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Birmingham police investigating homicide

Jun 23, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

Birmingham police are investigating a homicide.

One Year Later: Progress made, some still on horizon in Fairfield

Jun 22, 2018 07:02 PM EDT

The corner of Aaron Aaronov and MLK Drive in Fairfield looks a lot different today than one year ago.

Significant damage, injuries confirmed in Cullman Co. storms

Jun 22, 2018 09:34 PM EDT

Confirmed injuries in Cullman County include three people - a young mother, a teenage daughter and an infant.

Crews battle house fire in Birmingham Friday evening

Jun 22, 2018 11:10 PM EDT

Crews with Birmingham Fire & Rescue were battling a house fire Friday evening.

Alzheimer's help support group started in Pickens County

Jun 22, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

It's Alzheimer's Awareness Month and one local group in Pickens county is looking to help folks battling the disease - in a up-close and personal way.

FIRST ALERT: Thunderstorms possible again tomorrow

Jun 22, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

The best chance for rain is between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. We can expect a few stronger thunderstorms with the primary threat gusty winds and lighting.

Apartment fire at The Park of Callington damages 20 units

Jun 22, 2018 07:35 PM EDT

Birmingham Fire is on the scene of a fire at The Park of Callington apartments.

2 Center Point vehicle fires in a week have eyebrows raised

Jun 22, 2018 07:18 PM EDT

Some eyebrows are raised after two cars in Center Point caught fire earlier this week.

John Carroll HS grad not given diploma due to tuition debt

Jun 22, 2018 07:13 PM EDT

Jeremy Spencer needs his diploma and transcript by next Wednesday because that's when he has to schedule his classes at Troy University. The school won't let him without that documentation.

Historic trolley tracks in Homewood to be preserved

Jun 22, 2018 06:25 PM EDT

A project to preserve a piece of Homewood's history is right on track.

New baseball development coming to Hoover

Jun 22, 2018 06:28 PM EDT

A new indoor baseball and softball facility is coming to Hoover. The City’s mayor says Orange Development has closed to two pieces of land on the north side of Highway 31 for the 15,000 square foot facility.

Hydroplane racing returns to Lake Guntersville after 49-year hiatus

Jun 22, 2018 06:25 PM EDT

Reaching speeds of 200 mph, H1 Unlimited Hydroplane racing is similar to NASCAR except the 2.5-mile oval course is on water.

Amazon brings up to 3,000 jobs to new Bessemer center

Jun 22, 2018 05:45 PM EDT

The city of Bessemer will be setting up job fairs about applying for work.

Road improvements, transit stop planned for new Amazon center in Bessemer

Jun 22, 2018 05:40 PM EDT

The retailer will hire up to 3,000 employees. Jefferson County will be offering $3 million in incentives for road work.

Former Bama guard Collin Sexton officially introduced by Cavaliers

Jun 22, 2018 05:07 PM EDT

Sexton was one-and-done at Alabama, but he helped the Crimson Tide team make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012 while averaging 19.2 points per game.

Scotty Cockrell's murder remains unsolved 12 years later

Jun 22, 2018 04:43 PM EDT

On June 22, 2006, someone kicked in the door to the teenagers' Northport home and shot him to death.

Tuscaloosa Road Improvement Commission moves forward with plans

Jun 22, 2018 04:18 PM EDT

Members of the Tuscaloosa Road Improvement Commission met Friday to discuss hard numbers for projects expected to improve travel throughout the area.

Veterans discuss health concerns with VA hospital officials

Jun 22, 2018 04:23 PM EDT

Veterans concerned about their healthcare attended a town hall meeting in Tuscaloosa Friday morning.

Greater Birmingham Humane Society kicks off kindness campaign and adoption special

Jun 22, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

Adoption fees lowered to just $21 dollars for one day only!

2 charged with assaulting Pelham police officers

Jun 22, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

Two people are charged with assaulting two Pelham officers Wednesday evening.

Tuscaloosa authorities asking for public's help to solve 12-year murder mystery

Jun 22, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa authorities are once again asking for the public's help to solve a 12-year old cold case.

FIRST ALERT: Scattered strong to severe storms today

Jun 22, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

FIRST ALERT for scattered strong to severe storms today.

More parking options coming to downtown Trussville

Jun 22, 2018 11:49 AM EDT

Trussville’s Mayor says the city is ready for future growth with new parking places coming to downtown

Person rescued from Birmingham house fire

Jun 22, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

Fire crews are working to put out a house fire where one person has to be rescued.

Suspect in custody in North B'ham double shooting

Jun 22, 2018 09:03 AM EDT

Police are investigating a shooting om Birmingham.

Mickey: Scattered showers and storms

Jun 22, 2018 05:53 AM EDT

We are seeing rain and thunderstorms out there this morning.

Census data says Birmingham's shrinking, Huntsville's growing

Jun 21, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

In the past seven years, Birmingham has lost about 1,500 people, while Huntsville has gained about 15,000.

