Central Alabama

  B’ham lawmaker working to make it easier for public to get police body camera video

From time to time in Alabama, the public gets a glimpse into what police body cameras capture. The reason we don't see them all the time is because Alabama doesn't have any state laws governing when or how policy body camera footage should be released. Representative Givan is working to change that.

Disbarred Walker County attorney pleads guilty to felony theft of property charges

Cullman County schools delay opening Friday

‘Third Thursday’ celebrates progress and history on Morris Avenue

Grand River Technology Park means high paying jobs

Flooding causing issues for Cullman Co. bus drivers

Leaders trying to land retail development in north Jefferson County

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  What’s the future of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital?

New tech park could create 1,200 jobs

UAB student ‘overwhelmed’ by African Ancestry results

Funeral, visitation planned for Cullman Co. native killed in IL mass shooting

Minor flooding thus far as more rain forecasted

How to protect yourself during a robbery

  Fultondale High School deals with two tragedies in one week

Wednesday was a very difficult day for students and teachers at Fultondale High School.

Multiple jurisdictions not reporting hate crimes to the FBI

None of these suspected hate crimes were counted in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s year end tallies by jurisdiction, despite the 2009 Hate Crime Statistics Act mandating data collection.

  MLF Bass Pro Tour coming to Smith Lake in Cullman

Major League Fishing (MLF) is bringing a new Bass Pro Tour to Cullman, Alabama.

Birmingham mayor wants to limit dollar stores and address ‘food deserts’

Birmingham's mayor is pushing a new way to tackle not having a grocery store anywhere close to homes.

  BJCC addresses problems with The Wiz Live!

Another accident in Homewood intersection prompts concerns

Sec. of State: Alabama woman who joined ISIS, wants to return home is no longer US citizen; cannot return

Volunteers learn what it takes to spiritually back the blue

Jefferson County commissioners discuss flooding problems

Birmingham city councilor recruiting teams to play at Legion Field

  James Kirklin, the doctor with a heart of gold

Dr. James Kirklin performed more than 700 heart transplants during his 35-year career as a cardiac surgeon at UAB Hospital.

Audience complains on social media after The Wiz Live! performance at BJCC

People are all over social media, demanding refunds and calling a weekend performance of the “The Wiz Live!” anything but whimsical.

Possible flooding expected during Severe Weather Awareness Week

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week and Governor Kay Ivey wants to push public education when it comes to being prepared.

Homewood Fire Department preparing for possible flooding

First responders are preparing for possible flooding this week. The Homewood Fire Department is preparing by making sure their swift boats are ready.

Preparing for heavy rain in flood prone areas

Many homeowners who have dealt with flooding are worried about the rest of this week with heavy rains predicted.

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

The widow of the Cullman County native who was shot and killed in the mass shooting in Illinois last week is speaking out.

  Cullman Co. native killed in IL mass shooting

Josh Pinkard had recently been promoted to plant manager at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora where the shooting happened.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Helping people turn the corner on homelessness

Special court offers people experiencing homelessness in Birmingham a second chance.

  Hueytown racer JoJo Wilkinson is ready to step it up in 2019

14-year-old JoJo Wilkinson of Hueytown doesn't have her learners permit to drive yet, but it doesn't keep her from racing.

Extension coming to Lakeshore Trail

People who use the Shades Creek Greenway (commonly known as the Lakeshore Trail) should have more room to run next year.

Singing telegrams popular in B’ham for V-Day

Matthew Carroll is a musician by day and delivers singing telegrams when he can. He says he loves being a part of someone's special day.

United Methodist Church delegates will debate, vote on church’s stance on homosexuality

United Methodist Church delegates will debate and vote on church’s stance on homosexuality next weekend in St. Louis.

Children’s of Alabama helping families navigate available mental health resources

An Alabaster mother shared her incredibly emotional story with us.

How have school safety plans changed 1 year since the Parkland shooting?

Many things in the way of school security have changed since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Moody police purchasing new drug detection device

Moody Police drug detection device

Couple talks about having gastric bypass just days apart

A local couple is sharing their story of going through gastric bypass surgery together. Cheryl and Dwight Smith have been married for 28 years.

Man charged with capital murder, attempted murder for B’ham shooting

Birmingham Police detectives are investigating after two people were shot - one fatally - on Wednesday night.

