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19-year-old shot in Center Point Wednesday morning, search underway for shooter

A caller reported hearing two gunshots and then seeing a man with a gun in some bushes near the apartments.

  Last Birmingham City Council meeting for two councilwomen

Pharmacy or pediatrician for flu shots?

EPA official indicted on AL ethics charges

Pedestrian struck, killed on Montgomery Hwy in Hoover

Slower speeds a must when driving in the rain

Be aware: Postcard scam popping up in time for the holidays

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  WWII Veteran’s dog tags found in France, returned to AL

Helpful resources available to veterans returning home

Local blues legend searching for stolen guitars

Helping veterans to get off the streets

Risks grow for first responders after 2 mass shootings in 2 weeks

Hoover PD K9 passes away

  Bessemer Police offer safe zone for internet customers

Buying and selling online can save you money but it can also put you in a dangerous situation meeting a stranger to complete the deal.

Major route change for Veterans Day Parade

Monday will mark the 71st year for the nation’s oldest Veterans Day Parade right here in the Magic City. This year the parade is taking a different route.

  Father works to help save lives during severe weather season

November and December mark the height of fall severe weather season in Alabama.

UAB football team enjoying record season

The UAB Blazers have a chance to put a huge exclamation point on their season on Saturday. A win over Southern Miss gives the program, which did not exist two years ago, the Conference USA Western division title.

  How to get a free flu shot

Tips & warnings for using space heaters

Why fireplaces aren’t an efficient way to heat your home

Are you prepared for this weekend’s winter weather?

Customers concerned over BWWB rate increase, Board tables vote

Fairfield resident fed up with break-ins

  Revenge porn victim reaches out to share with other women

The relief washed over her after nearly a year. It came in the form of a judge’s verdict.The woman, who asked that her identity be concealed, so we’ll call her “Jean”, says the situation all started when she ended a relationship with Johnathan Walton.

JeffCo mother claims 5-year-old son was mistakenly left on school bus

A Jefferson County mother is upset after her 5-year-old son was mistakenly left on a school bus this week, and she claims no one from the school system let her know about the incident.

U.S. mortgage rates hit seven year high

When it comes to selling homes, Kim Barelare is an expert. She’s been a realtor for thirty years.

Church security meeting teaches self-defense during worship

It’s an unsettling fact that houses of worship have become places of violence.

Some campaign signs still up days after election

You don’t have to travel far to see campaign signs still up days after the election in Jefferson County.

Experts: Children need to look out for themselves at bus stops

Too many incidents have happened recently at bus stops involving speeding cars. Experts say parents need to have a talk with their children about how to stay safe.

  Alabama lawmakers react to Jeff Sessions' forced resignation

Alabama lawmakers are responding to the forced resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday.

B’ham Water Works to consider raising rates

One customer says Water Works admitted to her they forgot to check her meter for three months.

Blazer kitchen helps feed UAB students, employees

Blazer Kitchen has been helping to feed UAB employees and students for about year and a half now.

Man arrested for carjacking in Homewood

Police in Homewood have arrested a man accused of carjacking a vehicle in a grocery store parking lot.

Keeping kudzu bugs out of your home

It’s that time of year. The kudzu bugs have been out in force in certain parts of Alabama and people don’t like it.

Army Corp of Engineers to begin flooding study in JeffCo

A three day meeting wrapped up at the Bessemer Civic Center Wednesday as work begins on trying to solve Jefferson County’s flooding problems in the western area caused by Valley Creek.

New JeffCo sheriff promises more diversity, community approach

Pettway is a 24-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office who currently serves as a sergeant in the detective division.

Woman warns drivers to be cautious after tree limb falls into her car in Mountain Brook

A woman warns drivers to be cautious after a tree limb fell into her car in Mountain Brook.

Opioid deaths down in Jefferson Co. for 2018

104 people from fentanyl overdoses. Fast forward to 2018, and so far, the number of fentanyl deaths in the county is down, by about half.

Mark Pettway becomes first African-American elected Jefferson Co. sheriff

Mark Pettway is the first African-American elected to the office.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Coyote attacks deer on front lawn in Vestavia Hills

Home surveillance video captured a coyote attacking a deer on a family’s front yard in Vestavia Hills.

Last Jefferson Co. Commission meeting for 3 commissioners

An emotional day for some Jefferson County Commissioners. Monday was the last day the current commission will meet as a body.

Jefferson County Schools Split $18 Million

A big day for Jefferson County Schools. Various school systems are splitting $18 million from Jefferson County.

Concerns about storm shelter being ready in Concord

On Monday, Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens blasted county administrators for delays in opening a much needed storm shelter in his district in Concord.

Storm shelters still going up after April 2011 storms

The McAdory shelter is one of the newest that has opened in Jefferson County since the massive storms of April 27, 2011.

Homicide investigation after shooting in east Birmingham

Birmingham Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the eastern part of the city Monday afternoon.

Central AL storm shelters opening ahead of severe weather

Shelters are beginning to open up in anticipation of a line of strong storms expected around midnight.

B’ham officer’s good deed caught on camera

One Birmingham police officer is taking community policing to new heights in one West End community.

“Woke Vote” works to make your voice heard at polls

It's the last weekend of campaigning before the mid-term elections. One group in Birmingham is working hard, pushing people the polls.

B’ham recycling center open only one day a week

A lack of funding and a worsening recyclable materials market is making it difficult for the recycling center in Birmingham top operate more than one day a week.

Deadly week involving school buses prompts drivers to speak out

Area school bus drivers are speaking out after a week of deadly school bus related accidents around the country.

