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Hoover Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested In Standoff In Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL - A man wanted in Hoover for home invasion and sexual assault was arrested Thursday after a long standoff with police. The suspect, 32-year-old Mario Derrell Slaughter, was taken into custody by Birmingham police late Thursday afternoon at 3533 45th Street S.W.


Former Alabama legislative leader Zeb Little arrested

A former Alabama Senate leader has been charged with felony theft. The Cullman Times reports that 50-year-old Zeb Little was arrested Thursday on three theft charges. He was booked into the county jail and released on bond.


Chef John Hall has big plans in Birmingham

John Hall could cook anywhere in the world. He’s talented enough. He’s driven enough. But seven years ago, he chose to come home to Birmingham and reclaim this food city as his own.


Saturday: End Heroin Birmingham Walk

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- End Heroin Bham is a walk to remember those who were lost due to drug addiction and to support those still in recovery. The walk is free and open to all. It will be at Railroad Park tomorrow, Feb 23, 2019. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the walk begins an hour later at


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


Built on the backs of miners: Underground Birmingham explores the city’s past

Underground Birmingham and I first met on Instagram. Pictures of abandoned structures drew me in: churches, roller coasters and more. Then I started noticing the pictures of abandoned mines.


Police Blotter: Gardendale arrests, incidents

Police reports were provided by north Jefferson County police agencies. These reports are a matter of public record. This list only represents arrests and all parties are innocent until and unless they are proven guilty in court.


Things to do in Birmingham, Feb. 22-March 1

Revisit the catalog of Carole King. Theatergoers will do exactly that when they attend performances of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” at the BJCC Concert Hall. The show focuses on King’s early career as a songwriter and her rise to stardom, and it’s packed with tunes fans know and love, includ


This week’s Jefferson County restaurant food scores

Below are the latest in health scores by the Jefferson County Department of Health. The department conducts regular health inspections of food service establishments. Please see the JCDH website.


Black woman replacing Alabama editor who endorsed KKK

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter is taking over as the paper’s publisher and editor from Goodloe Sutton.


Alabama ISIS Bride's Father Sues Trump Administration

The father of an Alabama woman who married ISIS fighters is suing the Trump administration. Hoda Muthana left her family's home in suburban Birmingham five years ago, when she was 19, to join ISIS in Syria. Now she wants to return to the U.S. President Trump tweeted Wednesday that he had ordered Sec


Tarrant police continue searching for carjacking suspect

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The unthinkable happened as the driver of a red Honda Accord pulled up to the Southeastern Tire on Pinson Street to say hi to his friends. Hunter Isaacs works there and heard it all go down.


Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is under way

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- When severe weather hits, it's important to be prepared for the impact it can have. This weekend, you can save money on the supplies you might need for those situations.


Birmingham’s Hot and Hot Fish Club moving to new location

One of Birmingham's most celebrated restaurants will be moving after almost 25 years in its current location. Hot and Hot Fish Club, which Birmingham chef Chris Hastings and his wife, Idie, opened in 1995, will relocate from its location just off Highland Avenue to a new space in the Pepper Place co


Accused felon barricaded inside Birmingham home

A man wanted on outstanding warrants is barricaded inside a southwest Birmingham home. The standoff began about 2 p.m. at a resident in the 3300 block of 45th Street S.W., said Sgt. Johnny Williams. The suspect - whose identity has not been released - is wanted on two felony warrants. Authorities ha


Meet 2 women entrepreneurs “shaking up” Birmingham with Magic City Nutrition, opening spring 2019 at The Battery

“We want to be the ‘Cheers’ of smoothie shops, where everyone knows everyone and always leaves happier (and healthier) than when they first arrived,” said Faith Hurtado, co-founder of Magic City Nutrition. Slated to open in April 2019, the shop is the latest to join The Battery, a retail development


These 7 Incredible Places In Alabama Are A Cheese Lover’s Dream Come True

Are you the ultimate cheese lover? If so, you’ll want to visit the seven incredible places listed below. From gourmet cheese shops to award-winning creameries, these places are some of Alabama’s finest cheese destinations. Check them out!


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.


Today: Judge ruling for former Fairfield Mayor Ed May II

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) -- Former Fairfield Mayor Ed May II is expected in court as he challenges his removal from office. The Fairfield City Council swore in Council President Eddie Penny as mayor.


Today: Pepper Place Market celebrates entertainment designation on Margarita Day

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Pepper Place is choosing National Margarita Day to celebrate its entertainment district designation. The designation allows open containers of alcohol to be carried outside of restaurants,creating more foot traffic and entertainment opportunities in a specific area.