Central Alabama

BPD: Shots fired during AlaTrust Credit Union robbery, suspect in custody

Police say just before 3 p.m., the suspect entered the location and walked around briefly prior to presenting a note to the teller demanding cash.

Pedestrian struck during robbery in Birmingham

  Halloween store says pandemic fears haven’t slowed business

  Contact tracing at the University of Montevallo

McWane Science Center offers relief for families struggling with distance learning

Heavy police presence downtown after early-morning wreck near UAB

City exploring sale of several Birmingham Parking Authority decks to private buyer

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  ‘This is not just a haircut’: Barber recreates brother’s tribute to Cupcake

  Jefferson County Health Department increasing contact tracing as case numbers rise

  White House Coronavirus Task Force Weekly Report-Alabama

  UAB to open chronic COVID-19 clinic

GBHS, partners hold ‘Make a Dog’s Day’ raffle

  Pleasant Grove family recovering from devastating house fire

  Unemployment up in Alabama, BBJ has optimistic outlook for Birmingham

There are businesses rebounding that suffered at the beginning of the pandemic.

  Birmingham surveillance software program comes under fire

The Birmingham City Council approved spending $1 million dollars over five years for a new surveillance software program.

  COVID-19 update as confirmed cases and deaths increase

Alabama’s COVID-19 numbers were all heading in the right direction but that changed about two weeks ago.

  Education leaders express concern about winter sports, athletic officials update guidance

State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey says education leaders have concerns about the upcoming winter sports season and bringing crowds indoors.

UAB announces rare uterus transplant program

  19-year-old victim recovering after shooting in Fairfield

  Concerns over false positive test for coach Nick Saban

Coroner identifies victim of early-morning wreck in Brighton

Nurse weighs in on Hoover City Schools’ return to 5-day in-person instruction

  Center Point mayor-elect working to help lower COVID numbers in 35215 zip code

City of Birmingham to resolve absentee voting parking tickets

The city of Birmingham announced Friday their intention to help resolve parking tickets issued to folks who were absentee voting at the courthouse this year.

Roadwork begins Sunday at interchange of I-65, Oxmoor Road

A project to improve the interchange of Interstate 65 and Oxmoor Road will begin Sunday.

Sylacauga firefighters rescue puppies from open well

The Sylacauga Fire Department responded to a report of two puppies trapped down approximately 20 feet in an open well.

  JeffCo Courthouses in downtown B’ham and Bessemer will be open for in-person absentee voting on Oct. 17, 24

The courthouses will be open for in-person absentee voting on Saturday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct 24 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine candidate showing more promising signs

A COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine candidate is showing more promising signs after undergoing extensive preclinical testing at UAB.

After confusion, Saturday in-person absentee voting could happen in Jefferson County after all

Jefferson County Commission has scheduled a meeting to vote on opening the courthouse and allowing in-person absentee voting on Saturday Oct 17, and then Oct. 24.

  Blueprint on 3rd prepares for cooler weather amid pandemic precautions

A lot of customers are still much more comfortable eating outside in fresh air rather than inside, but it means owners have to make the patios comfortable.

  UAB, Advanced ICU Care develop tele-ICU operations center

Throughout this pandemic, we’ve talked about just how big of a role telemedicine has played in healthcare. And now, UAB is developing a tele-ICU center.

Birmingham City Council urges BWWB to reconsider cutting service

Council President Pro Tem, Wardine Alexander, said city leaders have an obligation to protect those who are struggling during this pandemic, and can’t afford to make those payments.

  Birmingham police investigating double homicide after landlord discovers bodies

Police say a call was received around 11:41 p.m. and responding officers found two people dead in a bedroom of a home in the 400 block of 29th Street Ensley.

Former group home employee indicted for sexual assault of developmentally disabled woman in Pickens Co.

James Curtis Wilson, 44, was arrested last Friday and charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and second-degree sodomy. All three are felony charges.

