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Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeMore >>
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. More >>
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Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night. Sgt. Denise Barnes with the Montgomery Police Department says the single-vehicle crashMore >>
Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:17:34 GMT
As new teachers in the Butler County school system introduced themselves to the community Thursday night, the school board also introduced and approved its new strategic plan- its five year plan for improvement.More >>
A community effort and plan for the future of the Butler County school system has become a reality. The school board outlined aspects of the new strategic plan tonight and the impact they hope it will have across the district. More >>
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified a woman and child who died Sunday when their car collided with a train.
Forty-year-old Consuelo Gurley and her son 12-year-old Michael Shereef Earskin, Jr. were both killed in the accident. It happened at a train crossing on 17th Way Southwest and Harrison Avenue in West Birmingham.
On Sunday night, the coroner's office had identified the woman who died in the crash, but they were waiting to release her name along with the name of her child.
Witnesses say the woman was trying to beat the train. According to Dejuan Taylor, who witnessed the accident, the train blew its horn and within half a second it hit her car and dragged it down the track. Passengers on the train say they had no idea how bad it really was until they saw all the first responders show up.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. The train was on its was from Atlanta to New Orleans.