Central Alabama

  Mayor Woodfin urges people to use safe meet up spots for exchanges

Birmingham Mayor, Randall Woodfin, is warning people about the dangers that could come with meeting up with strangers to exchange goods purchased online. He reminded Birmingham residents on Thursday, that if you need a safe place to do business, the Birmingham Police Department has you covered.

Crime numbers drop in Homewood in 2020

Investigation underway after body found in abandoned house fire

  Doctor shares second vaccine dose experience

  You should still wear a mask after your get the vaccine

  Elementary students in Hoover start 4 days of in-person learning

  UAB updates vaccine demand and use in Jefferson County

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  UAB looking to start mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in Jefferson County

Cullman Co. deputy returns to work, welcomed back by dad

Birmingham Mayor’s Race: Who’s in right now

Birmingham police investigating fatal drive-by shooting

  Folks 75 and up now able to receive COVID vaccine in Jefferson County

  Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin Talks COVID 19

Bessemer woman celebrates 105th birthday

A drive-through birthday celebration was held on Monday for Mrs. Strait. She turned 105 years old!

61-year-old man killed while walking along U.S. 431 in Calhoun County

Alabama State Troopers said Phillip Bonds of Anniston stepped out onto 431 three miles north of Anniston before 8:00 p.m. and he was hit by a car.

Leeds officer injured in two-vehicle crash

Alabama State Troopers said a driver failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Parkway Drive at Eloise Street and struck a Leeds P.D. patrol vehicle.

42-year-old man thrown from the car, killed in Wilcox County accident

Alabama State Troopers said Kelvin Dewayne Montgomery of Camden was killed when he drove off the road and overturned on Alabama 221, about a mile west of Camden.

Woman killed in Fairfield wreck Friday afternoon

  Birmingham restaurant owner calls to bring back curbside alcohol sales

  Hygiene products donation drive scheduled Monday to help women without permanent shelter

B’ham group holds MLK Day of service gas giveaway and voter registration event

JeffCo Health Dept. to activate vaccination sites Monday

Cullman man ejected, killed in car accident

  ADPH disputes CDC vaccine ranking

Alabama Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said there was a reporting problem. Some vaccination records were kicked out by computers. The health department’s IT workers have been working on correcting the information all week.

Authorities investigating what led to apartment fire that killed 65-year-old woman in Tarrant

The death is being investigated as a homicide. Officials are investigating what led to the fire.

  JCCEO resuming applications for people needing help paying rent and utilities

Earlier this week, JCCEO resumed taking applications and is working as fast as it can to process them.

  USPS moves past holiday shipping backlog

USPS leaders say workers have moved past holiday shipping backlogs that snarled your mail at the hub locally and nationwide.

  Ivey responds as ADPH overwhelmed by phone calls about COVID-19 vaccination

The Alabama Department of Public Health continues to be overwhelmed with phone calls of people trying to sign up for vaccinations.

  Alabama Democrats not going to President Biden’s inauguration

Alabama Democrats hoped to be celebrating next week with the inauguration of Joe Biden, but with COVID and now security concerns about possible protesters, that has changed a lot plans for any Washington D.C. trip.

  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office partners with Ring Security

Through JCSO’s partnership with Ring, deputies can log in to Ring’s Neighbors app and see information related to incidents reported by citizens.

  Birmingham City Schools offers virtual learning help for students

Class was in session Wednesday for Birmingham City Schools parents. Mom, dads and grandparents got live training on how to use software as the district continues with full virtual learning.

  Neighbors rescue woman from house fire in Birmingham

Two women who lived in the home were able to escape, but a third woman was rescued by the men.

  UAB Spring semester starts next week with COVID-19 precautions, testing in place

UAB’s spring semester starts next Tuesday. It will look much like the fall semester.

  Apple announces launch of innovation hub for HBCUs

The propel center is designed to connect HBCU students to technology, accelerated programs, and entrepreneurship skills development while focusing on social justice and equality.

  Vaccination update and concerns

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across the country, vaccination rates are starting to increase here in Alabama.

  Concerns over COVID death projections for Alabama and the United States

A national study group believes a lot more deaths will occur in the United States due to COVID-19 in the coming weeks and months.

Birmingham PD asking for public’s help in solving cold case murder

Police say Roberts was killed in a drive-by shooting in the 1800 block of Francis Avenue on March 28, 2018.

67-year-old man identified as Bessemer homicide victim

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office says 67-year-old Zachery B. Brown Jr. was shot in the 2800 block of 12th Avenue North on Monday around 6 p.m.

  Center Point considers starting independent police department in effort to reduce crime

City Council Public Safety Chair Tiffany Moore said there were steps the city needed to take before deciding on breaking away from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, including conducting a feasibility study.

  Alabama leaders watching for possible armed protests in Montgomery this weekend

State leaders say they are prepared and watching for possible armed protesters this weekend. The FBI had an internal memo warning of armed protesters in all fifty state capitals.

  Expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to more people

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called for the expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday. They want to include those who are 65 years old and older.

36-year-old Pinson man killed in commercial vehicle crash

Alabama State Troopers said Jason Hallmark was driving a commercial vehicle when he drove off the road and struck a concrete culvert.

Coroner identifies victim in Zion City community homicide

Police say the victim was shot during a fight at 8 p.m. and later died at St. Vincent’s East Hospital.

  Hoover City Schools announces updated learning schedule

Hoover City School leaders announced updates to the in-person learning schedule Monday.

