Domestic violence can happen to anyone, literally anyone. It is a crime and it is unacceptable. If you suspect someone is a victim of domestic violence, talk to the victim. You may have to try several times before they will confide in you. And remember, if you see something, say something.
Instead of turning something you already spent your own money on into ash, turn it into something positive by donating all that Nike gear to those in need. Just another way that as Americans we can deeply disagree, but turn that disagreement into something positive along the way.
There’s been quite an uproar this week following the posting of pictures of past "Cosby Show" cast member Geoffrey Owens bagging groceries. Please remember this before you speak ill of another: You never know, that friendly neighborhood grocer might just be the helping hand you need.
Whether you agreed with his policy or his person, he was a man who dedicated and devoted his entire adult life to our country with his service in the military and in public office. Both are deserving of high praise and respect. Rest in peace, sir.
Children are dying each year because a motorist didn't abide by a very simple law – come to a complete stop when children are entering or exiting a school bus. Absolutely nothing is so important to risk the life and well-being of a child, so I plead with you, keep that phone out of your hands, your eyes on the road, and when you see those bus lights flashing, do that unsuspecting child a favor – STOP.
If you haven't seen this video yet, you're among a select minority who hasn't. It happens quickly, but it happens clearly. Ryan Cherwinski, a 31-year-old visitor from Florida, grabs the young woman in a way no one should ever grab anyone.
You have always counted on us to help keep you safe during severe weather, bring you breaking news reports and make sure to keep you and your family informed. Even though our company is growing, WBRC FOX6 News will remain committed to communities we serve across Alabama.
They say those with integrity do the right thing, even when no one is watching. Last week a high school baseball player in Minnesota put integrity on display with thousands watching live, and now hundreds of thousands watching online.
As e-cigarettes and vapes become more popular with adult smokers trying to quit cigarettes, young people are also starting to use these devices. One device, that you may not be aware of, is becoming more and more popular with kids. It's called a JUUL. If you're a parent, you need to educate yourself.
United we stand, divided we fall: This phrase has permeated my thought after hearing about a local Birmingham African-American pastor showcasing divisive messages on each side of his church sign that read: "Black folks need to stay out of white churches" and "White folks refused to be our neighbors."
Our editorial earlier this week, commenting on the bullying experienced by our own WBRC FOX6 News reporter Melanie Posey on social media, prompted thousands of comments and shares on Facebook and numerous emails to me.
Recently it came to light that one of our own, WBRC FOX6 News reporter Melanie Posey, was targeted with mean and malicious comments in a Facebook post that was shared and commented on hundreds of times. I want Melanie to know that not only are we on her side, but we have her back!
Now, when you visit the Jefferson County courthouse, you'll see a black and white Lady Justice and bald eagles. These figures hover over black and white judges. There's an American flag along with the county's logo. Far more welcoming imagery that reflects a new South and our diversity.
I'm agreeing with our governor that if Birmingham continues its commitment to routing out corruption and those who perpetuate it, we will shine brighter and be more attractive to the business community looking to expand or begin operations in our area.
More people than willing to admit, based on my unscientific observation, are reading and typing on their cellphones while driving. A selfish choice that can and has resulted in the unnecessary death and injury of others.
Our editorial earlier this week, commenting on Governor Ivey's unwillingness to date to participate in debates with her political opponents, prompted the following feedback posted on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page and emails sent directly to me.
Here at WBRC FOX6 News we want our anchors focused on facts. Not opinions. That's how we battle fake news. Because you want news to be reported right down the middle. WBRC FOX6 News and Raycom Media take pride in the work we do for you. On Your Side is more than our slogan, it's our mission and promise to you. Nothing fake about that.
Our editorial earlier this week commenting on the March For Our Lives marches last weekend and the young people leading them prompted the following feedback posted on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page and emails sent directly to me.