Former Alabama guard Sexton selected No. 8 overall in NBA Draft

Jun 21, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

Former Alabama men’s basketball guard Collin Sexton was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the eighth overall pick at the 2018 National Basketball Association Draft

Tuscaloosa VA receives low rating for community living centers

Jun 21, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

New data rates Tuscaloosa's VA's nursing homes very low. Five stars can be given to VA nursing homes also known as community living centers across the country.

FIRST ALERT: Severe thunderstorms possible Friday afternoon

Jun 21, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

These storms could produce some gusty winds during the afternoon. The primary threat will be gusty winds over 60 mph, intense lightning and some hail.

City of Birmingham cuts BJCTA funding by $5 million

Jun 21, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

The head of the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority says he wasn't surprised to see the city of Birmingham cut the agency's funding in half for fiscal year 2019.

Gunfire exchanged in possible road rage incident on I-20

Jun 21, 2018 04:43 PM EDT

Officers founds a Nissan truck with nine bullet holes. A white Suburban left the scene, but the driver was later located. Both drivers cooperated with authorities.

Do you know if your vehicle has a current recall?

Jun 21, 2018 08:37 PM EDT

In 2017, The National Highway Traffic Safety administration said 30 million of the roughly 260 million registered vehicles were affected by a new recall.

U.S. Supreme Court rules states can require online retailers sales tax

Jun 21, 2018 08:31 PM EDT

You might soon have to pay more for all your internet purchases. This comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can force online retailers to collect sales tax.

Stillman College hosts first Military and Law Enforcement Career Day

Jun 21, 2018 06:33 PM EDT

More than 20 different police, military and first responder agencies attended Thursday's career fair.

What's causing Tuscaloosa's high rate of house fires?

Jun 21, 2018 06:10 PM EDT

Since March, there have been 42 residential fires in Tuscaloosa. Forty-eight percent of those were cooking fires.

UPDATE: I-65 NB reopens after crash damages bridge

Jun 21, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

The Alabama Department of Transportation says I-65 NB at the Gov. Guy Hunt Rest Stop just south of Good Hope will remain closed for an undetermined period of time Thursday as crews remove debris and ALDOT personnel inspect the overpass.

Robbery suspect's sagging pants might lead to arrest

Jun 21, 2018 06:05 PM EDT

It’s hard to identify the man, but at one point his pants slipped to reveal at tattoo. It said “was good” or something very similar.

'Distracted walking' may be to blame for increase in pedestrian accidents around Alabama

Jun 18, 2018 06:51 PM EDT

We're all probably guilty of walking and talking or texting on our cell phones. In Alabama, researchers found more than 60% of accidents involving distracted walking are caused by pedestrians, not drivers. Our On Your Side Investigators are looking into this troubling trend.

UPDATE: 1 lane on I-65 S in Cullman Co. reopened (again) 6 vehicle crash

Jun 21, 2018 04:37 PM EDT

Another wreck on Interstate 65 southbound has closed all lanes Thursday afternoon.

Alabaster police trying to identify suspects in Walmart theft

Jun 21, 2018 05:17 PM EDT

Authorities say the victim lost his wallet while shopping at Walmart at June 17. Police suspect the two people identified stole the lost wallet.

Bear spotted near Leeds Waffle House

Jun 21, 2018 04:44 PM EDT

Imagine taking a seat at your local Waffle House - ready to dive into some scattered, smothered, and covered hash browns – when you spot a bear outside!

FIRST ALERT: Tracking showers and storms, mainly east

Jun 21, 2018 04:43 PM EDT

We are tracking a few areas of rain and storms along and east of I-59. It is much quieter back to the west until you get into the Missouri River Valley where strong and severe storms have formed.

Residents safely evacuated from house fire in Birmingham

Jun 21, 2018 03:19 PM EDT

Crews with Birmingham Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire in Birmingham Thursday afternoon.

Jill: Tracking scattered rain and storms today and stronger ones tomorrow

Jun 21, 2018 01:00 PM EDT

More wet weather is building eastward through the early afternoon hours and then we will see a lull before more showers and storms move in from the north tonight. I don’t expect severe weather today but a strong storm can’t be ruled out. Temperatures held back to the 80s. Spotty showers remain possible on Friday mo

Mickey: Rain and thunderstorms return

Jun 21, 2018 08:04 AM EDT

We are looking at overcast skies this morning and temperatures in the 70s.

Urgent Care at Cullman Regional Medical Center now open

Jun 20, 2018 11:46 PM EDT

The Urgent Care accepts patients without insurance. It’s open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 to 5 on the weekends. The center also has an imaging center and pharmacy.

B'ham musician apologizing for comments made about threatening to shoot illegal immigrants

Jun 20, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

A controversial comment about shooting illegal immigrants made by a local band member is making the rounds on social media. Now the man behind the keyboard is coming forward apologizing.

FIRST ALERT: Rain and storms likely Thursday

Jun 20, 2018 11:10 PM EDT

The weather is quiet Wednesday night, but we could see some rain as early as Thursday morning. Expect some spotty showers - especially north of I-20.

Petition started in light of puppy being used as dog fighting bait

Jun 20, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

A petition has been started in response to news of a puppy being used for bait in a dog fighting match in Pickens County.

