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12 people injured after tent collapse at Hayden park

Aug 16, 2018 09:00 PM EDT

Several people were injured Thursday evening after a tent collapse at Traditions Park in Hayden.

Woman says dealership sold her stolen car

Aug 16, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

Matthews says the general manager wouldn't see her - or offer an apology. Instead, the GM sent out an employee to give her another proof of sale.

FIRST ALERT: Expect some soggy and stormy days ahead

Aug 16, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

Showers and storms will continue through this evening and mainly north of I-20. The primary threat is lightning and occasional gusty winds. It is possible we could see a few stray showers and storms overnight.

Birmingham City Council could have new look after resignation

Aug 16, 2018 08:24 PM EDT

The Birmingham City Council could have a new look soon. And it’s not the one you voted for.

Brothers arrested after weekend robbery in Cottondale

Aug 16, 2018 08:00 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's deputies have arrested brothers Phillip and Pedro Sotres in connection with the robbery of a Cottondale man over the weekend.

Skimming device found by customer in Shelby Co. gas station

Aug 16, 2018 07:28 PM EDT

One Alabama man was shocked when he encountered a skimming device at a Shelby County gas station. It was not outside at a pump, but instead at the front counter.

Driver charged after video shows him pushing through pack of bicyclists in Irondale

Aug 16, 2018 03:12 PM EDT

A man is charged with two counts of reckless endangerment after video showed him driving his truck through a pack of bicyclists in Irondale Tuesday evening.

Birmingham City Council member Jay Roberson announces resignation

Aug 16, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson announced his resignation Thursday during a news conference at Lawson State Community College.

Drivers breaking bus laws put children in danger daily

Aug 16, 2018 05:32 PM EDT

Vines and Miller need drivers to know that when this stop sign is out you are not allowed to pass unless you are on a four-lane highway with a median.

Calera Elementary teacher charged with child porn possession is also therapeutic foster parent

Aug 15, 2018 03:43 PM EDT

A Kindergarten teacher at Calera Elementary is on administrative leave after being charged with possession of child pornography.

University of Alabama unveils 10-year, $600 million plan to renovate athletic facilities

Aug 16, 2018 05:30 PM EDT

Over the 10 years, Alabama wants to raise $600 million. That money will go into upgrades at the Mal Moore Athletic complex, Bryant Dennny Stadium and Coleman Coliseum.

6 Spire workers taken to hospital after gas leak ignites at Homewood construction site

Aug 16, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

Several Spire workers were taken to UAB Hospital as authorities responded to a gas leak in Homewood.

FIRST ALERT: Tracking hot temperatures and developing showers and storms

Aug 16, 2018 04:25 PM EDT

We will continue to see an uptick in storm development to the west of I-59 and especially closer to the Mississippi state line, though strays are possible anywhere.

Birmingham police use stun gun on 13-year-old; officers found gun in child's pocket

Aug 15, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

Birmingham police say they had to use a stun gun on a 13-year-old boy near Green Acres Middle School Wednesday morning.

15-year-old charged with murdering Jefferson Co. man during drug deal

Aug 16, 2018 02:14 PM EDT

A 15-year-old from north County Jefferson has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a man from Sayre.

Tuscaloosa Co. parents concerned over new school checkout policy

Aug 16, 2018 11:12 AM EDT

Concerns raised from parents over a new Tuscaloosa County schools policy. Parents have had a lot of questions about how their kids would be penalized if they are checked out from school too early depending on the situation, per the new policy.

Jill: Another hot and humid day with widely scattered afternoon storms

Aug 16, 2018 12:37 PM EDT

Heating up fast once again and very humid outside! Don’t expect a comfortable feel to the air for a while.

Grand jury to hear case against former B'ham police lieutenant charged with rape

Aug 16, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

A preliminary hearing for a former Birmingham police lieutenant facing a first-degree rape charge has been waived.

Jefferson Co. gets federal court victory in challenge to its bankruptcy plan

Aug 16, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of Jefferson County against the challenge to its bankruptcy plan.

Another lawsuit filed against Colonial Pipeline following 2016 fatal explosion

Aug 16, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

Another lawsuit has been filed against Colonial Pipeline following the fatal explosion that happened in 2016.

Conquering fear: Conference in Hoover seeks to empower women

Aug 16, 2018 10:44 AM EDT

Is fear holding you back? Are you concerned about money, whether you're good enough for a job promotion, or doing enough for your family? Those are some of the fears facing women on a daily basis. Green Valley Baptist Church in Hoover hopes a two day conference this week will help women conquer those fears.

Gadsden PD: Missing 53-year-old man with medical condition found safe

Aug 15, 2018 01:13 PM EDT

Gadsden police say a missing man with a medical condition has been found and he is safe.

Man seriously injured in early morning hit and run

Aug 16, 2018 07:51 AM EDT

Birmingham police are investigating after a pedestrian was seriously injured in an early morning hit and run.

Talladega authorities searching for 'armed and dangerous' murder suspect

Aug 16, 2018 07:25 AM EDT

Talladega authorities are searching for a murder suspect that they say should be considered armed and dangerous.

Mickey: We may squeeze out one more dry but hot day today

Aug 16, 2018 06:20 AM EDT

We begin our "Friday Eve" with mostly clear skies and temps for most in the 70s.

Self-defense expert shares ways to keep your family safe during carjacking

Aug 15, 2018 07:17 PM EDT

Heather Potter is teaching the basics of self-defense at Birmingham Academy of Martial Arts. She wants you to know how to take control away from would be attacker. It starts with paying attention.

B'ham woman upset with $4K water bill

Aug 15, 2018 07:42 PM EDT

Debra Caldwell's water was turned off Wednesday afternoon. She said it due to the number of high water bills she's received since the start of the year.

