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Storm knocks down 7 trees in Jacksonville family's front yard

Mar 20, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

A northeast Jacksonville family is trying to figure out their next steps after seven pine trees fell in their yard during Monday’s storm.

Jacksonville's Reserve Apartments damaged by tornado

Mar 20, 2018 11:14 PM EDT

The Reserve apartment complex, which sits just off the Jacksonville State University campus, sustained major damage during Monday’s storms.

Likely tornado causes significant damage to Jacksonville apartment complex

Mar 20, 2018 08:28 AM EDT

An apartment complex in Jacksonville sustained significant damage in a likely tornado.

Volunteers across Alabama help church recover from storm damage

Mar 20, 2018 09:58 PM EDT

The damage in Jacksonville has brought in volunteers from all over the state to help in the recovery.

FIRST ALERT Update: Colder temperatures tonight

Mar 20, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

A wind advisory remains in effect for tonight with winds gusting over 25 mph. Expect temperatures in the mid-30s by early tomorrow.

Crews work to restore power in Jacksonville after tornado

Mar 20, 2018 09:54 PM EDT

Many across Central and East Alabama are still without power, especially in one of the hardest hit areas near Jacksonville.

Governor Kay Ivey encourages church congregation that lost their place of worship

Mar 20, 2018 08:19 PM EDT

Governor Kay Ivey also stopping at the West Point Baptist Church as she made her way through Jacksonville.

Man counts blessing after home stands undamaged when everything around it is destroyed

Mar 20, 2018 08:24 PM EDT

A homeowner says his survival of Monday’s tornado is a miracle.

Cullman Co. Sheriff's Office damaged by hail

Mar 20, 2018 08:14 PM EDT

Storms rolled into Cullman County just after 7 p.m. on Monday and caused enough damage at the Cullman County Sheriff's Department for it to close its business office today.

Hazmat crew inspects Jacksonville State building

Mar 20, 2018 08:44 PM EDT

A hazmat crew was called into part of the Jacksonville State University campus after an EF-3 tornado hit the area.

Bama QB Tua Tagovailoa injured in first spring practice

Mar 20, 2018 08:54 PM EDT

Alabama sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss an undetermined amount of time after injuring the thumb on his throwing hand on Tuesday.

Gov. Ivey tours Jacksonville after tornado

Mar 20, 2018 08:29 PM EDT

Gov. Kay Ivey was in Jacksonville on Tuesday touring the damage caused by an EF-3 tornado that struck the city Monday night.

FOX primetime programming interrupted Monday night to re-air Friday night

Mar 20, 2018 06:14 PM EDT

FOX has cleared for WBRC to re-run primetime programming that was interrupted on Monday night due to the severe weather breaking news.

What can 140 mph winds do?

Mar 20, 2018 07:36 PM EDT

Jacksonville was hit by an EF-3 tornado that produced winds of 140 mph on Monday.

Alabama football gets back to work in T-Town

Mar 20, 2018 06:14 PM EDT

A fifth national championship is still fresh in the minds of the University of Alabama football team as it took the field to open spring practice with a lot of unknowns.

Karle's Korner: Does Nick Saban have a QB controversy? No, but you might!

Mar 20, 2018 07:05 PM EDT

So we all know what question Nick Saban is going to be getting asked the most over the next few months. Hint: it's not about rebuilding the secondary.

Alabaster police searching for missing man

Mar 20, 2018 06:45 PM EDT

Alabaster Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating an intellectually challenged man.

Editorial: Food money

Mar 20, 2018 06:40 PM EDT

Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right. That’s how I feel about Etowah County’s Sheriff banking over $750,000 over the last three years with unused funds from his jail food program.

2018 Kids & Jobs Program

Mar 18, 2018 05:53 PM EDT

Each spring, Birmingham youth are invited to apply for age-appropriate employment opportunities through the Kids & Jobs Program.

FOX primetime programming interrupted Wednesday night to re-air Friday night

Mar 15, 2018 01:26 PM EDT

FOX has cleared for WBRC to re-run primetime programming that was interrupted on Wednesday night due to the UAB Highlands breaking news.

How you can help the Jacksonville community

Mar 20, 2018 05:52 PM EDT

The long cleanup process begins for the city of Jacksonville. Find out how you can help those hit by the tornadoes.

VIDEO: Drone shows Jacksonville State storm damage

Mar 20, 2018 03:37 PM EDT

Watch as the WBRC drone flies above JSU and shows damage across campus.

First Alert Weather: Jacksonville enforces curfew after severe weather hits Central, East AL

Mar 18, 2018 07:32 PM EDT

Find continuing coverage of the severe weather and the damage from the storms on Monday, March 19th.

FIRST ALERT Update: Threat for gusty winds remain through evening hours

Mar 20, 2018 03:55 PM EDT

FIRST ALERT remains for gusty winds through 10 p.m. A wind advisory is in effect and winds will be sustained at 15-25 mph and gust to 35 mph.

Chick-Fil-A on Lakeshore cleared of bomb threat

Mar 20, 2018 04:26 PM EDT

Chick-Fil-A on Lakeshore Drive has been cleared on a bomb threat.

Man in custody after attempting to run from deputies

Mar 17, 2018 06:26 PM EDT

A suspect is in custody after running from Birmingham police.

Person officially charged in death of 17-year-old Huffman HS student

Mar 07, 2018 04:59 PM EDT

One student died from a shooting at Huffman High School.

