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Officer-involved shooting victim’s family calls on AG’s office to allow local DA to handle case
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The family of a man shot by police during an altercation at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover on Thanksgiving are speaking out against the Alabama attorney general taking over the investigation.
VIDEO: USPS employee tosses package containing child's gift
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — A careless Christmas gift delivery was caught on camera and the Jefferson County homeowner it happened to is upset. The man who released the video to ABC 33/40 was unable to go on camera but says he filed a complaint against the postal worker.
UPDATE: Senior missing in Jefferson County located
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department has reported that a missing senior who was reported missing since Dec. 6 has been found. According to police, family members have not communicated with the subject since Dec. 6. The Birmingham Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in
Hoover Mall Shooting Suspect Seeks Lower Bond
A man charged in the shooting that led to a police killing of a black man in a crowded Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving is asking a judge to lower his bond. An attorney for 20-year-old Erron Brown has filed a request to reduce his bail from $125,000 to $60,000. A motion filed Monday in Birmingh
Amazon opens Birmingham sortation center ahead of Bessemer facility
While construction is underway on Amazon’s $325 million fulfillment center in Bessemer, the internet retailer is already operating in the city of Birmingham. Amazon has opened an 18,000-square-foot sortation center in north Birmingham, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance. The facility, ope
32-year-old woman found dead in overturned SUV in Midfield creek
A Bessemer woman was found dead Sunday morning in her SUV that had overturned in a Midfield creek. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the woman as LaKeithia Richelle McConnico. She was 32.
64-year-old woman identified as victim in deadly head-on crash
Authorities have released the name of a woman killed Monday morning in a head-on crash in east Birmingham. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Barbara Ann Bryant. She was 64 and lived in Birmingham.
Mall-shooting victim's family blasts Alabama's decision to take over case
The lawyer for the family of a man killed by police inside Alabama’s largest mall on Thanksgiving night blasted the state attorney’s general’s decision to take over the investigation.
EJ Bradford Family Attorney 'Deeply Disturbed' By AG Taking Case
HOOVER, AL - After the announcement last week by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall that his office would take over the investigation into the shooting death of Emantic "EJ" Bradford, the attorney for Bradford's family issued a statement expressing dismay over Marshall's decision. Ben Crump, a
Man arrested, charged with murder in fatal Bessemer shooting
BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) -- Bessemer police are continuing to investigate a fatal shooting off of Center Street from Thursday, December 6. On December 6, officers responded to Center Street around 10 p.m. and found Mac Wayne Early on the scene deceased from gunshot wounds, per a release from the Bessem
‘All she wanted to do was make me and my sister happy’: Train crash victims identified
Two families are mourning the loss of a couple killed Saturday night in a collision with a train in Birmingham’s West End. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as Lloyd Ree Orr Jr., 45, of Bessemer, and Kristi Venise Cook, 35, of Birmingham.
Suspect held on $550,000 bond in deadly Bessemer shooting
A suspect was booked into the Jefferson County Jail Thursday night in the Dec. 6 shooting death of a man in Bessemer. Bessemer police have charged Brandon K. Phillips with murder, attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and shooting into an occupied dwelling. He is charged in the slaying
Family of “EJ” Bradford Feels State is Trying Protect Officer Involved in Shooting
Relatives of a black man shot to death by an Alabama police officer who apparently mistook him for a shooting suspect are complaining about the state’s decision to take over the investigation from Birmingham’s first black district attorney.
James Spann: Rain returns to Alabama later this week
James Spann has the Alabama forecast for Monday and a look at the week ahead from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. FOGGY START: We have a dense fog advisory for parts of north and west Alabama early this morning; the fog should dissipate by mid-morning. Otherwise, today will be mostly sunny and pleasant
Pastors release video on Galleria shooting protests
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- A group of Birmingham pastors is responding to the shooting of E.J. Bradford, Jr. and the protests related to the case. A Hoover police officer shot and killed Bradford on Thanksgiving night at the Riverchase Galleria mall while responding to a shooting that injured 18-yea
Trussville area man wanted on felony identity theft charge
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Joshua Ray Baker is wanted in Jefferson County on felony warrants charging him with identity theft and four counts of forgery in the third degree. His last known address is in the 200 block of Bill Smith Road in the Trussville area.
Activist Carlos Chaverst Jr. Arrested Again In Hoover Protests
HOOVER, AL - The protests surrounding the death of EJ Bradford have not let up in Hoover - taking place nightly for two weeks now - and as previously reported, the protests are now resulting in arrests by Hoover police. Local civil right activist Carlos Chaverst Jr. was arrested Thursday night for t
2 dead after train crashes into vehicle on tracks in Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead after a train crashed into a passenger vehicle on its tracks in Alabama. News outlets report a vehicle was attempting to cross the tracks in Birmingham at about 6 p.m. Saturday when it was struck by an Amtrak passenger train. Birmingham Fir
Auburn defeats UAB in overtime at inaugeral Mike Slive Invitational
Birmingham, Ala. (WIAT) -- In front of one of the biggest basketball crowds the city of Birmingham has ever seen, the Auburn Tigers and UAB Blazers delivered one of the best games of the 2018-19 College Basketball season.
White clergy group makes video supporting protesters
A group of eight white clergy in Birmingham has released a video of them reading a statement in support of current protesters in Hoover who say they’re standing up for justice for a black man killed by police in Alabama’s largest mall last month.