Central Alabama

  Wreaths Across America brings comfort to families of fallen service members

Alabaster PD investigating deadly hit and run

Hoover businesses rebounding after Riverchase Galleria shooting

Catholic Diocese of Birmingham releases names of clergy who abused minors

Extra security planned for busy shopping weekend in Hoover

Activist Carlos Chaverst taken into custody again Thursday night

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Huffman HS shooting suspect denied youthful offender status, trial date set

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Birmingham’s new downtown stadium

Cullman Co. school buses first to get new technology features

Fultondale mother searching for Christmas stockings she accidentally donated

Justice for Christian: A Blount County mother’s Christmas prayer

UAB creates new website to help fight flu

  JeffCo fighting crime with mobile cameras

You might have seen them in different spots around the county. They are the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office eye in the sky.

Clean-up day planned to help 89-year-old Clanton business owner

The community has organized a clean-up day to help a Clanton business.

  Danny Carr sworn in as Jefferson Co. District Attorney

The celebration was full of music, jokes, and tears as people who love Carr the most surrounded him while swearing in to office.

Birmingham library helps get people in the holiday spirit

The sound of the holidays filled Birmingham’s West End Branch Library on Tuesday night.The library held its annual “Christmas Musical.” Dozens of people packed into the library for the free concert.

  Shooting victim reacts to arrest of a man who shot at her while driving down the street

Vestavia woman receives spoof phone call

Icy conditions lead to numerous accidents Tuesday morning

School systems make last minute decision to delay

Thieves stealing doorbell cameras while stealing gifts from porches

Gardendale students, community raise $25,000 to help needy children

  Birmingham firm hopes to redevelop Carraway Hospital property

Their early master plan calls for retail, entertainment, hotel, medical and office spaces on the site.

Good Samartan given gift for returning lost wallet

A Helena couple shows a huge thank you to a Good Samaritan who returned their wallet.

“Wake Up Santa!” opens this week at Hoover Public Library

The staff at the Hoover Public Library is ready to help you get in the holiday spirit.On Thursday night, the library’s musical, “Wake Up Santa!", opens to the public.

Groundbreaking for BJCC stadium set for Thursday afternoon

Area leaders will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new proposed $174 million dollar open air stadium next to the BJCC and Uptown at 1 p.m

Woman killed in Smithfield triple shooting identified

Outrage and concern tonight after one woman was killed and two more wounded in Smithfield.

JeffCo Schools: Students picked up before delay announcement will be taken to school

Drivers and administrators will remain with the students at all time. according to Lusk.

  Make sure your gift cards don’t get lost in the mail

Gift cards lost in the mail

Santa Shop at Hoover’s Green Valley Baptist Church

On Monday and Tuesday, Green Valley Baptist Church on Patton Chapel Road is expanding its food bank to include a Santa Shop.

Pastors call for changes to how officer involved shootings are handled

Pastors from across the nation are calling for major changes in how officer involved shootings are handled.

Hike in Insulin costs a matter of life or death for many diabetics

All this, in the US, but not other parts of the globe.

Area cleaning up after weekend of storms

Downed trees after wind and rain

Arrests made in connection with protests

Protests over the officer involved shooting that killed E.J. Bradford Thanksgiving night at the Galleria have continued.

Hoover PD arrest protesters in connection to last week’s I-459 shutdown

Hoover police arrested a man Sunday they said was part of a protest last week that shut down I-459.

Authorities ID man shot, killed in double shooting in Ensley

Officers on the scene say two people were shot. One victim has died, while the other was transported to UAB with non-life-threatening injuries.

Tow truck drivers hold rally to raise awareness of ‘Move Over’ law

Tow trucks led a procession from Hueytown all the way to Tuscaloosa to remind you to slow down and move over.

#HooverStrong shirts have raised more than $5,000 for police fund

The #HooverStrong t-shirt fund has raised for than $5,000 for local law enforcement.

Trees reported down across B’ham and surrounding counties

There have been reports of trees down across the Birmingham area.

Faith in Action AL holds Lament and Hope Walk for victims of gun violence

Faith in Action Alabama organized an event for those mourning a loved one lost to gun violence.

21-year-old man faces numerous charges for overnight robbery at Hoover gas station

A Hoover man is facing several charges after being arrested for an overnight robbery at a Hoover gas station.

U.S. Department of Transportation grant will help widen Highway 157 in Cullman

A federal grant will help widen Highway 157 in Cullman.

Popular Christmas movie inspires family’s holiday decorations

A Wetumpka family is taking its love for one 80′s movie to another level this holiday season.

How you can fight back against holiday package thieves

holiday package thieves prevention

  Homewood leaders excited about new development

The Homewood City Council this week approved an incentive package that will allow a developer to build 120 room hotel on 18th Street South.

Iconic Birmingham Tradition Celebrates 40th year

Regions Center Holiday Light display illuminates Birmingham for the 40th year. We take you on a behind the scenes look at what it takes to make it happen.

Hoover city leaders speak out about protests

This week, Hoover city leaders are out and about trying to show they are transparent and they are, not putting handcuffs on the police department preventing the arrest of protesters.

