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Vehicle returned after alleged suspect contacts victim

Aug 28, 2018 08:45 PM EDT

A woman who was carjacked in Midfield finally has her car back.

Going to the lake? AL Power has an app for that

Aug 28, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

50,000 people have downloaded the Smart Lakes app. Alabama Power manages and operates 14 lakes across the state, and if you’re just a casual visitor or you have a second home on the lake, this app can help with any detail.

Petition asks Adamsville Police to apologize to man wrongfully accused of “casing” homes

Aug 28, 2018 07:31 PM EDT

A man wrongfully accused of casing homes by Adamsville Police is trying to clear his name.

Inspecting school cafeterias

Aug 28, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

You send your kids to school everyday to eat lunch, but how often are inspectors checking up on the cafeteria that prepares that food?

AL Ethics Commission talks discusses reform of ethics laws

Aug 28, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

The Alabama Ethics Commission is working to pull together suggestions for the legislature to consider in the upcoming session to clarify many gray areas of the law.

Gulley wins re-election in Bessemer

Aug 28, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

After all the votes were counted Tuesday evening, Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley won re-election by a landslide.

First Alert Weather: The coverage of rain will be higher tomorrow afternoon

Aug 28, 2018 09:52 PM EDT

The radar has quieted down and will become more active again tomorrow afternoon.

Gadsden mayoral race heading to a runoff

Aug 28, 2018 09:31 PM EDT

The incumbent, Sherman Guyton, will face Etowah County Commissioner Carolyn Parker in a runoff election.

Future is bright and refreshing in Tuscaloosa

Aug 28, 2018 07:59 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa is one of only 15 cities nationwide selected for the "Dear Future Challenge" sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Concern building about how many folks will be allowed at high school graduation

Aug 28, 2018 07:44 PM EDT

A grandparent of an Oak Grove High School senior is concerned about not being able to watch his grandchild graduate because of limited space.

Tuscaloosa County School Board meets to discuss plans for the area

Aug 28, 2018 07:49 PM EDT

The Tuscaloosa County School board has big plans for the area that includes Tuscaloosa County High School and Northport Elementary School.

University of Alabama hosts Literacy Leadership Conference

Aug 28, 2018 07:36 PM EDT

Instructors with the University of Alabama College of Education hosted a literacy leadership conference Tuesday at the Bryant Conference Center.

Election Results: Municipal Elections: August 28th, 2018

Aug 28, 2018 07:44 PM EDT

Get up to the minute results for all the races in today's primary runoff elections.

B'ham police locate David Palmer's daughter

Aug 28, 2018 05:00 PM EDT

The Birmingham Police Department is searching for a woman they say has been missing since Sunday.

Jeff Co EMA siren testing goes well on first day

Aug 28, 2018 07:26 PM EDT

The Jefferson County EMA says the first day of testing its new siren activation system went very well.

New scooter rental service starts in B'ham, to the surprise of city leaders

Aug 28, 2018 04:57 PM EDT

Much to the surprise of city leaders, a new electronic scooter service opened Tuesday in Birmingham.

Alabaster places one year hold on all housing development along Alabama 119

Aug 28, 2018 05:59 PM EDT

If you want to build a new house in Alabaster off Alabama 119, you are going to have to wait at least a year.

ALDOT says 59/20 bridge replacement project on schedule

Aug 28, 2018 05:54 PM EDT

The Alabama Department of Transportation insists they are not behind on their schedule to bring down the 59/20 bridges in downtown Birmingham.

B'ham city council approves zoning change for new Wildwood apartments

Aug 28, 2018 05:00 PM EDT

The Birmingham City Council approved the construction of a 280 unit apartment complex for the Wildwood shopping area.

City council wants to tax Airbnb customers in B'ham

Aug 28, 2018 05:23 PM EDT

The city of Birmingham believes it's losing thousands of tax dollars to people renting out their homes or property to others.

New police chief believes B'ham heading in the right direction

Aug 28, 2018 05:28 PM EDT

Birmingham’s new police chief believes the city is heading in the right direction combating crime.

Next step taken to build new downtown stadium

Aug 28, 2018 05:33 PM EDT

Another step was taken on Tuesday toward building the new $174 million football stadium in downtown Birmingham.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office looking to add to their team

Aug 28, 2018 03:23 PM EDT

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is looking to add more people to their team to keep you safe. In particular, they are looking for more deputy sheriffs.

Jill: Tracking hot temperatures and a few showers

Aug 28, 2018 04:35 PM EDT

We're tracking a few showers and storms Tuesday afternoon, though the main cluster is near Sumter County and slowly moving northward.

DNA in mask used in Jefferson Co. home invasion leads to murder arrest

Aug 28, 2018 01:02 PM EDT

DNA evidence from a mask found at a crime scene in Jefferson County has led to an arrest. 40-year-old Jason Dale Boatwright, 40, of Bessemer is charged with murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

Jefferson County testing new siren system

Aug 27, 2018 06:36 PM EDT

The Jefferson County EMA will be testing a new siren activation system

Matt: Higher rain chances return Thursday

Aug 28, 2018 01:12 PM EDT

The heat is in full blast Tuesday afternoon with many locations in the upper 80s and lower 90s at noon.

Tuscaloosa City School Board launches 'Stronger Libraries' campaign

Aug 28, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

The Tuscaloosa City School Board just launched a campaign for stronger libraries and stronger schools.

