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Budget approved to allow Walker County Jail upgrades and improvements
WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Walker County Jail could receive much needed repairs starting next year. Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood says the County Commission approved a budget that would allow for the improvements to be made.
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.
Mercy Project helping drug addicts avoid criminal justice system
CORDOVA, Ala. — It is well-documented that many in Walker County deal with drug addition. Now a police-driven, faith-based drug recovery program started in Cordova will soon expand county-wide.
Anniston woman identified as victim of deadly triple shooting in Birmingham
A woman shot to death midday Monday in Birmingham’s Smithfield public housing community has now been identified. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Venus Felicia Godhigh. She was 38 and lived in Anniston.
2 arrests made in Gardendale Dollar Tree robbery
GARDENDALE, Ala. (WIAT) -- Gardendale Police have arrested two men in connection to a robbery that happened on Thursday, December 6. Police have obtained warrants to arrest Pharez Demarcia Brown, 24 of Adamsville, for three counts of first-degree robbery and unlawful possession of marijuana with a t
Charges against Jasper kidnapping suspect sent to grand jury
JASPER, Ala. — The criminal charges against an undocumented immigrant who police said tried to kidnap a woman at a Jasper park were sent to a grand jury on Thursday.
Lavish Boutique flourishes, expands in Alabama
Dustin Beaty had been operating Hospital Discount Pharmacy in downtown Jasper for nine years when he agreed to his wife’s request to sell game-day clothes in the pharmacy.
Man, convicted in 2007 toddler’s death, pleads guilty to child abuse in new case
A 39-year-old Birmingham man who faced capital murder charges in the death of a child over ten years ago has pleaded guilty in a separate child abuse case. Nikia Cornell McConico pleaded guilty last week to child abuse and was sentenced by Jefferson County Circuit Judge Bill Cole to 15 years in pris
37-year-old man killed in east Birmingham multi-vehicle crash
A Birmingham man died Monday night, hours after he was critically injured in a multii-vehicle crash. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 37-year-old Ryan Christopher Jenkins. The wreck happened at 4:50 p.m.at the intersection of Parkway East and Fourth Avenue South.
1 women killed, 2 others hurt in Alabama shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One woman has died and two others were hurt in a shooting in Alabama's largest city. News outlets reported the shooting happened around noon Monday at a public housing community in Birmingham.
Winston County authorities searching for theft suspect
WINSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Winston County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help locating and identifying the person in the picture in connection to a theft investigation.
Family sought for 2 found dead in Birmingham in recent weeks
Authorities are trying to locate family members of two people who died in Jefferson County in recent weeks. Foul play is not suspected in either death, but their bodies are ready to be released for burial and the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has not been able to find their relatives.
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.
Center Point man wanted for felony in connection with sex offense
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Darion Lee Smiley, 53, is wanted in Jefferson County on a felony warrant charging him with violation of the Sex Offender Registration Notification act. Smiley is described as being 5-foot-08, and weighing 150 pounds, with black/bald hair and brown eyes. The subject is a black male
PREP BASKETBALL: Cold Springs and Cullman pick up home sweeps over Holly Pond and Jasper
CULLMAN - The Jasper Vikings made the trip to Cullman High School Friday night and the Bearcats sent both Vikings squads home with losses. The Lady Bearcats cruised past Jasper 60-21 while the boys handled the Vikings 72-58. Cullman 60, Jasper 21 (varsity girls)
Jasper teen selected to perform in Disney parade
JASPER, Ala. — It was a once in a lifetime experience for one Jasper teen. She's one out of 800 high school cheerleaders from across the country chosen to perform in Disney's Varsity Spirit Spectacular Parade.
Robbery suspect vaulted Jeffco store counter, beat 73-year-old clerk, authorities say
A Birmingham man vaulted a north Jefferson County store counter and beat the clerk during a weekend holdup, authorities said Monday. Jefferson County sheriff’s officials on Monday announced the arrest of 33-year-old Albert Ward. The robbery happened Saturday evening.
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.
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.