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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Birmingham.

Thursday
Dec182014

Cops: Center Point Man Detains Burglar in Home

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- A Center Point man who found a burglar in his home Wednesday didn't just startle the intruder, but also sprang into action and detained the suspect.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said a man was at his home on Dogwood Lane asleep with his infant child just before noon, when he awoke to find a man in his kitchen attempting to leave with his television. Upon seeing the homeowner, the burglar allegedly dropped the television and tried to flee.

"The victim chased him and caught him in the back yard. The suspect fought with the victim, but was unable to get away. No one was injured," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Deputies arrived and found the victim standing over the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Deontre Johnson, of Birmingham. Johnson faces burglary and theft charges.

The victim reported that there were also two other suspects in the yard, but they fled before deputies arrived.


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Thursday
Dec182014

Highlands Bar and Grill Makes OpenTable's Top 10 Restaurants List

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- OpenTable has compiled its Top 10 restaurants in the nation, based on verified diner reviews, and local spot Highlands Bar and Grill has made #10 on the list.

The family-owned Highlands Bar and Grill serves up farm-to-table French/Southern cuisine to up to 124 guests. Founded in 1982, the restaurant offers seasonal dishes, oysters, a cheese plate, house-made tonic, an extensive wine list, and signature cocktails.

Like most of the top 10 mentions, Highlands is a dinner-only establishment.

“One of the things we’re noticing in the top 10 is eight of the restaurants only serve dinner,” said OpenTable’s chief dining officer Caroline Potter. "This is an indication that they’re not trying to do it all. They’re going more for creating a new experience for diners.”


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Thursday
Dec182014

Man Found Dead, Pinned Under Car in Chelsea

(SHELBY COUNTY, Ala.) -- A Chelsea man is dead after becoming pinned while working on his car Tuesday.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, 41-year-old Juan Manuel Rodriguez was found dead, trapped underneath his vehicle on Four J Road in Chelsea.

The Sheriff's Office said investigators "were able to determine that the vehicle involved belonged to the victim and that he had been outside working on it immediately prior to his death. The vehicle began rolling and the victim, while attempting to stop it, was run over and became entrapped under the vehicle."

Rodriguez's death has been ruled accidental.


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Wednesday
Dec172014

State Troopers to Bring Teddy Bears to Pediatric Hospitals

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Starting Wednesday, state troopers will be bringing teddy bears to hospital pediatric units, continuing a 20-year holiday tradition.

The gifts are furnished by the Alabama State Trooper Association and purchased with funds from public donations.

About 500 bears will be donated in total.


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Wednesday
Dec172014

Hokes Bluff Man Charged in Hunting Shooting Incident

(ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala.) -- A Hokes Bluff man has been arrested for allegedly shooting another man while hunting over the weekend.

According to the Etowah County Sheriff's Office, 44-year-old Mark Shaw Hunt was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of first-degree assault.

The charge stems from an incident Saturday in which Dr. Christopher Clark was shot in both legs while hunting in a field off Norton Lane in the Ball Play community. Investigators said Hunt was aware that Dr. Clark was also in the field at the time of the shooting.


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