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Shelby County mother’s warning after car break-in at daycare

CALERA, AL (WBRC) - A mother wants you to avoid making the same mistake she did after her car was broken into at her children’s daycare in Calera. According to Stephanie Rivera, the crime happened last Thursday. She was sitting in the parking lot on the phone at the School for Amazing Kids before go


ALEA issues new hardship driver's license law

MONTGOMERY, Ala (WIAT)-- A new law by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency could reinstate the driver's licenses for nearly 20,000 Alabamians, whose licenses were suspended, for an inability to pay traffic tickets.


Man found dead behind East Lake home; homicide investigation underway

The body of a man found behind an east Birmingham home Friday afternoon has launched a homicide investigation. The discovery was made just after 1 p.m. behind the home at 7327 Second Avenue South. Sgt. Johnny Williams said East Precinct officers were dispatched to the scene on a report of an unrespo


Shelby County boys remain undefeated in area play

COLUMBIANA – The Shelby County boys basketball team was able to remain undefeated in area play on Thursday, Jan. 17, with a home victory against the Jemison Panthers. The Wildcats used a 35-point first quarter to separate themselves from the Panthers early in the contest, before pulling away for an


Shelby County man charged with locking child inside clothes dryer

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. – An Alabaster man is awaiting trial on charges that he forced a child into a clothes dryer and occasionally turned it on with the child inside. Steven Garrett Todhunter, 25, was indicted on charges of domestic violence-strangulation and aggravated child abuse.


FIRST ALERT: Stormy weather arrives Saturday, then a blast of cold air

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - We’ll see a mostly cloudy sky with temperatures climbing into the upper 50s and lower 60s. Rain chance remains very low and most of the afternoon will be dry. That’s good news for the UAB championship parade scheduled at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.


7 Things: Report claims Trump told Michael Cohen to lie, Trump and Pelosi fight, Alabama lawmakers want the State of the Union to go on and more …

7. Both sides of the aisle prefer their side dig in and give little on the government shutdown. — Republicans now favor a wall by 16 points more than they did May of 2016, while 63 percent think it is unacceptable to end the shutdown without some wall funding.


Birmingham to host Championship Parade for the Blazers on Friday, expect some road closures

BIRMINGHAM — The City of Birmingham designated Jan. 18 as a special day to honor the UAB Football Team, and their outstanding performance during the 2018 season, with a Championship Parade at 4 p.m.


Temporary traffic signals going in at busy Chelsea intersection

CHELSEA – Temporary traffic signals should be installed at the intersection of Shelby County 11 and Shelby County 280 (Old Highway 280) in Chelsea the week of Monday, Jan. 21.


For Sale: Luxury Townhome In Pelham

PELHAM, AL - Take a look at this spacious four bedroom, three bath townhouse in Pelham. Features include a sunroom, laundry room, gas fireplace and large kitchen. Listed at less than $150,000, this home has more than 1,150 square feet of living space.


Man drowns in rural Alabama pond while fleeing police

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a man has died while attempting to flee police by swimming through a rural pond. State Bureau of Investigation Lt. Heath Carpenter says the man fled on foot from a traffic stop Wednesday morning and then attempted to swim across the pond to evade Troy pol


Alabama Thespian Festival coming to VHHS Feb. 15-16

The 2019 Alabama Thespian Festival will come to Vestavia Hills High School from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16. The annual gathering of student theatre groups will bring about 1,000 people to the high school, VHHS theatre teacher Jamie Stephenson said. The event includes 40 to 50 workshops, two main-stage, full


WATCH: Nick Saban lands at Jackson-Olin High School in helicopter to recruit

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Alabama head football coach Nick Saban landed in a helicopter at Jackson-Olin High School on Friday afternoon to recruit Auburn commit Quandarrius Robinson. Robinson is one of the states top prospects for 2020.


Hoover Police Seek Vehicle Theft Suspect

HOOVER, AL - The Hoover Police Department is seeking a suspect (or multiple suspects) in a vehicle and debit card theft case. The incident occurred on December 6. Police posted a video of one of the suspects on social media:


Hundreds of mourners pay their respects to slain Birmingham police officer Sgt. Wytasha Carter

A steady stream of mourners filed into a flower-filled chapel Friday to pay their respects to a Birmingham police officer shot and killed in the line of duty five days ago. Sgt. Wytasha “Wyt” Carter, a 44-year-old husband, father of two and youth pastor, was being remembered as an “amazing man of Go


Tornadoes, Severe Storms Possible in Alabama Tomorrow [VIDEO]

Get ready for a weekend of wild weather in Alabama, as our forecast includes a chance for severe storms, tornadoes, and even a chance for snow flurries. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has most of the State of Alabama in a slight risk area for tomorrow's severe weather event which should


Hoover Service Club gears up for gala

The Hoover Service Club has scheduled the 2019 Hearts and Harmony Gala for March 2 at the Hoover Country Club. The event, which is the club’s main fundraiser of the year, will feature the singing and dancing duo of Kristi Tingle Higginbotham and Jan Hunter as the entertainment.


Triple shooting in east Birmingham not believed to be random, police say

An investigation is ongoing after three men showed up at a Birmingham station Thursday night suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams said Friday. All three were taken to UAB Hospital for treatment.


Juvenile sex offenders in your county: What must Alabama schools do?

Right now, in Alabama, there are 1,300 juvenile sex offenders registered with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, or ALEA, according to numbers released to AL.com this week by the agency. That number includes juveniles of all risk levels---low, moderate, high and unknown or as yet unassessed.


Missing woman sought by Hoover Police

HOOVER, Ala. — Hoover Police have requested the public's assistance in locating a 27-year-old woman who has been missing for two weeks. Chelsea Diane Dobbs was last seen leaving her workplace at Riverchase Office Park on Jan. 2. The Mobile native was living at a rehab facility in Hayden at the time

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