Central Alabama

  Sideline band of the year is Hewitt-Trussville HS Husky Marching Band

The Hewitt-Trussville High School Husky Marching Band received the most votes from the Sideline online poll to determine the WBRC Band of the year. Scott Waid's 285 member strong group was too good with its halftime show called "One giant Leap," to honor the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.

  Jefferson County property tax protests

B’ham World AIDS Day Event: Where you can get tested

  C Spire announces major expansion of broadband services in B’ham area, beyond

4 Clanton schools to dismiss early Friday due to water leak

  Search to get underway Saturday for missing Walker Co. man

  Walker Co. Sheriff asked to not reference prayer on Facebook page

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B’ham police need help identifying suspect of robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault

Woman, 55, dies in late-night Birmingham house fire

  Identifying delivery drivers over the holidays

  Disturbing pics of dead dogs shared on Facebook

  Birmingham recognized as top city in nation for inclusivity

  YWCA: Helping victims of domestic violence

  Threat of fires increases with colder weather

For the Birmingham Fire Department that means one thing.

  Company to keep jobs in Jefferson Co. due to tax breaks

An international company in Pinson is expanding rather than leaving since the county offered tax incentives.

College friend describes Megan Montgomery as loving, loyal friend

A longtime friend of Megan Montgomery spoke about her Tuesday and how she made the best of every situation.

  No injuries reported after massive fire at Center Point apartment complex

Center Point Fire Chief Gene Coleman says it took about 30 minutes to contain the main body of the fire.

Man shot during robbery attempt in Grayson Valley

  Hoover leaders hold meeting to discuss trash concerns

  VIA ride-share launches in Birmingham

  Mountain Brook suspect homicide is result of domestic dispute

  Creating safe places for people who feel threatened

Authorities: Man held without bond after shooting at deputies during domestic dispute

  Birmingham PD investigating fatal double shooting involving Parker High School students

Authorities say a male was found deceased at the scene and a 15-year-old female has life-threatening injuries.

  Sixth person arrested in shooting death of Ramsay HS senior

17-year-old Stanley Turner, a promising senior at Ramsay, was discovered dead in his vehicle in the parking lot of a Shelby County Motel.

Theatre Downtown looking for new home

After 10 years of performing shows at the Fifth Avenue Antiques building, Theatre Downtown is moving.

Long Black Friday line at local record store even with no discounts

Vinyl record fans lined up outside Seasick Records in Birmingham for limited release records on Black Friday.

  UPS Driver robbed and kidnapped; suspect still on the loose

A UPS driver is lucky to be alive and now officials need our help.

'This pain is unbearable’: Walt Harris posts heartfelt message to daughter Aniah Blanchard on Instagram

Walt Harris, a UFC fighter, posted the beautiful message Thanksgiving morning.

  How ALDOT helps stranded drivers get going again

ALDOT is also looking out for you in case of an emergency. ASAP monitors traffic cameras to see if anyone needs help on the highway.

  Church group donates Thanksgiving basket to Cupcake McKinney’s family

They brought everything from apple pies to bottled water. A small gesture, but one to show Kamille McKinney’s family they are not forgotten this Thanksgiving.

  Protecting yourself during the Christmas shopping season

Officer Lane Harper, with the Birmingham Police Department has some self defense techniques.

  Officials confirm Macon County remains as Aniah Blanchard

Additional charges are expected to be filed now that Aniah’s body has been found.

  Red light and speeding cameras coming to Birmingham?

Do speeding enforcement cameras, or the ones you see at red lights, actually work?

  New music venue with a greater purpose coming to Woodlawn

A new music venue with a purpose is coming to the Woodlawn community soon hoping to make a difference one note at a time.

  AT&T to soon rollout 5G service in Birmingham

AT&T recently announced that Birmingham is one of the markets that will get 5G service in the coming weeks.

  Thieves break into Gardendale caring center stealing items meant to help others

Someone broke into a Gardendale caring center sponsored by local churches and took several items that were supposed to have been given away this holiday season.

  Chilton Co. teacher talks about hearing loss, cochlear implants

Holly Payne was standing in front of her second-grade class at Maplesville High School when she noticed students filing outside for a fire drill.

  Demand up for bilingual police officers in Chilton Co.

The Hispanic population in Chilton County has grown within the past few years and there is a growing demand for police officers who are bilingual.

  You can now text 911 for an emergency in Jefferson County

Just text what your emergency is to 911 and a dispatcher will direct your call to either law enforcement, EMS, or fire.

3 children ejected from vehicle in accident on 59/20 eastbound

Three children were ejected from a vehicle during an automobile accident on Interstate 59/20 eastbound in Birmingham Tuesday evening.

  Birmingham Water Works Board passes another rate increase

BWWB passed an amended budget that includes a 3.9% rate increase.

  Vestavia Hills first city in the state to proclaim community a “sex trafficking free zone”

The 2021 World Games are just around the corner and increased tourism means a possible increase in sex trafficking.Vestavia Hills has announced a plan to spot and stop predators.

TIMELINE: Disappearance of Aniah Blanchard; all suspects in custody

Authorities have confirmed that everyone suspected of playing a role in the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard is now in custody.

Community heartbroken after human remains found in Macon Co. believed to be missing Aniah Blanchard

Residents in Lee County said they are horrified to hear Monday’s news of remains believed to be Aniah Blanchard found in Macon County, Alabama.