City of Homewood officials file lawsuit over amendment vote

City of Homewood officials are suing Alabama’s Secretary of State John Merrill , Governor Ivey and Jefferson County Probate Judge Alan King.

Cullman officer donating beard hair to be made into wigs for kids battling cancer

A Cullman police officer went above and beyond Wednesday when it came to serving and protecting.

B’ham Iron teams with BPD to give away free tickets at checkpoint

Birmingham police were passing out a different type of ticket Thursday at a safety checkpoint.

Birmingham community to gather for March for Babies kickoff in support of March of Dimes

Birmingham residents, local business leaders, and other interested members of the community are invited to attend the March for Babies Greater Birmingham Kickoff event to help support the health of moms and give every baby the best possible start in life.

Can Birmingham really land an NFL team?

The city of Birmingham is hoping the Oakland Raiders choose Legion Field as part of their temporary home next season.

Flooding woes will soon be fixed for one B’ham street

The city council plans to fix the drainage issue that causes 6th Avenue South at 8th Street to flood whenever there's a heavy rain.

Residents in B’ham community concerned about abundance of trash, empty apartments

All around the South Park community are empty apartments and trash everywhere.

  What was causing the discoloration of JeffCo creek water?

People in West Jefferson County are trying to figure out what caused a stream to turn purple earlier this week.

Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue raising money for new house

The cat rescue group Kitty Kat Haven is looking to buy a bigger house in Hoover, and they need your help.Since the organization was founded in Oct. 2016, more than 1,200 cats have been placed in forever homes.

Fairfield Mayor Ed May II removed from office

Fairfield Mayor Ed May II was removed from office late Monday night and Council President Eddie Penny was sworn in as the new mayor Tuesday night, according to May.

Suspect charged after 2 shot during robbery at cell phone store

Birmingham Police have arrested a possible suspect after two employees were shot during the robbery of a business Monday afternoon.

The AL School of Fine Arts Science Bowl team makes state history

The Alabama School of Fine Arts recently made some history finishing first, second third at the state Science Bowl.

Birmingham couple almost lost thousands in ‘grandparents’ scam

A couple in Birmingham almost had thousands of dollars stolen from them, after getting a frantic call that their grandchild was in trouble.

Changes in how Hoover police receive overtime

The city of Hoover is changing the way police receive overtime.

Birmingham chocolate shop ready for Valentine’s Day

You only have to travel to downtown Birmingham to get chocolate from around the world this Valentine’s Day. Honeycreeper Chocolate is a shop on Morris Avenue specializing in craft chocolate.

Investigation underway after 2 people shoot each other in Bessemer

Police in Bessemer are investigating after two people were shot Tuesday evening.

Heat up your Valentine’s Day with a welding class

If you want to make sure sparks fly this Valentine’s Day, we’ve found the perfect gift. How about surprising that special person in your life with a gift certificate to a welding class?

Can Birmingham get the Raiders for a year?

Despite what may be long odds, a Birmingham city councilman is pushing to bring the Oakland Raiders to Legion Field later this year.

It’s not too late to get a flu shot

If you think flu season is heading out, think again. Experts say eight percent of all people in Alabama reported flu like symptoms to their doctor this week.

Crews working to repair gas line following leak, evacuations in Vestavia Hills

A company hit a gas line while doing construction at Wald Park on Tuesday.

A Vestavia Hills fireman gives out safety tips that could safe a life in a fire

When a fire death happens in a place of residence the first question most think is, could this have been prevented?

DOJ reviewing EJ Bradford case; Former federal prosecutor weighs in

Why would the Justice Department investigate a shooting involving an officer when state prosecutors have cleared them? That's something you might ask once we learned the the federal government is now reviewing the Thanksgiving night shooting of Emantic Bradford, Jr.

New ’659′ area code approved to overlay ’205′

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.

Runner who collapsed at Mercedes Marathon recounts experience

Looking at Joe Henson just before the Mercedes Half Marathon, you would never guess what was about to happen to him.

Authorities seeking help to solve Center Point murder case

Jefferson County investigators are seeking the public’s help with a murder that happened two weeks ago in Center Point.

US Steel adding jobs in Fairfield with new electric arc furnace

US Steel’s Fairfield Works plans to go ahead with the construction of an electric arc furnace. This will add 150 new jobs to the company.

Vehicle crashes through B’ham fire station

A vehicle crashed through Birmingham Fire Station No. 14 on Sunday.