Midfield residents honored after stopping carjacking

Aug 28, 2018 01:31 AM EDT

It was a show of gratitude inside Midfield City Hall on Monday night. A small hug was shared among strangers for a big gesture displayed.

Authorities searching for inmate who escaped Childersburg work center

Aug 28, 2018 08:17 AM EDT

Talladega authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a work center early this morning.

Matt lets you know which days could give us our best rain chance

Aug 28, 2018 06:12 AM EDT

We are starting out this Tuesday morning with temperatures in the 70s. We are dry but it definitely feels muggy.

Tempers run high at Springville public hearing

Aug 27, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

Springville residents attended a public hearing Monday night to express their disapproval of a 650-home development planned for the land that was once Wright Farm.

B'ham police investigate after car burned to crisp

Aug 27, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

A car was burned to a crisp after one man said someone firebombed his wife's car. That car belonged to the man's wife who was thankfully inside their home with their child at the time.

Father shot in head on I-59 back home, walking

Aug 27, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

There's some good news to share from the family of the father shot on I-59 a couple weekends ago.

New app takes headache out of Bama gameday parking

Aug 27, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

We're on your side with an app that takes the pain out of parking. It's called Clutch!, and it's coming to Tuscaloosa for the first University of Alabama home football game.

UA Play about segregation hopes to be a slam dunk off-Broadway

Aug 27, 2018 08:20 PM EDT

UA play about Segregation hopes to be a Slam Dunk off-Broadway

First Alert Weather: Low rain chances continue in the short term

Aug 27, 2018 09:58 PM EDT

Another dry night ahead and a dry start to Tuesday! It will feel near 100 degrees on Tuesday afternoon and there will be a 20% coverage of showers and perhaps a storm in the afternoon.

This week is the best time to buy Thanksgiving plane tickets

Aug 27, 2018 08:51 PM EDT

It may be too early to think about eating turkey and dressing, but it's the perfect time to start thinking about your Thanksgiving travel plans.

Tuscaloosa County School kids use a share table to ensure classmates don’t go hungry

Aug 27, 2018 09:17 PM EDT

Kids at several Tuscaloosa County schools are helping feed their classmates and making sure food isn't being wasted.

Back-to-school colds are common

Aug 27, 2018 09:27 PM EDT

When children return to school, they're exposed to reading, writing, and sometimes, a respiratory virus.

Springville votes to table zoning for new subdivision

Aug 27, 2018 06:31 PM EDT

The Springville City Council has voted to table zoning discussions for a new subdivision.

What is the proper flag protocol

Aug 27, 2018 07:22 PM EDT

The White House lowered its flag to half-staff once again Monday after a facing growing backlash over the decision to raise it.

Delay expected in I-20/59 bridge replacement

Aug 27, 2018 06:16 PM EDT

The actual work to bring down the 20-59 interstate bridges in Birmingham may face a delay.

B'ham PD respond to I-59/20 after report of man shot

Aug 27, 2018 06:15 PM EDT

The Birmingham Police Department confirms they responded to a scene on Interstate 59 northbound Monday afternoon after a report of a man shot.

Man accused of stealing from customers at area grocery store

Aug 27, 2018 06:50 PM EDT

Police in Moody and Mountain Brook are searching for a suspect they say was caught on camera stealing from customers at an area grocery store.

Man killed in Green Springs Hwy hit-and-run identified

Aug 16, 2018 07:51 AM EDT

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

Jill: Hot temperatures and mainly dry weather

Aug 27, 2018 04:38 PM EDT

It’s warm and a little muggy outside this Monday afternoon. There are just a few showers on radar, but most areas will remain rain-free and continue to provide water for your lawn and garden.

Lockdown at Woodstock Elem. School lifted; burglary suspect captured

Aug 27, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

A Bibb County elementary school was on lockdown Monday while authorities searched for a burglary suspect.

UPDATE: 11th Ave. ramp of I-59/20 now open

Aug 15, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

Good news for drivers. The 11th Avenue ramp of Interstate 59/20 opened Monday morning.

Turning Point Alabama to open new Pickens Co. location

Aug 27, 2018 06:59 AM EDT

Turning Point Alabama is opening a new office this week to help even more sexual assault and domestic violence victims.

Matt: Heat and humidity continues to build across the state

Aug 27, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

Good Monday afternoon! Already getting very warm at the lunch hour with several locations in the mid to upper 80s. When you factor in dew points in the lower 70s, it feels like it is in the 90s.

Matt: Only a small rain chance today

Aug 27, 2018 06:19 AM EDT

Starting the work week with dry conditions and temperatures in the low to mid-70s. Little muggy and the humidity will hang around for the rest of the week.

Hydrogen cyanide leak at Cullman Walgreens sends 6 to hospital

Aug 26, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

Six people have been taken to the hospital after being exposed to a hydrogen cyanide leak in Cullman.

Vital moves that could save your life if you're attacked

Aug 26, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

Experts say that attackers seek out women in vulnerable situations by catching them off guard when a women is running and probably not carrying a weapon.

Fred: Rain chances increase mid-week

Aug 26, 2018 04:08 PM EDT

Scattered rain areas assisted by afternoon and early evening heating will continue the rain chances throughout the period.

Woman accused of stealing funeral donations from Brookwood gas station

Aug 24, 2018 07:31 PM EDT

A woman in Brookwood is caught on video stealing donations meant to help pay for the funeral of a recent cancer victim according to Brookwood Police.

