Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

The deal helps Disney further control TV shows and movies from start to finish - from creating the programs to distributing them though television channels, movie theaters and streaming services.

  Jacksonville students remember the storm, one year later

  Tracking the tornado that hit Jacksonville

  Cullman County residents still recovering after hail storm a year ago

  What JSU officials learned from the storm

  Tracking the St. Clair County tornado, one year later

  Recovery continues in Jacksonville neighborhood after tornado

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Safe Place awareness week: How to help children in need

  Shelby County Humane Society offering free spay and neuter

  Report: Homicide 5th leading cause for premature death in Jefferson County

  Amazon delays opening, what does that mean for jobs?

  Bomb found at south AL sheriff’s office is evidence in murder case

  Jacksonville students reflect on the past year

  JSU holds ceremony to remember the tornado that rocked the campus

Jacksonville State University is recovering and transforming after the tornado that struck the university a year ago Tuesday night.

  VIDEO: SC teen thought to never talk again speaks for first time in nearly 2 years

Doctors didn’t think he’d live... and if he did by some chance survive, they didn’t think he’d ever walk or speak again. Now 21 months later, not only is Jackson walking on his own - he sounded out his first words since the 2017 crash.

  Birmingham PD to start enforcing weight restrictions at downtown bridges

A warning if you drive large, heavy trucks through downtown Birmingham.

  Driver charged with involuntary manslaughter after 2 killed in bus crash

A man and woman died after a commercial bus drove off the off ramp at exit 45 on I-95 in Prince George County.

14-year-old girl missing in Limestone County

Three men arrested, charged with capital murder after Tuscaloosa shooting

  ‘Mama June’ was treated like any other suspect, AL sheriff says

Heated socks recalled for fire, burn hazards

School bus carrying 40 SC students catches fire during field trip; no one injured

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

21 people displaced after Center Point apartment fire

Firefighters say all residents got out safely.

  WATCH: A look at JSU one year after tornado ripped through Jacksonville

Get an aerial view of Jacksonville State University, both from March 2018 after the campus was rocked by an EF-3 tornado, and March 2019, to see the recovery effort at the school.

A new beginning for church destroyed by tornado

West Point Baptist Church was destroyed by a tornado, March 19, 2018.

Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal, AP source says

If the terms of the contract are finalized as it stands, it would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history

Jacksonville neighborhoods, families recover from tornado

The tornadoes that swept through Jacksonville a year ago Tuesday damaged more than just the JSU campus. They also left their mark in two nearby neighborhoods full of homes.

  The recipe to success is in the art for a Birmingham baker

Komeh Davis is a cake artist. She can make a cake look like anything. The cakes not only look cool, but taste great.

McCalla teen arrested on sodomy, sexual abuse charges

In November 2018, police were notified that a child might be the victim of sexual abuse.

  ‘Toy Story 4’ full trailer is out and teaching us about friendship all over again

Get your tissues, even the trailer is tugging on our heart strings.

Birmingham, Fairfield fire crews battling house fire

No one was home and no injuries have been reported.

Behind the Front: JSU tornado - one year later

On March 19th, 2018, a tornado hit Jacksonville, Alabama, causing widespread damage, including on the campus of Jacksonville State University. J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt look back at the severe weather event and how those communities have been working to rebuild these last 12 months.

Bessemer firefighters battling house fire

The fire started Tuesday morning on 17th Street.

ALEA issues missing senior alert for Lee County man

he Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has issued a missing senior alert for a Lee County man.

NC bounty hunters arrested for assaulting Gallaway man without a warrant

Gallaway police arrested two bounty hunters who are accused of beating up Charlie Leavy after trying to take him into custody.

  Vestavia Hills P.D. may soon get its first gun range

Vestavia Hills city commissioners approved spending money on a design plan that will fix up an existing gun range for their police to train at any time they want.

  Cullman unveils plans for indoor sports complex

City of Cullman Parks and Recreation and Sports Tourism unveil plans for a 6-court indoor sports complex and event center.

  Machete-wielding clerk fends off knife-wielding suspect at AL gas station

A robbery turned into a knife fight, inside and outside a Huntsville gas station.

  JSU president says university 'substantially recovered’ from March 2018 tornado

In advance of two ceremonies that will be held Tuesday to mark the one year anniversary of the tornado, Dr. John Beehler met with reporters to update them on the school’s recovery efforts.

  Tornado cleanup continues in Blount County

Community members pitching in to help with tornado cleanup.

  What thieves look for in unlocked cars

The time of year when police see a spike in property crimes.

  Relaxing Sunday Afternoon? Not when this guy shows up...

Blount County man spots gator on shoreline near his boat.

Tuscaloosa County jury recommends death penalty in capital murder case

A Tuscaloosa County jury has recommended the Death Penalty for Michael Belcher.

  Supplies heading to Pickens County flood victims

Cleaning supplies collected for a week in Tuscaloosa are being sent to Pickensville where the area experienced severe flooding in February.

Movie crew in Helena causing road closures

Helena turns Hollywood Tuesday, but it could impact your commute.

  Alabaster schools working to increase internet speeds

Alabaster city schools are working to make a big change so students can do much more online while at school.

