Birmingham, ALABC 33/40 News

Suspect charged with murder of man found dead in his pickup truck

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBMA) — Birmingham police on Monday announced an arrest for the murder of a man who was found dead in his pickup truck on Monday, June 14. Darric Hall, 30, was charged with capital murder in the killing of 43-year-old Anthony Bernard Jackson Jr. in the 1500 block of 29th Street Ensley last week.
Springville, ALAnniston Star

Springville News: Davis Lake Fire District to hold fourth annual barbecue sale

Congratulations to the Springville High School Varsity cheerleaders and their sponsor, Mrs. Morrison, for great success at Cheer camp. Seven girls were invited to try out for UCA staff, six All-American, one staff-selected pin-it-forward award, and two team-selected pin-it-forward awards. They placed second in sideline, second in cheer and third in camp routine. This team worked hard learning new material, switching people around for stunts, walking five miles on top of it all, and sharing personal space with others. Their hard work paid off. Congratulations to all.
Jefferson County, ALwbrc.com

What to do if you hydroplane

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - While the investigation is still early into the pileup that claimed the lives of 10 people, 9 of which were children, in Butler County, investigators believe hydroplaning played a major role in the tragedy. Hydroplaning was also blamed for a crash over that weekend that involved...
Vestavia Hills, ALvestaviavoice.com

Breaking mother’s rules: VHHS alumni start Birmingham’s first ‘Rage Room’

Alex Miller needed to do something about his inventory. Miller, a 2010 graduate of Vestavia Hills High School, recently started a wholesale liquidation business, buying items from various businesses and storing them in his warehouse in Homewood. While he was successfully selling much of his inventory, he found that he had many items that were hard to sell and taking up about 80% of the space he had available.
Alabama StateCullman Times

Cullman looking for the next Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant contestant

Cullman has always been a source of talented and beautiful contestants and winners for the Ms. Senior Alabama pageant. The current Ms. Super Senior Alabama 2020, Mary Ellen Hartness is a retired nurse and entertainer from Cullman. Ms. Senior Alabama 2019 Phyllis Hain is a published author. Elaine Willingham captured the 2016 crown and went on to become 2nd runner up at the national competition. Betty Leeth Haynes was the first Cullman County resident to be crowned Ms. Senior Alabama in 1997 and she went on to finish as the 4th runner up in the national event.
Birmingham, ALwbrc.com

BBB warns about Amazon Prime Day scams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Amazon Prime Day is here! It’s an annual event exclusively for Prime members offering big deals on all kinds of products, but it’s also a big day for scammers. Consumer experts said Amazon Prime Day nets more sales for the company than Black Friday. But the...
Birmingham, ALBham Now

Bham area’s only curbside glass recycling program is suspended

Kinetic Recycling, the only on demand curbside glass recycling program in the Birmingham area is suspending both its commercial and residential subscription services indefinitely on June 30. Founded by Michael and Brandace Wilson, the couple delivered the news this past weekend in a letter to subscribers and on social media.
Vestavia Hills, ALvestaviavoice.com

Taco Mama seeing success at renovated City Center

If you want to eat lunch at Taco Mama, it’s probably best to arrive early. The popular Mexican eatery at the Vestavia Hills City Center has seen a high level of traffic since opening in early March. Founder Will Haver said that’s expected in Birmingham. “It’s been terrific,” Haver said....
Hoover, AL280living.com

Hoover council OKs Pet Paradise facility in Tattersall Park

The Hoover City Council on Monday night gave approval for Pet Paradise to build a 15,000-square-foot grooming, boarding and veterinary care facility for up to 175 pets in the Tattersall Park development next to Greystone. Several Greystone residents expressed concern that they and residents of the Somerby at St. Vincent’s...
Birmingham, ALwvtm13.com

Women Breaking Barriers: Dr. Penny Njoroge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — As part of WVTM 13's Project Community: Working Toward Change, we are highlighting some of Alabama's women who broke barriers by choosing to challenge what was once considered normal. WVTM 13's Carla Wade introduces you to Dr. Penny Njoroge, a woman from Kenya who survived domestic violence,...
Birmingham, ALBham Now

O’Neal Industries celebrates 100 years in Birmingham

Birmingham-based O’Neal Industries celebrates their centennial birthday this year with a day of service and celebration. Check out the details here, plus learn more about this important company. A 100-year-old company knows it’s smart to invest in Birmingham. O’Neal Industries (ONI) will celebrate its 100th birthday with a day of...
Alabaster, ALShelby Reporter

COLUMN: We can make a difference in suicide numbers

Steve Austin miraculously received a second chance at life after almost dying by suicide in 2012, and he made the most of his extra breaths on earth. Openly sharing his struggle with mental health issues through several books, he didn’t know how long his opportunity to make a difference would last. But he lived every day trying to make sure what time he did have left was used to make a difference.
Birmingham, ALwbrc.com

Walk through History: New audio tour brings Birmingham’s past to life

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Hidden under the kudzu of Red Mountain are remnants and relics of the industry that built Birmingham and gave us the name the Magic City. Some of the mines, machinery and factories that have been preserved tell the story of how the steel industry put the city on the map for the manufacturing industry, but the stories of the people who toiled in the intense conditions are disappearing. A new audio tour hopes to change that.
Alabama Statealabamawx.com

Flood Advisories Posted For Several Counties in North Central Alabama

Showers and thunderstorms continue in an east-west corridor across northeastern Mississippi and North Central Alabama tonight. The line is not making very quick progress to the south, so we are seeing persistent rains in the same areas. This will lead to flooding areas which been persistent downpours. The NWS in...