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Pastors in Alabama Form Interracial Group Called “Pastors4People” After Deadly Police Shooting of Black Man at Mall on Thanksgiving
About 130 pastors gathered Wednesday afternoon at Hunter Street Baptist Church in Hoover to form an interracial group called “Pastors4People” to heal divisions in the wake of the police shooting that killed a black man at the Riverchase Galleria mall on Thanksgiving night.
Hoover police file criminal charges against protesters in I-459 shutdown
HOOVER, Ala. — The City of Hoover confirmed 36-year-old Mark Myles was arrested this weekend and charged with disorderly conduct for his role in a protest which shut down part of I-459 last week. The protest was part of a continued effort to demand the release of evidence in the Thanksgiving nightsh
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
21-year-old man faces numerous charges for overnight robbery at Hoover gas station
HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - A Hoover man is facing several charges after being arrested for an overnight robbery at a Hoover gas station. Police say 21-year-old Timothy Dimitri M. Perry has been charged with attempted murder, first-degree robbery, attempting to elude and resisting arrest.
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.
Power outages impacting thousands of customers in Birmingham Metro Area
JEFFERSON COUNTY — According to social media posts from Alabama power over 118,000 customers were left without power after storms moved through the northern half of Alabama on Saturday.
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.
Riverchase protester arrested Sunday night
HOOVER, Ala. – One man was arrested in connection with last week’s Riverchase Galleria protests. A Hoover city official confirmed that Mark Myles, 36, was arrested at the mall Sunday and has been charged with disorderly conduct in relation to the blockage of I-459.
2 arrested in connection to Hoover protests
HOOVER — A Vestavia Hills woman was arrested on Thursday and a man was arrested Sunday at the Riverchase Galleria in connection to the ongoing protests related to the shooting death of Emantic “EJ” Bradford, according to Carol Robinson.
County police departments raise $65,000 from ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser
HELENA – After one month of putting down razors and opting for a bearded look, the local police departments around Shelby County collectively raised $65,000 in a fundraiser benefitting the Wings of Hope Pediatric Foundation.
These Are The 10 Alabama Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2019
We used science and data to determine which cities in Alabama have the largest African American population. Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the cities in Alabama with the largest African American population.
Hoover police arrest protester at Riverchase Galleria over last week’s Interstate 459 shut down
A man who police say was one of many who blocked Interstate 459 last week in protest over the fatal officer-involved shooting of Emantic Fitzgerald “EJ” Bradford Jr. was arrested Sunday at the Riverchase Galleria.
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.
Shelby Co. Sheriff’s Office taking their holiday patrols into the sky
SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Shelby County putting deputies just about everywhere this holiday season to keep shoppers safe. Santa’s sleigh will not be the only thing flying around in the sky this holiday season. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office shopper copper will be fly high as well and Deputy Debbie
Peeples ‘has touched hundreds of lives’
The ring of the telephone at 5 a.m. often signals the beginning of any given day for Calera resident Bettye H. Peeples. Despite the challenges of living with COPD, she is soon dressed and out the door.
Talladega 58, Sylacauga 22: Lady Tigers cruise past Lady Aggies in rout
Talladega High School’s girls basketball team cruised past rival Sylacauga 58-22 at Chuck Miller Arena on Friday night. Sophomore power forward Cymarion Scales scored 10 of her team-leading 16 points for the Lady Tigers in the first half and finished the contest with 14 rebounds for a double-double.
Deadline Monday to help Sylacauga police provide Christmas presents for foster children (free content)
SYLACAUGA – The Police Department is a little short of its goal to provide Christmas presents to children in foster care in Talladega County. The department is partnering with the Coosa Valley Ministerial Association for this fundraising effort.
2 Ross Bridge security guards hurt during Hoover mall shooting protests; criminal charges possible
Protests at a Hoover resort Thursday night left two security guards injured, the first reported injuries during two weeks of unrest over the officer-involved shooting death of Emantic Fitzgerald “E.J.” Bradford Jr., Hoover city officials announced Friday.
Police warn of holiday 'porch pirates'
PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- It's prime time for package deliveries to homes for the holidays and police want to remind you to be careful of thieves stealing those packages off your porch.
NO STOPPIN’ CHRISTMAS: Rain, cold not enough to prevent Talladega’s Christmas on the Square from drawing good crowd Saturday
TALLADEGA -- A cold rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of visitors attending Christmas on the Square on Saturday. A dark sky and nasty weather didn’t stop the public from turning out to take children ice skating or having their picture made with Santa Claus.