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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


Montevallo Council approves purchase of old Victory property

MONTEVALLO – The Montevallo City Council voted in a special called meeting on Feb. 14 to purchase the old Victory Autos & Collision Center property for $375,000. Following a brief discussion, the council decided to accept an offer from Warren Bailey, one of the property’s owners, for the city to pay


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.


UM hosting Breast Cancer Awareness event

MONTEVALLO – The University of Montevallo Athletic department is hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness event Saturday, Feb. 23 to help raise money for breast cancer research. The event will take place at the Montevallo basketball game against West Florida at 2 p.m.


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


26-year-old charged in deadly DUI crash that killed a Shelby County husband and father

A 26-year-old Wilsonville man has been charged in a deadly 2018 DUI crash. Hunter Graham Spann is charged with reckless murder, first-degree assault, DUI and improper passing. The Dec. 2 wreck killed Darius Lilly, a 28-year-old husband and father.


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.


Shelby Co. Clinic makes it easier for sexual assult survivors to come forward

PELHAM, AL (WBRC) - A shocking study shows that 1 in every 6 women in America have been raped or attempted to be raped in her life. A Shelby County organization is working to help those survivors bring their attackers to justice.


Alabama librarians spooked after seeing floating orbs

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- A group of east Alabama librarians say something spooky is happening in the stacks. They’re seeing floating orbs and moving objects. Some even say they’ve been touched.

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Tuscaloosa woman charged in death of her child

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - A mother has been arrested in the death of her child. Lakendra Yashekia Williams is charged with aggravated child abuse murder in the death of a child. She is currently in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.


‘Don’t feel that mojo’: Coaching shake-up impacts Alabama recruiting

Alabama apparently has some out-of-state schools to beat in the battle for committed 4-star lineman Jayson Jones. Jones, a 6-foot-6, 340-pound lineman from Calera, committed to Alabama last summer, but said the recent coaching shake-up at Alabama, including the departure of defensive coordinator Tos


Shelby County man arrested on 27 child porn charges

A Columbiana man is behind bars after he was indicted on more than two dozen counts of possessing child pornography. A Shelby County Grand Jury on Feb. 6 returned the 27-count indictment against Gary Justin Wilson, according to court documents made public Monday. The charges stem from 2017, but he h


New church launches services in Montevallo

MONTEVALLO – Luke Camara and his wife, Shana, had been in the Christian ministry together for nearly a decade when they felt the need to re-evaluate their focus. In 12 years, they had served at a Birmingham church and tried to start a new church that, in Luke’s words, taught them many lessons, but “


Man shot multiple times, found wounded on porch of Bessemer home

Police are on the scene of a shooting in Bessemer that left one man with multiple injuries. Bessemer police and fire medics were dispatched about 7:15 a.m. Friday to a house in the 100 block of 16th Street North. Once on the scene, they found an adult black male bleeding on the front porch of home.


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.


Bigfoot Convention held in Shelby County

SHELBY – It was billed as a truly unique event for Shelby County: the “Bigfoot Paranormal Convention.” Guest lecturers discussed evidence for Bigfoot, ghosts and the spirit world.


Fight February blahs at your library

One of your New Year’s resolutions was to spend more time expanding your mind . . . and less time expanding your tummy, right?. Your ever-helpful library can assist with both aspirations.


Deadly shooting of man in Hoover apartment parking lot ruled justifiable; no charges to be filed

No charges will be filed in last week’s shooting death of a 29-year-old man in the parking lot of a Hoover apartment complex. Hoover police on Thursday said detectives have gathered evidence, interviewed witnesses, and examined autopsy results. The findings of their investigation were presented to t


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.


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.