Headlines: No motive given for Colorado theater shooting; 12 killed

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No motive given for Colorado theater shooting; 12 killed

AURORA, Colo. — As the new Batman movie played on the screen, a gunman dressed in black and wearing a helmet, body armor and a gas mask stepped through a side door. Read More

Jobless rates rise locally, statewide; overall workforce sees increase

Etowah County’s unemployment rate jumped in June to its highest level since September 2011 even though the number of people employed in the county increased substantially, according to figures released Friday by the Alabama Department of… Read More

Wisconsin student makes stop in Gadsden during biking fundraiser

A young man raising money and collecting sports equipment for children in other countries made a stop Thursday in Gadsden on his 1,700-mile trip from central Wisconsin to West Palm Beach, Fla. Read More

State News More State News

Judge: Birmingham board must cooperate with state

A Jefferson County Circuit judge ordered Birmingham school officials Friday not to interfere with the state school board’s efforts to take over the finances of the city’s schools. Read More

Mine project gets tax breaks from Tuscaloosa Co.

An underground coal mine project to be developed over the next six years has been granted significant tax incentives. Read More

Democratic legislators say AL can’t afford session

Democratic leaders in the Alabama House and Senate have issued a news release asking Republican Gov. Robert Bentley to postpone calling a special session of the Legislature. Read More

Sports More Sports

Steady Snedeker holds 1-stroke lead at British Open

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — Amid plenty of wayward swings, Brandt Snedeker and Adam Scott were steady as can be at the British Open. Read More

Braves overcome 9-0 deficit, defeat Nationals

WASHINGTON — Paul Janish hit a run-scoring bloop single in the 11th inning to complete the Atlanta Braves’ wild 11-10 comeback win against the Washington Nationals on Friday night. Read More

Water-filled bunkers turn into real hazard at Open

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — Keegan Bradley thought the closest water hazard at Royal Lytham & St. Annes was the Irish Sea about a mile away. Read More

Life More Life

American Red Cross issues emergency call for blood donors and platelet donors of all types

The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels, with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand compared to this time last year. Read More

GRMC Cancer Center adds new treatment option

Dr. G. Lowndes Harrison uses the word “excited” a lot when talking about the Cancer Center’s newly acquired Xoft/Axxent, an electronic, brachytherapy machine that will allow Gadsden Regional Medical Center to provide new and timelier… Read More

Get your ounce of prevention before you need a cure

August is a month of many things — heat and humidity and a hectic quest to get the most out of the last days of summer before it’s time for the youngsters to head back to school. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Sensible changes on noise

Gadsden City Councilman Robert Avery expressed some concerns about the changes made this week to the city’s noise ordinance, which gives officers much more discretion now than they had previously. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Alverson, Roger Wayne

Roger Wayne Alverson, 63, Pell City, died Thursday, July 19, 2012. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City. …..

Beard, Christopher Ross

Christopher Ross Beard, 27, Southside, died Friday, July 20, 2012. Arrangements to be announced by Morgan Funeral Chapel and Crematory. …..

Champbell, George Dewey

George Dewey Champbell, 66, Boaz, died Friday, July 20, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Christine Champbell. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. …..

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