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Good heavens! Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs makes American Idol’s top 10, gets Bruster’s ice cream flavor named in his honor

Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs is moving on to the next round on ABC’s American Idol! This week he won the hearts of viewers and judges alike in the first round of live performances. Now that he’s in the top ten, find out how you can vote him to the #1 spot!


7 tornadoes hit Alabama causing damage from Shelby County to Georgia

BIRMINGHAM (NWS) – The National Weather Service in Birmingham surveyed seven areas where they said tornadoes caused damage in the early-morning hours Sunday, April 14. The first tornado was an EF-0 with an estimated wind peak of 80 mph. It started at 4:04 a.m. and uprooted trees from Oak Mountain La


Disgusting situation: someone dumping diapers on roadside

BROOKSIDE, AL (WBRC) - It’s a disgusting situation. Brookside Police say last Friday someone dumped adult diapers and puppy pads along Coalburg Road. Residents say this is not the first time something like this has happened.


Are tornado sirens really needed?

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - With the threat of more severe weather, there is the rising question about the need for tornado sirens?. If you ask EMA Director Jim Coker he would tell you tornado sirens are another tool in the tool box to get people to notice that a tornado is threatening. But is it the be


5 tips on choosing the perfect framer including the Birmingham frame shop you need to check out

Maybe you picked up a unique print from an estate sale around Birmingham or your family is passing down a rare painting you’ve loved forever and can’t wait to hang on your wall—whatever the case, there’s a lot to think about before picking just any framing service. Here are 5 things to keep in mind


Questions surround “Decriminalize B’ham” smoke out event

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - There’s confusion about why Jefferson County’s Sheriff and both District Attorneys are listed as attending events by activists who want to decriminalize marijuana.


Vestavia FBLA Students Excel At State Conference

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Vestavia Hills High School organizations have been piling up accolades in this school year. This past weekend just added to the trophy case as the VHHS Future Business Leaders of America attended the state conference and came away with more hardware.


Alabama weather experts warn of dangers of relying on tornado sirens

At 4:04 a.m. Sunday, only a fraction of Jefferson County’s tornado sirens were activated to warn residents of potential disaster. For the second time since January, not having all the county’s 254 sirens scream in unison was by design.


Robertson’s walk-off homer leads Thompson to undefeated area title

ALABASTER – It’s been a dominant season for the Thompson softball team, and after four consecutive wins by at least seven runs, the Warriors went into a matchup with the Oak Mountain Eagles on Tuesday, April 16, looking to close out area play with an undefeated record to set themselves as host of th


Alabama city 3rd worst in the country for single parents

More than 72 percent of families in Birmingham are single-parent households, the second-highest figure in the U.S. It turns out Alabama’s largest city is also one of the worst places in the country for households headed up by a single parent.


Third person charged in Oxford hotel robbery

Police arrested a Talladega man Friday and charged him in the robbery of an Oxford hotel in March. Brandon Shakur Gaston, 25, was charged with first-degree robbery. Oxford police Capt. L.G. Owens said Gaston was arrested around 2 p.m. in Jefferson County.


Talladega County residents encouraged to know location of nearest storm shelter (free content)

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Talladega County was spared the last line of storms that blew through the South over Palm Sunday weekend, but with another line possibly coming through later this week, it is best for residents to be prepared.


Four-star Alabama QB keeps Lions in contention

Hoover (Ala.) High School quarterback Robby Ashford cut down his list of potential collegiate landing spots Monday night, eliminating several schools from a widespread recruitment process. Penn State remains in the mix for this 6-foot-4, 210-pound passer.


Job hunting? Here are 30 companies hiring in Birmingham, including United Way of Central Alabama and Encompass Health

It’s time to find out who’s hiring in Birmingham. We have 30 great career opportunities this week, so be sure to click that apply button and land that new job!. Hiring? Post your job. Looking? See listings.


Alabaster becomes 4th city in state to win finance award

ALABASTER – Alabaster is now among only four cities in Alabama to have won the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, earning praise from the organization for its 2019 fiscal year budget.


Escaped Alabama prison inmate recaptured in Decatur

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Update:. Alabama Department of Corrections officials have recaptured Billy Anderson III. He was taken into custody Monday evening just before 7 p.m. in Decatur.


UAB to takeover Cooper Green

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Major changes are coming for healthcare for the poor in Jefferson County. Thursday Jefferson County Commissioners will vote to transfer control of Cooper Green Mercy Health Services to UAB as part of a new healthcare authority.


Homelessness rates are up, while donations are down

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - New numbers show homelessness rates are up, and Jefferson County is feeling that spike. A report from the State of Homelessness 2019 shows nearly 1,000 people experience homelessness in our area, and more than 3,400 people experience it on a given night in Alabama.


Shouldn’t Alabama’s attorney general actually be on a crusade against illegal gambling?

As mentioned in my 7 Things and at Yellowhammer over the weekend, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall wanted to make it clear that he is not on a “crusade” against “illegal gambling” in Alabama.


Suspect arrested after triple stabbing at Chalkville Manor apartments

JEFFERSON COUNTY – The suspect in a triple stabbing at Chalkville Manor Apartments has been captured. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Glenn Mills, of Center Point, was on the run after the stabbing of three women Wednesday, April 10. Investigators believe the stabbing happened aft