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Birmingham police arrest Hoover man charged with sexual abusing, kidnapping Hoover woman

Birmingham police, after a standoff tonight, arrested a 32-year-old Hoover man that has been charged with sexually abusing and kidnapping a woman at her Hoover apartment Wednesday morning.


Alabama ISIS Bride's Father Sues Trump Administration

The father of an Alabama woman who married ISIS fighters is suing the Trump administration. Hoda Muthana left her family's home in suburban Birmingham five years ago, when she was 19, to join ISIS in Syria. Now she wants to return to the U.S. President Trump tweeted Wednesday that he had ordered Sec


North Alabama lawmaker introduces bill to allow bible study electives in schools

FLORENCE, Ala. -- An Alabama lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow schools to offer an elective course on bible studies. This new bill is part of a string of bills that have popped up throughout the country this year. At least six states have introduced what are called 'Bible Literacy Bills,' i


Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

PRICEVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals. A statement released Thursday by police in the north Alabama town of Priceville says they've arrested 43-year-old Jennifer Lynn Azizian on four counts of burglary.


Hoover murder suspect was killed in Jefferson County Jail Wednesday night

A 23-year-old Hoover man, who in 2017 was charged with killing his roommate with a hammer, was killed by another inmate in the Jefferson County Jail Wednesday night, the sheriff's office said.


Birmingham Man Shot And Killed In His Home

BIRMINGHAM, AL - A 31-year-old Birmingham man is dead after he was shot and killed in his home Tuesday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Roderuis Carl Ranch. Birmingham police and Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service responded at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to the home in the 1400 block of 31st Stree


New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE, Ala. — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student. Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employe


Gas tax’s impact on Jefferson County dominates Birmingham town hall

Concerns over how Jefferson County would benefit from a potential state gas tax increase dominated the discussion at a town hall Tuesday night in Birmingham hosted by Democratic state legislators that represent the county.


Inmate dead after fight at the Jefferson County Jail

JEFFERSON COUNTY — An inmate of the Jefferson County Jail has died as a result of a fight in his cell. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported that on Wednesday at around 8:15 PM deputies were alerted to two inmates fighting in a cell. Deputies responded and found one inmate was on top of


Suspect Sought In Center Point High School Break-Ins

BIRMINGHAM, AL - A male suspect is being sought for questioning regarding two break-ins at Center Point High School, the second of which occurring over the weekend. The burglary happened about 1:40 a.m. Sunday and is under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.


Jefferson County Commissioners to distribute millions to help develop local cities

Jefferson County commissioners are working out how they'll distribute more than six million dollars to help boost the economies of local cities. And, it may mean saying no to big box businesses.

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Two Arrested at Alabama Prisons on Promoting Prison Contraband Charges

Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division agents made multiple arrests following two separate incidents that occurred during visitation at two state correctional facilities. The incidents occurred on February 17.


BREAKING: Suspect in slaying of retired Hoover attorney arrested

HOOVER — Police in Hoover have arrested Jackson Bradley Young, 36, and charged him in the death of 73-year-old Arthur Grey Till, Jr. Grey, a retired attorney, was found dead in his Hoover home in Caldwell Crossings on Monday.


Chambers County Drug Task Force Bust Three in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force busted three people for unlawful possession of multiple drugs. Thursday morning in Valley, agents of the Drug Task force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chambers County Swat Team served a search warrant at 1083 Plantation Rd.


Jefferson County child injured in accidental shooting

An accidental shooting in Pinson left a child with minor injuries. The shooting happened about 12:15 a.m. Thursday in the 8500 block of Taylor Drive, said Jefferson County sheriff’s Capt. David Agee. The child is 11 years old.


Alabama is already waving goodbye to its 'fluke' senator Doug Jones

It doesn’t really matter which Republican candidate takes on Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November 2020, as long as is isn’t Roy Moore. If the GOP can avoid a candidate with the kind of baggage Moore had, Jones seems destined to lose his bid to win a full term representing Alabama in the Senate. Jo


Today: Judge ruling for former Fairfield Mayor Ed May II

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) -- Former Fairfield Mayor Ed May II is expected in court as he challenges his removal from office. The Fairfield City Council swore in Council President Eddie Penny as mayor.


Careful! Large pothole located on Valley Avenue

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) -- Heads up to drivers in Homewood! We're getting reports of a large pothole on Valley Avenue that is causing damage to cars. In the video above, you can see the wet roads combined with that large pothole caused headaches for several drivers overnight. One driver CBS 42 spoke t


Hoover woman who traveled to Syria to join ISIS will not be allowed back into U.S., according to Sec. of State

HOOVER — A Hoover woman who wants to return home from Syria, after allegedly linking up with ISIS, will not be allowed to do so. According to WBRC Hoda Muthana, 24, joined ISIS but now regrets her decision to support the terrorist group and wants to return to the U.S. with her 18-month-old son.


The Weather Authority | Flooding Remains Possible; Strong/Severe Storms Tomorrow Night

NOAA’s WPC (Weather Prediction Center) has a “high risk” of excessive rain defined for the northwest tip of Alabama today, with a “moderate risk” for the northern quarter of the state.

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