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UPDATE: Senior missing in Jefferson County located
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department has reported that a missing senior who was reported missing since Dec. 6 has been found. According to police, family members have not communicated with the subject since Dec. 6. The Birmingham Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in
Meeting between Hoover city officials, protesters prompts temporary stay in demonstrations
A meeting between Hoover city officials and organizers of ongoing protests over the Thanksgiving night shooting death of Emantic Fitzgerald “EJ” Bradford Jr. has led to a stay of public demonstrations – at least temporarily.
Alabama sheriff agrees to plead guilty to federal tax charge
Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin today agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor tax charge. Franklin was charged with willful failure to file a tax return in federal court for the Northern District of Alabama, court records show. The sheriff failed to file a 2015 tax return with the Interna
Hoover Mall Shooting Suspect Seeks Lower Bond
A man charged in the shooting that led to a police killing of a black man in a crowded Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving is asking a judge to lower his bond. An attorney for 20-year-old Erron Brown has filed a request to reduce his bail from $125,000 to $60,000. A motion filed Monday in Birmingh
3 Alabama prison correctional officers arrested on ethics law violations
Three Alabama correctional employees are under arrest for ethics law violations, accused of wrongdoing at two state prisons. All of the suspects are female. Two were officers at the Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton. The third was a correctional officer trainee at the William E. Donaldson Co
Family: Alabama tries to shield officer who killed black man
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Relatives of a black man killed by police in Alabama's largest shopping mall claimed Monday that a state takeover of the investigation is a bid by authorities to protect the officer.
32-year-old woman found dead in overturned SUV in Midfield creek
A Bessemer woman was found dead Sunday morning in her SUV that had overturned in a Midfield creek. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the woman as LaKeithia Richelle McConnico. She was 32.
Bradford family and attorney respond to Attorney General's decision to take over prosecution
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) -- EJ Bradford's family is responding to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's decision to take over as the prosecution in Bradford's death. Bradford's mother, April Pipkins, alongside attorney Ben Crump stated AG Marshall stepping in and taking the case from Jefferson Cou
VIDEO: USPS employee tosses package containing child's gift
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — A careless Christmas gift delivery was caught on camera and the Jefferson County homeowner it happened to is upset. The man who released the video to ABC 33/40 was unable to go on camera but says he filed a complaint against the postal worker.
Boaz man found guilty of child porn charges
A jury found one Boaz man guilty on multiple counts of child pornography charges Monday afternoon. Inside the Marshall County Courthouse, Kenneth Wayne Ennis, 60, stood trial for four counts of production and four counts of possession of child pornography after initially being charged in February of
Woman, 64, shot and killed in Birmingham’s Southside Saturday night
An investigation is underway after a woman was shot and killed in Southside over the weekend. The deadly shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of 17th Avenue South. Birmingham police homicide Sgt. Field Morton said investigators have not determined a motive.
2 women arrested on drug charges at Alabama prisons over the weekend
Two women were arrested over the weekend at separate Alabama prisons in an ongoing effort to stop contraband for entering the state lockups. Alabama Department of Corrections officials announced the arrests of Jamilia Kiarra Ware, 21, of Docena, and Latonya Renee Presley, 40, who lives in Georgia bu
EJ Bradford Family Attorney 'Deeply Disturbed' By AG Taking Case
HOOVER, AL - After the announcement last week by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall that his office would take over the investigation into the shooting death of Emantic "EJ" Bradford, the attorney for Bradford's family issued a statement expressing dismay over Marshall's decision. Ben Crump, a
Bradford family lawyer urges state to return mall shooting prosecution to Jefferson County
The attorney for the family of a Emantic Fitzgerald “EJ” Bradford Jr. lashed out at Alabama state officials Monday, calling for return to Jefferson County of any prosecution in the Riverchase Galleria shootings cases.
Pastors release video on Galleria shooting protests
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- A group of Birmingham pastors is responding to the shooting of E.J. Bradford, Jr. and the protests related to the case. A Hoover police officer shot and killed Bradford on Thanksgiving night at the Riverchase Galleria mall while responding to a shooting that injured 18-yea
EJ Bradford shooting case turned over to Alabama AG Office
HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - The family of EJ Bradford calls it deeply disturbing that the case has been turned over to the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. Bradford family attorney, Ben Crump, feels taking the case out of the local DA’s hands is a slap in the face to voters who put Danny Carr into office
James Spann: Rain returns to Alabama later this week
James Spann has the Alabama forecast for Monday and a look at the week ahead from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. FOGGY START: We have a dense fog advisory for parts of north and west Alabama early this morning; the fog should dissipate by mid-morning. Otherwise, today will be mostly sunny and pleasant
Woman killed, 3 injured in head-on crash in east Birmingham
A woman was killed Monday morning in a head-on crash in east Birmingham. The collision happened at 7:11 a.m. in the 100 block of Edwards Lake Road. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Capt. Harold Watson said the drivers of both vehicles were female.
Trussville area man wanted on felony identity theft charge
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Joshua Ray Baker is wanted in Jefferson County on felony warrants charging him with identity theft and four counts of forgery in the third degree. His last known address is in the 200 block of Bill Smith Road in the Trussville area.
Fatal Hoover Police Shooting Prompts Race Debate
The fatal police shooting of a young black man at the Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover on Thanksgiving has sparked weeks of vigils, protests and racial unrest. Police have arrested a number of demonstrators who marched through retail outlets, restaurants, and neighborhoods around the city to deman