Birmingham native Jordan Fisher wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’ finale

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Screen shot of Dancing with the Stars celebrity finalists Jordan Fisher and Lindsey Stirling awaiting the announcement of the winner of the Mirrorball trophy

Last night, Birmingham native Jordan Fisher won the coveted Mirrorball trophy as ‘Dancing with the Stars’ champion for Season 25.

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River groups release data on toxic chemicals discharged into Alabama waters

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Waste Ponds at Resolute Forest Products on the Coosa River (seen in the background). Flight provided by SouthWings. Photo (c) Frank Chitwood 2017 – photo from the Coosa Riverkeeper website

According to a  news release by the Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a recent analysis of data reported by industry indicates that nearly ten million pounds of toxic chemicals were dumped into Alabama’s rivers in 2015.

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The Junior League of Birmingham Market Noel supporting 35 local charities

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The Junior League of Birmingham is holding Market Noel at the Findley Center in Hoover, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Last night Bham Now took a special Facebook Live tour of The Junior League of Birmingham annual Market Noel shopping event at the Finley Center at the Hoover Met Complex.

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Searching for methane leaks leads to solving Google car mystery

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SELC staff with the Google Street View mapping car, photo from the Southern Environmental Law Center

According to a Southern Environmental Law Center news report, earlier this month, groups released online maps showing the location and size of methane leaks from natural gas pipes beneath city streets of Birmingham.

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Support oyster shell recycling and clean water this week at Good People

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Good People Brewing Company is supporting the Alabama Coastal Foundation to week – Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

This week, the Alabama Coastal Foundation is asking people to “Connect to Your Coast” by dropping in at Good People Brewing Company and having a pint or two of Good People’s Urban Farmer.

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