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Woman injured during car theft at Birmingham gas station on Oporto Madrid Blvd

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Birmingham Police say a woman has minor injuries after a car theft this afternoon at a gas station at 125 Oporto Madrid Blvd.Police Sgt. Williams says the woman left her keys in her car when she went inside to pay for gas. While inside, a black male jumped in her black 200


Birmingham robbery victim shot, suffering life-threatening injuries

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - A robbery victim is fighting for their life after they were shot Tuesday afternoon, Birmingham police say.


Grand jury to hear case of Memphis man charged with killing man, friend in Hoover shooting

A Memphis man, accused of fatally shooting one man and being responsible for another's death, had his cases sent to the grand jury Monday.


Suspect charged in weekend shooting of woman in Birmingham apartment

At around 10:50 p.m. on Saturday night, officers from the South Precinct were dispatched to 23rd Street South on a report of a woman who had been shot. When officers arrived, they found the victim later identified as Sikeisha Mitchell.


Appeals court: Conviction stands for Avondale woman in 1995 killing, dismembering

Abney, now 43, was charged in July 2015 with capital murder during the course of a robbery for the stabbing death of Barnett, who disappeared in 1995. A Jefferson County jury deliberated for less than a full day before finding Abneyguilty of that same charge, and then decided unanimously during a pe


PPD launches new website - Shelby County Reporter

PELHAM– The Pelham Police Department launched its new website, PelhamPD.com, on Monday, Aug. 6.“Our goal is simple,” the PPD posted on its Facebook page. “We want to be accessible to you, and we believe this site is the next step in achieving that goal.”The website includes phone and email informati


Person of interest developed in shooting death Hoover teen in Sylacauga

Casey Nicole Kizer, 17, was killed July 27 somewhere behind the Home Depot on U.S. 280 in Sylacauga. Little information has been released in the case, but Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson said investigators are working to build a case in the teen's death.


Man charged with murdering woman at Southtown Apartments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Birmingham Police arrested and charged a 37-year-old man in a woman'sSaturday death at Southtown Apartments.Sikeisha Mitchell of Birmingham, was found unresponsive inside her apartment at 909 23rd Street South Saturday evening. She was pronounced dead at the scene.Anthony Needham i

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Birmingham Police searching for missing 12-year-old

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Birmingham Police are searching for a missing 12-year-old boy.The boy was last seen at the Huffman Ball Park on Red Lane Road around 6 p.m.Police say he was wearing a black shirt with a bald eagle on it, blue jean shorts and has a pacemaker. Police have not released the child's nam

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Alabama fans react to Jalen Hurts' comments about Tide QB situation

Fans weigh in on WJOX sports talk radio showBIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Alabama fans had hot radio takes onJalen Hurts' commentsabout the Tide quarterback situation Monday. WVTM 13's Dan Odle visited the WJOX studios to hear what they were saying on the midday show "3 Man Front."AdvertisementRelated ContentAl


More water outages expected while new repairs made to Bessemer water main

BESSEMER, Ala. —A broken water main which left downtown Bessemer and surrounding communities without running water will need to be fixed again announced Bessemer mayor Kenneth Gulley on Monday. The repairs were expected to lead to more water outages in Bessemer, Liscomb, Brighton, and Midfield.The s

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Dispute over vehicle leads to shot fired in Birmingham neighborhood; 1 possibly hurt

A dispute over a vehicle led to one man possibly being shot in west Birmingham midday Monday.The incident happened shortly after 11:45 p.m. in the 900 block of Fourth Court West.Birmingham police Sgt. Danny Woodard said officers are still trying to sort out details of what happened. West Precinct of


Woman shot and killed in Southtown area of Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —A suspect was taken into custody, after a woman was found shot inside her Southtown apartment.The Birmingham Police Department says Sikeisha Mitchell died in her home at 909 23rd Street South, about 10:50 p.m. Saturday.


Six-vehicle crash shuts down I-65 in Alabaster - Shelby County Reporter

As of about 7:25 a.m., the wreck was still being cleared, and the cause was still under investigation.


Back-to-school dates for Birmingham, Jefferson, Leeds, St Clair, Trussville schools

TRUSSVILLE — Summer is drawing to an end, which means back-to-school for students attending college as well as students attending Birmingham City, Jefferson County, Leeds and St Clair County Schools.


Woman dead from gunshot wound to the head in Birmingham's Southtown community

Investigators are trying to determine how the shooting happened. It wasn't immediately clear whether it was intentional or accidental, said Lt. Frank Majors. An adult male was in the apartment at the time of the shooting, as were several children. Police are questioning the man.


Wandering toddler wearing bloodstained clothes leads police to 2 dead bodies

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Authorities in Alabama say a wandering toddler with blood stains led police to two dead bodies, CBS affiliateWIAT reports. Birmingham Police are now working a double homicide investigation in the death of two middle-aged adults found dead inside a home.


Shots fired while Birmingham officer tried to arrest burglary suspect; female shooter in custody

The officer, Williams said, located the black female shooter who he believed was firing in his direction. He requested backup and as other officers were en route to help him, he was able to take the shooting suspect into custody without injury to him or her.


Subway Manager Plays Victim After Being Fired for Hurling Racial Slurs at Customer

A 2-minute clip of the incident, posted by Antuan Clark on Facebook, shows April Epperson repeatably shouting at Clark, demanding that he leave the store.According to Fox 6 News, Clark was there to see his sister, who had started her first day at the sandwich shop.


Slain couple ID'd after granddaughter in blood-stained clothes led police to the brutal crime

Birmingham police on Saturday identified the victims as Mary Holt, 67, and Joe "Steve" Holt, 68. Their bodies were discovered Thursday afternoon inside their house on Ninth Court Circle South.