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Comeback Town: Overcoming a regrettable Birmingham blunder

ComebackTown giving voice to the people of Birmingham & Alabama. I recently wrote a column about my all-time favorite Birmingham restaurant, Joy Young. Reminiscing is fun so I began my search for my next topic. Then I drove past the Rotary Trail sign in downtown Birmingham and the idea hit...
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Former runner-up Lindsay Fincher crowned Miss Alabama 2022

One year after being named as the first runner-up in the state's highest profile pageant, Lindsay Fincher got her crown. Fincher was named Miss Alabama 2022 Saturday night at the end of the competition held at Samford's Wright Center in Birmingham. She was crowned by Miss Alabama 2021 Lauren Bradford, who just beat out Fincher for last year's title before going on to finish as the first runner-up at Miss America.

BPD Chief on combatting Birmingham gun violence

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Recently, President Joe Biden signed a new gun violence bill aiming to tighten nationwide gun crime. That new legislation will make background checks tougher for young gun buyers and keep firearms from those previously convicted of domestic violence. The City of Birmingham says homicides are up...

USFL Football Games on TV Today (Sunday, July 3)

The reinvented USFL will determine its inaugural champion on Sunday, July 3. After 10 regular-season weeks and the semifinal round the USFL is actually completing its season, which is a big deal after recent spring football leagues (AAF in 2019, XFL in 2020) folded before reaching the postseason. As with the semifinal, this game will take place at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

22-year-old killed in Sylacauga shooting

SYLACAUGA, Ala. — The Sylacauga Police Department has reported a Friday night shooting at 306 S. Main Ave. in which a 22-year-old was killed in the city’s first homicide of the year. Nartavius Cortex Fluker-Smith was allegedly shot numerous times by two juveniles while sitting in a 2011...

Bo Scarbrough applies Alabama lesson to USFL title game

Alabama closed each of Bo Scarbrough’s three seasons with the Crimson Tide by playing in the CFP national championship game. The Birmingham Stallions running back’s first USFL season will end on Sunday in the league title game. The Stallions take on the Philadelphia Stars at 6:30 p.m. CDT...
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Chelsea fireworks show bigger than ever despite high prices

Fireworks may be more expensive this year but that didn't stop the City of Chelsea from throwing one of the biggest fireworks shows they've ever had Saturday. "I like how they look in the sky, " said Birmingham Resident Hailey Manley. Hundreds of people attend Chelsea Fest just to see...

Waze maps show Birmingham streets closed for World Games

The World Games begin in Birmingham on Thursday and some streets are already being closed across the city, according to reports by users on the crowdsourced traffic site Waze. The street closures began Saturday as planned by a previous announcement from the city. According to the recent reports on Waze, streets are currently closed at these locations in Birmingham:

7 players with Alabama football roots reach USFL title game

Forty-two players from Alabama high schools and colleges got on the field during the USFL’s inaugural season. Seven of them have made it to the league’s championship game. The Birmingham Stallions and Philadelphia Stars will square off at 6:30 p.m. CDT Sunday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. FOX will televise the championship game.

25-year-old Jacksonville woman killed in crash

CALHOUN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A 25-year-old Jacksonville woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning. According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Monica Nabers was injured when her Dodge Ram pickup left the roadway and hit a tree. The crash occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Roy Webb Road, one mile north of […]

CROWN Day celebrated in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - July 3 is National CROWN Day, the unofficial holiday that celebrates afro-textured hair. On July 2, the local CROWN Campaign celebrated the day by honoring those making significant strides to end hair discrimination. Seven people were recognized for their efforts, including Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge,...

How to Watch the 2022 USFL Championship Game: Philadelphia Stars vs. Birmingham Stallions Live Without Cable

The USFL — the spring football league that lifted its name and several of the teams from another league from the 1980s — is about to wrap up its first season. The championship game between the Philadelphia Stars and Birmingham Stallions will take place on Sunday, July 3, at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox. The game will be played at Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. You can stream it live with a 5-Day Free Trial of DIRECTV STREAM.

Road Trip to Birmingham, Alabama

There’s a reason Condé Nast Traveler ranks Birmingham with global destinations like London and Rapa Nui, Chile as one of the 22 Best Places to Go in 2022. In fact, there are many of them. So, if you happen to be fortunate enough to live within driving distance of Birmingham, and you’re looking for an easy but exciting weekend, you’re done looking. While on this summer road trip, here is a list of things to do in Birmingham: