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58-year-old man dead after early-morning shooting in north Birmingham

A man was shot to death early Monday after an apparent drive-by shooting his north Birmingham home. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as William Morris. He was 58 and lived at the home.


U.S. Attorney Jay Town confident Alabama prison problems can be addressed without federal lawsuit

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The U.S. Department of Justice report on Alabama’s prison system that found apparent violations of the constitutional ban on “cruel and unusual punishment” does not mean a lawsuit by the federal government is imminent, U.S. Attorney Jay Town told WHNT News 19.


Alabama state offices closed for Confederate Memorial Day

MONTGOMERY, AL (WIAT) -- Many of Alabama's state offices were closed Monday because of the Confederate Memorial Day. This is just one of three Confederate holidays Alabama celebrates, the others are Robert E. Lee Day and Jefferson Davis' birthday.


Western Kentucky loses two more players to transfer

The transfer train made a couple of additional stops in Bowling Green last week. As we had previously noted, defensive back Jayden Patterson announced on Twitter that he has decided to leave Western Kentucky and placed his name into the NCAA transfer database. Not long after, a pair of Patterson’s o


Vehicle fire shuts down I-65 in B’ham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A vehicle fire has shut down down the southbound lanes of I-65 in Birmingham. UPDATE: The vehicle fire has been extinguished. The interstate is still shut down at this time.


The Filling Station Pizza Cafe & Bar has plans to come to Trussville

TRUSSVILLE — Plans for The Filling Station Pizza Cafe & Bar have been presented to the Trussville Design Review Board. Two renderings were presented by a representative from Milam & Co. Construction. The property at 112 South Chalkville would be converted from an auto service shop to a restaurant an


Resilience and close UAB friends helped Daniel Mendoza through his mother’s death in his sophomore year

Mirna Pineda died from cancer before she could see her son graduate this week at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. But while in hospice, the 52-year-old Honduran native told her son, Daniel Mendoza, “Now I will have front-row seats.”


Alabama’s 2019 tornado count ticks up quickly

If you think it’s been a busy year for tornadoes in Alabama, you’re correct. The National Weather Service in Birmingham released a statement this week taking a look at 2019’s tornadoes so far, and it was eye-opening.


Mulga man wanted on a felony warrant

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Mulga man is wanted on felony charges related to the sex offender registration act, according to Crime Stoppers. Jeffery Scott Wilkinson, 49, is wanted in Jefferson County on a felony warrant charging him with a violation of the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act.


Medical experts say it’s ‘likely’ measles will eventually be confirmed in Alabama, encourage vaccination

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control is reporting that there are now 626 cases of measles across 22 states. Just last week, state health departments confirmed a case in eastern Tennessee. There are also confirmed cases in Florida and Georgia. Now, Alabama health officials are worried a


UAB: Measles outbreak could be headed to Alabama

Doctors in Alabama are on alert about a nationwide measles outbreak that's happening now. According to the Center for Disease Control, there were 626 measles cases reported as of Friday, April 19.


Bill would end Alabama’s practice of combining Martin Luther King, Robert E. Lee holidays

A new bill introduced in the Alabama Legislature would end the long-standing practice of combining Martin Luther King Day with the birthday of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.


Missing woman found trapped, but alive, inside car

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Monday morning, a woman was found trapped in her vehicle after being reported as missing for three days. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, it is believed that Robin Fancher crashed into a ditch several days ago on County Road 203 at the Limestone Creek Bridge, bu


Birmingham police investigate 3 separate shootings

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -Birmingham police say three people were shot Monday morning at three different locations. The first shooting happened at a home in the 4200 block of Farirmont Way. The victim has been identified as 58-year-old William Morris.


SEC's Sankey still unsure if portal is net positive

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey said it's too early to tell for sure if the transfer portal is a net positive for college athletics. He doesn't need more data to see that the NCAA is not denying as many waiver requests for athletes wanting to head to another scho


Birmingham City Council expected to vote on plastic bag ban

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham City Council is expected to get ahead of the state and vote to ban plastic bags. The ordinance would also look to ban Styrofoam containers and other products that aren’t reusable.


CBS 42 political analyst: a tough election ahead for Sen.Doug Jones

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- CBS 42 News Political Analyst Steve Flowers discussed the upcoming 2020 senate race. We asked him about the new Mason Dixon poll that has Roy Moore, who ran against Sen. Doug Jones in 2017 leading, despite the fact he has not announced his running in the senate race. Flowe


Alabama already above average for year with 53 tornadoes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama already has exceeded its yearly average for tornadoes with more than 50 twisters verified in the state so far in 2019. The National Weather Service tweets that Alabama has had 53 total tornadoes so far this year. That compares to the yearly average of 47 tornadoes.


American Idol: Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs now in top 8

America has spoken, and Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs is now in the top 8 of this season’s American Idol race! Read on to find out about Burroughs Sunday night performance. Also, how to get your hands on #walker4idol t-shirts, attend watch parties and vote on this week’s show.


$10 million Bessemer project would use former city hall

Bessemer’s historic former City Hall is being eyed for a mixed-use development. Wisconsin-based Scott Crawford Inc. is purchasing the former municipal building, vacant for the past two years, for $200,000 from the city. The property on Third Avenue North could become a $10 million, mixed use housing