Shelby County

Shelby County 2020 Public Safety Awards

Shelby County’s leading law enforcement officers and firefighters were recognized during the program.

Names will be removed from 2 University of Montevallo campus buildings

Pelham graduate named Miss Talladega College

UPDATE: Charges upgraded against 4 Shelby County men in deadly Alabaster shooting

Shelby County will use air patrols to help with traffic

GoFundMe started for Helena off-duty police officer injured in motorcycle accident

Registration opens for deer hunting program at Oak Mountain State Park

Continued Coverage

  Thrifting can help hurricane victims

Hoover elementary students will return to in-person instruction 4 days a week

  Shelby County worried about potential flooding from Hurricane Sally

Dead alligator found in Hoover

Helena High School cancels 2 football games over COVID-19 concerns

Authorities looking for missing ASU student from Alabaster

  Could 5-day in-person learning be on hold for Hoover schools?

The district announced earlier this month the plan was to try and start a five-day a week schedule, but that may be looking more like a goal than the reality.

Shelby County Schools will return to 5-day instruction for traditional students Sept. 14

The move will happen September 14.

  15-year-old girl who drowned at Oak Mountain State Park identified

Park staff, park rangers, along with Pelham police, fire and rescue, all responded to the scene. Her body was recovered by Pelham fire and rescue divers at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Shelby Co. authorities looking for missing teen last seen in Chelsea

Thomas Reynolds Jr. has brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5′9″ tall and weighs around 165 pounds.

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

District leaders weigh in on shift to 5-day traditional learning

Alabaster City Schools to transition to five days a week for traditional learners

  Parent says her voice silenced at Shelby County Board of Education meeting

UPDATE: Human skull found in Shelby County identified

Former Montevallo band director arrested on multiple sexual assault charges

  Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force warns parents about edible marijuana

Law enforcement said it’s seeing an increase young people overdosing on edible marijuana. They said Shelby County and pockets of Birmingham, are among the places in our area seeing those increases.

  Shelby County coroner rules hot car deaths ‘accidental’

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating after two toddlers died in a hot car over the weekend. As it stands right now, the coroner has ruled these deaths “accidental.” But she said you need to understand how quickly tragedies like this can happen.

Classes at Mt. Laurel Elementary canceled Friday due to power outage

Officials say the school is without power after a traffic accident involving a power pole resulted in the loss of power in the Mt. Laurel community.

‘It was just a matter of time before someone was going to get hurt’: Arrests in Alabaster robbery

The robbery happened in the parking lot at The Trails of Alabaster apartment complex on August 7, 2020.

Chelsea Fire Department confirms death of fire chief after health complications

Wayne Shirley served as Chelsea’s fire chief since 2001.

Shelby Co. authorities searching for missing 15-year-old boy

Authorities in Shelby County say Martavius Williams was last seen in the Westover area.

No fall sports for Montevallo, University of West Alabama

Cross Country and Golf competition will be permitted during the fall semester.

  K&J’s Elegant Pastries: Doing business in a COVID-19 world

K&J’s Elegant Pastries is a custom cake shop in Alabaster that specializes in custom cakes, cupcakes and pastries for all occasions.

UPDATE: Shelby County Sheriff’s office says missing 15-year-old is safe at home

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 15-year-old girl who was last seen in the Maylene area.

Shelby County Schools to start with staggered schedule

This schedule applies to parents and students who opted for in-person instruction.

  ‘Thank you, Calera Fire’: A mom’s grateful story about her son, a vase and a helpful fireman

Saturday morning, precious 2-year-old Grant Watson got his arm stuck in a vase, and mom, Krispin Watson, knew she needed a little help from the Calera Fire Department.

UPDATE: Missing elderly couple found safe; taken to UAB to be checked out

William Bishop, 91, and Juanita Bishop, 89 were reported missing Tuesday. They were found in downtown Birmingham.

Man held on $570,000 bond after drug arrest in Shelby County

Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested 29-year-old Ronald Lavance Steen on Highway 280 in north Shelby County on July 17, 2020.

Helping the least of these: Hoover officer helps injured goose

A Hoover Police Officer proving we’re all on the same team Wednesday when he saved an injured goose on Highway 280.

2011 tornado survivor and Shelby County teen is a FEMA star for his disaster planning efforts

Nyl was featured on the @Readygov daily #Youthprep series as a young voice helping members of their community be storm ready.

Shelby County Schools could potentially go to second phase of reopening plan

The Shelby County Schools’ plan also includes a new directive for face coverings. Covering your mouth and nose with a face mask/covering while within Shelby County Schools will be required

  Shelby County businesses react to new statewide mask order

Some are already wearing face coverings and owners said they will be asking customers to cover up to follow the order.

Miss Alabama, her mother test positive for COVID-19

She asked for prayers for her family, the state and the country as COVID cases continue to rise.

Texas man struck and killed by car on interstate in Hoover

Hoover Police said it happened at 9:13 A.M. on I-65 South near the I-459 Interchange.

  Man killed in accident with tractor trailer on I-459

State troopers said Ronald Demon Swann was killed Sunday night when his car was hit by a tractor trailer.

2 men accused of trying to sell marijuana candies, vapes near school

Investigators say during the search additional narcotics were discovered including illegal prescription pills and marijuana.

Shelby County Schools plan to reopen August 13

The school system is also offering a remote learning option for students whose parents choose not to send them back to campus.

  Parade for COVID-19 survivor who was in the hospital for more than 5 weeks

Sadly, Headley lost her husband to COVID-19 on May 23.

