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Recent Articles by Melanie
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.
Published January 11, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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.
Published January 11, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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.
Published January 11, 2019 at 11:28 AM
Federal workers across central Alabama rally against government shutdown
Representing the Veteran’s Association, federal prisons and all employees with the American Federation of Government Employees union, those taking part in the informational rally say their message is targeted.
Published January 10, 2019 at 10:41 PM
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.
Published January 9, 2019 at 7:08 PM
Black women in Alabama dying at alarming rates from cervical cancer
When Dr. Justin Aldred was completing his residency in Jackson, Mississippi, he noticed a trend.
Published January 8, 2019 at 8:12 PM
Federal workers hoping President Trump’s address will say shutdown is over
Federal employees in Alabama say it is time for the shutdown to end.
Published January 8, 2019 at 8:03 PM
Father who shot masked gunman at McDonald’s speaks for first time
They had enjoyed a fun time at the Magic City Classic when Michael Cooper and his two sons, 16-year-old Makel and 17-year-old Malik, stopped by McDonald’s on Lomb Avenue for a bite to eat.
Published January 7, 2019 at 9:16 PM
Fultondale Police urging residents to prepare now for 59/20 bridge shutdown
In just a couple of weeks, there will be some major traffic changes for folks travelling through downtown Birmingham.
Published January 7, 2019 at 8:32 PM
Coyotes spotted several blocks outside downtown Birmingham
They’ve been spotted in San Francisco and Chicago, but it’s also an issue in Birmingham.
Published January 4, 2019 at 7:47 PM
New year, new you? What to keep in mind eating healthier in 2019
Eating better and losing weight is one of the most popular new year’s resolutions every year.
Published January 4, 2019 at 7:21 PM
Alabama’s youngest residents potentially impacted by government shutdown
Babies and toddlers are the youngest Americans that could be impacted by the government shutdown if they receive nutrition assistance through the Women, Infants and Children’s, or WIC, program.
Published January 3, 2019 at 7:08 PM
Trussville City Schools ranked 2nd highest in the state
Students and staff in the Trussville school system returned from the holiday break Thursday now being ranked the second highest school district in the state.
Published January 3, 2019 at 6:54 PM
Birmingham Collects Bags of Bullets Fired During Celebratory Gunfire
Every year, police warn about the dangers of shooting off guns to welcome in the New Year.
Published January 1, 2019 at 8:53 PM
Select Birmingham Schools employees to get $500 bonus
It will be a happier new year for some Birmingham City Schools employees as they will be given a 500-bonus in mid-January.
Published January 1, 2019 at 5:26 PM
Number of holiday travelers set to break record this season
We’re heading into a record-breaking travel season this weekend for the Christmas and New Year holidays.More than 112 million travelers are expected to hit the roadways.
Published December 21, 2018 at 5:56 PM
Memphis, Wake Forest fans excited for Birmingham Bowl
In years past, the game has drawn more than 60,000 fans to the city, pumping millions of dollars to the economy.
Published December 21, 2018 at 5:44 PM
Drivers given gift of lower gas prices this holiday season
Millions of drivers are gearing up to hit the road in the next day or two. When they do, they’ll find a nice gift at the pump - cheaper gas prices.
Published December 21, 2018 at 5:21 PM
Take that, Mr. Grinch! Community helps family who had Christmas presents stolen
The spot under Shirley Garrett’s tree remains bare. But it won’t be that way for long.
Published December 20, 2018 at 7:45 PM
Birmingham police asking for help with information in 2017 fatal shooting of father on I-59
Early on the morning of February 3, 2017, Birmingham police responded to a call of an accident on Interstate 59 northbound near the 20th Street Ensley exit.
Published December 20, 2018 at 6:45 PM
12-year-old girl, community organization provides Christmas joy for children of slain parents
The non-profit helps families who have lost loved ones to violence, especially children and especially at Christmas.
Published December 19, 2018 at 9:40 PM
Romance scams can hit the heart and pocketbook, hard
There are lots of folks looking for love this Christmas, but officials with the Better Business Bureau warn folks to beware of something called ‘romance scams’.
Published December 19, 2018 at 9:33 PM
‘Grinch’ steals Fairfield family’s Christmas gifts
There were more than 25 gifts under the tree. But that was Sunday morning.Just 24 hours later, that space was completely empty after a ‘Grinch’ broke in and stole everything.
Published December 18, 2018 at 7:31 PM
Justice for Christian: A Blount County mother’s Christmas prayer
The Christmas season brings tears for Kerry Payne as he reflects on the memory of her 18-year-old son, Christian Boyle.
Published December 12, 2018 at 7:33 PM
UAB creates new website to help fight flu
During the holiday season, it’s not just family that likes to visit, but germs as, including the flu.
Published December 12, 2018 at 7:27 PM
Gardendale students, community raise $25,000 to help needy children
They’re working as part of the Christmas Visions program
Published December 11, 2018 at 7:14 PM
Birmingham firm hopes to redevelop Carraway Hospital property
Their early master plan calls for retail, entertainment, hotel, medical and office spaces on the site.
Published December 11, 2018 at 7:12 PM
Good Samartan given gift for returning lost wallet
A Helena couple shows a huge thank you to a Good Samaritan who returned their wallet.
Published December 11, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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.
Published December 10, 2018 at 6:21 PM
Fire extinguishers could help contain holiday fires
The wrapping paper, the tree, a cozy fire in the fireplace. All heartwarming signs of Christmas, but all are also potential fire hazards.
Published November 30, 2018 at 6:52 PM
Ivey’s announcement brings awareness to new treatment options
SC State remains on lockdown hours after early-morning shooting on campus
Homewood Pharmacy burglary suspects caught on camera
Fire risk increases as drought continues
Oak Mountain State Park hosts outdoor experience weekend for families