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U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.More >>
HOMEWOOD, AL (WBRC) -
The Homewood City Council has voted 6-3 note to renew the business license of America's Best Value Inn and Suites on West Oxmoor.
Councilors listened to safety concerns from residents and police have about the hotel.
Police say the hotel has been a "drain" on resources because officers have responded to 148 incidents there between June 15, 2011 and Feb. 13, 2014.
Police say that of the 241 offenses investigated, 35 incidents involved wanted fugitives, 20 incidents were prostitution related and 33 incidents involved drugs. There was also one murder and two suicides.
Once the police chief made his summary, the hotel owners had a chance to defend their business. The councilors and then the public asked the owners questions about the situation. The meeting lasted about four hours, ending with the vote.
The council also revealed that the hotel's business license expired in December 2013. Council President Bruce Limbaugh says he and the council will meet Friday morning to determine the next step.
The owners of the hotel did not want to make a statement but their attorney told FOX6 News that they will fight the council's decision.