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Thursday
Apr242014

Three in Custody After Last Week's Shooting

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Three suspects were arrested and charged in connection with a shooting that took place in Inglenook last week.

The Birmingham Police Department said Wednesday on Twitter that they had taken the three suspects into custody. According to the Birmingham News, the men were identified as Cedric Willis, 28, Leroy Debruce, 24, and Tradarryl Boykins, 22.

The three men are each charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

Three people were injured in the April 16 shooting.

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Thursday
Apr242014

Gadsden Man Charged with Possession of Child Porn

(ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala.) -- A Gadsden man was arrested on Tuesday after he was allegedly found to be in possession of child porn.

Pablo Gabriel Urbina, 20, has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of production of obscene matter containing visual depiction of a person under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts.

According to the Etowah County Sheriff's Office, following a three-month investigation, local and federal authorities executed a search warrant at Urbina's home and allegedly found the man to be in possession of more than 600 pornographic images and videos. Urbina is also accused of distributing the illegal material online.

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Thursday
Apr242014

Cops: Mother and Newborn Test Positive for Drugs

(ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala.) -- A Boaz woman who recently gave birth to a child, has been arrested after both she and the child tested positive for drugs.

Miranda Dawn Wheeler, 29, is charged with one count of chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are ingested, produced or distributed.

The Etowah County Sheriff's Office said Wheeler was charged after she and her baby tested positive for amphetamine, benzodiazepines and methadone.

Wheeler gave birth to the child in late March.

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Wednesday
Apr232014

Birmingham Police Get New Fleet of Vehicles

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- The Birmingham Police Department is rolling out some new wheels.

The department announced Tuesday that it has 59 new 2014 Ford Explorer vehicles.

The new fleet will be issued to patrol units and will replace the 2009 Crown Victoria vehicles that were previously used.

Police officials said the new vehicles will make officers safer on the roads, and the SUVs boast better gas mileage compared to the vehicles they replaced.

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Wednesday
Apr232014

Woman, 66, Dies After Car Crash

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- A 66-year-old Bessemer woman died on Tuesday after a car crash in western Birmingham.

According to the Birmingham News, Zelma Jane Wilkes was hit after she pulled into oncoming traffic at the intersection of Shannon-Wenonah Road and Lakeshore Parkway.

Wilkes was taken to a hospital where she later died.

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