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School bus driver hailed as a hero after buying breakfast for 50 students during ice storm
Wayne Price has been driving a school bus for five years, but his faith is what really drives to him to do everything in his life. During the early morning of Dec. 11, the last week before schools in Montevallo, Alabama, closed for winter break, Price got a phone call that his school would be openin
Meeting between Hoover city officials, protesters prompts temporary stay in demonstrations
A meeting between Hoover city officials and organizers of ongoing protests over the Thanksgiving night shooting death of Emantic Fitzgerald “EJ” Bradford Jr. has led to a stay of public demonstrations – at least temporarily.
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
Family: Alabama tries to shield officer who killed black man
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Relatives of a black man killed by police in Alabama's largest shopping mall claimed Monday that a state takeover of the investigation is a bid by authorities to protect the officer.
Alabaster man back in jail on drug charges for third time in 7 months
ALABASTER – A 36-year-old Alabaster man is being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond after he was arrested on his third set of drug charges since May. The Alabaster Police Department and the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Adam Blake Mullins, who lists an address on Eighth
3 Alabama prison employees arrested
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Three correctional staff members have been arrested after internal investigations at two state correctional facilities, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.
Bradford family and attorney respond to Attorney General's decision to take over prosecution
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) -- EJ Bradford's family is responding to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's decision to take over as the prosecution in Bradford's death. Bradford's mother, April Pipkins, alongside attorney Ben Crump stated AG Marshall stepping in and taking the case from Jefferson Cou
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.
Teen dead in crash involving 18-wheeler
SYLACAUGA, Ala. — A teen from Sylacauga died in a crash involving an 18-wheeler on Friday night. Dakota Nivins, 18, died in the crash on County Road 45, the Shelby County coroner confirms.
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
Minor injuries in accident involving school bus in Pelham
PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Multiple people in a vehicle involved in an accident with a school bus were transported to a Pelham hospital with minor injuries. It happened around 3:15 p.m. on Monday. Pelham authorities tell CBS 42 the accident happened near the new Pelham Park Middle School off of Highway
Alabama elementary school bus driver buys McDonald’s breakfast for students when ice delays school opening
One generous Alabama school bus driver has gone viral for purchasing 50 McDonald’s breakfast biscuits for his elementary school students when icy roads delayed the school’s opening, so that the youngsters would not go hungry in class.
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
White pastors release video on Galleria shooting protests
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- A group of white, 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
Man wanted in North Georgia deadly shooting apprehended in Alabama
A man wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting in North Georgia was taken into custody in Alabama. About 8 hours elapsed from the time Gordon County sheriff’s deputies found a man’s body at a home near Calhoun and Justin Blake Martinat, 29, was apprehended, authorities said. A manhunt beg
Hundreds turn out to support Wreaths Across America at Alabama National Cemetery
There is something both sad and joyous about seeing wreaths leaning against the marble headstones of service members buried at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. Dec. 15 marked the 10th year that Wreaths Across America was held at the cemetery, which was one of more than 1,400 locations in
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
Hemp farming coming to Alabama but still months away
Alabamians should be able to grow and process hemp as an agricultural commodity because of the farm bill approved by Congress last week, but there are still governmental hurdles ahead before they can get started.
Alabama: Krystal Hancock identified as woman killed in attempted murder suicide, shot by Ben Allen
A woman in Baldwin County Alabama was killed Wednesday evening after being involved in an alleged murder-suicide attempt. Authorities have now identified the woman as Krystal Rose Renee Hancock.
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.