FIRST ALERT: Gusty winds today

Mar 20, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

It’s officially spring though temperatures will be running below normal today. The cold front that went through last night has left us colder, cloudy and windy. There’s even a chance for widely scattered showers this afternoon and early evening. FIRST ALERT for gusty winds through 10PM.

'Don't let yourself be a victim!': Cullman PD issues warning about storm damage scams

Mar 20, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

The Cullman Police Department is issuing a warning to those looking for someone to repair any storm damage to their property.

Jacksonville under curfew following Monday's damaging storms

Mar 20, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

The city of Jacksonville is under a curfew after a likely tornado caused widespread damage.

Cullman homeowner describes storm ‘like someone was throwing giant potato rocks at our house’

Mar 20, 2018 03:58 AM EDT

Homeowners in one Cullman County neighborhood are picking up what’s left after severe storms pummeled through their area.

UPDATE: Man shot and killed while renovating house in Ensley identified

Mar 20, 2018 05:08 AM EDT

One man is dead and another is injured after an early morning double shooting in Ensley.

Dollar General in Jacksonville nearly destroyed in apparent tornado

Mar 20, 2018 05:51 AM EDT

The Dollar General at the corner of the JSU Campus is just one of the many buildings around Jacksonville that have been virtually destroyed.

Mickey: A wet and windy day

Mar 20, 2018 08:02 AM EDT

Look for patchy fog this morning with temperatures in the 50s to 60s.

AL Pastor on storm damage: ‘This is not going to stop the church’

Mar 20, 2018 04:08 AM EDT

West Point Baptist Church was destroyed by storms on Monday night, but Pastor Ronny Moore says this won’t hurt the church, because this was just a building.

Hail causing long list of costly repairs for AL Sheriff

Mar 20, 2018 04:02 AM EDT

Hail is costing the Cullman County Sheriff’s office a lot of money Monday night. Sheriff Matt Gentry tells WBRC hail the size of baseballs were barreling down on them.

Coliseum at Jacksonville State damaged during storm

Mar 19, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

Jacksonville State is asking that you do not come to campus to check out the damage. Many roads are impassible, street lights are out, and first responders are trying to do their jobs.

FIRST ALERT Update: Severe weather threat ends overnight

Mar 20, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

The severe weather threat is ending across the area. The sky will remain cloudy during the overnight. Expect lows around 50 degrees.

Hail causes significant damage to car dealership in Cullman

Mar 19, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

Mitch-Smith Chevrolet car dealership suffered significant hail damage late Monday evening.

PHOTOS: Severe weather causes damage to cars, homes

Mar 19, 2018 09:57 PM EDT

Severe storms across the WBRC FOX6 viewing area packed a punch on Monday. Marble to baseball size hail caused damage to cars, homes, and outdoor furniture.

School Closures: Mar. 20th, 2018

Mar 18, 2018 04:53 PM EDT

Some schools have announced closures for Tuesday, March 20th. See the full list below.

Where's your nearest storm shelter?

Mar 18, 2018 05:57 PM EDT

Alabama Emergency Management Agencies provide great services for when bad weather hits. One of their best forms of support are storm shelters.

Hoover police investigating recent burglaries

Mar 19, 2018 06:30 PM EDT

Hoover police are investigating five burglaries that have occurred in the Inverness area over the last week.

Coosa Co. student arrested for making terrorist threat

Mar 09, 2018 07:25 PM EDT

A student at Coosa County High School has been arrested for making a threat toward the school.

Body of missing Georgia kayaker discovered

Mar 18, 2018 03:19 PM EDT

The body of a missing Georgia kayaker was found this morning around 10:15.

2 people shot in west Birmingham, one with life-threatening injuries

Mar 17, 2018 09:26 PM EDT

Birmingham police are investigating a shooting that sent two people to the hospital.

UPDATE: Man wanted in Gardendale woman's homicide in custody

Mar 18, 2018 10:38 PM EDT

Gardendale police say the man they were looking for in a woman's death is in custody.

Man charged in DUI crash that seriously injured Vestavia Hills police officer

Mar 18, 2018 03:36 PM EDT

A Warrior man has been charged in a DUI crash that seriously injured a Vestavia Hills Police Officer Saturday night.

Birmingham PD: Man shot to death in Ensley Monday morning

Mar 19, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

Birmingham police are investigating a homicide in Ensley.

Weather Radios and First Alert Weather App: Be prepared for severe weather

Mar 18, 2018 09:13 PM EDT

Monday's FIRST ALERT Weather Day is the first significant threat we've faced in some time. Are you properly prepared?

2 homes, 2 cars catch fire in Ensley

Mar 19, 2018 05:54 AM EDT

Birmingham firefighters are working three different fires in Ensley. They were called to a house fire on Bush Boulevard around 3:30 a.m. Monday. Fire officials say that fire happened in the living room and everyone got out safely.

Heartwarming moment at Disney Live Show in Huntsville

Mar 18, 2018 09:08 PM EDT

Tragedy soon turns to a testimony one Cullman family wants to shout from the roof top.

NCAA Tournament Round 2: Auburn falls to Clemson 84-53

Mar 18, 2018 04:49 PM EDT

After the Auburn Tigers survived a scare against College of Charleston, winning 62-58 in Round One of the NCAA Tournament, they are set to take on another team of Tigers.

Neighbors concerned after 2-year-old boy drowns in apartment pool

Mar 18, 2018 09:03 PM EDT

Neighbors said they want to see some changes after a 2-year-old boy drowned at their apartment complex Saturday.

EMA officials explain tools to stay safe during severe weather

Mar 18, 2018 08:57 PM EDT

We're expecting severe weather to come through our region Monday afternoon into evening. You have tools right at your fingertips that could keep you safe before severe weather strikes.