BBB of Central Alabama warning about Medicare card scams

The people at the Hoover Senior Center got new Medicare cards this year. The new cards are designed to protect their Social Security Numbers, but a problem came up.

Wells Fargo bank robbery suspect arrested in Birmingham

Roger Lee, 41, is charged with first-degree robbery. He is in the Jefferson County Jail.

Bradford family attorney: Private autopsy reveals EJ was shot 3 times, lawyers for Bradford’s family viewed Riverchase Galleria video

Emantic ‘EJ’ Bradford Jr. was shot three times, according to an independent review ordered by EJ’s family.

Diseases That Shaped History: New exhibit opens at UAB

New exhibit by UAB Student curators details how diseases shaped history and showcases UAB's extensive medical collections

Hoover Admin: 2 security guards suffer minor injuries in Ross Bridge protest

Two Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa guards suffered minor injuries during a protest at the hotel Thursday night, according to a Hoover city employee.

Police searching for man involved in Hoover carjacking

Early Thursday morning, a man stole a car, only to be tracked down by the victim and shot at, then carjacked another woman.

Protest impact on Hoover businesses

One business owner says they have a right to earn a living and wants Hoover citizens to support local shops.

Hoover mayor, police chief asking for patience; say the city has a plan

Protests have become almost regular event since the Thanksgiving night shooting at the Riverchase Galleria.

High school band members in Birmingham will get new uniforms

High school band students across Birmingham will get new uniforms thanks to a resolution passed at Mayor Woodfin's urging.

I-59/20 bridge replacement project happening in January

On Thursday, Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) announced the I-59/20 bridge replacement project will see the bridges come down in January.

Man shot in face at Birmingham gas station

The victim drove himself to a relative's home after he was shot. (Source: WBRC)

Train derailment in Jefferson Co. under investigation

A spokesperson for the company says 11 rail cars carrying shipping containers derailed from the train.

Judge rules prosecutors must turn over evidence in Galleria shooting case

Judge rules prosecutors must turn over evidence in Erron Brown case.

  Pastors 4 People group raises more than $30K to help employees impacted by daily protests in Hoover

They’re protesting for justice, but it’s coming at a cost to some. Employees at Hoover businesses are feeling the impacts of the daily protests. Pastors 4 People, a group of pastors across the county, is stepping in to help.

Scientists looking at new cancer detection technique

The study looks at a way to diagnose cancer in just minutes.

Salvation Army: Bell ringers, donations needed ahead of Christmas

The Birmingham Salvation Army is in need of donations and bell ringers before Christmas.

What are protesters’ rights?

When we asked former federal judge John Carroll if protesters’ constitutional rights are protected when they block roads, he gave us a simple answer - no.

Brown family asking for public to withhold judgement

The family of the accused Galleria Mall shooter is asking for people to withhold judgement until the evidence is presented.

Erron Brown’s attorney wants all videos of Riverchase Galleria Mall shooting released

The Brown family is asking for the public to hold any judgement about Erron Brown until after all the evidence is presented. Brown’s attorney Charles Salvagio said videos could be crucial for clearing his client.

Hope in a Basket: Local non-profit helps women overcome addiction, homelessness by making holiday gifts

First Fruit ministries helps women overcome addiction, abuse, homelessness and poverty by giving them employment.

Birmingham Iron ready for the Magic City

Professional football returns to the Magic City in early 2019 with the Birmingham Iron participating in the new Alliance of American Football.

3 shot, 1 critical Wednesday afternoon in Kingston

Three people were shot in the community of Kingston on Wednesday afternoon.

Attorney for accused Riverchase Galleria shooter holds news conference with family

Charles Savagio, the attorney for Erron Brown, held a news conference today.

WBRC Christmas tree decorated by White House volunteers

Leslie McDuffie and Leann Barrett spent several hours decorating our tree Wednesday. But they also helped decorate White House for Christmas this year.

Can social media comments cost you your job?

Social Media experts say to think about possible negative repercussions before posting something negative online.

Man waving pellet gun at drivers leads Tarrant Police on chase

Tarrant Police arrested 60-year-old Robert Reddick of Birmingham after he led them on a chase

I-459 N to 65 N reopened after protest

Protesters have shut down the Interstate 459 exit to 65.

Bessemer woman says she’s ‘blessed’ to survive after car shot at multiple times

Promese Perry swears she has a guardian angel looking over her.

Gas prices are headed down

Gas prices are going down

Calera father and son die weeks apart

Father and son die only weeks apart

What’s Right: Wilkerson Middle students take on bullying

When ALTEC gave the Birmingham School district an innovation challenge to solve a problem in their community using science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM), the Wilkerson team knew exactly what problem to solve.

Protesters release Hoover officer’s name

Protesters with the Justice League have demanded charges against a Hoover police officer who shot and killed 21-year-old E.J. Bradford Thanksgiving night at the Gallieria.

UPDATE: Pregnant woman shot, baby killed in Pleasant Grove

A woman shot a pregnant 27-year-old woman in the parking lot of a shopping center on Park Road.