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Cordova police seek help solving rash of car burglaries, toothbrush among stolen items
CORDOVA, Ala. (WIAT) -- Following a series of car break-ins in the Benchfield area, police took to social media to solicit help from the community to solve the crimes.
Man in custody after attempting Dollar General robbery in Walker County
WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- A suspect is in custody after an alleged attempted robbery in Walker County Sunday evening, officials told CBS 42. According to Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood, a man walked into the Dollar General in Oakman around 7 p.m. demanding money.
Real-life Grinch breaks into 12 cars, pastor and police say it's unheard of
CORDOVA, Ala. — It's not the sight people in Walker County want to see when they start their day: vandalized cars and broken glass windows.
UAB professor arrested near Riverchase Galleria over I-459 shut down
A University of Alabama at Birmingham professor was arrested Sunday in connection with a protest that briefly shut down Interstate 459 over the Thanksgiving night fatal officer-involved shooting of a Hueytown man.
Victim shot to death in Ensley identified as 39-year-old Fairfield man
A 39-year-old man has been identified as Birmingham’s 100th homicide victim in 2018. Authorities on Monday identified the victim as Perry Joe Lewis Jr. He lived in Fairfield.
These Are The 10 Alabama Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2019
We used science and data to determine which cities in Alabama have the largest African American population. Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the cities in Alabama with the largest African American population.
Marshall: AG’s office monitoring Galleria investigation, considers protests ‘dangerous’
In an appearance on Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal” on Friday,” Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall discussed the ongoing investigation into the shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover on Thanksgiving night and the events that have followed in its wake.
New Sheriff's Transition; Hoover Protests: Week In News
BIRMINGHAM, AL - The city of Hoover continues to be the site of protests surrounding the shooting death of EJ Bradford, although news this past week surfaced that Bradford's lawyers have actually been given access to video footage of the shooting - which has been a main talking point of protesters.
Trees down across Winston County
WINSTON COUNTY - Steady rain and gusty winds have apparently caused numerous trees to come down across Winston County Saturday evening, Dec. 8. Police and fire departments are out across the county trying to clear roadways, especially around Lynn, Ashridge, Double Springs and Arley. The Winston Coun
Man with Center Point area ties wanted on domestic violence strangulation charge
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Johnathan Jaleel Payne is wanted in Jefferson County on felony warrants charging him with domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation, second degree domestic violence, a shooting complaint, and two counts attempted murder.
OUR VIEW: Interstate bridge shutdown will create mess in Birmingham
People in Gadsden go to Birmingham. They have for years, even in the pre-Interstate 59 days when it involved a grueling, “are we ever going to get there” trip on two-lane U.S. Highway 11 through multiple small towns in Etowah, St. Clair and Jefferson counties.
Former Fairfield city councilwoman indicted on attempted murder charge in shooting
A former Fairfield city councilwoman has been indicted after police say she shot a man during a domestic incident. A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Gloria Matthews Stockdale, 41, on an attempted murder charge, according to court records made public this week. The indictment was issued on Oct.
Woman charged in Pleasant Grove shooting that killed unborn baby girl
Charges have been filed in a shooting earlier this week outside a Pleasant Grove store that ended in the death of an unborn baby girl. Pleasant Grove police on Thursday announced the charge against 23-year-old Ebony Jemison. Though police said they initially planned to charge her with murder, Lt. Da
AG Marshall: Prosecution of corruption remains a priority after Matt Hart’s departure
On Friday’s episode of Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall downplayed the departure of now-former Deputy Attorney General Matt Hart.
District Attorney: Lawyer for E.J. Bradford's family watched Galleria mall shooting video
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- As supporters and protestors continue to rally in response to the shooting that left E.J. Bradford dead in the Riverchase Galleria shooting, demanding city officials and law enforcement to release the video, a new development has been released.
Pinson employee charged with theft after Dollar General robbery hoax revealed
PINSON – A 19-year-old north Jefferson County woman has been charged with theft of property and making a false report after it was discovered that she made up a story about being robbed of her employer’s bank deposit, according to a statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Hoover mall shooting: Officer-involved shooting investigations can last up to year, DA says
The Thanksgiving night shooting death of a 21-year-old Hueytown man at the hands of Hoover police inside the Riverchase Galleria has led to widespread speculation about what happened and demands from protesters that more information be released, but it’s not likely the facts will be made public any
Former television meteorologist jailed on felony domestic violence charge
A well-known former meteorologist is behind bars in Jefferson County, charged with a felony crime. Mark Prater, who in April left his job as chief meteorologist for CBS 42, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail Wednesday just after 3 p.m. According to jail records, Prater is charged with second-
Employee Charged With Theft After Robbery Hoax
BIRMINGHAM, AL - A 19-year-old north Jefferson County woman has been charged with Theft of Property and Making a False Report after an investigation revealed that she made up a story about being robbed of her employer's bank deposit.
Gardendale Dollar Tree robbed, suspects in custody
On December 6, 2018 at approximately 10 a.m. Gardendale Police received a call of an armed robbery in progress at the Dollar Tree. Officers responded to the scene and detained one black male, 27 years old, in a vehicle and one black male, 24 years old, in the woods behind the store, according to a r