Alabama angler Jordan Lee repeats at Bassmaster Classic

Mar 18, 2018 08:10 PM EDT

Jordan Lee wins the Bassmaster Classic for the second year in a row.

Alabama advances in WNIT to third round

Mar 18, 2018 08:05 PM EDT

A balanced attacked helped the Alabama women's basketball team cruise against Central Florida 80-61 in the second round of the WNIT.

Historic season for UAB women's basketball ends

Mar 18, 2018 08:05 PM EDT

The UAB women's basketball team battled for 40 minutes, but Georgia Tech's shooting was just too good.

Funeral arrangements for UAB Highlands Hospital victim announced

Mar 18, 2018 07:25 PM EDT

Funeral arrangements have been announced for the victim who was killed in a shooting at UAB Highlands Hospital.

2 dead, including gunman, in UAB Highlands Hospital shooting

Mar 14, 2018 08:19 PM EDT

Birmingham police have released the names of both victims from Wednesday's shooting at UAB Highlands Hospital.

Surviving victim in UAB Highlands Hospital shooting making progress

Mar 16, 2018 07:09 PM EDT

The victim who survived Wednesday night's shooting at UAB Highlands Hospital is said to be making progress.

Authorities ID victims, suspect in UAB Highlands Hospital shooting

Mar 15, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

Birmingham police have released the names of both victims from Wednesday's shooting at UAB Highlands Hospital.

FIRST ALERT Update: Enhanced risk for strong to severe storms late Monday

Mar 18, 2018 04:48 PM EDT

We should catch a decent break in the wet weather tomorrow, however a more enhanced risk will arrive in the afternoon.

Birmingham fire respond to chemical spill

Mar 18, 2018 08:28 AM EDT

Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene of a chemical spill near Bermco Aluminum on Messer Airport Highway Sunday morning.

Pedestrian struck and killed on Highway AL 157

Mar 18, 2018 06:53 AM EDT

Alabama State Troopers are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred late Saturday evening.

Hanceville car wreck kills 2 women

Mar 15, 2018 08:09 PM EDT

A two-vehicle crash in Cullman County killed two women.

Jasper woman dies in single-vehicle accident

Mar 16, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

A Jasper woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident.

Birmingham family continues searching for missing teen

Mar 17, 2018 08:33 PM EDT

A Birmingham family is pleading for answers as they continue to search for a missing teen.

2-year-old boy drowns in improperly fenced apartment pool

Mar 17, 2018 07:20 PM EDT

A 2-year-old boy has died from drowning in an apartment pool.

Suspect in Hanceville officer-involved shooting identified

Mar 17, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

Eric Lamar Caffey as the suspect taken into custody in Friday's officer-involved shooting.

NFL player gives students the VIP treatment ahead of prom

Mar 17, 2018 08:40 PM EDT

An NFL player is giving back to his hometown in a special way.

Multiple-vehicle wreck on 280 E causing significant delays

Mar 17, 2018 04:12 PM EDT

A wreck on 280 E is causing significant delays. The accident occurred just west of the Summit in the eastbound lanes.

5 arrested in Walker County drug bust

Mar 17, 2018 03:52 PM EDT

The Walker County Sheriff's Department arrested five people this week during a drug bust.

FIRST ALERT for severe storms Monday, large hail and damaging winds to follow

Mar 17, 2018 11:49 AM EDT

Showers developed early this morning with a few rumbles of thunder accompanying the storms to the north.

State troopers investigating deadly 2 car crash in Cullman Co.

Mar 15, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

Alabama State Troopers are on the scene of a deadly two car crash in Cullman County.

Coaling woman arrested after dogs found decomposed in home

Mar 16, 2018 09:48 PM EDT

A woman in West Alabama is facing charges after four dogs were found decomposed in a home.

Expert: Warning signs could prevent workplace violence

Mar 16, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

Experts suggest there are warning signs that could help predict workplace violence. These signs, which we've seen here in Birmingham just this week, are often overlooked.

Family says Blount Co. fatal shooting was accident

Mar 16, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

A Blount County family is living their worst nightmare after sheriff investigators say a father shot two of his sons, killing one.

NCAA Tournament Round One: Auburn defeats College of Charleston 62-58

Mar 16, 2018 05:53 PM EDT

The Auburn Tigers (no. 4) kick off the NCAA Tournament in San Diego against the College of Charleston (no. 13). Follow all the action here.

Oak Grove students create video in response to school shootings

Mar 16, 2018 07:30 PM EDT

The message behind a video produced and staring students of Oak Grove High School is simple: "See something, hear something, say something."

Helena house fire investigation continues

Mar 16, 2018 05:45 PM EDT

The residents of the home, two adults and two young girls, were able to escape unharmed, but flames and smoke left the house uninhabitable.

Attorneys: Judge should drop Attalla administrator's felony child abuse charges

Mar 16, 2018 06:27 PM EDT

An Etowah County judge will decide in a couple of weeks whether to drop felony child abuse charges against an Attalla school administrator.

Tuscaloosa police, NAACP trying to reach at-risk youth

Mar 16, 2018 06:21 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa police have used a new program called TAPS for months to better communicate with at-risk kids before they're too far gone.

ALDOT on bridge replacement: 'Nothing like Florida'

Mar 16, 2018 05:04 PM EDT

ALDOT is keeping an eye on the investigation into a pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida.

