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Judge's bailiff stranded on broken elevator with six inmates
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Delayed building maintenance is causing elevators to fail and trap Jefferson County bailiffs alone with inmates. Learn more in the video above.
Manhunt underway after shooting atop Highland Avenue parking deck in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham police are investigating a shooting atop The Crescent Building parking deck off Highland Avenue South. Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim at the location just before noon. They arrived to find a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was ta
Former Alabama officer gets 6 months in jail on sex charges
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A former police officer in Alabama has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to rape and attempted child sex abuse. Al.com reported former Birmingham police officer Joshua Herbinger of Pleasant Grove turned himself in at the Shelby County jail Tuesday to begin
Seven out of ten local Alabama TV news outlets get details completely wrong on Del Marsh bill to help build border wall
Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) has proposed legislation that would allow taxpayers to divert a portion or all of their own state income tax refund to We Build the Wall, Inc., a 501(c)4 non-profit dedicated to fundraising for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico, which has been a major polic
Smithfield residents voice their concerns to Sheriff Mark Pettway
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Residents will have the opportunity to voice their concerns to the Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway at the Smithfield town hall meeting today at 1 p.m. at 150 8th Avenue North at the Smithfield Nutrition Center.
‘He’s not crazy. He’s evil’: Birmingham woman survives 5 bullet wounds in crime spree that killed 2
A birthday celebration ended in horror for a Birmingham woman who was shot five times in the parking lot of a gas station. And if that wasn’t bad enough, 33-year-old Jamie Davis would soon learn she had nearly been killed as part of a seemingly random series of crimes. According to police and court
Educators and parents react to Common Core repeal proposal
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala (WIAT) -- The fate of Alabama education is in hands of state legislatures. Sen. Del Marsh is proposing Common Core education curriculum to be removed in Alabama schools.
Knife-wielding robbery suspects flee Family Dollar when employee presents gun
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An attempted robbery was foiled after a store clerk presented a gun at two knife-wielding suspects Wednesday night. Birmingham Police say two suspects attempted to rob the Family Dollar Store on Bessemer Road, but quickly sprinted out of the store when the employee showed they had
Suspect charged in two homicide investigations facing additional charges
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Police have an update in a shooting investigation that left one man dead at a gas station on Montevallo Road, Sunday, March 10. Birmingham Police have Michael Daniels, 25, in custody on capital murder and kidnapping and robbery warrants.
Police searching for runaway teen in Bessemer
Authorities are searching a teen who ran away in Bessemer on Wednesday. Nickolas Andreas Morales, 17, was last seen in the early-morning hours when he left his parent’s room at the Woodsprings Suites in Bessemer, according to police.
Warrior man wanted on felony warrants
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A man from the Warrior area is wanted in Jefferson County on felony warrants charging him with theft of property in the first degree (motor vehicle) and failure to appear for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Suspects with swords back down after clerk pulls out gun
BIRMINGHAM — Police are searching for two suspects they say tried to rob a Family Dollar Store with swords. The incident happened on Wednesday, March 20 at the store at 1355 Bessemer Road in Birmingham. Police say the suspects demanded money from the clerk until the clerk pulled out a gun. The suspe
Fairfield Pastors and City Officials Tackle Abandoned Home Issue
FAIRFIELD, Ala., (WIAT) -- Some neighbors in Fairfield say it's been a problem for years. abandoned properties creating an eyesore in their neighborhood. Now Fairfield City Councilor C.T. McDowell wants to put an end to it as resident's say they're fed up.
Police: Accused shooters gunned down victims before stealing money
Police say two men accused in a double shooting gunned down the victims before stealing money from their pockets. Investigators believe Hoover residents Dexter Wayne Cunningham II and Bryan Groom, both 20, planned the early morning robbery with the help of Milton Prentice, 24, of Tuscaloosa. Accordi
Birmingham police investigating double shooting in Green Acres neighborhood
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham police tonight are investigating a double shooting in the Green Acres neighborhood. Officers responded to a shooting call around 7 p.m. near Avenue O and Pineview Road. A man and woman were found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in separate locations. Both were ta
Bingo operations receive cease and desist order in Brighton
BRIGHTON, Ala (WIAT) - The Jefferson County District Attorney' Office in the Bessemer division is cracking down on illegal gambling operations. Jefferson County (Bessemer) District Attorney, Lynneice Washington served cease and desist orders to Super Highway Bingo off Bessemer Super Highway and Fun-
Alabama Senate approves bill to change marriage licenses
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate has approved a bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses as some conservative probate judges continue to object to giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
14 movies that filmed in Alabama, 2018-2019
One reason for this growth is Alabama’s generous incentives program -- up to $20 million per year -- for filmmakers. "A qualified production company may be eligible to receive a rebate of a portion of the expenditures incurred to produce a qualified production," according to the website of the Alaba
Man suffers critical injuries after shooting on Highland Avenue, suspect at-large
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police say a man was shot in the 2300 block of Highland Avenue. The victim’s injuries are life-threatening, and he has been transported to the hospital.
Body found in northeast Alabama creek
An investigation is underway in Fort Payne, where a body was found in a creek this afternoon. Officers were called around 12:40 p.m. to Willis Creek off of Prestwood Drive. The body of a white male was found in the creek, said Fort Payne police Chief Randy Bynum in a statement.