Will Trump's executive order on Immigration be felt locally?

Jun 20, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

Immigration attorney Freddy Rubio said that's not all the damage this will cause. He said this treatment could spark several lawsuits and will eventually leave local government with no choice but to handle migrant children and families.

City of Hoover will hold town hall meeting to discuss raising sewer rates

Jun 20, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

The city of Hoover may ask you to help them fill in their budget gap, by raising the sewer rates for folks living in the Riverchase and Inverness communities.

Hoover will release app to make reporting city issues easy

Jun 20, 2018 09:38 PM EDT

A new app will giving Hoover residents the power to report issues with the click of a button.

Firearms from May gun buyback picked up Wednesday

Jun 20, 2018 05:18 PM EDT

Bottom line: The group is glad to know they've helped get more guns off the street.

How to protect your kids in summertime heat

Jun 20, 2018 08:10 PM EDT

Stay away from drinks loaded with sugar. It's recommended to just stick with water during a camp week.

Patients have to visit ER less thanks to UAB home visit program

Jun 20, 2018 08:20 PM EDT

The number of patients making ER visits to UAB is down. One reason may be doctors who are going 'old school' and making house calls.

Teen happy to be alive after road rage shooting

Jun 20, 2018 07:03 PM EDT

Eighteen-year-old Katelynn Pannell is thankful to be alive and her 3-year-old cousin unharmed after a bullet narrowly missed hitting them while traveling in her Aunt's van earlier this month.

JeffCo says it could provide some cities better service

Jun 20, 2018 06:58 PM EDT

Stephens specifically mentioned Brighton, Lipscomb, Fairfield and Cardiff as examples of financially distressed cities that the county could provide better services for less money.

B'ham immigrant from Mexico weighs pros, cons of new executive order

Jun 20, 2018 06:53 PM EDT

A Birmingham man who immigrated from Mexico to the United States in 1992 says he had mixed feelings on separating children from their parents at the border.

Chelsea sewer systems problems continue

Jun 20, 2018 06:42 PM EDT

Picklesimer hopes Shelby Ridge Utility Systems, the company that is currently operating the sewer system, will buy it, but high rates are a problem that's plagued his city for years. He says it even might contribute to slow economic growth.

Decomposed body found under B'ham bridge

Jun 20, 2018 06:51 PM EDT

The bridge is located in the 2500 block of 23rd Court N.

Man who made threats to commit mass shooting wants release

Jun 20, 2018 06:27 PM EDT

If he's released, Rogers would live in a group home in Athens, Ala.

Possible ordinance change might turn the music down in Tuscaloosa

Jun 20, 2018 06:17 PM EDT

A potential change to city ordinance could make it harder for folks to 'turn up the volume' in T-town.

Birmingham not submitting proposal to host 2020 DNC

Jun 20, 2018 05:45 PM EDT

The City of Birmingham has decided not to submit a proposal to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Shelby Co. officials investigating officer-involved shooting in Alabaster

Jun 20, 2018 05:32 PM EDT

The Shelby County District Attorney's office has confirmed an officer-involved shooting in Alabaster.

4 detained in Hoover for possible involvement in shooting

Jun 20, 2018 05:16 PM EDT

The four suspects are being held until authorities with Alabaster arrive and determine if any were involved with the shooting.

80-year-old man recovering from machete attack in Hale County

Jun 19, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

Authorities in Hale County are investigating a machete attack. The person who was attacked with that machete is being treated at a hospital.

FIRST ALERT: Rain chances climb tomorrow

Jun 20, 2018 03:55 PM EDT

Temperatures again today have been reaching the lower 90s with the heat index pushing 100. Temperatures will remain in the mid-80s through the early evening.

Could reading the fine print save you money?

Jun 20, 2018 04:47 PM EDT

If you love reading small lettering, it could actually save you hundreds of dollars.

Regal Movie Theater's Summer Movie Express Program returns

Jun 20, 2018 02:04 PM EDT

If you're looking for a way to beat the heat this summer with your kids, we're On Your Side with a cheap option. Regal Movie Theater's Summer Movie Express Program is back!

Alabama Power, Regions Bank, BCBS leaving the Business Council of Alabama

Jun 18, 2018 05:24 PM EDT

One of the founding members of the Business Council of Alabama (and arguably its most powerful member) is leaving the influential lobbying group.

Police ID man killed in double shooting; Woman critically injured

Jun 20, 2018 05:11 AM EDT

Police are investigating a double shooting at an apartment building that killed one man and injured a woman.

Behind the Front: The Ballad of Wes Wyatt

Jun 19, 2018 04:53 PM EDT

Music and Meteorology. J-P Dice speaks with First Alert teammate, Wes Wyatt, on growing up in Tuscaloosa County, his passion for music, and where his love for weather started.

UPDATE: Missing 8-year-old boy from Birmingham found safe

Jun 19, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

Birmingham police say an 8-year-old boy missing since Monday evening has been found and he is safe.

