B’ham lawmaker working to make it easier for public to get police body camera video

From time to time in Alabama, the public gets a glimpse into what police body cameras capture. The reason we don't see them all the time is because Alabama doesn't have any state laws governing when or how policy body camera footage should be released. Representative Givan is working to change that.

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Judge: US violated victims’ rights in Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse case

Lawsuit asks feds to let ISIS bride return to US with her son

Several Tuscaloosa-area legislators support gas tax increase

Former state senator from Cullman arrested on theft charges

Man pleads guilty to beating woman to death with golf club, frying pan

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Man arrested after standoff with B’ham police faces multiple charges in Hoover

Disbarred Walker County attorney pleads guilty to felony theft of property charges

Cullman County schools delay opening Friday

Manafort faces March sentencing in Virginia tax, fraud case

Stretch your dollar for Severe Weather Preparedness sales tax holiday

2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990s

El Chapo’s sons indicted on drug conspiracy charges, feds say

Two sons of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been indicted on drug conspiracy charges, the Justice Department said Thursday.

‘Third Thursday’ celebrates progress and history on Morris Avenue

The cobblestone-lined streets of Morris Avenue North have seen it all.

  Syracuse hoops coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

"I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night's accident," Boeheim said in a prepared statement.

Dermatologists raise concerns over movement to ban sunscreen for environmental reasons

Protecting the ocean and protecting our skin are two sides of a growing debate over sunscreen bans.

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Man mows down family of 8 when dad asks him not to smoke near kids, police say

World Health Organization: Vaccine hesitancy is a top 10 global threat

Anniston girls headed back to Final Four with hopes of winning first state title

Grand River Technology Park means high paying jobs

Flooding causing issues for Cullman Co. bus drivers

  Leaders trying to land retail development in north Jefferson County

Jefferson County Commissioners have approved creating a cooperative that could pave the way for a major development in Warrior and northern Jefferson County.

2 woman charged after AL prison contraband arrests

Two women. Two state prisons. Two arrests. Both in one day.

Center Point advances to Final Four for first time since 2013

The win marks the Eagles’ first trip to the Final Four at the BJCC since 2013

Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions for fake attack, prosecutor says

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Randolph Co. teacher also faces sex crime charges in Calhoun Co.

David Burkhalter now faces charges in three counties after police say he had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

Coast Guard officer accused of terrorist plot against Democrats , CNN reporters

Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, who worked at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington on a program to acquire advanced new cutters for the agency, faced a federal court hearing Thursday on gun and drug charges. But in court papers, prosecutors outlined far more serious allegations.

Louisiana man accused of breaking into home while wearing gorilla suit

A Louisiana man has been arrested by Sulphur Police after allegedly breaking into a home while wearing a gorilla suit

Mushrooms may have killed woman who ate at restaurant in Spain

María Jesús Fernández Calvo, 46, died the day after she ate a rice and morchella fungi dish at RiFF in Valencia, Spain, according to the Telegraph and El Pais.

Shocked by your 2019 tax return? Here’s why refunds are lower this year

Experts share why refunds are nearly 9 percent lower and what you should do now to get a bigger payout next year.

Iceberg twice as large as NYC to break off of Antarctica

Even though the crack has been there for about 35 years, it recently started growing in size northward at a rate of about two and a half miles per year.

Woman dies 4 days after wreck on I-459

Kate Patterson, 70, of Birmingham died Wednesday night at UAB Hospital.(Source: Raycom Images)

Father with history of domestic violence accused of intentionally burning 4-year-old on hot stove

A Millersburg man with a history of domestic violence is accused of intentionally burning his own child on a hot stove.

‘Extinct’ Galapagos tortoise re-emerges after 113 years

The Fernandina giant tortoise was last seen alive in 1906, and experts thought it was extinct.

Hoover murder suspect found dead in jail cell; homicide investigation underway

Ledarius Jakuad Peterson was awaiting trial for the homicide of 26-year-old Shunoah Seantel Turner.

Ingredients on moon could be used to make water, NASA says

The NASA simulation is part of ongoing efforts to send humans to the moon to establish a permanent home there

Fighting Parkinson’s disease with boxing

A Birmingham boxing business is helping in the fight against the effects of Parkinson's disease.

School bus crashes into canal in New Orleans East

The bus crashed into the canal at Morrison Road and Foch.

Doggonit Bam Bam: Dog gets head stuck in spare tire

No one knows how Bam Bam got trapped in the wheel.

College student allegedly created app to sell drugs

It all came crashing down after a sting operation ended with the student’s arrest Friday.

11-year-old accidentally shot in Pinson

The shooting happened in the 8500 block of Taylor Drive in Pinson.

WA hospital mistakenly posted nearly 1 million patients’ personal info online

Officials said their data breach was first discovered when a patient Googled their name.

Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins lottery

The NJ resident won a whopping $29.5 million jackpot.

Blount Co. schools delayed due to rain, storms

All bus and school start times are delayed by two hours, according to the Blount County EMA.

Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly

The Texas Civil Rights Project released a report Thursday that counts 272 separations at a single Texas courthouse since June, when President Donald Trump issued an executive order ending widespread separations amid public outrage.

Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

Democrats and some Republicans say there is no emergency at the border. They say Trump is improperly declaring one to work around Congress' rejection of the higher funds for the wall.