Hale Co. schools hiring full-time SRO

Mar 16, 2018 06:06 PM EDT

Moundville Mayor Tony Lester has a plan to better protect students by hiring a full-time student resource officer.

All NB lanes on 20/59 near Alabama Splash Adventured closed

Mar 16, 2018 06:17 PM EDT

All NB lanes are closed on I-20/59 NB at mile marker 110.

NCAA Tournament Round One: Alabama beats Virginia Tech 86-83

Mar 15, 2018 07:28 PM EDT

The Alabama Crimson Tide are dancing for the first time since 2012. Bu will their return to the NCAA Tournament be short-lived as they take on Virginia Tech?

Auburn Pro Day takes place Friday

Mar 08, 2018 08:15 PM EDT

Auburn's annual Pro Day will be take place Friday, March 9th.

Cam Newton to Boy Scouts: Trust, discipline go long way

Mar 16, 2018 04:44 PM EDT

Newton was in Birmingham on Friday to spread a message of trust and discipline to hundreds of young people at the annual American Values Luncheon.

Neighbors react to Woodfin public safety recommendations

Mar 16, 2018 04:59 PM EDT

Many are taking a look at recommendations for bring down crime in Birmingham.

AL Sheriff who pocketed $750K from jail food fund: 'I don't make the laws'

Mar 15, 2018 09:54 PM EDT

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin is getting a lot of heat and publicity over how he profits from the inmates food fund in his jail. It's a fact that happens to be legal for him to do so.

Blount Co. SO: Man shot, killed by grandmother

Mar 15, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

The Blount Co. Sheriff's Office is investigating a death.

FIRST ALERT: Wet weather Friday and threat for severe storms on Monday

Mar 16, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

Tracking a large shield of rain moving east across west Alabama that will approach the I-65 corridor after 1 p.m. and be impacting the majority of central Alabama through the late afternoon hours. Steady rain exits most areas by 8 p.m. and then scattered showers and a few storms form overnight.

Boaz woman accused of drugging a 5-year-old

Mar 16, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

An Etowah County woman is charged with one count of aggravated child abuse.

Etowah Co. man charged with second-degree rape of 14-year-old girl

Mar 16, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

An Etowah County man is charged with raping a teenager. John David Coggins, 24, of Gallant was arrested by the Etowah County Sheriff's office and charged with one count of second-degree rape.

Man charged with first-degree rape of a child

Mar 16, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

Tuscaloosa authorities have charged a man with the rape of a child.

Police: Two men shot, one killed, while trying to prevent father's suicide

Mar 15, 2018 09:53 PM EDT

Two people have been taken to UAB after being shot in Hayden.

Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Marion Co.

Mar 16, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hamilton.

Chelsea man dies after being hit by minivan

Mar 14, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

Alabama State Troopers say a 71-year-old Chelsea man died at UAB Hospital after he was hit by a mini-van.

Helena authorities investigating suspicious house fire

Mar 16, 2018 08:32 AM EDT

Helena authorities are investigating a house fire that they are calling suspicious.

Mickey: Warmer air with a few showers and storms

Mar 16, 2018 07:36 AM EDT

Temps aren't quite as cold out there this morning. We have ranged in the 30s to 40s to 50s, with none below the freezing point.

Fire destroys Fairfield apartments

Mar 16, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

A fire has destroyed an Ensley housing community.

Birmingham Water Works addressing Hoover-area billing complaints

Mar 15, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

Birmingham Water Works held a town hall in Hoover to address homeowners fed up with high bills and billing problems.

How to keep your pets safe on a plane

Mar 14, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

Pet owners and local veterinarians are all mortified that a dog was left in an overhead bin on a United Airlines flight for at least 3 hours before dying.

Environmental advocates want stronger coal ash protection regulations

Mar 15, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

The Black Warrior Riverkeeper and its supporters are encouraging people to sign a petition that pushes for stronger, effective regulations around coal ash and away from our rivers.

FIRST ALERT Update: Strong scattered storms expected Monday

Mar 15, 2018 09:54 PM EDT

Warmer are temperatures are coming, but the trade off is some rainfall.

Piedmont police make 2 unrelated arrests for terrorist threats

Mar 15, 2018 09:37 PM EDT

Piedmont police have made two unrelated arrests for terrorist threats this week.

Death row inmate Michael Eggers executed by Alabama

Mar 15, 2018 08:52 PM EDT

Alabama death row inmate Michael Eggers has been executed.

Homewood baseball player sets new AHSAA record

Mar 15, 2018 08:03 PM EDT

Homewood baseball star and Ole Miss signee Josh Hall set a new AHSAA career stolen base record Wednesday night.

Woman witnesses house fire: urges everyone to install smoke alarms

Mar 15, 2018 05:39 PM EDT

FIre departments urge everyone to take advantage of free home safety inspections

Alabama working to address needs of women veterans

Mar 15, 2018 07:05 PM EDT

Women veterans share their stories in hopes of helping others at first ever Alabama Women Veterans Health Expo at Samford University

Jeff West, husband of Kat West, indicted for wife's murder

Mar 15, 2018 06:40 PM EDT

Jeff West has formally been indicted for the murder of his wife, Kat West.

Shoppers upset about Toys R Us closings

Mar 15, 2018 06:40 PM EDT

People were out shopping at Toys R Us looking for deals after hearing about stores closing. Some people we spoke with say their kids grow up coming to this store.

Moundville mayor proposes full-time SRO for Hale Co. schools

Mar 15, 2018 06:04 PM EDT

Moundville Mayor Tony Lester will address the Hale County School Board tonight and ask board members for their approval and financial support to hire a full-time school resource.

