Suspect fatally shot 2 Honolulu officers, set fire that destroyed several homes: Sources

“This is an unprecedented tragedy for not only the City and County of Honolulu but the entire state of Hawaii."

Kidnapping victim safe, suspect now in custody

One adult, two children killed in Randolph Co. wreck

  Law enforcement appreciation, one year after death of Sgt. Wytasha Carter

  Warning from fire officials as colder air moves in

  A Final Ride for Wyatt Spann

Etowah Co. woman accused of embezzling over $168,000 from job in 4 years

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911 texting now available in Auburn

  Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

Congressman Bradley Byrne pushing for Space Force base to be built in Huntsville

Local organization holds gun buyback to get weapons off the street

No. 4 Tigers look to bounce back at Florida following first loss

  Suspects stole laptops from Walker Co. because they were bored

  B’ham non-profit looks to expand nationwide

A non-profit founded in Birmingham to teach kids and improve struggling communities is about to expand across the country.

  Local wildland firefighter describes experience fighting bushfires in Australia

A local wildland firefighter has been helping crews in Australia get a handle on the massive bushfires for nearly a week, now he’s talking more about the experience.

  Firehouse Shelter set to open in February

A tentative open date is set for the new Firehouse Shelter in Birmingham.

  Family of McKenzie Adams filing lawsuit against Demopolis City Schools

Nine-year-old McKenzie Adams hung herself in her grandmother's basement after her family said she endured months of bullying at the hands of classmates. A lawsuit filed claims the school system did nothing to intercede.

Family sues Franklin County Schools, administrators over alleged racial discrimination

  Online video leads to sodomy, bestiality arrests in Marshall County

Madison doctor arrested, charged with sexual battery of 14-year-old

MPD officer charged with domestic violence

  Hoover sees drop in crime

  Pelham works to get more people shopping local

  City of Tuscaloosa hosts Alabama League of Municipalities meetings

City of Tuscaloosa expands its annual meeting with state legislators to include several West Alabama cities

  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.

Candidate Profile: Businessman Stanley Adair seeks U.S. Senate seat

Stanley Adair is among seven Republicans trying to win over voters in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race. He is a businessman from Northwest Alabama.

  Anniston native appears in new Will Smith/Martin Lawrence film

An actor who grew up in Anniston, and still lives in Oxford, saw his latest role hit theaters Friday.

  Some students can now apply for scholarships through Mercedes Benz US International

The registration window has opened for students to apply for $2000 scholarships from Mercedes

  Free training for management and leadership jobs in Shelby County

The leadership courses focus on skills that all leaders, supervisors, or managers need to be more effective

  Teenager carrying pistol near Saks schools placed in custody

Saks High School was put on lockdown Friday morning after a minor was seen carrying a pistol in the parking lot of the school.

Nearly a year later, family still searching for answers in 23-year-old’s death

It’s been nearly a year of agony for the family of Deanthony Amari Cooper-Cain.In February 2019, police say the 23-year-old was one of two people shot while driving along Avenue W near Pratt City. The case remains unsolved.

Teen accused of causing fiery fatal crash after ‘God told him to kill himself’ being sent back to mental facility until next court date

Jack Jordan, the teen accused of causing a fiery car wreck that left one woman dead after “God told him to kill himself” is now being sent back to a mental health facility until his next court appearance.

  One of the new I-59/20 bridges will open Friday night

We took a ride along on the new $440 million bridges. It's probably one of the last times we'll see this highway empty.

Man accused of beating first wife to death now charged with strangling his second wife

McKinney was arrested in 2018 for the beating death of his first wife and was out on bond for that charge.

  Surveillance video captures moment EF-2 tornado rips through S.C. high school

Cameras captured the moment the tornado ripped through North Central High School, causing major damage.

Realizing the the dream MLK events kick off Friday

The events planned for Friday and Sunday are aimed at continuing King’s fight for equality.

Woman convicted of almost killing her puppy “Lucky” sentenced

A Tuscaloosa County woman convicted of nearly killing her puppy will face some jail time.

‘I want to commend the victim in this case that had the courage to stand up to this man’: Gordo man sentenced in strangulation case

Vickers was convicted by a jury in October 2019.

Birmingham warming station to open Sunday evening

The warming station at the Boutwell Auditorium will open the nights of Sunday, January 19th; Monday, January 20th and Tuesday, January 21st.

Trent Richardson creating new platform for youth sports in B’ham

Richardson was a star tailback at Alabama and in the NFL before being the main source of offense for the Birmingham Iron.

Prosecutors to seek death penalty against the man charged with killing Tuscaloosa officer Cousette

The suspect, Luther Watkins, has also now asked for a judge to grant him youthful offender status in the case.

Accused Tuscaloosa cop killer appears in court

New details emerge about the killing of officer Dornell Cousette

Magnitude 2.3 earthquake detected in Colbert County

A small earthquake was detected Thursday night south of Florence.

  Sheriff: Man accused of shooting Miss. postal worker now in federal custody

The shooting suspect has been identified.

Funeral arrangements announced for Winfield’s Wyatt Spann

Wyatt was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a very aggressive brain cancer, in December of 2018.