First Alert Weather: Mostly sunny skies

Aug 26, 2018 06:11 AM EDT

We are dealing with temps in the 60s to 70s Sunday morning, with fair skies.

Former Bama football player adds another UFC win

Aug 25, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

Former Alabama football player turned UFC fighter Eryk Anders picked up another big win tonight.

Hoover QB shines in season-opening win over Pinson Valley

Aug 25, 2018 09:49 PM EDT

Hoover, the defending Class 7A champions, took an early lead against defending Class 6A champion Pinson Valley and never looked back.

Xanax leading to unintentional overdoses

Aug 25, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

It's a class of drugs usually used for treating anxiety, but over the last decade the amount overdoses from Xanax has quadrupled.

'Voice of Wenonah Sports' dies in motorcycle accident

Aug 25, 2018 07:42 PM EDT

"The Voice of Wenonah Sports" died in an motorcycle accident early Saturday morning.

Fatal overdoses in Shelby Co. decrease, overdoses in general increase

Aug 22, 2018 07:02 PM EDT

A decrease in overdose deaths in Shelby County is good news, but Shelby County is still seeing an increase in the amount of overdoses in general.

Fred: Clear, mild conditions return Saturday night

Aug 25, 2018 04:15 PM EDT

Mostly clear, mild conditions return tonight with lows ranging from 74 in west Alabama to 68 in the north and east.

SIDELINE 2018: Week 0 Scores

Aug 24, 2018 08:56 PM EDT

It's the first week of Sideline 2018! We're kicking off the 30th season with scores from Week 0 across Central Alabama.

First Alert Weather: A sunny Saturday

Aug 25, 2018 05:53 AM EDT

It's a really nice morning out there for a Saturday in August. Under mostly clear skies our current temperatures are in the 60s to 70s.

Murder warrant obtained for suspect in B'ham Thursday homicide

Aug 23, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

Sgt. Bryan Shelton says a man possibly in his late 20s or early 30s was fatally shot in the 6100 block of Warner Street. A female was also shot and has non-life-threatening injuries.

Inclusive playground equipment coming to B'ham park

Aug 24, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

Bessie Estell Park is getting Inclusive Playground Equipment. It's an update to a story, WBRC has been following since January of 2017.

Bird scooter company found operating without license in Tuscaloosa

Aug 24, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

Over 50 rental scooters in Tuscaloosa impounded after a rental company was found operating without a business license.

Salvation Army hosts Dinner in the Streets

Aug 24, 2018 09:17 PM EDT

The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham held its inaugural Dinner in the Streets community dining event on Thursday, August 23, on 4th Avenue South in Avondale.

J-P: Weekend forecast looks mainly dry

Aug 24, 2018 08:53 PM EDT

Expect a mostly clear sky tonight with overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s.

Huge hog spotted In Jefferson County neighborhood, again

Aug 24, 2018 07:41 PM EDT

A Jefferson County resident recently spotted a rather large animal in their yard that's been seen in the neighborhood before.

1 detained after shooting in Gate City

Aug 24, 2018 08:09 PM EDT

Birmingham police have a suspect detained after a shooting in Gate City.

Learn how to keep your home cyber safe

Aug 24, 2018 04:35 PM EDT

With laptops, cell phones, Google Home, Alexa and several other devices in your home, there are so many ways for hackers to get into your cyber home and steal money, personal information or worse - your identity.

State rolls out new vehicle validation decals

Aug 24, 2018 07:15 PM EDT

It's more than issuing tags and registrations to drivers . There's more that meets the eye and changes that are here started last year in Montgomery. "There's nothing to be alarmed about," said Daren Lanier, deputy director for the Jefferson County Revenue Department . The state has changed its validation decals-you probably, know it as the bright-colored sticker you purchase eve

Sidewalk Film Festival creates huge opportunity for Birmingham

Aug 24, 2018 05:08 PM EDT

Don't miss the 20 year celebration of the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham.

Beauty in Pain: New Art exhibit opens showcasing work of Veterans suffering from PTSD

Aug 24, 2018 07:06 PM EDT

Veterans Art exhibit opens in Downtown Birmingham

Birmingham PD making changes, clearing cases

Aug 24, 2018 05:37 PM EDT

Birmingham's new police chief Patrick Smith has been on the job for two months but some of the changes he has made in the department might be making a difference.

UPDATE: Missing Gardendale senior found safe

Aug 22, 2018 02:21 PM EDT

Gardendale police need your help finding a missing man.

Jasper PD: Undocumented immigrant charged in attempted kidnapping at park

Aug 24, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

Jasper police have arrested a man accused of trying to kidnap a woman from Gamble Park.

The best ways to protect your home

Aug 24, 2018 06:05 PM EDT

It seems like every day we are reporting on someone breaking into someone else’s home. So what can you do to protect yourself and your family?

Tailgating for a cause: Bell Center Tailgate Challenge is Saturday

Aug 24, 2018 05:54 PM EDT

A competition of team spirit and food, all for a good cause at the 10th annual Bell Center Tailgate Challenge

Trussville woman celebrates 102nd birthday

Aug 24, 2018 04:51 PM EDT

Mary Reid celebrated her 102nd birthday on August 24 at Peachtree Senior Living in Trussville. A party was hosted by the center.

