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  Ensley business alliance says Ramsay-McCormack building demo dust affecting health

This week, the remaining floors of the historic Ramsay-McCormack building were demolished, but local business owners say they weren’t notified.

  Small business loans available for people affected by January storms

Traffic guidance for Magic City Classic weekend

  Alabama health leaders still concerned about COVID vaccine hesitancy

BBJ: ALDOT to add lanes along U.S. 280 between Red Mountain Expressway and I-459

  Mother who lost teen to cancer grateful for therapy trial developed in Birmingham

  $6 million to help fund security upgrades in HABD communities

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  UAB Making Scheduling Changes for COVID-19 Vaccinations

UAB Medicine now offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments online

  No appointment COVID-19 clinics open at Parker HS and Hoover Met

ALEA: Jasper man killed in crash after speeding

68-year-old man killed in accident on I-22

  Alabama Adventure looking to hire 400, job fair this Saturday

  ABC Board preparing to enforce new alcohol delivery legislation

Beginning October 1st, anyone in the state of Alabama, 21 or older can purchase alcohol to be delivered right to their doorstep. But for the ABC Board the work starts now.

  B’ham plans to enforce COVID-19 protocols at 79th annual Magic CIty Classic

Adhering to state and federal health guidelines, officials put several measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID at the 79th annual Magic City Classic.

  Update on Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause in Alabama

Doctors are urging people to stay on top of any adverse symptoms if they took the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over the last two weeks or so, but they say it's very rare.

  Mayor Randall Woodfin Talks about Recent Gun Violence

Woodfin says Birmingham Police Department is doing all it can to bring the people responsible for the violence building up around the city accountable, but he says the community will also have to play a role to make it happen.

B’ham 4-year-old boy found safe

  Titusville working to revitalize blighted properties

  Birmingham City Council approves Southtown redevelopment

Hoover teacher arrested on sex abuse charges

  Birmingham Police Chief says ‘no snitch’ culture must end

  Hoover woman who got J&J vaccine supports shots

Jefferson Co. deputies recover stolen car, trucks, ATV

Deputies were able to recover an ATV, a car and 4 pickups that has been stolen.

  ‘Help me, Mama’: Baby boy delivered by C-section following mother’s fatal crash in Birmingham

Authorities say Callens was pregnant and was transported by ambulance to UAB Hospital where the baby boy was delivered by emergency cesarean section. Callens’ mother said baby Dallas is ‘still fighting.’

  B‘ham Fire and Rescue committed to increasing racial, gender diversity throughout department

Applications are open until April 25.

  Man charged with murder following shooting at apartment complex near Huffman HS

At approximately 4:52 p.m., deputies received a call of shots fired at Country Park Apartments on Florentine Circle near Huffman High School.

Man arrested following police chase in Warrior

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist with an investigation after a vehicle pursuit in Warrior resulted in shots being fired.

  COVID vaccine supply may soon outpace demand

More Alabamians are getting one of the COVID vaccinations. Supply is increasing, but state health leaders are worried that the demand for vaccine may slow down.

  Volunteers working to get more information about COVID-19 vaccine to folks

Volunteers hit the streets Monday trying to provide information to people in west Birmingham about COVID vaccines.

Tarrant fire chief terminated following aggravated assault with deadly weapon charge

The post said Jason Rickels was terminated for acts that occurred on March 12 that led to Rickels’ arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal damage to property 2nd degree and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.

4 people shot Monday afternoon in Birmingham

Three men and one elderly woman are the victims.

  GRAPHIC VIDEO: 2 B’ham men involved in police chase, fatal shooting in Ga.

The deceased has been identified as 28-year-old Pier Alexander Shelton of Birmingham.

ALEA: Driver killed trying to elude police, 2nd person injured

Troopers said around 12:45 Sunday morning, April 11, the driver was speeding, trying to elude Jasper Police when they crossed the center line on Alabama 269 and collided head-on with the driver of a 2011 Ford Fiesta.

