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Man sentenced in fatal I-65 wreck - The Alabaster Reporter
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing EditorCOLUMBIANA– A 30-year-old Calera man who originally was charged with reckless murder and drunken driving in connection with a fatal 2016 crash on Interstate 65 in Alabaster will spend time in prison after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on July 17.RobinsonDaniel
Birmingham college student walked 20 miles to 1st day of work so his boss gave him his car
When a young Birmingham college student's car broke down the night before he was supposed to start a new job, he didn't panic. At least not for long. Instead, Walter Carr walked. From Homewood to Pelham. All night. In the dark. 20 miles or more. A Carver High School graduate and U.S. Marine hopeful,
Woman killed in overnight shooting in Birmingham
The shooting happened on 25th Court NorthBIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Birmingham police are investigating an overnight shooting that left a woman dead.Police say the shooting happened at 1635 25th Court North.
Snake found in a car in Alabaster
Animal Control coming to aidAlabaster - ALABASTER, Ala. (WIAT) - A local woman is hoping animal control will take care of her snake problem.She found a snake on the inside tire of her. They tried spraying water on the snake to get it off the tire, but to no avail.The snake moved off the tire and un
Pelham Police Arrest Robbery Suspect After High-Speed Chase
Pelham police officers responded to a silent alarm at a convenience store in the 600 block of Cahaba Valley Road Sunday just after 5 a.m. When the first officer arrived, he saw a woman, later identified as a store clerk, standing at one of the gas pumps with a man. She made eye contact with our offi
Irondale man wanted by Birmingham Police on drug-related charges
Jordan Oneal Embry, 23, is described as 5′ 6″ and weighing 125 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. His last known address is listed as the 4100 block of Cedar Street.
Crews battle massive blaze at old Ensley High School building
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Birmingham Fire crews battled a massive fire at the old Ensley High School building overnight.Someone noticed the flames coming out of the building around 2:30 a.m. and called 911.
Dedicated worker receives car from CEO after walking all night to work
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) -- The story of a dedicated man who was willing to walk all night to be on time for his first day of work has gone viral, prompting an outpouring of community support and a generous move by his employer's CEO.
Robbery suspect leads police on a chase headed the wrong way down I-65
The suspect, identified as John Sharpe, sped away from the convenience store toward I-65. According to PPD, officers pursued the suspect onto I-65 South to exit 234 in Calera. Police say Sharpe then took the exit and reentered through the I-65 North ramp, driving southbound.
1 woman killed, 2 men injured in triple shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Birmingham Police are working to piece together the events leading up to a triple shooting that claimed the life of one woman Tuesday morning.Police received a call around 2 a.m. of shots fired in the 1600 block of 25th Avenue North. When officers arrived, they found three
Deputies: Woman stole neighbor's gun, used it to kill husband
Amanda Hilyer is charged with murder, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, and second-degree theft of property. She is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
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West Jefferson woman charged with murder following shooting of husband
Amanda Leigh Hilyer, 33, was charged in the murder of Keith Hilyer, 41, in a domestic violence case, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. On July 14, deputies responded to 200 block of Oak Lane in Sylvan Springs where Keith Hilyer was found dead at the end of a street. Amanda Hilyer w
Man charged with friend's shooting death in Fairfield under felony murder law
Christopher Allen Collins was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force Monday afternoon. He was booked in the Jefferson County Jail at 1:10 p.m., where he is being held on bonds totaling $130,000.
Pelham Police ask for help finding missing man
Derek Carlington's family last saw him around lunchtime on Friday, July 13th. Carlington was wearing a grey shirt, black shorts, and black slides. He drives a grey 2015 Lincoln MKZ with tinted windows and the Alabama tag JDY912.
Spain Park shows positives at Hoover Elite 7-on-7 - Shelby County Reporter
By SETH HAGAN | For the ReporterHOOVER –The Spain Park football team’s 2017 campaign ended with a first-round playoff exit and a 6-5 record, but just six months removed from that loss and six weeks before a new campaign begins, the Jaguars more than held their own against top flight competition at H
2-alarm 'suspicious' fire sweeps through old historic Ensley High School
Fire swept through the old Ensley High School on Avenue J Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Firefighters said the massive blaze is suspicious.Special to AL.com
Birmingham Police Investigating Two Shootings
According to a report by Alabama Media Group,three people were shotin two separate shootings in southwest Birmingham. Just after midnight Monday morning, police responded to a shooting in the 2400 block of Pearson Avenue where a black male was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital.
Man shot dead by wife in west Jefferson County identified
Keith HilyerFacebookAuthorities have released the name of a shot by his wife Saturday night in western Jefferson County.The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Keith Franklin Hilyer. He was 41.The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. in Sylvan Springs. Sheriff's officials said th
Man sentenced to life without parole in Avondale robbery-kidnapping case
Manuel Towns was arrested on March 23, 2017, and was charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, and two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card. He was found guilty of all four charges.