Driver in fatal wreck involving tanker truck on Hwy. 79 in Blount Co. identified

A passenger sustained minor injuries.

  Hoover City leaders approve redevelopment for Bluff Park shopping center

Hoover’s City Council approved plans to redevelop the Bluff Park Village Shopping Center.

  Developer weighs in on growth at Crossplex Village

The question is often bounced around - what’s future development look like at Crossplex Village? If you ask the developer - it’s been slow, but it’s happening.

  Head Start program to be offered by alternate agency in Walker County

Officials with the Walker County School System say Jasper Area Family Services Center. The Center has until July 1 to apply for the federal grant.

  Airman returns from deployment to surprise his children at their school

father returns from a 6 month military deployment to surprise his kids at school

  Calera works to alleviate 18-wheeler traffic through downtown with new road

The police chief says over the last two years they have worked over 100 wrecks at two downtown intersections.

Apartment maintenance man charged with raping a woman who has dementia

A 52-year-old apartment maintenance man is in the Blount County jail accused of raping a a 72-year-old resident who has dementia.

  Two people arrested for car break-ins stretching from Calera to Montevallo

Normally criminals hit up neighborhoods overnight, but all of these happened at stores or restaurants around dinner time, when people are out and about.

Funeral arrangements, memorial service announced for Pickens Co. tornado victims

Funeral arrangements have been announced for one of the three tornado victims in Pickens County.

  Doctor suggests this year’s flu shot may be about 50% effective

“This year, influenza B seems to be more dominant and the vaccine may not be quite as effective as others. But it’s about 50% effective.”

Tuscaloosa Co. EMA adds storm shelter registration feature to website

Tuscaloosa County’s Emergency Management Team has some new changes to their alert website and it involves storm shelters .

Congrats! Hoover K9 Charlie retires

Charlie served with Hoover PD for seven years.

‘What a glorious day’: Arkansas inmates get baptized while in jail

The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office made a big announcement concerning the spirituality of their inmates.

Ohatchee High School junior saves student from choking

An Ohatchee High School junior credits her lifeguard training with saving a fellow student from choking.

  St. Clair County now allows emergency 911 text messages

St. Clair County’s 911 center, in addition to taking emergency calls, now accepts emergency text messages.

Suspect wanted in Dallas Co. after fleeing gas station with more than $12K

If you have any information regarding the identity and location of this suspect, please immediately call the police or CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP (7867).

Former Winfield City HS teacher accused of sending nude photo to student

Court documents state Carrie Jackson sent a nude picture to a current student at Winfield City High School

Police: Exterminator stole/pawned rings from West Alabama home

Officers say they got a report on Christmas Eve that the rings were stolen after an exterminator serviced the home.

  Suspect in Paighton Houston case served 20 years for rape, sodomy

Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies issued a warrant for Fredrick Hampton, 50, on charges of abuse of a corpse and violation of the Registered Sex Offender Notification Act.

Shooting death outside B’ham motorcycle club ruled justifiable

Police say they responded at 2:06 a.m. to Showstoppers Motorcycle Club in the 900 block of Coosa Street.

Police: Employee charged with taking items from workplace

Montgomery police say an employee has been charged with allegedly taking items from his workplace.

Federal lawsuit filed over Alabama girl’s 2018 suicide

Just over a year after fourth-grader Mckenzie Adams took her own life, her family has filed a lawsuit saying school officials failed to stop the bullying she endured from a classmate.

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.

  Authorities actively searching for registered sex offender in connection to Paighton Houston’s death

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a warrant has been issued in connection with the death of Paighton Houston.

Tuscaloosa authorities investigating after video of a sexual assault found

Eric Matthew Stewart, 31, faces rape and voyeurism charges.

  Suspect forced out of Birmingham apartment by tear gas, he’s accused in the killing of a father

Officers say he would not come out of the apartment so they had to use tear gas. Johnson then came out peacefully.

Emergency need for blood donors in Alabama

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

New Orleans police issue simple battery warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.

The New Orleans Police Department said it has obtained an arrest warrant for simple battery after Odell Beckham Jr. was seen in a video making contact with a security guard.

Coast Guard rescued 3 people from burning boat off Alabama coast

Three people were rescued from a burning boat Jan. 15 near Dauphin Island, AL.

  Air traffic taking off at BHM

Air traffic at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International increased by 4% in 2019.

  Council vote coming after Smith Farm development clears planning and zoning

Hoover’s planning and zoning commission approved changes that would allow more homes to go up at Smith Farms, but not until the developer had to make compromises with the community.

Future of B’ham trades tower in 5 Points South

An abandoned building in Birmingham’s Five Points South neighborhood could have new life.

  Granite company closes unexpectedly, leaving families in limbo

Employees scramble to keep going after job and benefits snatched away unexpectedly.

Unranked Alabama spoils Auburn’s undefeated record

Alabama upsets #4 Auburn 83-64

  AUDIO: Joe Burrow tells podcast he took money from Odell Beckham Jr. after National Championship win

LSU is investigating a viral incident that happened after the football team’s national championship victory on Jan. 13.

Birmingham Zoo donates $10K to help Australian wildlife

The Birmingham Zoo is donating $10,000 to save wildlife threatened by the destructive bushfires in Australia.