Local pastors split on separation of children and families at the border

Jun 19, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

We’re getting reaction from local pastors to the controversy dividing the county of images of crying children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. This week the White House referencing the Bible to justify it.

Cullman stores damaged in hail storm set to reopen soon

Jun 19, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

Good news for Cullman shoppers: several stores damaged in the March hail storm are set to open in the next couple weeks. The parking lot is still pretty empty, but the store signs are fixed, the roofs have been repaired, and instead of 'closed' signs, there are now signs that say 'coming soon.'

Cullman Co. Sheriff adds school resource deputies to patrols during summer months

Jun 19, 2018 10:44 PM EDT

There's no summer vacation for school resource deputies in Cullman County. Instead, they're out on the roads, looking for speeders, texters, and drunk drivers.

Birmingham PD lieutenant to resign following rape charges

Jun 19, 2018 10:07 PM EDT

A Birmingham Police Lieutenant who used to be the face of the force is resigning. This news comes just days after Lt. Peter Williston is charged with raping a teen family member.

Jefferson Co. BOE asks member to resign after social media posts

Jun 19, 2018 01:22 PM EDT

The Jefferson County Board of Education has asked member Donna Pike to resign over some controversial social media posts she shared.

Two lanes of I-459 S blocked after wreck involving 18-wheeler

Jun 19, 2018 09:43 PM EDT

Authorities are investigating after an 18-wheeler and truck were involved in a wreck Tuesday evening on I-459.

Birmingham police lieutenant resigning from department after rape accusation

Jun 16, 2018 04:16 PM EDT

A Birmingham Police Department lieutenant and the former face of the department is now in jail, accused of raping a teen relative.

New study shows buying home today more difficult than a few years ago

Jun 19, 2018 08:32 PM EDT

You might have a harder time buying a home today or renting an apartment than you would have a few years ago.

Playground equipment woes at Railroad Park

Jun 19, 2018 07:10 PM EDT

It’s tough on toddlers, but parents will have to teach some patience as a broken slide at Railroad Park will not be fixed for a while.

Bevill State Community College president gets vote of no confidence

Jun 19, 2018 06:55 PM EDT

An advisory group created by State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow isn't calling for the job of Bevill State Community College president Dr. Kim Ennis. But they gave her a vote of no confidence Tuesday morning.

Apartment maintenance man charged with burglary

Jun 19, 2018 06:38 PM EDT

We were recently given a video that allegedly shows a man a going through someone's bedroom at Campus Evolution Villages in Tuscaloosa.?

Birmingham City Schools working to find principals for 6 schools

Jun 19, 2018 06:07 PM EDT

The Birmingham City school system is working hard to fill multiple open positions before school starts. Six of those positions are for principal openings.

Identity of woman who shot, killed daughter Monday evening released

Jun 18, 2018 09:06 PM EDT

Officials with the Birmingham Police Department are investigating after they say a woman shot and killed her daughter Monday evening.

Will more tariffs impact the stock market?

Jun 19, 2018 04:44 PM EDT

The ongoing tariff war between President Donald Trump and China shook up the stock market Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 345 points as Trump threatened to add more tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese products.?

Mountain Brook schools facing Title IX lawsuit

Jun 18, 2018 06:10 PM EDT

The parents of a girl who is a junior at Mountain Brook High School have filed a federal lawsuit contending discrimination against the city school system.

JeffCo commission working to help Brighton, other financially distressed cities

Jun 19, 2018 04:39 PM EDT

The mayor of Brighton came to the Jefferson County Commission on Tuesday looking for help. Mayor Eddie Cooper asked commissioners if they had surplus equipment that could be used to clean up the city, including overgrown properties and abandoned buildings.

Amazon facility announcement expected any day in Bessemer

Jun 19, 2018 04:29 PM EDT

Work is already underway preparing 133 acres to house Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Bessemer. The company plans to build the center, which will be about 855,000 square feet in size.

Birmingham PD: 4-year-old child left in car Tuesday is OK

Jun 19, 2018 03:32 PM EDT

Birmingham police are investigating after a 4-year-old child was left in the backseat of a car on Tuesday.

Habitat for Humanity looking to increase impact in West Tuscaloosa

Jun 19, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

Since the April 27, 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa, Habitat for Humanity has played a big role in the rebuilding of Alberta, by building an entire neighborhood along and around Juanita Drive.

Update: Victim in Birmingham house fire identified

Jun 18, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

A man who died in a house fire in east Birmingham Sunday night has been identified.

Theft suspect in custody after Chilton Co. manhunt

Jun 17, 2018 09:05 PM EDT

A theft suspect has been captured in Chilton County following a manhunt.

Garden store theft caught on camera

Jun 18, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

A Father's Day theft at Pepper Place has business owners upset. The owner of Charlie Thigpen's Garden gallery said someone stole from her business early Sunday.

Neighbors want to see changes after early morning homicide at Central Park gas station

Jun 18, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

"We just want the crime to stop," said Central Park Neighborhood President Susan Palmer as she stood outside the Marathon Gas Station on Bessemer Road where 30-year-old Denorris Barnes, was gunned down while changing his tire. "We want the violence to stop."

