Central Alabama

  Birmingham’s “Ed Farm” continues to grow

The pandemic hasn't stopped work at Birmingham's Education Farm. In fact, the partnership between Birmingham and Apple is continuing to grow.

  Alabama sees over 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

  Is it safe to play high school football in Alabama right now?

BPD, Serving a Purpose Security Company & Cricket Wireless hosting back-to-school supply drive

  Birmingham offers support to restaurants by offering space for outdoor dining

  Shelby County puts the finishing touches on the upcoming school year

  Birmingham City Schools will start with remote learning on September 8

Continued Coverage

  Bessemer schools delays opening until Sept. 3

  Birmingham man who depends on food bank; also gives back

  ‘We Want to Play’ college football movement gaining momentum

  Parent protesters lobby Jefferson County Schools to offer in-person choice

Debate over Cancelling College Football

  Jefferson County high school coaches concerned about canceled college football

McCalla man killed in motorcycle accident Monday afternoon

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says a man has died after a collision involving an automobile and motorcycle in McCalla Monday afternoon.

Man shot and killed in Jefferson County Sunday morning

Deputies arrived on the scene where they found 23-year-old Ron Christopher Newell, Jr. suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.

  Victim shot and injured in Sunday morning shooting in Bessemer

A victim was shot and taken to the UAB hospital early Sunday Morning. The victim is now in critical condition.

New study shows more HIV testing is cost-efficient

A new study shows more HIV testing among young males in the United States is more cost-efficient for the health care system.

Hoover focuses on new COVID-19 rules during first scrimmage

  Birmingham City Schools move coaches around to help keep High School football players safe

  Dansby Foods supercenter planned for old Walmart in Fairfield

  Projections show new deaths from COVID-19 to 295,000 by December 1st

  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office employees still looking for promised hazard pay

Authorities identify 16-year-old killed in trail riding accident in Vestavia Hills

  Homewood creating police task force

In the midst of calls across the country for police reform, Homewood is seeking to improve relations between the community and police.

  Local daycare offers help for students learning virtually

Grace Community School and Daycare in Pelham is making sure students have somewhere to go while they learn remotely.

  Samford University reacts after COVID isolation cottages shot down in Homewood

Samford University is proposing a unique way to quarantine students who are exposed to COVID-19 during the academic year.

Chelsea Fire Department confirms death of fire chief after health complications

Chelsea Fire Chief Wayne Shirley passed away Thursday, according to a post on the Chelsea Fire & Rescue Facebook page.

  Demand for food giveaways could grow

Despite many businesses opening up and workers returning to earn a pay check, food giveaway events continue to see a big demand.

Investigation underway after juvenile shot in Ashville

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a juvenile was shot Sunday afternoon in Ashville.

  Pell City woman donates backpacks to her former elementary school

She started planning to give out one, then five, and ended up donating 52 backpacks to students at the school.

  B’ham tech company GoodJob donates $10K for hunger

GoodJob announced the company is donating $10,000 to the Great Grocery Giveback, a program that provides a full week’s worth of healthy food to those who have been laid off or furloughed as a result of COVID-19.

  JCDH: Ask how long test results should take before you get swabbed

Depending on the lab, it could take anywhere from a day to a week to get back test results.

  Cullman Co. Superintendent has questions about guidance from Alabama Department of Public Health

The meeting Tuesday was to give schools direction on how to open safely, but the superintendent said he needs more information.

  Health COVID-19 concerns for multi-generational families

When you have children, parents and grandparents all living under the same roof, families have to take extra steps to protect their loved ones from COVID-19.

JCSO: Flock cameras in Center Point helping reduce crime

JCSO says the devices are very helpful in deterring crime and tracking down suspects.

  Mayor Woodfin speaks on COVID-19 update in Birmingham

In the last two weeks, confirmed positive cases have declined slightly. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin believes the city is making progress and was among the first to order mandatory face coverings for the city.

  Small businesses struggle to open due to COVID-19

As Congress continues to try to make a deal over a new stimulus package, small businesses in Alabama are still struggling to survive during the pandemic.

BBJ: Security company to hire 50 people in B’ham

Allied Universal is recruiting for all shifts and all levels of experience using online applications and video interviewing technology.

  Health leaders seeing positive signs regarding COVID-19 cases

Some of the confirmed positive numbers are slowing down, but hospitalizations continue to be a concern.

  Vestavia Hills HIgh School students protest principal’s removal

Friday, the Board of Education voted to move Tyler Burgess to become principal of remote learning.

Man offering reward for info. on car, dog stolen from B’ham PD Headquarters’ parking lot

A man says his car was stolen while he was inside Birmingham Police Department Headquarters. His dog, Buster, was inside the car at the time.

  Concerns over hospital capacity mount as schools prepare to reopen

As record numbers of coronavirus patients are being admitted to local hospitals, schools are preparing to reopen and experts are worried about the consequences.

Anaih Blanchard’s step father Walt Harris running for Homewood City Council

The professional fighter announced he was throwing his hat in the ring to represent Ward 3, Place 1.

Little Savannah closes its doors in Birmingham

Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar has announced they will close their doors after 17 years.

Man facing felony charges after car chase and tossing out drugs

Jefferson County deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a White Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck on Walker’s Chapel Road in Fultondale.

UAB Police Sgt. Parnell Guyton dies following months long battle against COVID-19

After a months-long fight against COVID-19, UAB Police Sergeant Parnell Guyton has died.

