Decreasing clouds later Wednesday; otherwise cool, cloudy

Spotty showers remain possible, but drier air filters in from the north later today causing showers to fade and skies to clear.
Hiring for seasonal jobs might be more difficult this year
Birmingham police investigating shooting in Pratt City
  Sumiton PD: One in custody, another wanted in triple shooting
Behind the Front: The dangers of flying in severe weather
Hiring for seasonal jobs might be more difficult this year

LOCAL HEADLINES

SC professor helps with baby in classroom after student couldn’t find childcare
A Columbia College professor is getting a lot of praise online after the school posted photos of her going above and beyond to help a student who needed to be in class on Wednesday.
District Attorney’s office working to solve cases after Brighton PD’s evidence issues
Jefferson County District Attorney working to solve cold cases after Brighton Police evidence issues.
Sumiton PD: One in custody, another wanted in triple shooting
Authorities have confirmed that a shooting in Sumiton has left two people wounded and one person dead Tuesday afternoon.
Smithfield homicide suspect charged with Capital Murder
B’ham police asking for help identifying suspect
Gov. Ivey’s doctor refutes stroke report

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp apologizes for ad that mistakenly identified women as sexual assault survivors

Heitkamp says she's working on an internal investigation to find out how the mistake was made.

The Latest: First lady sees newborn victims of opioid crisis

First lady Melania Trump is touring an intensive care unit at a Philadelphia hospital to learn about the care being given to newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal

SPORTS

Schedule for Sideline - October 19, 2018

EAST ALABAMA

Etowah Co. woman charged with arson and burglary
Piedmont minor arrested for bomb threat

EDITORIALS

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Editorial: Just Do-nate It
Editorial: Shame shame
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