J-P: Temperatures are warming with little rain in forecast

Aug 24, 2018 04:14 PM EDT

The weather is comfortable again this afternoon with highs in the mid 80s and dew point temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

Matt: It'll be a great night for high school football!

Aug 24, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

It's been another pleasant start to our Friday. Many of us started out in the 60s and we are warming up nicely into the low to mid-80s as of the noon hour.

How to opt out of annoying ads

Aug 24, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

Let’s say you’re looking for a new suit or dress online then a short time later, you start to see ads pop up in your social media feeds. It’s called target advertising.

Matt: Temperatures slowly climbing this weekend

Aug 24, 2018 07:04 AM EDT

Happy Friday! Kicking off High School Football and Sideline this evening and the weather is looking fantastic.

Was the Homewood high-priced dog heist an inside job?

Aug 23, 2018 08:26 PM EDT

Police tell us the French bulldog was taken out of a crate Wednesday from an apartment just off U.S. 31.

Water restored for woman with $4K bill, but woes aren't over

Aug 23, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

Workers the apartment complex hired found a leak outside of Caldwell's apartment, but It wasn't repaired until several months after she got these high water bills for the line tied to her meter.

Break-ins causing neighborhood safety concerns in B'ham

Aug 23, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

One Birmingham neighborhood has experienced almost 10 break-ins in three days. Neighbors have a picture of a suspect and they know his method.

B'ham police actively searching for robbery suspect in Norwood area

Aug 23, 2018 09:32 PM EDT

Birmingham police are advising residence in Norwood to stay inside while they actively search for a robbery suspect.

FIRST ALERT: Hotter temperatures coming with a few shower possible by weekend

Aug 23, 2018 09:09 PM EDT

Expect another sunny and hazy day on Friday with temperatures reaching 88 during the afternoon.

Corvette driver loses control, crashes into Forestdale gas station

Aug 23, 2018 08:16 PM EDT

Authorities say a driver in a Corvette lost control traveling down Forestdale Blvd., fishtailed and crashed into a gas station.

Why and when it's important to have a will

Aug 23, 2018 07:37 PM EDT

When music legend Aretha Franklin passed away last week, she didn't have a will or trust to help her family settle her estate.

If someone tries to carjack you, what should you do?

Aug 23, 2018 07:22 PM EDT

What should you do if someone approaches and threatens to take your car?

Schedule for the first week of Sideline 2018

Aug 20, 2018 07:39 PM EDT

Here are the games that we will be attending this Friday night, August 24. And don’t forget, we will be bringing you close to 100 scores from around our state. We'll see you this Friday at 10:08 p.m.!

B'ham man arrested for possession of child exploitation material

Aug 23, 2018 06:38 PM EDT

A Birmingham man is in jail for possession of child exploitation material.

Community shocked by attempted kidnapping at Walker Co. park

Aug 23, 2018 06:00 PM EDT

Authorities in Jasper said a man attempted to kidnap a woman at Gamble Park on Wednesday.

Woman scammed while trying to apply for job at new Amazon plant

Aug 23, 2018 05:58 PM EDT

The Better Business Bureau said a woman tried to apply for a job at the Bessemer site using a phone number she found online. Experts say this was her first mistake.

J-P: Mostly sunny, hazy weather remains across Alabama

Aug 23, 2018 03:28 PM EDT

Smoke from wildfires out west are contributing to a pretty dense haze layer across Alabama. Visibility has been reduced in a few areas, but most of the haze is around 3,000-4,000 feet.

Innocent bystander suffers life-threatening injuries in B'ham shooting

Aug 23, 2018 05:02 PM EDT

Two people got into an altercation and one person pulled out a gun and started shooting at the other, missing and striking the victim.

Teachers say these apps are keeping students from learning

Aug 23, 2018 04:56 PM EDT

New apps come out every week, but teachers say it's social media apps and games created to hold users attention keeping your child glued to their phone during school.

Suspect in custody for robbing car with 2 woman, 2 infants inside

Aug 22, 2018 09:54 PM EDT

Police have a possible suspect in custody after a car with two women and two infants was robbed in a Birmingham neighborhood.

Pizitz wins national honor for preserving history

Aug 23, 2018 03:39 PM EDT

Renovation of Pizitz building chosen as the Best Historic Project in the 2018 Marvin Architects Challenge

Man charged with carjacking teenage girl in Jefferson Co.

Aug 23, 2018 03:16 PM EDT

A convicted sex offender has been arrested for carjacking a teenage girl in Jefferson County. Christopher Keith Terry, 26, is in the Jefferson County Jail without bond. He is charged with first-degree robbery.

Search underway for woman reported missing in Tuscaloosa Co.

Aug 21, 2018 04:08 PM EDT

Tuscaloosa County authorities have started searching for a missing woman Thursday morning.

Hoover police credit joggers for capturing suspects in car break-in

Aug 23, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

Police responded to the Riverchase Parkway West area around 4:57 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a vehicle burglary.

Humidity slowly increasing this weekend

Aug 23, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

It has been an absolutely gorgeous start to your Thursday. We are seeing plenty of sunshine with a few clouds around.

UA launches program to help with rural healthcare

Aug 23, 2018 06:41 AM EDT

New at the University of Alabama this year, The nursing program is working to help improve healthcare in rural areas that need it. Capstone college of nursing at the UA launched a program called Bama Cares this year.

