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Alabama officer shot; person of interest sought

AUBURN, Ala. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Alabama authorities have released the photo of man investigators are calling a person of interest in the shooting of an Auburn Police officer. That officer was rushed to the hospital and his condition was not known as of Friday evening as multiple agencies join the man


New song by Trussville native is climbing the gospel charts

PIKE ROAD — James Keith Posey, a Trussville native, Hewitt-Trussville graduate, and Executive Pastor at Century Church (Pike Road, Alabama) released “Out of the Water” (featuring Laurel Taylor) on February 14. In less than 24 hours, the song charted and climbed to No. 34 on iTunes Christian Gospel C


Alabama Supreme Court stays Jefferson County ruling on Confederate monument law

The Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay last month’s Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 unconstitutional, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday.


Veteran Los Angeles crime-fighter named deputy chief at Birmingham Police Department

Darnell Davenport has spent most of his life fighting crime. The Los Angeles native at age 14 started as a police explorer scout. In 1988, he joined the LAPD full time and from then on continued to rise through the ranks until he made captain there. This week, Davenport was announced as the Birmingh


Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week

The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.


Trussville man has capital murder charges against him dismissed, according to officials

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Charges of capital murder have been dropped against a Trussville man who had been set to stand trial starting on Feb. 18. WVTM reported that Circuit Judge Tracie Todd denied a motion to continue on Friday, the motion had been filed by Jefferson County District Attorney Kandice Pic


Alabama sheriff to probe death of inmate serving 60-day sentence

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff's office of Jefferson County, Alabama, is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate at the Bessemer City Jail. Al.com reports authorities say James Edward Walker was serving a 60-day sentence for failure to appear when he began to suffer medical issues Thursda


Man charged with killing BPD Sgt Wytasha Carter appears in court

Jeremy Owens faced a Jefferson County judge for his 'first call' appearance Friday morning. Owens is charged with capital murder and attempted murder in the January 13th shooting that killed Birmingham Police Sergeant Wytasha Carter.

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Man killed, woman in custody in Friday-afternoon Bessemer shooting

A man is dead, and a woman is in custody following a Friday-afternoon shooting in Bessemer. The shooting happened at 1:30 p.m. in the 200 block of 24th Street South. Bessemer police Lt. Christian Clemons said the man and the woman were involved in a dispute and the woman then shot the man.


Illinois police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead, including Alabama native

Five victims of the mass shooting at an Illinois manufacturing business have died, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday evening. North Alabama native Josh Pinkard was one of the people that was shot during the incident. Family members confirmed that Josh Pinkerton died from his


Birmingham father dies 3 months after he was shot in Gate City

A man wounded in a shooting in east Birmingham more than three months ago has now died. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 32-year-old Napolean January. The shooting happened on Nov. 9, 2018.


Birmingham man not guilty in Southtown killing

A Birmingham man who was tried a second time for a murder in the city’s Southtown housing project was acquitted after a three-day trial. Fessor Raynard Pearson was charged with murder in the December 2015 shooting death of 56-year-old James Morgan. Pearson’s trial began Monday in Jefferson County Ci


Plan to Honor Former Birmingham Mayor Convicted of Bribery Sparking Controversy

A plan to honor a former Birmingham mayor who went to prison for bribery is sparking disagreement in the city. Birmingham’s current mayor, Randall Woodfin, has proposed renaming a city recreational facility for Larry Langford, an ex-mayor convicted in a bribery scheme a decade ago.


Monday at 6: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall discusses his wife’s suicide.

We talked to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall about how he is working to help others heal after suicide by going public about his life experiences. Marshall’s wife, Bridgette, committed suicide in 2018.


Phoenix, Arizona Man Sentenced to 32 Months for His Role in an Alabama Phishing Scam

Montgomery, AL - On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, Iosif Florea, 42, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for his part in a “phishing” scam that impacted Alabama residents. United States Attory Louis V. Franklin, Sr., Alabama Attorney Genderal Steve Marshall, and FBI Special


City council member asks Mayor Woodfin to reconsider renaming Birmingham Crossplex

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Mayor Randall Woodfin announced he was drafting up a proposal to rename the Birmingham Crossplex after the late former Mayor Larry P. Langford, however, there is opposition from a city council member.


Man faces attempted murder, capital murder in Birmingham double shooting

A man has been charged with capital murder and attempted murder in a shooting that left a man dead and another injured in Birmingham Wednesday night. J.C. Hrabowski, 61, of Birmingham, was arrested and charged with capital murder Thursday, said Sgt. Johnny Williams.


For Sale: 5 Bedroom Home In Heart Of Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Come see this fully renovated rancher on a quiet cul de sac street in the heart of Birmingham. Features include a fully finished daylight basement with a mother in law suite with full kitchen, bathroom, laundry and bonus room. The beautiful screened porch off the den overlooks the c


Endangered salamander successfully captured in Bankhead

BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST, Ala. – A group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Power Company, and USDA Forest Service trapped successfully trapped a Black Warrior Waterdog.


Birmingham Iron tickets discounted with student and military ID

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham Iron is offering discounted tickets to individuals with valid military or student identification. According to Twitter, the discount is available to all ages and grades through grad school and any school in any state. The discount is also available to veterans.