Woman dies after exiting moving vehicle

Mar 15, 2018 05:54 PM EDT

Investigators say Ingram got out of the vehicle for unknown reasons while it was moving and was ran over by the trailer.

Extra security discussed for JeffCo courthouse

Mar 15, 2018 03:52 PM EDT

Jefferson County is continuing to look at its security measures as gun violence continues to spread into various institutions here locally and across the country.

All UAB Highlands Hospital surgeries for Friday canceled

Mar 15, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

On Wednesday night, UAB tweeted out that all UAB Highlands Hospital surgeries scheduled for Thursday are cancelled. They add that all other hospital operations will operate under regular business hours.

Karle's Korner: Alabama's White House trip - have fun, ignore the haters!

Mar 15, 2018 05:27 PM EDT

Being invited to the White House regardless of who lives in it is a huge honor, and you can bet that Coach Saban, his assistants and his players are very excited about their trip north.

JeffCo, others sue opioid drug companies

Mar 15, 2018 03:42 PM EDT

Jefferson County, along with Sheriff Mike Hale and three cities, are suing opioid drug companies.

2 arrested for Bessemer homicide

Mar 15, 2018 04:59 PM EDT

Two people have been arrested for a shooting death in Bessemer.

Loophole jeopardizes funding for brain injury survivors

Mar 14, 2018 05:25 PM EDT

The Alabama legislature are considering a bill today that could drastically change the outlook for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries.

Jill: Temperatures and rain chances climb

Mar 15, 2018 04:13 PM EDT

It’s a very mild and dry afternoon and temperatures are in the upper 60s to around 70 degrees. Sunshine will remain abundant and the winds from the southeast won’t be too gusty. Temperatures after sunset fall into the 50s and so you’ll need a light coat.

Alabama football team to visit White House

Mar 15, 2018 04:23 PM EDT

The White House says the championship University of Alabama football team will visit next month.

Shelby Co. Sheriff's helicopter makes emergency landing searching for missing kayaker

Mar 15, 2018 04:12 PM EDT

A Shelby County Sheriff's Department helicopter made an emergency landing while flying over Logan Martin Lake.

Train car derails in Tuscaloosa

Mar 15, 2018 03:59 PM EDT

A derailed train car in Tuscaloosa is being cleaned up by the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Winston County sheriff, deputy chief serve breakfast for their community

Mar 15, 2018 02:48 PM EDT

Winston County's sheriff and deputy chief served breakfast for their community on Thursday morning.

$3.3M settlement reached in claims against Colonial Pipeline after fatal 2016 explosion in Shelby Co.

Mar 15, 2018 03:28 PM EDT

In 2016, one person was killed and five injured in a Colonial Pipeline explosion. A settlement has been announced in the lawsuit against the company.

Court filings continue in the case of inmate scheduled to die today

Mar 13, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

The former attorney for an inmate scheduled to die Thursday has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene by ordering a stay of execution, claiming that he is too mentally ill to ask to die.

Jill: Finally we get to enjoy some milder weather

Mar 15, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

Temperatures started off frosty, but are quickly warming up and heading for the middle and upper 60s. Sunshine will remain abundant and the winds from the southwest won’t be too gusty.

Firefighters respond to house fire in Irondale

Mar 15, 2018 08:16 AM EDT

Birmingham firefighters are on the scene of a house fire.

Mickey: A beautiful day

Mar 15, 2018 08:00 AM EDT

After another frigid morning, we are expecting a big change in our weather for this afternoon.

FIRST ALERT: Freeze Warning Wednesday night

Mar 14, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

The forecast will be clear and cold again Wednesday night with overnight lows around 30. The pattern continues to be dry through at least Friday morning. Once again, we can expect some patchy frost.

Birmingham Bulls get special visitors at practice

Mar 14, 2018 07:37 PM EDT

The Birmingham Bulls are close to clinching a spot in the Southern Professional Hockey League. On Wednesday, they had some extra support, coming from hundreds of special visitors cheering them on at practice.

Florida school shooting sparks numerous gun law changes, proposals in past month

Mar 14, 2018 06:40 PM EDT

In Alabama, at least six bills have been introduced in the month since the shooting.

Huffman High students participate in national school walkout

Mar 14, 2018 06:50 PM EDT

Students at Huffman High School joined thousands of other kids and teens in the national school walkout on Wednesday.

20 things to do in the Birmingham area during spring break

Mar 14, 2018 01:55 PM EDT

Spring Break is quickly approaching and now is the perfect time to get out and explore the Birmingham area.

Family asking for help finding Walker County man

Mar 14, 2018 06:19 PM EDT

A Walker County family is reaching for help to locate a loved one.

Cordova PD schedules dementia, Alzheimer's training

Mar 14, 2018 06:14 PM EDT

Senior advocates are working with the Cordova Police Department to provide more training on handling cases of dementia and those suffering with Alzheimer disease.

National School Walkout: What marching can mean for a student

Mar 14, 2018 05:40 PM EDT

March 14, 2018 students across the country took part in a National School Walkout. We spoke with Dr. Joshua Klapow, UAB clinical psychologist, on what a decision to walk out can mean to a child.

VIDEO: Miss State softball player from Alabama stares down cancer

Mar 14, 2018 06:22 PM EDT

If you know high school softball in Alabama, you know the name Alex Wilcox.

FIRST ALERT Update: Freezing temperatures expected tonight

Mar 14, 2018 03:22 PM EDT

The forecast will be clear and cold again tonight with overnight lows around 30.

