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NFL World Reacts To Bo Scarbrough's Big Accomplishment

Former Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough has won his third championship as a player (his first outside of college). Scarbrough played for the Birmingham Stallions in the inaugural season of the USFL and helped them win the championship against the Philadelphia Stars. He finished that game with 135 yards and...
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Man arrested for murder after Tuscaloosa County crash

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A Hueytown man has been arrested and charged with murder after a single-vehicle crash in April left a man dead. According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Lannie Hyde, 40, of West Blocton, was killed when he was hit by the Ford Focus of Micah Anderson, 28, of Hueytown at approximately 11:32 a.m. on April 15 in Tuscaloosa County.

Ramsay High School graduate crowned Miss Collegiate America 2022

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ramsay High School 2019 graduate Kennedy Whisenant was crowned Miss Collegiate America 2022 in Little Rock, Arkansas last Thursday. The Clark Atlanta University student made history by becoming the first African American woman to win Miss Georgia Collegiate America 2022 which paved the way for her to compete on the national level. Kennedy is now the second African American woman to win the Miss Collegiate America title.

Name of white supremacist group seen in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The name of supremacist group has been seen in Birmingham. Patriot Front is a hate group formed after the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Birmingham city leaders are cleaning it up ahead of the World Games. Learn more in the video above.
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Apartment residents demand tighter security after recent car break-ins

In two days, roughly 15 cars were broken into at Tapestry Park at Montclair Apartments in Birmingham, according to people who live there. Residents said it’s not the first time break-ins have happened. Some residents are scared the break-ins will continue and worry their homes could be next. Taylor...

What is City Walk in Birmingham?

From July 7-17, The World Games Plaza will occupy the new City Walk in Birmingham. It’s a 1.5-mile linear park that stretches from 15th Street North to 25th Street North under the Interstate 59/20 overpass bridges. It’s a 31-acre, 10-block project built on a master plan by Barge Design...

ALDOT plans more diverging diamond intersections

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Alabama Department of Transportation is so happy with its diverging diamond intersection in Baldwin County that it’s planning more, including one in Mobile. ALDOT spokesman James Gordon said the agency is targeting Virginia Street as part of the proposed new Mobile Bay Bridge project....

Yo’ Mama’s Receives James Beard Foundation Grant, Only One in AL

Yo’ Mama’s, a homegrown lunch and brunch place in downtown Birmingham, has long enjoyed a loyal local (and regional) following. And last year, the eatery attracted some welcome, timely national attention, too. Yo’ Mama’s was one of about three dozen restaurants around the country – and the only...

Metro Roundup: New development coming behind Mark’s Outdoor Sports

Nine homes will be coming to the end of Vestavia Forest Drive as part of a development by RW Development, led by John Mark Rives and Eric Wade. The 7.5-acre development was split into nine lots, with Rives saying the goal was not to fit as many homes as possible in the secluded area, but to make the homes and subdivision environmentally friendly.

Come One, Come All as The World Games 2022 Begin

With all the excitement surrounding the mammoth World Games 2022, beginning July 7 in metro Birmingham, some have been asking: Can I still get there from here?. The response is clear from the city’s tourism officials and downtown advocates: Come on down!. “Our assessment is, downtown is ready –...

Final World Games preparations nearing completion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The World Games are almost upon us and crews are still working to wow the world with tomorrow’s opening ceremony. However, the fun won’t be limited to just Protective Stadium. City Walk is filled with dozens of tents and opportunities for fun. “We consider...

Pandemic-delayed World Games open in Birmingham a year late

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Delayed a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Games open Thursday in Alabama featuring more than 3,600 athletes participating in non-Olympic events including sumo wrestling, gymnastics, pickleball, martial arts and tug of war. The opening ceremony, set for Thursday night at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, includes performances by Nelly and the band Alabama. It will kick off 10 days of competition around the metro area in nearly 40 sports with participants from about 100 nations. Organizers said more than 350,000 tickets have been sold, and events will be available for viewing by livestream. CBS Sports will televise 12 hours of coverage. Some competitions already have been held. Hundreds of people turned out in Oxford, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Birmingham, for exhibition games between the USA Softball Women’s National Team, Team Australia and Team Japan.