Fallen Ala. officer’s neighborhood turns blue in his memory

When night draws its blanket of darkness across the mourning Opelika subdivision that Auburn police officer William Buechner shared with his family, you can see the signs of solidarity.

Gadsden PD investigating overnight homicide

  How to protect yourself against the sun

ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ala. abortion ban

  Police investigating homicide at west B’ham apartment complex

Tuscaloosa City Schools offers summer free feeding program

  Pup and Circumstance: Pooch steals show at high school graduation

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  Anniston funeral home director arrested

  Her father was the first American killed in the War on Terror. Now, she reflects on the release of “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh.

  The heat is Coming! So, what’s the best type of sunscreen to use?

  Jefferson Co. EMA prepares for hurricane season with new communication tools

  Alabama Senate considers literacy bill

Former Homewood city council member arrested on sex abuse charges

Police chase ends in officer involved crash in Hueytown

Birmingham Police were involved in a car chase that ended in a wreck in Hueytown Al.

Shelby Co. authorities warn about counterfeit money in circulation

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Thursday about counterfeit $100 bills that may be in circulation in the county.

  Many teachers taking on extra jobs this summer

While she will be staying in the classroom this summer, she says many of her peers will seek secondary employment outside of education.

  Birmingham school leaders working to increase graduation rate

As students put on their cap and gown, Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring is excited to see another group of seniors graduate.

  Study shows people still don’t buckle up

  More charges against Tuscaloosa teacher

JeffCo Sheriff needs your help locating robbery suspect

  Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! Paramedics warn everyone to be safe in the heat this holiday weekend

  Officials say 59/20 bridge replacement remains on schedule

Firefighter suffers minor injuries while fighting house fire

Ala. bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses heads to governor’s desk

The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses.

WANTED: Woman allegedly stole over $700 in vodka, toilet paper

Police are looking for a woman who loaded Tito's Vodka and toilet paper into a grocery cart, then fled without paying.

  Artists wanted to paint traffic barriers at Marks Village in Birmingham

The Birmingham Housing Authority is looking for you to help beautify concrete traffic barriers that were put in place to improve safety at Marks Village.

Woman charged after running over victim multiple times with her SUV

A Jonesboro woman has been arrested for trying to run over another woman Wednesday night.

  Zero to 60 in one hill for Alabama skateboarder

Adam Westfall cut his teeth going fast on the hills in Homewood as a downhill skateboarder. Now he's ranked in the top 10 in the world.

ADOC releases strategic plan to combat prison system issues

The Alabama Department of Corrections has released its 2019-2022 Strategic Plan to combat issues identified in the prison system.

Splish Splash: Birmingham City Pools get ready to open for the summer

It only costs $1 to swim and lessons are available starting June 3rd for $5 for a two-week session.

  Tuscaloosa Co. teacher arrested again, faces new charges

Pierce will not return to his position at Collins-Riverside Middle School and his contract will not be renewed for the 2019-20 school year.

  Via Airlines releases statement after ending commercial flights in Birmingham

Via Airlines, which announced earlier this year that Birmingham would be a focus city for them, has announced they are ending all regularly scheduled commercial flights to and from Birmingham.

AAA: Thursday night the worst time for Memorial Day travelers

The unofficial kickoff to summer is right around corner as we look ahead to Memorial Day weekend.

  Authorities investigating Thursday morning shooting in Brighton

The scene is on Perry Avenue near Oakmont Street.

Early-morning shooting in B’ham leaves 2 people injured

Police say officers responded to a shooting in the 900 block of 47th Street North just before 2 a.m.

  Animal advocate calls for new laws after deadly fire that killed hundreds of animals

Hundreds of dogs and other animals were killed in a fire at a property in Cullman County.

Company with Kentucky distilleries rolls out generous maternity, paternity plan

The parent company of Bulleit Bourbon is rolling out an innovative new plan to give new parents more than six months of fully-paid leave.

  Members concerned for elderly with news of Vestavia Hills YMCA closing

We’re hearing from multiple members concerned about the Vestavia Hills YMCA closing in August.

102-year-old veteran looks back on his service in WWII

Duckworth was sent to the Pacific, but before he left, he made his wife a promise.

  Average rent in Birmingham increasing

Experts say the average rent has increased because of new luxury units being built in places like Parkside. But affordable housing is still available.

Two car accident in Ensley sends five people to hospital

Serious, two car wreck in the 1100 block of 3rd west ave in Ensley.

  Los Angeles County bans official travel to Alabama due to abortion bill

Los Angeles County bans official travel to Alabama due to abortion bill.

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast

Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday.

  New storm shelters set to open in Walker County

Walker County is preparing to open several new storm shelters which will provide safe haven for residents from future storms.

  Awful conditions prompt major changes at Walker County Jail

Mold in the showers. Graffiti on the walls. Toilets that were unsanitary and that’s putting it mildly. These were some of the conditions at the Walker County Jail.

  Officials say road projects needed in Tuscaloosa

Roadwork on Lurleen Wallace Boulevard in downtown Tuscaloosa is one of the longest road projects in Tuscaloosa that’s still going on today.

