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  Birmingham City School leaders address connectivity issues with virtual learning

Birmingham City School leaders say they are working to help parents with connectivity issues with virtual learning.

Police identify man shot to death in southwestern Birmingham

  The Mortimer Jordan HS Blue Machine dances its way to the delight of fans on Friday nights

  Parents react to Hoover City Schools schedule change

  Birmingham City School family talks virtual learning

Forestdale water main break causing water outages in surrounding areas

  Libby’s Friends: Family launches nonprofit to help special needs children

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  Alabama Power prepared to send more crews to gulf coast

  Chilton County preps for potential weather problems

City of Birmingham to close 2 viaducts due to flooding potential

  TastingTBL: The ultimate dining experience

Chilton County, Bibb County Schools releasing early Wednesday

  B’ham Parks Board President on closing a dozen rec centers: ‘There’s been a miscommunication’

Birmingham police make arrest after fatal shooting of 71-year-old woman

Authorities say the shooting happened in the 500 block of Brussels Circle around 9 p.m. Sunday.

  Jefferson County EMA prepares for Hurricane Sally

Emergency Management agencies across the state have been preparing for Hurricane Sally for several days now, and the Jefferson County EMA wants to make sure you’re ready for whatever Hurricane Sally may bring.

  16th Street Baptist Church bombing survivor remembers the day, 57 years later

Sarah Collins Rudolph was just 12 years old when that bombing took place, but she remembers that day vividly, referring to herself as “Birmingham’s Fifth Girl.” She has spent her entire life healing from those physical and emotional scars.

UPDATE: Authorities say missing man’s body found in Jefferson County field

29-year-old Antonio Bass. Bass had been missing from his Birmingham Apartment since Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Birmingham deadly shooting ruled justifiable homicide

JCSO alerting citizens to be wary of scams

  B’ham Parks and Recs Board to vote on closing a dozen recreation centers

  Millennials face brunt of pandemic job losses

  BhamStrong puts hundreds back to work

  Mixed reaction from parents on 5-day school schedule for Hoover

  Flooding concerns in Homewood from Hurricane Sally

Local leaders are making plans now to help with possible flooding.

  Alabama and JeffCo health leaders learned a lot after 6 months with COVID-19

When the coronavirus first came to Alabama, the Alabama Public Health Officer admitted doctors didn’t know a lot about the disease.

B’ham man shot dead following suspected domestic dispute

Birmingham Police are investigating the shooting death of a 22-year-old man after what officials believe was a domestic dispute.

  Bessemer City Schools announce plan for blended learning model

Students will begin their transition to the new model on September 28 for students who registered.

Father arrested after autopsy reveals the his 2 month old was murdered

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man Friday after an autopsy revealed a 2 month old who died in July, was murdered.

  Authorities: brother of 8-year-old killed in Hoover crash fights for his life

Serriss Prude died in that crash Thursday morning and her brother is now fighting for his life.

Man arrested for murder of 62-year-old B’ham woman

Travis was taken into custody and will be held in the Jefferson County Jail without bond.

Birmingham PD asking for your help locating missing man

The Birmingham Police Department is asking for your help locating a man they say is missing.

JeffCo EMA updating Hazard Mitigation Plan, residents encouraged to fill out survey

They say an important part of the plan is public engagement, so they’re asking you to fill out a survey online.

On Board Birmingham up and running at Birmingham Business Alliance

A new way to attract talent from other cities and keep the talent we have in the Magic City is up and running at the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA).

  Hot and Hot Fish Club and Ovenbird reopening in B’ham

Seven months after shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Birmingham Chef Chris Hastings is reopening Hot and Hot Fish Club and Ovenbird.

Man shot and killed in Ensley Thursday night identified

The fatal shooting happened Thursday night in the 1700 block of 51st Street Ensley.

  Changes may be coming to Birmingham trash pick up

Changes could be coming to trash pickup services in Birmingham. With possible budget cuts, the Public Works Department presented a plan Thursday to streamline the city’s trash pickup.

B’ham City Council at odds over potential closure of city parks and rec centers

Members of the Birmingham City Council are concerned about the proposed closure of several city parks and recreation centers as the city deals with significant budget cuts.

  How are businesses doing during the pandemic?

Local business owners are weathering the COVID-19 storm and are finding ways to thrive during this difficult time.

  Alabama hospitals concerned about increasing COVID-19 cases

Alabama hospitals are seeing less COVID-19 patients but there is still concerns that could change soon.

  Birmingham mayor holds town hall meeting on budget

The city is facing a $63 million budget cut due to the impact of the coronavirus.

  JeffCo Schools give option to return to in-person learning

Jefferson County Superintendent Walter Gonsoulin says students will soon have the option to return to in-person learning.

  Dog saves Shelby Co. family from house fire

The family was asleep Monday night when they woke up to the sound of an alarm, and it wasn’t a smoke detector, it was a 185 pound dog.

  Fundraiser started to save financially strapped Alabama and Lyric theatres

The nonprofit organization that owns and operates the Alabama Theatre and Lyric Theatre started a fundraiser to keep the Birmingham landmarks in operation through the end of the year.

  Rezoning approved for $200 million redevelopment of former Trinity Medical Center site

Action taken by the Birmingham City Council this week paves the way for a $200 million development called “Arbor Terrace”.

  Local homebuying on the rise

We’ve seen how the pandemic has hit several areas hard. But not the housing market. For realtors and homebuyers, the market is thriving.

  Birmingham adding extra flock cameras to help curb crime

They are license plate recognition cameras that pull from a database to help police find wanted suspects in real time.

