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Celebrating Christmas and Community at the West End Branch Library
west end branch hosting free Christmas Musical
Published December 10, 2019 at 5:19 PM
Sending Holiday Mail? Get to the post office early!
Birmingham postmaster has advice for making sure your holiday greetings arrive safe and on time
Published December 10, 2019 at 4:42 PM
Jefferson County special needs students dance and play the day away at Jingle Bell Rock
Elementary school students with special needs from Jefferson County Schools will participate in a day of fun at “Jingle Bell Rock"
Published December 4, 2019 at 5:17 PM
Study finds permanent hair dye and straighteners increase risk for breast cancer
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products.
Published December 4, 2019 at 5:01 PM
Proposed Zoning changes for downtown Homewood
City of homewood considering zoning changes
Published December 2, 2019 at 5:26 PM
Showing Gratitude: Army Veteran in Fairfield gets a new roof
He served our country. Now it's our turn. Habitat for Humanity and local roofing company team up to give Army Veteran a new roof over his head
Published November 19, 2019 at 4:50 PM
Brrrrmingham: New Ice Slide Coming to Railroad Park
new ice slide coming to winter adventure in railroad park
Published November 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Saving lives, one cat at a time : Hoover cat rescue finds new home
Hoover cat rescue needs help saving lives
Published November 13, 2019 at 5:49 PM
Ghost Signs: Resurrecting the past through paint
Local artist to preserve the past through paint, by restoring "ghost mural"
Published November 13, 2019 at 4:38 PM
New Homewood Pastry Shop features delicate delights
The owners of “The Essential” on Morris Avenue open new pastry shop in Homewood.
Published November 12, 2019 at 4:33 PM
A Family Affair: Chilton county farmer celebrates personal history through peaches
"weather is everything" Chilton County farmer gives insight on just how hard it is to grow peaches
Published November 9, 2019 at 10:37 PM
Be Prepared: State Emergency Management Agency hosts winter weather exercise
Ready for anything: Dozens of agencies run through practice drills to make sure they are ready for whatever winter brings.
Published November 6, 2019 at 5:42 PM
Historic Smith Family farm in Bluff Park sold at auction
An historic family farm in Bluff Park sold at auction to two buyers.
Published November 5, 2019 at 5:31 PM
Spain Park Inspiring student athletes on and off the field
Spain Park starts mentor program to help connect football players and teachers
Published October 9, 2019 at 5:09 PM
Hospital offering comfort and encouragement with waiting room survival kits
Brookwood hospital offers comfort to women waiting on mammograms or breast cancer treatments.
Published October 3, 2019 at 6:41 PM
Hoover Police go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Hoover police are wearing pink the entire month of October.
Published October 3, 2019 at 5:29 PM
Child Passenger Safety Week: Seatbelts are key
Car crashes are leading cause of childhood death, make sure you have the right car seat, and it’s installed correctly
Published September 18, 2019 at 3:59 PM
Living History: students learning from those who lived through September 11th
Students learning about history from those who lived through it at Hoover's Patriot Day ceremony
Published September 11, 2019 at 4:50 PM
UAB expanding tele-medicine to North Alabama
UAB expanding tele-health options to women in north alabama
Published September 11, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Homewood business becomes one of the only deaf friendly salons in the state
Beauty and Ashes Salon and Color bar reaching out to hearing impaired and becomes one of the only deaf friendly certified salons in the state.
Published September 11, 2019 at 4:18 PM
Hoover Teachers given nearly $50,000 in grants for new classroom programs
Record number of grants given to Hoover teachers to implement innovative new programs in the classroom
Published September 10, 2019 at 4:28 PM
You are what you eat: UAB researchers find a link between diet and depression in teens
Teenagers aren’t known for making the best choices, especially when it comes to what they eat, but new research from UAB shows a teens diet, can be a causal factor in depression.
Published September 4, 2019 at 4:45 PM
September is newborn screening awareness month
A simple heel prick can lead to a better quality of life: Doctors reminding parents of the importance of newborn screening this month
Published September 4, 2019 at 3:51 PM
3rd Annual Taste of Five Points South set for Sunday September 8th
Event celebrates the history and culinary arts offered in one of Birmingham's most diverse neighborhoods
Published September 3, 2019 at 5:12 PM
New park, walking trail to Cahaba River coming to Hoover
The city of Hoover is working on a new park and walking trail to give folks better access to the Cahaba River.
Published August 2, 2019 at 9:12 PM
Free breastfeeding support programs offered for nursing moms
World Breastfeeding Week kicked off August 1, and that kicks off an entire month of awareness.
Published August 2, 2019 at 9:11 PM
Bessemer Food Connection encourages eating healthy and eating local
Organizers in Bessemer are working to give the community fresh and healthy food options for the present and future.
Published August 1, 2019 at 5:43 PM
UAB kicks off oral history project to celebrate 50 years of dreams and discoveries
From research to education, patients and community impact, UAB is looking for unique stories that have shaped the lives of the Blazer family.
Published July 31, 2019 at 6:13 PM
Blazing Hooks and Needles: Connection, compassion, and comfort through crocheting and knitting
UAB employees become volunteer knitting and crocheting instructors, providing a therapeutic and creative distraction for families of babies in NICU.
Published July 31, 2019 at 5:29 PM
Keeping Cool: UAB adds mobile infant cooling technology to save babies brains
Normally, babies are kept nice and warm. But if there are issues during labor or delivery that interrupt oxygen flow to the baby’s brain, that thinking gets reversed
Published July 11, 2019 at 6:24 PM
‘Guardian angels’ help Hoover woman broken down on I-459
Preparing for the severe weather expected Monday
Arrangements announced for Aniah Blanchard memorial
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Gunfight at motorcycle club leaves one injured
Birmingham warming station open Tuesday and Wednesday night