Mazda Toyota auto supplier YKTA to create 650 jobs in Huntsville

Gov. Kay Ivey joined executives from auto supplier YKTA at a ceremony in Huntsville to announce the company’s plans to invest $220 million to open a manufacturing facility that will create 650 jobs.

  Big Spoon Creamery makes ice cream sensory friendly

Big Spoon Creamery business teams up with local non-profit to offer sensory friendly environment

  Inverness Elementary students get to camp out for the final days of school

These second grade teachers got together to figure out how they could make the last week of school both fun and educational.

  New equipment tracking criminals in Shelby County

Shelby County deputies have new equipment that will help them keep eyes on the roadway even when a deputy is physically not there.

  Crooks check washing with stolen mail

Homeowners who write a check for their bills and put it in the mailbox for delivery, could face a problem.

  Mika Wall “Doing Good” with Layah’s Ministry

In June of 2008 Mika Wall's daughter, Layah, passed away. She was just 6 days old. They were given a tiny pink gown for her burial, which became a precious memory in the midst of heartbreak. Now Mika is working to do the same for other families facing such loss.

  Small businesses offering more benefits

Low unemployment rates are forcing small businesses to compete for workers. And that means improving benefit packages to lure potential employees, including offering a 401(k).

Auburn police officer reunited with K9 partner in hospital

Wednesday, the Auburn Police Department said Officer Webb Sistrunk has improved from ICU and is now in critical care at Columbus Regional Medical Center.

  FEMA acting administrator visits Anniston

Gaynor spoke to 250 people who are at the CDP for three days for the National Preparedness Symposium.

  Hokes Bluff triplets to graduate in top ten percent

When the top ten percent of Hokes Bluff High School's graduating class graduates Friday afternoon, three of them will be triplets.

Elderly Hoover man loses life savings in tech support scheme

An elderly Hoover man says he lost his life savings. He tells us he was tricked by someone he thought he could trust. Now he’s warning others.

Hoover PD investigating shooting at apartment complex

Authorities responded to a report of shots fired in the parking lot at The Park at Wakefield and Wellington apartments Tuesday night.

‘You’ll get it tomorrow’: FedEx driver finds snake on doorstep

Do you knock on the door? Leave the package on the mat? Ding dong ditch?

Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers free meal for graduates

Ruth’s Chris Steak House has a special offer for graduates!

New boutique party planning business now open in Birmingham

New Boutique Event Planning business launches in Birmingham area to offer unique and custom birthday parties, bridal and baby showers and more.

Police looking for woman who walked away from Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Ha Lim Reynolds has dementia, according to police.

Behind the Front: Hurricane Season 2019 – What to expect

The Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until June 1st, but we have already seen the first named storm of the year with Andrea. J-P Dice and Wes Wyatt preview the season, including the list of names for 2019, and look back on some of the busiest years they have witnessed.

Brunswick County Schools to offer free breakfast, lunch to all students next school year

Brunswick County Schools announced on Wednesday that beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students at all BCS schools will receive free breakfast and lunch.

  Fayette County deputy and commissioner arrested

The Fayette County sheriff confirms one of his deputies was arrested and charged with driving under the influence earlier this week.

  Tuscaloosa city council approves citywide short-term rentals

Short term rentals will be possible for everybody in Tuscaloosa this football season but, not everyone is happy about it.

Bessemer man with dementia located safe

Bessemer police are asking for your help locating William Tubbs.

Alabama House passes ‘born alive’ abortion bill

The House passed a bill 66-18 that would require a physician to use “reasonable care” to save the life of a child who is born alive after an abortion or attempted abortion.

  SCHEME ALERT: Callers pretending to be social security workers

The organization is warning that people are once again targeting individuals.

  Mt. Brook police urging residents to invest in security

The doorbells are believed to help combat real-time crimes.

  Check this before installing WIFI cameras for home surveillance

Home security cameras are all the rage these days.

  Mayor: Sherman Industries not coming to Five Points West community

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin says a proposed concrete batch plant isn't coming to the Five Points West community.

  UNCF pushing to end student debt

The phones are ringing off the hook at the United Negro College Fund offices in Birmingham.

  ‘She took full advantage of my trust’: Ala. dog sitter accused of stealing jewelry after working for WBRC news director for 6 years

My dog sitter has worked for me about six years. She was kind, attentive, responsive and my dogs loved her. She also stole from me.

Auburn beats Tennessee 5-3 , advances in SEC Baseball Tournament

The Auburn Tigers beat Tennessee 5-3 Tuesday night at the Hoover Met in round one of the SEC Baseball Tournament.

Two people shot in East Birmingham

Birmingham police are investigating a double shooting in East Birmingham.

Alabama legislators push lottery bill debate to Wednesday

A bill to start a state lottery in Alabama failed on a procedural vote in the House of Representatives.

Alabama senator introduces bill to repeal abortion ban

An Alabama state senator has introduced a bill that would repeal the abortion ban passed through the Alabama legislature just last week.

  Thompson seniors set school record for most scholarship money

Thompson High School seniors racked up 25 million dollars in scholarships this year .

  Oak Mtn. State Park adding bike and pedestrian lanes

A big road project is taking place at Oak Mountain State Park.

  Helena Seniors upset over vandalized mural

It was supposed to be a mural to pay tribute to the 2019 graduating seniors at Helena high school.