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UAB This Week: June 22
This week is all about the magic of music, getting on the right track, coming together as one and winning one for the team. See it online.
UAB Campus News at Friday, June 22, 2018 6:52:28 AM


Business Council of Alabama launches search for new CEO
The Business Council of Alabama is officially starting its search for a new top executive. The BCA's executive committee on Thursday took action to immediately begin the process to identify the successor to longtime CEO William Canary. "The goal is to identify a high-quality dynamic leader, onboard the CEO through a transition process, and install this new leader no later than Jan. 1, 2019, following the retirement of current BCA President and CEO Billy Canary, who has provided great le...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 22, 2018 1:27:54 AM
Going Global: How Bham execs are tapping into Sister Cities program
Birmingham entrepreneurs say Sister Cities program has led to deals, but they see even greater potential down the road. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, June 22, 2018 1:01:58 AM
Mickey: Scattered showers and storms
We are seeing rain and thunderstorms out there this morning.
Fox News 6 at Friday, June 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Census data says Birmingham's shrinking, Huntsville's growing
In the past seven years, Birmingham has lost about 1,500 people, while Huntsville has gained about 15,000.
Fox News 6 at Friday, June 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Birmingham Sloss Fest profile: 21 Savage
Atlanta rapper is coming off last year's successful "Issa."...
Alabama Power at Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:01:35 PM
U.S. Steel sells land to pave way for Amazon project
U.S. Steel Corp. has sold a massive site in Bessemer to clear the way for an Amazon fulfillment center. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:05:16 PM
Meal prepping Sunday made easy with Fit Five Meals
Healthy prepared meals that are fresh and convenient at 11 pick-up sites in Birmingham.
Alabama Power at Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:49:26 PM
Birmingham's largest law firm names interim leader
Birmingham's largest law firm has named an interim leader. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:44:28 PM
Which are the best-performing industries on the Birmingham 100?
The BBJ’s Birmingham 100 research pinpoints the industries that accounted for the strongest revenue growth in the Magic City over the past year. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:30:36 PM
Recent transaction involves U.S. Pipe facility in Bessemer
The deal was a part of a larger sale-leaseback arrangement for pipe facilities in the U.S. and Canada. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:00:43 PM
Hidden harms of summer: how to keep kids safe and hydrated
Keeping children safe as temperatures rise should be top-of-mind this summer, says one UAB pediatrician.
UAB Campus News at Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:30:00 PM
UAB to build new $3.5 million track and field facility
A new, updated track and field facility is currently being built at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The project was made possible from a lead gift pledged by UAB Athletics supporter Steve DeMedicis. The total cost of the new facility will be $3.5 million.  The track will be located adjacent to the renovated BBVA Compass Field. The two facilities will share a press box, concessions stand and parking space. Food trucks also will be able to park along the walkway between the socc...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:31:12 PM
ProctorU appoints two C-level employees
A Birmingham-based online proctoring and identity management solution site has new leaders in its C-suite. ProctorU has selected Ashely Norris as chief academic officer and Pamela Fetterolf as chief compliance officer.  Norris most recently was dean of programmatic accreditation and regulatory affairs for the University of Phoenix in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to that, she was the dean of specialized programs for University of Phoenix. She will ultimately lead ProctorU’s academic affairs effo...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:22:23 PM
Summer weather outlook for Alabama
A hotter-than-normal season is predicted for the state this year.
Alabama Power at Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:00:56 PM
Recommendations on websites could improve with new algorithm
Tensor completion algorithm proposed for use in making recommendations via Netflix and Amazon.
UAB Campus News at Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:00:00 PM
DirectPath's new CEO on growth and where the company is headed
The BBJ sits down with DirectPath's new CEO ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:59:39 PM
Bham experts weigh in on what's behind recent bankruptcy filings
Bankruptcy filings seem to have leveled off about a decade after the height of the Great Recession. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:57:00 PM
Regions adding 26 new branches among six states
Regions Financial Corp. is adding a multitude of branches among six states. ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:04:56 PM
Can’t Miss Alabama has the best concerts and musicals all summer long
Whether you want to be inside or outside this weekend, you will have your pick of some of the best in music entertainment around the state.
Alabama Power at Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:00:31 AM
Dying cancer cells make remaining glioblastoma cells more aggressive and therapy-resistant
The dying cells send signals to recipient tumor cells to increase aggressiveness, motility, and resistance to radiation or chemotherapy.
UAB Campus News at Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM
Study finds a novel and more practical way to measure kidney function
By using an injected biomarker, researchers are able to have a more accurate reading of kidney function in a clinical setting in half the time it used to take.