Hoover City Council announces changes to mayor's tax proposal

Jun 18, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

Hoover's City Council came up with new ways to try and fill that multi-million dollar budget hole. Instead of a one percent sales tax increase, the council wants to cut that in half and raise other taxes.

New UA research shows positive effects of tablets for some kids

Jun 18, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

The University of Alabama and Children's Hospital of Alabama team up to study new medical research linking tablet usage to specific kinds of kids.

Birmingham mayor gives insight into new police chief's first orders of business

Jun 18, 2018 07:44 PM EDT

One week from Monday, Birmingham's new police chief Patrick Smith will start his post. On Monday, Mayor Randall Woodfin gave reporters a little bit of insight about the chief's first order of business once he starts.

Birmingham woman says coyotes a problem in her neighborhood

Jun 18, 2018 07:27 PM EDT

A Birmingham woman says she is afraid to go outside her home because of coyotes.

Southern League All-Stars visit Children's Harbor

Jun 18, 2018 06:51 PM EDT

The Southern League All-Star baseball players put away their equipment for a couple of hours Monday and pickets up tools, crayons, and markers for the kids at Children’s Harbor.

Zero tolerance immigration policy impacts in AL

Jun 18, 2018 07:17 PM EDT

Representatives with the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama call the new zero tolerance immigration policy a “human rights violation.” They also say they are seeing some impact at the local level.

Man facing murder charges in Sunday morning Tuscaloosa homicide

Jun 18, 2018 06:25 PM EDT

One person is already in jail and others could soon follow in the investigation into a Sunday morning homicide in Tuscaloosa.

Soybean farmer not worried about tariffs, yet

Jun 18, 2018 06:05 PM EDT

China has hit back against President Donald Trump's tariffs placing $34 billion worth of them on U.S. products, including soybeans.

Federal grant could help combat homelessness in Tuscaloosa

Jun 18, 2018 06:11 PM EDT

The city of Tuscaloosa will apply for a $225,000 federal grant at the request of Turning Point and the Salvation Army.

Brothers arrested, charged with murder of Jacksonville woman

Jun 18, 2018 05:56 PM EDT

Brothers Tim and Tony Putman have been charged with murder in the death of 26-year-old Kelsey Abigail Williams several weeks ago in Glencoe. The two men were arrested by Glencoe Police, with assistance from investigators at the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. "My investigative division has worked tirelessly from the report of this crime to bring resolution for the family," said Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade. Both are being held on $500,000 bond. Tony Putman al...

Magic City Weekend Spotlight: Roll-Out Biscuit Recipe from Bake from Scratch

Jun 18, 2018 05:52 PM EDT

Bake from Scratch took the formula for a roll-out buttermilk biscuit one step further and threw in a flaky twist.

Apply for disaster assistance loans for damage from April 3

Jun 18, 2018 01:15 PM EDT

Monday is the deadline to apply for disaster assistance for damage from the April 3 storms.

1 lane of I-65 SB closed as police respond to overdose

Jun 18, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

One lane is closed on I-65 Southbound as police respond to an incident on the side of the interstate.

Man shot, killed while changing a tire identified

Jun 18, 2018 05:08 AM EDT

A heavy police presence has been reported in a west Birmingham neighborhood.

Hot air balloon lands in Alabaster neighborhood

Jun 17, 2018 11:42 PM EDT

The balloon came in through two apartments buildings and landed at the end of a cul-de-sac.

Police searching for Carbon Hill missing man

Jun 17, 2018 09:35 PM EDT

Joshua Glenn Prather was last seen on June 8 leaving work at Club Pizza in Carbon Hill around 11 p.m.

Authorities explain how JeffCo inmate escaped custody Saturday at UAB Hospital

Jun 17, 2018 08:37 PM EDT

An escaped Jefferson County inmate is back in custody, but authorities have said how Courtnee Austin escaped from UAB Hospital on Saturday night.

Work Week Forecast: Expect afternoon pop-up storms to continue

Jun 17, 2018 07:11 PM EDT

It's a mixed bag again this week - but expect pop-up storms to continue.

The Good Girls Project educates, empowers B'ham girls

Jun 16, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

The program works to educate and empower young girls through financial literacy, health, finances, entrepreneurship and scholarships.

Officer-involved shooting investigation underway in Blount Co.

Jun 17, 2018 01:16 PM EDT

Authorities are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Blount County.

Suspect in custody for early-morning Tuscaloosa homicide

Jun 17, 2018 07:44 AM EDT

Tuscaloosa police are investigating after a man died in an early morning shooting.

JeffCo inmate recaptured after escaping custody at UAB Hospital, fleeing in stolen car

Jun 16, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

Courtnee Austin, 39, stole a gold Honda Accord by force and fled the area after leaving the hospital.

Amber Alert issued for 5-week-old believed to be in extreme danger

Jun 16, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

Hagler, a 5-week-old girl, is believed to be in extreme danger. She was last seen in the 3100 block of Airport Blvd. in Mobile.

