Central Alabama

  Police: Family Dollar clerk pulls gun on men armed with swords

It was back to business for Precious Spencer just days after the Family Dollar on Bessemer Road was robbed by two men armed with swords.

  AL high schooler accepted into 31 universities, awarded $1.1 million in scholarships

  Clinical trial coming to UAB could result in cure for sickle cell disease

  At least two Brighton bingo halls still open, despite cease and desist orders

  Forum on B’ham strategic plan touches on public safety

Man, 58, dead after shooting during argument in west Birmingham

BWW investigating discolored trees near scene of February chemical spill

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  Smithfield neighbors ask JeffCo Sheriff for help to fight crime

  Job seekers flock to Trussville career fair

  One week later, investigation continues into Hospitality Inn fires

39th annual Trussville City Fest coming in May

  State approves farmers to grow hemp; local coffee serves CBD-oil infused drinks

  Woodlawn HS million-dollar scholar reacts to college cheating scandal

  RealtySouth agents adopt apartment to benefit families through Red Mountain Grace

Red Mountain Grace is a local organization offering apartments for $10 a night to families relocating temporarily to Birmingham for medical care.

  AL woman warns about virtual kidnapping scam

Imagine getting a call from your parent’s number, but it’s not their voice you hear. Instead, it’s a stranger who says he’ll kill your parent if you don’t pay him money now.

  Birmingham police offering reward for information finding witness in capital murder case

Police are looking for a specific witness who is needed to testify in a capital murder case.

  Beware of a fast wiener dog in Pelham

A Pelham weiner dog is racing around the country to see if he is the fastest dachshund in the country. His name is weenie and his handler/owner Megan Ramirez is taking this quite serious. Even to the point Weenie actually trains for the races doing real exercises like squats, burpees and push-ups.

  B’ham Parks and Rec holds special forum to discuss MLB youth training facility

  Cullman County residents still recovering after hail storm a year ago

  Tracking the St. Clair County tornado, one year later

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

  Amazon delays opening, what does that mean for jobs?

  Birmingham PD to start enforcing weight restrictions at downtown bridges

21 people displaced after Center Point apartment fire

Firefighters say all residents got out safely.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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.

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.

  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.

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

What a time to be a pup!

  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.

  Residents in Cullman County cleaning up after EF-1 tornado hits area

An EF1 tornado hit parts of Cullman county on Thursday between White City and Holly Pond.

  Blount Co. mobile home park residents begin cleaning up storm damage

Many people in Blount County are facing a lot of work and cleanup from Thursday’s storms. Strong winds knocked down several trees. Some homes were destroyed.

  Severe storms cause heavy damage in Cullman Co.

Severe weather moving through Alabama caused heavy damage in Cullman County.

More businesses coming to Crossplex, city councilor says

The city of Birmingham is talking about bringing a grocery store to the 5 Points West area.

  Increased gun violence causing frustrations to grow in B’ham

After Wednesday in Birmingham included a lot of gun violence, there are some in the community growing frustrated.

  UAB Highlands honors shooting victim on 1-year anniversary

It’s been a year since a disgruntled employee shot and killed a nursing supervisor and wounded an employee at UAB Highlands Hospital.

Foul play not expected after man found dead in Hoover home

Police in Hoover are investigating a death in Hoover on Hibiscus Drive.

  Growing Kings mentoring group receives $100,000 to tackle gun violence in Birmingham

There were four separate shootings in Birmingham, echoing what has been a violent start to the year. But there are organizations working to keep Birmingham's young men away from guns.

  B’ham school board approves two feeder patterns

Officials say Birmingham city schools have not had a thorough rezoning for several years. They say this will give many students a shorter commute.

  Elderly woman rescued by Birmingham Police K9

Birmingham police found a missing elderly woman alive in a creek bed near her home Tuesday.

1 dead in fourth B’ham shooting since Wednesday afternoon

Birmingham police are investigating three different shootings that happened this afternoon.

  Is the Birmingham crime reduction initiative working?

Will Birmingham crime stats decrease?

  Birmingham businesses picking up pieces after massive fire

The investigation continues into who intentionally set a fire at the vacant Hospitality Inn that spread and destroyed four other buildings in downtown Birmingham.

  Officials at AL college react to national college admission cheating scandal

At the Montevallo admissions office, the director Audrey Crawford said they are feeling the impact of the scandal.

  Some ADHD testing might not be covered by insurance

Some parents and doctors are concerned tests may not be conducted to see if children have learning disabilities due to the lack of insurance coverage for the test.

