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The Alabama Department of Transporation is working to get rights of way from 14 property owners along the route to replace the University Boulevard bridge in Alberta.

Police in Hoover are investigating a fatal shooting after two women got into an argument at an Iron Bowl party, shortly after the game ended. Both women ended up on the ground and one pulled a gun.

The National Retail Federation says during the four-day shopping stretch that started Thanksgiving Day and ended Sunday, a record 141 million people are estimated to have shopped in stores and online, which is about 4 million more than last year, but those shoppers spent about 2.9 percent less than last year.