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Court docs: Alabama man repeatedly put toddler in dryer, turned it on

ALABASTER, Ala. (WBMA) - An man from Alabaster, Alabama is facing aggravated child abuse charges after putting a toddler in a dryer and turning it on, police say. Aggravated child abuse is a class A felony, which is punishable by life in prison.


James Spann: Showers today, storms Saturday for Alabama

James Spann forecasts rapid changes in Alabama’s weather for the next several days from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. CLOUDS, SHOWERS TODAY: A short wave in the upper atmosphere will bring clouds and showers to our state today; moisture is pretty limited, and rain amounts should be less than one-half


Surveillance video captures moments after deadly police officer shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- New surveillance video has surfaced after a deadly shooting took the life of a Birmingham Police Officer, wounding another early Sunday morning. Chase Bays Automotive Studio's surveillance camera caught sidewalk video as police officers reached the scene of where Sergeant


Shelby County man charged with locking child inside clothes dryer

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. – An Alabaster man is awaiting trial on charges that he forced a child into a clothes dryer and occasionally turned it on with the child inside. Steven Garrett Todhunter, 25, was indicted on charges of domestic violence-strangulation and aggravated child abuse.


Shelby County authorities searching for man missing since December 30

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. — Shelby County authorities are asking for the public's help finding a man missing since December 30. The sheriff's office says Derek DeWayne Harris was last seen leaving his home in Columbiana in a 2015 GMC Terrain. The vehicle was found abandoned in Caleria the following day.

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Endangered Tennessee teen located in Alabama

GALLATIN, Tenn.--A missing Gallatin teen has been located in Birmingham, Alabama. Dylan Regenhold escaped from the Volunteer Youth Academy on December 14, 2018 and had not been seen until today. Police say he was taken into custody by the Birmingham Police Department.


Angel Warriors sets 2019 gala

ALABASTER – Those looking to support a great cause while enjoying a fun evening at the Wynfrey Hotel will have a chance to do so in early March, as Alabaster’s Angel Warriors Foundation is making preparations for its 2019 fundraiser gala.


Brown’s 33 points leads Calera to area victory over Pelham

CALERA – The Calera Eagles picked up their second win in a row and their first area win of the season after holding off the Pelham Panthers at home thanks to another monster game for Cornelius Brown IV who accounted for 33 of his team’s 66 points on Tuesday, Jan 15, in the 66-54 win.


Prosecutors seek civil asset forfeiture in student’s arrest

COLUMBIANA – Prosecutors are asking a judge to order property and money used to allegedly further illegal drug activity by an 18-year-old Alabaster student be forfeited to the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, according to documents recently filed in Shelby County Civil Court.


Renovation of old THS is under way

ALABASTER – Crews are already working to transform the former Thompson High School building on Warrior Drive into the new Thompson Middle School, and the Alabaster Board of Education took a few more steps toward finalizing the project during a Jan. 14 meeting.


Family sought for man found dead in Homewood apartment

Authorities are searching for family members of a man found dead in his Homewood apartment earlier this month. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Carlton Elijah Patterson. He was 62, and died Jan. 8.


Davis sisters spark Calera in area win

CALERA – In an up-and-down season, things took a turn for the better for the Calera Eagles on Tuesday, Jan. 15, as they got their first area win at home over a scrappy Pelham Panthers squad.


Alabama QB Jalen Hurts will transfer to Oklahoma for senior season

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has committed to play his senior season at Oklahoma, announcing his decision Wednesday via a story on The Players' Tribune. "I've decided to take my talents to the University of Oklahoma, where I will continue my development as both a quarterback and as a student," Hu


Jalen Hurts Is The 12th Quarterback In 12 Years To Leave Alabama Under Nick Saban

Nick Saban loses quarterbacks at about the rate he loses games at Alabama. With Jalen Hurts on his way to Oklahoma the tally is exactly one per year on average. In Saban’s 12 years as coach of the Crimson Tide he has now had 12 quarterbacks leave the program. He has lost only 21 of 167 games since t


Three score in double figures as Chelsea remains unbeaten in area play

CHELSEA – Led by three players who scored in double figures, the Chelsea Hornets got off to a fast start and never let up on its way to a 59-44 win over Helena on Tuesday, Jan. 15 to move to 3-0 in area play.


Riverchase Galleria shooting case may come to a close soon

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) -- CBS 42 is learning new information on the investigation into the officer-involved shooting at the Riverchase Galleria Mall Thanksgiving night.That shooting left 21-year-old E.J. Bradford dead.


Two Alabama residents killed in Santa Rosa County crash

MILTON, Fla. (WKRG) - Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating a crash in Santa Rosa County that claimed the lives of two East Brewton, Alabama residents. The crash happened Tuesday night around 10 p.m. near the intersection of State Road 87 and Hopewell Road. Investigators say th


JJ Evans motivated to be state’s best player

MONTGOMERY – A few years ago, Montevallo wide receiver JJ Evans contemplated never playing sports again and was in an internal battle to do so, now heading into his senior season with the Bulldogs in 2019, he’s ready to be the state’s best player.


Alabama paying February food stamp benefits early

(AL.com) — Alabama food stamp recipients will see February benefits on their cards within the next five days, a workaround required by the ongoing government shutdown. Barry Spear with the Alabama Department of Human Resources said benefits will be on EBT cards prior to or on Jan. 20. The benefits a


Today: Erron Brown preliminary hearing for E.J. Bradford case shooting

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) -- The man facing attempted murder charges in connection with the Thanksgiving night shooting at the Galleria is expected in court today. Erron Brown will face a judge for a preliminary hearing. It begins at 10 this morning.