BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Another blast of cold air is headed to Alabama, and officials in Birmingham are taking steps to protect homeless people. The city says it will open Boutwell Auditorium as a warming shelter nightly through tomorrow. Temperatures are predicted to fall into the mid-to upper 20s each night until then.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham City Council has voted to extend a moratorium on payday loan and title pawn lending businesses for six months. City leaders voted yesterday to extend an existing moratorium by six months.
SEATTLE (AP) - The chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes has met in Washington state with union leaders of the Machinists who rejected the company's contract offer last month. The meeting yesterday between Boeing's Ray Conner and leaders of Machinists District 751 came on the deadline day for states across the country to submit their bids to build Boeing's new 777x project.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A real estate developer set for trial on charges of wetlands and Clean Water Act violations in Hancock County has notified court officials in Gulfport, Miss., he plans to plead guilty to a reduced charge. Federal court records show William Miller, of Fairhope, Ala., plans to accept a plea agreement on a charge of filling wetlands without permission.
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