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Neal Embry

BWW spokesperson Rick Jackson said the Birmingham Police Department has begun an investigation into the incident. Read more

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Emily Featherston

At the Feb. 20 work session, representatives from BWWB gave the council a recap of the recent drought as well as a snapshot of the board's ongoing projects. Read more

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Water usage restrictions are now voluntary, according to the drought management plan. Read more

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Last December, heavy rains and severe weather had the greater Birmingham area feeling soaked through and afraid of flooding. But this year, Alabamians are praying for more rain. Read more

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At a meeting on Nov. 10, the Birmingham Water Works Board discussed the effects of the current drought and approved a rate increase of 3.9%. Read more

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Ron Burkett

Continued lack of rain as well as above-normal temperatures have exacerbated the already extreme drought conditions. Read more

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The ban on outdoor burning affects 46 counties in the state, including Jefferson and Shelby. Read more

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Emily Featherston

September and October are usually dry, but the area has had even less rainfall than normal. Read more

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Affected areas in both Homewood and Vestavia Hills included those along Alford Avenue between Columbiana and Tyler Roads, as well as Shades Crest Road between Columbiana Road and Highway 31. Read more

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