Tough Curfew Law Goes into Effect Wednesday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A stiff curfew for youngsters in Birmingham goes into effect Wednesday.

The Birmingham City Council approved the ordinance last month.

The new law calls for fines starting at $500 for each offense and tightens the hours youngsters can be away from home.

Youths under 17 who aren't accompanied by a parent or guardian are prohibited from being on the streets after 9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on holidays and weekends.

Parents can be held liable if their children violate curfew.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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