutal" approach to 'Blade Runner 2049's' futuristic setting and how 'Beauty and the Beast's' neglected castle was created. Courtesy of Warner Bros. This story first appeared in the Nov. 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, clic

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - 2017-11-24 18:30:00

Peter Baldwin, Actor and Emmy-Winning TV Director, Dies at 86

He learned from Vittorio De Sica and worked on 'The Mary Tyler Moore,' 'The Partridge Family' and 'The Wonder Years,' helming hundreds of episodes in all. Peter Baldwin, an actor turned prolific Emmy-winning TV director with credits including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Sanford and Son, Murphy Brow

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - 2017-11-24 21:27:00

I told my mother-in-law I'd plan an L.A. architecture tour for her 80th birthday. But what buildings to choose?

My wife's mother, Mary Ellen, is an upbeat, tireless and very practical woman, for many decades a Bay Area resident but by birth a Hoosier (and Midwestern to the core). When she has a birthday coming up she'll sometimes send me and my wife a list of suggested presents. Over the years the list has in

LA TIMES - 2017-11-24 16:00:00