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Suspect questioned, released in shooting death of 61-year-old man killed after hit-and-run

Authorities on Tuesday released the name of a 61-year-old man shot to death in southwest Birmingham, Birmingham police and the Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Gregory Walker. A suspect was taken into custody for questioning Monday night but has since been released without

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 20:50:44

University of Alabama investigates sorority member's racist video

University of Alabama officials said they are investigating after a student recently posted videos on social media where she repeatedly used the n-word and other profanities. Student Harley Barber, who said on the videos that she is a member of Alphi Phi sorority, posted the videos on Instagram, on

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 22:17:58

Tuscaloosa ready for cold, ice from winter storm

Tuscaloosa city officials are on stand-by and positioned to respond to any icy road conditions that Tuesday's weather is expected to bring. But Mayor Walt Maddox said the best thing residents can do is stay inside, pay attention to the changing weather conditions and travel only if necessary. "My be

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-01-16 17:26:51

21-year-old man gunned down in western Jefferson County was targeted, authorities say

The name of a young man gunned down Saturday in western Jefferson County has now been released. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim Tuesday as LaRonald Cortez McDaniel. He was 21. Sheriff's deputies and Bessemer police were dispatched just before 3:30 p.m. on a report of a sh

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 17:00:11

Bessemer business owner ID'd as man killed in drive-by shooting at Fairfield hotel

A man killed when a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting entered his room at a Fairfield hotel has been identified as a Bessemer business owner. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified the victim as Bradley Neil Watkins. He was 50, and owned The Vintage Station, which was locate

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 16:14:11

Birmingham shooting victim identified, suspect released

Birmingham Police officers took a victim-turned-suspect into custody after a hit-and-run call led them to the scene of a deadly shooting Monday night. During a hit-and-run investigation, officers heard gun shots, so they began patrolling the area. Two blocks away on Carver Avenue Southwest, officers

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-01-16 14:57:37

Former cop accused of child sex abuse gets new court date

COLUMBIANA - A 32-year-old former Birmingham police officer who has been accused of sexually assaulting an Alabaster child is now set to appear in Shelby County Circuit Court in early February after his original January court date was continued.Herbinger Joshua Richard Herbinger, who lists an addres

SHELBY REPORTER - 2018-01-16 18:37:00

Which Birmingham restaurants are open or closed as snow moves in?

As snow moved into Alabama and temperatures dropped Tuesday afternoon, several restaurants in the Birmingham metro announced that they plan to close for the day. A few others, though, plan to brave whatever elements Mother Nature throws our way and have announced they will remain open. Below is a li

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 19:30:00

Video released of persons of interest in Spring couple's slaying

HOUSTON - Investigators on Tuesday released surveillance video of men they described as persons of interest in the slaying of a couple at their Spring home. The video was recorded by a camera at the gated entrance to the Northgate Forest neighborhood where the bodies of Bao and Jenny Lam were found

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2018-01-16 20:48:04

Authorities say Houston-area couple ambushed, slain, robbed

SPRING, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a Houston-area husband and wife were ambushed and killed during a home robbery and the suspects later returned several times to the shooting scene. The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday released security video in the search for suspects in the deaths of

KTRE - 2018-01-16 18:08:26

East County schools to remain closed Wednesday due to wintry weather

East Montgomery County schools will remain closed Wednesday due to the Winter Weather storm that blanketed the area with ice, sleet and snow Tuesday. Due to severe weather and hazardous road conditions, all Splendora and New Caney ISD schools will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 17. Also, all extracurricu

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-01-16 20:34:00

Texas teacher accused of having sexual relationship with 16-year-old student

A Texas teacher has been arrested and charged with having an improper relationship with a student after the 16-year-old teenager reportedly told his mother about the sexual relationship. Marisela Mendoza Winn, 39, taught at IDEA McAllen Public Schools and is accused of having sexual relations with a

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-01-16 14:31:00

Houstonians are jubilant over two female meteorologists wearing the same dress

The wintry weather and school closures aren't the only things that have gotten Houstonians excited Tuesday. NBC meteorologist Jennifer Reyna and KHOU's Chita Craft both wore the same dress Tuesday morning and the Internet can't deal. "2ladies w great taste," Twitter user @StonesiferAmy said. "What a

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-01-16 15:14:00

Affluent couple ambushed, shot execution-style in shocking gated-community double slaying: Police

Police are investigating a double slaying after finding a Texas couple bound and shot execution-style inside their home in a gated community. The Houston Chronicle reported that Bao and Jenny Lam, both 61, were both found shot to death late Sunday inside their ransacked Spring home. "Everything was

CRIMEONLINE.COM - 2018-01-15 18:55:27

ICY ROADS: List of impacted highways & freeways

HOUSTON -- The Houston area is dealing with icy roadways as temperatures continue to fall across Southeast Texas. Multiple crashes were reported early Tuesday on Highway 290 in Hockley and on I-45 North in Conroe. As of 5 p.m. the biggest closures were along Highway 290, I-10 East at the West Loop,

KHOU - 2018-01-16 23:02:38

LIVE: Family, investigators seek public's help to find Spring couple's killer

SPRING, Texas - The son of a couple found fatally shot at their home in Spring over the weekend believes his parents' killer targeted them for money. The couple, identified as Bao and Jenny Lam, both 61, owned several Subway restaurants throughout the Houston area. Harris County Sheriff's deputies

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2018-01-16 16:15:12

61-year-old man fatally shot in possible confrontation over earlier hit-and-run

A man was shot to death Monday night in what police say appears to have been a confrontation over an earlier hit-and-run in southwest Birmingham. Birmingham police officers received a call about 6:20 p.m. from a man who said he was the victim of a hit-and-run, said Capt. Sean Edwards. Police respond

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 03:40:15

Birmingham police investigating Monday shooting homicide

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM - The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after a shooting that occurred on Monday, according to BPD. At approximately 7:28 p.m. officers from West Precinct responded to the the 4700 block of Carver Avenue on a pers

TRUSSVILLETRIBUNE.COM - 2018-01-16 21:13:12

Forecasters: Snow to fall this afternoon

Local governments and schools began closing their doors Tuesday as Calhoun County braced for a winter storm that was expected to bring an inch of snow, or more. "Bundle up," said Kevin Laws, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Calera, on Tuesday morning. A cold front began pulling a bl

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-01-16 15:42:00

75-year-old woman killed in east Birmingham head-on crash

A Center Point woman was killed in a head-on collision in eastern Birmingham. Barbara Abbott was identified Tuesday as the victim, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office. She was 75. The crash happened at 5:31 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Edwards Lake Road. Authorities said Abbott wa

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 17:19:00