B'ham woman afraid to return home after nearby double homicide

Aug 15, 2018 07:47 PM EDT

A Jefferson County woman says she's too terrified to return to her home after a double homicide investigation.

Parents react to Calera kindergarten teacher charged with child porn possession

Aug 15, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

Parents and others are reacting tonight to the arrest of 26-year-old Donaldson, a kindergarten teacher going into his second year at Calera Elementary.

FIRST ALERT: Rising rain chances; New development in the tropics

Aug 15, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

Dry weather is expected for the rest of the night, although patchy fog will be an issue in areas that received rain on Wednesday. Morning fog and low clouds will quickly give way to sunshine and another sharp rise in temperatures for Thursday.

4 men arrested for possessing more than 1.5 pounds of meth

Aug 15, 2018 05:30 PM EDT

Four men have been arrested for numerous drug-related charges, including possession of more than a pound and a half of methamphetamine.

Authorities investigating mother, baby struck by vehicle

Aug 15, 2018 09:47 PM EDT

Birmingham Fire Capt. Harold Watson said the victims are a mother and baby at the intersection of Ensley Ave. and 31st St.

Birmingham: The southern Silicon Valley?

Aug 15, 2018 07:39 PM EDT

It's certainly a headline that grabs your attention: "Inside Birmingham's Bid To Become The Southern Silicon Valley."

Hoover parents upset over issues with city school buses

Aug 15, 2018 07:34 PM EDT

School officials say one of the big reasons for the delays in the Highway 150 area is the heavy traffic from the ongoing construction.

Birmingham woman places in top 10 in ‘world’s toughest race’

Aug 15, 2018 07:54 PM EDT

Birmingham woman completes what's called the hardest foot race in the world

Elderly woman punched in attempted robbery at Midfield Piggly Wiggly

Aug 15, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

Midfield police say a male attempted to rob an elderly lady who was heading to her car after shopping at Piggly Wiggly.

Shelton State announces new Dean of Workforce and Economic Development

Aug 15, 2018 06:42 PM EDT

Shelton State has announced Jason Moore as the next Dean of Workforce and Economic Development.

11th Ave. ramp of I-59/20 to open by the end of August

Aug 15, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

Governor Kay Ivey and ALDOT officials announced Wednesday that two key ramps of Interstate 59/20 should be open for drivers by the end of the month.

How to save extra money at the pump

Aug 15, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

We’re almost over the summer driving hump which is good news. Gas prices typically start dropping. Gas prices are up 50 cents though compared to this time last year according to GasBuddy.

'What did we teach?' Bessemer Supt. asks after mix-up sends several HS freshmen back to middle school

Aug 13, 2018 07:56 AM EDT

Last week, several freshmen in Bessemer were set to begin the journey of navigating the new world of high school…or so they thought.

Tuscaloosa shooting victim in critical condition; Suspect detained

Aug 15, 2018 01:41 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa police responded to a shooting in the 600 block of 27th Street at 10:30 a.m.

Jill: Rain chances climb by late week

Aug 15, 2018 04:27 PM EDT

The stormy corridor inches closer tomorrow but doesn’t start to settle in until Friday from north to south.

Jill: Very hot with limited storm chances Wednesday

Aug 15, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

Muggy air has returned and it is heating up fast! I expect highs in the lower and middle 90s and feels like temperatures easily in the lower 100s. Take it easy if you have to be outside for a long duration today!

Mountain Brook High School football team rolls out new helmet technology

Aug 14, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

We're just a week and a half away from the start of high school football season and Mountain Brook High School will be rolling out new technology to detect the location and intensity of a hit to the head.

FBI needs help identifying man who may have information on child sex exploitation victim

Aug 15, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

The FBI is asking for help identifying a man who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

Blessings in a box in St. Clair County help those in need

Aug 15, 2018 08:48 AM EDT

The parking lot of a music school in downtown Pell City is the site of a Blessing Box that's helping people in need. The box, containing food, cleaning supplies and toiletries, is at Jamison Taylor's School of Music across from city hall.

Clanton police K-9 Max helping keep schools drug-free

Aug 15, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

Clanton police K-9, Max, has been patrolling the halls of Chilton County High School and Clanton Middle School. Police say Max is helping in their efforts to keep Clanton schools safe and drug free.

First urgent care clinic to offer mental health help opens in Tuscaloosa

Aug 15, 2018 09:38 AM EDT

The City of Tuscaloosa welcomes the first and only urgent care clinic for mental health.

Koch Foods announces $80 million expansion in Gadsden

Aug 15, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

A poultry processor in Gadsden is making a major expansion to their plant, and the area's economy.

Alabama Veterans Reunion to be held Saturday in Tuscaloosa

Aug 15, 2018 08:20 AM EDT

Home of the free because of the brave is the theme for this year's s Alabama Veterans Reunion event that will be held at the Tuscaloosa VA this Saturday.

Mickey: A hot day today!

Aug 15, 2018 07:16 AM EDT

We're expecting some of the hottest weather of the week today, with highs in the middle 90s this afternoon.

Suspect charged with capital murder in death of B'ham woman

Aug 15, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Authorities have confirmed that they are pursuing capital murder charges against a suspect in the death of a Birmingham woman.

Southtown residents concerned about redevelopment

Aug 14, 2018 07:50 PM EDT

Several options have been proposed for the redevelopment of the Southtown public housing site.

FDA approves birth control app

Aug 14, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

It's official: there really is an app for everything. The FDA approved the first app designed to track fertility to prevent pregnancy. It's called the Natural Cycles app and it's the first FDA approved birth control app.

Residents want dead power pole fixed

Aug 14, 2018 07:14 PM EDT

A dead power pole that’s apparently been on the ground for years now has a message attached to it.

