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B’ham PD holds 5k race for injured officers

The Birmingham Police Department hosted a 5k race on Saturday to help two injured officers.

  Faith-based group praises JeffCo D.A.’s cite & release proposal for small amounts of marijuana

  Woman dies after tree falls on her St. Clair County home

  Nearly 20 cars broken into in Crestwood overnight Thursday

  Jefferson Co. to spend $43 million preventing bad smell in Hoover

  Shelby Co. golf course cleans up storm damage quickly before major tournament

Jefferson Co. Pays $100k to expand MAX bus service

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  JeffCo workers prepared for severe weather

New storm shelter shown off in Calhoun Co.

  Taxpayers could see no refunds, but bigger paychecks

  Divided JeffCo Commission votes for healthcare authority

  The Mustang muscle car lives on in Odenville, Alabama

  Expansion at park in Gardendale almost complete

  Birmingham Zoo getting ready for this year’s Eggstravaganza

The Birmingham Zoo is getting ready for its annual Eggstravaganza. Crews at the zoo will be hiding more than 10,000 eggs for three different Easter egg hunts on Saturday morning.

City Councilor: MLB youth academy not coming to B’ham

City Council President Valerie Abbott confirmed MLB has pulled plans to develop a youth academy at George Ward Park.

  I-59/20 bridge replacement project continues impacting traffic

Work on the I-59/20 bridge project is on schedule, but ALDOT officials say traffic remains an issue.

  Preparing your home for high winds

Thursday has been declared a First Alert Weather Day because of the potential for strong straight line winds and the chance of an isolated tornado. That's why you need to take steps now to make sure what’s outside doesn’t become a danger or a projectile.

  I-59/20 bridge project remains on schedule

  Superhero cleaning ladies are on a mission from the heart

  Questions surround “Decriminalize B’ham” smoke out event

  City leaders supportive of anti-vaping bill

  Neighbors concerned about the future of Cosby Lake in Clay

  First-time moms benefit from Nurse Family Partnership at UAB

  Proposed bill would give tax breaks for personal storm shelters

Staying safe during a tornado is a peace of mind everyone wants. This bill would help folks build or install a personal storm shelter with the help of tax credits.

  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.

  Police: Don’t give out too much information on bumper stickers

Police have a warning: the bumper stickers you put on your car, might make you a target for criminals

  UAB to takeover Cooper Green

Major changes are coming for healthcare for the poor in Jefferson County.

  Are tornado sirens really needed?

With the threat of more severe weather, there is the rising question about the need for tornado sirens?

  Leeds residents struggling with flooding issues

Some Leeds residents are struggling to find ways to get to work and home again after heavy rains caused flooding Sunday morning.

  Reporting crime in Cullman County just got easier

If you know of a crime, you can now make an anonymous tip to the Cullman County Sheriff’s office by sending a text.

One person dead after two vehicle crash on I-20 westbound

Authorities say one person has died after a two vehicle crash on Interstate 20 westbound near the Brompton exit late Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: Man fatally shot on front porch in Birmingham identified

Police say 68-year-old Darwin McAlpin was found around 4:15 p.m. in the 8000 block of 3rd Avenue South on the front porch of a home.

UPDATE: Father dies after accidental shooting outside Chuck E. Cheese’s during diaper change

The Jefferson County Coroner has identified the victim Timothy Roshun Smith Jr.

  2 Alabama School of Fine Arts dancers accepted to Juilliard

Two students at the Alabama School of Fine Arts are making history. The two dancers, who happen to be best friends, just got accepted to the Juilliard School in New York City.

  Hoover residents upset about possible new roads

Hoover City councilors say folks are confusing design concepts with official proposals, saying nothing is set in stone.

  ALDOT is asking people to slow down in construction zones

This death happened one week after National Work zone Safety Week was recognized.

  Homelessness rates are up nationwide, while donations are down

New numbers show homelessness rates are up, and Jefferson County is feeling that spike.

  Hoover police reminding residents to lock car doors after recent break-ins

Hoover police say they are investigating a string of car break-ins in the Ross Bridge area.

B’ham PD searching for missing man

Birmingham police are asking for your help locating a missing Bessemer man.

  Alabaster Fire Dept welcomes new fire engine

Alabaster Fire department is now able to keep their citizens even more safe.

  Alternative roads proposed to cut traffic on Highway 150 in Hoover

Hoover city leaders want alternative roads for drivers in Trace Crossings to get to Highway 150 on John Hawkins Parkway.

  Storm cleanup continues in Shelby County

It was a busy day for homeowners cleaning up after Sunday’s storms impacted the Narrow Reach subdivision in Shelby County. The storm hit about 4 a.m. Sunday Morning.

NWS confirms EF-0 tornado Sunday morning in Shelby Co.

NWS tweeted an EF-0 formed near Salter Lake and traveled just under 3 miles with peak wind speeds of 76 mph.

Bessemer PD: Missing 40-year-old woman found safe

Police said the woman was located and is safe.

JeffCo worker struck, killed by vehicle while removing tree from road early Sunday morning

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a county worker.

28-year-old man charged in Cullman weekend homicide

The man is accused of fatally shooting a man in the 1300 block of Dripping Springs Road NW on Saturday.

  Sunday morning storms cause damage across the area

Sunday’s storms have caused damage and knocked down trees across the area.

