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Man, woman abducted at Hoover motel; suspects nabbed, victims saved in Birmingham sting operation

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Police have charged Stanley Keith Densmore, 24, of Hoover, and Eric Wayne Hinson, 19, of Birmingham. Both are charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of kidnapping.

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Florida school shooting: Nicolas Cruz's brother committed to mental facility

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The brother of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has been involuntarily committed to a mental health facility, according to multiple reports.

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61-year-old veteran missing from Tarrant found safe

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Christopher Ray Pitts, 61, was last seen about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on Weatherly Avenue in Tarrant City, said Tarrant police Cpl. Jay Jenkins.

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Cars catch fire, destroyed at Alabama parade, police say

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The cars were burned as a fire spread across grass.

Saturday, Feb 17

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Alabama launches chewing tobacco crackdown week

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"Through With Chew Week" will run from Feb. 18-24.

Baldwin County man killed in motorcycle accident in Florida

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The incident occurred Friday night.

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'Birmingham is ready': 2nd 'End Heroin' walk to be held Feb. 24

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"I think Birmingham is ready. It's ready to forget the shame and stigma, forget whose fault this is and start to help people."

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Winn-Dixie owner preparing for bankruptcy filing, up to 200 stores could close, report says

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Bi-Lo, the company that owns supermarket chain Winn Dixie, is reportedly preparing for a potential bankruptcy with the filing coming as soon as next month.

'Queen of Romantic Suspense' Linda Howard reflects on new book, life in Alabama

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To the reading world, she's Linda Howard, author of the new novel, "The Woman Left Behind," which hits bookstores March 6.

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' coming to Broadway, with Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch

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The play -- a new work based on Harper Lee's 1960 novel, adapted by Aaron Sorkin -- is scheduled to begin previews on Nov. 1 in New York City, for a Dec. 13 opening at a theater to be announced.

Alabama couple in their 90s celebrates second honeymoon at Battle House Hotel 69 years later

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Lamar Dill, 92, and his 95-year-old wife, Mary Nelle, said they've always wanted to go back to the Battle House Hotel in Mobile, but never made the trip.

Hoover city councilman thanks woman who helped during his Mercedes marathon collapse

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Lyda, a Hoover city councilman, collapsed during the race and was hospitalized for extreme dehydration. Before passing out, a fellow runner stopped him after seeing symptoms that didn't look right.

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Student suspended in Daphne after reporting gun threat; superintendent reverses discipline

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The Daphne student who reported what he believed was a gun violence threat on Friday was initially suspended by his principal. That suspension was lifted by Baldwin County School Superintendent Eddie Tyler late Friday.

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1 injured in drug-related shooting in Robinwood, sheriff says

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The shooting happened around 9 p.m. at Sixth Avenue and Fourth Street in Robinwood.

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Florida school shooting: Trump visits victims in hospital, thanks medical staff

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President Donald Trump came face-to-face Friday with hospitalized victims from the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring "the job they've done is incredible."

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Man wanted for kidnapping 2 men arrested Friday

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Bennett is accused of kidnapping two men Wednesday.

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Missing Birmingham teen could be in danger, police say

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Daniel Rickett, 17, was last seen by family and friends of Feb. 8, said Sgt. Bryan Shelton. He had eye surgery the previous day and is supposed to be on a list of medications.

Alabama Rep. Aderholt joins Trump for Kari's Law signing Friday

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Kari's Law is named for Kari Dunn, who in 2013 was stabbed multiple times by her estranged husband in Texas. The law will require businesses provide direct-dial access to 911.

2 charged with capital murder of Western Hills mall manager who died in a hail of gang gunfire

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Those charged with capital murder in Alberigi's death are: Rahsaan Cepdaio Brown, 20, and Ronald Dewayne Weaver, 24. Both are from Birmingham.

Friday, Feb 16

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Heidi Todd kidnapping suspect returning to South Carolina

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U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst said 37-year-old Thomas Lawton Evans Jr. did not seek bail during a brief initial appearance Friday.

Trump wants more mental health care; Alabama says it's trying

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Alabama educators and mental health professionals will take all the help the president can offer

Berry woman killed in Cullman County crash

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Troopers said she was riding in the back seat of the car and was not wearing a seat belt.

Doug Jones to go on statewide, week-long tour next week

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Among the stops are Austal USA in Mobile, NASA in Huntsville and rural health centers in Selma and Centreville.

Florida school shooting: Sessions orders 'immediate' review of FBI

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering an "immediate" review of the FBI's handling of tips it received on suspected Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz.

Birmingham man jailed after JCSO raid; drugs, 7 guns seized

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on Friday announced charges against Carlos Dion Roscoe. His arrest part of an ongoing investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics in northeast Jefferson County.

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Man charged with murder after wife run over by train

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Police on Friday identified the suspect as Benny Burgess. His wife, 41-year-old Connie Burgess, died Thursday night at Regional Medical Center.

Gardendale business figures say community will thrive, with or without separate schools

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Among business figures, Gardendale is positioned well for the future, regardless of the final decision on its school separation drive.

Multiple students arrested after making threats in the wake of Florida school shooting

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A total of five students from East Limestone High School, Dothan High School, Susan Moore High School and Leeds High School have been arrested after making threats against the school.

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Florida school shooting: FBI admits tip failure, governor calls for FBI resignation

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Florida Governor Rick Scott is calling for the resignation of FBI Director Christopher Wray over the failure to investigate a tip on accused school shooter Nikolas Cruz.