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"Hoover was the only place that we lived as a family of four," Heather Gilotti said. Read more

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April Pipkin press conf 12-17-18

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The ACLU and NAACP joined in the lawsuit, saying records need to be released for transparency and accountability. Read more


Hoover Police Explorers March 2019

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The Hoover Police Explorers had two top 10 finishes among more than 100 teams at a competition in Gatlinburg. Read more


Hoover police 2-1-19

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There was a significant decrease in drug crimes and weapons law offenses. Read more

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Ivey's body was laid to rest at Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham. Read more

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City leaders and pastors also issued a call for an end to hateful speech and racism and for people to pursue peace over division. Read more

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City leaders offered condolences and prayers for the family, and the police chief apologized for incorrectly labeling Emantic "E.J." Bradford as the gunman in another shooting at the mall. Read more


Nick Derzis 7-24-17

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The award now will be called the Chief Nicholas C. Derzis Safe Schools Leadership Award. Read more

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Hoover Police Department will wear pink badges and police vehicles will have pink badge decals throughout the month of October. Read more

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The Police Department's main concern is that drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft undergo proper background checks, Chief Nick Derzis said. Read more


Anonymous Hoover donor gives family wheelchair-accessible van

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Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis credited an article in the April issue of 280 Living with bringing the Napp’s situation to the donor’s attention. Read more

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