Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall speaks on recent violence

According to Marshall, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing more violence at home, and the lack of respect for law enforcement leads to even more problems.

  Fans still feel the magic of the Magic City Classic even with COVID-19 changes

  FIRST ALERT: Tracking rain along the Gulf Coast, plus the possibility of a frost threat next week

‘Her light shined’: Charlotte’s Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 116 years old

UDPDATE: Family says Florence teen found safe

Wetumpka couple prepares to move into barndominium

White beats Crimson in annual A-Day game

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Ivey OKs naming sweet potato as Alabama’s state vegetable

THC-laced Cheetos discovered in Crenshaw County

  Ensley business alliance says Ramsay-McCormack building demo dust affecting health

  Health officials say children ages 12-15 will be crucial in reaching herd immunity

  Drone being used to clean stadium before Magic City Classic

  Will the Magic City Classic stay at Legion Field past 2022?

  Restaurants struggle with staffing amid busy weekend

Multiple events this weekend are bringing thousands of people to the area and businesses and restaurants are gearing up for the crowds.

“She played the part, she played everyone,” says one man victimized by Huntsville woman faking cancer for donations

Dawn Lineberger is facing a theft by deception charge.

Man critically injured in Tuscaloosa shooting at Hay Court

No suspects are in custody

Tuscaloosa Police: Man hospitalized after attack by axe-wielding assailant

Police are investigating an attempted murder after they say a man was attacked by a suspect with an axe.

  Birmingham DPW begins two-day cleanup of storm debris

  79th Annual Magic City Classic kicks of Saturday at Legion Field

  Tuscaloosa business prepares for Alabama Spring football game fans

  Small business loans available for people affected by January storms

Apparent drowning victim recovered at Lake Martin

Retired Geauga County, Ohio, Sheriff, K9 partner die on same day

Traffic guidance for Magic City Classic weekend

Officials with the city of Birmingham and the Birmingham Police Department released guidance Friday on how to navigate traffic during this weekend’s Magic City Classic.

  Alabama health leaders still concerned about COVID vaccine hesitancy

Alabama is getting more COVID vaccines, but state health leaders continue to be worried about vaccine hesitancy.

Amber Alert canceled in Ava, Mo.; child found safe

An Amber Alert was canceled after a 5-year-old boy was found safe on Friday, April 16.

BBJ: ALDOT to add lanes along U.S. 280 between Red Mountain Expressway and I-459

The Alabama Department of Transportation is working on multiple projects to help mitigate traffic congestion on U.S. Highway 280.

Tuscaloosa man arrested for sex crimes against a child

Police say the victim, who is now an adult, worked with officials to obtain the charges.

Shootout in San Antonio leaves 2 men dead, police officer injured

The police officer approached the vehicle and “spoke casually” with the driver for a couple minutes, Police Chief McManus said.

  2 dead, 6 rescued, search on for 11 others after boat capsizes south of Louisiana

The United States Coast Guard is assisting in the search for ‘multiple people in the water’ after at least one vessel capsized during a severe storm near Grand Isle, LA this afternoon.

  ADPH: Current hospitalizations lowest since April 2020 as COVID-19 vaccination distribution expands

There’s no way of telling how many cases will be confirmed in Alabama, but the state began taking precautions on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Budweiser is offering free beer for COVID-19 vaccine recipients

Anheuser-Busch announced “A Beer on Bud,” offering COVID-19 vaccine recipients over the age of 21 a free round of beer.

  White House partners with Alabama to establish new community vaccination center in Bessemer

The Type III CVC will be at the Watermark Place in Bessemer. The site will be capable of administering approximately 1,000 shots a day (7,000 doses per week), and will operate seven days per week for an eight-week period.

University of Cincinnati student’s death after J&J vaccine under investigation

Hamilton County's coroner has been in contact with the Ohio Health Department about this death but is waiting on medical records and additional test results before determining cause of death

Traffic violation leads to illegal drug trafficking arrest, netting $480K in cocaine

Police arrested Cedric D. Jackson of Prairieville, Louisiana, and Nicole Danielle Martin of Addis, Louisiana.