Family video shows 12-year-old girl in final moments before fatal 2018 home explosion

The girl's family wants a Dallas-based natural gas company to improve safety after it was confirmed that a cracked gas pipe behind their home caused the deadly explosion.

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

East Texas couple loses baby in tragic wreck on the way to give birth

A young East Texas couple was seriously injured and lost their baby, who died after a tragic car wreck on the way to the hospital.

‘It was just beautiful’: Divers encounter great white shark off Florida coast

A group of divers recorded their encounter with a great white shark off the coast of Jupiter, Florida.

United Methodist Church delegates will debate, vote on church’s stance on homosexuality

The United Methodist Church is bracing itself for a vote that could possibly split the denomination as it takes on years of issues surrounding homosexuality.

What’s the future of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital?

Who should run Cooper Green Mercy Hospital? If you have a strong feeling about the answer, you'll need to speak up next week.

Suspected gun store burglar rams accomplice with truck during break-in

A surveillance video from last Wednesday morning shows the truck coming into the store, and then hitting one of the accomplices.

New tech park could create 1,200 jobs

State officials announce a new technology park will be an $85 million economic boost to the metro area and bring in around 1,200 jobs.

Authorities announce officer case review, FBI civil rights investigation in fatal Houston raid

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference that he welcomed the FBI investigation "in the spirit of transparency."

FBI impersonators caught on camera invading FL home

The homeowners weren’t around, but a contractor and a housekeeper were. Thinking the impostors were actually police, they opened the door.

Brookwood High School students learn how to prevent ‘rural crimes’

Brookwood High School is hosting several events related to Future Farmers of America Week.

Recent flood victims in Hale Co. prepare for heavy rain

Flood-prone Hale County neighborhood prepares for potential flooding again.

House Democrats’ measure blocking Trump emergency declaration coming Friday

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border.

UAB student ‘overwhelmed’ by African Ancestry results

when UAB freshman Kayla Philliips Monday night that her mother’s DNA linked her to the Akan people found in and near Ghana, words were hard to come by.

Funeral, visitation planned for Cullman Co. native killed in IL mass shooting

The funeral and visitation for the Cullman County native killed in last week’s mass shooting in Illinois have been set.

Minor flooding thus far as more rain forecasted

Flooding in our area has mostly been minor, but there’s more rain in the forecast.

Family pressing charges against woman for disrupting baby’s birthday photo shoot

A Houston family is pressing charges against a woman who ordered them out of a local spot during their daughter's birthday photo shoot. They say the woman harassed them and even put her hands on one of them.

Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers and media figures, feds say

Christopher Paul Hasson is due to appear Thursday in federal court in Maryland after his arrest on gun and drug offenses, but prosecutors say those charges are the "proverbial tip of the iceberg."

Tow truck driver helps officer, who was stabbed in the back, arrest DUI suspect

Authorities said a tow truck driver pulled a heroic act by helping an officer who was stabbed by a DUI suspect in California.

Pelham PD asking people to report frequent flooding areas

As we continue to get more rain this week, Pelham police want you to tell them those areas you are seeing flooding.

Interstate 65 construction project in Shelby Co. ahead of schedule

All the rain we’ve been seeing means a lot of road projects have been put on halt for a few days. Despite the rain, one big road project is actually ahead of schedule.

Shelby Co. business owners warn others after break-in

The owner of Rockett’s Bug Juice Garden says he wants the suspects caught on surveillance video caught before anyone else becomes a victim.

How to protect yourself during a robbery

Authorities in Tarrant are still searching for man who robbed a woman at a Highway 79 gas station Tuesday morning. Surveillance video shows the man throwing the woman to the ground.

Vegan bride bans meat-eating guests, including mom, from wedding

Invitees to an upcoming Australian wedding agreed to the bride-to-be’s request to eat from a vegan menu. But the Aussie decided that wasn’t enough.

Fultondale High School deals with two tragedies in one week

Wednesday was a very difficult day for students and teachers at Fultondale High School.

Man beat fiancee to death with baseball bat before burning her body, police say

Kelsey Berreth, a 29-year-old flight instructor, was last seen on Nov. 22 near her home in a mountain town near Colorado Springs, south of Denver.

Winfield girls headed to Final Four for first time in 35 years

The Pirates defeated Lauderdale County 46-41 in overtime to advance.

Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose knot

Marco Gobbetti, the brand’s CEO, said in a statement that Burberry is “deeply sorry for the distress” the shirt has caused and has removed it from the autumn-winter collection. Riccardo Tisci, Burberry’s creative director, also apologized. He said “while the design was inspired by a nautical theme,

Supreme Court limits power of states to impose excessive fines and seize property

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.

Multiple jurisdictions not reporting hate crimes to the FBI

None of these suspected hate crimes were counted in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s year end tallies by jurisdiction, despite the 2009 Hate Crime Statistics Act mandating data collection.

MLF Bass Pro Tour coming to Smith Lake in Cullman

Major League Fishing (MLF) is bringing a new Bass Pro Tour to Cullman, Alabama.

New tools are coming to improve your credit score, report says

The new services will be available on an opt-in basis and will be free to consumers.

Demopolis family of 9-year-old who took her own life pushing for changes in bullying policy

McKenzie Adams' family wants to know why a state bullying policy passed a year ago wasn't in the school district's handbook.