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Charges reduced for 3 suspects in killing of Western Hills Mall manager

The cases against three men charged in the February shooting death of the Western Hills Mall manager will proceed to the grand jury for indictment consideration, but on a lesser charge. Anthony Treshun Johnson, 20, Rashaan Cepadio Brown, 20, and Ronald Dewayne Weaver were all initially charged with

AL.COM - 2018-03-21 19:19:07

Victim killed in Ensley double shooting identified

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- - 9:56 a.m. Update: The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Remus Kevin Scalf of Docena, Alabama. --ORIGINAL-- Birmingham Police are investigating after two men were shot inside a home in the 1500 block of 45th St Ensley early Tuesday morning, one fatally. BPD Lt.

WIAT TV - 2018-03-20 14:58:16

Suspect accused of theft from SouthFresh Feeds

An employee of SouthFresh Feeds is facing theft charges after police say they witnessed him taking bags of feeds after hours. Chester Brown, 47, of Greensboro was arrested March 3 and charged with third degree burglary.Chester Brown According to law enforcement, Brown's arrest came after officers wi

DEMOPOLIS TIMES - 2018-03-20 18:11:25

Board hears complaint of unfair hiring

The Tuscaloosa County Civil Service Board is deliberating whether cronyism or racism played a role in the November appointment of the county's deputy license commissioner. The three-member board met in the county courthouse Tuesday evening to hear the grievance of Christine Jackson, who has worked

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

University of Alabama expels student after video of racial slurs

A student at the University of Alabama was expelled after a video of the student using racist language was posted online. "We have learned of an offensive video involving racist language by a student who is no longer enrolled. We hold our students to a much higher standard than this," University pr

AL.COM - 2018-03-22 02:08:03

Police, city and school leaders release statements regarding unfounded gun threat

Tuscaloosa Police said they are assessing an threat made to an unspecified school Tuesday. A photo of a young man circulated on social media Tuesday, accompanied by a post claiming he had recently been released from a mental health care facility and had threatened to commit violence at a school. The

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-21 00:11:26

Entrepreneur Dwayne Thompson is the boss with the sauce

Dwayne Thompson is a caterer and founder and sauce creator at Big Daddy's Sauces LLC. (Ariel Worthy/The Birmingham Times) Dwayne "Big Daddy" Thompson is from New Orleans, and food, flavor and seasoning have been part of his life since he could remember. "The first place somebody took me to eat [in B

BIRMINGHAMTIMES.COM - 2018-03-22 05:08:26

2 home contractors shot - one fatally- in possible predawn robbery

A possible robbery attempt left one man dead and another injured in Ensley's Belview Heights Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Two workmen were shot - one of them fatally - in a possible robbery attempt early Tuesday in Birmingham's Belview Heights neighborhood. The shooting happened about 2:30 a.m. at 1501

AL.COM - 2018-03-20 08:54:55

UAB shooting proves 17 minutes was not enough

Seventeen minutes is not enough. I appreciate the statement. I do. I admire the pluck, in the face of bile from those who claimed 17 minutes of "skipping school" would corrupt our young. Those are the same kind of people who demanded young people stay in school instead of following the likes of Mart


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


UAB Hospital Highlands shooting: 1 dead, 1 injured, shooter killed himself, Birmingham police say

One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting Wednesday evening at UAB Hospital Highlands. A third person -- the gunman -- then shot and killed himself, according to Birmingham police. One victim, an employee, was shot multiple times in the chest and rushed to the main UAB Hospital. The se


Bessemer Police arrest two suspects in Monday hotel death investigation

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) - Bessemer Police have taken two people into custody in connection with a man's death at a hotel on Monday, according to a release from the department. Officers were dispatched on Monday to the Economy Inn at 1113 9th Ave SW on a call of a person shot, and found a white male ly


Police: Victim shot during dice game at Hodo Haven

A Tuscaloosa man is recovering after he was shot during a fight at a dice game. Police were called to Hodo Haven Apartments, 716 33rd St. E., at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit assistant commander Capt. Kip Hart. The victim, 20, had been transported to DCH Regional Medical


Kat West's husband Jeff West indicted on murder charge

The husband of a Calera wife, mother and online exhibitionist will stand trial for the blunt force trauma killing of Kathleen Dawn "Kat" West. A Shelby County grand jury has indicted Jeff West in the Jan. 12 death of his wife. The indictment was issued March 7 and made public Thursday afternoon. The