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Why I'm building my career in Boston rather than Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. David Sher is Co-Founder of AmSher Compassionate Collections and past Chairman of Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, ONB, and CAP. Let's turn Birmingham around. Click here to sign up for newsletter. There's p


Shooting near Shell gas station sends 1 to hospital

After further investigation, police say they are also looking into a car accident that happened on Interstate 20-59 that occurred around the same time of the shooting. It is uncertain at this time if the two incidents are related, police report.


Vestavia Hills police sergeant arrested on felony charges

A veteran Vestavia Hills police officer was arrested Friday on felony charges. Police Chief Dan Rary announced the arrest of 48-year-old Det. Sgt. Timothy Burns. The officer is charged with first-degree theft of property and violation of the state ethics laws. Rary said the warrants against Burns we


WATCH: UAB celebrates Conference USA West Division title

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)-- UAB football made history Saturday night. The Blazers beat Southern Miss 26-23 in overtime to clinch their first-ever Conference USA Western Division title.UAB will play either FIU, Middle Tennessee or marshall for the conference championship on Dec. 1.The Blazers play Midd


On Saturday, Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher will coach against the surging UAB program he once envisioned creating

COLLEGE STATION -- Twelve years ago, Jimbo Fisher waited for a plane ride that could have altered his career. In 2006, Fisher was an assistant at LSU and ready to take over a program of his own. He was in serious discussions with UAB to become the Blazers' next coach. The next step in the courtship


Man critically injured in Saturday-afternoon gun battle on Birmingham interstate

A man is clinging to life Saturday afternoon following an apparent gun battle on the interstate in eastern Birmingham.Birmingham police and fire medics responded about 3:30 p.m. to the Shell service station on Oporto-Madrid Boulevard and Fifth Avenue North. Once on the scene, they found a passenger


This week’s Jefferson County restaurant food scores This week’s Jefferson County restaurant food scores

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Man gets prison time for attempted murder, gun, drug charges - Shelby County Reporter

Jamel Kentrae Hall, who lists an address on Fifth Avenue Southeast, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder, one count of illegal possession of a pistol and two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance during a Nov. 6 hearing in front of Circuit Court Judge William Bostick.


Man seriously wounded in afternoon shooting in Birmingham's Gate City

A man was rushed to UAB Hospital after he was found suffering from a gunshot wound in east Birmingham. The shooting apparently happened just before 4 p.m. in the 7500 block of 67th Courtway South. That location is in the Marks Village public housing complex in the Gate City community. Birmingham pol


Birmingham man sent to prison for 2016 slaying

Robertson was arrestedseveral months after the shooting, which happened about 9 p.m. on April 29, 2016 in the 6200 block of Handy Avenue in the Roosevelt community, and was originally charged with murder. Birmingham police said at the time that detectives learned both men got into an argument and st


1st retired officer returns to Birmingham Police Department under new rehire initiative

The first retired Birmingham police officer rehired under a new initiative to lure experienced cops back to the force was presented his badge Friday in a small ceremony at police headquarters. Officer Lawrence Billups, who retired from the department Oct. 27, 2017, will hit the city streets once aga


Fairfield resident fed up with break-ins

"I have a different schedule every week. So, it's really just unsettling to know that someone could be there just watching and waiting for us to leave,” said Hope Jones, who lives at the house.


Man killed in Tarrant head-on crash identified

Authorities have released the name of a man killed earlier this week in a Tarrant crash.The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim Leon Lenard Ford. He was 47 and lived in the Birmingham area.The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Black Creek Road.According


Multi-vehicle wreck in Birmingham on Interstate 59/20, five hospitalized

From the Trussville TribuneBIRMINGHAM — On Thursday five people were transported to the hospital after being involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 59/20, according toCarol Robinson of Al.comAuthorities advised that the crash occurred before 10 a.m. and at a location of the southbound lanes


Blacks elected sheriff, DA in largest Alabama county

Photographer: Stanley Parrish (www.pixeloutflowstudios.com) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Blacks have been elected for the first time to two of the top law enforcement positions in Alabama's most populous county. Jefferson County voters around Birmingham elected black Democrat Mark Pettway as sheriff, tu


Convicted felon accused of stealing Birmingham police SUV during traffic stop

Lawrence Quindarrius Saulmarshall, 27, is charged with first-degree auto theft. Jail records show he was booked into he Jefferson County Jail Friday, Nov. 2, just before 8:30 p.m. He was released the following day after posting $25,000 bond.


Birmingham sex offender charged in carjacking at Homewood grocery store

A Birmingham man has been charged in this week's carjacking at a Homewood grocery store. Homewood police on Wednesday identified the suspect as 31-year-old Corderrel Dewayne Poole. He is charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree theft of property. Court records show Poole is a convicted se


Man falls through Waffle House ceiling, still on the run

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WIAT) - On Sunday November 4th, a Birmingham man fell through the ceiling of a Waffle House in Tuscumbia. 27- year-old Wesley Bost was caught on camera as he began running around in his underwear, struggling to recover as he attempted to exit the door. Bost left his pants along with


There’s a new sheriff in town: Mark Pettway defeats Mike Hale

TRUSSVILLE –There’s a new sheriff in town. And, for the first time in Jefferson County history, he’s an African-American.


Birmingham prep picks: Who wins 1st-round playoff games?

Hoover's George Pickens holds off Tuscaloosa County's ShonDerious Horton during a high school football game at the Hoover Met in Hoover, Ala., Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Dennis Victory/preps@al.com) (Dennis Victory)