Minnesota Statewbrc.com

Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman was killed and three other people were injured when a vehicle drove into demonstrators during a protest in the Minneapolis neighborhood where a Black man was fatally shot this month during his attempted arrest by members of a federal task force, police said Monday. The...
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Chelsea, ALdtnpf.com

It's a Handy Tool, But Misuse of Chainsaws Does Quick Damage

Spring tornados come early in the Southeast United States, to Chelsea, Alabama, where I live. April is generally our tornado month. But, in reality, tornados can descend on us almost any time of the year. In 2015, on Christmas Day, an EF2 tornado (winds of 111-135 miles per hour) tore through a nearby Birmingham neighborhood. That storm injured five and damaged or destroyed 72 buildings.
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Alabama Statewbrc.com

You could see more charging stations popping up across Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - You could see more charging stations popping up across Alabama. Charging your car at the Tesla stations in downtown Birmingham doesn’t take long. Soon, we’ll see similar fast-charging stations along a major thoroughfare in the state. Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey awarded over $4 million to help...
Jefferson County, ALbizjournals

Jefferson County entities to receive state funding for electric vehicle charging bays

Ten entities throughout Jefferson County have been awarded grants in a push for more electrical vehicles in the state. In addition to Jefferson County, two entities in St. Clair County, three in Tuscaloosa County and one in Calhoun, Cullman, Greene and DeKalb counties will receive $4.1 million divided among them to help finance the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at businesses and public entities as well as many fueling stations near interstates and other major highways and corridors in central and north Alabama.
Parrish, ALDaily Mountain Eagle Online

Parrish to purchase new lawn equipment, truck for street department

PARRISH - The Parrish Town Council voted on Tuesday to purchase new lawn equipment and a truck for the town's street department totaling no more than $15,976.25. The lawn equipment, which will be purchased from Artec Tractor & Equipment, includes a Toro Z-Master 4000 52” mower for $7,756.25, two Stihl FS 56 trimmers for $430 and a Cub Cadet SC100 push mower for $290.
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Alabaster, ALShelby Reporter

AFD holds push-in ceremony for new Tower 19 truck

ALABASTER – The Alabaster Fire Department held a push-in ceremony for Tower 19, their new state-of-the-art ladder truck. Getting the truck was a collaborative effort between AFD, the city of Alabaster and Williams Fire Apparatus who sold them this particular model. The truck is an Aerial Platform Quint developed by...
Hoover, ALhooversun.com

Gordie Stewart sells Hoover Toyota to Charleston-based automotive group

Gordie Stewart, the owner of Hoover Toyota for the past 22 years, tonight said he has sold the dealership to an automotive group based in South Carolina. The buyer was the Hudson Automotive Group, which is based in Charleston but has at least 26 other dealerships in seven states, according to the company’s website.
Center Point, ALABC 33/40 News

Crews respond to fire at Center Point car dealership

CENTER POINT, Ala. (WBMA) — Firefighters responded to the scene of a fire at a car dealership along Center Point Parkway on Wednesday night. Center Point Fire District Chief Gene Coleman said the department got a call from someone passing by around 7:55pm. Chief Coleman said the fire started in...
Birmingham, ALthewestsidegazette.com

60 Years Later, Freedom Riders Roll into Birmingham

Dozens of patrons visited the parking lot of the Birmingham Public Library’s Central Branch last week to tour a traveling artifact and to hear from two people who had a front-seat view of history. The Freedom Riders Museum rolled a 1957 vintage Greyhound bus into the parking lot to commemorate...
Pelham, ALShelby Reporter

‘Cops and Cars’ show to highlight Father’s Day, law enforcement

PELHAM – Vineyard Family Services and Central Alabama Wellness are partnering to host a “Cops and Cars” show, which will honor law enforcement and celebrate Father’s Day on June 12. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. at the Pelham Recreation Center and will feature a number of things...
Birmingham, ALwashingtoninformer.com

60 Years Later, Freedom Riders Roll into Birmingham

Dozens of patrons visited the parking lot of the Birmingham Public Library’s Central Branch last week to tour a traveling artifact and to hear from two people who had a front-seat view of history. The Freedom Riders Museum rolled a 1957 vintage Greyhound bus into the parking lot to commemorate...
Birmingham, ALbirminghamtimes.com

60 Years Later, Freedom Riders Roll into Birmingham

Dozens of patrons visited the parking lot of the Birmingham Public Library’s Central Branch last week to tour a traveling artifact and to hear from two people who had a front-seat view of history. The Freedom Riders Museum rolled a 1957 vintage Greyhound bus into the parking lot to commemorate...
Birmingham, ALwbrc.com

Community Foundation helps Hearts of Wheels give wheels to youth

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Larry Savage is always on the hunt for a car. Clean. Attractive. No major damage. Capable of at least 50,000 miles of service. The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the supply of used cars which makes another of Savage’s requirements even more daunting. “Typically we try to...
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Birmingham Business Journal

Birmingham automotive conference to feature tech pitch competition

The 2021 Southern Automotive Conference, which will take place from Oct. 13-15 in Birmingham, will feature a pitch competition. The competition will focus on providing companies with a new technology, innovative product or service valuable to the auto industry with the opportunity to earn a $10,000 cash reward and general exposure. Called Innovation Test Track, the competition will culminate with a pitch competition on Oct. 14. Four finalists will make final pitches to a team of expert judges with backgrounds in the automotive industry as well as technology and venture capital.