Investigation into JeffCo Public Defender after claims of ‘racially hostile’ workplace

On Thursday morning, a three-member fact-finding panel is due to investigate claims that the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office runs what some employees call a “racially hostile” workplace.

Police: Baby survived by ‘grace of God’ when parents died of carbon monoxide poisoning

In parts of the house where the family was found, investigators’ sensors showed the levels of carbon monoxide had reached more than twice the amount considered deadly.
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Mother arrested after newborn found dead in trash can at Amazon warehouse

The 22-year-old told police she didn’t know she was pregnant and panicked after giving birth then hid the newborn in the trash.


  Brock’s Gap Intermediate School offering help to furloughed families

Commissioners agree to buy land for future expansion of Tuscaloosa County Jail

February to be recognized as Career Technical Education Month in Tuscaloosa County

Construction of new tunnel at Talladega Superspeedway on schedule

  ALDOT working to make adjustments for better 59/20 detour flow

At ALDOT, they are pleased with the overall results so far. But they realize there are some issues keeping traffic flowing on their main detour route and they plan to address that problem.
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Jennie-O to donate $25,000 in reward money to Jayme Closs

Hormel Foods and Jennie-O say they’ll donate the $25,000 they had offered in reward money for information leading to Jayme Closs directly to the 13-year-old girl.

  Meet the Texas construction company that has 14 months to compete I-59/20 bridge project

Drivers not happy with I-59/20 bridge delays

Jackson-Olin High School becomes football recruiting hotbed

Former Auburn running back ‘Cadillac’ Williams returning to the Plains

  Coach Steve Sills “Doing Good” at Homewood Middle School

Four ways to protect your personal data

Juvenile from Madison Co. charged with making threat to Thompson High School

Behind the Front: Fake Winter Weather Posts

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  5 dead after shooting at SunTrust bank in Florida

Sebring police officials say 21-year-old Zephen Xaver called dispatch around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday and reported that he had fired shots.


  Construction of new tunnel at Talladega Superspeedway on schedule

  High school track athletes march in unity to honor Dr. King


  BJCC offers maps to navigate bridge closure

BPD Officer’s road to recovery goes beyond physical wounds

FIRST ALERT: A mild and windy start with showers Wednesday

Leeds voters reject property tax increase for education, city upgrades

  Hoover elementary school helps students, families displaced in apartment fire

Eleven students at one Hoover elementary school are now without a place to call home after an apartment fire Sunday.
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  Nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman who gave birth

Investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland on one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse.

  First day for drivers after bridge demolition begins

Gadsden voters choose to elect school board members

Union president not optimistic about new bills to end government shutdown

Former Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey has died


  Construction of new tunnel at Talladega Superspeedway on schedule

  Gadsden voters choose to elect school board members

  MLK breakfast attracts capacity crowd in Anniston

  Veoride bikeshare program kicks off in Calhoun County


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