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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...
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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...

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.”

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....

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.

Swift pleads not guilty

After being indicted by Dyer County Grand Jury, David Swift, 54, was arrested in Birmingham, AL for the death of his wife, Karen Swift. Karen Swift, 44, was last seen by David Swift on October 30, 2011. After weeks of searching, Swifts body was found on December 10, 2011 near her home. An autopsy report stated blunt force trauma to the head caused Swifts death.

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 […]

FIRST ALERT: Showers and storms possible through Friday evening, but nothing widespread

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - We are tracking scattered showers and storms moving east and northeast across central Alabama. The activity has behaved so far and primary threats have been locally heavy rainfall and lightning. A strong storm can’t be ruled out with gusty winds and small hail though. Keep a watch on any notifications you might receive from the WBRC First Alert Weather App. Lightning alerts pay especially attention to if you’ll be out at the Barons Game or a high school football game this evening. The coverage lowers to 30 percent this evening and overnight.

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.
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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.

Menu Tracker: New items from Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell and Outback Steakhouse

Taco Bell has long been praised by animal rights groups and vegetarians for its many high-protein vegetarian options, thanks to the fact that beans are always on offer on the menu, but the chain is also testing the waters of meat substitutes, but only in Birmingham, Ala., at the moment. Alabama might seem like an unusual choice to test plant-based protein, but many chains have reported enthusiastic trial of these meat analogs across the country, not just in the trendy coastal areas where their popularity might be expected. The challenge is getting people to come back for more once they have tried it the first time. Maybe Taco Bell will lead the way in establishing whether customers prefer plant-based meat analogs over actual plants, such as beans.

Inmate found dead in open dormitory at Alabama Correctional Facility

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — An inmate serving a life sentence in prison was found dead at William Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer Tuesday morning. Anthony J. Gay, 42, was found unresponsive in an open dormitory by other inmates at approximately 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. By 6:09 a.m., he was […]