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Man in Thursday standoff with police facing additional burglary, kidnapping charges

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- UPDATE 8:15 P.M. -- Hoover Police released additional information in regards to the suspect, Mario Slaughter, was taken into custody after a four hour standoff with police who attempted to serve outstanding warrants.


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 was killed in Jefferson County Jail Wednesday night

A 23-year-old Hoover man, who in 2017 was charged with killing his roommate with a hammer, was killed by another inmate in the Jefferson County Jail Wednesday night, the sheriff's office said.


Mother of slain journalist James Foley says Alabama ISIS bride Hoda Muthana should ‘face justice’

The mother of slain American photojournalist James Foley said Alabama’s “ISIS bride” Hoda Muthana should be held responsible for her actions. Speaking on Fox News, Diana Foley said it was important that Muthana and “the many thousands of ISIS fighters who have promoted terrorism...be held accountabl


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.


One arrested after Bessemer road rage incident Wednesday morning

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) -- Bessemer Police have a suspect in custody after a road rage incident happened Wednesday afternoon. Around 7:30 a.m., police tell CBS 42 two vehicles were involved in a road rage incident. Police say one driver cut another driver off while riding on Bessemer Super Highway nea


BREAKING: Suspect in slaying of retired Hoover attorney arrested

HOOVER — Police in Hoover have arrested Jackson Bradley Young, 36, and charged him in the death of 73-year-old Arthur Grey Till, Jr. Grey, a retired attorney, was found dead in his Hoover home in Caldwell Crossings on Monday.


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


Suspect charged in death of 73-year-old Hoover man

HOOVER, Ala. -- Hoover Police say a 36-year-old suspect is charged in the death of a Hoover man. 73-year-old Arthur Grey Till Jr. was found dead in his Hoover home Monday. Two of the man's friends discovered his body at his home in the 3100 block of Crossing Drive and reported it to police just befo

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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.


Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


Jefferson County Commissioners to distribute millions to help develop local cities

Jefferson County commissioners are working out how they'll distribute more than six million dollars to help boost the economies of local cities. And, it may mean saying no to big box businesses.

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Birmingham Man Shot And Killed In His Home

BIRMINGHAM, AL - A 31-year-old Birmingham man is dead after he was shot and killed in his home Tuesday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Roderuis Carl Ranch. Birmingham police and Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service responded at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to the home in the 1400 block of 31st Stree


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.


Suspect Sought In Center Point High School Break-Ins

BIRMINGHAM, AL - A male suspect is being sought for questioning regarding two break-ins at Center Point High School, the second of which occurring over the weekend. The burglary happened about 1:40 a.m. Sunday and is under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.


14-year-old girl killed, 3 other teens injured in horrific northern Jefferson County crash

A horrific traffic crash in northern Jefferson County left one teen girl dead and three others injured. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 8000 of Rouse Road. A 14-year-old girl is dead on the scene and three others were taken to UAB hospitals.


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


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.


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., opened Monday in The Battery, a retail and office development in the former Birmingham Electric Bat


Study Ranks Alabama Among the Most Angry, Hateful States in the Country

MOBILE, Ala. — When Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate here Wednesday night and mentioned “Alabama values,” it made me stop to ponder what he was talking about.