BCS working with mother after son was mistakenly placed on daycare van

Aug 14, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

Stacey William's son Jacoby, stayed home from school Tuesday, while she worked to get to the bottom of why her five year old was placed on a daycare van on Monday afternoon when he's actually a car rider.

Two charged with capital murder in death of B'ham couple

Aug 14, 2018 11:14 PM EDT

New details are coming out tonight about the double murder of a Birmingham couple two weeks ago.

Tuscaloosa West End Plan

Aug 14, 2018 10:40 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa City Council votes tonight to approve the inventory plan for West End.

First Alert Weather: Expect some of the hottest weather of the week on Wednesday

Aug 14, 2018 08:57 PM EDT

he wet weather has dissipated, and no storms are expected throughout the remainder of the night.

Moody adds more SROs to schools

Aug 14, 2018 08:42 PM EDT

Last year, Sgt. Ron Richardson served as the lone school resource office for all four schools in the city of Moody.

School system seeks to implement "In God We Trust" motto

Aug 14, 2018 08:37 PM EDT

With a second grader already in school and now her daughter starting Kindergarten, Jessica McCarty has been concerned, like many parents, upon hearing about the acts of school violence all across the country.

Shelby County investigating death

Aug 14, 2018 05:54 PM EDT

Authorities have confirmed that they are investigating a death in a home on Shelby County Hwy 10.

United Way announces new goals for end of year

Aug 14, 2018 07:08 PM EDT

The mood in the Bryant Conference Center felt more like a football game than the start of an ongoing fundraising effort.

Univ of Alabama opens new storm shelter

Aug 14, 2018 07:00 PM EDT

Ken Horst opened the door and lead Fox6 News' cameras into the newest storm shelter on the University of Alabama campus.

How to ensure your child gets in the right vehicle

Aug 14, 2018 06:53 PM EDT

Birmingham City Schools leaders are investigating after a 5-year old child was mistakenly put on a daycare bus Monday when he should have been sent to the carpool line.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff investigating carjacking

Aug 14, 2018 06:12 PM EDT

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspected carjacker.

Hoover PD investigating attempted home break-ins in Bluff Park

Aug 14, 2018 02:11 PM EDT

Hoover police are investigating reports of attempted home burglaries.

Birmingham to 'examine procedures' after student placed on wrong daycare van

Aug 14, 2018 05:15 PM EDT

Birmingham City Schools officials say they will “examine dismissal procedures” after a Huffman Academy student was placed on the wrong daycare van Monday.

Man arrested after 18-year-old shot in Bessemer home invasion

Aug 04, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

Bessemer police have arrested a suspect in connection to a home invasion on Aug. 1.

FIRST ALERT: Hot Wednesday, followed by an increase in storms

Aug 14, 2018 05:10 PM EDT

Scattered storms and showers have mainly impacted our southern areas Tuesday. At the time of this update, storms were impacting Chilton and Coosa counties and the general motion continues to be south.

Credit unions warning about caller ID 'spoofing' scam

Aug 14, 2018 04:50 PM EDT

Credit unions across the state say there is an epidemic of caller ID spoofing, and it can cost you big. Simply put, if you have any doubts about who's on the phone, you should hang up.

2 men arrested after standoff in Gadsden

Aug 14, 2018 02:51 PM EDT

Two men have been arrested after an early morning standoff in Gadsden.

UAB Research: Lower blood pressure could reduce risk of dementia

Aug 14, 2018 02:53 PM EDT

Right now, more than 5 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's Disease, and 16 million people, likely family, are providing unpaid care for those patients.

Lockdown lifted at Holt HS following domestic incident in area

Aug 14, 2018 01:05 PM EDT

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said they received information that a domestic incident had occurred in the area of Holt High School. The school was temporarily placed on lockdown.

New Anniston school teaches dogs to behave for potential adopters

Aug 14, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

Calhoun County's animal shelters are full of stray animals that could make good pets but will often be euthanized.

Jill: Not as sticky today, but still hot

Aug 14, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

The air isn’t as sticky today but that will change again by tomorrow so enjoy a little bit more comfort while it’s here.

JeffCo BOE holds meeting regarding social media policy of board members

Aug 14, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

“Let’s build flexibility,” and “make people think before you type,” were just two of the statements made during the scheduled board meeting for the Jefferson County Board of Education regarding the social media policy of board members.

Two cyclists killed in one week prompts safety tips

Aug 14, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

In just a week two cyclist were struck and killed on Birmingham roads.

Montevallo begins test trial for bus system

Aug 14, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

Starting this week people in the city of Montevallo will be able to travel around town on a bus for free through December.

Univ. of Alabama PD enlists Big Al for Lip Sync Challenge

Aug 14, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

Curious what song the UAPD chose for their Lip Sync Challenge? Spoiler Alert: It's Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama".

Soul food success in Birmingham's Woodlawn

Aug 13, 2018 07:20 PM EDT

Serving up dishes like fried chicken, pulled pork sliders and hamburgers, Bayles Catering and Restaurant is an example of a success story in revitalizing Birmingham's Woodlawn community.

Tuscaloosa Co. DHR hosts foster home meeting in light of shortage

Aug 14, 2018 07:53 AM EDT

Currently there is a great need for more foster parents in Alabama and in Tuscaloosa County that need is growing.

Mickey: Partly cloudy and hot today, even hotter tomorrow

Aug 14, 2018 07:49 AM EDT

We have clouds mainly into east Alabama this morning. Our early morning temperatures are again in the 60s to 70s.

UPDATE: New details regarding Birmingham double homicide

Aug 13, 2018 11:50 PM EDT

New details are coming out tonight about the double murder of a Birmingham couple two weeks ago.

