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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.

Alabama inmate sought after overpowering deputy, fleeing in stolen ambulance

Police in central Alabama are searching for an escaped jail inmate who they say is still on the run after evading custody on Wednesday afternoon. The man, identified as 45-year-old Phillip Shane Bradford, was able to overpower a deputy overseeing his transfer to UAB hospital in Birmingham before fleeing the area in a vacant ambulance, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said in a press release.

UAB Coach Bill Clark Announces Retirement: Fans React

UAB head football coach Bill Clark is calling it a career. Clark, 53, announced in a statement this Friday that he's retiring. His retirement will become official on Aug. 1. Health issues played a major factor in his decision. Clark has unfortunately dealt with serious back problems over the years. He's been told he'll soon need to undergo a spinal fusion.

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.

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.
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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...

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.

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...

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...