Central Alabama

2 people killed in JeffCo car crash

Two vehicles were traveling along I-59 near mile marker 118 when they sideswiped, causing one vehicle to lose control, veer off the roadway and overturn.

  Increasing demand for more COVID vaccination sites

Woman injured in domestic-related shooting at B’ham gas station

  Jefferson County Schools to release plan Monday for teacher vaccinations

  Center Point community honors late teacher who died after battle with COVID-19

  Homewood bar has liquor license suspended after violating COVID-19 guidelines

Vaccination Update and Concerns

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Alabama to allow spiritual advisor at inmate’s execution

  St. Clair County BOE sues travel company, claiming it failed to return $100,000 for trip canceled due to pandemic

54-year-old man killed in truck accident in Pinson

Pelham City Schools passes plan for teacher pay raises

B’ham PD: No foul play after woman found dead on 7th Ave. South

  Post-COVID ‘brain fog’ research at UAB seeking volunteers

Erron Brown indicted on 2 counts for 2018 Thanksgiving mall shooting

The man accused of shooting two people at the Riverchase Galleria Thanksgiving night in 2018 has been indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury.

  Possibility of herd immunity in Alabama by late spring

Today a UAB epidemiologist said Alabama could be close to herd immunity by early spring but there is an important word of caution.

TSA hiring for summer travel at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

The TSA is hiring about 6,000 new workers, some of them at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

Woman charged with murder after shooting at B’ham gas station

Birmingham police said the two people got into a fight in the parking lot of the Shell gas station on 3rd Avenue West.

  Alabama sees COVID variant virus cases almost triple

  More talk needed about Birmingham school calendar

  Actor Danny Glover supports unionization at Amazon in Bessemer

  500,000 COVID deaths in the U.S. and hopes for herd immunity

  Pilot who helped find Jefferson County man who wandered from home promotes Project Lifesaver

  Lawsuit filed against Karlos Dansby over planned grocery store in Five Points West

34-year-old woman found dead in home following fire in Midfield

The coroner said the preliminary result of the autopsy indicates the death is not related to the residential fire, but the final cause of death is pending additional toxicology testing.

Man charged with killing Birmingham Sgt. Wytasha Carter takes plea deal

The Office of District Attorney Danny Carr confirms Jeremy Elwin Owens was sentenced to life without parole on Monday.

Woman, 4-year-old killed in single-vehicle wreck in Sumter Co.

The 28-year-old driver and 4-year-old passenger died at the scene.

  2 Jefferson Co. educators recognized for going above & beyond during pandemic

Teachers have really overcome a lot with teaching during this pandemic, but two teachers in Jefferson County have gone above and beyond.

Fairfield woman identified as victim in Birmingham homicide

Police say they responded to a shooting in the 7600 block of 1st Avenue North just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Morning fire destroys abandoned church in Jefferson Co.

Crews say the call came in around 3 a.m. for a structure fire in Docena.

  Center Point community mourns the loss of beloved teacher Stephen Broxton

School Principal, Dr. Angela Bush said everyone at the school, and many in the community, are devastated to hear of 42-year-old Stephen Broxton’s passing.

3 people arrested in Chilton Co. burglary/theft investigation on same 2 roads

Deputies said multiple firearms, electronics and jewelry were taken during the burglaries.

Questions about the traffic light at the Amazon facility in Bessemer

Jefferson County leaders hold a virtual news conference Friday to discuss questions surrounding the traffic light at the Amazon plant in Bessemer.

Ala. AG announces felony ethics convictions of 2 former contractors with BWWB

Jerry DeWayne Jones and Terry Lee Williams pleaded guilty Friday morning in Jefferson County Circuit Court to offering or giving anything to a public official for the purpose of corruptly influencing official action.

Alabama Adventure hiring over 400 seasonal positions

Positions available include rides, lifeguards, slide attendants, jobs in retail, food and beverage, quality control, admissions, security and more.

