Headlines: Police: New York gunman set ‘trap’ for firefighters

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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Police: New York gunman set ‘trap’ for firefighters

WEBSTER, N.Y. — An ex-con set a car and a house ablaze in his lakeside neighborhood to lure firefighters, then opened fire on them, killing two, engaging in a shootout with police and committing suicide while several houses burned. Authorities… Read More

Christmas Day storms could be severe

Christmas is a time for celebrating with family, but this year it’s going to be very important to be aware of the weather, Jessica Talley, a forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Birmingham, said Monday. Read More

Christmas from then to now: 1932-2012

Now that I have more time to reminisce about the days gone by, I recently was thinking about the differences in Christmases of my childhood to today. Read More

State News More State News

Alabama EMA prepping for Christmas twister threat

Getting ready for Christmas meant more than last-minute shopping and present-wrapping this year in Alabama as emergency planners spent Monday preparing for what forecasters said could be a holiday marred by severe storms, possible tornadoes and… Read More

Nature coalition plants to restore Ala. fire tower

Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition officials have announced plans to restore a historic mountaintop fire tower that could offer visitors panoramic views of greater Birmingham from 1,300 feet above the ground. Read More

Ala. judge to preside over anti-trust suits

A collection of seven federal anti-trust lawsuits filed against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama – and two suits in other states – have been consolidated and Birmingham U.S. District Court Judge David Proctor has been appointed to preside over the… Read More

Sports More Sports

Alabama’s Fluker grateful for teammates who called him out

Anthony Steen called D.J. Fluker out. So did Cyrus Kouandjio. And AJ McCarron. Read More

2012 a difficult year in sports

Jerry Sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison, Penn State football played under NCAA sanctions and Joe Paterno passed away. Read More

Miller, Paterno among those sports world lost this year

He went to work where a statue of him stood outside the stadium, his place of business for more than a half century. He would not live to see the statue hauled away. Read More

Life More Life

Times Weekly Calendar for Dec. 23

GADSDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER needs men, women and teens to volunteer. Call Natalie Fleming at 256-494-4179. Read More

Community Services for Dec. 23

NAMI CONNECTION is a weekly support group that meets each Thursday at the Tyler Center (731 Leighton Ave.) in Anniston. Read More

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Coming Soon for Dec 23

MAYOR’S BALL 2013, an evening of dining and dancing (honoring the late Gen. Clarence F. Rhea and family) will be held Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Convention Hall. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Consensus needed on school security

It’s going to be a while before the events of Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn., leave the media spotlight, and it’s not just because of the debates over gun control, mental health issues and violent entertainment that have ensued. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Gramling, Mable Francis Battle

Our precious Mable Francis Battle Gramling, 85, went to be with her Lord and her Sweet on Dec. 22, 2012. She was preceded in …..

Grandjean, Blanche Julia

Blanche Julia Grandjean, 95, Mentone, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. A memorial service will be held at a later time by the family. Burt Funeral …..

Hall, Hazel Janet

Hazel Janet Hall, 66, Muscle Shoals, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Burt Funeral Home Chapel, Fort …..

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