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On This Day In Alabama History: Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Exploded

On This Day In Alabama History: Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Exploded

| April 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 20, 2010: The largest offshore oil spill in marine history took several weeks to unfold, but it began with an explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, located some 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana

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Autocar Holds Grand Opening At Birmingham Area Truck Plant

Autocar Holds Grand Opening At Birmingham Area Truck Plant

| April 20, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The $120 million Autocar plant in Birmingham’s Pinson Valley cut the ribbon for an official grand opening today, but that doesn’t mean the factory hasn’t already been churning out trucks.

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Chilly Tonight; Rain Returns Sunday

Chilly Tonight; Rain Returns Sunday

| April 19, 2018 @ 3:20 pm

COLD NIGHT: Temperatures are only in the 50s and 60s across the northern half of Alabama this afternoon despite sunshine in full supply. The average high (at Birmingham) for April 19 is 75.

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Breezy and Noticeably Cooler Today

Breezy and Noticeably Cooler Today

| April 19, 2018 @ 5:59 am

COOL, BREEZY DAY: A cold front passed through in mostly dry fashion across Alabama last night, and today will be considerably cooler than yesterday with a high only in the low to mid 60s with a northwest wind of 12-22 mph. Tonight will be clear, and as the wind dies down colder pockets are headed back for the 30s early tomorrow morning with a bit of light frost possible. Most of the larger cities will see a low closer to 40.

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Birmingham’s Bill Oliver Makes Debut As Feature Film Director At Tribeca Film Festival

Birmingham’s Bill Oliver Makes Debut As Feature Film Director At Tribeca Film Festival

| April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Years ago, Bill Oliver was a sixth-grader at Highlands Day School in Birmingham when his math teacher started a photography club.

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Port Of Mobile Taps Partners To Develop $60m Auto Export Facility

Port Of Mobile Taps Partners To Develop $60m Auto Export Facility

| April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Port of Mobile is poised to become a major hub of auto export activity, with a new facility that will allow vehicles to be driven directly onto cargo ships bound for markets around the world.

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Birmingham-area Girls Get Energized About Engineering At Alabama Power Conference

Birmingham-area Girls Get Energized About Engineering At Alabama Power Conference

| April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Cameron Vines learned Saturday that there’s more to her mom’s job than she realized.

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Can’t Miss Alabama Offers Musicals, Galas, Festivals, A-Day And A Dam Ride For A Fun-Filled Weekend

Can’t Miss Alabama Offers Musicals, Galas, Festivals, A-Day And A Dam Ride For A Fun-Filled Weekend

| April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

This week’s Can’t Miss Alabama offers musicals, galas, festivals, A-day and a dam ride for a fun-filled weekend.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Naval Blockade Imposed On Confederate States

On This Day In Alabama History: Naval Blockade Imposed On Confederate States

| April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

April 19, 1861: A week after Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln ordered a naval blockade of Southern ports to prevent the export of cotton and the smuggling of arms and supplies to rebel fighters

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Survey: Optimism Abounds As Alabama Business Owners Project Hiring, Wage Increases

Survey: Optimism Abounds As Alabama Business Owners Project Hiring, Wage Increases

| April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am

A tight labor market and mounting economic enthusiasm among business owners could equal more jobs and higher wages for Alabama workers in the next six months.

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Cold Passes Through Tonight Mostly Dry

Cold Passes Through Tonight Mostly Dry

| April 18, 2018 @ 3:13 pm

WARM SPRING DAY: Temperatures are hovering right around 80 degrees across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine through scattered clouds. A cold front will pass through tonight… it could squeeze out a few isolated showers, but moisture is very limited, and most communities will stay dry.

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New Exoplanet Hunting Mission Scheduled for Launch Today

New Exoplanet Hunting Mission Scheduled for Launch Today

| April 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am

NASA is looking to launch its latest exoplanet hunter TESS or satellite Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite later today, April 18, 2018. TESS is expected to find thousands of Earth and larger sized planets orbiting suns 200 light years from our solar system.

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Close To 80 Later Today; Cooler Tomorrow

Close To 80 Later Today; Cooler Tomorrow

| April 18, 2018 @ 5:25 am

WARM WEDNESDAY: With a partly sunny sky, we are forecasting a high around 80 degrees this afternoon, a little above the average high of 75 for April 18. Then, tonight, there is a small risk of a brief passing shower thanks to a cold front passing through. Moisture will be very limited, and most communities will stay dry.

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Hyundai Power Transformers To Expand In Alabama With 86 New Jobs

Hyundai Power Transformers To Expand In Alabama With 86 New Jobs

| April 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Hyundai Power Transformers USA is investing $33 million to increase production at its manufacturing facility in Montgomery, creating 86 jobs.

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Bello Moments At Birmingham’s Bettola

Bello Moments At Birmingham’s Bettola

| April 18, 2018 @ 5:00 am

James Lewis has made a name and a niche for himself in a city that is increasingly famous for its food.

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