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Police searching for suspect after man found shot multiple times in a Birmingham parking deck
BIRMINGHAM — Authorities in Birmingham responded to a shooting in the parking deck of The Crescent Building in Birmingham on Thursday. The response came after reports were made that a man was suffering from a gunshot at the parking deck, which is located off Highland Avenue South, according to WVTM.
Report: Homicide 5th leading cause for premature death in Jefferson County
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - It’s an alarming statistic. Homicide is the fifth leading cause for premature death in Jefferson County. “I’m a crime victim myself. I’m from Birmingham and in 1983 I was kidnapped," said Wanda Miller.
House bill proposes cannabis card for medical marijuana in Alabama
State Rep. Mike Ball, a Republican from Huntsville who is a former ABI agent, on Wednesday introduced House Bill 243 that would legalize medical marijuana in Alabama. “This is about helping sick people,” said Ball, who sponsored bills that became Leni’s Law and Carly’s Law for CBD oil use. He said b
Body found in northeast Alabama creek
An investigation is underway in Fort Payne, where a body was found in a creek this afternoon. Officers were called around 12:40 p.m. to Willis Creek off of Prestwood Drive. The body of a white male was found in the creek, said Fort Payne police Chief Randy Bynum in a statement.
Jeep missing in Alabama man's drowning death found in DeKalb County
Updated at 7:37 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, with a photo of the Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep Cherokee lost when a Geraldine, Alabama, man was swept to his death at a creek crossing in Buck's Pocket State Park in February has been found.
Alabama Senate approves bill to change marriage licenses
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate has approved a bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses as some conservative probate judges continue to object to giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Strike Out Cancer raises $28k
Gardendale hosted the fifth annual Strike Out Cancer event on Saturday at both of the city's ballparks, William Noble Park on Moncrief Road and Luman Harris Park. According to the Gardendale City Council, the event raised approximately $28,000 for cancer research, which will be donated to the Americ
Knife-wielding robbery suspects flee Family Dollar when employee presents gun
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An attempted robbery was foiled after a store clerk presented a gun at two knife-wielding suspects Wednesday night. Birmingham Police say two suspects attempted to rob the Family Dollar Store on Bessemer Road, but quickly sprinted out of the store when the employee showed they had
Remington loses $3M incentive in Alabama
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Bad news for gun maker Remington. The Alabama Department of Commerce confirmed the state won’t make a $3 million cash payment incentive to the struggling manufacturer. The state commerce secretary says that is because Remington did not meet hiring or payroll goals set by the
Escaped inmate recaptured in northwest Alabama
A Lauderdale County inmate who escaped this morning from a job site in Florence has been recaptured, authorities said. Glen Marvin Hanback, 43, was recaptured in Tuscumbia, said Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton.
Snow Rogers Elementary students run for a cause
GARDENDALE, AL (WBRC) - Kids run - it’s what they do. But it’s not always fun. At Snow Rogers Elementary in Gardendale, Alabama, students are learning running isn’t just about exercise as the school prepares for the annual 5K run.
‘He’s not crazy. He’s evil’: Birmingham woman survives 5 bullet wounds in crime spree that killed 2
A birthday celebration ended in horror for a Birmingham woman who was shot five times in the parking lot of a gas station. And if that wasn’t bad enough, 33-year-old Jamie Davis would soon learn she had nearly been killed as part of a seemingly random series of crimes. According to police and court
Suspects with swords back down after clerk pulls out gun
BIRMINGHAM — Police are searching for two suspects they say tried to rob a Family Dollar Store with swords. The incident happened on Wednesday, March 20 at the store at 1355 Bessemer Road in Birmingham. Police say the suspects demanded money from the clerk until the clerk pulled out a gun. The suspe
Judge's bailiff stranded on broken elevator with six inmates
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Delayed building maintenance is causing elevators to fail and trap Jefferson County bailiffs alone with inmates. Learn more in the video above.
Raceway property to be redeveloped
The Gardendale City Council approved the surplussing of .22 acres at the intersection of Fieldstown Road and Kerr Drive. The city had to take that action in order to transition that property to a new owner.
Suspect charged in two homicide investigations facing additional charges
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Police have an update in a shooting investigation that left one man dead at a gas station on Montevallo Road, Sunday, March 10. Birmingham Police have Michael Daniels, 25, in custody on capital murder and kidnapping and robbery warrants.
Former officer now in jail after pleading guilty to attempted sex abuse of a child
SHELBY COUNTY — Former Birmingham police officer Joshua Herbinger made a plea deal with prosecutors and will serve six months in jail. According to court documents, Herbinger was sentenced to five years, but as part of the deal, only six of those will be behind bars in the Shelby County Jail.
The Grocery Brewpub to open in former Red Hills Brewing space
Something has, in fact, been brewing at the former Red Hills Brewing Company. A new brewpub, called The Grocery Brewpub, is slated to open April 2, 2019 in the former brewery space in Homewood.
Warrior man wanted on felony warrants
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A man from the Warrior area is wanted in Jefferson County on felony warrants charging him with theft of property in the first degree (motor vehicle) and failure to appear for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
What life advice did Nick Saban have for scouts?
Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban had straightforward advice for Boy Scouts in Birmingham on Thursday. “Part of being a winner is being someone people want to emulate,” said said at a “town hall” style speech at the 12th Annual Boy Scouts American Values Luncheon at the Birmingham-Jefferson Conventi