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  • NAACP, community activists to host non-violence block party (Birmingham AL)

    09/09/2018 4:52:53 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/7/18
    - Community leaders are stepping in to help reduce violence in Birmingham. The NAACP, Metro Birmingham Branch, Civil Rights Activist Committee Foot Soldiers and the Magic City Snappers Social Aid & Pleasure Pond are hosting a Practice Non-Violence Block Party on Saturday. Organizers are hoping to encourage the community to come together and help reduce violence in the city. Community activist Harry 'Traveling Shoes' Turner is hosting the event, he tells CBS 42 that the violence in the city is hitting home for far too many families. "It's not in Chicago, it's not in New York, it's right here in...
  • 12 of the Worst Places to Live in the U.S.

    08/20/2018 1:02:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 139 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 17, 2016 | Destination Tips
    Camden, New Jersey Detroit, Michigan Cleveland, Ohio New Haven, Connecticut Memphis, Tennessee Stockton, California Birmingham, Alabama New Orleans, Louisiana Oakland, California Modesto, California Reno, Nevada St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fireball caught on video in Alabama, Georgia

    08/18/2018 9:36:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    wvtm ^ | 08/18/2018
    NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center says numerous people saw a very bright streak early Friday. A statement and video posted on Facebook says an analysis shows the meteor was first seen at an altitude of about 58 miles (93 kilometers) above rural Turkeytown, which is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northeast of Birmingham. The office estimates a small asteroid about 6 feet (1.8 meters) in diameter then broke apart about 18 miles (29 kilometers) above the town of Oak Grove. It was at least 40 times as bright as the full moon at one point.
  • 'I grabbed the man's weak spot': 74-year-old woman fights back in parking lot robbery

    08/17/2018 10:06:56 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    AL.COM ^ | 08/16/2018 | By Carol Robinson,
    The 74-year-old woman rescued by Good Samaritans from a robbery and beating in a Midfield store parking lot said she thought her life was about to end. "I just knew that was it for me,'' said Brenda Stinson. "I just thought I wasn't going to be here no more." But the feisty Birmingham woman said she wasn't going without a fight. "I grabbed him between his legs. I grabbed him good between his legs,'' she said. "That's always been my plan because that's a man's weak spot, but I didn't know it was going to come true. I know he's...
  • Salih Khater named as Parliament terror attack suspect - this is what we know about him

    08/15/2018 1:36:05 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 31 replies
    Birmingham Mail via MSN ^ | 15 August 2018 | James Rodger
    <p>The terror suspect arrested by police after a car crashed into cyclists and pedestrians outside Parliament has been named as Salih Khater.</p> <p>Three people were injured in the crash, which happened at 7:40am in the height of rush hour in Westminster.</p>
  • Democrats considering 8 cities for 2020 national convention

    05/10/2018 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2018 | By Dan Merica
    Washington - The Democratic National Committee is eyeing eight American cities for its 2020 Democratic National Convention, a party official tells CNN. The DNC sent requests for proposals to a host of cities and received responses from eight: Atlanta; Birmingham, Alabama; Denver; Houston; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; New York; and San Francisco. "The DNC sent the original letters of interest to a broad list of cities that have traditionally been able to meet the preliminary requirements for serving as a host," the official said. "We expect the entire selection process to play out over the next year."
  • Records show Sessions, Strange put donors' interest first

    03/11/2018 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 19 replies
    The Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | 3/10/18 | Kyle Whitmire
    When state Rep. Oliver Robinson used the mantle of his office to fight an environmental cleanup effort in north Birmingham, he did so because he was paid. He spoke out in public meetings. He copied and pasted letters written for him by alleged co-conspirators onto his official letterhead. He encouraged people who lived in those polluted neighborhoods to not get their soil tested for toxic substances. Again, he did all this because he was getting paid. He said so in his plea deal with federal prosecutors. But when those same folks -- the ones accused of paying Robinson -- needed...
  • Teen girl raped twice in one night near UK train station

    07/30/2017 11:02:28 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 14 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 7/2017 | Nicole Hensley
    Teen girl raped twice in one night near UK train station A 14-year-old girl was raped twice in one night, once at a Birmingham, England, train station late Tuesday and again after the teen said she flagged down a car for help, according to British authorities. Cops on Saturday nabbed two men accused in the first sex attack at the Witton station hours after sharing photos of the track suit-wearing suspects from surveillance footage. Both men, ages 27 and 37, are accused of raping the teen, British Transport Police said in a news release. The suspects were not identified. The...
  • Teen who was raped is raped again while looking for help: cops (both perps "Asian")

    07/28/2017 9:16:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/28/2017 | The Sun
    A major double manhunt has been launched after a sickening back-to-back assault in Birmingham, England. Detectives said the teen was first attacked in a secluded part of Witton railway station, near the Aston Villa football ground, about 120 miles northwest of London, sometime between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday. The victim had walked to the station with her friend but was led away by a man who approached her. Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of the station and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help. But after getting in the car, she was...
  • London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack

    03/23/2017 1:36:13 AM PDT · by Enchante · 95 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2017 | Staff
    Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives have worked through the night, carrying out searches at six addresses.
  • Donald Trump's state visit to UK may be moved from London to Brexit heartland amid security concerns

    02/11/2017 6:02:58 PM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 31 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 11 FEBRUARY 2017 | Christopher Hope
    Donald Trump’s controversial state visit to Britain could move from London to the Midlands to allow the US President to address a mass rally and raise money for Armed Forces veterans. Ministers also say the trip could be delayed from June to July to coincide with Mr Trump’s visit to the G20 summit of developed nations in Hamburg. Trump advisers and senior Foreign Office figures have discussed how to save the controversial visit. One idea, which has been suggested to the White House, is for President Trump to address a rally in Birmingham where the audience would pay to enter,...
  • Teenager Kills Veteran by lighting him on fire.