5-year-old student mistakenly placed on daycare van by B'ham school

Aug 13, 2018 09:58 PM EDT

Five-year-old Jacoby Williams is back with his mother after being placed on, not one but two, different daycare vans after school Monday.

FIRST ALERT: Increasing rain chances late week

Aug 13, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

We will be tracking a disturbance to our north later in the week and once this combines with the daytime heating.

Woman living near Tuscaloosa triple shooting fears people becoming used to violence

Aug 13, 2018 07:40 PM EDT

Culver Road is back open and the crime scene tape is now down. But there's still fear in the community where a triple shooting happened in Tuscaloosa.

UAB coach Bill Clark becomes a grandfather

Aug 13, 2018 07:50 PM EDT

Clark says he has been told by the family that he will be known as "Pops," but he'll leave it up to baby Wyatt to call him whatever he wants.

Local tow truck driver honored as hero

Aug 13, 2018 07:35 PM EDT

Andrea Harris thinks of himself as a country boy. But these says he's being hailed as a hero for helping a family in a life or death situation.

Buhl Elementary students enjoy new all-purpose field

Aug 13, 2018 07:09 PM EDT

Buhl Elementary has an all-purpose field that will give kids a place to beat the heat as well as exercise.

Insurers say be prepared for disasters

Aug 13, 2018 07:04 PM EDT

Residents in California affected by the wildfires are wondering if they’ll run into the same insurance problems others have had in the past.

Complaints of parking problems in Birmingham

Aug 13, 2018 06:38 PM EDT

People have taken to social media to complain about predatory towing in Birmingham. Most of the complaints are coming from downtown and Southside

3 Zika Virus open investigations underway in Shelby Co.

Aug 13, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

The Shelby County Health Department has confirmed a case of the Zika virus in Pelham.

Local school districts get creative to fill SRO roles

Aug 12, 2018 07:32 PM EDT

Of the 50 school districts in the FOX6 viewing area, only a quarter of district superintendents report having an equal number of school resource officers (SROs) and campuses.

3 Pell City teenagers arrested for Springville, Margaret vehicle break-ins

Aug 13, 2018 06:26 PM EDT

Branshun Forman, Jabonta Sanders and Jessica Bui were arrested. They are accused of six vehicle break-ins in the Crandall Crest subdivision in Springville and one break in Margaret.

Wes: Isolated storms mainly south and west this evening

Aug 13, 2018 04:44 PM EDT

The coverage of storms and showers this afternoon and evening will remain mostly limited to west and southwest parts of our area.

3 men charged after Fentanyl bust in Shelby Co.

Aug 13, 2018 05:06 PM EDT

Three men in Shelby County were arrested on August 7 after an undercover operation by the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force found an individual was in possession of fentanyl. Laderrius Deonne Christian, 30, of Birmingham, was taken into custody and charged with drug trafficking, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and carrying a pistol without a license. He has since...

Suspect in custody for weekend homicide, 2 robberies in B'ham

Aug 12, 2018 09:02 PM EDT

Birmingham police are searching for a suspect wanted for a homicide and two robberies.

How weather can impact mosquitoes, diseases in Central Alabama

Aug 13, 2018 04:01 PM EDT

With a confirmed report of Zika Virus in Pelham, you might began to worry about those pesky mosquitoes that come out during the evening hours. While most mosquitoes are harmless and give you those itchy bites, a few can spread disease.

Birmingham's first blow-dry bar opens in Homewood

Aug 13, 2018 03:01 PM EDT

Birmingham now has it's first blow-dry bar! The new salon opened in Homewood on Friday.

Doctor creates scholarship in Huffman High School senior's memory

Aug 13, 2018 02:42 PM EDT

A Birmingham doctor is turning tragedy into something positive for students with healthcare career goals. Dr. Kre Johnson created a $1,000 scholarship in honor of Courtlin Arrington.

2 people killed, 3 others taken to hospital in JeffCo car wreck

Aug 12, 2018 08:13 PM EDT

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are investigating a car accident that killed two people and sent three others to the hospital.

3 people arrested for car break-ins in Springville and Margaret

Aug 13, 2018 01:24 PM EDT

Authorities have arrested three people in connection with car break-ins in Springville and Margaret.

Anniston man charged with murder of 22-year-old woman

Aug 09, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

An Anniston man is charged in a double shooting that killed a woman and injured a man.

East Alabama pastor's truck vandalized with racist graffiti

Aug 12, 2018 07:01 PM EDT

A pastor in Gadsden woke up Sunday morning to find his truck vandalized with racist graffiti. Pastor K. Solomon Williams, who preaches at the Mount Pleasant CME Church in Piedmont, awoke to find his Ford F-150 pickup spray painted on three sides with a racial slur as well as a swastika. He says Gadsden police are investigating the matter and expect to give him a report Tuesday. He also says he thinks he knows who did this and says the next time they show up in his yard to do this, ...

Mold, mushrooms growing in Center Point apartment

Aug 12, 2018 08:52 PM EDT

Mold and mushrooms are growing inside one woman's apartment in Center Point and she said she's gotten no help from her landlord and has no choice but to stay.

Work Week Forecast: Heat decreases Wednesday, storms arrive Thursday

Aug 12, 2018 08:00 PM EDT

The good news is afternoon scattered storms won't arrive until the latter-half of the week. The bad news is it's going to be very warm until then.

Afternoon storms damage Pell City marina

Aug 12, 2018 07:10 PM EDT

The owner of a marina in Pell City says the building has an estimated $10,000 worth of damage from storms this afternoon.

Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe holds backpack giveaway in B'ham

Aug 12, 2017 04:34 PM EDT

Former Parker High School basketball star and Milwaukee Bucks’ point guard Eric Bledsoe is giving back to the Birmingham community.

