Bessemer police to take part in Operation Clear Track

Students strike for action on climate change

Zachary, La. man drowns during underwater-style marriage proposal

Wrong house: Homeowner holds 2 at gunpoint until deputies arrive

  Alabama Congressman remembers fallen officer Dornell Cousette

  2 wounded in early-morning shooting at South Carolina State University

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Florida woman made over 350 Instagram accounts to threaten, harass former colleagues

  Motorcyclists invited to event Sunday in memory of Officer Dornell Cousette

Homewood High School student admits showing a BB gun to a driver

  UPDATE: Calhoun Co. Jail releases mugshots of 9 men arrested in series of statutory rapes in Jacksonville

Miranda Lambert bringing concert to Arkansas

B’ham fire crews working structure fire involving natural gas

Ivey’s announcement brings awareness to new treatment options

We talked with a surgeon about lung cancer and about a rare piece of technology that’s changing how it’s treated.

Homewood Pharmacy burglary suspects caught on camera

Surveillance cameras captured two men smashing a brick through Homewood Pharmacy’s door before stealing prescription medication.

  Fire risk increases as drought continues

officials are warning residents about the risks associated with a drought.

  Oak Mountain State Park hosts outdoor experience weekend for families

An outdoor event perfect for the entire family.

  Calera Mayor asks drivers to be patient as end of road work nears

  Gardendale police officers will get body cams

  Police supporters buy blue lights to honor fallen officer

Law enforcement shows support to Tuscaloosa Police

  Two Muslim community leaders say they were racially profiled on flight from Alabama to Texas

  Firefighters grow more concerned as drought conditions in Shelby County worsen

  Lawmakers sent well wishes to Governor Kay Ivey

State lawmakers and political leaders reacted to the news Governor Kay Ivey is being treated for lung cancer.

  Hueytown PD warning students about homecoming pranks

Authorities in Hueytown have a warning for students out enjoying homecoming week.

Where to find Bounce TV WBRC 6.2

A list of providers in central Alabama that carry Bounce TV WBRC 6.2.

Sarasota police officer buys bike for homeless woman after hers was stolen

Several months ago, a Sarasota police officer met a homeless woman who was down on her luck and her bike was stolen from her while she was working.

  Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces she has lung cancer

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced Thursday afternoon she has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

SNAP recipients in areas affected by Hurricane Dorian to receive automatic replacement of benefits

The South Carolina Department of Social Services announced Thursday counties and zip codes eligible to receive automatic replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits because of losses from Hurricane Dorian.

Culverhouse donates $250,000 to Planned Parenthood clinic

Planned Parenthood has received a $250,000 donation for its new Birmingham clinic from a critic of Alabama's attempt to ban abortion

Authorities identify armed man shot by deputy at Jackson County Courthouse

Investigators say Fred Swearengin entered the courthouse armed with a handgun and was refused entry to the courthouse.

House partially collapses in fire in Birmingham

Birmingham Fire Rescue units are fighting a big house fire on 68th Street.

Man killed in wreck that shut down I-20 WB in Cleburne Co.

The Cleburne County EMA advises drivers to use Hwy. 78 or Hwy. 46 to avoid the area.

  Bryant-Denny Stadium goes blue to remember fallen TPD Officer

For an an hour Wednesday night, the home of the Crimson Tide was lit up in blue to remember fallen Tuscaloosa Police officer Dornell Cousette.

‘He’s just a miracle,’ says father of 2-year-old boy recovering from near drowning

Nathan Wilson says his son Wyatt fell into the pool in the few seconds he took his eyes off him.

Tuscaloosa police investigating homicide at apartment complex Wednesday

One person was found deceased with multiple gunshot wounds.

Suspect hospitalized after overnight officer-involved shooting on Highland Ave.

The suspect was transported to UAB Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

  How is Alabama combating vape-related illness?

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Wednesday they are now investigating 15 cases of lung disease possibly associated with e-cigarette use or vaping.

  Boy runs mile in honor of Officer Cousette

More than 500 miles away in Orlando, a 10-year-old boy has wrapped up running a mile in honor of fallen Tuscaloosa Police Investigator Dornell Cousette.

Parents meeting with school leaders about bullying issues at Helena Middle School

Many parents are concerned about bullying at Helena Middle School after a parent posted video of her child being attacked at the school.

  Tuscaloosa FOP President remembers fallen officer

The President of Tuscaloosa's Fraternal Order of Police Chapter talks about the passing of his friend in the line of duty

Mountain Brook property tax increase vote set for Tuesday

Resident's will vote on a tax increase to improve schools.

Nick’s Kids Foundation supports GED program at Juvenile Detention Center

Nick's Kids Foundation shows support for the Tuscaloosa County juvenile detention center by putting $100,000 into trade school improvements there

Shelby County man charged with arson after recent house fire

A man in Shelby County is behind bars tonight and charged with arson

  More details & information released on new downtown B’ham stadium

More discussion about the stadium coming to downtown.

  Shelby County Humane Society aids animal rescue efforts after Hurricane Dorian

A local shelter is stepping up to help care for animals impacted by Dorian.

Trussville police arrest man they say drove on train tracks

A man is accused of driving up train tracks in Trussville and getting an SUV stuck on the tracks. A train hit the SUV around 1:18 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Vestavia Hills ready to host rival, Mountain Brook

Mountain Brook at Vestavia Hills is our WBRC Sideline Game of the Week and you can expect an epic environment in this Class 7A Region 3 match-up come Friday night at Buddy Anderson Field.

