Truckers preparing for closing of I-59/20 bridges

Trucking companies are telling their drivers to leave earlier than normal next week due to the shutdown of the I-20/59 bridges through downtown Birmingham.

Birmingham Police: Shooting investigation after 3 victims show up at fire station

Federal judge rules against Tuscaloosa police in warrant-less search case

Tuscaloosa-area law enforcement to honor fallen Birmingham officer

Furloughed employees’ kids might qualify for free school lunches

Shelby County mother’s warning after car break-in at daycare

Better Business Bureau warn of Fortnite hacking

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Hoover mayor discusses impact of Riverchase Galleria protests in State of the City address

59/20 bridge project impact on school bus routes

Alabaster students learn the value of friendship with ‘buddy benches’

Pre-K registration underway for Alabaster City Schools

Hunting is about safety in the woods

Lockdown lifted for all of Walker Co. Schools; 2 juveniles detained

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

One supervisor said ‘there was never a black person lynched who didn’t deserve it’ at a staff meeting, and was never reprimanded.

Government shutdown affects private contractors at Anniston Homeland Security facility

Government workers are not the only people missing work because of the government shutdown. Many federal government facilities in Alabama also employ a number of civilian contractors.

Blount Co. authorities searching for escapee

Steven Randolph Hall walked off or was picked up from work release in District 1 at the landfill.

3 arrested following chase on I-59 in Trussville

Hewitt-Trussville Middle School was on a soft lockdown while authorities searched for the suspects.

Alabama prisoner commits suicide at Kilby Prison

Protesters in Calhoun County demand end to government shutdown

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Business owner reflects on footage that shows aftermath of fatal shooting of BPD officer Sgt. Carter

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

  Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

With no paychecks in sight, many in the agency see bank accounts dwindling and short-term debt mounting, which itself creates a potential security threat and puts their jobs at risk.

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

The nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of constitutional one-upmanship as negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown failed to produce results.

First responders prepare for I-59/20 bridge closure

Jamiese Price talked with a Birmingham Fire Chief who says there is a plan in place for first responders .

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families

A report from the Health and Human Services inspector general's office finds that family separations were taking place before the spring of last year, when the administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy on the southwest border.

Northport considering new vicious animal law

The City of Northport is one step closer to finalizing their vicious animal ordinance, and the city attorney said it will be like the state’s recently passed Emily’s Law with a few additions.

Pleasant Grove man seriously injured after being hit by a car

The accident happened in the McDonald’s Chapel Community near the intersection of Quebec Drive and 4th Avenue.

  Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

That good Samaritan was on the scene to help the victims of a fiery crash, including the suspect.

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Possible Democratic candidates haven't hesitated to tangle with Trump. Sen. Sherrod Brown recalled that when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant in his home state, he poked the president for seeking "an Ohio Democrat to blame" while the GOP held power in the state.

Massive fire collapses house in Ensley

Firefighters are battling a house fire where huge flames were reported in west Birmingham.

Police: Alabama man accused of putting child in clothes dryer

According to court documents in Shelby County, a warrant was recently issued for the arrest of a man accused of pinning a child in a clothes dryer multiple times.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

Rennovations taking place in downtown Trussville

Revitalization is currently underway to transform downtown Trussville into a more family-friendly area.

Cullman Co. Sheriff: Criminals cloning your debit card

Surveillance cameras captured a man and others using other people’s debit card information at ATM’s in Cullman County.

Suspect charged with shooting at police during high-speed pursuit in south Huntsville

Huntsville police have arrested one person for reportedly firing at officers during a pursuit on Memorial Parkway.

Police officers from across U.S. coming to Birmingham to honor Sgt. Wytasha Carter

Brotherhood For the Fallen started almost 10 years ago, and since then, officers from all parts of the U.S. have gone to hundreds of funerals for officers killed in the line of duty.

University of Alabama expands events around MLK holiday

The University of Alabama expands offering of events related to Martin Luther King, Jr.

City of Tuscaloosa hopes FEMA grant could fix neighborhood flood problems

The City of Tuscaloosa uses a FEMA grant to hire an engineering company to find solutions to flooding in the Woodland Hills subdivision

Birmingham mayor: Violent crime is a public health crisis

Violent crime should be declared a public health crisis in Birmingham

Additional funeral plans announced for fallen Birmingham officer

Additional funeral plans for Birmingham police officer Wytasha Carter have been announced.

BPD officer injured in weekend fatal shooting ‘improving’

Birmingham police say the officer who remains in the hospital after being shot Sunday is doing much better and is now listed in stable condition.

  Kids Create at Homewood Public Library makes learning fun

Learning while having fun. That’s what happens every Wednesday afternoon at the Homewood Public Library.

Behind the Front: The long road to recovery after Hurricane Michael

“It takes away a little bit of your passion for weather when you see the destruction, and the hurt, and just how helpless you feel from it.”

Mexico Beach, FL still in shambles, 3 months after Hurricane Michael

Mexico Beach is still trying to recover three months after Hurricane Michael.

Striving for perfection with Bama Gymnastics

In the wake of UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's viral video perfect 10 WBRC stopped by the University of Alabama gymnastics squads practice to find out how tough perfection can be in the sport.

