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  Birmingham Promise program gets $3 million donation

The Birmingham Promise program got a big boost Tuesday. Three companies are combining to contribute $3 million to help Birmingham high school graduates get to college.

Body found in Bessemer sewer

Student arrested after firearm found at Pleasant Grove High School

  18-year-old arrested, 19-year-old identified as homicide victim in shooting

  3 teens captured in Helena following early morning-chase in stolen vehicle

  Heavy rains adding to pothole problems around the metro

  What’s next after coronavirus scare in Anniston?

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  Anniston (Ala.) City Council will not seek legal action after plan to quarantine coronavirus canceled

3 people killed in separate car wrecks in JeffCo on Sunday

Birmingham Fire battled two alarm fire Sunday morning

Lakeshore Foundation hosts SEC Junior Wheelchair Basketball Championship

Authorities searching for convicted murderer who escaped from work release center

  Anniston city leaders blindsided by plan to use local FEMA facility as part of Coronavirus quarantine

Authors speak at Murder in the Magic City

Famous authors from across the country are in Birmingham this weekend to meet fans and talk about their works.

  City investigating after dozens of toilets found dumped in Roebuck neighborhood

The city is now investigating.

UPDATE: Suspect identified in shooting death of man at B’ham nightclub

The victim was transported to UAB Hospital but the victim’s condition was not released.

  Roofing companies busy with inspections, repairs following heavy rains

It may be cold, but the sun is out. And that’s good news for roofing companies because they have a lot of work lined up after weeks of rain and storms.

Baby born in Birmingham on 02/20/20 at 2:20!

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy arrested on DUI, reckless driving charges

  Valley Elementary transforms into Campus 124

Midfield police searching for missing woman

  Aniah Blanchard’s father talks about Aniah’s Law

  Deer on the move can be bad for your vehicle

B’ham Police: Missing elderly woman found, reunited with family

Police say 75-year-old Annie Brooks Peake has been located and reunited with her family.

Authorities identify victim of Thursday’s fatal accident in Pinson

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.

Pell City parents worried about new attendance policy

The school system says the stricter policy is all about boosting attendance.

  'They deserve better’: Birmingham homeowners asking for more help with sewage spill

As Jefferson County continues to see a lot of rain, county leaders said you can count on seeing sewage overflows. While work is underway upgrading the sewer system, county leaders said this is a problem that will never go away.

Teen injured in Wednesday night drive-by shooting into JeffCo home

Authorities say no one was shot but a 15 year old was cut from broken glass.

  Renovation coming to Masonic Temple in Birmingham

The renovation of Birmingham's Masonic Temple is just a few months away.

  Weather causing more potholes & impacting tires

Tire experts say they are seeing an increase is business in part due to the weather and potholes.

Judge Elisabeth French becomes 1st female Presiding Judge of JeffCo Court System

For the first time since 1821, the newly elected Presiding Judge over the state courts in Jefferson County is a woman.

  87-year-old fed up with flooding at her Birmingham home

More rain Tuesday only added to the problem 87-year-old Roberta Hampton has been dealing with for years at least six years.

Homewood Schools Superintendent announces retirement

Homewood Schools Superintendent Dr. Bill Cleveland is retiring at the end of the current school year.

Entities tied to Oak Grove mine file Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid restructuring plan

The company that operates the Oak Grove Mine complex near Bessemer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a restructuring support agreement with its principal creditors.

  Tow Truck Driver’s Plea: ‘Move over so I don’t die’

Tow truck operators are begging for other drivers to move over

  Jefferson County reacts to BSA declaring bankruptcy

The move is seen as a way to deal with 300 lawsuits from men who say they were sexually abused when they were scouts.

  More security being requested for JeffCo courthouses

There are rising concerns about the security of Jefferson County courthouses.

  Clothes shed during Mercedes Marathon donated to charity

If you took part in the Mercedes Marathon weekend, you probably saw a few clothes along the course. All that clothing doesn't go in the trash but to a good cause.

  B’ham to ramp up parking enforcement in latest effort to clean-up city

The ordinance was enacted in 2010.

  Homewood PD need doorbell camera video after two cars stolen

Homewood Police need your Ring doorbell footage to help solve multiple stolen car cases.

  Making it easier to pay for parking in Birmingham

Are you tired of not having change for the parking meter in downtown Birmingham?

Tire repair business seeing weather related increase in business

The changing weather is leading to more and more potholes on the roads.

Hoover PD investigating homicide at apartment complex

Hoover police are investigating the murder of a woman shot multiple Friday night at an apartment complex in Hoover.

  K-5 students finish the last mile of the Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon

The kids took over the Mercedes-Benz Marathon on Saturday.

Local charity hands out donations to homeless

The charity hands the donations out one Saturday every month.

  Millions of gallons of sewer water overflowed after recent sever weather

The recent rain event causing millions of gallons of sewer water to overflow.

  Does you car insurance include flood coverage?

We are on your side with what kind of insurance you need to have to make sure you are covered.

  Officials talk school security amid Parkland shooting anniversary

Today is the two year anniversary of the Parkland Florida shooting that left 17 people dead at a high school. The tragedy caused the nation’s schools to take another look at their security.