B’ham Police searching for missing man with mental conditions

Police say 33-year-old Joseph Entrekin was last seen on Friday, March 19 in the 1600 block of 12th Avenue South.

UAB nurse uses photography to tell story of COVID-19 frontlines

One UAB nurse, planted on the frontline of the fight against the virus, used her camera to provide a intimate look at the health crises that strained the country.

Man shot when group of friends argue in Jefferson County

Deputies said it happened Friday, April 9, 2021, when a group of friends got into an argument. Shots were fired and a man was hit.

  UAB hosts HBCU football combine

UAB is hosting the first HBCU combine this weekend at its Legacy Pavillion facility.

  BWWB employee shot, killed on the job; police believe it was targeted

The driver, a BWWB employee, was shot and killed.

  Tentative labor agreement not ratified, strike continues at Warrior Met Coal

The United Mine Workers of America announced Friday that members working at Warrior Met Coal in Bessemer did not ratify a tentative agreement negotiated with the company.

  Jill Biden addresses how stimulus bill can help children in Birmingham

She told crowds in Birmingham the American Rescue Plan will help children and their parents get out of the financial trouble caused by the pandemic.

  Face mask mandate ends for Alabama; JeffCo health officer says he won’t extend county-wide

"If people in their ordinary lives don’t understand that they have to continue to be careful, it doesn’t matter what orders we have in place."

Search for missing woman last seen in Bessemer

Officers said Lyeshia Shantel Lee was last seen in Bessemer on April 1, 2021.

Man charged with murder of Bessemer man

The Jefferson County Coroner said Demaio Lawrence Kirkland of Bessemer was shot Saturday evening at 6:43 p.m. in the 100 block of 10st Street South.

  Local schools ready to put stimulus money to good use

There is stimulus money headed to local schools and many are excited to put the money into the classroom.

  Sickle cell trial is changing lives in Birmingham

Lives are being changed by efforts to spread access to care for sickle cell patients across Alabama.

  Birmingham issues park curfews after Easter Sunday shooting

After the Easter Sunday Patton Park shooting, city officials are now cracking down and enforcing a park curfew.

  15-year-old Patton Park shooting victim describes chaotic moment, recovery

One of the younger victims in that Easter Sunday shooting at Patton Park continues to recover at home.

  Renewed efforts to increase vaccinations and attack vaccine hesitancy

Without more vaccinations, the less chance Alabama will have at herd immunity.

  Can 16, 17 year olds get COVID-19 vaccinations without permission?

Alabama is one of several states that allow people as young as 14 to make medical decisions,

3 Jefferson Co. men died, the coroner needs help finding family members

The Jefferson County coroner’s office needs help locating the families of three men.

  HB90 up, advocates hope distracted driving bill passes this session

State lawmakers are considering a distracted driving bill in Montgomery. A local mom who lost her daughter to distracted driving hopes this is the year the bill becomes law.

  Applications open at Birmingham Fire and Rescue

The city opens up the application twice a year for candidates looking to protect and serve in their community.

  JeffCo had record overdose deaths in 2020

Bill Yates says unless something changes, Jefferson County is on track for another overdose record this year.

  Magic City Classic will be a “diet” version of football game

The Magic City Classic was postponed last year and now it’s just nine days away.

  UAB updates COVID vaccination progress, brief Hoover Met site shutdown in May

A top doctor at UAB announced Wednesday the school will shut down a major vaccination site for a couple of weeks in Jefferson County at the Hoover Met.

  Teacher remembers Easter Sunday shooting victim fondly

Areyelle Yarbrough died at just 32, and in her short life, she left a lasting memory on everyone who knew her.

Crime Stoppers promises anonymity and asks for tips in Patton Park shooting

They say they have gotten leads in the past two days and they’re tracking them down, but they still need the tip that will crack the case.

