Birmingham Zoo gets grant to offer free admission for military personnel

The grant will provide free general admission to the Zoo for military personnel (Active/Retired/Veteran/Reserve) and their dependents on Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25), Fourth of July weekend (July 3-5) and Veteran’s Day (November 11).

  Baseball coach closing in on milestone win #1,100

What you need to know about Mercedes-Benz Marathon 2020

Hoover PD K9 Celebrates 7th birthday

Pelham Police Department mourns death of 14-year veteran

Post Office Pies is opening a second location in Mountain Brook

  Autistic runner is ready for his first marathon

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‘Night to Shine’ with Tim Tebow

  How to program your weather radio

  Funeral service announced for slain Officer Nick O’Rear

Blount County Sheriff’s Office gets new wheels

  Aldridge Gardens becomes sensory inclusive venue

  Ala. artist emerging at big show in Chicago

Storms knock out power across Alabama

Thousands of people are waking up without power Thursday morning.

  New protection for playground near golf course in Vestavia Hills

The playground at East borders the Vestavia Country Club and concerned parents had complained golfers were hitting golf balls into the playground area.

1 killed, 2 seriously hurt in accident in Clanton

Deputies say a passenger car and commercial vehicle carrying a trailer collided on County Road 22 in Clanton.

  Large entertainment center coming to Oxford

The two buildings of the business will house activities such as bowling, laser tag, mini-putt golf, climbing ropes, a restaurant, an arcade and a large track for go-karts.

  Alabama senior group bringing Hee Haw back to a new generation

Will a Ramsay McCormack ruling greenlight redevelopment?

  Birmingham Bilbo: 6 more weeks of winter

  Eugene’s Hot Chicken: Super Bowl wings

  You can now stream WBRC on Apple TV

  Rising Star: Laycee Cordell

  Pastor Gary Furr “Doing Good” with an app for Good Samaritans

Good Samaritans are known for helping people in need, but what if you don’t know how to help? Here’s the answer. It’s a new app that should be on every Good Samaritan’s phone.

  New Spirit Store at Wenonah High School

The store is run inside the school and it’s the first of its kind in Birmingham City Schools.

New appointment on Birmingham Water Works Board

Monday Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin announced the appointee as Lucien Blankenship.

  Volunteers wash children’s feet and give them new socks and shoes in Fairfield

Tuesday volunteers from Samaritan’s Feet washed the feet of Robinson Elementary School students and gave them a new pair of socks and shoes.

  Swimming is for the dogs

Just like people, dogs need some low impact rehab during times of physical needs, such as swimming.

Digital billboard in Birmingham honors Kobe Bryant

Lamar has the display up on more than 1,100 digital billboards across the country.

  Absolutely Alabama: The Worst Fishing Show Ever

Many of our travels introduce us to special places in our state; some are the best or the first or one-of-a-kind but Blount County brings us a different kind of story.

UAB offers free community English classes

Classes are taught by graduate students who are being trained to become teachers of English as an international language.

Alabama’s Big 10 Mayors Conference in Hoover

The Big 10 said they are coming together to share ideas and move the state forward.

  Want to work for Amazon? Job information meetings are coming up in Jefferson County

Amazon will be holding a number of job information meetings, one of them next Thursday.

UAB and St. Vincent’s develop alliance for better health

Pending appropriate approvals, including the approval of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, the new strategic alliance will enable the two entities to further enhance patient care.

  Ala. artist, Deb Paradise, is on display for the world to see

Deb Paradise has her art work on display in six different countries around the world.

  Volunteers from Alabama Power help clean up for MLK day of service

Volunteers from several chapters of the Alabama Power Service Organization (APSO) worked in two cities Monday to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  UAB Students giving back in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

UAB students honor the life and legacy of Dr. King with a day of service

  WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World, Tuscaloosa’s Deontay Wilder, talks the good talk

On Feb. 22, WBC Heavyweight Champ Deontay Wilder will take on Tyson Fury for a rematch.

  Birmingham barbers changing lives a haircut at a time

Two years ago, Pettway and a group of other barbers met at Linn Park and cut hair for free. Since then, they’ve created the Birmingham Barber Coalition and have given free hair cuts to dozens.

MLK Day events in Birmingham

The march is followed by a civil rights rally at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

  A Final Ride for Wyatt Spann

The small town of Winfield, Alabama, had the most traffic it’s ever seen today, all for a little boy with a love of Hot Wheels.

  Heating and cooling your home when it’s hot, then cold

However, there might be some advantages with this scenario, in terms of keeping your heating and cooling units working properly.

Congrats! Hoover K9 Charlie retires

Charlie served with Hoover PD for seven years.

Governor Ivey Announces $7 Million for Road and Bridge Projects

The funding is made available through the Annual Grant Program, a new program created under the Rebuild Alabama Act.

WBRC First Alert Severe Weather Policy

Providing public safety information is the most important mission of our television station.

Emergency need for blood donors in Alabama

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers say they are facing an emergency need for all blood types.

  New exhibit celebrates women’s suffrage in Alabama

“My hope for this exhibit is that will encourage people to value their vote and then to use it,” says Watts. Vulcan Park and Museum opens “Alabama Women and the Vote” to commemorate the ratification of the 19th amendment

  Oxford HS has a club team ranked no. 1 in the nation

In about two years, the Oxford High School Greenpower race team has gone from beginners to ranked as the nation's top kit car modified race team in the country.

