Update: Local, regional and national coverage on the Shelby county Colonial Pipeline explosion

Photo from Alabama EMA twitter feed
Photo from Alabama EMA twitter feed

Below is a compilation of local, regional, and national news stories on the Colonial pipeline explosion that occurred yesterday in Shelby county.

According to a Colonial Pipeline statement and multiple media reports, a contract crew working miles from the site of a Sept. 9 spill ran into the pipeline with a trackhoe, igniting gasoline and causing a fire. One person died at the scene and five others were transported to Birmingham-area hospitals for treatment.

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Can’t vote on November 8th? Vote now.


The countdown is on.  8 days before the big election.

But you just found out your boss is sending you out of town next Tuesday on a business trip. Or on November 8th you are pulling a 10 hour shift at your place of work. And let’s say you are a student who is registered to vote in your hometown county that is not in the county you are attending school.

You can still vote – but with a absentee ballot (pdf). Here are the complete details.

Don’t miss out. Do this today.  The Absentee Election Manager must receive your ballot in the mail or in person (detail at the website) by Thursday, November 3rd (here are the Absentee Election Manager addresses in each county)

Popular Demand Within Districts Calls for Continuous Renovation

There are certain levels of demand for every district in Birmingham, some more so than others, and many are making a comeback.

Story of our city’s emerging resurgence, am I right?

Five Points South is one of the most visited and populated areas in town at peak business hours. This calls for renovation of “out-dated” buildings. Next up, The Highland Building.

Photo Provided By: BBJ
Photo Provided By: BBJ

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Chicago Cubs “nemeses” Indian’s Kluber and Francona have Birmingham connections

Birmingham-born Cory Kluber
Birmingham-born Cory Kluber

Tonight, at the local sports bar, when you are watching the Chicago Cubs fight for their World Series survival against the Cleveland Indians – here is a bit of Birmingham trivia.

Where was Indians pitcher Corey Kluber (2 wins and only 1 run allowed in 12 innings) and odds on favorite to win the Series MVP born?

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Birmingham Startups Among Finalists for AL. Launchpad Competition

The focus of Alabama Launchpad, a program of the EDPA, is to provide funding for startups, help facilitate potential entrepreneurial ventures, and sustain growth throughout the state.

A yearly competition is held to provide funding for startups who are truly making an impact in their cities. This year, two Bham companies are in the running; Book-it-Legal and Alasaw.

Photo By: Alabama NewsCenter

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This Year’s Surgeons Vs. Chefs Great Pumpkin Carve Off is Oct. 29th

The sixth annual Surgeons vs. Chefs Great Pumpkin Carve-Off is this Saturday, October 29th. This festive and fun event will test the carving skills of three orthopedic surgeons and three local chefs. Judging will be based on precision, skill, and creativity. 


Brookwood Baptist Health has partnered with the Market at Pepper Place to host this local event. There will be more than just a live pumpkin carving. You’ll get the chance to enjoy decorating mini pumpkins, trick or treating at vendors’ tents, face painting, and even balloon animal fun. Halloween Costumes are encouraged along with cheering on your favorite competitor. 

The competitors include:

  • Ryan Cordry, DO
  •  Lloyd Johnson, MD
  •  Robert Wolf, MD
    Versus three local chefs:
  • Chris Hastings, HOT & HOT FISH CLUB | OVENBIRD

The Event is at 10am and FREE for everyone. It is located at the Pepper Place Market – Demonstration Area in front of Richard Tubb Interiors, 2829 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233.

Rain or Shine, come enjoy this Halloween inspired event with your friends and family.