New concession items announced for 2018 Birmingham Barons games

Mar 14, 2018 04:12 PM EDT

Birmingham Barons games will have new concessions food and beverage items for the 2018 season. Two main additions, the Barons and Parkview Catering, announced are Chicken & Waffles and Irish Nachos. The Chicken & Waffles are an ode to the city's rich Southern culture. The entrée includes two mini waffles as sandwich buns with a boneless fried chicken cutlet drizzled with sweet maple syrup. The Irish Nachos are a boat of French fries topped with pulled pork, hot melte...

Man injured after unknown liquid thrown on him in Tuscaloosa; suspect arrested

Mar 14, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

A man has chemical burns to his face and body after some type of liquid was thrown on him in Tuscaloosa during an argument.

Students across the area participate in National School Walkout Day

Mar 14, 2018 01:26 PM EDT

It has been exactly one month since 17 people were shot and killed at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It honor the victims, March 14th is National School Walkout Day. Thousands of teachers and students across America participated in the 17 minute walkout, one minute for each victim. At Huffman High School, students added an extra minute to honor the life of Courtlin Arrington who was shot and killed on March 7th. MORE: Person officially charged in dea...

Birmingham NWS, AIDB provide weather safety videos for deaf, hearing impaired community

Mar 14, 2018 01:07 PM EDT

The Birmingham National Weather Service Office and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind have teamed up to provide weather safety videos with sign language interpreting for the deaf and hearing impaired community.

Jill: After Thursday morning, temperatures take a nice turn upwards

Mar 14, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

A cool, breezy and sunny day is ahead. A FIRST ALERT for another round of freezing temperatures on Thursday morning. A FREEZE WARNING is in effect between midnight and 9 a.m.

New blood pressure guidelines mean more Americans have high blood pressure

Mar 14, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

Under new guidelines for blood pressure, approximately 46 percent of American adults have high blood pressure. The doctor who lead the group that developed the new guidelines says the goal is to give individuals better control over their health,

Man shot to death in St. Clair Co.; Suspect in custody after fleeing to JeffCo

Mar 14, 2018 05:13 AM EDT

Police are conducting an early morning death investigation spanning two counties.

UPDATE: Man with dementia struck and killed on Red Mtn. Expressway

Mar 13, 2018 10:16 PM EDT

The name of a pedestrian that was struck on Highway 280 near the 21st Avenue ramp Tuesday night has been released.

Mickey: A warming trend ahead

Mar 14, 2018 07:13 AM EDT

After another cold morning, expect highs today to top out in the low 50s. Winds shouldn't be quite as brisk at 5-10 mph out of the north, under mostly clear skies.

Birmingham City Schools talks safety changes at first meeting since Huffman shooting

Mar 13, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

The Birmingham City School Board is addressing student safety as it meets for the first time since last week's shooting at Huffman High.

FIRST ALERT: Rain chances climb by this weekend

Mar 13, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

Wednesday will be another gorgeous day with a chilly start. Expect temperatures to climb into the mid-50s during the afternoon with few clouds in the forecast. ?

Martial arts studio sees more teachers wanting to learn how to defend themselves

Mar 13, 2018 10:41 PM EDT

A Trussville Martial Arts studio is seeing an increase in teachers wanting to know how to defend themselves.

Sheep spotted in Homewood baa-ckyard

Mar 13, 2018 08:38 PM EDT

Little Bo Peep lost her sheep - in Homewood! It's definitely not something you see every day. But Tuesday morning, that's exactly what Brian Turner saw.

School walkouts planned for Wednesday

Mar 13, 2018 07:19 PM EDT

A national school walkout is planned for Wednesday at 10:00 am across the country.

JeffCo. health officials to start oral rabies vaccination

Mar 13, 2018 07:34 PM EDT

Due to recent confirmed cases of rabies in the communities of Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, and Homewood, the Jefferson County Department of Health is stepping in to do an oral rabies vaccination.

Family, friends remember 18-year-old father killed Monday

Mar 13, 2018 07:19 PM EDT

Rodrick Little heard about a body being found on Slayden Avenue Monday morning.

83-year-old barber robbed 5 times in a year -family asks for help

Mar 13, 2018 07:14 PM EDT

The family of an 83-year-old Birmingham barber is seeking justice.

ALDOT asks drivers to follow speed limit at malfunction junction

Mar 13, 2018 06:48 PM EDT

Malfunction junction seems to change daily but according to drivers, one thing is not changing at all and that is people's speed.

Shelby County files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Mar 13, 2018 06:00 PM EDT

Shelby County is taking steps to combat opioid abuse.

Jemison Police now patrolling schools in their city

Mar 13, 2018 05:57 PM EDT

The Jemison Police Department is taking steps to protect their students. Officers are patrolling the county’s four schools within the city’s jurisdiction.

Crimson Tide prepare for first NCAA Tournament since 2012

Mar 13, 2018 06:13 PM EDT

Alabama head coach Avery Johnson and players Dazon Ingram and John Petty spoke to the media Tuesday before the Crimson Tide boarded the plane to head to Pittsburgh to play in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

Auburn prepares to kick off NCAA Tournament against College of Charleston

Mar 13, 2018 06:05 PM EDT

The Tigers (25-7) will face a plodding, methodical Charleston team (26-7), a team led by the three-headed monster of guard Joe Chealey (18.5 ppg), guard Grant Riller (18.7 ppg) and forward Jarrell Brantley (17 ppg).

