Man’s discarded napkin, genealogy site leads to arrest in 1993 stabbing death

Investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin.

  Watching Your Wallet: Experts explain the new tax code in simple terms

2-year-old grazed by bullet on Arkadelphia Road

Research shows more Americans are leaving their personal info open to thieves

GoFundMe created to support Auburn police officer

Inmate escapes from Montgomery Women’s Facility

Ex-FBI official McCabe: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

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Man charged with sexually abusing 2 young children

Reports: Grand jury to examine alleged R. Kelly sex crimes

Woman finds 2 kids ditched in cold by carjacker

Mother, son found bludgeoned to death in New York

Woman meets brother given up for adoption nearly 80 years ago

Woman’s body found in trash can in PA

24-year-old becomes first-known person with autism to practice law at Florida firm

The young woman, who is also an advocate for individuals with special needs, encourages employers to look beyond a potential employee’s disability to their strengths and talents.

Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Hamlin last year suffered through his first winless season in the Cup Series and made a crew chief change during the offseason.

  Man killed when 3 portable bathrooms catch fire in Baltimore

While the investigation is ongoing, police say the man’s death will likely be ruled accidental.

Airlines to offer new gender options on passengers’ tickets

With multiple local and state governments offering identification with nontraditional gender choices, a trade group for numerous U.S. carriers says the change will make things easier for travelers and airlines.

Team LeBron rallies back, defeats Team Giannis 178-164 in 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte

Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

Petitioners want to sell Montana to Canada for $1 trillion

Wife of Cullman Co. native killed in IL mass shooting posts heartfelt message on social media

Cullman Co. native killed in IL mass shooting

Mom irate son was kicked out of class, arrested after not saying Pledge of Allegiance

  B’ham woman starts initiative for donating blankets to dialysis patients

Jasmaine Sanders says her grandmother and others must sit in freezing conditions for hours while receiving dialysis treatment.

Work Week Forecast: Rain, rain, go away!

The wet weather we received Sunday will linger Monday then start back Tuesday likely into the weekend.

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency declaration

Trump declared the emergency Friday in an effort to go around Congress to fund his border wall. It would allow him to move federal dollars earmarked for military construction to the border. (Source: Image Bank)

Transgender bathroom ban may end, but transcript irks teen

A court order legally made Gavin Grimm a man. And he is listed as male on his birth certificate, passport and a state-issued identification card in California

R.E.M. blasts Trump for retweeting video using song ‘Everybody Hurts’ to mock Democrats

The Athens, Ga-based foursome was one of the country's top rock bands through the 1980s and '90s

Burglar arrested after mistaking police car for getaway Lyft

As officers responded, the suspect thought the Lyft he'd ordered to take him away from the scene had arrived and climbed into a police cruiser.

  Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Right after learning that he was being fired from his job of 15 years, police say the suspect pulled out a gun and began shooting, killing five coworkers.

Teenager who fired shot in NM school planned to kill ex-girlfriend, others, police say

The 16-year-old was arrested and faces multiple charges. He allegedly told police he had been hearing voices that told him to kill his ex-girlfriend.

Parents arrested after 3-year-old’s body found in container of acid, police say

The girl's parents are accused of attempting to dispose of their daughter's remains using acid after she allegedly drowned while unsupervised.

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

Evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack, police sources reportedly say

The “Empire” star said he was attacked early Jan. 29 by two men who were yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.

Alexandria wrestler becomes first to go undefeated, win 4 straight championships in AHSAA history

Knop goes down in history as the only wrestler in AHSAA history to win four consecutive state championships and to go undefeated in his high school career.

Police: Jewelry store near Galleria robbed by masked suspects with sledgehammers

Hoover police are searching for a man they say robbed Jared’s near the Galleria mall.

Dashcam video shows SUV going airborne and crashing into police cruiser

Shocking video shows the moment an SUV hits a rockslide, goes airborne and crashes into a police car in Tennessee.

Heather Nauert withdraws bid to be UN ambassador, State Department says

Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.

Project Homeless Connect 2019 provides services to homeless community

One Roof’s Project Homeless Connect 2019 is an annual event to help people without a place to call home here in Birmingham.

Iron remain undefeated with 12-9 comeback win

Birmingham was never out of it and scored 12 unanswered points in the second half to defeat Salt Lake 12-6.

Auburn officer shot, injured during traffic stop identified

The Auburn Police Division officer who was shot multiple times while conducting a traffic stop Friday night has been identified.

Saturday is World Pangolin Day, a time to celebrate one delightfully strange mammal

The scaly mammal from Africa and Asia has its own day of celebration, which falls on Feb. 16 this year.

Go nuts: It’s National Almond Day

The cherished nut is celebrated every Feb. 16.

Text messages between police officer, white nationalist, appear to show friendly relationship

The police union said Jeff Niiya was doing his job. The city’s mayor disagrees.

Canadian nurses trapped in Haiti start GoFundMe for helicopter rescue

The eight nurses are currently trapped in a community an hour away from the airport. They say it’s too dangerous to drive.