  Chelsea opens bids for new fire station

The city of Chelsea is working to keep your family safe during emergencies.

DNA match from genealogy site leads to arrest in 1999 Alabama slayings

In April 2018, the nation tuned in to hear California law enforcement describe how they made an arrest in the infamous Golden State serial killer cold cases of the 1970s and 1980s. Among those watching was Ozark Police Chief Marlos Walker.

Alabama third grader wins award after growing colossal 30-pound cabbage

A student at Reeltown Elementary School is the Alabama winner of Bonnie Plant’s third grade cabbage program.

  Study: Half of Americans do not have $400 to survive a financial emergency

Managing money is a constant struggle for most families, but it’s worse for the average American than many might think.

Governor DeSantis signs smokable medical pot bill into law

On Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the “Medical Use of Marijuana” bill into law.

  Nurse arrested, charged with sex crimes including rape

Brown faces several charges including abduction with the intent to defile, forceable sexual penetration, sodomy and rape of a helpless person.

  Amazon changes timeline for Bessemer fulfillment center

In a statement made Monday, officials with Amazon confirm they have changed the timeline for opening a new fulfillment center in Bessemer.

  ‘They are suffering:’ SC neighbors trying to help after ducks found injured with blow darts

Wildlife conservationists are looking for answers after a pair of ducks were found injured at the International Club in Murrells Inlet.

New campaign launched to combat student debt

Picking a college or university to attend is intimidating for many, but figuring out how to pay for it could be even more overwhelming.

  Reality star ‘Mama June,’ boyfriend arrested in Alabama

Reality TV star June Shannon from the popular shows “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and “From Not to Hot,” as well as her boyfriend, have been arrested in Alabama.

  More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters breach levees

Levees are breaking in Nebraska and Iowa - and it's not even the wet season when river levels are high.

12-year-old boy attacked by six dogs in Mississippi

A tragic story out of Winona Monday morning.

Trussville Chamber of Commerce hosting shredding event

The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a shred day for the city on Friday, April 5.

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about financial institutions, including complaints. But NerdWallet and InvestigateTV have found examples of complaints that don't show up in the database.

  Crews work to control fire at Texas petrochemicals plant

The fire will likely burn for two more days. Officials are telling residents to stay inside.

  March is Brain Injury Awareness month

In case you didn't know, the month of March is brain injury awareness month. And the Alabama head injury foundation is looking to get the word out on how you can keep your head safe this severe weather season.

Years of training couldn’t prepare him for this: A firefighter responds to a blaze at his own home

“We’ve realized in a split second that the only thing that matters is our family."

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

43 lots in total have been recalled.

Birmingham police make arrest in homicide believed to be related to robbery

Birmingham police are investigating a Friday night homicide that could be related to a robbery.

Memphis man says he was brutally beaten by security guard in case of mistaken identity

A Memphis man says it was a case of mistaken identity that led to him being brutally beaten and struck in the head with a gun by a security guard.

Man charged in cold case murders of Dothan teens

A man, whom police say is linked by DNA to the 1999 murders of two high school students, faces capital murder and rape charges in their deaths.

  Families of Christchurch dead in agonizing wait for burials

Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reels from the unprecedented tragedy.

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

An off-duty public works employee found what is believed to be the toddler's body inside a blanket off the shoulder of the highway.

Legion FC still searching for first points after 1-0 loss to Ottawa

Birmingham Legion FC are still searching for the first points in their inaugural season.

  Auburn advances to SEC Tournament championship game for first time since 2000

Auburn will play Tennessee Sunday in the SEC Championship game.

  Watch: Teenager smashes egg on Australian senator, who blamed NZ massacre on immigration policies

The senator was speaking at an event Melbourne when video shows the boy raised his phone, clearly recording video, then smashed an egg on the back of Anning’s head.

300-lb Florida woman gets life in prison after sitting on girl, resulting in her death

Veronica Posey was sentenced Friday in the death of 9-year-old Dericka Lindsay. Posey weighs about 300 pounds.

  Tuscaloosa County neighborhood still fighting for internet access

Hundreds of people in West Alabama are still without internet access months after the state announced a grant to bring them high-speed service.

  Early-arriving pollen hitting allergy patients hard

It's the first glimpse of spring, blue skies and sunshine. It also means seasonal allergies are in full swing.

#smashSMARDchallenge raising money for rare disease

It’s happening all over the country. Families are taking pies to the face as part of the latest viral challenge called #smashSMARD.

  Cullman Co. historic building damaged by EF-1 tornado

The White City Community Center in Cullman is more than a building to the folks who live in the small town.

KW’s Pints For Pups at Area 41 Pizza Co. raises money for Shelby Humane Society

What a time to be a pup!

NWS confirms 2 tornadoes in Chilton, Coosa counties

The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed two tornadoes for Chilton and Coosa counties spawned by Thursday evening’s storms.

  Chilton Co. residents ‘thankful’ to be OK after Thursday’s EF-1 tornado

A confirmed EF-1 tornado in Chilton County caused downed trees, damaged roofs and downed power lines Thursday night.