  Alabama Rep. explains mandatory vasectomy bill; public reacts

Birmingham Representative Rolanda Hollis has introduced A piece of legislation that is catching a lot of people’s attention.

Walker Co. missing man with intellectual disabilities possibly in danger

Police say Connell is believed to possibly be in danger, and does have some intellectual disabilities that require medical attention.

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

Missing 17-year-old from Shelby Co. found safe

  Hoover High honors friend by handing out thousands of Valentine’s Day cards

The students are working hard to spread kindness and encouragement at several local schools in memory of Elijah Otwell through an organization called Project 5:11.

  Coronavirus impacting gas prices

“Chinese demand has dropped significantly in recent weeks for gasoline and they are one of the major demand countries across the globe.”

  Teacher unions want schools to rethink active shooter lockdowns and drills

The NEA and AFT believe the drills are upsetting some students.

  Checking your basement for flood damage

Business is booming for cleaning and restoration companies, thanks to recent rains and flooding.

Police investigating shooting at Birmingham nightclub

The victim is in his early 20s. Our latest update says he is in surgery.

Homicide investigation underway in Brighton

There was no clear cause of death, authorities say.

  Flooding concerns for Meadow Lake community

Heavy rain is causing serious flooding for people who live in the Meadow Lake community in the Bessemer area.

  Water in gasoline at a Birmingham gas station causes problems for drivers

The gas station owner, Sunny Ali said he has been there 15 years and he is upset that some his customers have had car trouble after buying gas at his station.

  Cullman Co. deputy making progress but critical, K9 at Auburn after wreck during storm

The injured deputy’s wrecked cruiser was located on Hwy. 69 South a short time later. The injured deputy was unconscious.

  Electric scooter and bikes soon to roll into Birmingham

Micro-Transit is now a reality in Birmingham. With Zyp Bikes riding out of Birmingham, city council approved an ordinance to allow the new form of transportation Tuesday.

  Road and bridge inspections with flooding concerns in Jefferson County

More rain is expected and the Jefferson County road department is trying to stay ahead of any potential problems with bridges and roads.

WBRC TV News pioneer dies

Jerry Levin served as News Director of WBRC FOX6 News in the 1970’s.

Jefferson County EMA continues to monitor flooding

Jefferson County’s Emergency Management Agency is continuing to monitor the rain falling and flood conditions.

  Bessemer Gardens monitoring flooding

Bessemer Gardens neighbors are closely monitoring the forecast and Valley Creek for potential flooding.

  Hundreds attend Kimberly Police Officer’s funeral

Hundreds of members of police departments, sheriff’s offices and fire departments across the state traveled to First Baptist Church of Gardendale to pay tribute to 33-year-old O’Rear.

Anti-human trafficking program held in Woodlawn

Officials hope the class will teach people how to identify victims and know how to respond to get help.

Teen identified as victim in Sunday night shooting in Bessemer

Police say they reponded to a shooting just before 10 p.m.

Man accused of killing Kimberly Police Officer has spent most of life in prison or on probation

When Cullman County Sheriff Deputies arrested Preston Johnson in October 2019, officers asked a judge to consider a bond higher than the recommended bail schedule.

  Renewed talks about high speed rail in Birmingham

Renewed talks about bringing a high speed rail to Birmingham to give you another travel option.

  Flooding at the Trussville Country Club

Still no golfing Friday at the Trussville Country Club after serious flooding there on Thursday. But the course is expected to be up and running soon.

  People back in Homewood apartments after flood threat

Everything is finally drying out after a soggy week. That is especially true for those people who were forced to leave their Homewood apartments because of flooding early Wednesday morning.

  Chilton County schools debut new check-in method

Chilton County schools are making sure anyone who comes through their doors aren’t a threat to students.

Shelby County neighborhood begins cleanup after Thursday morning tornado

Residents in the Old Cahaba subdivision in Helena. saw damage to their roof, fences and parts of their homes

Investigators charge man with capital murder in death of 2-year-old

Investigators with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have charged a man in the initially ‘suspicious’ death of a 2-year-old.

Jefferson Co. Schools delayed 2 hours Thursday morning - here’s why

Multiple school systems in our coverage area are delaying school start times by a couple hours Thursday morning ahead of possible storms.

  Birmingham Mayor and a Jeffco Commissioner disagree over crime numbers

Woodfin said the numbers are down. Scales countered with people living in East Birmingham are scared of crime.

  No Iowa voting problems for Alabama

The delay of voting results for the Democratic Primary results in Iowa last night surprised many and raised questions.

  Jefferson Co. Coroner rules Paighton Houston’s death accidental overdose; No evidence of physical trauma

This represents an overdose and is classified as a drug-opioid death.

  Cullman County Schools asking for 'yes’ vote on sales tax increase

Cullman County school leaders are asking the community to support a one-cent sales tax increase that could generate about $10 million annually.

  Law enforcement and witness credited with saving a woman’s life in Brookside kidnapping honored

Brookside PD Chief Michael Jones, commended the two Brookside Police Officers, five Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies and witness for their bravery by awarding them with the Medal of Valor and a Lifesaving Award.