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Interstate 65 Alabama News
Shelby County Commission: I-65 widening between Alabaster and Calera will begin next year, finish in 2027

The Shelby County Commission announced on Monday night that construction on a portion of Interstate 65 from just north of Alabaster to Calera will begin next year and continue into at least 2027 to widen the roadway as it is frequently backed up.

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No reports of injuries after mysterious big boom heard in Shelby County

Dozens of residents in Shelby County reported hearing a big boom Monday morning, but authorities are unsure what caused it.

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Helena land wars: City appeals zoning case against Pelham as it faces annexation battle with Hoover

Last week, a Jefferson County judge placed a restraining order on Hoover and Helena in the midst of an annexation battle over part of an unincorporated community in Jefferson County. But Hoover is not the only nearby municipality conflicting with the City of Helena over land.

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North Shelby Library dismisses public concerns — Votes to keep 'Pride' display in children’s area featuring books about transgender kids, other LGBTQ topics

The North Shelby Library Board voted to keep a “pride” display in its children’s area on Monday as a large crowd gathered to speak for and against the display at its meeting.

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Report: Another Norfolk Southern train derails in Alabama

At least two Norfolk Southern trains have derailed in Alabama as the train company faces national scrutiny for its handling of a derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, which resulted in over a million pounds of toxic chemicals potentially being spilled.

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Why are Shelby County officials mostly silent about the proposed Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move?

Over a month after news broke of a potential deal that would move Pelham's Oak Mountain Amphitheatre to North Birmingham, most Shelby County officials remain silent.

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The Water Board bureaucracy: How does the Birmingham Water Works Board work?

The Birmingham Water Works currently serves over 600,000 Alabamians in Birmingham and five surrounding counties. It’s the largest water system in Alabama and has largely been the center of controversy in the city over the summer.

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Heavy rains flood parts of Birmingham area

Heavy rains left parts of the Birmingham metro area under water early Wednesday, with flash flooding stranding vehicles and swamping parking lots.

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'Keep Alabama working': Ivey kicks off re-election campaign

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) was at the historic Lloyds Restaurant on U.S. Hwy. 280 in Shelby County Thursday to kick off her re-election...

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Jeff Brumlow qualifies for Shelby County Circuit Judge

Sunday, Shelby County attorney Jeff Brumlow announced that he has qualified with the Alabama GOP for the Circuit Court Judge of Shelby...