  Midfield High School student called hero for saving niece’s life

Johnny, who remembered the signs of choking , began performing back blows to dislodge the food stuck in his niece’s throat.

Take a chicken tender-filled trip to the 80’s at McFly’s Bird Shoppe

Located in Birmingham’s Five Points South, this is a cool spot to be!

Enjoy char-grilled hamburgers, chicken, milkshakes & more at Cook Out

For first timers, the menu might seem intimidating, but don’t worry - you can’t go wrong with any combinations.

SMOOSH: Custom ice cream cookie sandwiches with flair

SMOOSH - even the name is fun to say!

Grab a cold one at The Casual Pint in Hoover

Looking for somewhere to get a delicious craft beer? Look no further!

Free 8-piece nuggets in January

Chick-fil-A Mobile App customers will get free Nuggets all this month.

  Absolutely Alabama: The Lookout Mountain School of Horseshoeing

Come with us to The Lookout Mountain School of Horseshoeing where you’ll learn a skill which is Absolutely Alabama.

Funeral services Friday for Paighton Houston

Houston was reported missing Saturday, December 21 after her parents were called by one of the friend’s she was with the night before.

UAB Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic helping to make sure all children have access to books

“Reading just opens the world from children starting from birth. Having that time to read with your child every day. It helps with bonding, development, it opens the world,” says Dr. Candice Dye, a pediatrician at UAB’s Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic.

Whole Foods in Hoover is closing

Whole Foods Market opened the new store in October 2017 at the Riverchase Village off Montgomery Highway and Lorna Road.

  Author tries to be a voice for kids in middle school

Author Nic Stone has recently published her fourth book titled "Clean Getaway" and it depicts an interracial family taking a week long trip through the deep south.

Hueytown Community Prayer Gathering

Area pastors have been invited to speak.

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing hiring 4,000 new team members

The first hiring phase of production team members will open on Jan. 13 and continue on a rolling basis through 2022.

Little boy learns life lesson and returns envelope with $900 inside

Friday night he found found a bank envelope with $900 while in Target in Hoover. The envelope had a receipt from a local credit union with a lady's name and signature inside.

Now Hiring: Lowe’s

Friday Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced plans to hire more than 53,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal associates across its more than 1,700 U.S. stores this spring.

  Could Birmingham get its own NYE ‘Ball Drop’?

City council president William Parker says he’s exploring the possibilities of a New Year's Eve celebration in Birmingham.

Trees and power lines close part of Acton Road in Jefferson County

Asst. Fire Chief Michael Bartlett of Rocky Ridge Fire District said a tree fell and knocked power lines down. The pole fell all the way across Acton Road.

Now that’s a tasty burger

According to Birmingham Business Journal a travel publication recently ranked the top burgers in America state-by-state.

  ‘Doing Good’ is good for you!

"When we help someone, we benefit psychologically, socially and emotionally. It is literally good for your mental health.”

  Alabama football fans receive lifelong memory, gift of love

Since 1988, Hal Tillman and his family sat in the same seats at Bryant-Denny Stadium. With renovations, those seats no longer exist, however they now belong to the family because of an incredible adventure and gift from the family.

  Birmingham Bowl teams experience the Civil Rights movement in an eye opening way

Players from the Boston College and Cincinnati football teams took a tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. For some, it was an eye opening experience and one they will not soon forget.

  A man’s success story in affordable housing in Tuscaloosa

Steele says he is proud of the fact he owns his own home and he's able to live on his own.

  AAA Alabama hosts free Tow For Life to help get you home safely on NYE

For the 33rd year in a row AAA Alabama and wrecker services across the state will again offer Tow-for-Life.

  Birmingham bowl teams score big at Children’s Hospital

Members of the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Boston College Eagles took time away from bowl preparation to make a visit to patients at Children's Hospital in Birmingham Monday. Players shared gifts with patients along with some stories bringing out a ton of smiles in everyone.

A Christmas engagement to remember

On Christmas Eve night during the Santa visits to Alabaster neighborhoods, firefighter Mitchell Keener asked Mallory Smith to marry him.

Santa babies at Grandview

Santa Claus made a special stop at the Grandview Medical Center NICU where he gave lots of snuggles to the precious little ones who are celebrating their 1st Christmas.

  Surprise Christmas adoption brings a child to tears in Calera, Ala.

An 11-year-old foster child’s only Christmas wish was to be adopted, and on Thursday her foster parents surprised her with just that!

Santa visits children at the University of Alabama Rise Program

Santa Claus visited kids in the Rise Program at the University of Alabama

Be A Santa to a Senior: Bringing holiday cheer to lonely adults this Christmas

hundreds of presents are being delivered to seniors who are alone during the holidays

  Birmingham is blooming

100 volunteers with Regions Bank, Protective Life, Landscape Workshop and Children’s of Alabama planted beds along ten city blocks in the Parkside district Friday morning.

WBRC Christmas book party with Santa

Every year we host a children’s book party with Santa Claus for employees’ children.

  A day of celebration and giving at UAB

UAB Medicine hosted its annual hospital holiday party, tree lighting and Salvation Army toy drive Wednesday, Dec. 11.

  United Way of Central AL celebrates successful fundraising campaign

United Way volunteers are being recognized for exceeding their fundraising goal to help those in need.