Shelby County

Shelby Co. authorities looking for missing 26-year-old man

Shelby Co. man killed in crash Sunday night

Shelby Co. authorities looking for missing 17-year-old

  UPDATE: Injured Shelby Co. deputy released from hospital, suspect died at scene

  10 children lose mom during pandemic, community steps in this Christmas

  Dogs and cats in Shelby County get much more than kibble for Christmas dinner

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  New surgical learning lab at Chelsea High School

  Clothing giveaway for Hoover fire survivors, others in need

15-year-old Shelby County boy missing

  NWS: Brief EF-0 tornado hit Bessemer area Monday morning

Christmas break extended one week for Shelby County students

2020 Stocking Drive for the Shelby County Foster Association

Cam Ward sworn in to lead Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, Ivey sets election dates

The special primary election is set for Tuesday, March 30, 2021; the special primary runoff, if necessary, for Tuesday, April 27, 2021; and the special general election for Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

  Girl Scout earns Gold Award with The Four Little Girls Patch Program

Player decided this would be her Gold Award Project. She began researching the four girls who were killed, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, Addie Mae Collins and Denise McNair.

Investigation into catalytic converter thefts in Shelby and Chilton counties

There have been several reports of these thefts in other areas including Montgomery and Jefferson counties. There was an arrest in the Montgomery case.

Hoover Police are ready to protect shoppers this holiday season

Additional officers will be on-duty working from the Hoover Police Mobile Command Center.

Chelsea Post Office will relocate

13-year-old Shelby County boy missing

Hoover man charged with sex crimes involving a juvenile

Montevallo mother of 10 dies after being diagnosed with COVID-19

Oak Mountain State Park could soon expand

Man sentenced to 9 life sentences in Shelby County child rape case

Hoover’s Christmas tree lighting planned for Dec. 1

There will be music, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus.

Republican Bedsole wins HD49 race

House District 49 encompasses portions of Bibb, Chilton and Shelby counties. A special election was called to fill the vacancy created by former State Rep. April Weaver, R-Brierfield, who resigned to take a position with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

State to offer new evidence in the murder of Kat West, jury selected

An Assistant District Attorney out of Shelby County filed a court intent Friday, Nov. 13 stating evidence of intent or motive in the murder charge involving Kathleen (Kat) West’s husband, Jeff West.

  Helena Police investigate two restaurant burglaries

Investigators said the restaurants were forcefully entered and cash was taken from the registers during the overnight hours.

  Person killed in wreck on I-65 in Shelby County

It happened before 8:00 Friday night at exit 238.

Jim Duren, long-time band director for several school systems, passes away

Jim Duren was the founding band director at Oak Mountain High School and served in this role from 1999-2012.

  How Shelby County will be impacted by new mutual aid amendment

The amendment expedites the process of getting help when it’s most needed after a catastrophic emergency or disaster by allowing entities to make prearranged agreements across cities and counties.

Police investigating overnight shooting in Calera neighborhood

Police say the shooting does not appear to be random.

Shelby Co. Deputies: Man charged in child exploitation case could have more victims

On November 2, 2020, investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office obtained three warrants for Sean M Higgins, 30, of Palmyra, New Jersey for Electronic Solicitation of a Child, Dissemination/Display of Child Pornography, and Sexual Extortion as part of the investigation.

UPDATE: Man missing in Shelby County found safe

A missing Shelby County man has been located and he is safe.

  Child’s hand bitten off in dog attack in Shelby County

Apparently, she put her hand through a fence where a dog was enclosed. She sustained severe injuries to her arm.

Shelby Co. Deputies: Ditsy Daisy Boutique fire suspicious, 2 people arrested

On December 8, 2019, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Shelby County 911 received reports of a fire at the Ditsy Daisy Boutique at 16383 US Hwy 280.

WARNING: Shelby County deputies warn of Social Security scheme

Investigators say the scheme threatens individuals with seizure of their wages and Social Security benefits to satisfy alleged non-payment of taxes.

Calera Intermediate evacuated over suspicious package, package not a threat

Out of an abundance of caution, the school was evacuated while law enforcement investigated the situation and determined the package was not a threat.

  Calera Main Street hosting alternative Halloween trick-or-treating amid pandemic

A non-profit in Calera is finding a creative way for families to trick-or-treat this year.

Helena off-duty police officer injured in motorcycle accident goes home

"He’s adjusting to finally being at home and is still facing additional surgeries, but his ultimate goal is to be able to return to full duty next year."

Man’s bond revoked after several drug charges in 30 days

At the time of his bond revocation arrest, he was additionally charged with three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana 1st degree, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

  Pelham public library reopens

The library will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., while curbside service only will be offered Tuesday and Thursday. Curbside service will also be available Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Shelby County 2020 Public Safety Awards

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

Life-saving Helena Police Officer honored as officer of the year

Officer Prather has saved people’s lives with CPR three years in a row.

  Family Connection: helping young people in need

It started out as a volunteer organization in a tiny house, but now Family Connection has expanded its services.

Names will be removed from 2 University of Montevallo campus buildings

Both buildings were named after former Alabama governors from the early 1900′s who were staunch supporters of segregation and white supremacy.

Pelham graduate named Miss Talladega College

Patria Gatson is a member of the Presidential Honor Society and a member of the team that won the Alabama Business Pitch Competition.

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

The shooting happened at 415 Old Highway 31 in Alabaster.

Shelby County will use air patrols to help with traffic

Crews in the helicopter will give real-time traffic information to deputies on ground patrol.

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

Helena Mayor Mark Hall said at 12:30 p.m. officers got a 911 call of an accident involving a motorcycle.

Registration opens for deer hunting program at Oak Mountain State Park

As part of the urban deer management program, Oak Mountain State Park is offering bow hunting beginning in November and running through early February.

  Thrifting can help hurricane victims

Members of the non-profit Hatching Hope had just returned home from Louisiana last week after helping people there, following Hurricane Laura. Now, they need your support to help those in the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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

Hoover City Schools' leaders announced elementary school students will move from a staggered in-person/remote learning schedule to a four-day a week in-person schedule. Middle and high school students who have chosen in-person instruction will remain in the staggered schedule at this point.

  Shelby County worried about potential flooding from Hurricane Sally

While most eyes are on Hurricane Sally and the Gulf Coast of Alabama, emergency responders are also watching the weather closely on the preparations in Shelby County.

Dead alligator found in Hoover

The alligator was about 4.5 feet long and had some type of injury to its neck.

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

The two games include a home game against Pelham High School scheduled for September 18 and an away game against McAdory High School scheduled for September 25.

Authorities looking for missing ASU student from Alabaster

Adam Dowdell is from Alabaster. He was last seen on the ASU campus in Montgomery on September 8.

  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

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

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

Alabaster City Schools is the latest district to announce plans to shift from a staggered learning schedule to 5 days a week of in person learning.

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

Alabaster City Schools’ leaders announced traditional students will return to five day in-person instruction on September 14.

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

A large number of parents were expected to show up at the Shelby County Board of Education meeting Thursday night, and some planned to voice concerns about how their children are receiving instruction, but one parent said she feels like her voice is being silenced.

UPDATE: Human skull found in Shelby County identified

A human skull found in Shelby County has been identified.

Former Montevallo band director arrested on multiple sexual assault charges

The victim was a student at Montevallo High School

  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.