Pedestrian killed on Green Springs Hwy

Aug 12, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

A man was struck and killed on Green Springs Highway late Saturday night.

Shooting at Linn Park leaves elderly man with life-threatening injuries

Aug 11, 2018 09:56 PM EDT

Police say the 65-year-old victim has life-threatening injuries.

B'ham drive-by shooting injures 2 people, including 16-year-old

Aug 11, 2018 05:07 PM EDT

Police say two people have non-life-threatening injuries, including a 16-year-old, from the shooting.

Couple arrested in Florida in connection with death of elderly Birmingham couple

Aug 10, 2018 08:00 PM EDT

30-year old Kristen Gullion of Cullman was arrested by Miami Beach police on Thursday. Zachary Phillips, 23, was arrested by Hollywood (Fla.) police on Friday.

Youth group transforms empty lots to community garden in Ensley

Aug 11, 2018 09:15 PM EDT

The Dioceses of Birmingham Youth Serve worked with Holy Family Catholic Academy, Holy Family Catholic Church and the Tuxedo Neighborhood community to bring life the empty lots.

Shooting at Tuscaloosa club shuts down Culver Road

Aug 11, 2018 08:23 AM EDT

Authorities have confirmed Tuscaloosa Police responded to a shooting shot around 3 a.m. this morning at the Good Times Lounge in Tuscaloosa.

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center still in noncompliance status; must work to improve patient safety

Aug 10, 2018 07:46 PM EDT

Brookwood Baptist says it’s now no longer in immediate jeopardy of losing Medicare and Medicaid services, but the hospital is not out of the woods just yet.

Polygon will soon dictate tornado warning sirens in Jefferson County

Aug 10, 2018 08:00 PM EDT

The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency will launch a new tornado warning system at the end of the month that will change how sirens work around the county.

Winston Co. mother found guilty of murder in infant's 2015 death

Jan 12, 2016 04:20 PM EDT

Ashley Goven Fields was found guilty in Winston County of murder in the 2015 death of her 6-month-old baby.

Special needs adults' limitations are redefined with local program

Aug 10, 2018 07:31 PM EDT

The Arc of Shelby County's program 'Project Search' is opening doors for job opportunities.

Hillcrest HS punter kicking for cancer research

Aug 10, 2018 05:06 PM EDT

Football season is just two weeks away and Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa senior Jay Bramblett is going the extra yard on and off the field.

Alabama congresswoman proposes minimum wage raises by region

Aug 10, 2018 04:34 PM EDT

Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell released a statement saying it's time minimum wage is raised.

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center patients hopeful hospital take appropriate steps after CMS ruling

Aug 10, 2018 04:22 PM EDT

Some Brookwood Baptist Medical Center patients are breathing a sigh of relief after learning the hospital is not shutting down.

Celebration of Dance and Life: Local dance company celebrates 40th Anniversary with multicultural performance

Aug 10, 2018 01:18 PM EDT

For decades, Sheila Rubin has been bringing the graceful, colorful and structured art of Indian dance alive in Birmingham. She founded Natyananda Dance of India 40 years ago,teaching classical Bharata Natyam dance style of Southern India?

17-year-old from Roebuck charged in Homewood carjacking

Aug 09, 2018 06:25 PM EDT

Police have charged a teenager after a woman says she was carjacked at gunpoint in the Edgewood community of Homewood.

The WellHouse founder and 2 others arrested for drug activity

Aug 09, 2018 02:30 PM EDT

The founder of The WellHouse, a non-profit organization that helps human trafficking victims, has been arrested after a three month investigation by Tarrant police into criminal activity.

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center reaches agreement with Medicare

Aug 09, 2018 03:45 PM EDT

There's no word today if Brookwood Baptist Medical Center was able to convince the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that its plan will protect patients.

DCH using new digital imaging for footprints

Aug 09, 2018 07:34 PM EDT

In years past, nurses made ink imprints of a baby's foot for security reasons and mementos for families. At Tuscaloosa’s DCH Regional Medical Center, nurses have updated that time-honored tradition with digital scanners.

Birmingham school leaders pleased with first week of attendance

Aug 09, 2018 07:39 PM EDT

Birmingham city school officials say they're excited about the number of students who've shown up for this first week of class.

Briarwood Christian wins Bassmaster High School National Championship

Aug 09, 2018 07:05 PM EDT

Briarwood Christian celebrated it's Bassmaster High School National Championship Thursday at the school. Anglers Tucker Smith, Grayson Morris, and J.T. Russell accepted the national championship trophy along with a $4,000 scholarship check.

Tuscaloosa police want to start neighborhood watch for businesses

Aug 09, 2018 07:07 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa police have scheduled an informational meeting on the business watch program from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on August 14 at police headquarters.

Shelby Co. school spends thousands on security upgrades

Aug 09, 2018 06:42 PM EDT

Kingswood Christian school has spent $12,000 to make security upgrades to keep children safe.

Karle's Korner: Jake Pratt heads to college - a happy but bittersweet time

Aug 09, 2018 06:46 PM EDT

I’ll miss Jake Pratt, but I promised I will visit him over Christmas.

JeffCo commission will to work with Fairfield's need for financial help

Aug 09, 2018 03:50 PM EDT

Meetings are expected to be held between Jefferson County and Fairfield officials.

Hoover City Schools tweaking kinks on Day 2 of rezoning plan

Aug 09, 2018 05:58 PM EDT

The vibe inside Hoover's Bumpus Middle School is a little different this year.

FIRST ALERT: Storms will persist through the evening hours, especially south

Aug 09, 2018 04:21 PM EDT

Still tracking strong clusters of rain and storms, especially south of I-20. Storms are moving east and east-northeast with time and the greatest chance through the evening hours sets up along and south of a line from Fayette to Morris to Jacksonville.

