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Walker County residents worry about drinking water after proposed surface mining

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) --The Alabama Surface Mining Commission will begin considering feedback from neighbors against a proposed surface mining operation in Walker County. Neighbors spoke out at a public meeting Wednesday over plans to have an active mine at a site along the Mulberry Fork of the


Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Sumter County Until 5:30PM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * At 430 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Liberty to near Daleville to Savoy, moving northeast at 55 mph.


Shelby Co. golf course cleans up storm damage quickly before major tournament

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Last Sunday’s severe weather packed a punch for parts of Central Alabama, including one golf course in Shelby County. The Legacy Course at Greystone Golf and Country Club had about 20 trees down on the 18th hole. In addition, all 58 sand traps were washed out because of the h


Trees down, homes damaged and people trapped after storms

BIRMINGHAM — The National Weather Service in Birmingham reported several trees downed Thursday night. Tree down along Highway 27 in Springville. Tree blocking County Road 14 at County Road 523.


Hungry Kids: Thousands In Jefferson Co. Don't Have Enough To Eat

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Some 13 million American children aren't just hungry. They're suffering from real hunger. Real hunger is painful and can leave kids lightheaded and lethargic. When their brains aren't fueled, they're not ready to learn. They're kids like the boy who boasted one day to the cooks at h


Woman, Dog Killed In Fultondale Fire

FULTONDALE, AL - A house fire in Fultondale Tuesday resulted in the deaths of a woman and her dog. The fire occurred just before 11:30 a.m. at a home in the 5700 block of 33rd Street North in the Lewisburg Gardens neighborhood.


Area threatened by severe weather tonight

The National Weather Service office in Birmingham says Alexander City and surrounding areas are under a slight risk of severe weather tonight from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. Friday. The threat includes possible brief tornadoes and damaging winds up to 60 mph.



The World Games 2021 has unveiled a new countdown clock at Birmingham City Hall. The digital timer – which is now mounted in the lobby of City Hall – will continue to count down the years, days, hours, minutes and seconds until the Opening Ceremony of The World Games in Birmingham on July 15, 2021.


Birmingham-Jefferson Co. Transit Authority to announce 'National Get on Board Day' Plans

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - (WIAT) One week from today on April 25, 2019, it will officially be 'National Get on Board Day'. Today the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority will announce plans regarding their participation with other public transportation systems nationwide in National Get On Board D


Lineup announced for SliceFest 2019

Birmingham, Ala.- Slice Pizza and Brewhouse will host the eighth annual edition of SliceFest on June 1. It is presented by Birmingham Budweiser. Organizers say SliceFest is Birmingham’s largest food and music block party. It will take place outside of the Slice restaurant in Lakeview on 29th Street


Report: Shoplifters arrested at West Rome Walmart

A Birmingham, Alabama, and a Maryville, Tennessee, woman were arrested at 2510 Redmond Circle and charged with felony shoplifting and although reports show the two were arrested at the same location, date and time as one another, there is no indication the two were working together.


Trussville City Schools Foundation offering personalized bricks for stadium

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Schools Foundation is once again selling personalized bricks for the Hewitt-Trussville stadium. The bricks will be installed in the walkway near the concession stands, Anyone can purchase a brick with a special message for $50. The bricks are 4″ x 8″ and will hold 1-


Expansion at park in Gardendale almost complete

GARDENDALE, AL (WBRC) - Children in Gardendale only have to wait two more weeks before getting to enjoy a new addition at the city’s Kenny Clemons Park off Fieldstown Road. The new toddler area is scheduled to open May 1st. That’s the same day the park’s splash pad opens. According to Dale Hyche, th


Wet, windy and chilly Friday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Wet, windy and chilly Friday before a clear, sunny Easter weekend. Full forecast in the video above. Click or tap here to get the WVTM 13 News app.


It's the largest prison academy class since 2015, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — From the Alabama Department of Corrections... The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is pleased to share the comprehensive “Recruiting and Retaining Correctional Officers” report, compiled by third-party consultant Warren Averett. The ADOC contracted Warren Averett in 2017 t


Taxpayers could see no refunds, but bigger paychecks

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The IRS is making big changes that could stop big refunds checks every year. A lot of folks are walking around with, or expecting, their tax refunds. Some may even have plans to spend the money.


Person wanted in Homewood vehicle break-ins

HOMEWOOD, Ala. — The Homewood Police Department has released a photo of a person believed to be involved in several car break-ins. According to an alert from the police department, several vehicle break-ins happened last week near the soccer fields on Lakeshore Drive.


Alabama man dies in accidental shooting after gun discharges from diaper bag

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has died days after he was accidentally shot outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant when a gun discharged inside a baby’s diaper bag.


Jefferson Co. Pays $100k to expand MAX bus service

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A lot of people in Jefferson County will soon get a chance to hop on a MAX bus. Today the Jefferson County Commission approved giving the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit system $100,000. The money will be used to expand Max bus service up to Gardendale, Adamsville and Ful


Luxury apartments coming to Gardendale

After a lengthy public hearing on Monday, the Gardendale City Council unanimously approved a rezoning ordinance to allow a luxury apartment complex to be built on the land behind Wal-Mart. The addresses for the property are officially 814 and 740 Bauers Lane.