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May 6, 2014

NJN/am for Tuesday, May 6

Good Tuesday morning to you...

Weather: Still sweaty. It's yet another day of sunny skies and very warm temperatures, with highs in the upper 80s. Lows tonight will fall to the upper 50s. The forecast is duplicated for Wednesday and Thursday.

Police officer shot in Pinson. What appears to have been a dispute over a woman led to the shooting of a Birmingham Police officer in his home near the Palmerdale community. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies continue to search for a suspect who they say went to the home and shot the officer three times. The suspect is the husband of a woman who had gone to the victim's house shortly before the shooting, which took place just before 8 p.m. Monday. The victim was taken to UAB Hospital; his wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.

New hearing set for Terry Greer. The former Methodist pastor from Gardendale will appear in Judge Tommy Nail's courtroom on May 28, where the judge will hear testimony from a state mental health professional who examined Greer, and will then determine if he is competent enough to stand trial for the murder of his wife and attempted murder of his daughter. The hearing was originally scheduled for April 30, but was postponed when Nail got sick.

The end for Nowlin. The Jefferson County Board of Education has called a special meeting for 3 p.m. today, where members are expected to vote on the contract buyout of Superintendent Stephen Nowlin. As we reported in a story here at, Nowlin was given a buyout offer by the board a week ago Friday, near the end of his 16th month in office. Board president Jennifer Parsons has said since in prepared statements that the request for Nowlin to step down came not because of misconduct of any sort, but because of philosophical differences. Nowlin has more than two years remaining on his contract.

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