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Bessemer inmate dies due to medical issues

BESSEMER,Ala. (WIAT) -- According to the Bessemer Police Department an inmate died at the city jail due to a medical issue. James Walker, 60 , was given medical treatment by Bessemer fire and rescue.


Plan to Honor Former Birmingham Mayor Convicted of Bribery Sparking Controversy

A plan to honor a former Birmingham mayor who went to prison for bribery is sparking disagreement in the city. Birmingham’s current mayor, Randall Woodfin, has proposed renaming a city recreational facility for Larry Langford, an ex-mayor convicted in a bribery scheme a decade ago.


Alabama Democrats to hold new elections after challenge upheld

Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley said today the party will hold new elections for leadership after a committee of the national Democratic Party upheld challenges to last year’s election.


For Sale: 5 Bedroom Home In Heart Of Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Come see this fully renovated rancher on a quiet cul de sac street in the heart of Birmingham. Features include a fully finished daylight basement with a mother in law suite with full kitchen, bathroom, laundry and bonus room. The beautiful screened porch off the den overlooks the c


FBI releases results of new violent crimes task force in South Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- A new task force led by the FBI has resulted in dozens of arrests in South Alabama over the last few months. It's called the Violence and Gun Reduction and Interdiction Program or VGRIP.


City of Homewood suing Gov. Ivey over lid law vote

HOMEWOOD, Ala. -- The City of Homewood has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State John Merrill and Governor Kay Ivey regarding a local amendment on the Nov. 6 general election.

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Homewood sues state over failed local amendment

The city of Homewood is suing the state over a failed local amendment to lift the city from the property tax lid, with the Birmingham suburb claiming November’s election result should be voided and a special election be held, according to a complaint filed Thursday in Jefferson County Circuit Court.


Husband and wife acquitted in Brighton 25-year-old’s slaying

A husband and wife were acquitted Friday in the slaying of a 25-year-old man who was fatally shot nearly four years ago. Anthony Dwayne Hickley, 42, and his wife, 40-year-old Jamelia Nicole Brown were each charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of 25-year-old Eric Washington. They stood tria


SEC Media Days returns to Hoover, date and schedule released

SEC Media Days is returning to Hoover. The Southeastern Conference announced Thursday its annual football media days will take place July 15-18, returning to the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel, which has hosted the event all but once since 2001.


Shooting in Birmingham leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

BIRMINGHAM — According to Birmingham Police Sgt. Johhny Williams, detectives are conducting a homicide investigation after a shooting left one man dead and another wounded. The incident occurred on Wednesday at approximately 7:25 p.m., Williams said.


Birmingham Iron tickets discounted with student and military ID

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham Iron is offering discounted tickets to individuals with valid military or student identification. According to Twitter, the discount is available to all ages and grades through grad school and any school in any state. The discount is also available to veterans.


Hoover makes progress on plans to widen Valleydale Road to 5 lanes

The city of Hoover is working to ease congestion on Valleydale Road. It is now 90 percent finished acquiring the right of way needed to widen a three and a half mile stretch from Caldwell Mill Road to Inverness Parkway.

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Cohill Drive highlights city’s black history

ALABASTER– Every year, the month of February is set aside to remember the struggles, achievements, culture and history of African Americans in the United States and throughout the world.


Helena approves request to add Compact 2020 officer for schools

HELENA – Schools within Helena will soon have another resource officer available for any one of its campuses thanks to the Helena City Council approving a request to add a Compact 2020 officer at the Monday, Feb. 11 City Council meeting.


Man killed in Midfield home invasion, possible robbery now identified

Authorities have released the name of a man shot to death in what appeared to be a possible home invasion and robbery Midfield. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 38-year-old Jimmy Lee Martin. He is Midfield’s second homicide of the year.


Suspect identified in Metro PCS robbery, shooting that injured two employees

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have obtained warrants in connection with a robbery investigation. The robbery occurred on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the Metro PCS store located at the 200 block of Green Springs Avenue.


On this day in Alabama history: Civil rights leader John Porter died

John Porter, a civil rights movement leader and pastor of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church for 38 years, died at 69 years old on Feb. 15, 2006. Porter attended Alabama State University in Montgomery, earning a bachelor’s in history and English. While in Montgomery, he met Martin Luther King Jr., then


Walk-On’s coming to Birmingham, will employ up to 200

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is adding another location in Alabama, and this time, it’s Birmingham. The Cajun cuisine sports bar plans a groundbreaking for next Friday, Feb. 22, at its new location at 6401 Tattersall Park Drive. The 8,500-square-foot restaurant is slated to open in August and will empl


Absolutely Alabama: Mobile, Mountains, Music and Monks

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - This week’s show is like visiting your favorite meat-and-three cafe because we begin with a Lookout Mountain visit to Paul’s Mountain Meats, and then there are three more stories!


Birmingham 20-year-old convicted of 2017 murder

A 20-year-old man has been found guilty of murder, after his first trial in 2018 ended in a mistrial. Janorris Johnson, of Birmingham, was indicted on charges of intentional murder for the May 2017 shooting death of 34-year-old Joseph Smith. Johnson’s first trial started in July 2018, but ended in a