Gardendale missing teen located and safely returned home

A missing Gardendale teen has been located and safely returned home.

Police: Man believed to be walking dog shot and killed in Birmingham

Police have identified the victim as 24-year-old Jessie Merchant Birt of Birmingham.

  Birmingham remembers Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney

Before noon, staff at Mini Blessings Daycare started setting up chairs, a cupcake platter, and organizing pink balloons. The cheery decor marked a somber milestone - the anniversary of the kidnapping of a former student, Kamille 'Cupcake’ McKinney.

3 die over weekend from separate wrecks in JeffCo

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is reporting three deaths over the weekend involving single-vehicle car wrecks.

  COVID-19 pandemic delays construction of real-time crime center in Birmingham

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed back the construction of a real-time crime center in Birmingham.

Customers say they lost money in Cash App

Some people continue to use it with no problems, but two women who contacted WBRC FOX6 News said they had hundreds of dollars in those accounts and then suddenly it was gone.

  Investigation into cat’s death, cat had COVID

Doctors advised take the same precautions to protect yourself and your pet.

Walker County authorities make big drug bust in Empire

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office says they made the drug bust at a building in the Empire community on Thursday.

  Jefferson County Department of Health releases new guidance for Halloween

The Jefferson County Department of Health has some new guidelines for trick-or-treaters this Halloween. Doctors there want to make sure your Halloween is not only fun, but safe.

  Alabama Department of Labor unveils new unemployment portal

The Alabama Department of Labor has a new unemployment portal which they say will make applying for unemployment easier and more user friendly.

  Long lines continue at Jefferson County Courthouse for absentee ballots

If you’ve been to the Jefferson County Courthouse lately, you may have noticed some long lines for those wanting to vote absentee. But county leaders are working to streamline the process.

  Long lines continue at Jefferson County Courthouse for absentee ballots

If you’ve been to the Jefferson County Courthouse lately, you may have noticed some long lines for those wanting to vote absentee. But county leaders are working to streamline the process.

  UAB Sentinel testing working, but officials say it needs more compliance

Sentinel testing involves voluntary testing of students and staff after school has started and everybody enrolled. So far, numbers are looking good.

  Railroad Park celebrating 10th anniversary with a FREE virtual event

Railroad Park has made an impact on the quality of life in Birmingham.

  Center Point’s new mayor lays out first steps he plans to take

Bobby Scott, who won by a strong margin, and is getting used to the idea of being called “Mayor.”

  Local hotels see slight increase in bookings ahead of Hurricane Delta

The Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitor’s Bureau said Birmingham is always a popular spot for evacuees during hurricane season, but right now, we’re only seeing a small increase in people coming here to ride out the storm.

Child injured after accidental shooting in Hoover

Police say the caller stated he had just finished cleaning one of his firearms, when he heard a gunshot and realized his daughter was suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand.

JCSO Narcotics Unit find prescription drugs likely stolen from nursing home while executing search warrant

Police say the search warrant yielded 38 grams of heroin, 81 grams of meth, two ounces of marijuana, and a handgun.

  B’ham Park and Recreation Centers to stay open

The Parks and Rec Board voted on modified schedules to keep them operational.

  JeffCo’s top doctor releases new COVID guidance for schools, districts weigh options

Jefferson County’s top doctor released new guidance for schools to consider for learning options and districts across the county are weighing options.

  Use it or lose it: State working to spend $100M on student internet services

We’re continuing to follow state efforts to spend millions of dollars in COVID school money before the December deadline.

  Parents of some JeffCo students can pick up internet vouchers, progress reports Wednesday

The Jefferson County School District is starting a new program to make sure families in their district take advantage of the state’s free internet voucher program for those who qualify.

  UAB looking for volunteers for COVID-19 tests

UAB may need your help in finding a treatment and possible prevention for COVID-19.