B’ham synagogue encourages you to #ShowupforShabbat

It’s called #ShowUpForShabbat, and it’s a nationwide movement encouraging people to fight Anti-semitism with prayer and unity.

It’s a buyer’s market for those looking for jobs

If you’re looking for a job, new numbers out from the Department of Labor show October was another booming month of job creation.

Hwy. 150 bridge to be renamed for murdered Iraq War veteran Mike Gilotti

Alabama lawmakers will be asked to honor an Iraq War veteran who was murdered outside of Hoover home.

A Tale of Two Prosecutors in Jefferson County

Two veteran prosecutors want to be Jefferson County's District Attorney. The candidates bring vastly different experience to the table.

UAB doctors working to provide different treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

The heartbreak of Alzheimer's disease currently affects about 36 million people. That number could triple in 30 years. But what if some people who had the elements of disease, never suffered with the symptoms? Doctors and researchers at UAB are trying to solve that puzzle.

Vestavia police remember officer by forming peer support group

Jasmine Waldrep was working at the Vintage Barber shop when Vestavia Hills Police Officer Bobby Hancock arrived and took his life.One year later, she still remembers finding her father as he lay dying.

JeffCo Sheriff’s Office seeks community input prior to setting body cameras policies

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office started using body cameras about a month ago. Now, deputies are seeking community input in finalizing the policy for the use of those devices.

Mother who inspired ‘The Blind Side’ talks continued effort to find forever homes for foster children

Leigh Anne Tuohy talks everything from the family's philanthropic efforts now to get foster children forever homes to things in The Blind Side she liked or didn't like.

Fifth UAB Habitat for Humanity home dedicated Thursday

It was the realization of a dream for Ames Ferrell on Thursday. His smile could barely be contained as UAB President Ray Watts stood in front of him.

Authorities concerned after robbery of nearly 1,000 opioid tablets

It was October 23 around 7 p.m. The CVS Pharmacy in the 2000 block of Center Point Parkway was busy. A man came into the pharmacy with a bag. He went immediately to the back to the store, showed a note, and demanded drugs.

Discussions about Valley Creek flooding

A two day meeting next week in Bessemer hopes to begin work on finding a solution for flooding from Valley Creek from Birmingham to Bessemer.

  Circuit Court Judge controversy continues in JeffCo

We’re hearing for the first time from an attorney who helped disqualify a judge candidate just weeks before election and why her party opponent is calling foul .

Medicaid tells woman’s family she’s dead

A letter from HMS Estate Recovery Unit, a contractor for the Alabama Medicaid Agency, came to Pam Haynes' house saying she was deceased.

New parking lot coming to city’s Parkside district

A new technology-driven parking lot is being planned for Birmigham’s Parkside district.

New study says Halloween night deadly for pedestrians

Halloween is a lot of fun for the kids, but it’s also one of the most deadly nights for pedestrians.A new study says that pedestrian deaths go up 43% percent on Halloween night compared to the rest of the year.

JeffCo bus drivers talk about importance of driver safety

A 9-year old girl and her twin 6-year old brothers were killed after a driver going the opposite direction slammed into them as they crossed the street to get on their school bus.

Pop-up ads on preschool apps troubling, study says

Most parents say screen time is inevitable, allowing their child to play on their cell phone or tablet at some point.But recently, some have also noticed a disturbing trend in apps that are supposed to be for children. They’ve noticed pop-up ads.

Jefferson County students vaccinated in county-wide flu shot clinic

Jefferson County schools are being proactive in fighting the spread of flu. On Wednesday, students at more than 20 schools throughout the district filed in one by one to get their flu vaccine.

Vestavia Hills getting new water rescue equipment

New water rescue equipment should help the Vestavia Hills Fire Department out in rescue situations.

Cable provider working to repair dangling utility line in Woodlawn

People living and working in Woodlawn are worried about some utility lines that are dangling at eye level on 1st Avenue North around 75th Street. Drivers are going out of their way to go around the drooping utility line.

Urgent clinics will x-ray Halloween candy

While the likelihood of finding anything in your child's candy is low, urgent care clinics say it still eases the minds of parents.

Move Halloween to Saturdays permanently?

A petition on Change.org says Halloween would be safer celebrated on the weekend, and so far has over 35,000 signatures.

Hundreds gather to pray for peace

Highland Avenue transformed into a place of worship and a place of unity, as hundreds gathered to pray for peace Tuesday night.

Jefferson Co DA’s office keeping close eye on Altamont School allegations

BPD has a detective ready to investigate if victims come forward

Discussions to make Riverchase Galleria a city center

City of Hoover leaders are talking about some major changes to the community's landscape if their comprehensive plan comes to fruition.

ER Doctors stay busy on Halloween, how you can prevent a visit

Unfortunately Halloween is a very common night for children to end up in the emergency room.

New Birmingham City Council Member

After almost six weeks, the Birmingham City Council filled the District Seven seat.

Red Mountain Expressway northbound ramp to I-59N/I-20E temporarily closed

Officials with the Alabama Department of Transportation say the northbound ramp from Red Mountain Expressway to Interstate 59 North and 20 East will be closed for an undetermined period of time Tuesday evening.

Family displaced after house fire

A family in managed to escape an early morning fire in West Birmingham.

Family looking for deceased son’s belongings

Austin's siblings say he was the comedian of the family.

Cullman Co. Sheriff wants voters to vote ‘yes’ on jail food amendment

The Cullman County Sheriff wants to give voters a chance to change an old law.