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Judge overturns Alabama law protecting Confederate monuments

(CNN) — As controversy mounted about removing Confederate monuments from public spaces across the United States, Alabama passed a law in 2017 that protected them. But this week a judge overturned the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act, a law meant to prevent the removal, relocation, or alteration of


ALEA issues new hardship driver's license law

MONTGOMERY, Ala (WIAT)-- A new law by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency could reinstate the driver's licenses for nearly 20,000 Alabamians, whose licenses were suspended, for an inability to pay traffic tickets.


Rock out Can’t Miss Alabama with Toni Braxton

Enjoy a variety of shows across Alabama. The Toni Braxton “As Long As I Live” tour featuring SWV visits Birmingham on Sunday, Jan. 20. Braxton is a songwriter, pianist, producer and actress who has won numerous Grammy awards. The music icon began her career in the 1980s with her sisters. The rhythm


Social media threat puts all Walker County Schools on lockdown, 2 juvenile suspects detained

WALKER COUNTY — All city and county schools in Walker County were placed on a precautionary lockdown on Thursday, according to the Walker County Sheriff’s Department. Officials reported that the precaution was due to a threat on social media concerning a possible shooter.


Alleged puppy mill case under investigation in Walker County

NAUVOO, Ala. (WIAT)-The Walker County Sheriff's Office is investigating an alleged puppy mill case and many residents in the neighborhood are outraged. Nauvoo resident Lisa Yates loves her pets and has two small dogs. After hearing that dozens of dogs.


Walker County woman charged with murder loses motion for reduced bond

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. — A Walker County woman charged with murder lost her motion to have her bond reduced. A judge ordered Memory Vieyra to remain in jail under a $250,000 cash bond because she was found to be a flight risk.

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Dense Fog Advisory In Effect For Much Of Central Alabama Until 9:00 AM Friday

NWS Birmingham has issued a Dense Fog Advisory that goes into effect at 12:00 am Friday and is set to expire at 9:00 am Friday. Here is the text from the advisory… .A COMBINATION OF LOW CLOUDS, DRIZZLE AND DENSE FOG CAN BE.


‘Seek justice above all else’ : Twin judges to serve in Alabama courts; Harmon appointed DA

Former St. Clair County District Attorney Richard Minor was elected to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals and sworn in at a ceremony in Montgomery on Jan. 11. Richard Minor served as District Attorney of St. Clair County from 2005 until his election to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. He gr


Lawyers claims Galleria mall shooter acted in self-defense

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBMA) — The attempted murder case against Erron Brown, the man who fired the shots inside the Galleria Mall on Thanksgiving night will be sent to a grand jury a judge ruled Thursday.

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Man fighting for his life after hit by vehicle in McDonald Chapel community

A 39-year-old Pleasant Grove man was critically injured when he was hit by a car in the McDonald Chapel community. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a pedestrian struck near the intersection of Quebec Drive and Fourth Avenue, said sheriff’s Capt. Dav


Teen who escaped Gallatin facility located in Alabama

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) -- Missing teen Dylan Regenold was located Thursday morning in Alabama. He was found around 5 a.m. near the Waffle House at 9227 Parkway East in Birmingham.


Surveillance video captures moments after deadly police officer shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- New surveillance video has surfaced after a deadly shooting took the life of a Birmingham Police Officer, wounding another early Sunday morning. Chase Bays Automotive Studio's surveillance camera caught sidewalk video as police officers reached the scene of where Sergeant


Man suspected of starting gunfire near Birmingham mall due in court

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A judge in Alabama has scheduled a hearing for a man charged in gunfire that sparked a fatal police shooting which set off weeks of protests near Birmingham.


Suspect In Murder Of Woodlawn High School Student Indicted

BIRMINGHAM, AL - The suspect in the shooting death of Woodlawn High School football star William Edwards has been indicted. A Jefferson County grand jury last week issued the capital murder indictment against 17-year-old Rodrick Hodges.


First responders prepare for I-20/59 bridge closure

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- We're just days away from the start of closures along I-20/59 in Downtown Birmingham. The elevated portion of the road will be officially closed Monday and demolition is set to begin as ALDOT replaces the bridges.


Alabama prisoner commits suicide at Kilby Prison

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) confirms that a prisoner died of apparent suicide at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery County. Paul Ford, 49, was serving a life without parole sentence for a 1988 murder conviction in Talladega County. Prison officials fou


BREAKING: Hewitt-Trussville Middle School on lockdown, search for suspects underway

TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville Middle School is on lock-down under a code orange, meaning that the perimeter must be secured. Earlier there was a police chase on Interstate-59, initiated by State Troopers. The suspect vehicle, a metro box truck, was abandoned on the median separating north and south


New Jefferson County sheriff rolls back 21 promotions

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway on Wednesday morning rolled back nearly two dozen promotions made under the previous administration just weeks ago. Pettway, who was sworn in Friday, rescinded the promotions of two men who former Sheriff Mike Hale named as deputy chiefs of the state’s large she


Adamsville church posts sign that finds humor to 59/20 construction project

JEFFERSON CO, Ala (WIAT) -- The Interstate 59/20 bridge work is expected to be a traffic headache and some folks are already preparing for the worst. "Take your time, slow dow, you want to get there in one piece, better to get their in one piece than not at all," said Margaret Espie, a driver.


Metallica fans recall band’s classic Alabama concerts

Riding his bicycle around his West Huntsville neighborhood one day, 13-year-old Damon Eubanks found a busted-up cassette tape on the ground. He stopped to pick it up. The cassette label read “METALLICA 'KILL ‘EM ALL,’” which simultaneously startled and intrigued Eubanks.