  Vote to approve new Birmingham Public Safety software gets tabled

Birmingham Public Safety leaders have tabled a vote on a new police software they said will help command centers see in real-time the types of calls and situations officers are responding to.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating after two shot in Fairfield

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two people were shot in Fairfield Tuesday evening.

  Coroner: Woman found unresponsive in St. Vincent’s East parking lot likely died of natural causes

The coroner’s office said at this time it’s believed she died of natural causes.

  Alabama health leaders continue push for everyone to get a flu shot

Alabama and Jefferson County health leaders are still pushing people to get a flu shot, even though early results from other countries show it was a mild flu season.

B’ham police searching for armed robbery suspect

Police say the Circle K on 1st Avenue North was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday.

  ADPH: Alabama COVID numbers improving, but ‘still not where we’d like to be’

Only three counties are listed as red with a very high risk of spread, but health officials are not happy with the latest numbers.

COTH buys large site near Amazon in Bessemer

Church of the Highlands continues to close on more property to create permanent homes for five of its branches in metro Birmingham, according to the Birmingham Business Journal.

Vestavia Hills City Schools returning to full in-person instruction Oct. 14

Freeman says students who are participating in the full-time remote instructional model will continue to do so through the end of the first semester (ending January 15, 2021).

130 new jobs coming to Cullman County

Reliance Worldwide’s expansion includes a new 300,000 square foot distribution facility. The total project impact is approximately $24 million, and it will be creating 130 new jobs.

  UPDATE: President Trump going to hospital, taking new antibody cocktail that’s showing promise at UAB

President Trump’s doctor confirms he has received a new treatment that is showing promise in early testing. The cocktail is being studied at UAB.

  President Trump’s impact with being COVID-19 positive

The president also tweeted a message of thanks for the support and well wishes he and the First Lady have received since they both tested positive for COVID-19.

Police investigating homicide at Jasper gas station

A fatal shooting occurred at the at the Oak Hill Chevron around 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

’Tipping in Central Alabama’ raises money for local servers

A group of good Samaritans on Facebook is banding together to help local severs. They’re collecting tips to give to a lucky person each week.

  What is sodium hydrosulfide?

UAB Public Health Specialist, Dr. Lisa McCormick said the vapors from sodium hydrosulfide can be toxic and irritating to your respiratory system and can cause burns to your skin and eyes.

Jasper police investigating death of man found in street

Police Chief J.C. Poe Jr. says they received a call at approximately 9:15 p.m. about a person lying in the street in the 1800 block of 11th Avenue.

  Birmingham Public Safety Task Force gets new ideas from community

More than a dozen members from the community came forward to present proposals to the city’s public safety task force about how the Birmingham police department can improve public safety.

  Birmingham façade renovation project to impact 9 neighborhoods

City officials believe putting work into some of the older buildings could bring new business.

  100-year-old man’s family hopes for in-person visit soon

It’s been hard on families and loved ones being separated from patients and residents of hospitals and nursing homes because of the coronavirus.

Funk Fest coming to Legion Field Nov. 7; City council president wants more music festivals at the stadium

Legion Field has lots of space to spread out and have fun, and City Council President William Parker wants to take advantage of that.

  UAB creating program to teach children about guns

The lab was awarded $1.95 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop and evaluate the online program.

  Rudd Middle School students shift to other sites as construction continues

Rudd Middle School students will be split between two locations when the staggered schedule begins October 5.

  Birmingham Crossplex issues new safety restrictions as city opens art, cultural and sporting facilities

The Birmingham Crossplex is opening on October 1st for the first time since March as the city begins to open up other art, cultural and sporting facilities.

  Alabama prepares for possible COVID-19 vaccine

Alabama’s top health officer Dr. Scott Harris said the state is working on a plan to distribute a vaccine when it’s time.

  United for United Way: Childcare Resources helps families find quality, affordable childcare

The pandemic has magnified the expense, and need of childcare, and in turn, the calls for help to Childcare Resources.