Alabama prosecutors want inmate stimulus checks to go to crime victims

Alabama inmates were potentially paid millions in the newest round of stimulus payments. Prosecutors say inmates who are court-ordered to pay their victims should not receive stimulus money.

Myrtle Beach man accused of trafficking two teenage girls for sex in Brunswick County

A South Carolina man is facing multiple child sex crime charges including trafficking two teenage girls following his arrest in Brunswick County.

Alabama lawmakers vote to ban trans girls from female teams

The Republican-dominated Alabama Legislature gave final passage Thursday to a bill that would prohibit K-12 schools from letting a “biological male” participate on a female team.

Bill would ban state enforcement of federal gun laws

The bill would make it a misdemeanor for an officer to enforce a new federal law or executive order that regulates firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories.

  Family of Desmon Ray calling for justice; demanding to see police body camera video

Thursday, dozens of people showed up at a vigil for Desmon Ray put on by the local Black Lives Matter group. Organizers called for transparency in the investigation.

  Fire investigation at Krispy Kreme in Hoover

WBRC confirmed the fire started on an assembly line at the doughnut shop.

  Don’t get bamboozled by imposter Birmingham Hot Air Balloon event

Facebook events might not be what they seem and this particular ruse quickly burst upon closer inspection.

Fort Jackson suspends sergeant accused of assaulting Black man in SC neighborhood

Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Pentland faces assault charges.

  Alabama Legislature approved “Aniah’s Law” but family says the work is not done

State lawmakers approved the legislation to give judges discretion to deny bail to people accused of violent crimes.

  Health officials worry about large crowds at events this weekend

Large social and sporting events like the Magic City Classic and A-Day are back in action this weekend, bringing thousands of fans to the area.

  Man dies following officer-involved shooting in Tuscaloosa

The suspect was located in a wooded area, and officers said he produced and fired a handgun as officers were approaching and giving commands. After the suspect fired his weapon, the officers returned fire.

4 teens charged in murder of 18-year-old man at Bessemer motel

Four teenagers have been arrested and charged in the murder of an 18-year-old Brighton man.

Samford University offering COVID-19 vaccine doses to public

Samford University will have 2,000 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses available to the public on Friday.

Cooper Green now providing COVID-19 vaccine to patients

Patients of the Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority will now be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on-site.

  Mother who lost teen to cancer grateful for therapy trial developed in Birmingham

An incredible trial for a therapy developed right here in Birmingham not only gave her family several more months with their daughter, but it also gave them hope.

  Alabama National Guard hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Greensboro

Dozens of Alabama National Guard members came to Greensboro in Hale County Thursday to vaccinate people against coronavirus.

  Small church-based school still recovering from Hale County tornado

A small school in Hale County is determined to continue its mission despite major setbacks.

  Grandfather shoots mask-wearing grandson in home invasion in N.C., officials say

The home invasion happened before 9 a.m. at a home on 38th Street NW, near Cape Hickory Road, in Long View.

  $6 million to help fund security upgrades in HABD communities

Some of the upgrades include the installation of surveillance cameras and License Plate Readers monitored by law enforcement.

  UAB Making Scheduling Changes for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Today UAB announced efforts to make signing up a lot easier.

Proposal in Alabama to up protection for Confederate statues

The House Government Committee on Wednesday held a public hearing on the bill by Rep. Mike Holmes that would dramatically increase fines for violating the Memorial Preservation Act.

Arrest made after woman hit and killed in Bessemer Wednesday morning

The accident happened in the 1100 block of 9th Avenue SW around 3:58 a.m.

After union vote, Bezos vows to do better for Amazon workers

He said he didn’t take comfort in the outcome of the recent union election in Bessemer, Alabama, even though workers there overwhelmingly rejected a union.

UAB Medicine now offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments online

Officials with UAB Medicine say they are now offering Alabamians the option of scheduling a vaccine appointment online for one of three locations in Jefferson County.