FIRST ALERT: Freezing temperatures again Tuesday night

Mar 13, 2018 04:26 PM EDT

Sunshine will continue Tuesday afternoon with highs in the 50s. We're expecting another cold night with overnight lows around 30 degrees. Patchy frost remains in the forecast.

Children continue to be silent victims in drug epidemic

Mar 13, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

It was a seven-year battle, but this family is back together after drugs ripped them apart. "We spent the better part of seven years in the court system taking drug tests and we just recently got full custody of our son Gavin from my wife's previous relationship," said Danny Molloy.

House approves $85 million for prison improvements

Mar 13, 2018 04:31 PM EDT

Alabama lawmakers have approved an $85 million increase for the state's prison system as they try to comply with a federal court order to improve mental health care for inmates.

Big Fish: AL man awaiting official word on world record catch

Mar 12, 2018 07:35 PM EDT

It was an overcast Sunday afternoon at Inland Lake in Blount County, when Johnny Owen attached a chicken gizzard to his hook and tossed it into the cold water. He had no idea he would soon be reeling in potential history.

UPDATE: Birmingham homicide victim identified

Mar 12, 2018 09:34 AM EDT

The Jefferson County Coroner's office has released the name of a homicide victim in Birmingham.

Jill: Freezing temperature threat persists

Mar 13, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

Temperatures will remain below normal the next few days. A FIRST ALERT for freezing temperatures overnight.

Birmingham police looking for armed bank robbery suspect

Mar 13, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

Birmingham police are looking for a bank robbery suspect who was armed with a gun.

UPDATE: Murder suspect killed in single-vehicle crash in Tuscaloosa

Mar 12, 2018 08:12 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa police confirm to WBRC a person killed in a crash Monday on Jack Warner Parkway was out on bond for a murder charge.

First Alert Update: Sunshine today, with more near freezing temps overnight; showers return on Friday

Mar 13, 2018 08:37 AM EDT

WHAT TO EXPECT TODAY: Springs if officially seven days away but we are still experiencing the big chill across Alabama

Man killed at Bessemer motel identified

Mar 13, 2018 05:01 AM EDT

Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead at a Bessemer motel overnight.

Alabama guns rights group reacting to possibly raising age to buy firearms

Mar 12, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

Bama Carry, an Alabama guns rights group, feels pressure from groups like the National Rifle Association may be causing President Trump to back down from his comments about raising the age to 21 to buy certain firearms.

B'ham city council to decide whether to utilize $5M from emergency fund

Mar 12, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

Birmingham's mayor is asking the city council to scoop $5 million out of the city's emergency fund at their next council meeting to cover some overdue fixes and some maintenance costs.

FIRST ALERT: Freeze Warning Monday night

Mar 12, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

Expect a clear sky Monday night with overnight lows falling into the upper 20s by Tuesday morning. Make sure you protect the plants again tonight.

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of New York

Mar 19, 2018 02:30 PM EDT

Former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has bigger things on her mind than the Sarah Jessica Parker-Kim Cattrall feud: she's running for governor of New York.

Why Donald Trump would hate Netflix's teen dramedy On My Block

Mar 17, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

On My Block is Netflix's next groundbreaking show because it's unlike anything else we've seen on television.

iHeartRadio has filed for bankruptcy but don’t worry

Mar 20, 2018 08:15 AM EDT

Don't worry, the app and planned events are still available to consumers

Male birth control pill shows early promise

Mar 19, 2018 02:00 PM EDT

An attempt to develop a safe and effective "male pill" is making headway, according to preliminary results of a small study.

Are my Social Security benefits taxable?

Mar 19, 2018 02:35 PM EDT

Social Security is generally considered a tax-free benefit, but that is not always the case

Here's what's coming to Hulu in April

Mar 16, 2018 04:00 AM EDT

A whole slew of new movies and TV series are coming to Hulu in April, and The Handmaid's Tale is only one of them!

All you need to know about Dolby Atmos, a new dimension for your home theater

Mar 19, 2018 08:18 AM EDT

Ready to add another level to your home entertainment system? Dolby Atmos is just what you're looking for

‘Wrinkle in Time’ director to helm DC Comics superhero movie ‘New Gods’

Mar 19, 2018 08:14 AM EDT

Warner Bros. turns to the Oscar-nominated director to bring dangerous, new faces to the big screen

Binge drinking rampant among Americans

Mar 16, 2018 02:00 PM EDT

Americans are on a binge drinking binge.

AMC will host the ultimate Marvel marathon before ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Mar 16, 2018 08:12 AM EDT

Marvel fans, get ready for the biggest event of the year

E-cigarettes doing more harm than good: study

Mar 14, 2018 07:00 PM EDT

Electronic cigarettes do little to help smokers quit, and could actually increase the likelihood that teens and young adults will start smoking, a new study suggests.

House committee to debate raising age for rifle purchases

Mar 21, 2018 03:22 AM EDT

Alabama lawmakers will discuss whether to raise the minimum age to buy an AR-15, or similar rifle, from 18 to 21.

News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT

Jun 08, 2017 12:44 PM EDT

Alabama lawmakers have voted to allow the use of nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates. The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 75-23 for the bill. It now moves to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for her possible...

In Tennessee, music is being made deep below Earth's surface

Mar 21, 2018 01:30 AM EDT

Music fans are finding their way below the Earth's surface to watch artists perform deep inside a cave in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee.

Alabama votes 98-0 to close loophole in drunk driving law

Mar 20, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

Stricter regulations will be imposed on drunk drivers after a bill to close a loophole in the law and reduce road deaths passed a final vote in the House Tuesday. The vote was 98-0.