Alabaster City Schools proposes new start date

The proposed calendar will move the start of school date from Thursday, August 13, 2020, to Wednesday, August 19, 2020, for students.

  Shelby County School pushes back start date to prep for upcoming year

Lots of changes are coming for the upcoming school year as leaders plan around a pandemic.

  Case in mall shooting that killed 8-year-old boy goes to grand jury

19-year-old King Williams, 19-year-old Demetrius Jackson and 22-year-old Montez Coleman all face capital murder charges in the shooting that killed Royta Giles and hurt three others.

32-year-old man treated for shooting on I-65

Alabaster Police said they are aware of information being circulated on social media, and it is inconsistent with the facts officers have.

Hoover City Schools: ‘If you move, you mask’

Next Monday at the regular monthly school board meeting, the Hoover City Schools' board members will consider a possible delay to the 2020-2021 school year.

Pelham City Schools moving 2020-2021 start date to August 19

School leaders are working on a revised calendar for the school year, and the calendar will be approved at our July Board of Education meeting.

  Mall shootout leads to death of a child; 1 man arrested, police searching for 5 others

A shooting inside the Riverchase Galleria left an 8-year-old dead, 3 others injured and a community searching for answers.

Helena City Council President says he tested positive for COVID-19

Woodman says he is self-quarantining and only has allergy-like symptoms.

  SUV driver hits Anytime Fitness in Chelsea

No one was hurt in the crash.

Hoover’s mayor addresses economic impact, cuts during COVID-19 crisis

The city has eliminated travel costs and vehicle purchases and cut spending by $4 million over last year.

Helena cancels public festivities for July 3

Mayor Mark Hall tweeted Wednesday that it was best not to have the public gathering before the 9:00 p.m. fireworks because of the COVID-19 situation.

Calera Police Officer tests positive for COVID-19

Monday the department announced they tested all employees who worked the same shift as the officer, and now they’re waiting for those results.

  Shelby County Schools to release survey on return to classroom

So far about 12,000 people have responded.

8 inmates test positive for coronavirus at Shelby Co. Jail

Those inmates have been quarantined and some are no longer symptomatic. None of the inmates have been hospitalized.

2 members of Chelsea High School football program have COVID-19, practice postponed

CHHS football practice has been postponed until Monday, July 6.

Victims say they were assaulted, robbed when they went to sell vape cartridges, 3 teens arrested

The victims said while they were sitting in their vehicle, two males approached them, and one of them had a handgun.

Authorities searching for missing teen in Shelby Co.

Michael Hernandez is 16 years old and described as having brown eyes and black hair. He is 5-foot-9, 150 pounds.

Virtual School alternative for Hoover City Schools’ students and parents for fall

Virtual learning has been an option for high school students in Hoover for a number of years. This year, they will be extending access to grades K-12.

  Return to School surveys

The school systems will use the surveys as they each craft a response to a return to school for the 2020-2021 year.

Search for missing Shelby County man

Todd David Staehler was reported missing on June 10.

UPDATE: Thursday’s Black Jacket Symphony concert in Hoover canceled due to curfew

The Black Jacket Symphony returns to the live stage June 11 with “Concerts from the Car”, a live concert series in the parking lot of the Hoover Met Complex.

2 men arrested in attempted burglary at Hoover Tactical Firearms

The caller said two men were trying to break the front glass.

City of Helena passes resolution to enact curfew ‘if needed’

Upon a curfew proclamation by Mayor Mark Hall the city would move to an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

Hoover under curfew starting Monday night

The City of Hoover has experienced protests within the past 48 hours that have resulted in 45 arrests for both felony and misdemeanor charges. Damage to private property has also occurred from these activities.

  Several people arrested in protest and march in Hoover, one officer has minor injuries

The protesters marched from a Hoover police precinct to the corner of Highway 31 and Municipal Drive Sunday.

Drugs, guns and cash seized in search warrant at Alabaster home

Narcotics investigators with the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force found LSD, marijuana, $10,947 in cash, and several firearms, including an AK-47, and an AR 15 pistol.

UPDATE: 2 missing Shelby County teenagers found

The teens were found and are safe.

  Alabama National Cemetery holds small, unique service for Memorial Day

COVID-19 forced the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo to cancel its traditional Memorial Day ceremony. Instead, the group had a small service with a flyover, wreath laying, moment of silence and taps.

  COVID-19 changed the way we can honor veterans who have died

COVID has changed the way we can honor those who have served our country and died.

  Beachgoers head to Oak Mountain State Park for Memorial Day

With eased safer at home restrictions - beaches are now open across Alabama and beach goers flocked to there for sun, sand, and Memorial Day relaxation.

  Some entertainment venues begin to reopen in Alabama as Gov. Ivey relaxes restrictions

While Jefferson County will keep entertainment venues closed for another two weeks, Governor Ivey has given the green light for them to reopen around the rest of the state.

Multiple north Alabama counties under burn ban until October

Many in north Alabama received word today that the state has placed a burn ban on their area through the fall.

Shelby County Jail inmate dies at hospital, not believed to be COVID-19 related

Dawson’s body will be taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences by the Shelby County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy to further investigate her cause of death.

55 new classrooms added to state’s award-winning pre-K program including several in the area

These additional classrooms expand access to the state's award-winning First Class Pre-K program and are a result of the Legislature recently appropriating an additional $6 million to the department for the 2021 fiscal year.

UPDATE: Missing 16-year-old boy found

Joseph Daniel Johnson has been located and is safe.