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Appeals court upholds Birmingham cop killer's murder conviction

The murder conviction of a man who killed a Birmingham police officer in 2014 was upheld last week by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. Patrick Johnson was convicted of felony murder in 2015 and sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of 35-year-old Birmingham Police Officer Keary Hol

AL.COM - 2018-03-16 16:44:20

Search planned for Carver-Birmingham High School senior now missing 5 weeks

Teams of searchers will fan out over the several Birmingham neighborhoods Saturday in search of a Carver High School senior who vanished five weeks ago. Daniel Rickett, 17, was last seen on Thursday, Feb. 8. "It's very stressful,'' said Devin Rickett, his 19-year-old brother. "I haven't been getting

AL.COM - 2018-03-16 12:30:03

Authorities raid Ocean Spa in east Birmingham

Updated: 3:26 PM CDT Mar 16, 2018 Birmingham police and immigration officials executed a search warrant at Ocean Spa Friday afternoon. Authorities at the scene included uniformed police officers, undercover drug agents and Birmingham's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Details are limite

WVTM13.COM - 2018-03-16 20:26:00

Southeastern Grocers closing 10 Winn-Dixie stores in Alabama, one in Birmingham

Updated: 2:47 AM CDT Mar 16, 2018 Southern Grocers announced Thursday that it was closing 10 Winn-Dixie stores in Alabama, including one in Birmingham and another in Anniston. The Winn-Dixie at 2220 Bessemer Road and the store on Highway 431 in Anniston will close within the next three months, the

WVTM13.COM - 2018-03-16 07:47:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Alabama man indicted in murder of his 'exhibitionist' wife, who lived a double life on an adult website and was found dead outside their home wearing only a sports bra

William West, 44, was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday in his wife's deathKat West was found dead in January face down and nearly nude in pool of bloodPolice believe West hit her over the head with liquor bottle and killed herThe couple have a 12-year-old daughter, who wasn't home at time of the

DAILY MAIL - 2018-03-16 16:48:42

Rape convict sentenced to prison

COLUMBIANA - A man who formerly listed an address in Vandiver recently pleaded guilty to first-degree rape in Shelby County Circuit Court, and will spend the next five years in prison. Phillip Gregory Burns, 49, who currently lists an address at the Shelby County Jail in Columbiana, was sentenced to

SHELBY REPORTER - 2018-03-16 17:06:00

Husband indicted for killing wife who led secret life as porn star

COLUMBIANA, Ala. - The husband of a suburban mom who lived a double life as an online exhibitionist has been indicted in her death. A court document filed Thursday shows 44-year-old William Jeffrey West is charged with murder in the slaying of Kathleen Dawn West. The 42-year-old woman's partially cl

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-16 21:26:36

UAB shooting proves 17 minutes was not enough

Seventeen minutes is not enough. I appreciate the statement. I do. I admire the pluck, in the face of bile from those who claimed 17 minutes of "skipping school" would corrupt our young. Those are the same kind of people who demanded young people stay in school instead of following the likes of Mart


Police: Disgruntled worker killed nurse in Alabama hospital

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a disgruntled employee killed a nursing supervisor and wounded another medical worker before killing himself inside a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Police say 63-year-old nurse manager Nancy Swift was shot to death at UAB Highlands Wednesday night. The say


Bessemer Police arrest two suspects in Monday hotel death investigation

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) - Bessemer Police have taken two people into custody in connection with a man's death at a hotel on Monday, according to a release from the department. Officers were dispatched on Monday to the Economy Inn at 1113 9th Ave SW on a call of a person shot, and found a white male ly

WIAT TV - 2018-03-15 21:46:52

UAB Hospital Highlands shooting: 1 dead, 1 injured, shooter killed himself, Birmingham police say

One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting Wednesday evening at UAB Hospital Highlands. A third person -- the gunman -- then shot and killed himself, according to Birmingham police. One victim, an employee, was shot multiple times in the chest and rushed to the main UAB Hospital. The se


4 arrested on felony drug charges in Talladega County

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has made four felony arrests this week, including a Lincoln man charged with distribution of a controlled substance. According to Task Force Cmdr. Jason Murray, Ronald Reed Hawkins Jr., 28, of Lincoln, was given a $25,000 bon

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-16 01:14:00