Alabama lawmakers approve execution by nitrogen gas

Mar 20, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

Alabama lawmakers have voted to allow the use of nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates.

Storms strike college, leave trail of damage across South

Mar 20, 2018 07:50 AM EDT

Emergency crews were converging on Jacksonville State University Tuesday in east Alabama, where storms slammed into the campus and did major damage to the coliseum.

Hot dog chili sauce recalled due to mislabeling

Mar 20, 2018 07:30 PM EDT

A Tennessee company has issued a recall of Southgate Hot Dog Chili Sauce distributed in 13 states due to mislabeling.

Smith not seeking re-election to Alabama Senate

Mar 20, 2018 07:02 PM EDT

State Sen. Harri Anne Smith of Slocomb is retiring after 20 years in the Alabama Senate.

Alabama governor offering reward for info in 2016 homicide

Mar 20, 2018 07:02 PM EDT

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is offering $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a 2016 slaying in Dallas County

House passes contested car rental tax for Birmingham stadium

Mar 20, 2018 06:18 PM EDT

A fiercely debated bill to raise car rental taxes to build a new stadium in Birmingham passed a final vote and will move to the governor's office to be signed into law.

Lieutenant governor change falters in the Senate

Mar 20, 2018 06:18 PM EDT

A proposal to change the duties of the state's lieutenant governor has faltered in the Alabama Legislature amid criticism from some lawmakers.

Cosby lawyers: No T-shirts, flowers or slogans at retrial

Mar 20, 2018 05:04 PM EDT

Bill Cosby's lawyers want t-shirts, buttons and other slogan-filled items banned from his upcoming sexual assault retrial after some accusers were seen with them in the audience at his first trial.

Judge grants initial motions in Weinstein Co. bankruptcy

Mar 19, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

Some 80 women, including prominent actresses, have accused the company's former CEO, Harvey Weinstein, of misconduct ranging from rape to harassment.

Can self-driving cars withstand first fatality?

Mar 20, 2018 05:34 PM EDT

The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren't needed.

Authorities recover new clues after another Austin blast

Mar 21, 2018 02:15 AM EDT

Authorities face promise of valuable new leads as they pursue a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital.

Missouri inmate gets 2nd stay of execution from high court

Mar 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

A Missouri death row inmate whose life was spared by a last-minute stay of execution four years ago is asking the US Supreme Court for another reprieve, claiming the process of killing him could cause blood-filled tumors to burst inside his head.

Documents: Major design change changed bridge cost, schedule

Mar 20, 2018 11:44 PM EDT

Videos of Thursday's collapse show that the concrete, prefabricated segment of the bridge started crumbling on the same end of the span where the tower redesign occurred, two days after an engineer on the project reported cracks in the same location.

Spring nor'easter targets Northeast with heavy snow, winds

Mar 21, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

The bulk of the snow and sleet was expected to pound New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and parts of eastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday before heading toward Cape Cod early Thursday.

Tennis umpire who was accused of killing aims to clear name

Mar 21, 2018 02:54 AM EDT

A Los Angeles tennis umpire arrested before a U.S. Open match and charged in her husband's 2012 death is trying to clear her name.

Team backed by Microsoft co-founder Allen finds WWII wreck

Mar 21, 2018 02:39 AM EDT

The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II, killing hundreds of men, including five brothers from Iowa.

Evacuees leave hard-hit California towns as storm moves in

Mar 21, 2018 02:28 AM EDT

A powerful Pacific storm moved into central and southern parts of California on Tuesday, dropping rain as communities besieged by wildfires and mudslides brace for the worst.

Bombings send chill through hipster city of Austin

Mar 21, 2018 02:07 AM EDT

Austin bombings send chill through Texas capital known for keeping it light.

Shooting that injured 18-year-old in Tuscaloosa ruled accidental

Mar 08, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

Tuscaloosa police have ruled a shooting that injured an 18-year-old accidental.

Shooting at apartment complex in Tuscaloosa leaves one injured

Mar 13, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Tuscaloosa police responded to a shooting call at Broadmoore Gardens Apartment located in the 200 block of James I. Harrison Parkway around 8 p.m. Monday night.

Sister of disabled woman killed speaks out about killer's parole hearing

Mar 13, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

The parole hearing of a man convicted of murdering a disabled Tuscaloosa woman is coming up.

New company in Woodstock draws applause and new prospects

Mar 13, 2018 07:14 PM EDT

A ceremonial ribbon cutting at MollerTech drew applause in Woodstock Tuesday.

Former Moundville Court Clerk arrested for theft

Mar 13, 2018 06:58 PM EDT

Agents with the State Bureau of Investigation arrested former Moundville Municipal Court Clerk Rhonda Wilson Monday on charges of theft and use of position/office for personal gain.

Safety concerns addressed in new MLK Jr. Elementary school plan

Mar 12, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

Layout plans for one of Tuscaloosa's oldest elementary schools were just approved. The future new Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary school will have some fresh features for students. But most importantly much needed changes to the parking lot will be made to minimize traffic concerns.

TPD arrests two in third homicide of the year

Mar 12, 2018 06:30 PM EDT

Investigators say at least a dozen shots were fired during a weekend shooting in Tuscaloosa.

Spring break road travel safety

Mar 12, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

Across Alabama, many people are either on spring break right now, or getting ready for it in the next few weeks. For those who will be on the road this spring break, traffic researchers have some safety considerations for you to remember.

TPD arrest two in shooting, 1 charged with murder

Mar 10, 2018 09:04 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa police have identified the man killed at an apartment complex.