Central Alabama

  Increased security at Center Point High School

  Defense of the Vaping Industry

  UPDATE: Teenager killed in double shooting in Birmingham identified

B’ham police investigating shooting; Victim expected to recover

Blount Co. man pleads guilty to multiple sex crimes involving a child

  Living History: students learning from those who lived through September 11th

Continued Coverage

  Police looking to catch robber before he strikes again

UAB expanding tele-medicine to North Alabama

  Homewood business becomes one of the only deaf friendly salons in the state

  JeffCo superintendent announced as new president of Coastal Alabama Community College

  No injuries reported in massive Center Point duplex fire

Authorities searching for driver of stolen vehicle who led police on overnight chase

  Councilman calling for investigation into Negro Southern League Museum construction

A Birmingham city councilman is calling for an investigation into why the Negro Southern League Museum which was built four years ago isn't up to code.

  Snake season is not over

Unfortunately, it’s still the season for slithering reptiles.

  State asking for doctors to report vaping related illnesses

Alabama State health officials tell us they’re investigating five possible cases in Alabama.

Hoover Teachers given nearly $50,000 in grants for new classroom programs

Record number of grants given to Hoover teachers to implement innovative new programs in the classroom

Former Samford QB Devlin Hodges is a Pittsburgh Steeler again

  Cullman moving forward with selling civic center

  Water levels remain high despite growing drought conditions

  Jefferson Co. High Schools to increase security measures at games

  Can metal detectors increase security at Jefferson County HS football games?

Normal operations resume at Jackson-Olin HS after person walks in school with loaded gun Friday

B’ham police investigating weekend shooting on city’s west side

The shooting happened on August 31 when the suspect fired multiple shots at a subject in the 2000 block of Avenue V. Police say one round from the suspect entered Limbaugh Toyota.

  WATCH: Here’s your first look at the newly renovated Jack’s in Homewood

Jack’s said goodbye to its first unit on May 20 as demolition for the new restaurant began.

4 killed over weekend from separate JeffCo traffic accidents

Four people died over the weekend from separate car accidents.

  Thrown out cigarette butts, drought conditions have neighbors concerned

Drought conditions across Central Alabama are causing concerns for some who say small fires have happened due to dry conditions and smokers tossing butts out along roadways.

  Will citizenship status affect who is counted in 2020 Census?

As the United States prepares to count the population, some question who will be counted.

  Beefing up security at high school football games

Area high schools are being mindful of recent events when it comes to security at their own football games.

  Hurricane Dorian and travel insurance

Why investing in travel insurance might be worth the extra cost.

  Train blocks intersection in Birmingham

Drivers and business owners are frustrated by the inconvenience.

  Drought impact on Shelby County farmers

Farmers in Shelby County are facing a variety of obstacles.

You are what you eat: UAB researchers find a link between diet and depression in teens

Teenagers aren’t known for making the best choices, especially when it comes to what they eat, but new research from UAB shows a teens diet, can be a causal factor in depression.

  Gas tax increase hardly impacting drivers

A six cent gas tax increase went into effect in Alabama September 1st.

  Residents concerned over trash off Pinson Valley Parkway

Residents in Pinson Valley are looking for ways to address littering.

September is newborn screening awareness month

A simple heel prick can lead to a better quality of life: Doctors reminding parents of the importance of newborn screening this month

  Birmingham is ready to help the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

The city of Birmingham and the Christian Service Mission is teaming up to send needed supplies from Alabama to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.

Post office returns to Mountain Brook Village next year in new location

The new post office, scheduled to open in February and will offer all the services previously found in the Mountain Brook shopping center location, including P.O. boxes.

Are you prepared for a hurricane?

As Hurricane Dorian continues moving northward along the eastern coast of the U.S., we are reminded of how powerful and dangerous these storms can be.

  Witness: Man injured saving children from apartment fire in Center Point

Center Point Fire and Birmingham Fire worked mutually on the fire at Woodside Condominium Apartments

Overturned 18-wheeler blocking ramp from I-20 to I-59 cleared

The accident happened just before 1 a.m.

  Community complains about community center not being open to everyone, mayor explains why

There have been many efforts over the years to save the Jerry D. Coleman Community Center. After shutting down in 2016 due to disrepair, the community center is now fixed up and ready to go but some neighbors complain the doors remain shut.

  Birmingham Housing Authority approves contract with BPD for extra patrols

The Birmingham Police Department and Housing Authority striking a deal with the goal of protecting people who live in public housing.

Four people charged with Capital Murder after body found in steel canister in Blount Co.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a body found on Tuesday.

Woman finds possible headstones in vacant lot next to family’s home

It’s a crumbling headstone with the name Eloise Pendleton on it.

  Summertime crime numbers down in Birmingham

Crime normally goes up in Birmingham and across the country during summertime.