Is ALDOT ready for I-59/20 bridge shutdown?

The 25th Street ramp will not be open, which create a major issue. ALDOT said it would be two more weeks, but this major construction project has not been helped by all the recent rains.

Jacksonville PD: Missing woman located safe

Authorities are asking for your help locating Lacey Stringer.

Funding to fix roads, bridges falls short due to failed gas tax

Lawmakers admit there is a need for more funding to fix roads and bridges, but so far many are not willing to pass a needed gas tax to create the funding to improve them.

Trump signs law giving back pay to federal workers

President Donald Trump signed a law on Wednesday guaranteeing back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown.

Teen accused of killing Woodlawn HS football player indicted by Grand Jury

The teenager accused of killing a Birmingham high school football player has been indicted by a Grand Jury.

Joy Craddock “Doing Good” on MLK Day

On MLK Day, many people will be doing volunteer work as a way of honoring civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. Joy Craddock will be leading the way for one community, as part of HandsOn Birmingham.

Shelby Co. authorities searching for missing man

Derek Dewayne Harris was last seen by his family on Sunday, December 30th,

Steve Carell, ‘Office’ creator to reunite for Netflix series ‘Space Force’

Netflix announced Wednesday that Steve Carell joins Greg Daniels, who created the U.S. version of “Office,” for a new show, “Space Force.”

Sears staves off liquidation; stores to stay open, reports say

Multiple media outlets reported early Wednesday that billionaire Eddie Lampert has won a bankruptcy auction after strengthening his bid in several days of negotiations with creditors.

Cullman Co. authorities looking for man accused of using cloned debit cards

Authorities believe the man and his accomplices could be driving a silver or grey Ford F-150 crew cab, a dark red or maroon Porsche Cayenne and a Gold Hyundai Santa Fe.

Bama QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

Alabama Quarterback Jalen Hurts announced on Wednesday that he is transferring to the University of Oklahoma.

Ed Henry pleads guilty to information in Medicare fraud case

Former state representative Ed Henry appeared in federal Court Wednesday, pleading guilty to information involving theft of government property.

  'Instant karma’: Front yard Frosty with tree trunk base teaches KY driver a valuable lesson

A 9 foot tall snowman in Petersburg, Ky. dealt vandals a dose of karma on Monday.

Driver escapes seconds before train crashes into car

The driver, 96-year-old Antoinette Lazzara, was stuck on the tracks at the railroad crossing. She was apparently disoriented and had trouble getting out of the car as the train approached.

Because of government shutdown, man who wants to start new job is stuck in IRS limbo

The truck driver said he’s found a job that’ll give him the opportunity to spend more time with his family, but there’s a snag because of the partial federal government shutdown, now in its 26th day.

Attorney general nominee Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

So far, William Barr's comments have pointedly departed from Trump’s own views and underscored his efforts to reassure Democrats that he will not be a loyalist to the president.

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

The 23-year-old's heart, liver and second kidney will be donated to other patients in need.

Woman fights ticket for honking at officer

In Auburn several weeks ago, the woman said a cop in an unmarked SUV peeled out in front of her as she swerved to avoid him. She honked.

Blount Co. man found dead on side of road, friends begging for answers

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was found dead on the side of the road Monday morning.

Philadelphia Police Officer Paints Portrait of Courage for Fallen BPD Sergeant

People across the country are responding to the death of Birmingham Police Sergeant Wytasha Carter.

Rock the South moving to a new bigger location

Rock the South announces it's moving from 15 acres to 150 acres.

New Blount Co. Sheriff sworn in, vows to tackle county drug issue

Sheriff Mark Moon said becoming Sheriff has always been a goal of his, but didn’t anticipate it happening this soon.

City of Leeds asking voters to increase property tax

Voters in Leeds are heading to the polls next Tuesday to decide whether or not to increase property taxes.

Davis Foundation steps up to help Sgt. Carter’s family

People around the country are offering prayers and support for sergeant Wytasha Carter’s family. Closer to home, a Shelby County organization began to help within hours.

Birmingham leaders continue to mourn fallen officer

A moment of silence for both men was held at the beginning of the Birmingham City Council meeting Tuesday morning.

Crews battle structure fire in Birmingham

Birmingham Fire and Rescue crews responded to a commercial fire in downtown Birmingham Tuesday evening.

Pepper Place named new entertainment district by B’ham city council

The Birmingham City Council voted on Tuesday to make Pepper Place an entertainment district.

Game on! New flying experience at Southern Museum of Flight

A new gaming experience is taking off this week at The Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham.On Friday night, the museum is teaming up with GameStop for Flight Night at the Museum.

Tuscaloosa city council considers two economic incentive packages

Tuscaloosa City Council considers to economic incentive packages

Tuscaloosa Co District Attorney concerned about rise in juvenile crimes

Tuscaloosa County's District Attorney is concerned about a rise in juvenile crime cases

Children’s Corner inside JSU library offers family fun for the community

The Houston Cole Library has put together a unique children's corner that is open to the public.

Downtown businesses hoping for the best as 59/20 bridges come down

It’s finally here. Next week, the 59/20 bridges will be shut down. Folks doing business in the area will try to do business as best they can with all of the inconvenience.