Suspect identified in Birmingham carjacking

Aug 07, 2018 04:45 PM EDT

Police in Birmingham are investigating after a woman was dragged during a carjacking at a gas station on Tuesday afternoon.

Victim of fatal stabbing at B'ham furniture store identified

Aug 04, 2018 05:30 PM EDT

Police say they received a report of a man stabbed at Birmingham Wholesale Furniture in the 200 block of 2nd Ave. South.

FIRST ALERT: Rounds of heavy rain and storms Thursday, some strong

Aug 09, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

FIRST ALERT: Tracking a batch of heavy showers and storms moving eastward and impacting areas north of I-20 through early afternoon. Storms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall that could result in flooding, and wind gusts up to 40-50 mph which could cause tree damage and power outages, small hail and frequent lightning.

North Alabama man grows tomato that looks like a duck

Aug 09, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

Tomatoes come in different shapes and sizes, but we've never seen one that looks like a duck! Carl Barnes is the proud grower of the "ducktomato".

Mickey: Scattered showers expected this afternoon

Aug 09, 2018 06:35 AM EDT

We begin our Thursday morning with just a few clouds out there, mainly for our eastern counties.

Man charged in Northport homicide

Aug 08, 2018 07:24 AM EDT

Authorities are investigating after a man found dead in front of a Northport house overnight.

16 units damaged in apartment fire

Aug 09, 2018 05:20 AM EDT

More than a dozen residents were displaced during an apartment fire Wednesday night in northwest Birmingham.

Fairfield gym owners get runaround after rain floods business

Aug 08, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

Two Fairfield gym owners have been fed up for about five years with their business being flooded.

Drivers claim asphalt, rocks from I-20 construction damaged cars

Aug 08, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

Drivers say they're having a hard time reaching officials after rocks and asphalt from construction on I-20 caused major damage to their cars.

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center remains at risk of losing Medicare funding

Aug 08, 2018 10:27 PM EDT

Thursday is the deadline for Brookwood Baptist Medical Center to come up with a plan to protect patients or lose Medicare funding.

Lightning believed to have sparked fire at senior apartment complex

Aug 08, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

Firefighters are working to figure out if lightning sparked a fire at a senior apartment complex in Forestdale. Firefighters said no one was hurt. It happened just before 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Cherry Ridge Apartments in Forestdale.

FIRST ALERT: Showers & storms more likely through Saturday

Aug 08, 2018 05:18 PM EDT

The weather setup will remain unsettled through Thursday and we may have some rain and storm development prior to lunchtime.

Shelby Co. schools warn about whooping cough

Aug 08, 2018 08:58 PM EDT

A small outbreak of whooping cough in Shelby County has schools on high alert.

Worried about hand, foot, and mouth disease? What doctors want you to know

Aug 08, 2018 08:09 PM EDT

Children are heading back to school, and they are going to be sharing more than pencils. Illnesses like hand, foot, and mouth disease are spiking right now.

Police remind drivers to be aware of school buses

Aug 08, 2018 07:44 PM EDT

School is back in session in Hoover and that means more than a hundred buses on the road.

Back-to-school traffic on Hoover's Hwy 150 causes complaints

Aug 08, 2018 06:57 PM EDT

Some Hoover parents say back-to-school traffic was a nightmare Wednesday morning.

Juuling trend takes off with teens, experts warn parents of dangers

Aug 08, 2018 06:51 PM EDT

Juuling is the new trend among high school students, but this new fad is illegal for minors and officers say it can be harmful.

Jemison beefs up security with safety training program

Aug 08, 2018 07:05 PM EDT

The Chilton County Sheriff's Office, Chilton County EMA and Jemison Police Department taught a four-hour safety training course inside Jemison High School.

North B'ham residents, U.S. Senator support Woodfin's letter to EPA

Aug 08, 2018 06:41 PM EDT

Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin has asked Environmental Protection Agency officials to add to a national priority list for north Birmingham in a letter he sent them Tuesday.

Birmingham looking to add more school resource officers

Aug 08, 2018 06:35 PM EDT

Birmingham’s school system wanted to add more school resource officers to beef up security after a 17-year-old student was shot inside Huffman High School during the last school year. But as the school year starts, the number of SRO’s remain the same.

Saban downplays possible effects of Hurts' comments last weekend

Aug 08, 2018 03:56 PM EDT

Alabama head coach Nick Saban met with media members Monday for the first time since quarterback Jalen Hurts sounded off about the Crimson Tide's QB battle on Saturday.

Karle's Korner: Bo vs. the Bucs - A season opener for the ages

Aug 08, 2018 05:45 PM EDT

Hard work lies ahead over the next few weeks, as the Indians zero in on a big one. Come Saturday, August 25, the Indians will open the high school season against mighty Hoover High School on ESPN!

Woman reported missing after being released from Etowah Co. Jail found safe

Aug 07, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

Gadsden authorities are searching for a woman last seen in July after she was released from jail.

Tuscaloosa Co. SRO reports to last 1st day of school

Aug 08, 2018 01:16 PM EDT

It's that time again - back to school! This a school resource officer in Tuscaloosa County reporting for his last first day of school.

Jill: Tracking hot temperatures, scattered storms

Aug 08, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

The radar is starting to explode with storm development across north Alabama. We will see storms firing this afternoon across central Alabama too. Storms will be slow movers to the east and tend to produce torrential rainfall and frequent lightning.

Calling all artists and dreamers: Local real estate company taking submissions for mural on Rotary Trail

Aug 07, 2018 06:20 PM EDT

local real estate developer mural holding contest with cash prize

Blazers All-Access to air on WBRC FOX6 beginning in September

Aug 08, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

This following is a press release from UAB Sports: Blazers All-Access, a weekly TV show that provides an in-depth look into UAB Athletics, will air 22 times throughout the 2018-19 season on WBRC FOX6, beginning Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.

