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Human trafficking suspect rearrested on drug charges - Shelby County Reporter
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing EditorCOLUMBIANA– A 54-year-old Alabaster man who is facing multiple felony human trafficking charges is back in the Shelby County jail without bond after he was recently arrested and charged with distributing a controlled substance in Jefferson County.LangleyThe Hoover Pol
Fatal accident on Center Point Parkway
CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) --Jefferson County Sheriff's Office confirms that here has been a fatality in a car accident near the Serra Nissan dealership on the 1500 block of Center Point Parkway. Around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, a city worker was planting flowers in the median of Center Point Parkway whe
4 from Birmingham charged in south Alabama kidnappings, double murder
Four Birmingham residents, including an 18-year-old arrested earlier this year after he tried to run over two lawmen, have been charged in a double murder in south Alabama. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday announced the arrests in connection with the June slayings of Cortez Deez a
Shelby County neighbors have guard up after recent burglaries
"When I got home, in retrospect, family wasn't home, no one was hurt, nobody harmed and it was a blessing in that," said Rose.
Woodstock Police arrest two in drug raid
The Woodstock Police Department executed a search warrant on Wednesday at a residence in the South Forty Loop area. They recovered over six grams of meth, paraphernalia, marijuana, pills, and an Alabama Power meter.
4 in custody after brief car chase, foot chase in north Birmingham during heroin investigation; suspect rammed lawman's vehicle
An investigation into heroin trafficking in north Birmingham led to the arrests of four suspects Thursday after the primary suspect ran to a friend's house in an attempt to elude lawmen. State Bureau of Investigation Lt. Jon Riley said the incident began about 3 p.m. on Daniel Payne Drive. Alabama D
SCSO captain among top law enforcement officers in the world - Shelby County Reporter
On Monday, Oct. 8, Shelby County Sheriff’s Captain Clay Hammac, also commander of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force, was formally recognized in Orlando, Florida, by the International Association of Chiefs of Police as one of law enforcement’s Top 40 under 40 professionals. Hammac was sel
Alabama's 'war on marijuana' topic of new report by law centers
A new report on "Alabama's War on Marijuana," released today by the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center, calls prosecution of marijuana possession a wasteful use of state law enforcement that discriminates against blacks. "This war on marijuana is one whose
Missing murder weapon that led to dismissed charge against Brighton suspect now found
Cadarrien Jawaun McLemore, 21, was charged with murder for the 2015 shooting death of 23-year-old Kevin Hatter. McLemore was set to face trial last month but his attorney asked the court to dismiss the case citing the lost gun and shell casings andJefferson County Bessemer Division Circuit Judge Dav
Teen girl killed in Sumiton triple shooting; 1 juvenile in custody, second suspect on the run
Sumiton police responded at 3:18 p.m. to the Exxon gas station on Highway 79. Once on the scene, they found a man who had sustained a gunshot wound to the arm. In the course of investigating that incident, they were led to a home on nearby Earley Street.
Police request help in identifying suspect from murder at M & N Groceries in Birmingham
From the Trussville Tribune staff reportsTRUSSVILLE — The Birmingham Police Department is reporting that homicide investigators need assistance from the public to identify the homicide suspect from surveillance photos that the authorities have obtained.Related: Deadly shooting in BirminghamPhoto cou
Nix known for ‘being productive,’ assisting others - Shelby County Reporter
By DAISY WASHINGTON / Community Columnist“I shall pass through this world but once.Any good therefore that I can door any kindness that I can showto any human being, let me do it now.Let me not defer or neglect it,for I shall not pass this way again.”– Mahatma GandhiBetty M. Nix, an RSVP member for
Talladega County’s Drug Task Force arrests 8 in 10 days (photos)
The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force made eight felony drug arrests over the last 10 days, according to Commander Jason Murray.Justin Lamar Dorman, 30, of Munford, was arrested Oct. 6 at a driver’s license checkpoint set up by the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office. Police say Dorma
Authorities looking for Pell City woman
ST CLAIR COUNTY — Sam Bagwell, 37, is wanted in St. Clair County on a felony warrant charging her with receiving stolen property in the first degree. The subject is described as being 5-foot-2, and weighing 135 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes. The subject is a white female.
CCB hosting Fall Craft Boutique in Helena - Shelby County Reporter
By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff WriterHELENA– For those looking to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping this year, a great opportunity will take place Saturday, Oct. 27 in Helena.The Church at Cahaba Bend will host a Fall Craft Boutique on Saturday Oct. 27 beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m.Shopper
‘Redneck Housewives of Alabama’ to screen pilot episode in Huntsville; watch the trailer here
Eight women star in "Redneck Housewives of Alabama," a reality series created by a Huntsville company, Helen Evans LLC. From left are Phyllis Neighbors, Kelly Wilson, Emily Smotherman, Beth Hurt, Amanda Keller, Yolanda Banks, Rhonda Randolph and Leah Seawright. (Redneck Housewives of Alabama Faceboo
Smithfield homicide suspect charged with Capital Murder
Kerry McClure, 22, died of his injuries Sunday night after being taken to UAB Hospital for treatment. The incident occurred on the 200 block of 9th Court North.
Panther prowl: City enjoys homecoming parade - Shelby County Reporter
PELHAM– Parade-goers lined Bearden Road from Pelham High School to the entrance of Pelham City Park for the city’s fourth homecoming Panther Prowl Parade on Thursday, Oct. 11.The crowd enjoyed cooler fall weather as the temperature dropped down into the 60s that evening, which was a break from the 8
Jury awards $10 million to family of Birmingham mother killed in 2014 hit-and-run
The driver of the Grand Prix began driving erratically, around 60 mph, the witness told investigators. The man drove around the witness's car and up onto a curb, hitting McCall.
Pedestrian struck, killed while crossing U.S. 280 - Shelby County Reporter
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORTH SHELBY– A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing U.S. 280 during the early morning hours of Tuesday, Oct. 16.Birmingham Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. said the incident occurred at about 12:46 a.m. near Cahaba Park Circle.The vi