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Alabama Man Who Noticed Elderly Woman Eating Alone Invited Her To Dine With Him And His Friends

After Jamario Howard found out that the unidentified woman was widowed, he invited her to share a meal with him and his friends. It often doesn’t take a lot to be kind to something, and Jamario Howard and his friends proved that when they invited an elderly woman they saw eating alone to dine with t


Baby killed in Alabama house fire

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WKRG) - A baby has died following a house fire in Phenix City. Phenix City Police say the fire was reported Wednesday morning around 10:14 a.m. at the Clover Leaf Apartments on Stadium Drive.


Vestavia Woman Indicted On Felony Ethics And Theft Charges

TUSCLOOSA COUNTY, AL - A Vestavia Hills woman who has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a non-profit has been indicted on felony ethics and theft charges. Stacey Ingram Green, a former director at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, surrendered to the Tuscaloosa County Sherif


Jefferson County ending misdemeanor marijuana arrests

Alabama’s most populous county will immediately end arrests for misdemeanors including the possession of small amounts of marijuana, officials announced Monday. Officers will begin issuing tickets for nonviolent misdemeanor offenses rather than taking people to jail, Capt. David Agee, a spokesman fo


Take a look inside the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County as they celebrate one year in Pelham

It’s been one year since Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County opened their doors in Pelham. In honor of the hospital’s one-year anniversary, Bham Now took a behind the scenes tour to get the inside scoop on what goes on day-to-day. Find out what makes the hospital stand out and


Forestdale mom concerned about her children's dangerous walk to school

A Forestdale mother is voicing concerns about her family’s dangerous journey to school every day. Markita Stokes said she and her two young sons have to walk to Jefferson County's Hillview Elementary School because she doesn't own a car and they live too close to the school to ride the bus.


Rain, thunderstorms Thursday afternoon

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Rain is coming Thursday. I raised rain chances to 100 percent as it just does not look like we can miss it. Expect rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon.


Senate Judiciary committee passes Alabama medical marijuana bill

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Senate Judiciary committee approved a bill allowing people with certain conditions to use medical cannabis, also known as medical marijuana.


Next wave Alabama musicians: an alt-country soul-singer

Initially, she hated the very thing that makes her voice great. The kind of supple rasp that made a young Rod Stewart's vocals so stirring and foxy. "And I tried really hard to stop it because I thought it was damaging my voice," Taylor Hunnicutt says.


Trussville Police will still make arrests for possession of marijuana

TRUSSVILLE — Trussville Police Chief Eric Rush said his department will not change its policy on marijuana arrests after an announcement this week by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.


Hoover PD Seeks Suspects In Break-In/Credit Card Fraud Case

HOOVER, AL - The Hoover Police Department is trying to identify two individuals who may be involved in a vehicle break-in and subsequent credit card fraud case. The incidents occurred March 29.


Doctor weighs in on the measles vaccine

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The number of measles cases continues to grow. There are now more than 600 cases in 22 states. Already this week, UAB doctors voiced their concerns. “At some point, it will cross the state line. It doesn’t respect the imaginary lines. We are likely to have one or more cases i


Taco Mama “Coming Soon” to Trussville

TRUSSVILLE — Taco Mama Taco Bar is coming soon to Trussville. The announcement was posted on the chain’s website. According to Dillan Reed, who works at the Mountain Brook location, the owners are still in the process of finding an exact location. He said they are narrowing it down and have three op


On this day in Alabama history: Alabama’s first licensed radio station goes on the air

Alabama’s first licensed radio station was launched April 24,1922. Alabama Power launched WSY-AM from a studio near its Powell Avenue Steam Plant in Birmingham. The radio station was used to communicate with isolated steam plants and rural work crews, and the company soon started receiving letters f


24-year-old Birmingham man dies 4 days after car crash

A Birmingham man has died, four days after he was critically injured in a crash. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Jamaica Shabazz Harris. He was 24.


Magic City Art Connection This Weekend at Linn Park

On April 26-28, Linn Park will host Birmingham’s largest city center arts festival, the Magic City Art Connection (MCAC) and will bring together artists from around the country, local musicians & performers, chefs and other Birmingham tastemakers for its 36th year in Linn Park.


Former Bessemer City Hall to Get $10M Renovation

The former Bessemer City Hall will undergo a $10 million renovation and become a 60 unit mixed-use housing development designed for millennials, young families and empty nesters, according to city officials and developers.


GBHS Raising Money For Bulldog Puppy Shot In Leg

BIRMINGHAM, AL - A bulldog puppy injured in a drive-by shooting is currently in custody of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, and is in need of costly surgery to save his leg. The GBHS has launched a fundraising campaign to help "Bruce" undergo the surgery.


Anderson lands; Noland redeems himself

FAYETTEVILLE — For what Mike Anderson did for Arkansas restoring integrity and competitiveness after the nine year abyss post Nolan Richardson should make St. John’s University every Razorbacks’ fan second-favorite basketball team.


U.S. Sen. Doug Jones reflects on 1963 church bombing cases

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - As one of United States Senator Doug Jones’ many stops in Lee county on Wednesday afternoon, he took some time at Auburn University to talk about his role in the prosecuting of one of the most historic cases in Alabama history.