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Billy Ricketts was named Chelsea Firefighter of the Year

Leah Ingram Eagle

By announcing the recipients of the 2019 Public Safety Awards, the Chamber acknowledged the teamwork that goes into a successful department. Read more

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The council on Aug. 5 voted to amend the city’s ordinance regarding alcoholic beverage sales to allow sales as early as 10 a.m. on Sundays. Read more

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The city of Hoover’s annual National Night out event is moving to a new location for its 10th year — the parking lot of the Riverchase Galleria. Read more

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The Hoover Police Department drew in more donors to a blood drive at the Hoover Public Safety Center than the Hoover Fire Department. Read more

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The 16,000-square-foot facility will be built on Municipal Drive next to Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and include a virtual reality firearms training simulator. Read more

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The chamber honored the top police officers, firefighter, paramedic, detention officer and 911 operator. Read more

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Hoover Police Explorers March 2019

Photo courtesy of Melanie Posey/City of Hoover

The Hoover Police Explorers had two top 10 finishes among more than 100 teams at a competition in Gatlinburg. Read more

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Hoover police said 36-year-old Jackson Bradley Young beat 73-year-old Arthur Grey Till Jr. to death over the weekend. Read more

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Caldwell Crossings death 2-18-19 (2)

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Authorities say the 73-year-old man died of blunt force trauma. Read more

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Caldwell Crossings death 2-18-19

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Police have blocked off a portion of the 3100 block of Crossings Drive with crime scene tape. Read more

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Police officers now will be paid overtime for any time worked over 40 hours, instead of 43 hours. Read more

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There was a significant decrease in drug crimes and weapons law offenses. Read more

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2018 Greater Shelby Chamber Safety Awards

Sydney Cromwell

The Safety Awards Luncheon was held on Sept. 26. Read more

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City staff changed the way police overtime pay is reported to the Retirement Systems of Alabama due to a recent Supreme Court decision, but Smith said the court decision was misinterpreted. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The apparent accident occurred in the parking lot of the Home Depot off U.S. 280. Read more

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Forehand Bivens

Photos courtesy of Jefferson County Jail

Police say the same two men robbed the BB&T Bank branch on Meadow Brook Road on both June 7 and June 27, plus a Regions Bank in Graysville on June 27. Read more

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Meadow Brook bank robbery 6-7-18 (2)

Photo courtesy of Hoover Police Department

But this time, authorities have arrested suspects and say they are the same men who robbed the bank on June 7. Read more

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Police are still investigating what caused the wreck on Greystone Highlands Circle. Read more

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Paul Edward Acton Bowen

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Police identified the suspect as Paul Edward Acton Bowen, the founder of the Acton Bowen Outreach Ministries. Read more

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Photo illustration by Sarah Finnegan.

Drug cases rise in 2017, but robberies, assaults, vehicle thefts decline. Read more

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  • Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (2)

    Photo by Jon Anderson

    Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (2)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and the Hoover City Council recognize Hoover police motorcycle scouts for taking first place in a motorcycle skills competition in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The team as a whole won first place, while Sgt. Brian Nelson (at left in uniform) won first place in the elite division and first overall, T.J. Denson (center) won first place in the novice division and 10th overall, and Adam Dozier (at right) won first place in the expert division and sixth overall.

  • Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (3)

    Photo by Jon Anderson

    Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (3)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato (at right in front), police Chief Nick Derzis (at left in front) and the Hoover City Council recognize Hoover police motorcycle scouts for taking first place in a motorcycle skills competition in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The team as a whole won first place, while Sgt. Brian Nelson (at left in uniform) won first place in the elite division and first overall, T.J. Denson (center) won first place in the novice division and 10th overall, and Adam Dozier (at right) won first place in the expert division and sixth overall.

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    Photo by Jon Anderson

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    The American Red Cross held a Boots vs. Badges blood drive at the Hoover Public Safety Center in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The Hoover police and fire departments competed to see who could draw the most blood donors there.

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    Photo by Jon Anderson

    Boots vs Badges 2019 1

    Mallory Smith, a Hoover resident whose husband is a Hoover firefighter, makes a blood donation at the Boots vs. Badges blood drive put on by the American Red Cross at the Hoover Public Safety Center in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

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    Boots vs Badges 2019 4

    The American Red Cross held a Boots vs. Badges blood drive at the Hoover Public Safety Center in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

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    Susan McGettigan, a resident of the Meadow Brook community in north Shelby County, at left, rests after making a blood donation at the Boots vs. Badges blood drive put on by the American Red Cross at the Hoover Public Safety Center in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

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