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Big rig crashes in Alabaster causing delays on I-65
ALABASTER, Ala. —A semi-truck crashed Sunday afternoon, overturning on Interstate 65 in Shelby County.Rowdy Tidwell, executive officer with the Alabaster Fire Department said emergency crews were called to the scene at 3:50 p.m. at the 235 mile marker. That's where they found the mangled truck and t
1 dead, 2 injured after string of random car shootings in Birmingham
Several cars were shot at in Birmingham on Saturday, killing one person and injuring at least two others.
Wreck shuts down I-65 southbound lanes - Shelby County Reporter
As of about 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, the right lane and right emergency lane of I-65 southbound are closed in the area of mile marker 235, just north of the Shelby County Airport, the post read.
4 men arrested, suspected of drug trafficking in Shelby County
The SCDETF and the TRU searched the home and confiscated more than a pound and a half of crystal methamphetamine, more than 10 pounds of synthetic marijuana, cocaine, Suboxone and marijuana, according to the police report.
Alabaster OKs funding to tear down abandoned house - Shelby County Reporter
Since council members agreed to demolish the structures, the city will cover the cost of the demolition and attach the cost as a lien against the property, which will have to be repaid before the property could be sold in the future.
Police investigating homicide in west Birmingham
Around 6 p.m., Birmingham Police officers from the West Precinct responded to a report of shots fired and a vehicle accident in th 1400 block of Pike Road. Once on the scene, officers located the victim inside a vehicle unresponsive, according to Sgt. Johnny Williams.
Person dead after being run over by 18 wheeler in Highway 280 Home Depot parking lot
HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) -- Hoover Police are investigating after a person was killed Friday morning in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Highway 280.Lt. Keith Czeskleba says a person was run over by an 18 wheeler in the parking lot, and is deceased. He says Hoover Police are still working to learn mo
Driver injured in Birmingham when a bullet hit her car
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Birmingham Police are searching for the person who opened fire, hitting a passing truck and injuring the driver Saturday afternoon in Ensley.The woman was driving along Bessemer Road near Avenue W around 4:30 p.m. when a bullet came through the driver's window of her pickup truck.
3 hospitalized after train hits car in Hoover
Just before 4 p.m., a CSX train hit a car that spun into a ditch injuring three passengers in the car. This happened on Elvira Road in the Blackridge subdivision in Hoover, according to Officer Rusty Lowe with Hoover Fire & Rescue.
Gunfire on I-59 in Birmingham leaves 1 seriously injured; 2 vehicles struck
That gunfire, he said, hit two vehicles. A man in one of those vehicles was injured, which caused him to collide with another vehicle. That victim was seriously injured but is in stable condition. He was taken to UAB Hospital by Birmingham Fire and Rescue.
Man shot and killed while driving in Birmingham
Alabama leads the nation in the highest rate of deadly police chases. (File photo)ByAbbey Crainacrain@al.comA driver was shot and killed on Pike Road and Court N. in Birmingham.Police said the man was shot while driving around 6 p.m. causing him to wreck. They have no suspect but are canvassing the
Chris Anderson of 'First 48,' Investigation Discovery: My police officer mom set me on my path
Growing up in the 1980's and 90's in Ensley, violence claimed the lives of so many of my friends. During that time, violence and destructive behavior was almost the norm for kids my age. My brothers and I made up our minds not to become the statistics that claimed so many of our friends.
Train hits car in Hoover, three injured
"The car struck the vehicle and the vehicle flipped over into a ditch," Rusty Lowe, of the Hoover fire department said.
Driver injured by gunfire on Birmingham interstate
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —The driver of a car was injured Saturday afternoon on Interstate 59 in Birmingham when someone in another car opened fire.Birmingham Police said they received a call around 1:30 p.m. about someone in a dark vehicle shooting in southbound lanes of near Tallapoosa Street and the airp
Photos of badly burned, beaten 3-year-old spark outrage; 1 arrested
Photos of the boy's horrific injuries were posted to Facebook, sparking outrage not only among the community, but police officers as well. Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier said officers started reaching out to him to make sure an investigation was under way.
Calera teacher arrested for child porn was approved foster parent
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday arrested 26-year-old Daniel Prentice "Danny" Donaldson, a teacher at Calera Elementary School, on 40 counts of possession of child pornography.
Card skimmer found at Hwy 280 gas station unlike any seen before investigators say
"Those things are pretty simple to install, especially by someone who knows what they're doing that can have that thing on and running in just a matter of seconds," said Hoover Police Lt. Keith Czeskleba. The Hoover Police Department houses much of the operations for the Jefferson County Regional Fi
Good Samaritans rush to save 74-year-old woman from attacker
One of the good Samaritans , William Daniels, fought with the man and held him until police arrived. One witness told a news outlet that the suspect kept yelling that he had AIDS. According to witnesses, he thought the man would let him go if he said he had AIDS.
Birmingham City Councilman Jay Roberson says he is resigning "scandal free"
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —After announcing he was resigning from the Birmingham City Council, President Pro Tem Jay Roberson fielded questions from the media including one about whether anyone in his family has accepted money from defendants in afelony state ethics case.AdvertisementRoberson said he has "do
Calera Elementary School teacher jailed on 40 child porn possession charges
A Calera Elementary School teacher was arrested Wednesday on dozens of counts of possession of child pornography.The Shelby County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of 26-year-old Daniel Prentice "Danny" Donaldson. The Wilton man was taken into custody after sheriff's investigators carried out a