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Outraged Birmingham mayor goes door-to-door after shooting kills 1 woman, injures 2 others
A broad-daylight triple shooting that left one woman dead and two others injured Monday sent Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin going door-to-door in the neighbor to assure residents the city cares about them and needs their help in solving such crimes.
Center Point man wanted for felony in connection with sex offense
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Darion Lee Smiley, 53, is wanted in Jefferson County on a felony warrant charging him with violation of the Sex Offender Registration Notification act. Smiley is described as being 5-foot-08, and weighing 150 pounds, with black/bald hair and brown eyes. The subject is a black male
UAB professor arrested near Riverchase Galleria over I-459 shut down
A University of Alabama at Birmingham professor was arrested Sunday in connection with a protest that briefly shut down Interstate 459 over the Thanksgiving night fatal officer-involved shooting of a Hueytown man.
Victim shot to death in Ensley identified as 39-year-old Fairfield man
A 39-year-old man has been identified as Birmingham’s 100th homicide victim in 2018. Authorities on Monday identified the victim as Perry Joe Lewis Jr. He lived in Fairfield.
Man arrested for armed robbery of a Pinson convenience store
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 33-year-old Birmingham man has been arrested following a weekend robbery at a Pinson Convenience Store, according to The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.
1 dead after triple shooting in Smithfield housing community
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Birmingham Police are investigating a homicide after a shooting left two people injured and one dead. Monday at noon police officers from the North Precinct responded to the 900 block of 2nd Street North in the Smithfield housing community to investigate a report of multip
Mystery disease paralyzed five-year-old Alabama girl
ORANGE BEACH — A strange disease struck and paralyzed a 5-year-old girl from Orange Beach, according to ABC 33/40. ABC 33/40 is reporting that Annadelle Faulkner has Accute Flaccid Myelitis, and that her case began in an almost innocuous way.
Ensley shooting leaves 1 dead and 1 injured
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Birmingham Police department is searching for answers after someone opened fire on two men overnight, killing one of them. Police say they were called to Avenue H in Ensley and 34th street around nine o’clock last night. According to Birmingham PD spokesman Rod Mauldin
UAB does first-ever study of spectator injuries at sporting events
Injuries are part of the game. That is a common refrain in sports, usually referring to the athletes. But sometimes it is the spectators who get hurt. “You don’t expect to be injured when you attend a sporting event as a spectator,” said Amit Momaya, M.D., a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon in th
Power outages impacting thousands of customers in Birmingham Metro Area
JEFFERSON COUNTY — According to social media posts from Alabama power over 118,000 customers were left without power after storms moved through the northern half of Alabama on Saturday.
Man with Center Point area ties wanted on domestic violence strangulation charge
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Johnathan Jaleel Payne is wanted in Jefferson County on felony warrants charging him with domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation, second degree domestic violence, a shooting complaint, and two counts attempted murder.
Heavy rain, strong winds bring damage to Central Albama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Unrelenting rains and heavy winds Saturday and Sunday left extensive damage behind in several areas. In the Center Point area, a large tree fell on the roof of a home on Kim Drive and caused major damage. Neighbors told a CBS 42 crew the resident has since left the home an
Hoover police arrest protester at Riverchase Galleria over last week’s Interstate 459 shut down
A man who police say was one of many who blocked Interstate 459 last week in protest over the fatal officer-involved shooting of Emantic Fitzgerald “EJ” Bradford Jr. was arrested Sunday at the Riverchase Galleria.
Police investigating fatal shooting in Ensley
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Police are investigating a fatal shooting Sunday night in Ensley. Officers on the scene say two people were shot. One victim has died, while the other was transported to UAB with non-life-threatening injuries.
Trees reported down across Jefferson Co.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - There have been reports of trees down across the Birmingham area. During the storm last night, the Birmingham area and surrounding counties experienced wind gusts between 30 and 40 m.p.h. As a result, there have been reports of trees down in the road and on houses.
ALDOT Traffic Advisory: Planning lane closures in St. Clair County on I-59 SB
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — The Alabama Department of Transportation will close either the right or left lanes of I-59 SB at various locations on Monday, Dec. 10, beginning at 8 a.m., weather permitting, for clearing and grassing operations between the Etowah County line, mile marker 175, and the St Clair Sp
I-20/59 to close in Birmingham in January
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham's traffic could get a lot worse beginning next month. The Alabama Department of Transportation says it will shut down Interstate 20/59 through the state's largest city beginning in mid- to late January 2019.
Birmingham man arrested for Wells Fargo bank robbery
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Birmingham Police detectives have made an arrest in connection with a robbery investigation that happened Thursday, December 6. Warrants were obtained for Roger Lee, 41, who was arrested for first-degree robbery and is being held in the Jefferson County Jail.
Body of 25-year-old man recovered from Tuscaloosa swamp
TUSCALOOSA — The body of Sirico Devan Foster, 25, was found in a Tuscaloosa swamp on Friday. Foster had been reported missing two days earlier. According to the Tuscaloosa News, investigators discovered the body after searching the area behind Palmore Park. Foster had last been seen at a Northport a
No rain for this parade! Updated list of Christmas events, parades happening in your community
TRUSSVILLE – Several community holiday festivities scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to inclement weather. Heavy rain are expected to continue into the weekend. See all the changes here.