  5 arrested in shooting death of Ramsay HS senior

17-year-old Stanley Turner, a promising senior at Ramsay, was discovered dead in his vehicle in the parking lot of a Shelby County Motel.

  Center Point to crack down on slumlords by requiring inspections

The new regulation requires owners, landlords, tenants and roomers to “maintain and improve the quality and appearance of rental housing” within city limits.

Montgomery officer Aaron Cody Smith resigns after manslaughter conviction

Now-former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith was convicted of manslaughter Friday.

  Interstate 59/20 bridge construction remains on schedule

Officials say the 59/20 bridge replacement project in downtown Birmingham is still on schedule and the contractor plans to finish early.

  Bradford family files lawsuit on one year anniversary of Galleria shooting death

One year ago on November 22, 2018, a Hoover Police officer shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic Bradford, Jr. inside the Riverchase Galleria.

  WBRC Christmas tree decorated by White House volunteers

Leslie McDuffie and Leann Barrett spent several hours decorating our tree Wednesday. But they also helped decorate White House for Christmas this year.

  City of Hoover responds to pending lawsuit by family of EJ Bradford on anniversary of fatal shooting at Riverchase Galleria

The November 22, 2018 shooting resulted in the death of Emantic “E.J.” Bradford.

Coroner’s office identifies two people found shot to death near I-59/20 in Bessemer

Authorities in Bessemer confirm two people were found shot to death inside an automobile near Interstate 59/20 Thursday afternoon.

  Woman stabbed during attempted robbery in St. Vincent East parking lot

A woman has a scary encounter as she tries to get in her car at night.

2 charged in officer involved shooting at North B’ham apartment complex

Authorities are investigating a shooting in north Birmingham Wednesday evening.

City of Trussville hopes to move first responders quickly through traffic

A new system will make it easier for first responders get through intersections.

  Embracing Micah 6:8: Steve Marshall shares faith & motivation during month of violent crimes

Marshall says we all expect and deserve to live in safe communities. Unfortunately we’re always going to have people who commit crimes, which Marshall will continue fighting.

  HABD: Crime down 7% in housing communities

The Housing Authority of Birmingham reports crime over the past three years is down over 7% in all of its 14 public housing communities. HABD says that's due in part to its partnership with Birmingham police and its residents.

  Foundry Ministries Auto Center needs your old cars, trucks, even boats

It’s the season of giving and Foundry Ministries Auto Center needs your help.

Search for Aniah continues and getting help

Texas EquuSearch is continuing to organize its search efforts to locate Aniah Blanchard.

B’ham Police: Body found off Highway 78

A body was found on Wednesday morning in a ditch off Highway 78 at Finley Boulevard.

  Re-development efforts reignited for Banks School property

The city of Birmingham is taking a more aggressive approach at getting rid of blight many people have complained about for over a decade.

  Trussville Police adding chaplain program

The new chaplain program with the Trussville Police department is designed to help those suffering and support those who serve.

Bessemer City Schools in negotiations for new superintendent

The Bessemer City School System voted Tuesday night to make an offer for the superintendent position.

  Organization in Bessemer serving up Thanksgiving dinner

The Thanksgiving holiday started early in Bessemer

  License plate readers installed around Moody to solve, prevent crimes

A possible breakthrough in fighting crime has now been installed in Moody.

  Expanding Jefferson Co. Alert system for missing persons

When seconds count, Jefferson County officials are considering how best to alert you.

  Smithfield community wants redevelopment around Legion Field

A report was released Monday night in Smithfield about support for redevelopment of the area around Legion Field.

Gov. Ivey awards $95K grant to provide shelter for pets belonging to victims of domestic violence

Gov. Ivey awarded the grant to ensure that pets belonging to victims of domestic violence are taken care of when their owners flee to safe shelters.

  Hoover city leaders lift moratorium on select businesses

The city of Hoover has lifted a controversial moratorium on select businesses.

  Hoover City leaders weigh options in funding for Hoover City Schools Foundation

Hoover City Schools Foundation, Incorporated will have to wait a little longer to find out how much money they could get from the city.

  Chelsea boy fights for life after golf cart accident, family asks for prayers

A young Chelsea boy is fighting for his life right now after being in a golf cart accident on Saturday.

  Bright Star Owner Jimmy Koikos remembered

He ran the Bright Star restaurant for about 60 years.

  Texas EquuSearch returns to search for Aniah Blanchard

A private group returned to Auburn Monday to resume the search for 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard of Homewood.

2 men guilty of murder after 2015 killing of victim with ax in Blountsville

The charges stem from the July 8, 2015, murder of Myron Bryan Beavers.

Woman dies in weekend house fire in Chelsea

Authorities speculate the woman was in her 60s.

No injuries reported in multiple Monday morning house fires in Wylam community

Birmingham firefighters are investigating two early-morning house fires in the Wylam community.

Co-owner of Bright Star has passed away

Jim Koikos, co-owner of the Bright Star, has passed away.

Gifts for Kids tree up at Brookwood Mall

If you're thinking about helping a child in need this Christmas, the Salvation Army is hoping you don't procrastinate.

ADOC searching for escaped prisoner

The Alabama Department of Corrections is searching for a prisoner that escaped early Saturday morning.

Fire heavily damages Highway 280 fast food restaurant

A fire caused some major damage Friday evening at the Wendy’s located on Highway 280 in the Inverness area.