  SWAC Commissioner: 'We want to be here’

If Birmingham is becoming a sports destination city, the Southwestern Athletic Conference wants to be part of that mix.

Children’s of Alabama hosts nursing career fair

Children’s of Alabama hosted a nursing career fair this morning, focusing on the benefits of pediatric nursing jobs.

  College student living in deplorable conditions at Fairfield apartment complex

Miles College student living in deplorable condition at Fairfield apartment complex.

Amazon is hiring in Alabama

Amazon is looking to hire remote customer service associates across 18 states.

  Argo city council approves distracted driver law

A new rule for the road for drivers in Argo as the city just passed a new distracted driver ordinance.

  White pelicans become a more common sight in Central AL

Over the last few years, from February to April, you might see them pop up in Southside, Leesburg or Ohatchee.

  Video visitation now available for Blount County inmates

You can now video chat with inmates in Blount County.The sheriff’s office is now using the new technology to make their jail safer.

Former Oneonta PD officer pleads guilty to sex crimes involving a child

Former Oneonta Police Officer Shane Osborne plead guilty to several charges on Monday.

B’ham PD asking for help identifying robbery suspects

Birmingham police are asking for your help identifying a suspect from two different robberies.

  Drivers welcome start of 59/20 bridge construction

Work is finally underway on setting more than 2,000 segments of the new 59/20 bridges in downtown Birmingham.

Primary demolition over as work begins on new 59/20 bridges

All the work on the demolition of the old 59/20 bridges is over. Construction is now underway on building the new bridges.

  Jimmie Hale Mission celebrates 75 years, thanks to Ms. Jessie

The Jimmie Hale Mission is celebrating 75 years of helping the homeless and those in need in the Birmingham. Its reputation is well known, but the story behind its start and survival is somewhat obscure.

  Family finds body of missing 22-year-old woman in Bessemer

Police say the woman’s body was found in the area of Eastern Valley Road and Grant Street.

10-year-old suffers life-threatening injuries in accidental shooting

Police say the incident occurred in the 1300 block of 59th Street Ensley.

Person of interest for Sunday morning homicide in custody after chase

The chase ended on 30th Street North and Fred L. Shuttlesworth Road.

B’ham PD identified man killed in Montevallo Road shooting

Birmingham police are investigating a shooting that took place Sunday morning.

B’ham Iron comes up short against Orlando Apollos

The Iron came up short on Saturday.

  State Supreme Court rules in favor of AEA

A lawsuit filed in 2016 accuses the PEEHIP board of holding an illegal closed meeting where they voted to raise insurance premiums.

  UAB surgeons using revolutionary device in robotic surgery

We’re getting a closer look into the future of surgery. There’s a new tool in robotic surgery and it’s being used right here in Birmingham.

  Some weather warning sirens not operational in Cullman County

The Cullman EMA says right now, seven of 43 sirens in the county are not working.

  When should you take cover in weather events?

Storm shelters save lives. When should you take cover in one?

  Life lessons through four legged friends: Hand in Paw visits Burkett Center

Special Needs students learning communication skills and more through animal assisted therapy at the Burkett Center

Gun found in car during search on Huffman HS campus

School administrators say they located a gun during a search of a car on campus.

Some cities could get more money under new gas tax proposal

Some Alabama cities could get more money under new gas tax proposal.

  Courtlin Arrington’s legacy lives on through students’ interested in medical field

Arrington was killed one year ago, March, 7 2018, at Huffman High School. The school was not too far from Johnson’s former practice.

  Gas tax bill adding fees for electric, hybrid vehicles

The proposed gas tax law includes hundreds of dollars in additional fees for people who drive electric and hybrid vehicles.

Mountain Brook police training to use drones

Mountain Brook police say within the year they hope to have up to six officers trained to use drones in multiple emergencies and operations.

4-year-old injured by gunfire in Birmingham

Birmingham Police are investigating after they say a 4-year-old was shot in the leg Thursday evening.

  Samford study may unlock secrets to improving your workout

A group of college-age males can bench press better if they’re listening to Drake than they could if they heard a Dierks Bentley ballad.

  Gardendale lifts ban on pit bulls

The Gardendale City Council repealed the pit bull ban due in part to concerns it would be held unconstitutional because its aimed at a specific breed.

  How has school security changed 1 year since the Huffman HS shooting?

It’s been exactly one year since 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington was shot and killed inside of Huffman High School.