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September 16, 2013

NJN/am for Monday, September 16

Good Monday morning to you, and so long to Johnny Football for now...

Weather: Dry and warm. Mostly sunny for today with highs in the upper 80s. Clouds increase a bit tonight with lows in the middle 60s. There's a slight chance of showers for tomorrow,

Remembering four little girls. The 50th anniversary of the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church was remembered Sunday. A capacity crowd heard numerous figures from the civil rights movement, including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Julius Scruggs of the National Baptist Convention. Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair were all killed on Sept. 15, 1963 when the historic church was bombed with a time-delayed dynamite bomb; three members of the Ku Klux Klan were later convicted, while another died before being charged.

Greer hearing today. Jefferson Circuit Judge Tommy Nail will hear arguments today from the attorney for Rev. Terry Greer on why he should be moved out of the Jefferson County Jail for various reasons related to his health and mental state. The hearing for Greer, the former Gardendale minister charged with killing his wife and trying to do the same to his teenage daughter, begins at 9 a.m. We'll have full coverage.

Sports: Barons win it all. It took the full five games, but the Birmingham Barons won the championship of the Southern League on Sunday night at Regions Field, with a 4-2 victory in the winner-take-all fifth game of the series. It's the first league title for Birmingham since 2002, but the seventh time the franchise has won since the current version of the league was formed in 1964... Football: It was a big game for former Crimson Tide star Julio Jones, as he racked up 182 yards receiving in the Atlanta Falcons' 31-24 win over St. Louis. Elsewhere, the Tennessee Titans fell 30-24 at Houston in overtime... NASCAR: It was back to racing at last, as Mat Kenseth won the first Race for the Chase event at Chicagoland. The race went under the lights after weather delayed matters more than six hours over two separate red flags.

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