  Parents concerned about school changes

Parents are getting more time to adjust to major changes in their children’s education. Vestavia Hills and Mountain Brook schools have changed their start dates and went to a new education format.

B’ham man charged with Monday murder outside apartment complex

A Birmingham man has been charged with murder after an investigation into a homicide that happened Monday.

UAB talks safety precautions ahead of fall semester

We’re checking in with UAB as the school prepares to welcome students back during the pandemic.

  UAB relaxing freshman live-on campus policy

It’s still policy for nearly all freshman at UAB to live on campus but that policy is now being relaxed a little.

Birmingham prepares for $73 million shortfall

City budgets are suffering nationwide due to the pandemic, and today we learned just how far behind Birmingham might be.

Daniel Rickett’s family and friends react after his body is identified 2 years after he went missing

"We prayed and we prayed together that this would be Daniel. But to finally get a positive confirmation that this is Daniel, it was a relief."

  Fairfield City Schools starts virtually, but still prepares for student return

Fairfield City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Regina Thompson, says the concerns from parents and staff, along with rising COVID cases, pushed leaders to start virtually for Pre-K through 12th grade students.

UPDATE: Missing 17-year-old girl in Shelby Co. found safe

17-year-old Diamond Roberson has been found safe.

  Improving COVID-19 numbers in Walker and Coosa counties

Alabama health leaders remain concerned about the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

  Jefferson County Health Dept. under pressure to inspect schools

Schools are preparing to welcome some students and teachers back in a few short weeks, but It’s on the health department to be sure those schools are safe.

  Extra unemployment benefits to end Friday

Without a deal from Congress extra benefits for people unemployed due to the coronavirus will end.

  JeffCo Health Officer believes more people are taking COVID-19 seriously

Jefferson County's face mask order went into effect a month ago. Health Officer Dr. Mark Wilson feels the county’s order is helping the situation a little.

  Jefferson State expects dual enrollment to increase during pandemic

Jefferson State is now offering scholarships for high school students wanting to earn college credit with Career Technical Education courses.

  Jefferson County Health Officer agrees with Gov. Ivey’s face covering extension

Jefferson County’s Public Health Officer welcomes news that Governor Ivey will be extending her mandatory face covering order for another month.

  Health officials express concern over Hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

Alabama heath leaders are concerned about a drug being touted as cure or prevention for COVID-19

  B’ham PD plans 16th birthday surprise for Sgt. Wytasha Carter’s son

BPD officers stood in the rain to show Sgt. Carter's 16-year-old son some love on his birthday.

Police investigating Tuesday night homicide in Bessemer

The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Demarcus Tyrone Hale.

Birmingham Zoo continues reopening process Wednesday

The Birmingham Zoo is taking its next step in fully reopening on Wednesday.

24-year-old woman identified as victim in Birmingham’s Southside homicide

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a homicide Tuesday evening.

  Alabama hospitals remain stressed with COVID-19 patients

That number is approaching 10,000 statewide putting the hospitals under stress to continue to meet services.

  State health officer backs recommendations for Jefferson Co. schools

Alabama’s state health officer is backing Jefferson County’s Health Department in recommending middle and high schools go virtual and not open classrooms for the first nine weeks.

Family of 11-year-old victim files lawsuit after July 3 Riverchase Galleria shooting

The father of an 11-year-old girl who was hit by gunfire during a shooting at the Riverchase Galleria on July 3 is suing multiple parties affiliated with the mall for negligence.

Birmingham police investigating 2 overnight homicides at apartment complexes

Police say they responded to a call at 12:21 a.m. of a shooting in the 2300 block of Court R at the Villas at Westridge apartment complex.

  Face covering order currently set to expire Friday; Will it be extended?

Alabama health leaders are encouraged by some of the latest numbers, but they say it’s too early to say the face masks are making a difference.

Camp McDowell shows the world as it could be

The mission of Camp McDowell is to “show the way the world could be through worship, learning, rest, and play in the beauty of God’s Backyard.”

Birmingham woman killed in weekend house fire

Authorities say the fire happened in the 800 block of 4th Court West

UPDATE: Missing Bessemer woman found safe

Jacqueline Crayton went missing Friday and was found safe over the weekend.

Lawson State president announces retirement after 33 years

Dr. Perry Ward has announced he will retire as president of Lawson State Community College after 33 years of leadership at the school.

1 dead, 1 in critical condition after B’ham shooting

Birmingham police are conducting an assault investigation after two people were shot Saturday afternoon.

AL Nursing Home Association willing to work with UAB on vaccine testing

UAB infectious disease doctors said Thursday they hope to test a vaccine for COVID-19 on residents in nursing homes.

  Man arrested for July 15 homicide in South Town Community

An arrest has been made after a 23-year-old man was killed earlier this month in a shooting on 9th Court South.

  CDC guidance on getting students back into the classroom

A report released by the CDC says it’s far better for students to be in school for classroom education than remote learning.

  Alabama high school Culinary team has a recipe that is out of this world

The Hewitt-Trussvile Culinary Team has a recipe that is literally out of this world. Seniors Lucy Prince, Madeline Curd, Abigail Mitchell, and Kaylie Love won the National NASA HUNCH Culinary Competition with their dish, Moroccan Chicken Tangine. The recipe will be served to astronauts in space.

Hoover RC3 student saves friend from choking

Parker Underwood is a hero, even though he says he doesn’t feel like one.

  Principal advises what to include on your back-to-school shopping list

And as families start thinking about back to school shopping, there are some items you may not have considered.