Birmingham crews to collect storm debris from March 25 tornado

The work will primarily focus on the hardest hit Birmingham neighborhoods of South East Lake and Roebuck Springs.

  No appointment COVID-19 clinics open at Parker HS and Hoover Met

At Parker High School there was no wait, and people were in and out pretty quickly.

2 charged in murder of Haleyville man

2 Haleyville residents have been arrested for murder after another Haleyville man was found dead in his home in March of this year.

Aniah’s Law passes in Legislature, will go on statewide ballot

Aniah’s Law is a constitutional amendment sponsored by State Rep. Chip Brown (R - Mobile) that allows prosecutors and judges broader discretion in requesting and denying bail to those accused of committing violent crimes.

Divers to examine capsized lift boat off La. coast

Divers have arrived to examine the lift boat that capsized off the coast of Port Fourchon, La., Tuesday, April 13, the United States Coast Guard confirmed to WAFB Thursday, April 15.

ALEA: Jasper man killed in crash after speeding

State Troopers said Travis Graham, of Jasper, was killed when he was speeding, left the roadway and struck an embankment.

  Fire chiefs, construction officials express concern about HB220

Leaders with the Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs believe a bill awaiting senate action either needs drastic amending, or should be tossed out.

Shaun Alexander presents Freshman of the Year Award to Will Anderson

The Football Writers Association of America announced the award in January.

  Business owners excited about Ensley revitalization

Tres Washington, owner of Tres’ Fine Clothing says he’s been in the area since 2008 and the recent talk about the Ramsay McCormack building has helped his business.

  College leaders weigh COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Local college leaders are deciding if students must get the COVID vaccine to return to campus in the fall, when many colleges expect to begin full in-person learning again.

68-year-old man killed in accident on I-22

Alabama State Troopers said 68-year-old Carl Browning, of Jamesburg, N.J., was standing outside his vehicle on an eastbound lane of Interstate 22 when a driver struck him and his vehicle. It happened around 10:20 p.m.

Gov. Kay Ivey announces public-private partnership to benefit the State Parks System

The governor spoke about an $80 million bond issue for park improvements that must be approved by voters through a constitutional amendment in 2022 if the state legislature approves it this session.

Oak Mountain Middle School will reopen April 19

Dr. Brooks said there is damage to the eastern wing of the school, and it can’t be occupied. That area will be closed off to students and staff but there is classroom space in other parts of the building that will be used.

21-year-old Bessemer woman killed during reported domestic assault

The coroner said Joanne Lashay Jackson was shot at 9:14 p.m. in the 2800 block of Carolina Terrace.

Ala. man rescued from boat that capsized off Louisiana coast

A relative told WBRC James Gracien was rescued by a Good Samaritan after being in the water for four hours.

Body found in Miss. River identified as missing LSU student

Officials confirm the body found in the Mississippi River in Reserve, La. on Tuesday, April 13 is that of missing LSU student Kori Gauthier.

  Alabama Adventure looking to hire 400, job fair this Saturday

The park hopes to fill between 350 to 400 positions for everything from Ride Operators, Life Guards, Admissions, Security, Cleaning, and more.

  Dispatchers honored this week for their work taking 911 calls

When you call 911, it’s often one of the scariest moments of your life. This week, the people who answer those calls are getting recognition for their work

  ABC Board preparing to enforce new alcohol delivery legislation

Beginning October 1st, anyone in the state of Alabama, 21 or older can purchase alcohol to be delivered right to their doorstep. But for the ABC Board the work starts now.

  B’ham plans to enforce COVID-19 protocols at 79th annual Magic CIty Classic

Adhering to state and federal health guidelines, officials put several measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID at the 79th annual Magic City Classic.

  Health officials want more people to get COVID-19 vaccines

The state’s weekly supply of COVID-19 vaccine is the largest it’s ever been. This comes as more people now qualify for vaccines across the state.

  Health officials worry J&J pause could cause an increase in vaccine hesitancy

Dr. Karen Landers said it’s important to not compare Pfizer and Moderna products to J&J because they are different types of vaccines.