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Man shot and killed while driving on I-59/20 in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham police are investigating a shooting on Interstate 59/20 Saturday night that left a man dead. Detectives believe 38-year-old Justin Andrew Snow of Warrior was driving in the southbound lanes in a 2008 white Ford Edge when he was shot near the Arkadelphia Road exit. Police...

Elementary student says he’s ‘never washing his hand again’ after starstruck encounter with Bo Scarbrough

Former Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough paid a visit to South Hampton Elementary this week and had a heartwarming encounter with one of his big fans. Scarbrough, who was visiting the school with his new USFL teammates from the Birmingham Stallions, shook the hand of one of the students who gave a priceless reaction to meeting his favorite player.

Carver High senior shot, killed in west Birmingham two weeks before graduation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An investigation is underway in west Birmingham after a 17-year-old was shot and killed in the Arlington-West End area Monday afternoon. Birmingham police Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin said an officer from the west precinct was responding to a call when a physical altercation was observed in the parking lot of 1228 Tuscaloosa Ave. South West.
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Mayor Woodfin proposes largest budget in Birmingham history

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin proposed to the city council the largest budget in city history, thanks to a projected $75.6 million increase in revenue over the current year. “The City of Birmingham is experiencing an unprecedented time of investment and growth. Our business taxes are up in many categories and...

Carver High School senior identified as fatal shooting victim

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a homicide in the 1200 block of Tuscaloosa Avenue Monday evening. According to the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service, authorities were called to the scene just before 5:45 p.m. on reports of a shooting. Once they arrived, they discovered a 17-year-old was shot and they […]

Obituary: Laura Elizabeth Baxter

Laura Elizabeth Baxter, of Bremen, Alabama, passed away on March 4, 2022. She was born December 6, 1992 to Mildred Gayle Wilson and Mackie Roy Baxter. Laura was preceded in death by grandpa: Curtis Thompson; grandmother: Elizabeth Robinson and uncle: Teddy Russell. She is survived by her parents; grandmother: Elizabeth...
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Thompson seniors reflect on being part of 100th graduating class

ALABASTER – Jamya Gilleylen has experienced firsthand what it means to be a Thompson Warrior at heart. “I consider it an honor and a privilege to be a part of such an amazing program,” Gilleylen said, “Especially since I have been a Warrior since kindergarten.”. Gilleylen, along...

Gardendale announces plans for new softball and baseball complex

GARDENDALE, Ala. (WBRC) - The City of Gardendale announced plans to combine youth baseball and softball at one brand new complex. According to Mayor Stan Hogeland’s Facebook post, the city will rebuild Bill Noble Park into a complex where boys and girls can play softball and baseball in one place. Renderings also show plans for a new play area.

Nick Saban, Joe Namath, Nate Oats join countdown to World Games

University of Alabama Head Coaches Nick Saban and Nate Oats and NFL great Joe Namath will offer their support for The World Games 2022 at an event tonight that marks the 50-day countdown to the international, multi-sport event hosted by Birmingham starting July 7. The 50-day countdown celebration will feature...

Man and woman on motorcycle sought in east Birmingham robbery

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and a woman wanted in connection with a robbery in east Birmingham. The robbery happened on Tuesday, May 10, in the 9800 block of Parkway East. Officer Truman Fitzgerald said a community member was robbed of undisclosed personal property.

‘There for his kids, there for his friends’: Father, Red Cross volunteer mourned after deadly shooting on I-59 in Birmingham

A Jefferson County man shot to death on Birmingham’s Interstate 59 is being remembered as a devoted father and friend. Justin Snow, 38, had just left a friend’s wedding Saturday night when Birmingham police found him unresponsive inside his SUV after it struck the median. A bullet had drilled through the passenger’s side window, and Snow was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:04 p.m.