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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Birmingham.

Thursday
Jul242014

One Injured in Wednesday Night House Fire

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- A Birmingham house fire left one person injured on Wednesday night.

According to the Birmingham News, fire crews responded to the home on Pine View Road at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday and found heavy flames and smoke.

One person was initially believed to have been stuck in the home, but was later found outside the house and taken to the University of Alabama, Birmingham Hospital.

The cause of the fire remains under further investigation, the News reported.


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Thursday
Jul242014

Two Arrested for Criminal Mischief at Quinton Home

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Two people have been arrested for criminal mischief at a home in Quinton.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's office, on Tuesday afternoon, Jesse Smith, 35, of Graysville, and Shanaee Dean, 31, of Adamsville, burglarized a home on the 7200 block of Greer Road.

The victim believes the suspects were former tenants who had been evicted for growing marijuana.

The police reports that the burglars reportedly broke windows, threatened to burn the house down, and threatened to kill the homeowner and her son.

The suspects fled the scene, but were soon apprehended and arrested.


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Thursday
Jul242014

Two Arrested for Stealing Lawn Mower from Center Point Home

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Two people have been arrested for stealing a lawn mower from a home in Center Point.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reports that a man installed a camera outside his home on July 11 after noticing that the house had been burglarized. On July 12, the victim said he noticed that his lawn mower had been stolen. The victim reviewed the camera footage, which reportedly caught a man and a woman stealing the lawn mower.

On Monday, police arrested 34-year old-Beth Ann Chasteen and 41-year-old Christian Eric Gamache for the burglary. They were both charged with second-degree theft of property.


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Wednesday
Jul232014

Montgomery Police Searching for Man Accused of Holding Woman Hostage

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Police are searching for 31-year-old Don Duewin Hayes for allegedly holding a woman hostage and threatening to kill her and her four children.

Hayes is accused of assaulting a woman inside her home and preventing her from leaving. The victim suffered multiple lacerations and bruising, according to police.

Authorities say Hayes has an extensive history of domestic violence and is considered dangerous. Hayes is wanted on charges of domestic violence, assault and imprisonment.

Anyone with information pertaining to his whereabouts is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 215-STOP.


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Wednesday
Jul232014

Cops: Man Arrested in Ala. After Threatening to Kill Obama

(HUNTSVILLE, Ala.) -- A Tennessee man has been arrested in Alabama, accused of threatening to kill President Obama and other officials.

The man accused of making the threats has been identified as 45-year-old Jimmie Randall Johnson, Jr., who was arrested by authorities in Huntsville, Ala.

Investigators said in published reports that Johnson allegedly called the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security on July 11, and left a voicemail message threatening to harm President Obama, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, Tennessee Homeland Security Advisor David Purkey and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Tommy Farmer.

Johnson is also accused of calling back the next day, and leaving another message, saying he would "light Nashville up."

Officials said Johnson has since admitted to investigators to making the calls.


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