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Sue Bell Cobb campaign staffer charged with violating Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who works on Sue Bell Cobb's campaign for a reported violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, according to Chief Deputy Randy Christian with the department.


Urine trouble: Fake pee could be putting your safety at risk.

We've all seen some funky things on gas station shelves, but for most, "novelty urine" would be a first.

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Hoover police searching for man suspected of stealing generator

A white man and an unknown person driving a maroon Nissan X-Terra with a black-colored fuel door were caught on video taking a Honda EU7000 generator worth $4,000 from the Swamp Monster BBQ on Saturday, authorities said.


New details in fatal Shelby County explosion

"To see if it could be a part of the cause of the explosion, or the cause, says Harpersville Police Chief, Jimmy Macon. "And again it's still under investigation...and these types of things take time."

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Birmingham minister says gunshot victim shows up on his porch for help

"I don't know who the dispatchers were, but man they were like pretty much angels," said Stone.


Parker High School teacher, Huffman High student win NextGen competition

FILE: Jarvis Prewitt…NextGen Birmingham teams and group shots at Vulcan Park in Birmingham Alabama Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (The Birmingham Times / Frank Couch )


1 killed in roadside construction explosion in Harpersville

HARPERSVILLE, Ala. —One person died in a roadside construction explosion on HWY 280 in Harpersville Wednesday morning.Eastbound lanes of 280 are closed from Farmingdale Road to Highway 25.Harpersville Police say 3 vehicles were damaged as well as a home due to the explosion.This is a developing stor

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Worker severely injured in explosion at Alabama lime plant

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Weekend chases involve stolen car, 14-month-old

Jemison Police Department, Clanton Police Department, Chilton County Sheriff’s Office and Calera Police were all involved in the chases.


Step-by-step With One of Alabama’s Top Line Dance Teams (Video)

By Je’Don Holloway TalleyFor the Birmingham TimesThis slideshow requires JavaScript.More than 100 people in a line dance and another 400-plus in attendance, gathered in the Boutwell Municipal Auditorium’s exhibition hall recently to celebrate the sixth anniversary of one of Alabama’s most recognizab


Highlands Bar and Grill declared most outstanding restaurant by James Beard Foundation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- The next time you eat at Birmingham's Highlands Bar and Grill, you will be dining at the most outstanding restaurant in America, according to the James Beard Foundation.


Sheriff’s Office involved in 2 weekend chases

By J.R. Tidwell/EditorThe Chilton County Sheriff’s Office had a busy day May 5. Two separate police chases ended inside the county, with one suspect remaining on the loose as of late that night.According to the department’s Facebook page, the first incident occurred early that morning.


Suspect arrested in Birmingham murder where car was struck by bullets

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - Birmingham Police have taken a suspect into custody in a case where the victim died in the hospital, according to a release from the department.


Alabaster funds employee survey, training, hotline

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing EditorALABASTER– A pair of companies will implement a training program for Alabaster city employee supervisors, will add a hotline to allow employees to voice concerns and will conduct an employee survey to obtain their feedback, after the City Council voted recently to fun


VIDEO: Package theft in Ross Bridge area of Hoover

HOOVER, Ala. —The Hoover Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a package theft suspect.AdvertisementPolice released surveillance video of a man stealing two packages from a home in the Ross Bridge area.Watch the footage and share on Facebook.Got a tip? Call Detective Todd


Man wanted for producing child porn in Alabama

According to California investigators, Kenneth Earl Hooks caught his girlfriend filming children inside a California Walmart's bathroom. She has since been arrested, but Hooks is still on the run.

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Sessions: Parents, children entering U.S. illegally will be separated

"If you don't like that, then don't smuggle children over our border," the attorney general said Monday at a law enforcement conference.


Body Found On Old Springville Road Sparks Investigation

Deputies and volunteers searched for him through the week using drones, a helicopter, and ATV's.The body was discovered and will be taken to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office for positive identification and to determine the cause of death. Foul play is not suspected.


1 injured in shooting at Citgo gas station

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- A man is recovering in the hospital following a shooting at a gas station.The shooting happened at the Citgo in the 2700 block of Pearson Avenue Southwest just before 9 p.m. Sunday night.Sergeant Bryan Shelton with Birmingham Police tells CBS 42 that the victim was shot tw


71 charged, 140 guns seized in two month operation

The operation, lasting through March and April, focused on reducing violent crime in Birmingham and North Alabama. 24 of the 71 defendants are in Jefferson County with the rest based across North Alabama.

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