  Poll says parents balking at vaccines for kids

According to a recent poll, Axios-Ipsos, parents said they will get the shots but are hesitating getting shots for their children.

  Face mask order and gyms

A number of gyms are making changes. Some are still requiring masks others are not especially during a vigorous exercise routine.

Sylacauga man charged with possession of child pornography

During the search warrant, investigators said they found digital evidence and agents recovered numerous pictures that met the elements of the crimes charged.

  Birmingham pension fund bill passes in House

Mayor Randall Woodfin and his staff told the city council Tuesday that the bill, which he supports, would increase contributions from city workers by .5 percent, and mandate the city pay whatever an actuary determines it needs to pay annually to fix a fund that is only 53% funded.

AG Marshall, chief pay tribute to fallen Kimberly Officer Nick O’Rear

Marshall joined Kimberly Police Chief Ricky Pridmore in paying tribute to Officer Nick O’Rear, of the Kimberly Police Department, who lost his life in the line of duty on February 5, 2020.

3 women die from drug overdose in same Jefferson County apartment complex

Jefferson County deputies are investigating three overdose deaths in one apartment complex after three women died Monday, April 5, 2021.

INSPIRING: Lost encouragement card makes its way to Tenn. with help from B’ham, Ala. girl

A thoughtful gift almost didn’t arrive at its destination, but with a little help from a Birmingham girl, an inspiring story was born.

  Birmingham homicide reclassified as a justified death investigation

This investigation is reclassified as a Justified Death Investigation.

B’ham Police investigating early morning homicide

Birmingham Police confirm that there was one male victim.

  Faith leaders call for witnesses to come forward in Patton Park shooting

Faith leaders are outraged that a woman was killed and multiple children were shot Sunday night, and they want someone to come forward.

  UAB epidemiologist concerned about end of mask mandate, new COVID outbreak

Alabama’s mandatory face mask order expires Friday, April 9. Governor Kay Ivey continues to say she will not extend the order despite requests coming from President Joe Biden to governors across the country.

  First day all Alabama residents 16 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

The Alabama Department of Public Health is expecting to see healthcare providers around the state face increased demand for COVID-19 vaccines.

Bessemer PD: Person shot in torso while buying PS5 was self-defense

Officers said the victim was shot in the torso. Investigators said the victim was meeting someone from Facebook Marketplace to purchase a PS5.

Tarrant man killed in rail yard accident

The Jefferson County Coroner said Jermichael John Collins, Jr. was killed Friday after 11:00 a.m. after he was struck by a rail car.

Former Walker Co. commissioner indicted

A Walker County grand jury indicted Ralph E. Williams on 12 charges of using his office for personal gain.

1,000 food boxes donated to community

The food boxes will include an assortment of meats, vegetables, cheese, dessert, butter, and milk.

  Center Point congregation in new church after losing old building in fire

Greater Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Center Point moved into a new church building at 945 Center Point Parkway in Birmingham.

Man and woman shot and killed in Bessemer

The two were shot in the 10 block of 1st Ave N sometime around 7:15 p.m.

UPDATE: 58-year-old missing Birmingham man found

58-year-old Gregory Ray was last seen on Tuesday March 30 in the 7300 block of 1st Ave N.

  Alabama health leaders react to vaccine eligibility expansion

“We are seeing open appointments. We are seeing vaccines available. So expanding it only makes sense to get it to the most people we can,” Dr. Harris said.

Gofundme created for 13-year-old girl hospitalized after falling from tree

"We are praying for a miracle, a Devine intervention."

  Johnson and Johnson vaccine mix up not expected to impact Alabama immediately

The demand for COVID vaccinations continues to outweigh supply. So it was not good news when Johnson and Johnson had to throw away millions of doses of it’s one shot vaccine.

  Greater B’ham association of Homebuilders advises tornado victims to take their time and do their research

“Make sure you have a good contract. Don’t get in a hurry. A lot of people make mistakes when they get into a hurry."