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Two people arrested in Blount County marijuana bust
HAYDEN, Ala. (WIAT) -- Two arrests were made in Blount County Monday after a residence was searched as the result of an investigation into the sale and production of marijuana.
Jefferson County robbery suspect detained near Locust Fork
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — A 33-year-old Birmingham man is facing multiple charges following a weekend robbery in Jefferson County. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says Albert Ward assaulted a clerk and robbed a convenience store on the 6700 block of Hwy 79 Saturday evening. A clerk at the store
Man from Arab charged in Cullman with sexual abuse of child; Hanceville man facing SORNA charges
CULLMAN - Two men were arrested recently by the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) for sex crimes; the two cases are separate and not related. Justin Anthony Jeffries Jr., 25, of Arab, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.
Fultondale woman searching for kids' stockings after accidentally donating them to thrift store
FULTONDALE, Ala, (WIAT) -- A Fultondale woman is searching for her kids' Christmas stockings after accidentally donating them to a thrift store. Stacey Marcus and her husband decided to get a real Christmas tree this year, so they donated their artificial tree to America's Thrift Store in Gardendale
UAB professor arrested near Riverchase Galleria over I-459 shut down
A University of Alabama at Birmingham professor was arrested Sunday in connection with a protest that briefly shut down Interstate 459 over the Thanksgiving night fatal officer-involved shooting of a Hueytown man.
Center Point man wanted for felony in connection with sex offense
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Darion Lee Smiley, 53, is wanted in Jefferson County on a felony warrant charging him with violation of the Sex Offender Registration Notification act. Smiley is described as being 5-foot-08, and weighing 150 pounds, with black/bald hair and brown eyes. The subject is a black male
Shooting on 2nd Street North leaves 1 dead and 2 injured
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- There have been reports of a shooting that took place in the 900 block of Second Street North. Reports said that a person was shot inside a vehicle, but this has not been confirmed.
Robbery suspect vaulted Jeffco store counter, beat 73-year-old clerk, authorities say
A Birmingham man vaulted a north Jefferson County store counter and beat the clerk during a weekend holdup, authorities said Monday. Jefferson County sheriff’s officials on Monday announced the arrest of 33-year-old Albert Ward. The robbery happened Saturday evening.
Birmingham man charged with robbery, assault of convenience store clerk
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- A Birmingham man has been arrested after a weekend robbery at a north Jefferson County convenience store. 33-year-old Albert Ward is in Jefferson County Jail after a store clerk reported a robbery at a convenience store in the 6700 block of Alabama Highway 79. On Saturday,
Police investigating fatal shooting in Ensley
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Police are investigating a fatal shooting Sunday night in Ensley. Officers on the scene say two people were shot. One victim has died, while the other was transported to UAB with non-life-threatening injuries.
Family sought for 2 found dead in Birmingham in recent weeks
Authorities are trying to locate family members of two people who died in Jefferson County in recent weeks. Foul play is not suspected in either death, but their bodies are ready to be released for burial and the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has not been able to find their relatives.
Police: Shots from car kill 1, wound 1 sitting in other car
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police say a man who was shot and killed inside a car is the 100th homicide victim this year in Alabama's most populous city. Birmingham police spokesman Officer Rod Mauldin tells news outlets 39-year-old Perry Joe Lewis Jr. died at the scene Sunday night. Officers found the
Ensley shooting leaves 1 dead and 1 injured
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Birmingham Police department is searching for answers after someone opened fire on two men overnight, killing one of them. Police say they were called to Avenue H in Ensley and 34th street around nine o’clock last night. According to Birmingham PD spokesman Rod Mauldin
Man with Center Point area ties wanted on domestic violence strangulation charge
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Johnathan Jaleel Payne is wanted in Jefferson County on felony warrants charging him with domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation, second degree domestic violence, a shooting complaint, and two counts attempted murder.
Heavy rain, strong winds bring damage to Central Albama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Unrelenting rains and heavy winds Saturday and Sunday left extensive damage behind in several areas. In the Center Point area, a large tree fell on the roof of a home on Kim Drive and caused major damage. Neighbors told a CBS 42 crew the resident has since left the home an
Dismiss protest at your peril, Hoover
This is an opinion column. People ask what protest can do in Hoover. Why march in the streets? Why disrupt businesses that had nothing to do with the police shooting of E.J. Bradford on Thanksgiving night?
I-20/59 to close in Birmingham in January
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham's traffic could get a lot worse beginning next month. The Alabama Department of Transportation says it will shut down Interstate 20/59 through the state's largest city beginning in mid- to late January 2019.
Trees reported down across Jefferson Co.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - There have been reports of trees down across the Birmingham area. During the storm last night, the Birmingham area and surrounding counties experienced wind gusts between 30 and 40 m.p.h. As a result, there have been reports of trees down in the road and on houses.
New Sheriff's Transition; Hoover Protests: Week In News
BIRMINGHAM, AL - The city of Hoover continues to be the site of protests surrounding the shooting death of EJ Bradford, although news this past week surfaced that Bradford's lawyers have actually been given access to video footage of the shooting - which has been a main talking point of protesters.
UAB does first-ever study of spectator injuries at sporting events
Injuries are part of the game. That is a common refrain in sports, usually referring to the athletes. But sometimes it is the spectators who get hurt. “You don’t expect to be injured when you attend a sporting event as a spectator,” said Amit Momaya, M.D., a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon in th