Shelby County

Fmr. Shelby Co. doctor sentenced to life plus 208 years for sex abuse and producing child pornography

Shelby County Chamber ‘Ready to Shred’ event

GRAPHIC: North Shelby County man arrested on multiple counts of child sex abuse

  WOW! Homeowner released new security camera footage of tornado that hit Eagle Point

Special primary election Senate District 14 & House District 73 statewide results

UPDATE: Missing teen in Shelby County found safe

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Calera police officer dies of natural causes

Columbiana neighbors clean up after Thursday’s storms

Red Cross: Damage assessments show nearly 400 homes destroyed or heavily damaged

Crews working to restore power after severe storms hit Alabama

ALEA releases road closures and conditions across Alabama

  ‘As soon as it happened everyone started grabbing chainsaws’: Neighbors help neighbors after storm in Pelham

Authorities in Shelby Co. searching for missing teen

Deputies say 16-year-old Shawn Michael Lehmann was last seen in the Chelsea area on March 24 around 4 p.m.

‘Talladega Nights’ actor Houston Tumlin dies at 28

The Shelby County Coroner confirmed Wednesday that Houston Tumlin, a child actor from “Talladega Nights” has died.

Former Shelby Co. sheriff’s deputy arrested on child porn charges

Evan Jamieson resigned from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office over a year ago while in good standing.

  Columbiana storm shelter packed as folks seek safe place

Neighbors packed into the Columbiana storm shelter on Mildred Street Wednesday to seek a safe place from the storms.

Pelham SRO helps bring the field trip to school

  Patient reunited with health heroes at Shelby Baptist

Helena authorities locate missing kayaker

Fmr. Shelby Co. doctor convicted of sex abuse and producing child pornography

Controlled burn at Oak Mountain State Park

Alabaster CityFest 2021 cancelled due to pandemic

  A dream come true for brave Hoover teenager

13-year-old Lily, who was diagnosed with leukemia in October, was surprised with a trip to Walt Disney World at Hoover High School.

72-year-old Hoover man arrested in child porn, sex abuse case

Hoover Police said they got information in January 2021 that a man was using the internet to solicit children for sexual encounters.

Pelham City Schools passes plan for teacher pay raises

The Pelham Board of Education will now be allocating approximately $1.3 million dollars more per year for employee pay and benefits than they did when the system started in 2014.

Shelby Co. schools to offer virtual option in ’21-’22 for older grades only

Shelby County Schools will not offer remote instruction to students in kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2021-2022 school year.

Alabama woman wanted for armed robbery and homicide arrested in Lake Charles

On Wednesday, February 24, officers with the Combined Anti-Drug Team received information on the whereabouts of a wanted fugitive out of Alabama.

  Kids and families go snow sledding in Liberty Park

Several families spent the morning sledding down a big hill.

  VIDEO: 5 Calera police officers rescue suspect from near-freezing water near Chick-Fil-A

An officer chased the second suspect to the Rolling Hills Campground where the 24-year-old man jumped into the lake and swam toward the middle. Officers yelled for the man to swim back to the shore, but Chief Hyche said he swam out about 30-40 yards from the shore.

Shelby County SO says retired K9 has died

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office announced the passing of one of their retired K9′s on Friday.

New appointment only COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Pelham

There is limited supply, so you have to make an appointment.

  Halls of Greystone Elementary transformed into Candy Land

Parents said the goal is to bring the children joy during a school year that has been extra challenging due to the coronavirus and to give students a reason to want to come to school.

15 arrested in reverse prostitution sting in Shelby County

The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force announced 15 arrests in a prostitution and human trafficking investigation.

  Police identify driver killed in high-speed chase with authorities in Calera

Police say the vehicle was reported to have been used in car burglaries in Alabaster and the driver was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Shelby County Schools releases plan for building additions, improvements

The Shelby County School District released a plan Tuesday for capital improvements to be completed across the county over the next few years.

Alabaster fire inspector released from hospital after 32-day battle with COVID-19

Alabaster Fire Inspector Mike Waits was discharged from Grandview Hospital Friday after battling COVID-19 for 32 days.

17-year-old arrested after 2 unloaded firearms located in vehicle

Investigators said school resource officers were alerted by school administrators after the student was overheard talking about a firearm.

Longtime Helena mayor Sonny Penhale passes away

Former longtime Helena Mayor Sonny Penhale has died.

Search underway in Shelby Co. for missing 17-year-old

Noah Burton was reported missing Tuesday.

UPDATE: 14-year-old missing Shelby Co. boy found safe

The child was reported missing Wednesday.

36-year-old Pinson man killed in commercial vehicle crash

Alabama State Troopers said Jason Hallmark was driving a commercial vehicle when he drove off the road and struck a concrete culvert.

200 vaccines available for Shelby County residents age 75 and older

Shelby County leaders said Tuesday there are now 200 COVID-19 vaccines available for residents who are 75 and older.

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

Jalen Daniel Anderson, 26, was reporting missing January 11.

Shelby Co. man killed in crash Sunday night

The victim has been identified as James Plant. He was 44.

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

Keeton River Glaze is around 5′10″ and weighs 195 pounds.

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

The Shelby County deputy injured in the Mooney Road domestic incident has been treated and released from the hospital.

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

A holiday burden was lifted for a family in Montevallo still grieving after losing their mother. Community members in Shelby County stepped in to help the 10 children left behind.

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

The cats and dogs at the shelter enjoyed a holiday feast of chicken, turkey, peas, green beans and carrots served on Christmas-themed plates.

  New surgical learning lab at Chelsea High School

Alabama’s next wave of medical leaders are being trained at Chelsea High School.

  Clothing giveaway for Hoover fire survivors, others in need

Wednesday the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church and several other ministries came together to help those in the community in need, but they opened up early for the survivors of the Hoover apartment fire a few weeks back.

15-year-old Shelby County boy missing

Machado de-Oliveira was last seen in the Chelsea area on December 14, 2020 around 6:00 p.m. wearing a black hoodie, jeans, and a backpack.

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

Strong winds and heavy rain moved through Monday morning and even had a radar image showing a potential tornado around 1:07 a.m. just southeast of Bessemer near Green Road.

Christmas break extended one week for Shelby County students

Employees, who were previously expected to return for the second semester on January 4, 2021 will now return on January 11. Students, who would have returned on January 5, will now report to school on January 12.

2020 Stocking Drive for the Shelby County Foster Association

The WBC had 17 women participate, totaling 45 plus full stockings for The Shelby County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (SCFA).

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

The Postal Service said they need a new location because the current one is too small to adequately conduct operations.

13-year-old Shelby County boy missing

Gabriel Ray Burns was reported missing Friday, November 20.

Hoover man charged with sex crimes involving a juvenile

On November 18, Hoover Police said they were notified by Birmingham Police of a possible sexual assault that occurred in Hoover.

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

Katherine Pennington of Montevallo was buried Thursday. She leaves behind 10 children ranging in age from 5 to 17.

Oak Mountain State Park could soon expand

There’s now a huge opportunity for Oak Mountain State Park to expand beyond its nearly 10,000 acres.

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

Felix Garrett was convicted in September of nine counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sodomy with a child victim.

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."