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Family sought for woman found dead in Birmingham apartment
Authorities are trying to find family members of a woman found dead this week in her Birmingham apartment. Mary Gullet McCrimon, 67, was discovered inside her apartment at Bankhead Towers on Wednesday. Jefferson County coroner's officials said a pest control company doing routine spraying knocked on
Fatal accident on Center Point Parkway
CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) --Jefferson County Sheriff's Office confirms that here has been a fatality in a car accident near the Serra Nissan dealership on the 1500 block of Center Point Parkway. Around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, a city worker was planting flowers in the median of Center Point Parkway whe
Huntsville murder suspect accused of fatally beating man over a woman, cops say
A Huntsville murder suspect is accused of fatally assaulting a man because the two allegedly were involved in relationships with the same woman, authorities said. Gerry Dean Young is charge with murder in the death of Anthony Ray Samuel, Huntsville police said. Samuel was found in the backyard of a
Things to do in Birmingham, Oct. 19-26
Raise a Bic lighter forLynyrd Skynyrd. The venerable Southern rock band is calling it quits, but Birmingham fans will have one last chance to hear Skynyrd perform "Free Bird," "Sweet Home Alabama" and other signature songs in concert. Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke and friends are
City worker struck, killed on Center Point Parkway
A community in Jefferson County grieves together after a car crash killed a city worker while she was planting flowers. The head of the Center Point Horticulture Department was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday shortly after 11:00 A.M. The woman was working in the median of Center Point Parkwa
4 from Birmingham charged in south Alabama kidnappings, double murder
Four Birmingham residents, including an 18-year-old arrested earlier this year after he tried to run over two lawmen, have been charged in a double murder in south Alabama. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday announced the arrests in connection with the June slayings of Cortez Deez a
3 possible cases of polio-like illness in Alabama
“It affects the nerves and spinal cord and results in the paralysis of the limbs. It can paralyze an arm or leg,” said Dr. Edward Khan, Director of Disease Control for the Jefferson County Health Department.
Patient missing from Hillcrest Behavioral Health Services in Birmingham
An 18-year-old patient at Hillcrest Behavioral Health Services has been reported missing. He reportedly left the hospital around 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Birmingham police)
Birmingham police investigate a murder in North Pratt
TRUSSVILLE –Birmingham Policedetectivesare conductingahomicideinvestigation of an incident that occurredonWednesdayOctober17,in the 200 block ofAvenueU.,Pratt.
Pell City man sought by authorities
ST CLAIR COUNTY — Leon Delmar Looney, 42, is wanted in St. Clair County on a felony warrant charging charging him with failure to appear for possession of marijuana first degree. The subject is described as being 5-foot-8, and weighing 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The subject is a bla
Sumiton mother mourns teenage daughter as search for shooter continues
Misty Kernop still vividly remembers the phone call she got Tuesday night. Three people including a girl had been shot. The police were coming to her work to pick her up. "I totally lost it. Why else would cops do that? I had my car. Why couldn't they just call me? I knew." Sumiton Police took her
4 in custody after brief car chase, foot chase in north Birmingham during heroin investigation; suspect rammed lawman's vehicle
An investigation into heroin trafficking in north Birmingham led to the arrests of four suspects Thursday after the primary suspect ran to a friend's house in an attempt to elude lawmen. State Bureau of Investigation Lt. Jon Riley said the incident began about 3 p.m. on Daniel Payne Drive. Alabama D
Birmingham police investigating shooting in Pratt City
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -Birmingham police are investigating a shooting in Pratt City.Police say a man was shot Wednesday afternoon on Avenue U and 2nd St.The victim was taken to UAB with life-threatening injuries.
Police request help in identifying suspect from murder at M & N Groceries in Birmingham
From the Trussville Tribune staff reportsTRUSSVILLE — The Birmingham Police Department is reporting that homicide investigators need assistance from the public to identify the homicide suspect from surveillance photos that the authorities have obtained.Related: Deadly shooting in BirminghamPhoto cou
Pratt City shooting leaves one with life-threatening injuries
Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a victim lying near the road who had suffered a gunshot wound, Sgt. Williams with the Birmingham Police reports. The victim was then transported to UAB with life-threatening injuries.
Planned Lane Closures on I-459 NB in Vestavia
VESTAVIA– Weather permitting, on Thursday and Friday at 8 a.m., the Alabama Department of Transportation will be installing conduit along the bridge on I-459 northbound at milepost 22.158 between Hwy 280 and Liberty Park as follows:
Alabama's 'war on marijuana' topic of new report by law centers
A new report on "Alabama's War on Marijuana," released today by the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center, calls prosecution of marijuana possession a wasteful use of state law enforcement that discriminates against blacks. "This war on marijuana is one whose
Woman missing from Pell City, family requests help in finding her
Mandi Renee Darden, 38-year-old white female, was last seen in Pell City, where she lives, on September 28.
Suspect apprehended in case of Birmingham man shot shortly after dropping kids of at an apartment
Related story: Birmingham man drops kids off at an apartment, gets shot, dies several hours later
On this day in Alabama history: Writer Ann Wood was married - Alabama NewsCenter
A Birmingham native, Ann Wood graduated from West End High School and was editor of The Crimson White at the University of Alabama. While a reporter for The Atlanta Constitution, Wood met Georgia Tech student Martin Waldron and they were married on Oct. 18, 1947. They moved to Birmingham, where she