Hoover couple spots bear in backyard

Jun 16, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

“He was not a cub. He was not a baby bear by any stretch. Our concern, is there more and what happens if they walk up on this bear and there’s not a fence separating them,” said Riddle.

All I-59 S lanes near Oporto Madrid Blvd. reopened

Jun 16, 2018 04:01 PM EDT

The accident happened on I-59 South at the Oporto Madrid Blvd. exit.

Funeral services held for longtime Jackson-Olin band director

Jun 16, 2018 07:35 PM EDT

Hundreds celebrated the life of longtime band director Donald Crawford Saturday.

I-65 N in Cullman Co. reopened after vehicle fire

Jun 16, 2018 06:44 PM EDT

I-65 N is fully reopened after crews tended to a fire. However, heavy traffic remains near the 299 mile marker.

Cullman dodgeball tournament raises money for first responders

Jun 16, 2018 05:52 PM EDT

Nearly 60 EMS, fire and police officers from Cullman, Birmingham and Blount County competed in the Life Lines 4 Thin Lines dodgeball tournament in Hanceville on Saturday.

Ramsay freshman football player fights the fight as his mother speaks out

Jun 16, 2018 04:19 PM EDT

Like most parents in her situation, Laquita is confused, hurt, angry, anxious, depressed and sad.

Cherokee Co. man dies in lawnmower accident

Jun 16, 2018 02:22 PM EDT

A Cherokee County man was found dead Saturday morning underneath his lawnmower.

UPDATE: Missing Walker Co. man found alive

Jun 16, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

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

Woman held at gunpoint in Homewood neighborhood

Jun 16, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

Homewood police are investigating after a woman was held at gunpoint on her porch in the Edgewood neighborhood.

Man who threatened mass shooting in Tuscaloosa could be released

Jun 15, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

The Alabama Department of Mental Health petitioned the court to release Walter Rogers to a less restrictive environment in a hearing Friday.

Dump truck overturns on Lakeshore Parkway and Hwy 150

Jun 16, 2018 06:55 AM EDT

Bessemer police are on the scene of an overturned cement truck.

Hoover to possibly add fee to cell phone poles

Jun 15, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

This week city council meeting with representatives with AT&T about possibly putting up these smaller cell towers throughout the city adding 5G speed to your devices.

Beloved Jackson-Olin band director dies at 70

Jun 15, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

Crawford was a beloved and well-known jazz musician and educator who also owned his own bus company that played a important role during the civil rights movement.

Community Policing Revitalization headquarters set to re-open

Jun 15, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

A building that has been closed for months will soon have new life in the West End Community.

Monkey Joe's in Tuscaloosa to close

Jun 15, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

Monkey Joe's is will shut down at the end of the month.

Shopping goes high-tech in East Alabama

Jun 15, 2018 09:25 PM EDT

The Walmart Supercenter on Meighan Boulevard in Gadsden now has a Pickup Tower that allows customers to collect their online orders in a matter of minutes.

Birmingham woman celebrates 106th birthday

Jun 15, 2018 05:32 PM EDT

A Birmingham woman celebrated a birthday Friday that few of us will ever see. Dorothy Levy turned 106 years old today!

Why are gas & grocery prices so high?

Jun 15, 2018 07:12 PM EDT

Have you been to the gas pump lately? Or maybe even the supermarket? Prices are going up at both.

Removal of waterfowl from Tuscaloosa neighborhood lake could involve federal authorities

Jun 15, 2018 08:36 PM EDT

Waterfowl have been on the move for years in and around the lake in Tuscaloosa's Forest Lake subdivision.

Arts-N-Autism part of Tuscaloosa Day of Action

Jun 15, 2018 01:00 PM EDT

Hundreds of volunteers are working in the Tuscaloosa area Friday as part of United Way of West Alabama's Day of Action.

Would a tech giant like Facebook come to Birmingham?

Jun 15, 2018 07:00 PM EDT

Make no mistake the announcement that Facebook is bringing a $750 million data facility to Huntsville is a big win for the entire state.

Hoover Met to host first dual sporting events

Jun 15, 2018 06:31 PM EDT

It's going to be a big weekend for the Hoover Met Complex. For the first time, the complex will hold two sporting events at the same time.

Former Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper accepts job at the Pentagon

Jun 15, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

Former Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper will soon be working at the Pentagon.

Former Locust Fork vice principal pleads guilty to secretly filming nude teen in 2013

Feb 19, 2015 01:02 PM EDT

A Blount County high school administrator accused of secretly filming a teenage girl while she showered at his home was arrested on multiple charges after the video was found on his school-issued computer.

UAB breaks ground on new track facility

Jun 15, 2018 06:23 PM EDT

UAB broke ground Friday on the $3.5 million track facility, which will allow UAB to host track meets for the first time in program history and bring in revenue.

B'ham police searching for 7 suspects in connected robberies

Jun 15, 2018 04:15 PM EDT

The robberies happened between June 9 and June 11 and targeted females getting in or out of their vehicles at convenience stores. Hours of the crimes vary from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Authorities believe the robberies are connected.