    11/21/2016 8:00:47 PM PST · by WhatNot · 71 replies
    AL.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Carol Robinson
    A teen neighbor of an elderly Korean War veteran found burned to death in the back yard of his North Birmingham home is now charged in the brutal slaying.
  • I-22 finally connects Birmingham to Memphis

    10/16/2016 11:13:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Alabama News Center ^ | June 20, 2016 | Tom Cosby and Barry Copeland
    Hidden among all the recent great news affecting Birmingham’s amazing rebirth is the story of the long-awaited opening of I-22, or Corridor X. That’s a shame, because no single success in our recent past may prove to be more important and have greater long-term favorable impact on this region than today’s ribbon cutting. Since the days of the Roman Empire and the famous Appian Way, roads (and particularly crossroads) have always played a critically important role in the economic growth and prosperity of cities. In the earliest days of our country, waterway intersections were the places where communities grew into...
  • Completion of I-22 could trigger apocalypse

    08/07/2016 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    AL.com ^ | April 19-20, 2016 | Matt Mitchell, The Ostrich
    Just as construction crews were putting the finishing touches on Interstate 22 this week, rumors began to circulate that the road's completion may set off a chain of events that could destroy humanity and bring civilization to it's knees. According to a Wikipedia article created last night, Interstate 22, formerly known as "Corridor X" and "Ye Olden Highway," is considered to be North America's very first construction project. Native American documents dating back to 800 AD show plans to clear a path from Memphis to Birmingham, giving Midwestern tribes of 19-22 year-olds the quickest route to destroying Alabama's pristine beaches...
  • "This is a nationwide shutdown": Black Lives Matter protesters block entry to Heathrow...

    08/05/2016 2:49:00 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Richard Spillett and Mark Duell
    Protesters from the Black Lives Matter campaign brought transport routes around the UK to a standstill this morning as part of their campaign for a 'nationwide shutdown'. Pictures tweeted by angry motorists and air passengers show a banner unfurled across the approach road to Heathrow airport's terminals one, two and three this morning. Protests have also targeted Birmingham airport and the tram system in Nottingham during what the group called a 'nationwide shutdown'. The demonstrations look set to cause chaos at one of the busiest times of the year for transport networks, as hundreds of families head off on their...
  • 2 murders in 2 weeks for 1 family: 'We can't believe it,' says grieving sister

    07/04/2016 7:01:25 AM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    AL.com ^ | 7-4-2016 | Carol Robinson
    Murder victim Horacio Cooks was laid to rest Saturday and, just hours after a family gathering following the funeral, his first cousin was gunned down outside a Birmingham service station. Tim Cooks, 26, was shot multiple times in the chest and stomach about 3 a.m. Sunday outside the Shell station on Third Avenue West. His family, still reeling from the June 18 shooting death of 28-year-old Horacio Cooks, said it's almost more than they can bear. "We can't believe it,'' said Sandra Cooks, one of Tim's sisters. "Two deaths in two weeks. The family is really grieving." Horacio was found...
  • Staff of Moses 'found' in Birmingham

    04/12/2002 4:36:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies · 794+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 11 April, 2002, 17:27 GMT 18:27 UK | BBC Staff
    Staff of Moses 'found' in Birmingham Was Moses was an Egyptian official called Tuthmosis? An ancient staff in a British museum may be connected to the Biblical figure of Moses, a new book claims. Coventry writer Graham Phillips believes the staff, on display at Birmingham Museum, belonged to the historical Egyptian official Tuthmosis, whose life had strong parallels with the Moses of the Bible. "I am certain that this is the actual staff that the Bible asserts Moses used to perform the miracles of the Exodus," he told BBC News Online. But his claims are disputed by the curator...
  • ALDOT: I-22 likely to open in June

    05/08/2016 9:49:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Birmingham Business Journal ^ | March 31, 2016 | Tim Steere
    According to the Alabama Department of Transportation says the I-22 Corridor X project is almost complete. According to ALDOT engineers, the project is in the cleanup phase, with the I-65 tie all but complete. "We don't have an exact time," ALDOT Engineer DeJarvis Leonard told WBRC Fox 6. "But we feel that based on the progress that's been made, by June, we should have traffic on the interchange and on the paving project." Engineers also said horses are regularly wandering around the construction and an owner hasn't been identified. Georgia-based Archer Western is the contractor for the $168 million project....
  • The untold story of how the secret [Gov.]Bentley-Mason affair recordings went public

    04/18/2016 9:26:09 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 22 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | 4/17/16 | Cliff Sims
    As I drove up U.S. Highway 280, swerving in and out of traffic and making my way from suburban Birmingham toward the city’s center, I thought about the events of the past year that had led up to this moment. For many months the hottest rumor in Alabama politics was that Governor Robert Bentley had engaged in a long-running extramarital affair with his senior political advisor Rebekah Mason, a married mother of three. At first the idea seemed so absurd I dismissed it as politically motivated nonsense. Now, here I was, driving toward an obscure Birmingham gas station to obtain...
  • Assorted Activists Gather at Dawn in Manhattan for Day of Protests (Soros out in Force- Photos)

    04/14/2016 8:48:49 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 11 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 4-14-2016 | Lee Stranahan
    : In Brooklyn, a coalition of protesters, including union, Black Lives Matter, and New York communist party activists, has put up a barricade in front of a McDonald’s, although it remains open. A march started at Brooklyn’s Supreme Court, complete with a marching band and dancers. The protesters told Breitbart News that they were the same people out at 5 AM this morning, and they plan to be at Grand Central Station this evening.