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Severe thunderstorm warning for Jefferson County lifted; St. Clair and Shelby County still under warning


Eastern Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama...
* until 7 p.m. East at 45 mph. * locations impacted include...
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Gardendale...
B essemer...
Birmingham...
Homewood and Vestavia Hills. For continuing weather updates ...

Severe thunderstorm warning for Jefferson County lifted; St. Cla - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.


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A city by any other name would be …?


If you scan a map of Alabama, you will notice more town names with similarities. There is Cottondale and Cottonwood; Greenpond and Green Hill; Kinsey and Kinston; Fruitdale and Fultondale; Midfield and Midway; Gordo and Gordon; Good Hope, Goodsprings and ...

Young ArtPlay performers celebrate life of George Washington Carver with original play Feb. 21


Birmingham teens will pay homage to a giant in Alabama history with the premiere of the ArtPlay ...
The MIH Performing Ensemble members and their schools are Miriam Ellison of Fultondale Elementary; Impress Jones of Glen Iris Elementary; Stella Jordan ...

ALDI hosting hiring event in Central Alabama


Birmingham , AL - Grocery chain ALDI is looking for managers for its ...
to hire manager trainee positions for its stores in Alabaster, Birmingham, Bessemer, Fultondale, Hoover, Homewood, Hueytown and Pelham. The hiring event will begin at 8 p.m. And ...

Birmingham police: Fultondale man, transient charged in Highland Park murder


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Two men have been charged in connection with the murder of a 47-year-old Birmingham man in Highland Park, police announced Tuesday. Jason Hopkins, 28, of Fultondale, and Dane Leach, 46, are charged with capital murder in the death of ...

Fultondale woman homeless, estranged boyfriend charged with burning down her apartment


FULTONDALE, Alabama - A Fultondale woman is homeless after police say her estranged boyfriend, angry over her rejection, burned down her apartment. Chrispen Brown, 27, lost everything, including some of her 1-year-old son's Christmas presents, but she says ...

Fultondale 52, Tarrant 31: Lewis scores five TDs to lead Wildcats to rivalry win


FULTONDALE, Alabama – Senior Brandon Lewis rushed for 203 yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries, and also caught two passes for 75 yards and a touchdown, as Fultondale rolled over Tarrant 52-31 Friday night for its first victory in the series since 1991.

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Good Thursday morning, and get ready for some changes...
Dr. Stephanie Robinson, the principal of Fultondale High School, has been selected to fill a vacancy on the Central Board of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. I had the opportunity to ...

Fultondale police chief retiring


FULTONDALE, Alabama - Fultondale Police Chief Byron Pigg led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Fultondale City Council meeting for the last time Monday morning. Pigg recently announced his retirement and will be leaving the post at the end of the month.




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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]



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GET YOUR MEDICARE READY FOR 2015 IN FULTONDALE

Do you make resolutions for the new year? Here are some easy ones you can keep that will help get you ready for 2015:

1. Check to see that you have the right insurance card to use when you go to the doctor in 2015. Did you change your health or drug plan during Medicare Open Enrollment? If you did and you haven’t received your new card or welcome packet by January 1st, contact your plan for help. If you need to fill a prescription right away, find out how to fill a prescription without your card.

If you changed from a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) back to Original Medicare, use your red, white, and blue Medicare card when you go to the doctor. Get a new card if you lost or damaged yours, or need to update your information.

2. Budget for next year’s Medicare Part B deductible.

Remember, if you have Medicare Part B and you’re in Original Medicare, you’ll have to meet your deductible before your Medicare coverage pays for services and supplies. Next year, the Medicare Part B deductible will be $147, the same as it was in 2014. Plan your health care budget to account for the increased cost of doctor visits for the time that it will take to cover your deductible. Find out more about Medicare costs in 2015.

3.  Schedule appointments to get any preventive tests or screenings.

Medicare covers all sorts of preventive services to keep you healthy and screenings to check for health problems, and many are covered each year at no cost to you. Ask your doctor when you should schedule your wellness visit and other screenings. You can also use MyMedicare.gov to track your visits and make a calendar of preventive services.

Talk to your doctor about these covered preventive services to find out what’s right for your health needs.

4. Make sure your drug or health plan meet your needs.

If not, Medicare has a way for you to get the coverage you want instead of having to wait for the next Open Enrollment. At any time during the year, you can switch to a Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that has a 5-star rating.

Plan ratings are based on member surveys, information from doctors and health care providers, and other sources. The plan ratings are scores that show the quality and performance of the plan, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest rated plans.

You can make this change once per calendar year. Find 5-star health and drug plans in your area.

Remember to check www.medicare.gov for the latest Medicare news and information, and have a happy and healthy new year!

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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in FULTONDALE

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Office on Violence Against Women

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