RECALL: Pre-cut melons from Sprouts Farmers Market might be contaminated

Jun 15, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

Stores in Alabama are now included in a warning about pre-cut fruit that might be contaminated with Salmonella.

Owner speaks out after puppy used as bait in dog fight

Jun 14, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

The lab puppy used as bait in a dog fight was barely 6 months old. His owner said this whole ordeal has been troubling and talked about the video showing the attack.

The future of Star Wars: All the known movies and TV series coming your way

Jun 20, 2018 07:14 PM EDT

It's a good time to be a Star Wars fan, because there's a lot to look forward to on the big screen and television over the next few years. Here are all the upcoming movies and TV shows we know about so far.

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ review

Jun 22, 2018 07:45 AM EDT

The sequel to 2015 blockbuster Jurassic World, director J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom offers a darker spin on the Jurassic Park franchise, but still manages to offer the series' signature spectacle.

Dear White People finally gets a season 3 at Netflix

Jun 22, 2018 04:00 AM EDT

The Order of X has an important announcement: Dear White People is returning for Season 3 on Netflix.

Tom Cruise drops the first official photo for the ‘Top Gun’ sequel

May 31, 2018 02:07 PM EDT

Tom Cruise has posted the first photo from Top Gun 2, the sequel to the 1986 action film that cast him as hotshot pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, which has officially begun production after years of rumors.

Seniors and affordable transportation

Jun 22, 2018 09:29 AM EDT

Affordable transportation is often a concern for senior citizens

Could antidepressants during pregnancy slow a child's motor skills?

Jun 21, 2018 09:33 AM EDT

Babies exposed to antidepressants during their mother's pregnancy may face a slightly higher chance of having problems with their motor skills, a new review suggests.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ writer reveals secrets behind ‘The Last Ceremony’ episode

Jun 20, 2018 05:59 PM EDT

Episode 10 of the The Handmaid's Tale season 2 might be the darkest so far for the hit Hulu series, and writer Yahlin Chang explains what went into the heart-wrenching moments that made 'The Last Ceremony' so powerful.

‘Creed II’ trailer sets up a historic fight with the son of Drago

Jun 20, 2018 02:29 PM EDT

The first trailer for Creed II has debuted, featuring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed and Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu as the son of Ivan Drago, Dolph Lundgren's character from Rocky IV

Most of us don't know our credit card APR

Jun 21, 2018 07:45 AM EDT

Are you getting the best deal on your credit cards? If you regularly carry a balance, a new survey from CreditCards.com suggests there's almost a 50/50 chance you don't know how good your deal is

Stigma adds to burden of type 1 diabetes

Jun 20, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

Michael Wright was just 16 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and although his friends supported him, he always felt different.

Harlots, Castle Rock and more are coming to Hulu in July

Jun 19, 2018 04:00 AM EDT

Summer is usually a time for everyone to blow off steam and get out of doors, but it also happens to be one of the best times to get a really great binge in while you escape the heat

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

A possible tornado tore through an Alabama county, uprooting and destroying a mobile home and leaving two adults and two children with minor injuries. Cullman County Assistant Emergency Management Director Scott McDonald...

Possible tornado uproots mobile home, injures 4 in Alabama

Jun 22, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

A possible tornado tore through a northern Alabama county, uprooting and destroying a mobile home and leaving two adults and two children with minor injuries.

The Latest: NV Sen. says new immigration policy outrageous

Jun 22, 2018 06:59 PM EDT

The Latest on Nevada progressives urging a national school law enforcement group to withdraw its invitation to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to speak at a conference in Reno next week (all times local):

Former city clerk accused of stealing from Alabama town

Jun 22, 2018 04:19 PM EDT

A former city official is accused of stealing from a north Alabama town.

Progressives urge school group to pull Sessions' Reno invite

Jun 22, 2018 02:42 PM EDT

A coalition of progressives in Nevada upset with the Trump administration's immigration policy is urging a national association of school-based law enforcement officers to withdraw its invitation to U.S. Attorney...

Amazon to locate distribution center near Birmingham

Jun 22, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

Amazon reportedly will build a distribution center near Birmingham that will eventually employ about 3,000 people.

Company to develop nuclear engine for Mars ship in Alabama

Jun 22, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

A nuclear technology company says it will start developing products in Alabama which include a propulsion system that could send rockets to Mars.

Trump lets bygones be bygones as he backs Roby in Alabama

Jun 22, 2018 08:38 AM EDT

President Donald Trump is letting bygones be bygones as he endorses embattled Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby for re-election.

Alabama business group seeking new CEO after departures

Jun 22, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

The Business Council of Alabama says it's looking for a new chief executive following a wave of high-profile departures.

Alabama, Mississippi refuse money for Amtrak resumption

Jun 22, 2018 09:26 AM EDT

Plans to resume passenger train service on the northern Gulf Coast suffered a setback with Alabama and Mississippi refusing money for the project.

Alabama Power tries to boost solar fees despite complaint

Jun 22, 2018 09:26 AM EDT

Alabama Power Co. is seeking permission to raise fees on people with residential solar power systems even as it fights a complaint challenging the charges.