2 house fires under investigation in Center Point

Aug 23, 2018 09:00 AM EDT

Center Point firefighters are investigating two house fires. The first fire happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Polly Reed Road.

Matt: Today is a great day for outdoor activities!

Aug 23, 2018 07:09 AM EDT

Good Thursday! It is a pleasant start to the morning with temperatures below average!

BPD investigating double shooting

Aug 23, 2018 05:15 AM EDT

Birmingham police are investigating a double shooting that left one person with life-threatening injuries.

Is door-to-door soliciting illegal?

Aug 22, 2018 08:35 PM EDT

The first tip is to get the proper business license to conduct business in the different municipalities in the Birmingham metro area.

Fire destroys church in Cullman Co.

Aug 21, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

Multiple crews are battling a fire at a church in unincorporated Cullman County.

Free confidential hotline offers place for venting Alabama parents

Aug 22, 2018 06:07 PM EDT

Parenting Assistance Line is a free, statewide resource that has helped thousands of caregivers and parents who had questions about how to properly care for children since 2007.

Safety concerns raised after video shows kids jumping on moving train

Aug 22, 2018 07:57 PM EDT

Kids appearing to be on their way to school hopped on the slow-moving train this week. The video was shared on Facebook.

J-P: Forecast remains mostly clear and milder

Aug 22, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

Temperatures Wednesday night will be cool with overnight lows falling into the mid to upper 60s. With the lower dew point temperatures, the weather feels almost perfect.

Greenwood Elementary in Bessemer closed Thursday

Aug 22, 2018 09:16 PM EDT

Officials with Bessemer City Schools say Greenwood Elementary School will be closed on Thursday, August 24 because of a water line break.

Fultondale residents worried about subdivision shortcut

Aug 22, 2018 08:15 PM EDT

Residents of a Fultondale neighborhood believe a shortcut is a threat to lives and property.

Sewell, Woodfin tour North Birmingham Superfund site

Aug 22, 2018 07:54 PM EDT

Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell along with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin toured part of North Birmingham and got a briefing from the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.

Pelham PD looking for more officers

Aug 22, 2018 06:46 PM EDT

The department wants as many people as possible to take their entrance exam next month. There is a written test and a physical fitness test to qualify.

B'ham police trying to identify suspect in ABC Store robbery

Aug 22, 2018 05:35 PM EDT

Birmingham police are trying to identify a man believed to have robbed the ABC Store on Finley Blvd last week.

Man accused of animal abuse in Montevallo

Aug 22, 2018 05:30 PM EDT

A man was arrested last week after police say he was involved in the death of a puppy.

Three houses catch fire in Bessemer

Aug 22, 2018 05:12 PM EDT

Officials with the Bessemer Fire Department responded to three houses they say caught fire Wednesday.

Wes: Pleasantly warm Wednesday evening; nice, crisp start Thursday morning

Aug 22, 2018 04:33 PM EDT

A less muggy air mass has finally arrived and this will make for some very pleasant weather Wednesday evening.

Despite legal challenge, Craig Lipscomb will remain on the ballot for House District 30

Aug 22, 2018 03:29 PM EDT

The Republican candidate for Alabama House District 30, will be on the ballot in the November election despite a legal effort to keep him off that ballot.

Certified To Teach

Aug 22, 2018 03:15 PM EDT

The Alabama State Department of Education continues its push to get more National Board-Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in local public schools by offering grants for educators interested in undertaking the intense certification process. The state grants will help more than 100 teachers pay for the nearly $2,000 in certification costs.

Police searching for suspect in JeffCo carjacking

Aug 22, 2018 03:40 PM EDT

The suspect wrecked in the area of Carson Road near 7th Street NW and ran into a wooded area. Police have a perimeter set up and are searching for the suspect.

Birmingham City councilor calls for special election for vacant council seats

Aug 22, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

Three Birmingham City Council Seats will be vacant this year. District 7 Councilor Jay Roberson announced his resignation last week.

Get ready for a cooler Thursday morning!

Aug 22, 2018 01:37 PM EDT

It's a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon across Central Alabama. You'll probably notice the humidity levels aren't nearly as high as yesterday as dry air continues to make its way into the area. Most of us have warmed up into the 80s at this hour with dew points in the upper 60s.

Tuscaloosa daycare worker arrested for child abuse

Aug 22, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a daycare worker after getting a complaint.

All lanes reopened on I-20/59 SB near Hueytown

Aug 22, 2018 05:49 AM EDT

All lanes were blocked on I-20/59 Southbound near Hueytown as crews worked to clear an overturned 18-wheeler Wednesday morning.

Homewood police obtain arrest warrants for 2 brothers in connection to home break-in

Aug 22, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

Homewood police have obtained an arrest warrant for James Taylor Wingo and his brother, 37-year-old Thomas Chancey Wingo in connection to a home break-in on Ridge Road.

Hundreds plan to meet for trauma youth training in Tuscaloosa

Aug 22, 2018 06:27 AM EDT

More than 100 foster parents and professionals that deal with children suffering from trauma will meet in Tuscaloosa Wednesday Morning.

Behind the Front: Meet the newest member of the First Alert Weather Team

Aug 22, 2018 09:00 AM EDT

Matt Daniel has joined the WBRC First Alert Weather Team as a digital meteorologist. Hear what sparked the Georgia native’s love for weather, his hobbies, and what brought him to Central Alabama. Plus, he dishes on some of his favorite foods as he begins discovering all the Magic City has to offer.