Whale beached along the Mississippi Gulf Coast is out of critical condition

A melon-headed whale is on the road to recovery after beaching itself on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, offering a rare opportunity for scientists studying marine mammal deaths.

  Lawsuit filed against Birmingham Water Works Board alleges faulting billing

A new lawsuit claims the Birmingham Water Works Board is improperly reading some homeowners meters

Big wildfire burns in Talladega County

Firefighters with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) battled a huge fire in the Alpine community of Talladega County for a second day Wednesday.

  Etowah County man charged with murder, ordered to be evaluated

A homeowner is ordered to be evaluated after a plumber was shot dead in his home.

  Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Childress, a dynasty born at Talladega

They became friends around 1976, started working together in 1981 as driver and car owner and in October of 2000 the same two guys won their last NASCAR Cup Series race, talking about the late Dale Earnhardt Senior and Richard Childress. Two men who built a reputation at Talladega.

  Child Passenger Safety Week: Seatbelts are key

Car crashes are leading cause of childhood death, make sure you have the right car seat, and it’s installed correctly

Kohl’s looking to hire seasonal, holiday employees

Kohl's is looking to seasonal employees as the holidays approach.

Check your chicken, there’s a voluntary recall

Perdue Foods, in cooperation with USDA, has voluntarily recalled some refrigerated, fully cooked chicken.

Program reduces prescription costs for qualifying Jefferson Co residents

United Way's SenioRx program is designed to greatly reduce, or even completely cover, the cost of long-term prescription medication.

  A Bessemer mission to give adults a second chance in the workforce

Bessemer city leaders are on a mission to give people a second chance with a program called “Operation Arrested but Corrected”.

  Birmingham woman asking for help with unusual water bill

Dukes says she found a door hangar to tell her a meter reader had come back to double check the reading, but when she walked out to the meter, it was still caked in mud.

Company paying $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies by Halloween

If Halloween is your favorite holiday, there’s a job out there for you that’s so perfect for you it’s terrifying.

City of Tuscaloosa holding candlelight vigil Thursday for fallen officer

The vigil will be held at Government Plaza starting at 8 p.m.

ADPH investigates 15 probable cases of lung disease from vaping

The Alabama State Department of Health says 15 people in the state may have lung disease associated with vaping.

  Alabama investigators discuss meth lab bust in Mexico

U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris gathered information from a recent covert trip to Mexico and the home of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Jefferson County Schools names interim superintendent

Jefferson County Schools has named an interim superintendent. Dr. Walter Gonsoulin will start September 27.

Former high school principal charged in wife’s death after body found near woods

A former Summerville High School principal has been charged with killing his wife after her body was found in a wooded area in Dorchester County on Tuesday.

All lanes on I-22 & I-59 reopen after lengthy closures

Portions of I-22 and I-59 are closed early Wednesday morning from accidents.

  Consignment sale in Gardendale is on a mission

From Tuesday through Sunday around 2,500 people will shop and look to get great deals for infants to young adults.

  Man charged with capital murder in shooting death of Tuscaloosa police officer

20-year-old Luther Bernard Watkins has been arrested and charged with capital murder. He is currently being medically treated for injuries he received during the incident.

  Opossum problems in Birmingham apartment

Our Call for Action team hears about mold and other problems in apartments all the time, but an opossum problem at one complex on Birmingham's west side might be a new one for us.

Woman survives being thrown out of moving car by abusive ex, now telling her story for other victims

A New Orleans woman survived severe domestic abuse, including being thrown from a moving vehicle on the Interstate. Now, Telva Wells is speaking out for the first time publicly and hoping to raise awareness, as well as money, for those struggling with abuse.

Hoover City Schools sued, lawsuit alleges first grader was sexually harassed

The Hoover City Schools system is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit involving a first grade female student. The school system filed a motion to dismiss.

  Alabaster arrests suspect in string of property thefts around Shelby County

Alabaster police say they have solved a string of thefts spanning over the last two months involving churches, schools, businesses, and residences.

  Major changes in the works to fix Highway 261 traffic woes

Fixing traffic congestion on Highway 261 for drivers in Helena, Pelham, and Hoover is moving up on ALDOTs list of road projects and being made a priority.

Emergency meeting scheduled for JSU board of trustees

An emergency meeting of Jacksonville State University’s board of trustees has been scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

  Brighton residents say bulk trash pickup hasn’t happened in months

Residents in Brighton are upset because they claim some of their trash hasn’t been picked up in months.

Former Tuscaloosa D.A. resigns from board of pardons and paroles

Former Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Lyn Head has resigned as chair of the board of pardons and paroles.

  New commercial development could be coming to Gardendale

The city of Gardendale could soon be getting a new commercial development which city leaders hope it will bring new retail, restaurants, and a major economic boost.

  Fallen Tuscaloosa police officer remembered by his former chief

Recently retired Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson talks about an officer being killed in the line of duty.

  Law enforcement officers process death of fallen officer Dornell Cousette

Officers, deputies and others around Alabama mourning the death of Tuscaloosa Police Officer Dornell Cousette.

  Birmingham high school student with special needs left on school bus for most of the school day

A Birmingham high school student with special needs was left on a school bus unattended for most of the school day.

Imelda wind gusts topple small planes at Baton Rouge airport

Video provided to WAFB appears to show violent winds flowing through a hanger at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Tuesday, Sept. 17.