Central Alabama

  Truckers preparing for closing of I-59/20 bridges

Trucking companies are telling their drivers to leave earlier than normal next week due to the shutdown of the I-20/59 bridges through downtown Birmingham.

  Shelby County mother’s warning after car break-in at daycare

Better Business Bureau warn of Fortnite hacking

Hoover mayor discusses impact of Riverchase Galleria protests in State of the City address

59/20 bridge project impact on school bus routes

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: All NB, SB lanes reopened on I-59/20 near Academy Drive following crash

Business owner reflects on footage that shows aftermath of fatal shooting of BPD officer Sgt. Carter

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  Cullman Co. Sheriff: Criminals cloning your debit card

Police officers from across U.S. coming to Birmingham to honor Sgt. Wytasha Carter

Birmingham mayor: Violent crime is a public health crisis

Additional funeral plans announced for fallen Birmingham officer

BPD officer injured in weekend fatal shooting ‘improving’

Kids Create at Homewood Public Library makes learning fun

  Is ALDOT ready for I-59/20 bridge shutdown?

The 25th Street ramp will not be open, which create a major issue. ALDOT said it would be two more weeks, but this major construction project has not been helped by all the recent rains.

Funding to fix roads, bridges falls short due to failed gas tax

Lawmakers admit there is a need for more funding to fix roads and bridges, but so far many are not willing to pass a needed gas tax to create the funding to improve them.

Teen accused of killing Woodlawn HS football player indicted by Grand Jury

The teenager accused of killing a Birmingham high school football player has been indicted by a Grand Jury.

Blount Co. man found dead on side of road, friends begging for answers

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was found dead on the side of the road Monday morning.

  Philadelphia Police Officer Paints Portrait of Courage for Fallen BPD Sergeant

Rock the South moving to a new bigger location

New Blount Co. Sheriff sworn in, vows to tackle county drug issue

Birmingham leaders continue to mourn fallen officer

Crews battle structure fire in Birmingham

Pepper Place named new entertainment district by B’ham city council

  Game on! New flying experience at Southern Museum of Flight

A new gaming experience is taking off this week at The Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham.On Friday night, the museum is teaming up with GameStop for Flight Night at the Museum.

Downtown businesses hoping for the best as 59/20 bridges come down

It’s finally here. Next week, the 59/20 bridges will be shut down. Folks doing business in the area will try to do business as best they can with all of the inconvenience.

Folks concerned about traffic ahead of 59/20 bridges coming down

Next week, ALDOT’s construction team will finally shutdown the 59/20 bridges in downtown Birmingham.

Elementary students get geography lesson from Ugandan teachers

Trace Crossings teachers get some special visitors to observe classroom activities, however its the students who get a lesson about Uganda.

Funeral services set for slain Birmingham Police Sgt. Wytasha Carter

Family and friends will gather from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel on Gadsden Highway.

Fit for a hero: Area Crossfit workouts honor the life of Sgt. Wytasha Carter

Crossfit Eleven, in Argo, is one of the different locations of Crossfit dedicating a workout to Carter.

  Daughter of slain officer knows the pain of losing law enforcement parent

Few people can relate to the pain Sergeant Wytasha Carter's family is feeling, but there are some people who know that pain all too well. Tonight, their heart breaks for the Carter family.

ALDOT: I-59/20 bridges in downtown B’ham will close Monday, January 21

Officials with ALDOT confirm changes to your commute will take place within the next seven days as the closure of the Interstate 59/20 bridges in downtown Birmingham will begin on Friday, January 18 with a complete shutdown on Monday, January 21.

Band members of fallen police sergeant’s son raise money for grieving family

High school band members and their parents are coming together to help out the family of fallen Birmingham police Sergeant Wytasha Carter.

Police academy roommate speaks on Sgt. Carter’s impact

The city of Birmingham is still in shock -- processing the loss of Birmingham police sergeant Wytasha Carter.

Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford laid to rest Monday

"A mayor's mayor". That's how former Fairfield and Birmingham mayor Larry Langford was described by current Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin at Langford's funeral.

Authorities waiting to release ID of police shooting suspects

Authorities are still waiting to release the names of the suspects who they believe are responsible for shooting and killing Birmingham Police Sergeant Wytasha Carter and shooting and injuring another officer.

Birmingham sergeant spent last hours protecting community he loved

Birmingham Police Sergeant Wytasha Carter, who was killed in the line of duty early Sunday morning, spent his last few hours doing what he could to make his community a safer place.

JeffCo Sheriff investigating Pinson robbery

According to authorities, the robbery took place earlier this afternoon at the Metro PCS in Pinson.

FOP President remembers BPD sergeant killed in shooting as a leader and role model to officers

Sergeant Wytasha Carter’s death will leave a huge hole in the hearts of the Birmingham Police Department family.

Support group for wives of law enforcement officers reaching out after BPD sergeant killed

A local group is focused on being a support system for wives of officers here in Jefferson County.

Low-speed chase in JeffCo ends with wreck, suspect in custody

Capt. David Agee confirms deputies attempted to stop the suspect around 3:43 p.m. on Huffman Road near Old Springville Road for a switched tag.

17-year-old killed in car crash in Locust Fork

The victim as been identified as Trenton Sigafoose from Locust Fork.

Woman found dead behind home in Walker Co.

Walker County authorities are investigating a body found behind a home in Navoo.

67-year-old man found dead at Smith Lake boat launch

The Walker County coroner confirms a dead body was discovered a Smith Lake boat launch on Saturday.

Shimming: A new way to steal your information

What is shimming? The next crazy is scams, according to the FBI.