  Ham radio operators important during major disasters

The Jefferson County EMA City Hall is tied into the ham radio/amateur radio network across Alabama.

  3rd Annual Taste of Five Points South set for Sunday September 8th

Event celebrates the history and culinary arts offered in one of Birmingham's most diverse neighborhoods

Police identify victim in fatal hit & run near B’ham gas station

The accident happened in the 1100 block of 3rd Ave. West before 4:30 a.m.

  There are exceptions to Alabama’s new ‘left lane driving law’

The Alabama Anti-Road Rage Act went into effect September 1st, but there’s still some confusion about the rules of this new law.

  Fines increase for Alabama’s move over law

If you don’t “move over” it’s going to cost you more!

  Dorian evacuees could make their way to the Birmingham area

Hurricane Dorian evacuees could make their way to Birmingham and other parts of central Alabama.

  AAA’s “100 deadlist Days” campaign ends on Labor Day

Today is the last day in Triple A's "100 deadliest days" campaign. It's the time between Memorial Day and Labor day when there are more accidents involving teens.

Driver avoids serious injuries in scary wreck in Bessemer

The driver was trapped in the vehicle for a short amount of time between first responders were able to get him out.

  Gas tax increase begins Labor Day weekend

We’re just days away from the statewide gas tax starting, but despite that six-cent increase starting Sunday, you may be paying less than $2 a gallon later this year.

  Group of young professionals gather in B’ham to figure out how to make communities better for everyone

The Civic Engagement Summit was hosted by Young People For, a group that trains young adults to engage and affect change in their communities.

B’ham police officer shot several times in line of duty returns home

Members of the city wide task force escorted Officer Cullen Stafford home on Saturday.

B’ham PD: Man shot, killed by wife during dispute

The man was transported to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

  Historian weighs in on why blackface was, is offensive

That has left some people asking why was wearing blackface as a college student back then such a big deal today?

JeffCo commissioner reacts to apology from Governor Ivey

Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens Friday told WBRC he is backing Ivey.

LifeSouth asks Alabama to help Florida by donating blood as Hurricane Dorian approaches

With local inventories already low due to summer blood shortages, Florida communities are pleading for support. Blood donors in Alabama are asked to help by giving blood today.

  Elderly man shot and killed after answering door at home near Ruffner Mountain

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting death in eastern Birmingham Thursday evening.

  Fire damages 2 units at Hoover apartment complex

Crews responded to an apartment fire in Hoover early Thursday evening.

  Corporate reaction to Mayor Woodfin’s college tuition plan

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin hopes to get the backing of the corporate community for the Birmingham Promise College Tuition Assistance program.

Shades Valley High student arrested after BB gun found on campus

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a student at Shades Valley High School was arrested Wednesday after a firearm was located in a gym bag.

  College tuition assistance program backed by students

Students respond to Mayor Randall Woodfin's assistance initiative.

Huntsville man who led police on chase Sunday in Homewood charged

The suspect then led responding officers on a chase until crashing into a building on Greensprings Highway.

  Self-storage company fights Birmingham over building permit

A new fight tonight from a self storage company trying to build a new facility near Vulcan Park.

License plate cameras watching McCalla neighborhood

Drivers are now on notice in Letson Farms. A few months ago, the homeowners association installed two Flock safety license plate reading cameras to take pictures of cars coming into the McCalla subdivision.

  City decides on which roads will be repaved first in Birmingham

The City of Birmingham approved an initial $3.6 million to begin road work in September.

  Buckle up back there!

Starting September 1st, anyone riding in the backseat in Alabama has to wear a seat belt.

  Glass shattered, cars broken into at Center Point apartment complex

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is now investigating.

  Jackson-Olin HS senior is also a private in the US Army

Bass participated in a split-off program in the Army that allowed her to take Basic Training over the summer.

Man accused of shooting up Good Hope motorcycle club

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man they say shot multiple times into an occupied building in Good Hope Saturday night.

  AT&T customers complain about long wait times as 20,000 employees go on strike

Several AT&T customers say they are the ones paying the price as more than 20,000 AT&T employees march into day three of a multi-state strike.

  Bama is ready to hit somebody else on the football field

Some teams struggle with tackling but the Alabama Crimson Tide defense thinks it won't be a problem for them.

  JeffCo penalized for billing mistakes at Cooper Green

Jefferson County is being forced to spend $1.8 million for past billing mistakes at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital.

  Protecting spectators during outdoor sporting events

Sponsors of outdoor sporting events are looking again at their severe weather procedures.

Jefferson Co. to build more storm shelters despite dwindling federal funds

Jefferson County will soon run out of federal funds for building storm shelters.

  Concerns raised over flooding around the BJCC

People around the BJCC were sent scrambling to higher ground after 9th Ave. N. flooded on Saturday.

  Delta Air Lines celebrates 90 years of service in Birmingham

A water cannon honors arrival for flight DL1379 was held on Monday morning.