Alabaster, AL

2 injured in shooting at Birmingham apartment complex

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Two people were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex in Birmingham's Apple Valley neighborhood late Friday night. Birmingham police responded to Monarch Ridge Apartments in the 2900 block of Gallant Drive just before midnight and arrived to find two people suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to the hospital, where their conditions are unknown.
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Birmingham postal inspector says someone local tried mailing thousands of counterfeit checks

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Local postal inspectors are warning of a mail scam that could be on it’s way to your mailbox. Earlier this week, local US Postal Inspector, Tony Robinson, found four tubs filled with thousands of counterfeit postage and checks. He said it is all a scam and they were able to catch a lot of the fake mail, but some of it could still have been sent out, so you need to be careful.

Birmingham man gets six years in prison for gun, drug charges

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The office of the U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona announced that a Birmingham man has been sentenced to six years in prison for gun and drug charges. Officials say 39-year-old LaMarcus Antonio Sills Sr. pleaded guilty to charges that he possessed heroin with the intent to distribute, felon possession of a firearm, and carried a firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking crime.

Deadly traffic crash investigation turns homicide probe in Jefferson County

CENTER POINT, Ala. — Update: The Jefferson County Coroner Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 33-year-old Nathan Wilson Jr. of Birmingham. The coroner said Wilson was a passenger in a car on Carson Road when someone in another vehicle began firing shots at the vehicle, causing it to crash into a ravine and strike several trees. Authorities initially believed Wilson was killed in the wreck, but they have since learned he was shot. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is now investigating his death as a homicide. The coroner did not release the victim's official cause of death. Watch the video above to learn more and see the scene.
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Man dies in car crash along 280

CHELSEA – A Georgia man died in a single-vehicle crash that occurred along U.S. 280 near Chelsea. The crash, which occurred at approximately 7:55 a.m. Friday, June 24, claimed the life of Jason B. Vaughn, a 45-year-old man from Lagrange, Georgia. Vaughn was fatally injured when the 2020 International...

Multi-vehicle crash closes lanes on I-65S in Shelby County

SHELBY Co., Ala. (WBRC) - A multi-vehicle crash blocked most of the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 236 mile marker past Exit 238 US31 in Alabaster Friday, according to Alabama State Troopers. The crash happened at approximately 2:47 p.m. No word on injuries. Troopers with the Alabama Law...

Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Shelby Co.

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - A single-vehicle crash around 7:55 a.m. on Friday, June 24, has claimed the life of a Lagrange, Ga. man. Police say 45-year-old Jason B. Vaughn was fatally injured when the 2020 International tractor-trailer he was driving left the roadway and struck a guardrail and a tree.

Georgia man killed in crash on Highway 280 in Shelby County

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. — A Georgia man was killed in a crash in Shelby County Friday. The Alabama State Troopers reported Jason Vaughn, 45, of Lagrange, Georgia, died when the tractor-trailer truck he was driving rolled off Highway 280 in the Chelsea area. The state troopers say about 7:55...

5-Star Cornerback Tony Mitchell Reveals Top 4 Schools

Five-star cornerback recruit Tony Mitchell has narrowed his college options down to four schools. With a tweet on Thursday, the No. 2 CB in the 2023 class revealed Auburn, Alabama, Texas A&M and Georgia as his final options. According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Mitchell is the No. 15 overall recruit...

College Football Coach Retires Due to Health Issues

A top college football head coach just made a surprising announcement. On Friday, UAB football head coach Bill Clark announced his retirement, effective Aug. 1. The 53-year-old revealed he's stepping away from the game due to health and well-being concerns caused by back issues that will require a spinal fusion. Offensive coordinator and assistant head coach Bryant Vincent will be the team's interim head coach.

Birmingham Area at High Risk of COVID Transmission

Every county in the Birmingham metropolitan area except Blount has been moved into the high-risk category for COVID-19 transmission. Jefferson County’s positivity rate has been rising and now stands at 25%, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, and the county has had an average of 291 new cases a day for the past seven days. Hospital admissions in the county are up somewhat, with 10 more patients over last week, for a 2% increase.

UPDATE: JeffCo Sheriff’s investigate circumstances surrounding inmate’s escape

From The Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigate the circumstances surrounding an inmate’s escape on Wednesday, June 22. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was in the process of transporting 45-year-old Phillip Shane Bradford from UAB Hospital back to the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham when […]

Crash on I-459 SB in Birmingham causes lane blockage

From The Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A crash on I-459 Southbound in Birmingham has caused lane blockage. According to ALGO Birmingham, a crash has occurred on I-459 Southbound at mile marker 17.2 past Exit 17 Acton Road in Birmingham. Crash blocking the left lane. Please use caution when traveling through this area. The crash […]

Video of Jefferson County inmate escape raises questions about deputy's training

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating how a deputy allowed an inmate to escape custody and steal an ambulance at UAB Hospital in Birmingham this week. The inmate, Phillip Shane Bradford, 45, of Birmingham, is still on the run. Learn more in the video above.

Five-Star S Tony Mitchell names final 4

Five-star safety Tony Mitchell of Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson High has narrowed his list to four schools- Alabama, Texas A&M, Auburn, and Georgia. The 6-foot-2, 190 pounder quickly discussed his finalists. Alabama. “Coach (Nick) Saban is a great coach and the best of the best go there.”. Texas A&M. “I have...