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While flooding continues to be a concern in the city, City Manager Jeff Downes said the city is taking care of what it can. The most affected areas along U.S. 31 fall to the control of ALDOT, Jefferson County and private businesses. Read more

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Neal Embry

The city's closest race came between Republican David Wheeler and Democrat Jim Toomey, with Wheeler winning the state house seat by about 1,500 votes. Read more

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Courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools

The decision was announced Tuesday, April 10. Read more

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Courtesy Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office sent a release on Tuesday, April 3 regarding the arrest. Read more

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Emily Featherston

City and county officials, along with engineers met with concerned community members to discuss the issues the road faces and the process going forward. Read more

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0813 Rocky Ridge Road

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Police were working the scene midmorning Thursday. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

To pair with our cover story this month about combatting financial crime, take our survey about personal experiences with financial crime. Read more

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Emily Featherston

State Rep. Jack Williams announced he will seek a seat on the Jefferson County Commission. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Crime these days looks less and less like a cat burglar with a black eye mask and more like a shadowy figure typing away at computer. Read more

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Sicard Hollow Road

Emily Featherston

Lane closures and significant delays expected. Read more

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Photo by Paul Robertson (from Alabama Supreme Court website)

The court said a law allowing Jefferson County to reroute sales tax money for schools to other county projects is not unconstitutional. Read more

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Polls will be open Tuesday, March 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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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Erica Techo

Amendment 14, the final amendment on the ballot, would correct a procedural inconsistency in the legislature while grandfathering in nearly 700 local bills. Read more

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The Training and Development Department of the Personnel Board of Jefferson County announced 140 individual Merit System employees have successfully completed certificate programs. Read more

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A total of 25 positive tests have been reported in 16 Alabama counties. Read more

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Distinguished Young Women of Jefferson County

Photo courtesy of Miranda Wesley

The deadline for participant applications is March 1, 2016. Read more

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Mamadou Diallo

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Four felony warrants were brought against Mamadou Diallo in connection to multiple instances of fraudulent use of a credit card. Read more

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The heroin-related death rate for Jefferson County more than doubled in 2014. Read more

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