  Hoover mom answers call to fill substitute gap in schools

Hoover City Schools, like many schools across central Alabama, is in desperate need of additional substitutes. And one mom has stepped up to fill the need.

  Jefferson County plans to expand vaccinations

The Alabama Department of Public Health plans to expand its vaccinations January 18th.

  JCDH call center for COVID-19 vaccine receives 3,300 calls in first week

The call center will provide information to the public regarding COVID-19 vaccines, and assist with coordinating vaccination efforts for critical populations in Jefferson County.

Cullman Regional creates waitlist for COVID-19 vaccination clinics

“We are actively working to get as many high-risk community members scheduled as possible.”

Hoover police investigate father-son shooting

Hoover police are investigating after a father admitting to shooting his 61-year-old son multiple times Saturday afternoon.

Fultondale PD looking for woman after car stolen at gas station

Fultondale Police are searching for a woman in connection to a car theft, after a black Toyota Tacoma was stolen from a gas station on January 6.

Two arrested after vehicle pursuit in stolen car

Two men were arrested by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies Friday afternoon after crashing a stolen vehicle during an attempt to elude police.

  COVID-19 surge two weeks after Christmas

Christmas Day was two weeks ago and the state of Alabama is now seeing COVID numbers jump because of the holiday.

73-year-old Dora man killed in single-car accident

State Troopers said David Reaid was killed when he lost control of his car, left the road and struck a tree. Troopers said weather conditions are to blame.

  State health leaders say emergency departments are slammed with patients

The President of the Alabama Hospital Association said the state only has 3% of ICU beds available.

  UAB using hotels instead of hospital beds for some patients

UAB Hospital is putting some patients in hotels near the hospital to preserve bed space, according to the hospital’s CEO.

  Jefferson County vaccination update

The county is working to vaccinate healthcare workers most exposed to COVID-19 first and Jefferson County has a lot of healthcare workers.

  COVID-19 from a kid’s perspective

Birmingham’s mayor is spending his first full 24 hours out of the hospital while he and thousands of other Alabamians continue to recover from COVID-19. More than 380,000 people in Alabama have been infected with the COVID-19.

Police search for man after woman’s body is discovered in B’ham apartment

Birmingham Police are asking for help from the public to locate a person of interest after a woman was found dead in an apartment building on December 28.

  Birmingham Pastor Celebrates Georgia Senator’s Victory

John Cantelow, Pastor of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church says he met Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, when they were young ministers serving internships

  UAB hospitalizations remain challenging

UAB is continuing to struggle with the growing number COVID patients.

BPD searching for person of interest in Ensley robbery investigation

BPD is asking for help from the public to identify a person of interest in an investigation of a robbery that took place a gas station in Ensley early Wednesday morning.

Police investigating shooting at Hoover apartment complex

The victim was taken to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is currently in critical condition.

Police investigating robbery, shooting & carjacking at Ensley convenience store

The victim was take to an area hospital with injuries are not considered life threatening.

  New Jefferson County vaccine hotline handling hundreds of calls

There is a new way to get information on the COVID-19 vaccines for people who live in Jefferson County.

Bessemer City school board approves incentive for employees

A one-time $500 incentive has been approved for all permanent full-time Bessemer City School employees.

  COVID-19 vaccinations should soon increase in Alabama

Ramping up COVID-19 vaccines in Alabama, like much of the country, has been slower than what state health leaders wanted.

  Alabama state health officer expects growing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations

Alabama health leaders continue to keep a close eye on the growing number of positive COVID-19 patients and hospitalizations in the state.

Man charged with murder after victim found on back porch of Birmingham home

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

JCDH establishes call center for COVID-19 vaccine

The call center will provide information to the public regarding COVID-19 vaccines, and assist with coordinating vaccination efforts for critical populations in Jefferson County.

Missing Birmingham woman found after more than 2 weeks

Birmingham police say Crystal Lawson has been located.

Coroner asks for assistance locating family of man killed in Linn Park Saturday morning

Birmingham Police are investigating a homicide after a body was found in Linn Park Saturday morning.

  Would single-dose COVID vaccinations help stretch supply and help protect more people?

Health leaders with the University of California and Brown University theorized only administering a single dose of COVID-19 vaccines, instead of giving second doses, to allow more people to be vaccinated.

Birmingham police investigating overnight double shooting in Ensley

Police say the victims might have been targeted.

  COVID-19 positive cases and patients continue to rise

The latest statewide map for the Alabama Public Health Department showed improvements for most of the state. But those numbers are behind the latest jump in cases and hospitalizations.

  Alabama vaccine update, many doctors believe vaccine process is going too slow

A growing number of doctors are voicing their concerns about the vaccination process. Many believe its going too slowly.

81-year-old Piedmont man struck and killed on Hwy 278

Officers responded to the traffic accident on US Hwy 278 West on January 1, 2021.

Birmingham PD investigating Monday morning shooting at gentlemen’s club

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

Police: 19-year-old man shot and killed while walking down the street in Tarrant

Police say the victim and suspect knew each other and believe the victim was targeted.

17-year-old arrested in Birmingham’s third homicide investigation of 2021

Police say they were dispatched to the 2100 block of Warrior Road at approximately 8:45 p.m. on reports of a person shot.

New Year’s baby born at Grandview Medical Center

Meet Grandview Medical Center’s first baby of 2021!

B’ham police searching for missing woman

Birmingham police are searching for a missing woman who suffers from medical conditions that affect her judgment and behavior.