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2 Birmingham men jailed in Shelby County after task force finds cache of drugs

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. — Two Birmingham men were arrested by narcotics investigators in Shelby County Thursday after they found two guns and a plethora of drugs including ecstasy, Xanax, meth, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and weed.


Alabama teen once charged with killing his parents claims sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail

An Alabama teenager who was charged in the 2016 murder of his parents only to have those charges dropped last year says he believes the town sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail.


Vincent Middle School in Shelby Co. dismissing early due to power outage

SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -Vincent Middle School in Shelby County will dismiss students at 10:45 due to a power outage. Car-riders will need to be picked up at the school, but bus riders will be transported home.


Former Alabama police officer pleads guilty to repeatedly assaulting handcuffed man

A former Alabama police officer pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges after he repeatedly assaulted a handcuffed suspect several years ago. Michael Brandon Smirnoff, 27, was a former Tallassee police investigator. He was initially arrested in 2016.


Shelby Co. golf course cleans up storm damage quickly before major tournament

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Last Sunday’s severe weather packed a punch for parts of Central Alabama, including one golf course in Shelby County. The Legacy Course at Greystone Golf and Country Club had about 20 trees down on the 18th hole. In addition, all 58 sand traps were washed out because of the h


Executive Hoover Estate Still On Market At $4.3 Million

HOOVER, AL - On the market for more than a year, this incredible Hoover estate offers nearly 15,000 square feet, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, amazing landscaping and all of the luxuries you would want in a high-end home.


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


Woman dies after tree falls on her home in St. Clair County

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ala. — A woman was killed Thursday night when strong storms knocked down a tree onto her mobile home in St Clair County, the coroner tells WVTM 13. According to the the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office, a tree fell on a home on U.S. Highway 231 in Pell City just before 8 p.m. Emer


Alabama can’t keep correctional officers - here’s why

Alabama has been losing correctional officers in its prisons since 2010. Why?. That question - and reversing that trend - was the subject not only of proposals in the Legislature this week, but an exhaustive study commissioned by the Department of Corrections that has been unsealed in court.


Storms kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.


FOUND SAFE: Mom, young daughter missing in Alabama under mysterious circumstances

Birmingham police report that mom and daughter have been found safe. No additional information is available at this time. Authorities are searching for a missing mother and daughter who were last seen in an Alabama park on Thursday.


Families seek shelter in Clanton

Residents were able to seek refuge at Clanton City Hall during Thursday's severe weather event. Sirens went off at 6:58 pm and more than 40 residents packed the storm shelter. "The shelter can hold up to 300 people," says Clanton Mayor Billy Driver. Other storm shelters were available throughout the


Jefferson Co. to spend $43 million preventing smell in Hoover

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Good news for some folks living in Hoover. Jefferson County is stepping up efforts to eliminate a foul odor in some neighborhoods. Hoover continues to attract homeowners and businesses, but a foul smell coming from a Jefferson County Treatment Plant is not making that easy.


Annual Caribbean food and music festival will move to Bessemer in June

The Magic City Caribbean and Food Festival will return in June with a new location and a new name. Now the Caribbean Food and Music Festival, the annual celebration of Caribbean food, music, and culture will kick off in Bessemer’s DeBardeleben Park on June 1.


Mistrial declared in Alabama murder case

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama jury failed to reach a verdict in a capital murder case this week, resulting in a mistrial. The Dothan Eagle reports prosecutors will consider whether to retry Herman Cunningham Jr., of Abbeville, who faces charges in the 2011 slaying of 21-year-old Apolinar "Poli" Perez Jr


356 makeshift weapons, drugs, cellphones seized during Alabama prison raid

More than 350 weapons were among the items found during a massive contraband raid at an Alabama prison. More than 300 law enforcement officers descended upon an Alabama prison Thursday morning in a joint operation targeting contraband. The Alabama Department of Corrections led the predawn raid at Wi


Bond hearing held for two suspects in West Alabama

A bond hearing was held Thursday for two suspects in West Alabama on Thursday at the Dallas County Courthouse. Kendall Jamal Robinson, 22, was arraigned on two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, one count of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief.


A Magic Moment Surprise makes one child's dreams come true

ALABASTER, Ala. - (WIAT) It's a once in a lifetime magical surprise that will bring you to tears. Chelynn, a Children's of Alabama patient, receives an unforgettable, out of this world surprise that she will never forget.


Convicted killer of north Alabama jeweler dies after extended illness in prison

A man serving life without parole for the 1990 shooting death of a north Alabama jeweler has died. James David Beard, 59, died at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center after being transferred there from William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility. Beard was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m. Thursday from


A Few Counties Removed From Tornado Watch

The counties removed include: Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Walker, and Winston. Tornado Watch continues for Autauga, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, Pike, and Talladega til 11:00 PM CDT.