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Phoenix, Arizona Man Sentenced to 32 Months for His Role in an Alabama Phishing Scam

Montgomery, AL - On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, Iosif Florea, 42, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for his part in a “phishing” scam that impacted Alabama residents. United States Attory Louis V. Franklin, Sr., Alabama Attorney Genderal Steve Marshall, and FBI Special


Reward offered after 23 guns stolen from Jefferson County pawn shop

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Authorities are offering a reward for information after 23 guns were stolen from a Jefferson County pawn shop. Birmingham Police say the Family Pawn on Springville Road in Center Point was broken into on Jan. 30.

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Alabama sheriff to probe death of inmate serving 60-day sentence

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff's office of Jefferson County, Alabama, is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate at the Bessemer City Jail. Al.com reports authorities say James Edward Walker was serving a 60-day sentence for failure to appear when he began to suffer medical issues Thursda


Chambers County Drug Task Force Raids House in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force raided a Valley, Alabama home. Last Thursday, a search warrant was executed at 205 Combs St. in Valley. Six people have been arrested. Melissa Huddleston, Hezekiah Morgan, Larry Love, Ricky Banks, Daniel Noon and Lorena McWhorter were arrested and charged with num


Alabama deputy shows off fancy footwork at school dance

KIMBERLY, Ala. (STORYFUL) - A school resource officer stole the show at an elementary school dance in Alabama recently. Footage shared to Facebook on February 6 by Gracie Jacks Nunnally shows a deputy dancing along with kids at Bryan Elementary School to DJ Casper’s iconic Cha Cha Slide. According t


Judge OKs bond for Alabama men charged in heart attack death

GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP) - A judge in Alabama has approved bond for two men charged with murder after a business owner they confronted died of a heart attack. The Tuscaloosa News reports Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins set bail at $150,000 each for 34-year-old Darnell Coates and 33-year-old Lonze Byrd.


Veteran Los Angeles crime-fighter named deputy chief at Birmingham Police Department

Darnell Davenport has spent most of his life fighting crime. The Los Angeles native at age 14 started as a police explorer scout. In 1988, he joined the LAPD full time and from then on continued to rise through the ranks until he made captain there. This week, Davenport was announced as the Birmingh


Plan to Honor Former Birmingham Mayor Convicted of Bribery Sparking Controversy

A plan to honor a former Birmingham mayor who went to prison for bribery is sparking disagreement in the city. Birmingham’s current mayor, Randall Woodfin, has proposed renaming a city recreational facility for Larry Langford, an ex-mayor convicted in a bribery scheme a decade ago.


Man charged with killing BPD Sgt Wytasha Carter appears in court

Jeremy Owens faced a Jefferson County judge for his 'first call' appearance Friday morning. Owens is charged with capital murder and attempted murder in the January 13th shooting that killed Birmingham Police Sergeant Wytasha Carter.

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Monday at 6: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall discusses his wife’s suicide.

We talked to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall about how he is working to help others heal after suicide by going public about his life experiences. Marshall’s wife, Bridgette, committed suicide in 2018.


Top 5 DL Jones 'not impressed by Alabama anymore'

Coaching turnover is common ground in the SEC but it exists nowhere as persistently as at Alabama over the last two years. A dozen plus...


REPORT: Alabama man is arrested for indecent exposure in Walmart

Pace, Florida (WEAR-TV) — An Alabama man is arrested in Santa Rosa County for indecent exposure and disturbing the peace. According to an arrest report, an employee in Walmart located on Highway 90 caught John Booker, of Wing, Alabama, committing a lewd act in the men’s department on February 12th.


Man killed, woman in custody in Friday-afternoon Bessemer shooting

A man is dead, and a woman is in custody following a Friday-afternoon shooting in Bessemer. The shooting happened at 1:30 p.m. in the 200 block of 24th Street South. Bessemer police Lt. Christian Clemons said the man and the woman were involved in a dispute and the woman then shot the man.


Shooting leaves two North Alabama teens dead

TUSCAMBIA, Ala. (WPMI) — North Alabama police are investigating a triple-shooting near a recreation center that killed 2 young teens. It happened Wednesday afternoon in Tuscambia.


Coroner identifies men killed in triple shooting in north Alabama

The authorities have identified the two men who died Wednesday in a triple shooting in Tuscumbia, a small city in northwest Alabama. Alontae Nalls and Gavin Cole were killed by gunfire, said Colbert County Coroner Justin Gasque. The men’s specific ages weren’t immediately available.


Birmingham father dies 3 months after he was shot in Gate City

A man wounded in a shooting in east Birmingham more than three months ago has now died. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 32-year-old Napolean January. The shooting happened on Nov. 9, 2018.


Flu and flu-like illness continue to spread; almost all of Alabama reports widespread activity

Flu activity in Alabama has increased for the fourth week in a row. The latest figures from the Alabama Department of Public Health show flu is widespread in seven of the state’s eight districts, with only Mobile escaping a larger number of cases.


Man faces attempted murder, capital murder in Birmingham double shooting

A man has been charged with capital murder and attempted murder in a shooting that left a man dead and another injured in Birmingham Wednesday night. J.C. Hrabowski, 61, of Birmingham, was arrested and charged with capital murder Thursday, said Sgt. Johnny Williams.


Alabama librarians spooked after seeing floating orbs

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- A group of east Alabama librarians say something spooky is happening in the stacks. They’re seeing floating orbs and moving objects. Some even say they’ve been touched.

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Birmingham man not guilty in Southtown killing

A Birmingham man who was tried a second time for a murder in the city’s Southtown housing project was acquitted after a three-day trial. Fessor Raynard Pearson was charged with murder in the December 2015 shooting death of 56-year-old James Morgan. Pearson’s trial began Monday in Jefferson County Ci