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Head on collision in Shelby County leaves one man dead

SHELBY COUNTY — A vehicle collision in Shelby County left one man injured and one man dead Thursday, April 18. According to the highway patrol, the accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. when two vehicles collided head-on while traveling on County Road 47 approximately one mile east of County Road


We are on WEATHER ALERT: Overnight storms enter our Alabama counties 1AM CT

The forecast continues to show signs of a much stronger event on the latest runs. This will be stronger than tis past Sunday’s storm system, which brought the EF-0 & 1 tornadoes. These could be stronger…


Shelby County Sheriff’s Office buys 100 AEDs for patrol cars

SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is spending a lot of money to keep their citizens safe. They recently purchased 100 AED heart shocking devices. All Sheriff’s patrol cars and SROs will be equipped with an AED now. All they have to do is open their trunk and grab the life


James Spann: Threat of severe storms across Alabama tonight

WATCHING THE RADAR: A line of severe storms is along I-55 in Mississippi as I write this update; a few tornado warnings are in effect for line segments where storms are in rotation. But here in Alabama, all is calm; it is a warm, windy afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 7


Shelby County Kindergarten Camp sign-ups underway

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Starting kindergarten can be an overwhelming time for both parents and students. But this summer Shelby County students can get a week long practice run of kindergarten before school starts.


Severe weather threatens Alabama: The latest on risk of tornadoes

Forecasters said Alabama could be hit by severe weather on Thursday night and into Friday morning. The National Weather Service in Birmingham said damaging straight line winds are the primary threat, but brief tornadoes are also possible. The agency urged Alabamians to have multiple ways to get warn


Mueller report: ‘Alabama governor’ mentioned in special counsel report

A brief mention of a proposed meeting between Russian officials, then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions and the governor of Alabama is included in the report issued today from special counsel Robert Mueller.


Tornado Threat Extending Farther North Into The Northern Half Of Central Alabama

Strong storms are approaching the state line and NWS Birmingham has gone ahead and issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for all of Sumter County until 5:30 pm. A few tornado warnings continue for a few counties in the eastern parts of Mississippi that we’ll need to watch as they approach the state.


Columbiana man killed in crash

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. — A man from Columbiana was killed in a crash today. The Alabama State Troopers report Robert Fulkerson Jr. died after being involved in a crash just after 11:00 a.m.


Next Tornado Watch May Include Southwestern Parts Of Central Alabama

The Storm Prediction Center has released a new mesoscale discussion which states that a new tornado watch is likely to be issued for the southern and eastern parts of Mississippi and the southwestern parts of Alabama which may include a couple of counties in Central Alabama. The new tornado watch sh


Alabama man dies in accidental shooting after gun discharges from diaper bag

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has died days after he was accidentally shot outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant when a gun discharged inside a baby’s diaper bag.


Alabama teen gets 2 years in brother’s slaying

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A judge sentenced an Alabama teenager to two years in jail after he pleaded guilty to killing his older brother during a fistfight last year. The News Courier of Athens reports 18-year-old Kobe Keshon Peoples shot 21-year-old Mikus Peoples about eight times with a pistol after th


Help still sought from community for Sylacauga police officer, family after house fire (free content)

SYLACAUGA – A police officer and his family still need help from the community after losing everything in a house fire April 1. Sylacauga police officer Adam Grantham was on duty that day when he received notification his house was on fire.


Alabama among first states where shoppers can use food stamps on Amazon and Walmart online

The U.S. government is testing a plan to allow food-stamp purchases through grocers online, potentially opening a $61 billion annual market to companies such as Amazon.com Inc., Walmart Inc. and Instacart Inc.


Severe storms moving into Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Severe storms will move into Alabama late this afternoon. A few tornadoes, damaging winds and hail are possible with these storms. Share and stay weather aware!


4 Alabama doctors among 60 charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

CINCINNATI — Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs.


Storm system intensifies in Mississippi, approaches Alabama

Officials in Butler County and across Alabama are watching as a storm system that is expected to hit our area tonight is intensifying as it moves from Louisiana into Mississippi.


Hoover doctor and her husband arrested in massive federal opioid takedown

A Hoover physician and her husband were arrested Wednesday morning as part of nationwide federal takedown of medical professions accused of illegally prescribing opioids. Dr. Elizabeth Korcz, 46, and Matthew Korcz, 45, who served as her office manager at the former Hoover Alt MD on South Shades Cres


Stars and Strikes coming to Hoover

Stars and Strikes will be opening its second Alabama location in Hoover next year. The Georgia-based entertainment venue company says it will open a 55,000-square-foot venue at 5201 Princeton Way, near Interstate 459 and John Hawkins Parkway.


Katie Boyd Britt is a 2019 Woman of Impact

Katie Boyd Britt is swiftly becoming the leading expert on breaking through barriers and paving the way for those to follow. At the beginning of 2019, Britt was named the first female president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) – a prominent statewide association advocating for compan