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Woman killed in overnight shooting in Bessemer, police investigating

BESSEMER, Ala. — UPDATE: Bessemer police have arrested a man in connection to the shooting death of Kimberly Hartsfield. Officers had been given a description of a vehicle involved in the shooting. Police say that officers spotted the car Wednesday night and tried to stop it in the area...
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Trussville PD arrest man for human trafficking

From The Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Police Department arrested a man for human trafficking on Monday, August 8. According to the Trussville Police Department (TPD), 25-year-old Jose Misael Jimenez Mendoza is charged with concealing, harboring, and shielding unauthorized alien. Mendoza was transported to the Jefferson County Jail where he is being held […]

Birmingham Water Works’ solution to customer billing problems? Bring back the old boss

The Birmingham Water Works Board has hired its former general manager as a consultant to fix persistent customer billing issues. On Tuesday, the Birmingham Water Works board approved a plan to bring in Macaroy Underwood of Underwood Financial Consultants, LLC, to conduct a detailed review and analysis of customer billing and collections from Jan. 1, 2022 through July 31, 2022.

Arizona man walks across country to raise awareness about human trafficking

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – An Arizona man is walking across the country to raise awareness about human trafficking, and he stopped in Jackson on Wednesday. My Sister’s Keeper Walk is a Phoenix-based nonprofit. Frantz Beasley, who is the founder, has walked more than 2,000 miles, crossing state lines to raise awareness of human trafficking. “It’s […]

“SkyCops” now proving an extra layer of safety in Thorsby

THORSBY, Ala. (WBRC) - Two SkyCop units can now be found in Thorsby. Chief of Police, Rodney Barnett said following a few burglaries, it was time to update the town’s security cameras. “We’re a small department and nowadays you can’t have enough eyes,” said Chief Barnett. “We call it...

Woman killed, 2 injured in crash on Hwy 31 in Calera

CALERA, Ala. — Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Calera that left a woman dead, injured two others, and shut down Highway 31 for several hours Wednesday. Learn more in the video above. The wreck happened at about 9:45 a.m. north of Highway 70 and involved a tractor-trailer...

UPDATE: Birmingham PD recovers vehicle, suspect remains at large

UPDATE: Birmingham Police recovered the suspect’s vehicle, but Youitt De Witt Jones remains at large. “Our detectives were just told the person of interest’s vehicle was recovered recently in a separate incident,” Officer Truman Fitzgerald stated. “He will not be traveling in that particular vehicle.” From The Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police […]

Birmingham police searching for suspect who may have set house on fire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Detectives were told the suspects car was recovered in a separate incident. He will not be traveling in that particular vehicle. ORIGINAL: The Birmingham Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating a person of interest in an arson/homicide investigation. According to BPD Public Information Officer Truman Fitzgerald, […]

Birmingham man linked to H2K gang sentenced to federal prison on gun charge

A 23-year-old man who authorities say is linked to a dangerous street gang has been sentenced to federal prison on a gun charge. Deontra Lamar Austin was sentenced to 42 months – 3 ½ years – on a felon in possession of a firearm conviction, according to a joint announcement Wednesday by Northern District of Alabama U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona and ATF Special Agent in Charge Mickey French.

Alabama boy, 12, who fabricated story about an intruder killing his mother admits to cops that he accidentally shot her dead in their home

A 12-year-old boy confessed to accidentally shooting his mother, a 29-year-old registered nurse, after he originally claimed she was killed by an intruder in the family's Forestdale, Alabama home. Ayobiyi Cook, who friends called 'Yo-Yo', was found dead in the suburban home on the 2400 block of Freemont Avenue after...

Domestic violence suspect shot by Brighton police

A man was shot by a Brighton officer when police responded to a domestic dispute Wednesday. Officers were dispatched to a house on Main Street in Brighton just after 9:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they encountered a male suspect armed with a knife. He refused orders to drop the weapon, authorities said.

Missing Alabama Dad’s Car Found Near Body in Burning House, Cops Say

A white Toyota Corolla belonging to a missing Birmingham father of four was found Tuesday, just a block away from where Alabama authorities had responded to reports of a house fire hours earlier. Although unidentified human remains were discovered on the property after the flames were extinguished around 3 a.m., police did not immediately comment on a possible link between the two cases, according to Family and friends of Nathan Gemeinhart, a 42-year-old man who has been missing since Monday morning, told local media they continued to pray for his reappearance. “We grieve as those with deep hope,” Senior Pastor Charles Johnson of Red Mountain Church told WBRC FOX6. The pastor, who helped set up a GoFundMe to support Gemeinhart’s family, said that the vanished man was “a joy to talk to” and “a peaceful man.”

Two-A-Days: Hewitt-Trussville Huskies

Each year the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies head into the season with a stacked roster. Each year they end the season earlier than they hoped. Being in the same 7A region with Hoover and Thompson will do that to a team. So the Huskies are trying a different approach in 2022. “We are fortunate to play in […]

Alabama boy says he accidentally shot mother after giving fake story about her death: sheriff's office

Authorities in Jefferson County, Alabama, say a 12-year-old boy accidentally killed his mother, then lied about it. Deputies first responded to the scene at a home in the Forestdale community after receiving a 911 call, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said in a statement issued Saturday. They found the body of a deceased 29-year-old woman at the scene, and during their homicide investigation, learned a man was seen running away before the 911 call was made, they said.