The Birmingham News
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"She made one of the most prophetic statements I've ever heard...'With this job there will be plenty of opportunities. What you do with those opportunities and how you use them are up to you.'"

- Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com

Montgomery Public Schools spokesman Tom Salter said Montgomery police received a call shortly after 8 a.m. Friday from an anonymous male reporting that a man wearing a ski mask and carrying a gun was on the property at Bellingrath Middle School. Police responded quickly but found no threat.

- Mike Cason | mcason@al.com

Police say the boy placed an anonymous 911 call this morning saying there was an armed gunman on campus at Bellingrath Middle School.

- Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com

The new officers - Richard Turner, D'Jon Wilson and Tychena Sanders - were unable to attend the swearing-in festivities with their 12 other Class 106-138 classmates one week ago. So, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith, Assistant Chief Allen Treadaway and other top-ranking officials held a private ceremony for the new officers and their family at police headquarters.

- Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force on Thursday carried out Operation Close Out in northern Shelby County along the U.S. 280 corridor, said task force commander Capt. Clay Hammac.

National News

In the days after FBI Director James Comey's May 2017 firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a "wire" to record conversations with President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, The New York Times reported Friday.

Everything you need to know about Rod Rosenstein, President Trump's deputy attorney general.

People are again talking about using the 25th Amendment as a means to remove President Donald Trump from office, and they're doing it more seriously.

- Joseph Goodman | jgoodman@al.com

Important tips for being better Alabama fans. [...]

- Tom Green | tgreen@al.com

Auburn expects 10 recruits visiting Jordan-Hare Stadium for Saturday's game against Arkansas. [...]

- The Tylt

With 8 touchdowns in two games, the Fitzpatrick has looked impressive. [...]

- Michael Casagrande | mcasagrande@al.com

Alabama trustees approved Phase I of the Bryant-Denny Stadium renovation. [...]

- Jeremy Henderson

The big gameday news out of Auburn this week? The decision to allow fans to bring their own water in [...]

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