  Alabama’s state health officer concerned about vaccination sites, supplies, and variant viruses

County health departments in the northwestern part of the state were closed again Thursday because of dangerous roads.

Jefferson Co. coroner needs help locating family of dead man

Thomas was found dead inside his bedroom by a friend performing a welfare check.

Man dies after jumping off overpass onto I-65 in Hoover

After 30 minutes of talking with the man, officers said he jumped from the guardrail onto the ground below.

Woman struck and killed crossing 1st Ave N in Birmingham

The person driving the car stopped and reported the incident to police.

  UPDATE: UAB COVID-19 vaccination clinics reopen Thursday

The threat of icy roads is putting COVID-19 vaccinations on hold. Many vaccine clinics are closed Monday and Tuesday.

  How to get help with a high power bill after winter weather in Jefferson County

Temperatures have felt more like Alaska than Alabama this month and that means for most of us, our electric bill will hurt to see.

  Winter storm continues to cause vaccination delays in Alabama

The threat of winter weather is still creating problem for many who are seeking to get their COVID 19 vaccine.

  Bruno Event Team now staffing COVID-19 vaccine hotline in Jefferson County

The call center was made up with mostly volunteers who some say were overwhelmed by the huge demand.

39-year-old Jasper man killed in car accident

A 39-year-old Jasper man was killed in a car accident Monday about four miles north of Jasper.

City of Bessemer collects donations for Fultondale, Center Point tornado victims

The Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce accepted donations from February 1-12, 2021 and leaders are pleased with the amount of donations from the business community in such a short time.

  M4A ensures seniors are warm and fed in frigid temperatures

Several counties in Alabama had temperatures that barely made it out of the teens today. Administrative Director for the Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging, or M4A, Crystal Crim, said the biggest concern right now is keeping seniors warm and fed.

  Boutwell Auditorium takes steps to keep guests safe

Operations Manager for the City of Birmingham, Don Lupo, said there has been an influx of people coming to the Boutwell to get out of the cold after temperatures dipped into the teens. But they’re doing everything they can to keep people safe, warm and fed.

  Towing companies checking the weather forecast

Towing services had to swing into action last night and Tuesday under cold and dangerous conditions.

  Fultondale tornado victims now dealing with cold weather

This will give folks a place to go as some in the city are still recovering from their homes being destroyed.

Dogs, squirrels and chickens checking out the snow in Alabama

Much of the area had over 1″ of snowfall on the ground.

  Deal reached on vaccination distribution at 16 new Walmart locations in Birmingham metro

Walmart identified 16 Birmingham metro area locations where staffing and other resources will be allocated to provide vaccinations as early as this Friday.

PHOTOS: Scenes around Alabama after Tuesday’s surprise snow

Alabama didn’t look Tuesday morning how many expected.

PHOTOS: Surprise snow day across Alabama

Surprise! While Alabama prepared for dangerously icy conditions, we were fortunate to instead receive a morning snow.

  Veterans get COVID-19 shots, despite weather

There were concerns about the weather, but they decided they could still get those shots in and that certainly made a lot of vets happy on this dreary day.

TOWN OF NAUVOO: Fill up your tubs with water

Fill up your tub or some jugs so you at least will have water to flush your toilets.

  Iced tree limb falls in Moulton neighborhood

Cheneal Wimberley happened to be recording on his phone Monday when he caught a huge tree limb cracking, and falling in a Moulton neighborhood in Lawrence County.

  Hamilton roads slushy from wintry mix, sleet

ALDOT crews scraped some of the roads and de-iced as they could, but as temperatures drop and more precipitation drops roads could become impassable quickly.

Cullman Regional cancellations and delays because of winter weather threat

Cullman Regional announced cancellations and delays for vaccine clinics and services Monday because of the winter weather threat.

Birmingham man facing attempted murder charges after shooting at Homewood motel

A Birmingham man was arrested early Saturday morning following a pursuit and is facing attempted murder charges after a shooting at a Homewood motel.