Human remains discovered inside JeffCo home after fire

A body was found inside a residence this morning after a fire.

  Police: At least two random shootings are connected

Birmingham police say two random shootings are linked and it’s likely a third is as well.

AL senator hopes new bill will reduce fatalities caused by distracted driving

Senator Jim McClendon wants to take Georgia's hands-free law and bring it to Alabama. He says highway fatalities in Georgia have gone down by 100 since last year, thanks to the new law.

Mother upset after 5-year-old boy left on daycare van

It’s a parent's biggest fear: their child left on a bus or day care van alone. A Birmingham mother says it happened to her son.

Progress made, still work to do on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

There’s a new push to show the growing problem around the country and even right here in the Birmingham area of human trafficking.

Running for the Children: Bell Runners raise money and awareness for the Bell Center

Mom of a child who graduated from the Bell Center is running in her honor, saying the Bell Center changed their lives.

ALDOT releases new maps, tips for drivers during upcoming I-59/20 bridge construction

ALDOT produced new maps for drivers to take some tips where to exit the interstate once the bridges come down.

Officials investigating how student brought loaded gun into Bessemer City Middle School

the investigation is looking at if students coming off buses at another entrance managed to get around the detectors.

Birmingham Police Department seeks new software that helps predict crime

A new year means a new tool headed to Birmingham in an effort to fight crime.The software is called PredPol and can help police predict certain areas where crime is more likely to happen.

Police: Woman arrested after nearly hitting daycare van head-on

A woman is facing several charges after nearly hitting a van full of children head-on and leading police on a short chase.

Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry sworn in for a second term

Cullman County Sheriff sworn in for a second term.

Cullman Caring for Kids food pantry reopens after flood

A Cullman charity reopens after a flood thanks to the community's help.

Overturned 18-wheeler blocking lanes on I-65 N

Authorities have responded to Interstate 65 northbound between Highway 31 in Vestavia and the Alford Avenue exit.

How are tariffs affecting homes being built in B’ham?

An increase in tariffs is causing the price of lumber and steel to go up. That means home builders will charge more for homes.

Update: Suspect charged with capital murder, arson in late 2018 Birmingham apartment fire

A 63-year-old man from Birmingham has been identified as the victim of last week's apartment fire.

Homewood investigating random shooting that could be linked to others

Homewood police are investigating what appears to be a random shooting.

B’ham Police: Recent random shootings are related

Birmingham police say a string of random shootings recently are related.

  Medical mission leads White House official to UAB

Matt Might, Ph.D., and his wife embarked on a diagnostic odyssey when their first son was born with a condition never before diagnosed.

New mental health facility possibly replacing old UAB Medical West

Many are welcoming news that the old UAB Medical West hospital may become a new mental health facility.

Funeral arrangements announced for Larry Langford

The family of former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford has announced funeral arrangements following his death earlier this week.

Union president concerned for unpaid TSA workers

Workers with the Transportation Security Administration won’t get a paycheck tomorrow and a local union president says he’s concerned.

27 dogs rescued from alleged puppy mill in Walker Co.

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society assisted the Walker County Sheriff’s Office in rescuing 27 dogs on Thursday from an alleged puppy mill.

What’s Right with our Schools: G.E.M.S. at Brock’s Gap Intermediate School

GEMS is inspired by a statewide initiative from the Alabama Department of Education aimed at pushing more girls to reach their best potential in math and science.

Loaded gun found in possession of student at Bessemer City Middle School

Bessemer Middle School was placed under a 90-minute lockdown this afternoon after a gun was found in possession of a student.

Person shot in the face in B’ham apartment shooting

Police are investigating an overnight apartment shooting in Southwest Birmingham.

Three in custody after chase ends in east Birmingham

Officials at the scene say three people are in custody after a police chase ended in east Birmingham Wednesday evening.

Champion jiu-jitsu fighter and special forces veteran stops suspected car thief

A Birmingham man is facing charges after he was caught allegedly breaking into cars in downtown. The man credited with saving the day is a champion jiu-jitsu fighter.

Reactivated civil rights group wants to honor Angela Davis

A group of local leaders announced Wednesday they are reactivating the Birmingham Committee for Truth and Reconciliation, originally organized in 1963.

B’ham woman says masked men broke into home, stole kids’ Christmas presents

A Birmingham father fought back tears Wednesday afternoon after he said men, armed with a gun, broke into his home and stole his kids' Christmas presents.

Lots of jobs, but how to find them?

With the new year, there will be a number of job fairs as employers are trying to find workers in a tight job market.

Traffic concerns growing in McCalla ahead of new hospital plans

People who live in Letson Farms in McCalla know they have a traffic problem.

Credit Union offering loans to gov’t employees impacted by shutdown

An Alabama credit union is wanting to help federal workers caught in the middle of the partial government shutdown.

Via Airlines adds 4 new nonstop flights in Birmingham

Officials with the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and Via Airlines announced four new nonstop flights Wednesday as Birmingham has been selected as a new focus city for the airline.

Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford has passed away

Larry P. Langford, a well-known political figure in Birmingham, Fairfield, and Jefferson County, has passed away.

Gardendale hair stylist shot, killed in hunting accident

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department reported Donna Doran, 48, died in a hunting accident Sunday.

How scammers use Facebook

Scammers hack into Facebook accounts and steal pictures to create fake pages. Then they message you about to lure you into the latest scam.

Ashville family appeals for help in finding missing teenage daughter

The mother of a missing Ashville teenager is pleading with her to come home and with the public to help find her.