  Suicide prevention amid the coronavirus pandemic

September is Suicide Prevention Month. This year, doctors are worried about the added impact of the coronavirus.

  Bessemer continues to land businesses even with COVID-19

While COVID has negatively impacted several Alabama cities, it doesn’t seem to have slowed Bessemer down.

  UAB football leaves for Miami

The Blazers and Hurricanes are meeting on the gridiron for the first time.

  Rock on with the Tuscaloosa Co. H.S. marching band on Friday nights

The Tuscaloosa County High School marching band is 160 members strong and is under the direction of first year director Nick McDonald.

  Homewood City Schools Superintendent talks adjustment to new role

The new superintendent at Homewood City Schools says his top priority is getting students, families, and staff to other side of this pandemic this school year while ensuring both safety and a quality education.

  City leaders hear from parks and rec, library boards on proposed budget cuts

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city is looking at a $63 million cut to the city’s operation budget. That means furloughs and cuts to some city services.

  Pandemic’s impact on B’ham restaurant scene could have domino effect

You’ve most likely seen signs popping up in and around Birmingham that show retail or restaurant space for sale, for lease, or closed temporarily or permanently.

Locust Fork schools going online after multiple positive COVID tests

Schools in Locust Fork will move to online instruction for the rest of this week after multiple folks either tested positive for COVID or are required to quarantine because they came in contact with someone who tested positive.

  Birmingham mayor defends cuts in city budget proposal

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin came out in defense of his proposed budget for the city of Birmingham on Tuesday.

  Almost 3,000 homes proposed in new development on Highway 150

A lot of folks on social media are raising concerns about a new development off of Highway 150 that could bring up to almost 3,000 new homes.

Numerous deaths reported in Jefferson Co. during holiday weekend

It was a deadly holiday weekend in Jefferson County, with six people dying between Saturday morning and the early hours of Tuesday.

  Remote education support offered for B’ham, JeffCo online students

Kingdom Family Christian Fellowship is the latest to offer remote education support.

Police: Road rage leads to Sunday night shooting at Calera Walmart

Police say the shooting was result of road rage, which started earlier and continued into the store’s parking lot.

  Jefferson County health department reports low numbers from COVID-19 surge testing

Officials with the Jefferson County Department of Health said they didn’t reach the overall goal of 1,500 tests per day at the two surge testing sites, but they said the sites were still a success.

  Jefferson County health officials say flu season could potentially infect fewer people this year

The start of flu season is coming up this fall and health officials are encouraging everyone to get their vaccines.

  Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Int’l Airport traffic rises slightly

Birmingham’s airport is seeing more signs of life than they have since before the onset of COVID-19, but not by much.

  Eugene’s Hot Chicken expanding into Hoover

Eugene’s has been feeding downtown Birmingham for years, but now they’re moving into the suburbs.

  Defibrillators at the Lakeshore-Greenway trail saving lives

Taking a stroll or going for a jog on the Shades Creek Greenway-Lakeshore Trail is now a bit safer with three new AEDs, along the trail.

  Surge testing for COVID-19 coming to an end

A lot of people took advantage of the free testing, but not as many as doctors wanted.

  Concerns over Labor Day holiday and COVID-19

It’s the last holiday weekend of summer, and while most families are welcoming the vacation time, doctors are keeping a worried eye on another holiday weekend.

Shelby Co. students get free meals

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, all students may eat standard meals (breakfast and lunch) at no cost.

Gofundme created to raise money for Chilton Co. K-9 officers’ vests

This comes after one of their K-9 officers was shot in the line of duty.

Morris man killed in golf cart accident

It’s reported that the golf cart overturned and trapped Tyree underneath.

Birmingham family escapes early-morning house fire

We’re told everyone in the home was able to escape without injury.

  UAB students excited as college football returns

Legion Field officials have implemented new safety measures, but students said the new rules won’t affect their school spirit.

  NEA lauches school COVID data tracker, urges states to publish data

The National Education Association is working to track the number of COVID cases in schools across the country, but union members are urging state leaders to make this information available.

  Petition to keep Hoover City Schools on staggered scheduling is circulating

A change.org petition to keep Hoover City Schools on a staggered schedule is circulating. This comes as the district announced Monday that it will transition to 5-day a week instruction for traditional students.

  St. Vincent’s Hospital looking for volunteers for COVID-19 vaccines

St. Vincent’s Hospital would like to see more volunteers to take part in their study for a vaccine to help against the coronavirus.

  What does the future hold for Legion Field?

UAB kicks off its final season at Legion Field Thursday night. Next year, the Blazers will move to Protective Stadium downtown.

Man shot at Trussville residence, person detained

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a person has been detained.

Shooting death of Birmingham man ruled justifiable

Police say a preliminary investigation suggests the person was involved in a physical altercation prior to the shooting.

2 arrested for August murder in Tom Brown Village

Reginald Jones, 36, is charged with murder and attempted murder and Gary Jones, 37, is charged with murder, attempted murder and discharging a firearm within city limits.

  Experience hits the right note for the Oak Mountain High School band

The Oak Mountain High School Spirit of the Cahaba Marching Band is made up of 205 members, but its foundation rides the experience of 43 seniors. Kevin Ownby directs the Spirit of the Cahaba performs this fall on the gridiron during halftime of games with a theme called, "New York State of Mind."

Pedestrian hit and killed Wednesday night on U.S. 280

The accident happened around 10 p.m. near the Walgreen’s by Inverness Parkway.

JeffCo deputies investigating Wednesday night shooting at Center Point home

The victim told deputies that a man he does not know came into his own and the two got into an argument that turned physical. The victim says the man took his gun and shot him.