“Sound the Alarm” initiative aims at fire prevention in B’ham at-risk communities

It’s a crucial life-saving tool, but many people don’t have fire alarms in their homes.

  “Sound the Alarm” initiative aims at fire prevention in B’ham at-risk communities

It’s a crucial life-saving tool, but many people don’t have fire alarms in their homes.

Alabama lawmakers moving forward with hands-free driving law

Alabama could see a hands-free law passed in 2019.

ASU student dies after crash in Georgia

Alabama State University President Dr. Quinton Ross confirmed one of the university’s students has died.

Brighton PD finds gun connected to murder case that was dismissed

Brighton Police find missing gun allegedly connected to murder case that was dismissed.

Kimberly storm shelter closer to becoming reality

By this time next year, the mayor of Kimberly says he hopes to have a storm shelter ready for folks to use.

Family still waiting to return home following Hurricane Michael

It has been a week since Hurricane Michael devastated the Gulf Coast.Some evacuees have returned home, but many remain behind.

Sentences recommended for men convicted of bribing Robinson

Federal prosecutors are asking for prison time for the men convicted of bribing former Alabama state representative Oliver Robinson.

Thousands of customers who use prepaid direct deposit cards unable to access funds

Thousands of U.S. customers who use Netspend prepaid cards are finally able to access their funds after not being able to do so for nearly a week.

Hoover council passes temporary moratorium on vape, pawn & payday loan stores

Hoover stop issuing licenses for certain businesses moratorium

Health officials hope new flu vaccine is more successful than in previous years

The new vaccine has been upgraded to include multiple strains of the flu over last season.

  Hiring for seasonal jobs might be more difficult this year

Best Buy launched a job fair at its Hoover store Wednesday looking for seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season. Macy’s and Kohl’s are also busy this week with job fairs.

Vet warns of danger ‘Death Angel’ mushrooms pose to pets

A viral Facebook post is warning of a poisonous mushroom nicknamed "death angel" and the dangers it could pose to your pet.

Hurricane Michael Relief: How to donate to The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is serving those in need after Hurricane Michael impacted several states in the U.S. On Tuesday, WBRC and the Birmingham Salvation Army, hosted a Hurricane Michael Relief Drive. With your generosity, we raised $72,369.26. If you missed our telethon and want to help, we’ve outlined

Trick or Teeth: How to avoid dental rip-offs

Dental work can be costly. Insiders give WBRC tips on how to protect your teeth and your wallet.

Man critically injured after shooting on Goldwire Street

Birmingham police responded to a call of a person assaulted Wednesday afternoon in the 100 block of Goldwire Street.

Birmingham police investigating shooting in Pratt City

A man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Pratt City.

SC professor helps with baby in classroom after student couldn’t find childcare

A Columbia College professor is getting a lot of praise online after the school posted photos of her going above and beyond to help a student who needed to be in class on Wednesday.

District Attorney’s office working to solve cases after Brighton PD’s evidence issues

Jefferson County District Attorney working to solve cold cases after Brighton Police evidence issues.

Sumiton PD: One in custody, another wanted in triple shooting

Authorities have confirmed that a shooting in Sumiton has left two people wounded and one person dead Tuesday afternoon.

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

Residents of hurricane-ravaged Mexico Beach are returning home for the first time since Michael, but some are finding no home to return to

  Deaths of Walker Co. officer and woman ruled murder-suicide

An investigation reveals a man and woman in Walker Co. likely died of a murder-suicide

Action plan to keep businesses at Patton Creek

Patton Creek has lost several shops and retailers, but the city is actively working to reverse that.

School systems seeing new students after Hurricane Michael displaces families

Several school systems are seeing hurricane evacuees enroll.

Smithfield homicide suspect charged with Capital Murder

Birmingham police say the shooting happened in the 200 block of 9th Court North.

B’ham police asking for help identifying suspect

Birmingham Police are investigating a shooting that left one dead.

Gov. Ivey’s doctor refutes stroke report

Governor Kay Ivey's doctor released a letter Tuesday to try and refute new claims she suffered a series of strokes in 2015.

Parents of boy claiming discrimination file suit against Hoover private school

A Hoover couple has filed suit against a school their son has attended for years claiming the boy was discriminated against then asked to be withdrawn.

Tuscaloosa Co. DA supports moratorium on early parole for violent offenders

Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Hays Webb supports Governor Kay Ivey stopping the practice of early parole for some violent offenders until a corrective action plan could be implemented to restore public confidence in the state’s parole system.

Hurricane relief donation options to help the victims

People in Alabama and around the nation want to help out Florida and Gulf Coast storm victims of Hurricane Michael. Donations of supplies and money are being sought.

Amendment One Displaying Ten Commandments and Religious Freedom

Voters will decide if Amendment One will become a part to the state constitution.

  Greyhound Opens New Bus Route Connecting West and South Alabama

Greyhound opens a new bus route that connects West and South Alabama. The new route goes from Mobile to Tuscaloosa with stops in small cities in between.

Texas boy donates over $11,000 to deputy’s family

The outpouring of support from the community for the family of the late Nacogdoches County sheriff’s deputy Brad Jimmerson continues.

Calhoun County organizations working together on Florida relief drive

Calhoun County agencies are helping a sister county in Florida with hurricane relief.

Sex trafficking victim from Lake Charles says she was sold into slavery by a loved one

Sex trafficking victim said her friend owed a debt to a drug dealer and left her as payment

Meet Birmingham’s Women to Watch for 2018

The Birmingham Business Journal has unveiled its 2018 Women to Watch.

Red Cross bus overturns in Cullman County wreck

The wreck happened near mile marker 303 on I-65 southbound.

Retailers offer gift cards to get flu shots

'Tis the season to get your flu vaccine, but did you know you could get paid to get one?

2 dead in crash on Hwy 69 S in Cullman Co.

Two people died in a crash on Highway 69 in Cullman Co. Tuesday morning,

Buffalo Wild Wings introduces new pumpkin BBQ wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is now joining in on the pumpkin flavor craze.

MAX bus accident under investigation

There are 2 reported injuries in a Max bus crash in Birmingham