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Crash closes lanes of I-65 NB near mile marker 271

GARDENDALE Ala. (WBRC) - A two-vehicle crash just before 12:30 p.m. Friday, August 19 has caused all northbound lanes of I-65 near the 271 mile marker in Jefferson County to be closed. Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division will continue to monitor the situation and...
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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office welcomes new graduates

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — More deputies are about to join the ranks at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Today, a graduation ceremony was held for graduates of Session 62 at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Training Academy in Fultondale. Sheriff Pettway said he's eager to welcome the new deputies and their...

1 killed in west Jefferson County house fire

Fire swept through a Jefferson County home Thursday, leaving one person dead. Minor Heights Fire and Rescue responded shortly after noon to a report of a house fire in the Docena community. Once the blaze was extinguished, they discovered the fatality victim inside the house. The victim was pronounced dead...

Man dies in jump off I-59 overpass in west Birmingham

UPDATE: Birmingham police Lt. Rod Mauldin at 5:20 p.m. said the man had been pronounced dead. EARLIER: A man was seriously injured when authorities say he jumped off a bridge onto Interstate 59. The incident happened at 4:31 p.m. Friday on I-59 southbound at the Ensley exit. The man jumped...
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MBPD officer honored for service to business community

Mountain Brook police officer George French was surprised with an award for his service to the Mountain Brook business community on Aug. 18. French, who has served in the Administrative Division of the Mountain Brook Police Department and serves as the spokesperson of the agency, has accepted a role as an investigator with a state regulatory agency.

New aviation high school in Bessemer aims to help students soar

In the heart of Bessemer, a new public charter school is preparing students to reach for the skies, literally. The Alabama Aerospace and Aviation High School welcomes around 150 9th and 10th graders on Monday and it’s a moment founder and Principal Ruben Morris has been looking forward to for years.

Meet Incumbent Bessemer City Councilor District # 1 Jarvis Collier, Candidate Seeking Re-Election For Bessemer City Council District # 1 on August 23, 2022 - Paid for by The Committee To Re-Elect Jarvis Collier

Meet Incumbent Bessemer City Councilor District # 1 Jarvis Collier, Candidate Seeking Re-Election For Bessemer City Council District # 1 on August 23, 2022 - Paid for by The Committee To Re-Elect Jarvis Collier 709 4th Ave North Bessemer, AL 35020. Meet Incumbent Bessemer City Councilor District # 1 Jarvis...

Leeds PD arrest two on drug charges

From The Tribune staff reports LEEDS — The Leeds Police Department (LPD) arrested two people on Wednesday, August 17, at approximately 12:35 p.m. According to the LPD, officers had previously obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 8300 block of 12th Avenue South in Birmingham. “The LPD and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics […]

Stolen cars playing large role in exhibition driving epidemic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Camaros, Challengers and Chargers are three of the most stolen cars in the Magic City. Investigators now saying the stolen vehicles are now playing a large role in exhibition driving. “These Challengers, Chargers and Camaros. The most stolen car in Birmingham right now is the Challenger....

How to get tickets to The Eagles almost sold out show in Birmingham

Everyone’s favorite band, The Eagles, will stop at Legacy Arena at The BJCC in Birmingham Monday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. for its “The Eagles Hotel California 2022 Tour.”. The show will include some of the band’s greatest hits, including songs from its infamous album (and namesake for the tour) “Hotel California.”
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Your thrifting finds just got better at The Foundry Thrift Stores

We know you’ve probably seen someone’s thrift haul on TikTok or Instagram and you now want to do your own. Thrifting isn’t just a budget and environmentally friendly form of shopping, but it’s also so easy to do at The Foundry’s Thrift Stores in Pelham and Cullman. Keep reading to learn how you can help rebuild lives by shopping and donating items to The Foundry’s Thrift Stores.

Bessemer Police make safety a top priority ahead of upcoming football season

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — Area law enforcement agencies are getting ready to take on football season. High school football is a highlight for many communities. However, in light of recent gun violence in the area and across the country, safety is in the back of everyone’s mind. This is especially true for local law enforcement agencies. Bessemer […]

The Family Feud Between Attorneys Is Growing Deeper

Following a Protection From Abuse and Restraining order filed against Cullman Attorney Kimberly Drake by Jefferson County Attorney Stewart Springer, Attorney Thomas Drake, Kimberly’s husband, filed a lawsuit Thursday afternoon against Springer in the amount of $50,000,000 for her damages and injuries; plus punitive damages. Drake filed the complaint in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama. Case number 01-CV-2022-902445.00.

Bessemer mayor faces challengers on Tuesday

Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley is facing three challengers in the upcoming municipal election on Tuesday, Aug. 23. State Rep. Louise Alexander, a Bessemer flower shop owner and former member of the Bessemer City Council who ran unsuccessfully for state senate district 19 in the May 24 primary, is one of the three challengers.