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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about scam artists calling victims pretending to work in the sheriff’s department. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about scam artists calling victims pretending to work in the sheriff’s department.
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BIRMINGHAM, AL - Here's a quick look at your top 5 headlines for Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

1. The search for a new superintendent in the Jefferson County School System has ended. Tuesday board members selected Dr. Craig Pouncey as the district’s new leader. Dr. Pouncey was most recently the Chief of Staff at the Alabama Department of Education.

RELATED: Craig Pouncey named as new Jefferson County Superintendent

2. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about scam artists calling victims pretending to work in the sheriff’s department. The criminals claim the resident has a warrant out and then tells the victim to pay a fine in order to clear up the matter. In some cases, the caller is demanding up to $1,000. If you receive a call, hang up and call the sheriff’s office.

3. U.S. Special Forces have captured a Libyan militant who happens to be the suspected ring leader of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador were killed in the 2012 attack.

4. UPS has come up with a different formula to calculate its shipping charges. In addition to weighing a package, the shipping company will begin measuring the size of the boxes as well. The company claims the change, set to begin in December, will cut down on excess packaging materials.

5. More sharks are being reported in the Gulf Coast, just one week after hundreds forced Orange Beach officials to shut down two beaches near Alabama Point. The latest group of sharks was spotted around Pensacola Pass near Fort Pickens.

RELATED: Sharks move to Pensacola Pass

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