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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.


Jefferson County ending misdemeanor marijuana arrests

Alabama’s most populous county will immediately end arrests for misdemeanors including the possession of small amounts of marijuana, officials announced Monday. Officers will begin issuing tickets for nonviolent misdemeanor offenses rather than taking people to jail, Capt. David Agee, a spokesman fo


Alabama Senate committee passes lottery bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A lottery proposal has cleared its first hurdle in the Alabama Legislature. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee on Tuesday voted 6-5 to advance the bill by Republican Sen. Greg Albritton of Atmore.


Most Jefferson County police departments continuing small marijuana arrests

The majority of police chiefs in Jefferson County said their officers will continue to arrest people in possession of small amounts of marijuana, despite a push by county leaders to cite and release instead.


2 Alabama corrections officers arrested on drug charges

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Two corrections officers in south Alabama have been arrested on drug charges. According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, 25-year-old Darryl Jerome Bradley was arrested over the weekend for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into Station Correction Facility in Elmore


Missing Alabama woman found alive in car days after disappearance

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A missing woman has been found alive in her wrecked car five days after she was last seen in south Alabama. Authorities say a passer-by noticed a car that was mostly hidden by brush in a ditch off a road Monday.


Spice-related overdoses on the rise in Alabama - again; feds warn about ‘disturbing’ trend

Federal authorities said they’re seeing a spike in spice-related overdoses in northern Alabama and want to get out the word before it hits the 2015 levels that sent hundreds to the hospital.


Birmingham-Jefferson Co.Transit Authority to offer FREE rides on 'National Get on Board Day'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - (WIAT) It's time to get on Board! The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in National Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25th. The BJCTA will commemorate the value and benefit of public


Man charged with murder in shooting outside Trussville Cracker Barrel requests bond

The man charged in a deadly shooting outside a Trussville Cracker Barrel wants to get out on bond. Bryan Hancock is being held right now in the Jefferson County Jail without one.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Mother of gay Alabama teen who died by suicide reflects on her child’s life

Nigel Shelby, a teenager from Alabama, died by suicide after being bullied for being gay. Days before his funeral, Nigel’s mother Camika Shelby sat down with WAFF’s Kimberly Essex to remember her son’s life.


24-year-old Birmingham man dies 4 days after car crash

A Birmingham man has died, four days after he was critically injured in a crash. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Jamaica Shabazz Harris. He was 24.


Trussville Detectives Need to Identify 3 wanted in an Identity Theft Case

TRUSSVILLE — Detectives with the Trussville Police Department obtained surveillance images of three people wanted in connection to an identity theft case. According to Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama, the victim’s bank information was stolen and used to make several fraudulent purchases and transact


Alabama grants 216 hemp licenses: Here’s the county-by-county list

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has granted more than 200 licenses for growers of industrial hemp, the agency announced. The licenses cover 152 growers, 59 processors and five universities, covering the growth, cultivation, processing and research of the plant.


Alabama’s Coach Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and “should be able to return to work in the very new future.” Cain says the right hip replacement was “robotic assisted” at Andrews Sports Medicine, wi


Bill to repeal Alabama pistol permit requirement shot down in committee

An Alabama Senate committee today voted down a bill to repeal the requirement for a permit to carry a concealed handgun or a loaded handgun in a vehicle. The Senate Tourism Committee voted 6-5 against the bill by Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa.


The Filling Station Pizza Restaurant May Open In Trussville

TRUSSVILLE, AL - One of the most popular pizza restaurants in Birmingham may open a second restaurant in Trussville. Owners of The Filling Station, which has been successful in its Crestwood location, introduced plans for a restaurant in Trussville.


Tax dollars help create "ultimate family experience" in Gardendale

The city of Gardendale invested $100,000 from its general fund to create what the mayor calls the "ultimate family experience." WVTM 13's Jeff Eliasoph shows you what residents are getting for their tax dollars in the video above.


Woman arrested for naked incident in Brookside

BROOKSIDE, AL (WBRC) - Authorities confirmed today that a Brookside woman was arrested for a naked incident on 4/13. Police say Lashena Star Chastine was running down Brookside’s Main Street completely naked and under the influence of narcotics. Police were able to capture the suspect.


Alabama men notice woman eating alone, invite her to join them in touching act of kindness

OXFORD, Ala. — A beautiful gesture at an Alabama restaurant has gone viral. A man named Jamario Howard posted on Facebook that he and two of his friends went to eat at a restaurant in Oxford last week when he noticed a woman sitting alone.