2 more arrests made in connection with Hoover ATM theft

Aug 08, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

Two more people have been arrested in connection with an ATM theft in Hoover where shots were fired at an officer.

Fairfield teen shot while asleep undergoing more surgery to remove bullet

Aug 08, 2018 09:38 AM EDT

A Fairfield teenager will undergo surgery Wednesday morning at UAB Hospital to remove a bullet lodged near his spine.

Reported whooping cough outbreak causes spike in urgent care visits

Aug 04, 2018 08:12 PM EDT

A highly contagious respiratory disease is spreading among kids here in Jefferson County and in Shelby County.

Behind the Front: The Future of Weather in the Media

Aug 08, 2018 09:00 AM EDT

The way we get News continues to change thanks to advancements in technology. So, what does that mean for weather?

Mickey: Rain chances are high over the next few days

Aug 08, 2018 07:10 AM EDT

We start out our Wednesday morning with a few clouds out there and temperatures for most are in the low to mid 70s.

Parents should know about a potentially fatal social media game

Aug 07, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

A potentially fatal game is circulating social media—and parents need to be on the lookout.

Mayor Woodfin requests B'ham Superfund Site to be placed on National Priorities List

Aug 07, 2018 08:01 PM EDT

Mayor Woodfin sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requesting for the North Birmingham 35th Avenue Superfund Site to be placed on the National Priorities list.

Teachers upset with Irondale occupational tax

Aug 07, 2018 10:40 PM EDT

Irondale's recently passed occupational tax is meeting more opposition. Tuesday, dozens of teachers showed up at city hall to voice their frustrations with the tax.

Tackling pedestrian safety as school starts back

Aug 07, 2018 09:52 PM EDT

In the last week, we've seen two serious incidents with pedestrians - one at UAB and the other involving a bicyclist on Monday night.

First Alert Weather: Rain chances are back on the rise, storms more likely Wednesday

Aug 07, 2018 09:59 PM EDT

FIRST ALERT FOR INCREASING RAIN CHANCES The weather will be much calmer overnight, with lows in the 70s.

B'ham police charge person with attempted murder of police officer

Aug 07, 2018 09:46 PM EDT

Authorities have confirmed that an attempted murder warrant was obtained against a suspect who allegedly fired at an officer on Sunday.

Water restored to a majority of Bessemer utility customers

Aug 07, 2018 08:36 PM EDT

For days now, simple things like taking a bath or washing your hair have been a struggle for people in Bessemer. But that struggle is now over.

Bessemer kicks off National Night Out as way to connect with the community

Aug 07, 2018 08:47 PM EDT

Bessemer Police want to change the perception that they’re only around when something bad happens.

Person shot in B'ham has life-threatening injuries

Aug 07, 2018 07:49 PM EDT

Authorities have confirmed that a shooting took place at 1st St. W. in Birmingham.

Castle Rock renewed for season 2

Aug 14, 2018 01:30 PM EDT

Castle Rock, Hulu's Stephen King-inspired anthology series from executive producer J.J. Abrams, has been renewed for a second season

Matt Groening's Disenchantment is a disappointment

Aug 16, 2018 04:00 AM EDT

You can tell pretty quickly that Disenchantment won't be living up to the quality of the other shows in the Groeningverse

WWE's Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dead at 63

Aug 13, 2018 03:30 PM EDT

Pro wrestler Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart has died

4 out of 5 Americans lie for money

Aug 16, 2018 09:25 AM EDT

Have you ever lied for financial gain? The odds are strong that you've done it at least once, and a new survey says you're among company

Here's what predicts a woman's odds of living till 90

Aug 15, 2018 09:53 AM EDT

Women whose mothers lived a long and healthy life have a good chance of doing the same, a new study suggests.

Car leasing 101

Aug 15, 2018 07:51 AM EDT

So, you are in the market for a new vehicle, huh? You've got some important decisions to make. But perhaps your most important decision, at least from a financial standpoint, is how you will pay for the vehicle

Give your child a head start with math

Aug 14, 2018 09:53 AM EDT

Many kids struggle with math -- and for a number of reasons.

Paul Rudd will star opposite Paul Rudd in a new Netflix comedy series

Aug 10, 2018 01:30 PM EDT

Paul Rudd is the latest movie star to make the leap to TV

Trump changing use of credit scores in home loans

Aug 14, 2018 08:16 AM EDT

Are you having trouble getting a home loan because you have no suitable credit history? That may soon change

Lung cancer screening's downside not discussed enough

Aug 13, 2018 02:53 PM EDT

The potential risks of lung cancer screening are often left out when doctors and patients discuss the issue, a new report suggests.

Top 3 mortgage rejection reasons

Aug 13, 2018 08:14 AM EDT

Have you been denied a mortgage loan recently? Rejections usually don't come down to a single reason, because lenders look at your overall financial status. However, some factors increase your risk of rejection...

12 hospitalized after tent collapse at Traditions Park

Aug 17, 2018 01:17 AM EDT

Authorities say 12 people have been hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent collapsed at a shareholder's event in Hayden.

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

The widow of a worker killed in a 2016 pipeline explosion has filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the company of negligence. Anthony Lee Willingham, 48, of Heflin, Alabama died in the 2016 blast. He was part of a crew...

Lawsuit filed over pipeline explosion death

Aug 16, 2018 06:05 PM EDT

The widow of a worker killed in a 2016 pipeline explosion has filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing Colonial Pipeline Company of negligence.

Teacher held on child porn charges also a foster parent

Aug 16, 2018 02:53 PM EDT

Authorities say an Alabama teacher jailed on child pornography charges had been approved by the state to serve as a foster parent.