UAB Campus News at Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:30:00 AM
Alabama-based shoe store to reopen Tuscaloosa location
An Alabama-based retail chain is returning to Tuscaloosa this summer. Shoe Station plans to open a new location in the McFarland Plaza in Tuscaloosa on July 5. The 12,000-square-foot store would be the private company's 21st location. “We have been searching to get back into Tuscaloosa since we left in 2016,” said Brent Barkin, president and chief executive officer of Shoe Station. “We have looked at numerous properties and found this bright, newly renovated space.” In addition to...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:08:11 AM
Montana-based bakery sets opening date for first Alabama location in Bham suburb
A Montana-based bakery is launching its first Alabama location in a Birmingham suburb. Great Harvest Bread Co. is opening for business at the former Cafe on Main location in Trussville on June 22, according to the Trussville Tribune. In addition to baked goods, the bakery will serve lunch. Great Harvest is partnering with Slag Heap Brewing Company to use local brew in its beer bread and Homewood-based Higher Ground to supply coffee. Owners David and Jennifer Snyder are local to th...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:06:17 AM
Chemical manufacturer launches $11.4M expansion of Alabama location
A South Korea-based chemical company is investing $11.4 million in its Alabama facility. Lotte Chemical Alabama Corp. has launched construction work on a 61,000-square-foot expansion of its location at Auburn Technology Park North, according to AL.com. Lotte Chemical manufactures compounded polypropylene resin for plastic automotive and home appliance uses at the site. The expansion will allow it to supply acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and polycarbonate plastics. Seoul, South Korea-...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:02:55 AM
Alabama city considers measures to boost airport traffic
An Alabama city is taking steps to boost airport traffic. A research study suggests the Mobile Airport Authority shift commercial passenger traffic from Mobile Regional Airport to the Downtown Mobile Airport in the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, according to AL.com. Some of the business traffic would shift from Brookley to Mobile Regional Airport. The study was launched in February to determine if it would be more cost effective to relocate commercial service or improve road access to Mobi...
Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:00:12 AM
Brian Peters: Wet weather for Alabama into Saturday
Parts of Alabama have a marginal risk of severe weather today and a somewhat higher risk Friday.
Alabama Power at Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:50:18 AM
On this day in Alabama history: Spain declared war on Britain
The Spanish governor of Louisiana soon laid siege to and captured Mobile’s Fort Charlotte.
Alabama Power at Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:50:10 AM
FIRST ALERT: Severe thunderstorms possible Friday afternoon
These storms could produce some gusty winds during the afternoon. The primary threat will be gusty winds over 60 mph, intense lightning and some hail.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Tuscaloosa VA receives low rating for community living centers
New data rates Tuscaloosa's VA's nursing homes very low. Five stars can be given to VA nursing homes also known as community living centers across the country.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Former Alabama guard Sexton selected No. 8 overall in NBA Draft
Former Alabama men’s basketball guard Collin Sexton was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the eighth overall pick at the 2018 National Basketball Association Draft...
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
City of Birmingham cuts BJCTA funding by $5 million
The head of the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority says he wasn't surprised to see the city of Birmingham cut the agency's funding in half for fiscal year 2019.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
U.S. Supreme Court rules states can require online retailers sales tax
You might soon have to pay more for all your internet purchases. This comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can force online retailers to collect sales tax.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Do you know if your vehicle has a current recall?
In 2017, The National Highway Traffic Safety administration said 30 million of the roughly 260 million registered vehicles were affected by a new recall.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
What's causing Tuscaloosa's high rate of house fires?
Since March, there have been 42 residential fires in Tuscaloosa. Forty-eight percent of those were cooking fires.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Stillman College hosts first Military and Law Enforcement Career Day
More than 20 different police, military and first responder agencies attended Thursday's career fair.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Robbery suspect's sagging pants might lead to arrest
It’s hard to identify the man, but at one point his pants slipped to reveal at tattoo. It said “was good” or something very similar.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
UPDATE: I-65 NB reopens after crash damages bridge
The Alabama Department of Transportation says I-65 NB at the Gov. Guy Hunt Rest Stop just south of Good Hope will remain closed for an undetermined period of time Thursday as crews remove debris and ALDOT personnel inspect the overpass.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Gunfire exchanged in possible road rage incident on I-20
Authorities say gunfire was exchange between two vehicles traveling westbound. Police say a handgun was involved.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
FIRST ALERT: Tracking showers and storms, mainly east
We are tracking a few areas of rain and storms along and east of I-59. It is much quieter back to the west until you get into the Missouri River Valley where strong and severe storms have formed.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Bear spotted near Leeds Waffle House
Imagine taking a seat at your local Waffle House - ready to dive into some scattered, smothered, and covered hash browns – when you spot a bear outside!...