Matt: Going to enjoy some drier air for the next couple of days!

Aug 22, 2018 07:13 AM EDT

Good Wednesday morning! Today is shaping up to be a nice afternoon with some sunshine and drier conditions.

Suspect captured at B'ham gas station

Aug 22, 2018 05:05 AM EDT

Birmingham police confirm that they have captured a man wanted for homicide.

Man responds to Adamsville Police Facebook post

Aug 21, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

It’s a face that's been all over social media after an Adamsville Police and City Facebook Page put out a beware post, alerting the community that Gregory Nevels was possibly casing homes.

B'ham transit authority considering eliminating 26 routes

Aug 21, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

The city of Birmingham says they want accountability when it comes to the local transit authority.

FIRST ALERT: A break in the humidity

Aug 21, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

A much drier air mass is settling in Tuesday night and this will bring a nice break in the mugginess for the next two days.

Tuscaloosa to consider study to address flooding concerns

Aug 21, 2018 09:38 PM EDT

The Tuscaloosa City Council could pay for an engineering study to find a solution to flooding problems that have been happening at one neighborhood for years.

Tuscaloosa PD talk to citizens about starting a neighborhood watch

Aug 21, 2018 08:40 PM EDT

Officials with the Tuscaloosa Police Department talked to citizens Tuesday evening about starting up a neighborhood watch.

ABC Coke applying for air pollution permit renewal

Aug 21, 2018 08:56 PM EDT

ABC Coke, a Drummond company in Tarrant, is applying for renewal of their air pollution permit. And the department of health wants to hear from the public about it.

Synthetic marijuana undetectable in drug tests

Aug 21, 2018 08:30 PM EDT

Synthetic marijuana is a big problem in Shelby county according to their drug task force. It's marketed to look like candy, but can be deadly.

Tuscaloosa business to expand after tax break

Aug 21, 2018 08:14 PM EDT

Stresscrete, a company that builds concrete poles and bollards in the Tuscaloosa area, got a break on paying some local taxes.

Birmingham police address random gun violence

Aug 21, 2018 05:24 PM EDT

Another week of random gun violence for Birmingham. A father shot in the head while driving along I-59.

Mother charged with 'reckless murder' in death of 4-year-old daughter

Aug 21, 2018 04:42 PM EDT

Alabaster police say 43-year-old Amy Reeves Silver was arrested on Tuesday by U.S. Marshalls, and charged with reckless murder in the death of her 4-year-old daughter.

Dog fighting a "huge" problem in Alabama, Jefferson County

Aug 21, 2018 07:02 PM EDT

News of a major dog fighting operation uncovered in Jefferson County didn’t come as a surprise to some Sunday.

Love, time required as part of rehab for canines involved in dog fighting

Aug 21, 2018 06:59 PM EDT

Wyatt, a foster mom with Two by Two Rescue, has fostered Legend and a handful of other fighting dogs and believes they can be rehabilitated and even become family pets.

Hoover Fire Department looking to expand

Aug 21, 2018 06:52 PM EDT

The Hoover Fire Department is looking at adding more people, equipment, and eventually even a new station.

Shelby County schools continue to see growth in enrollment

Aug 21, 2018 06:46 PM EDT

Shelby County schools are once again seeing a growth in their enrollment.

One year later, Confederate monument in Linn Park still covered

Aug 21, 2018 05:34 PM EDT

A little over a year ago, former Birmingham Mayor William Bell ordered the Confederate memorial monument in Linn Park be covered with plywood. Since then, little has changed.

Buffalo Wild Wings coming to Gadsden's riverfront

Aug 21, 2018 04:47 PM EDT

Gadsden's riverfront development is getting its first national chain business.

FIRST ALERT: Cooler mornings & a break in the humidity

Aug 21, 2018 04:58 PM EDT

You may have noticed a nice little breeze out there Tuesday. That's because a potent August cold front is pushing across our area. The wet weather will continue to exit the area to the far southeast, with clearing Tuesday night, and lows in the 60s.

Arrest warrant issued for person who made threats against Fairfield school

Aug 21, 2018 01:57 PM EDT

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a person who posted a threat against Fairfield High Preparatory School on social media.

House District 30 GOP candidate sued, accused of not filing ethics form; candidate denies it

Aug 18, 2018 08:44 PM EDT

The losing candidate in the July 17 Republican runoff for Alabama House District 30 is suing the winning candidate, saying the nominee didn't file Ethics Commission paperwork in time.

Jill: After today, it won't feel as sticky for a couple of days

Aug 21, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

A cold front is approaching from the northwest and will spark widely scattered showers and storms this afternoon, mainly east of I-59.

Tuscaloosa Child Abuse Prevention Services raising money to fund programs

Aug 21, 2018 06:43 AM EDT

One group in Tuscaloosa is working to prevent child abuse, and they need your help to keep their efforts going.

Misunderstanding among Hoover city leaders causing confusion about police officer pensions

Aug 21, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

A misunderstanding among city leaders in Hoover is causing confusion about police officer pensions.

Pay raise possible for Hoover employees

Aug 20, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

Hoover city employees could see a raise in pay. This after a salary study was presented at the city council meeting Monday night.

Woman escapes early morning house fire in Warrior

Aug 21, 2018 08:00 AM EDT

A woman was able to escape the badly damaged a house in Warrior this morning.

