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5:07 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

An "A" For Pain And Democrats In Birmingham

5pm Newscast

Monday July 21, 2014

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Jacksonville State-Meehan
4:01 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Meehan Retiring As Jacksonville State President

Jacksonville State University's longtime president, Bill Meehan, says he will retire next year.
Credit Jacksonville State University

The longtime president of Jacksonville State University says he will retire next year.

Bill Meehan told trustees that he's stepping down as of June 2015.

The school announced his decision on its Facebook page.

The delay in Meehan's departure provides a chance for board members to name a successor.

Meehan has been president since July 1, 1999.

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Davis Mayor
3:47 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Artur Davis Eyes 2015 Race For Montgomery Mayor

Former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis says he will set up an exploratory committee for the 2015 mayor's race in his hometown of Montgomery.
Credit Artur Davis campaign / Wikimedia Commons

Former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis says he will set up an exploratory committee for the 2015 mayor's race in his hometown of Montgomery.

Davis says he will establish the committee on Aug. 25, one year before the election. The former congressman says he will enter the race for mayor if the exploratory committee determines the resources and grassroots support are there for a campaign.

Davis made the announcement in an opinion article for al.com.

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Newscast
6:18 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Pensacola jury slams R.J. Reynolds, Democrats visit Birmingham

6am Newscast

Monday July 21, 2014

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Politics & Government
1:16 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Democratic Planners Assessing Birmingham for 2016

Birmingham is trying to land its biggest prize in years: The 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Officials with the Democratic National Committee will arrive in Alabama's largest city Monday for a two-day visit to assess whether Birmingham could host the massive gathering.

The national representatives will meet with area promoters to discuss logistical needs like hotels and arena space. They'll also attend a public party Monday night at a downtown concert venue, and a private event is planned at the city's year-old baseball park.

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Arts & Life
4:43 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

National Parks in Alabama Record Visitor Increase

Edmund Pettus Bridge
Credit nationalparks.org

The National Park Service reports that its parks and other attractions in Alabama saw an increase in visitors in 2013.

The Park Service recorded 749,855 visitors in Alabama in 2013. That was up from 717,724 in 2012. The increase came even though there was a 16-day government shutdown in 2013. The Park Service estimates the visitors had an economic impact of nearly $28 million.

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Arts & Life
4:35 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Alabama Public Radio “3-peats” as AP’s “Most Outstanding News Operation”

Pat Duggins

For the third year in a row, the Alabama Associated Press today named the Alabama Public Radio newsroom the state’s “Most Outstanding News Operation.” This prestigious award for 2013 follows the same generous honor in 2011 and 2012.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Pet Resorts

A lovely day at the spa!
Credit buchsammy (Ralf Bitzer) [Flickr]

Gone are the days when your pet had to spend its "vacation" in a cramped cage.  Pet resorts have become very popular - with both owners and their furry friends!

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Newscast
5:05 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Unemployment Numbers And "Sweet Home Alabama"

5pm Newscast

Friday July 18, 2014

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Sweet Home Alabama
3:44 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

New Signs To Say 'Welcome To Sweet Home Alabama'

The new "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama" signs will replace the "Alabama The Beautiful" signs that have stood at the state line since 2003.
Credit TheCustomOfLife / Wikimedia Commons

Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by signs saying "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama."

State tourism and transportation officials say the "Alabama The Beautiful" signs that have stood at the state line since 2003 will be replaced by the new "Sweet Home Alabama" signs over the next few months. Smaller versions of the signs will be on the grounds of the eight state welcome centers to serve as backdrops for travelers' photos.

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Alabama Unemployment
3:36 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Alabama Unemployment Unchanged At 6.8 Percent

Gov. Robert Bentley says seasonally adjusted rate for June represents nearly 145,000 people looking for work.
Credit The Governor's Office

Alabama's unemployment rate for June is unchanged at 6.8 percent.

Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate represents nearly 145,000 people looking for work. June's rate is higher than the 6.5 percent recorded a year ago.

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are Shelby at 5.0 percent, Baldwin and Cullman at 5.7 percent, and Lee and Cherokee at 5.9 percent.

The counties with the highest rates are Wilcox at 17.2 percent, Perry at 14.8 percent and Dallas at 14.3 percent.

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Newscast
7:27 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Sex education, Problems at the VA, and Dog fights

7am Newscast

Friday July 18, 2014

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Science & Health
6:41 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Feds Release Review of Huntsville VA Clinic

Federal inspectors have issued a report on a Huntsville veterans' outpatient clinic saying administrators didn't properly document opioid medication management or document and respond to patients' abnormal test results.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General issued a report Thursday outlining recommendations for improving oversight at the facility. Investigators recommended that clinic officials notify patients of their test results within a defined timeframe, ensure that a pain management policy is implemented and more.

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Business & Education
6:37 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Wells Fargo Laying Off 468 in Birmingham Area

Credit http://www.greenstone-properties.com

Wells Fargo is laying off nearly 500 workers from its mortgage servicing team in the Birmingham area.

Bank officials said in a statement Thursday that 468 mortgage servicing employees in Homewood are being laid off because fewer home loan customers need payment assistance or are facing foreclosure.

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Newscast
5:09 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Changing Sex Ed And Unseasonable Weather

5pm Newscast

Thursday July 17, 2014

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