  Hokes Bluff students build dog houses for Florida hurricane victims

A group of shop students in Hokes Bluff are working on a special project. Middle school shop students, supervised by high school students, are building dog houses for hurricane victims in Florida.

Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

Service members in the Air Force claim they're being discharged solely because of their HIV status and despite the recommendations of their doctors and commanding officers, who say they are fit to serve.

Student distributes ‘n-word pass’ at Wisconsin high school, could face legal trouble

The student was disciplined by the school system. One parent said she wants the school system to educate other students about the power of hateful words.

JeffCo DA’s office previously filed motion to revoke probation of man accused of killing Sergeant Carter

Jeremy Owens has a lengthy criminal record. Court documents say he pleaded guilty to robbery in 2012.

Shooter kills 5 at suburban Chicago business; 5 officers wounded

Five people were killed by a gunman at a Chicago-area business on Friday. The gunman is also deceased. Five police officers were wounded.

Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

President Donald Trump says he will nominate former Alabama official Jeffrey Byard to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Suspect in Auburn officer shooting dies in fire during standoff

A man wanted for the shooting of an Auburn police officer has died, along with a woman who was with him. Police say the two were killed in an apartment fire that broke out during a standoff with law enforcement

Cullman Co. native confirmed to be victim in Illinois mass shooting

According to multiple sources, one of the victims shot at a manufacturing facility west of Chicago Friday afternoon is originally from Cullman County.

‘A Conversation with Dr. Angela Davis’ scheduled at Boutwell Auditorium this weekend

An event honoring activist and Birmingham native Dr. Angela Davis is this weekend at the Boutwell auditorium.

Police release 2 men questioned in Jussie Smollett case

The Nigerian brothers "have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

Students called on for information after teacher accused of having sex with student

The Randolph County school system is asking if the 15-year-old student police said was victimized by a teacher is the only one.

New retirement plan blamed for teacher shortage in Alabama

Teaching is a thankless job, but now more teachers are leaving the state, or the profession altogether. Education officials say it's due to a retirement plan put in place in 2013.

'Zombie deer disease’ has impacted wildlife in 24 states

A fatal disease that affects the brains and spinal cords of deer, elk and moose has shown up in at least 24 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Paul Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison, court filing says

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges.

Exposed electrical wires found on Birmingham street

Exposed electrical wires found on Birmingham street

Amazon scrapping New York plans should have no effect on JeffCo construction

The construction of the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer is well underway.

  How available are AEDs in Alabama?

Automated external defibrillators are required to be in all Alabama schools and federal buildings.

AL Supreme Court grants stay, sides with state over B’ham Confederate monument

The Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay the recent Jefferson County Circuit Court’s judgment to declare the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 to be unconstitutional.

Federal grant helps lure German company to Tuscaloosa

A German engineering and management company is building it's headquarters in Tuscaloosa

Man killed, woman arrested after shooting in Bessemer

The shooting happened in the 200 block of 24th Street North.

NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey.

How will next week’s heavy rain impact the 59/20 bridge project?

Next week’s heavy rain will impact the 59/20 bridge project.

Bessemer City upsets No. 1 Columbia at Northwest Regional

The Tigers beat Columbia 61-56 to advance to the NW Regional final against Muscle Shoals on February 19.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says special counsel’s team interviewed her

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Lifesaving devices often locked away in public places

AEDs save lives in cardiac arrests, but we had a hard time finding easily accessible AEDs in several of Birmingham's biggest or busiest public places.

BPD continues increasing arrests to decrease violent crime

Birmingham is stepping up arrests in an effort to bring down violent crime.

Concerns of possible flooding in B’ham growing with high rain totals expected next week

There is growing concern about possible flooding as more rain heads to Alabama next week.

Steve Sarkisian returns as Alabama’s offensive coordinator

Steve Sarkisian is returning to Alabama as offensive coordinator, a position he held for the 2016 team in the national championship game loss to Clemson.

Carver girls advance in NW regional tournament

The Carver girls basketball team advanced to the regional tournament final for the first time in school history.

Teacher accused of sexual relationship with student facing additional charges

A Randolph County High School teacher being held in jail on 8 felony counts of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year old student, is now facing charges in Clay County and could face additional charges in other counties.

Judge places gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone; investigators have evidence of communication between Stone and WikiLeaks

A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia probe.

No bond for man charged with killing Birmingham police Sgt. Wytasha Carter

Jeremy Owens had his first appearance before a judge Friday morning.

Wenonah Lady Dragons playing for Coach Bell

It’s been an emotional two weeks for the Wenonah girls basketball team after coping with the loss of legendary Coach Emanuel Bell.

Tuscaloosa woman charged in death of her child

Lakendra Yashekia Williams is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

Pellet gun shatters windows at EBA Missions Center in Gadsden

Someone shot at the windows of the Etowah Baptist Missions Center, shattering one and leaving holes in others.

Tennessee man says victim in serial killer’s sketch is his murdered mother

Anthony Jones said the last time he saw his mother was in 1996. She was later found strangled to death in the Mississippi River.