Fire at local B’ham business Sunday morning

The Birmingham Fire Department responded Sunday morning to a fire in downtown Birmingham.

New ’659′ area code now in effect

According to information recently received from AT&T, a new area code overlay has been approved for the current 205 area code in use for the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa areas.

Steve Marshall speaks to Republican Club in Vestavia

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke on a variety of issues at the Mid-Alabama Republican Club at the Vestavia Hills Library on Saturday.

Separate shootings Friday night leaves 2 victims with life-threatening injuries

Birmingham police are investigating two separate shootings Friday night.

  Hoover City Schools installing new system for lockdowns

The “One-Button Lockdown” will sound an alarm automatically and flash a blue light all over the school.

  ‘Spain Park Up All Night’ raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

All proceeds of “Spain Park Up All Night" go to the hospital.

B’ham police officer charged with multiple felony counts of computer tampering

The 25-year-old officer is charged with four felony counts of computer tampering.

  Ways to receive severe weather alerts overnight

Make sure you're prepared for Sunday's FIRST ALERT Weather Day.

  BHM 26.2 race rescheduled for April 28

A major race has decided to postpone its Sunday marathon due to the threat of severe weather.

  Blount Co. residents concerned about possible severe weather this weekend

Some people in Blount County are concerned after a tornado hit the Allgood community last month.

  World War II vet takes flight in Birmingham on vintage airplane

The lead plane flying paratroopers to Normandy on D-Day on June 6, 1944 during World War II is in Birmingham for one week. The state of Alabama played a key role in the mission and we learn about the story and why the C-47 has a place in history. We take a ride, along with a 95 year old WWII vet.

  UPDATE: Tarrant PD release cause of 18-wheeler crash into daycare

Tarrant police say video shows an 18-wheeler ran a red light and that’s what led to a crash into a daycare Tuesday.

  UPDATE: Arrest made in Center Point pawn shop burglary; 3 of 7 guns recovered

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Devonte Lapeer Tubbs.

  Public health officials: Get your kids vaccinated!

Public health officials urging parents to make sure kids are vaccinated and records are up to date.

Police: Hammer attack victim suffers life-threatening injuries

Police say the attack happened in the Uptown area.

  What do you want to do before you die? New mural in downtown B’ham wants to know

New mural in downtown Birmingham challenges everyone to stop and think about fulfillment and meaning in their lives

  Business booming around Regions Field

Michael Sellers owns Good People Brewery, started in 2010. He says ever since the Barons started playing at Regions Field, more businesses, retail and apartments have popped up.

  Churches preparing for possible severe weather on Palm Sunday

Churches in and around Birmingham are prepping for whatever Mother Nature has in store this Palm Sunday.

Inside America’s most violent prison system

Astonishing Alabama prison violence revealed in photos.

“That’s All Brother;” The plane that led the D-Day invasion stops at Southern Musuem of Flight

It was the plane that led the mission, that changed history. The C-47 that launched the D-Day invasion is now on display at the Southern Museum of Flight, and the pilot, was from Birmingham.

  Revisiting the original class of BMEN 11 years later

There were 25 students in that original class of BMEN in 2007. Now, there are more than double that number involved.

  Living Proof: Saving a stranger’s life through living organ donation

A furniture salesman meets a stranger, who needs a kidney. A few months later, he gives him one of his own.

  38 displaced in apartment fire off Valley Ave.

There were 20 units affected and five were destroyed.

  Naming rights sold for new Birmingham stadium

Officials with the BJCC gathered at the site of the new downtown Birmingham stadium Thursday afternoon to announce Protective Life has acquired the naming rights for the new facility.

JeffCo deputies searching for 62-year-old who allegedly stabbed 3 people

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says 62-year-old Michael Glenn Mills was involved in a domestic situation near Chalkville Manor Drive in Birmingham.

B’ham police investigating homicide on Woodland Ave.

Police say suspects in a dark colored vehicle drove past a residence and opened fire.

B’ham startup connects instructors with institutions online

EdifyOnline connects instructors with institutions online to provide high-quality, low-cost education.

  New road proposed to connect Trace Crossings, Highway 150 in Hoover

Hoover city officials have released four possibilities for a new road connecting the Trace Crossings area with Highway 150.

  B’ham police chief vows to put more priority on ticketing speeding drivers

City leaders admit in the past the police department did not put a priority on speed laws, but Chief Patrick Smith says that's going to change.

  B’ham officials searching for new non-emergency calling system after 311 system deemed ‘total failure’

More than 6,000 complaints to Birmingham's 311 system were not addressed going back to 2012.

  Gobble gobble it’s turkey season in parts of Alabama

It is turkey season in most parts of the state of Alabama. We talked with veteran turkey hunter Justin Beane, who has spent more than 20 years in the woods. He gives us insight into the challenge of going up against the elusive bird.

  More money approved for blight demolition

The city council approved the funds at Tuesday morning's meeting. Mayor Randall Woodfin says they ran out of the $2 million originally set aside with 90 days left in this fiscal year.

  Missing hiker found in Winston Co.

Winston County Sheriff’s Office says Sidney Burgess was found on Tuesday afternoon. Burgess was reported missing after going for a hike.

Blount Co. man killed in motorcycle accident

State troopers have identified a man killed earlier today in an accident in Oneonta.