Central Alabama

  Tips for staying cool and hydrated while out in the hot heat

Shooting victim approaches police working traffic accident asking for help

Randall Woodfin drops ‘Mayoral Mixtape: Summer 2019’

  Coosa Riverkeeper summer swim guide

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

Former Homewood city council member arrested on sex abuse charges

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  Many teachers taking on extra jobs this summer

  Birmingham school leaders working to increase graduation rate

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Big Spoon Creamery makes ice cream sensory friendly

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

  Crooks check washing with stolen mail

  Small businesses offering more benefits

New boutique party planning business now open in Birmingham

Bessemer man with dementia located safe

  Mt. Brook police urging residents to invest in security

  Mayor: Sherman Industries not coming to 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.

Two people shot in East Birmingham

Birmingham police are investigating a double shooting in East Birmingham.

  Birmingham police chief updates city officials on violent crime

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith updated the Birmingham City Council Tuesday on violent crime and what’s being done to combat it.

  Mayor Woodfin: New abortion law could cost investment in Birmingham

Mayor Randall Woodfin says Birmingham may lose investment from two tech companies considering locating in the city because of the state’s new abortion law.

Free summer feeding program for Chilton County kids

Some students in Chilton County will have the opportunity to get free food during the summer break.

Mayor’s Office: New Alabama abortion law costs B’ham two IT companies

A spokesman for Mayor Randall Woodfin confirms that the mayor told Diane McWhorter in a story for CNN that the new state abortion bill has cost the city two information technology companies.

Pet sitter arrested for jewelry theft at Ross Bridge home

An investigation led to detectives discovering the suspect sold more than $12,000 worth of jewelry matching the description of what was stolen from the residence to a jewelry store in Birmingham.

  Alabama teacher leads by example with a flute

Kim Scott is a renowned flutist. She has recorded three albums and has a handful of songs that have reached the charts in Billboard's National Smooth Jazz, including her latest single "Emerge." Scott is also the Chair of the music department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.

  Woman claims she was bitten by bed bugs at Bessemer movie theatre

Woman claims she was bitten by bedbugs at a movie theater in Bessemer.

  Law enforcement talk about training, response for domestic violence calls

Police officers say domestic violence situations are some of the most dangerous calls they respond to.

  Birmingham law enforcement reacts to death of Auburn police officer

For law enforcement officers in Birmingham, the shock of losing a police officer in the line of duty such as Sgt. Wytasha Carter earlier this year is all too real.

2 Fairfield police officers arrested at B’ham night club on sexual abuse charges

The officers are on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

  #1 seed Samford looking to repeat as SoCon Baseball Tournament Champs

The Samford baseball team left Monday afternoon for the Southern Conference Baseball Tournament in Greenville, South Carolina.

Walker County’s most wanted arrested in drug bust

A drug raid at a home in Walker county Saturday night, resulted in the arrest of several men with felony drug charges.

  Hands Free Runs off Road in Alabama Legislature

The Alabama legislature appears unwilling to pass a bill prohibiting holding cell phones while driving

New attractions at Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure

The new season at Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure kicks off on Saturday. The park is opening three new attractions for the new season.

  Beer Fest in Hoover this weekend

The city of Hoover is hosting its first Beer Fest this weekend.The event is set for Sunday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex.

  Robocalls targeting senior citizens have surpassed IRS scam calls

Robocalls continue to be a pest for people all over the country and right here in Alabama. Especially our seniors. They are prime targets for possible scams.

  28th street shut down next week

The closure is bound to add more traffic congestion to an already congested downtown Birmingham.

Public advised to avoid Bayview Lake, Village Creek area following 80K gallon sewage spill at JeffCo water facility

Officials say the water should be avoided until testing is complete, and the overflow does not affect public drinking water.

UPDATE: Man shot and killed in East Lake identified

Birmingham Police are investigating a homicide in East Lake.

  New storm shelter coming to Fultondale

Storm shelters continue to be in demand, but Jefferson County just doesn’t have enough to protect all of its citizens.

Alabama legislators focus efforts on prison crisis

Lawmakers want to reduce the AL prison population 15 percent in 4-5 years.

  Man convicted in Pelham quadruple homicide executed

42-year-old death row inmate Michael Brandon Samra was executed Thursday evening at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.

  BBB warns about counterfeit merchandise

The Better Business Bureau is warning about counterfeit merchandise being sold online. According to a new report by the BBB, it’s a growing problem that’s being described as an epidemic.

  UAB doctor keeps puppy’s memory alive by helping train therapy pets

Just a short visit by a Hand in Paw therapy pet can have a big impact on a patient, who’s in the hospital. A doctor at UAB and his family have created a fund to help train and support those therapy teams.