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Alabaster police trying to identify suspects in Walmart theft
Authorities say the victim lost his wallet while shopping at Walmart at June 17. Police suspect the two people identified stole the lost wallet.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
UPDATE: 1 lane on I-65 S in Cullman Co. reopened (again) 6 vehicle crash
Another wreck on Interstate 65 southbound has closed all lanes Thursday afternoon.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Residents safely evacuated from house fire in Birmingham
Crews with Birmingham Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire in Birmingham Thursday afternoon.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Jill: Tracking scattered rain and storms today and stronger ones tomorrow
More wet weather is building eastward through the early afternoon hours and then we will see a lull before more showers and storms move in from the north tonight. I don’t expect severe weather today but a strong storm can’t be ruled out. Temperatures held back to the 80s. Spotty showers remain possible on Friday mo...
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
UPDATE: I-65 NB near Good Hope remains closed after crash damages bridge
The Alabama Department of Transportation says I-65 NB at the Gov. Guy Hunt Rest Stop just south of Good Hope will remain closed for an undetermined period of time Thursday as crews remove debris and ALDOT personnel inspect the overpass.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
No injuries after crash damages bridge; Causes delays on I-65 in Cullman Co.
Heavy delays have been reported on I-65 in Cullman County following a wreck that damaged a bridge.  ...
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Mickey: Rain and thunderstorms return
We are looking at overcast skies this morning and temperatures in the 70s.  ...
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
B'ham musician apologizing for comments made about threatening to shoot illegal immigrants
A controversial comment about shooting illegal immigrants made by a local band member is making the rounds on social media. Now the man behind the keyboard is coming forward apologizing.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Urgent Care at Cullman Regional Medical Center now open
The Urgent Care accepts patients without insurance. It’s open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 to 5 on the weekends. The center also has an imaging center and pharmacy.
Fox News 6 at Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Birmingham’s Royal Wedding
In honor of the nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, local wedding photographer Arden Ward Upton invites you into her vision of what the royal wedding might have looked like here in Birmingham.
B-Metro at Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Birmingham Through A Lens
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Birmingham Weekly at Friday, December 22, 2017 7:09:04 PM
Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag lands at Saturn on Sunday
Sheer Mag is a rock and roll band that calls Philadelphia home. They’re a little bit […] The post Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag lands at Saturn on Sunday appeared first on Weld: Birmingham's Newspaper . ...
Weld Bham at Friday, October 13, 2017 1:32:43 PM
The Head and The Heart begin showing “Signs of Light”
Jonathan Russell moved from Virginia to Seattle, Washington in 2009 and accidentally created The Head and […] The post The Head and The Heart begin showing “Signs of Light” appeared first on Weld: Birmingham's Newspaper . ...
Weld Bham at Friday, September 29, 2017 5:15:12 PM
Mary Chapin Carpenter discusses the women that inspire her ahead of Lyric show
Mary Chapin Carpenter is the only artist that has ever won four consecutive Grammys for Best […] The post Mary Chapin Carpenter discusses the women that inspire her ahead of Lyric show appeared first on Weld: Birmingham's Newspaper . ...
Weld Bham at Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:00:22 AM
Deer Tick releases two albums after some time off from touring
There was a period of uncertainty for Deer Tick, sure. Lead singer John McCauley’s father went […] The post Deer Tick releases two albums after some time off from touring appeared first on Weld: Birmingham's Newspaper . ...
Weld Bham at Friday, September 15, 2017 12:18:30 PM
Birmingham’s opportunity to be on the right side of history
The recent events in Charlottesville are a painful reminder of Birmingham's past. The post Birmingham’s opportunity to be on the right side of history appeared first on Weld: Birmingham's Newspaper . ...
Weld Bham at Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:52:36 AM
Matchbox twenty returns to the Magic City
Former Birmingham radio station 107.7 The X was responsible for breaking a lot of acts in […] The post Matchbox twenty returns to the Magic City appeared first on Weld: Birmingham's Newspaper . ...
Weld Bham at Monday, August 7, 2017 5:16:57 PM
Top Tourist Attractions in Birmingham
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Birmingham Weekly at Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:30:19 PM
The Birmingham Pledge turns 15
It has been 15 years since a Birmingham attorney named James E. Rotch authored the Birmingham Pledge and offered it to the attendees of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast in Birmingham. His personal statement of commitment to end prejudice has now been signed by more than 115,000 people, including Desmond Tutu and Bill […]...
Birmingham Weekly at Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:22:47 PM

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