Alabama hospital announces $150 million expansion

Aug 16, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

A hospital in northern Alabama plans a $150 million expansion.

Several people rescue woman being beaten in robbery attempt

Aug 16, 2018 08:28 AM EDT

Police say a woman who was being beaten and robbed at an Alabama shopping center had been rescued by passersby.

Alabama officials investigate high school hazing report

Aug 16, 2018 07:40 AM EDT

A sheriff's department in Alabama is investigating a report of hazing at a high school earlier this year.

Kindergarten teacher accused of possessing child porn

Aug 15, 2018 09:40 PM EDT

A kindergarten teacher in Alabama has been charged with 40 counts of child porn possession.

Alabama police: Stun gun used on boy, 13, with handgun

Aug 15, 2018 08:52 PM EDT

Alabama authorities say a police officer used a stun gun on a 13-year-old boy who reached into a pocket containing a handgun.

Butler named acting finance director

Aug 15, 2018 05:32 PM EDT

Gov. Kay Ivey has named Kelly Butler as acting finance director.

Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms over the Atlantic

Aug 15, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

Subtropical Storm Ernesto has formed far out over the Atlantic.

Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

Aug 16, 2018 02:10 PM EDT

Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.

US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

Aug 16, 2018 02:10 PM EDT

An Iraqi man arrested in California is accused of being a former Islamic State fighter and killing a police officer in Iraq after he qualified to be resettled in the U.S. as part of a refugee program.

Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

Aug 16, 2018 01:55 PM EDT

Queen of Soul gave black Americans "Respect" as a staunch supporter of civil rights.

Vegas victims' attorneys criticize MGM's legal maneuver

Aug 16, 2018 09:48 PM EDT

Attorneys for a group of victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting are lambasting MGM Resorts International's legal maneuver to try to centralize multiple lawsuits stemming from the massacre.

Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy

Aug 16, 2018 04:55 PM EDT

Authorities say the remains found at a remote New Mexico compound have been identified a missing Georgia boy.

Church president: Use 'Latter-day Saints' not 'Mormon'

Aug 16, 2018 06:58 PM EDT

The religion has the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently made a documentary about its members called "Meet the Mormons" and its official website is mormonnewsroom.org.

Alaska man faces life in prison for Florida airport shooting

Aug 17, 2018 01:54 AM EDT

An Alaska man faces life prison sentence in the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five dead and six others wounded.

Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

Aug 16, 2018 04:05 AM EDT

Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill

Aug 16, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

Officials in New Haven, Connecticut, say the 24-hour drug overdose total from a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has increased to 76 as investigators try to determine exactly what sickened the victims.

California considers limiting broad 'felony murder' law

Aug 16, 2018 02:12 AM EDT

California lawmakers are considering limiting the state's "felony murder" rule that holds accomplices to the same standard as if they had personally committed the crime.

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

Aug 14, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

The Los Angeles subway system is poised to become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners to screen passengers for weapons and explosives.

Here's what's new for Tuscaloosa City and County schools this year

Aug 10, 2018 07:52 AM EDT

Tuscaloosa County Schools is making a big effort to provide students with all the educational tools necessary to take advantage of career opportunities right here in West Alabama after they graduate from high school.

18-year-old from Tuscaloosa killed in single-vehicle crash

Aug 07, 2018 10:37 AM EDT

An 18-year-old woman from Tuscaloosa was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday.

UAB football to wear gold bracelets to raise awareness for pediatric cancer

Aug 07, 2018 03:12 PM EDT

The UAB football team will wear gold bracelets in September to help raise awareness for pediatric cancer.

UAB's Nick Vogel nails 60-yard field goal

Aug 07, 2018 02:00 PM EDT

UAB placekicker Nick Vogel made a 60-yard field goal during the Blazers' fall camp practice Tuesday morning.

Karle's Korner: Jalen Hurts sounds off, and it won't help his cause

Aug 06, 2018 05:52 PM EDT

They are the comments heard around the Bama Nation, and they are comments that are not being taken fondly by many Crimson Tide football fans. Yes, Jalen indeed hurts, and that hurt has been simmering inside the young man’s brain since moments after Tua went all 2nd-and-26 on the Georgia Bulldogs.

Local high school athletes and Fortnite

Jul 30, 2018 07:54 PM EDT

I have to admit I know very little about the video craze surrounding "Fortnite." What I do know, my kids and a lot of kids are into the game playing it around the clock during the summer hours.

Bama QB: Jalen or Tua? Tua or Jalen?

Jul 18, 2018 09:29 PM EDT

So who's it going to be? Jalen or Tua? Tua or Jalen? You didn't think that Nick Saban was going to tip his hat at SEC Media Days, did you?

Karle's Korner: Bama’s Eddie Conyers 90 years young & still going strong

Jul 16, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

Eddie Conyers is an Alabama legend. He, perhaps, does not possess the name recognition of a Joe Namath or a Julio Jones, but those Bama greats certainly know and love Eddie.

Bama commit Jayson Jones opens up about Nick Saban

Jul 03, 2018 05:26 PM EDT

He stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 325 pounds, while Nick Saban stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 165 pounds, yet Jayson Jones is cautious, and for good reason.

Karle's Korner: A second chance for Chris Stewart

Jun 26, 2018 01:01 AM EDT

Nearly thirty years ago, he stood eagerly in the WBRC sports office eager to please. His name was Chris Stewart, and I had a feeling that this sports intern would be somebody.

Former Alabama defensive lineman sees painting unveiled in his honor

Jun 23, 2018 08:32 AM EDT

When Da’Ron Payne intercepted the Clemson Tigers in the national semi-final game it was one thing, but when the defensive lineman caught a touchdown pass from Jalen Hurts, well, that would be the stuff of legend.

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 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.