  Woman drives car through front entrance of B’ham Olive Garden

Family said the woman accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake.

  Softball: It’s the only sport where athletes cheer nonstop! And we love it!

When you think of athletes cheering, you may think of cheerleaders at a football game or at a competition, but for softball, cheering in the dugout is just as important as the person at bat.

GreenWise job fair being held at B’ham Marriott Hotel

Stop by the Birmingham Marriott Hotel on Highway 280 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday or Saturday for an interview.

Wreck on I-20 WB at Dead Man’s Curve causing traffic delays

Oil is leaking from the 18-wheeler’s engine.

  Construction company closes plant site, neighbors still want more done

Amid neighbor complaints about pollution, a longtime Birmingham construction company is suspending operations at one of its plant sites.

  Armed robber steals from Pinson Waffle House employees, customers

Crime Stoppers just released frightening video from a Waffle House in Pinson. It shows a man with a gun demanding money from employees and customers.

  Hoover BOE considering code of conduct changes prohibiting racist language on and off campus

Hoover City schools is looking at a major change in their code of conduct. This comes weeks after a video went viral showing students using racial slurs.

  Award winning storyteller performing at UAB

For two nights this week, an award winning storyteller and pioneer in Narrative Medicine is performing at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

  Reaction to Alabama’s new abortion law

The spotlight is on Alabama after the state legislature approved and Governor Kay Ivey signed into law outlawing most abortions in the state.

  Possible economic impacts of new abortion law

Some people are concerned about the financial impact of the law, but others are not.

  B’ham photographer helping women find closure with photo series

A Birmingham photographer is helping women find closure by taking photos of them in their original wedding dresses.

Bibb County industrial park getting a new upgrade

Bibb County officials believe more businesses could move into the county’s newest industrial park thanks to a new upgrade that’s in the works.

  Pre-K students and seniors walk Oak Mountain Elementary School hallways

As students prepare for graduation, the Pre-K and seniors got together to walk the hallways in their cap and gowns.

  AL man shows perseverance in earning college degree in 10 years

Earning a degree in college usually takes four to five years, so when we say it took an Alabama more than 10 years to get his bachelor's, there has to be a story.

Water outage planned for parts of Vestavia Hills

If you live in Vestavia Hills, you could be without water for more than half the day on Wednesday, May 15th.

  D.A. for Bessemer cut-off responds to Bessemer City HS football drama

The fate of the coaching staff at Bessemer City High School is in jeopardy after the program was placed on probation for allegedly practicing outside of the season.

  B’ham mayor talks budget proposal at town hall meeting

Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin wants to focus on neighborhood revitalization.

  What to do if your neighbor won’t cut their grass, stores junk in their yard

Most neighbors take pride in the upkeep of their homes, but that’s not always the case for everyone.

  How can we keep cars from crashing into buildings?

There have been several cases lately of vehicles crashing into businesses.

Thousands of dollars in t-shirt sales raised for family of Sgt. Wytasha Carter

Total strangers surprised the family of Birmingham police Sergeant Wytasha Carter with a big check and a lot of love.

  Hands-free bill near vote in Alabama House

A bill that would mandate all drivers not touch cell phones could be up for a vote in the Alabama House Wednesday.

  Rookie Irondale police officer on what inspires him to protect & serve

It’s the ultimate sacrifice - making the decision to take a dangerous job and even risk your life.

  Man found guilty in 2016 murder of Highland Lakes mother of two

Burrus is the man accused of shooting and killing 37-year-old Connie Woolweaver in her home back in December of 2016.

  Man opens community rose garden in Leeds

Daw says that next year they plan to start a community garden right across the road from the rose garden.

  Leeds Police Department opens new substation at The Outlet Shops of Grand River

The outlet is planning to expand and because of this the police department needs to expand as well.

  Stop summer slide with library reading programs

Summer reading programs help keep children's minds engaged over the summer, and keep them from loosing knowledge.

  2 arrested in early-morning west B’ham shooting

Police say they received a call about someone shooting into an occupied dwelling on Slayton Ave. SW.

  Jefferson County cemetery board still hasn’t met

Drive into Pine Hill Cemetery and you have to wonder why there is a headstone sitting against a tree.

  Some Vestavia Hills residents without water on Wednesday

The Birmingham Water Works is planning to turn off water to approximately 400 homes to make repairs to a line.

Former Oneonta police officer sentenced to 20 years for sex crimes

Nicholas “Shane” Osborn has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Vestavia Hills PD locate missing woman

Vestavia Hills police are asking for your help locating a missing woman.