11 dog skulls, ring with fresh blood lead to arrest for dog fighting in JeffCo

Aug 19, 2018 07:32 PM EDT

One man is in custody and being held on charges of "activity related to dog fighting."

Matt: Rain is possible for the first half of your Tuesday

Aug 21, 2018 06:34 AM EDT

Good Tuesday morning! Starting off the day with clouds and a few isolated showers in a few spots.

Bryant JROTC gets national recognition again

Aug 20, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

The Bryant High School Marine Corps JROTC program is one of the best in the nation.

First Alert Weather: Chance of rain and storms through tomorrow

Aug 20, 2018 08:16 PM EDT

REST OF TONIGHT At the time of this update scattered showers and storms were impacting central and eastern parts of our area. There is a chance we could see some additional showers and storms later this evening.

Tuscaloosa Police hoping more neighborhood watches are formed

Aug 20, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

Crime prevention isn't just a police problem, it's a community problem.

Wife of man shot on I-59 explains what happened on Saturday

Aug 20, 2018 08:28 PM EDT

Dakoda Mauldin heard what she thought was an explosion. She and her husband Marcus were driving southbound on Interstate 59 Saturday when she heard the boom.

Custody of dogs pending judge's decision

Aug 20, 2018 10:09 PM EDT

We're on your side finding out what will happen to dogs taken Sunday night from what police are calling a dog-fighting operation in Mulga. There is a chance these dogs could go back to the man being charged with training them to fight. On Monday, we found out that man's name is Reginald Dowdell.

Police give tips on how to avoid purse snatching

Aug 20, 2018 07:25 PM EDT

Mountain Brook Police say a woman’s wallet was stolen out of her purse while she was shopping for groceries.

Dolomite cross burning causes confusion in neighborhood

Aug 20, 2018 06:38 PM EDT

People contacted WBRC Fox6 News about a scary site in Dolomite Saturday night near midnight.

Business incubator to open in Huffman

Aug 20, 2018 06:28 PM EDT

Birmingham attorney Eric Guster is known to many in the Birmingham area.

Lipscomb police chief fired

Aug 20, 2018 05:36 PM EDT

Officials with the city of Lipscomb have confirmed Police Chief Brian Martin has been let go.

FIRST ALERT: Chance of scattered storms & showers continues into Tuesday

Aug 20, 2018 05:00 PM EDT

Rain chances remain elevated across our area, however, the greatest coverage of showers and storms continues to be over locations south of I-20. Much like yesterday, this is limiting storm development further north.

B'ham police identify man shot, killed in vehicle

Aug 18, 2018 08:44 PM EDT

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened Saturday evening.

'Armed, dangerous' Oxford shooting suspect in custody

Aug 19, 2018 01:22 PM EDT

The Oxford Police Department has taken a shooting suspect into custody.

FIRST ALERT: Increasing coverage of rain and storms this afternoon

Aug 20, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

Starting to see more shower development on radar, and I expect the coverage to continue to increase this afternoon from west to east. Most of the action this afternoon will remain below strong or severe limits in Alabama.

UAB police issue 'all clear' after chase ends in crash near business school

Aug 20, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

UAB police have issued an "all clear" after a high-speed chase ended in a crash near the Collat School of Business. The suspect in that crash got out of his car and ran.

Neil Simon, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, dies at 91

Aug 27, 2018 04:00 AM EDT

Neil Simon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who brought us The Odd Couple and The Goodbye Girl has died from complications of pneumonia

There's nothing on TV quite like Yellowstone, but that will change

Aug 24, 2018 04:00 AM EDT

In the genre of conservative prestige drama, Yellowstone is almost alone.

7 steps to beat the summer debt bulge

Aug 27, 2018 07:21 AM EDT

Have you spent too much on vacations, dining out, or entertainment this summer? Follow these seven simple steps to get your finances back on track and pay down your debt faster

Bills mount for breast cancer survivors

Aug 24, 2018 02:53 PM EDT

Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years.

Kim Dickens books first post-Fear the Walking Dead gig

Aug 22, 2018 01:30 PM EDT

Kim Dickens has booked her first gig since she was written off Fear the Walking Dead

5 things Tiffany Haddish absolutely must cover in her new stand-up special

Aug 22, 2018 04:00 AM EDT

Netflix announced Tuesday that Tiffany Haddish will release a stand-up special sometime in 2019

8 common mistakes of tax extension filers

Aug 24, 2018 08:10 AM EDT

Did you miss the April 17 tax deadline for 2018? If so, you probably filed for and received a six-month extension from the IRS. Don't relax too much, because October will be here before you know it

Kids with Autism learn, grow with the 'social robot'

Aug 22, 2018 07:53 PM EDT

Robots may hold the keys to social success for kids with autism.

Trump asks the SEC to consider ending quarterly earnings reports

Aug 23, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

President Trump tweeted on Friday that switching to a six-month reporting system could help U.S. businesses

New lab test spots heart attack, risk of future heart woes

Aug 21, 2018 02:53 PM EDT

A new method of diagnosing heart attack patients in the emergency department is more accurate and faster than current methods, researchers say.