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

Jun 23, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

Jun 21, 2018 03:42 AM EDT

President Trump's executive order aimed at halting the breakup of immigrant families sparked widespread confusion Wednesday about how the reversal will play out and concern that children will still be in detention, even if they remain with their families.

Supreme Court sides with 'Buckets of Money' financier

Jun 21, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

The Supreme Court is siding with a financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" retirement strategy who challenged the appointment of the administrative law judge who ruled against him in a fraud case.

Official: Hundreds of kids reunited with families since May

Jun 21, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

A civil rights group attorney says federal prosecutors unexpectedly dropped misdemeanor charges against 17 adult immigrants who crossed the border with children.

Angry Republican teachers create split inside Oklahoma GOP

Jun 21, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

Nearly 100 teachers, many of them Republicans, are running for political office in Oklahoma.

Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

Jun 22, 2018 06:06 AM EDT

About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says.

Immigration courts packed with cases of kids crossing border

Jun 20, 2018 02:43 PM EDT

Children arriving at the border await their fate in the nation's complex, backlogged immigration courts.

Mother of 4-year-old boy arrested, admits she dumped body

Jun 20, 2018 02:22 PM EDT

Texas authorities have identified a dead child found washed ashore in South Texas eight months ago and accused the child's mother and her girlfriend of dumping his body.

APNewsBreak: At least 3 shelters set up for child migrants

Jun 19, 2018 09:12 PM EDT

Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

ACLU asks Vermont Gov. Scott to stop blocking online critics

Jun 20, 2018 01:31 PM EDT

The American Civil Liberty Union's Vermont chapter has asked Republican Gov. Phil Scott to stop deleting critical posts and blocking constituents on Facebook, but his office says it is simply trying to encourage civil dialogue.

Judge: Consumer finance agency unconstitutionally set up

Jun 21, 2018 01:02 PM EDT

A New York federal judge says the government's beleaguered consumer finance watchdog agency is unconstitutionally structured.

Karle's Korner: Emanuel Bell less than 2 months from major milestone

Jun 14, 2018 08:18 PM EDT

The coach is less than two months away from reaching two years from being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. To understand what an achievement this is, you need only look at numbers.

Former Bama star Mark Ingram returns to Saints camp, speaks out on suspension

Jun 13, 2018 06:06 PM EDT

The former Heisman winner from Alabama spoke with the media at the Saints training complex after arriving at camp after skipping OTA’s (organized team activities).

Alabama commit Taulia Tagovailoa gains weight, talks summer plans

Jun 12, 2018 09:09 PM EDT

Spending eight hours a day at the high school is not how most students spend their summer, but for Thompson quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, it’s worth it to graduate early.

Three sisters team up to win state golf championship

Jun 12, 2018 06:04 PM EDT

Karlee, Ashlee, and Erika Allen are all fine golfers, but until recently their high school did not have a golf team.

It's on! Wilder agrees to fight Joshua in unification bout

Jun 11, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

Alabama's own Deontay Wilder has accepted Anthony Joshua’s offer to travel to the United Kingdom and determine the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Karle's Korner: Pat Sullivan - the fighter keeps on fighting

Jun 11, 2018 05:49 PM EDT

Pat Sullivan was a multi-sport athlete at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham. Today, the Auburn football legend and 1971 Heisman Trophy winner continues to fight the fight.

Former Auburn AD Jay Jacobs lands new gig

Jun 05, 2018 07:36 PM EDT

It didn’t take long for former Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs to find a new job. Jacobs, who announced his resignation last November and left his Auburn post just a few months ago, has been hired as the Associate Athletic Director at the University Of Florida.

Karle's Korner: Saban's boat trip & that TMZ video; great PR for a great coach

Jun 05, 2018 05:32 PM EDT

Nick Saban is a softy. There, I said it. Of course, many of his assistant coaches and others who work for him may strongly disagree, but the greatest coach in college football history has a soft side and a kind heart- just keep him away from Finebaum, media people who ask dumb questions and people who question his football knowledge.

15 year old is youngest golfer competing in U.S. Women's Open

May 28, 2018 04:21 PM EDT

At just 15 years old, Lucy Li is the youngest player competing in the U.S. Women's Open at Shoal Creek in Birmingham this week.

Karle's Korner: Do high school softball players deserve better?

May 22, 2018 04:58 PM EDT

In recent days, there has been a groundswell of feedback on Montgomery’s Lagoon Park as well as the Alabama High School Athletic Association, and the feedback has not been all positive. The gripe? Lagoon Park’s short, white plastic safety fences that are placed several feet inside the outfield fences of the Lagoon Park fields. Some parents, players, and yes, coaches insist that these hard-working players deserve better.

Karle's Korner: Pell City Sign At Health Club: Are You Fat And Ugly? Sign Up Here!

May 22, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

I don’t know about you, but when I’m driving down the road, I always enjoy seeing a roadside sign that reminds that I’m fat AND ugly- like I don’t hear that enough at home (I kid, I think).