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Inmate dead after fight at the Jefferson County Jail

JEFFERSON COUNTY — An inmate of the Jefferson County Jail has died as a result of a fight in his cell. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported that on Wednesday at around 8:15 PM deputies were alerted to two inmates fighting in a cell. Deputies responded and found one inmate was on top of


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


Hoover murder suspect killed by another inmate in Jefferson County Jail cell, authorities say

A 23-year-old man awaiting trial in the bludgeoning death of his roommate in Hoover died after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Jefferson County Jail. The death of Ledarius Jaquad Peterson is being investigated as a homicide. According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the inmate


Take a page from Can’t Miss Alabama for inspiring Black History Month events and learning activities

Black History Month brings plays, shows and other festivities. Birmingham Revealed: Reconstruction through Civil Rights Panel Discussion. Learn more about black history with Dr. Natalie Davis, Attorney J. Mason Davis, Judge U. W. Clemon and Dr. Edwin Bridges at Vulcan Park and Museum Tuesday, Feb. 2


Alabama Power plant blaming shutdown on the federal government

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama Power has confirmed they are shutting down a plant in Walker County and they blame the federal government. The company blames federally driven environmental mandates for handling coal ash and wastewater.


14-year-old Fultondale student killed, 3 teens injured in north Jefferson County crash

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 14-year-old girl was killed in a Jefferson County crash on Tuesday night that left three other teenagers injured. The teenager that dies has been identified as Destiny Walker, a student at Fultondale High School.


Jefferson County child injured in accidental shooting

An accidental shooting in Pinson left a child with minor injuries. The shooting happened about 12:15 a.m. Thursday in the 8500 block of Taylor Drive, said Jefferson County sheriff’s Capt. David Agee. The child is 11 years old.


Two arrested after separate attempts to smuggle contraband into Alabama prisons

MONTGOMERY – Attempts to smuggle contraband into inmates led to two arrests at two separate Alabama prisons on Sunday. According to officials law enforcement agents with the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division made multiple arrests following two separate incide


State Department: Alabama ISIS bride banned from returning to America

Hoda Muthana, who left Hoover in 2014 to join ISIS in Syria, will not be allowed to return to the United States, despite begging to return to her family in Alabama with her son.


Gas tax’s impact on Jefferson County dominates Birmingham town hall

Concerns over how Jefferson County would benefit from a potential state gas tax increase dominated the discussion at a town hall Tuesday night in Birmingham hosted by Democratic state legislators that represent the county.


Leaders trying to land retail development in north Jefferson County

WARRIOR, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County Commissioners have approved creating a cooperative that could pave the way for a major development in Warrior and northern Jefferson County.


Police: Man barricades himself in home when warrants served

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -Birmingham police say a man barricaded himself inside a home when they attempted to serve warrants. Police do not know if anyone else is inside the home in the 3500 block of 45th Street SW.


Fultondale High School deals with two tragedies this week

FULTONDALE, AL (WBRC) - Wednesday was a very difficult day for students and teachers at Fultondale High School. Students and faculty gathered in the gym at Fultondale HIgh School this monring for a prayer vigil to remember 14-year-old Destiny Marie Walker and 17-year-old Shelton Waldrop.


Man indicted in shotgun slaying of woman inside her Ensley apartment

A Birmingham man has been indicted in the August shotgun shooting death of a 55-year-old woman inside her Ensley apartment. A Jefferson County grand jury issued the capital murder indictment again 28-year-old Cameron Jamar Cook on Feb. 8, according to court records made public Thursday. He is charge


A Dozen Inmates Escaped an Alabama County Jail Using Only Peanut Butter

A dozen inmates at Alabama’s Walker County Jail escaped after some of them used peanut butter to cover a door number. According to Walker County Sheriff James Underwood, that was enough to fool a corrections officer into believing the door, which led outside, was instead a cell door.


Construction underway in Villas at Titusville public housing community

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Construction is progressing at the Villas of Titusville public housing community. The Birmingham Housing Authority posted pictures of the development on Wednesday. In 2017, demolition began in Loveman Village, which was the oldest public housing development in Birmingham.


Gus’s Fried Chicken opens first Alabama location

An iconic Southern fried chicken restaurant opened its first Alabama location earlier this week in downtown Birmingham. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, which began in the small town of Mason, Tenn., and is now based in Memphis, opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the f


ACLU, NAACP back E.J. Bradford’s family in request for videos, documents

The Alabama NAACP and the Alabama ACLU joined the family of Emantic “E.J.” Bradford Jr., today in a request for documents and videos related to Bradford’s fatal shooting by a Hoover police officer and Attorney General Steve Marshall’s decision to clear the officer of criminal wrongdoing.


Have you seen this woman? Hoover police seek help identifying an individual for questioning

HOOVER — The Hoover Police Department is seeking help in finding an individual wanted for questioning in the fraudulent use of a credit card. According to police the incident occurred on Dec. 21 when the offender used the victim’s credit card to make purchases at a Walmart and a Circle K in Hoover.


This wedding display is 100 percent Birmingham approved

A 12-foot replica of the historic Magic City Sign was the perfect backdrop for this space. It was custom made in Alabama and is the only replica available for rental in the city. It’s perfect for photo backdrops or to add some Birmingham flair.