HBO renews late-night head trip Random Acts of Flyness

Aug 20, 2018 03:30 PM EDT

HBO has renewed the late-night sketch comedy series Random Acts of Flyness for a second season, the network announced Monday

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

Three Mississippi hospitals, their physician practices and a Tennessee parent company are filing for bankruptcy, citing more than $70 million in debts. Curae Health of Knoxville, Tennessee, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

Mississippi hospitals and owner seek bankruptcy, to be sold

Aug 28, 2018 05:46 PM EDT

Three Mississippi hospitals, their physician practices and a Tennessee parent company are filing for bankruptcy, citing more than $70 million in debts.

The Latest: McConnell has 'total confidence' in Sessions

Aug 28, 2018 03:46 PM EDT

The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

LePage seeks to make sex orientation discrimination legal

Aug 28, 2018 03:38 PM EDT

Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has joined 15 other Republican leaders across the nation in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that companies can fire their workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Complaint filed with DNC over Worley election

Aug 28, 2018 03:22 PM EDT

A Jefferson County Democrat has filed a complaint with national party officials arguing rules and diversity requirements were broken when the Alabama Democratic Party elected leaders.

Trial delayed for Alabama man said to kill 3 in Mississippi

Aug 28, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

A trial for an Alabama man accused of killing three Mississippi residents has been postponed.

Graham: Relationship between Trump, Sessions 'beyond repair'

Aug 28, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

A Republican senator says the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is "dysfunctional" and "beyond repair."

In Jamestown, a reckoning over American slavery's beginnings

Aug 28, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

Four centuries after some of the first enslaved Africans were brought to English-controlled North America, plans are underway to commemorate their arrival in Virginia and reckon with slavery's legacy.

Inmate convicted of assault escapes

Aug 28, 2018 08:58 AM EDT

An Alabama inmate serving time for assault has fled a state prison facility.

Man arrested after posts allegedly threaten violence

Aug 28, 2018 08:34 AM EDT

An Alabama man is free on bond after allegedly threatening to kill people on Facebook.

Federal school safety commission to meet in Alabama

Aug 27, 2018 08:01 PM EDT

A federal commission on improving school safety is meeting in Montgomery.

Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

Aug 29, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

Family, friends and constituents will gather at the Arizona State Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain.

The Latest: Marquez Peterson wins GOP nod for Arizona House

Aug 29, 2018 03:18 AM EDT

Lea Marquez Peterson won a four-way primary to become the Republican nominee for a congressional district seat being vacated by Arizona Rep. Martha McSally, who is running for U.S. Senate.

McSally, Sinema to face for Arizona Senate seat

Aug 28, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

Arizona's Republicans on Tuesday will decide a three-way battle over which candidate to nominate to replace the state's junior U.S. Senator, who is retiring because he has no political future after criticizing President Trump.

Delta Sigma Theta pays tribute to soror, the Queen of Soul

Aug 29, 2018 01:22 AM EDT

Hundreds of Delta Sigma Theta members pay last respects to Queen of Soul in moving tribute to their soror.

Sentencing underway for ex-Texas cop convicted of murder

Aug 29, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

Texas jurors who convicted a former police officer of murder in the death of a black, unarmed teenager will hear more testimony when the sentencing phase of the trial resumes.

Hurricane's death toll in Puerto Rico put at nearly 3,000

Aug 28, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

An independent investigation ordered by Puerto Rico's government estimates that 2,975 people died within six months as a result of Hurricane Maria.

Shooting suspect was able to buy guns despite mental illness

Aug 28, 2018 01:34 AM EDT

Divorce filings from the parents of the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament say that as an adolescent he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities.

Navajos advance 2 seasoned politicians vie for presidency

Aug 29, 2018 01:25 AM EDT

Voters on Navajo Nation choose 2 seasoned politicians to advance to general election among 18 presidential candidates.

New Mexico judges weigh dangerousness of compound defendants

Aug 29, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

Judges are scheduled to make crucial decisions about child abuse charges and bail provisions for five defendants arrested at a compound where children lived in filth and the body of a 3-year-old boy was retrieved.

Delays in opening polling locations disrupts Arizona primary

Aug 28, 2018 02:18 PM EDT

A contractor hired to set up voting machines in the Phoenix area failed to send enough technicians, leaving several polling places down during Arizona's primary election.

Science Says: Hawaii hurricanes rare, but getting less so

Aug 23, 2018 03:23 PM EDT

Hawaii doesn't get many hurricanes thanks to wind currents, but that may be changing with global warming.

Parents complain about Tuscaloosa Co. school conditions, Superintendent responds

Aug 27, 2018 07:14 AM EDT

Parents voice their concerns about the conditions of some Tuscaloosa County schools.

Two Tuscaloosa City Schools awarded money for improving literacy rates

Aug 24, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

Literacy Council of West Alabama statistics show about 1 in 4 Alabamians is illiterate.

Schedule for the second week of Sideline 2018

Aug 27, 2018 05:30 PM EDT

Here are the games that we will be attending this Friday night, August 31. We'll see you this Friday at 10:08 p.m.!

Saban not ready to make call on No. 1 Alabama's quarterback

Aug 27, 2018 03:09 PM EDT

Coach Nick Saban isn't saying who will start at quarterback for No. 1 Alabama in the season opener Saturday against Louisville.

Bama holds second scrimmage of the fall on Saturday

Aug 18, 2018 06:14 PM EDT

The Alabama Crimson Tide held its second scrimmage of the fall on Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The workout lasted roughly 130 plays and just under two hours on a cloudy and humid Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa.

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.

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.