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Alabama No. 1 in preseason coaches’ poll

The Crimson Tide was an overwhelming choice, receiving 58 of 62 first-place votes. Ohio State was second and received three first-place votes. Oregon is No. 3, Stanford is 4, Georgia is five and No. 6 Texas A&M received the other first-place vote.…
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Bessemer school supply drive

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — You can stock up on school supplies and donate them to students who may not have everything they need for class. The Bessemer school suppl...…

Lawyer: Snowden got asylum in Russia

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has left a transit zone of a Moscow airport and entered Russia after authorities granted him a temporary asylum, his lawyer said Thursday.


Cleveland kidnapper gets life term

Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse.



Biologists at UAB are growing sea urchin from “scratch.” And since urchins taste like the things they eat, in order to make sure they are pleasing to the palate, the biologists also make the food they eat. …

In Your Corner: Railroad problems in Irondale

Michelle Foster says that's her biggest fear at this railroad crossing on Commerce Boulevard between 5th Avenue South and Commerce Circle, in Irondale. She says during the past year, the warning lights will come on for no reason and flash for days.…

D.A. says child’s death followed belt beating

Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh says the child's mother, India Kimble, and her boyfriend, Vonta McClellan, are now charged with capital murder in the death of 5-year-old Gregory Caver…
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House approves lower rates on student loans

A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature.…
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The weeds are gone!

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Neighbors in North Birmingham are seeing things more clearly. Those who live a rocks throw away from the Opportunity Academy at Riggi...…