vacant home fires

Vacant home fires becoming big problem

It's becoming a familiar sight around Birmingham, vacant homes going up in flames. Residents in one neighborhood are frustrated and want the city to do something about all of those eyesores.…
This photo taken in April, 2013, shows a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER at Narita Airport in Narita, near Tokyo. A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact with air traffic control early Saturday morning, March 8, 2014 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later. (AP Photo/Kyodo News

Malaysia widens search for missing plane

Malaysian authorities expanded their search for the missing jetliner westward toward India on Thursday, saying it may have flown for several hours after its last contact with the ground.…
Daily exercise

Alabama finishes 48th on daily exercise list

Based on recent statistics, many Alabamians are not exercising regularly. A new Gallup Poll is charting exercise across the country and Alabama finished 48th on the list.…
"You're It!"

“You’re It!” campaign takes aim at ending childhood obesity

Alabama has the 4th highest childhood obesity rate in the country. That roughly translates into 9 overweight children for every classroom. But Tuscaloosa City schools and Brown Bag PR are teaming up to do something about it with the "You're It!" campaign.…
Spring Break

Staying safe on Spring Break

During spring break, college students often flock to the coast for some sun, sand, and a splash in the ocean. While this is a time to kick back and relax, experts say, don't let your guard down completely. …
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Alabama voter IDs available at mobile sites

The Alabama secretary of state's office is planning to have staff traveling the state starting Monday to provide photo IDs to voters who need them for the upcoming elections.…
Recycling plant fire

Fire wrecks Birmingham Recycling & Recovery plant

A recycling center in Avondale won’t be able to operate for several weeks after their entire warehouse full of paper and plastic caught fire around midnight Thursday throughout the morning.…