Carvana hiring for 150 positions in Bessemer

The online auto retailer is hosting a two-day hiring event to fill at least 150 positions for entry-level automotive technicians, and autobody and paint technicians for its vehicle inspection center in Bessemer.

  UAB updates progress on COVID-19 vaccination clinics

UAB gave a report Friday on how its vaccination clinics are going so far. But some people say they’ve had issues getting the shot at the new Parker High School location.

  UAB can’t guarantee second COVID-19 shot; not a problem, so far

Vaccine supply continues to be an issue, and one UAB doctor said there is no guarantee that second shots will be available for those who received their first shots at one of their clinics.

  ADPH pleased with mega vaccination sites

Alabama’s mega vaccination drive through sites, setup in eight cities across the state, are being called a success.

  Conversations: The pandemic’s toll on women of color

After the events of 2020, people are taking a second look at the YWCA which has eradicating racism at its foundation.

  Vaccines for Walmart pharmacies

A million extra doses of vaccines are going out to various pharmacies. In Alabama, it will be Walmart pharmacies.

Shelby Co. man says truck is missing with items from mother’s grave inside

Lewis said his 2005 Silverado pick-up is not worth much. He is most concerned about the items he left inside it.

  Stolen Tesla totaled in downtown B’ham during high-speed joy ride

It’s a story you would think was part of a movie.

HABD launches site for residents to submit concerns

The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District has launched a new way to communicate with residents, hear their concerns and resolve issues quickly.

  Tuscaloosa church donates to Jefferson County storm victims

Volunteers spent Thursday morning filling a U-Haul truck with donations going to tornado victims in Jefferson County.

UAB named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer 2021 by Forbes

UAB is the largest employer in the state, with more than 23,000 employees between the university and the hospital and 22,000 students enrolled.

  CDC says those who’ve been fully vaccinated can skip quarantine following COVID-19 exposure

Fully vaccinated people don’t need to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure. That’s the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. But one of Jefferson County’s top doctors said that guidance doesn’t mean fully vaccinated people should stop taking precautions.

  People pleased with Parker High School COVID vaccination site

About 200 people got their first of two COVID-19 shots Thursday at Parker High School. The school opened officially as an appointment only, drive-thru vaccination site.

  First day for drive-thru COVID vaccinations at Parker High School

Thursday was the first day Parker High School hosted a mass drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site. About 200 hundred people were expected to get shots. For the most part it went well, but there were some problems.

2 Jasper men killed in two different car accidents

A 29-year-old Jasper man and a 76-year-old Jasper man were killed in two different car accidents.

  No injuries reported in Hoover house fire

Neighbors tell us the home was struck by lightning, though officials could not confirm that information at this time.

  How will Birmingham City Schools manage learning loss?

School districts across the country are working to get a handle on learning loss caused by COVID.

  UPDATE: UAB not giving walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations at Parker HS on Thursday

Wednesday was Parker High School’s dry run as a mass vaccination site. Tomorrow the high school parking lot will be open to serve those who are eligible.

  Former University of Alabama football player is a Crazy Cazboy’s entrepreneur

Former University of Alabama football player John Cassimus is a true risk taker in the business world. As an entrepreneur he helped develop the concept behind Crazy Cazboy's, a liquidation business, that is gaining in popularity. Cassimus talks about how his football days prepared him for business

  Viral video leads to arrest and charges against Hoover man

The video depicts a FaceTime call between a man and a juvenile. In the video, the man asks the young girl to “expose her body to him,” according to police.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Pinson identified

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was struck and killed on Highway 79 South in Pinson Wednesday evening.

$2,000 sign-on bonus offered for paramedics in Cullman

“EMS Services across Alabama and throughout the United States have been experiencing staffing shortages prior to COVID-19.”

Grant for Cullman manufacturer could mean 125 new jobs

The company produces plastic-injection products that are used in the manufacturing of Alabama-built vehicles, including Mercedes, as well as for construction and other industries.