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Fairfield man pleads guilty to DUI crash on I-59 that killed 2
A Fairfield man pleaded guilty Friday to the DUI traffic crash deaths of two of his friends three years ago. Timberland Kinte Laster, 25, was charged with two counts of murder in the Feb. 27, 2021, deaths of Montez Undra Tolbert Jr., 25, of Bessemer, and Bishop Jones, 23, of Hueytown.
8th person arrested in murder of Mahogany Jackson in Birmingham
On Friday, the Birmingham Police Department announced the arrest of an eighth suspect in connection to the murder of Mahogany Jackson, a 20-year-old woman who was found dead in Birmingham on Monday.
Central Alabama counties hit with flooding as rain moves through state
Multiple areas of central Alabama experienced flooding Friday morning as rain moved through the state. Law enforcement agencies in Blount County, Cherokee County, and Jefferson County reported impacted areas. Areas in Blount County included as of 11:00 a.m. were Fall Branch Road, between Pine Mountain Cir and Mize Rd. in...
‘Hearts are broken’ for Dakota Graves, Mortimer Jordan student killed in crash on her birthday
The Mortimer Jordan High School student killed in a traffic crash is being remembered for her love for her family and her support of her school. Dakota Graves was killed midday Wednesday in a head-on crash in northern Jefferson County. She was killed on her 17th birthday. Graves had been...
No charges will be filed in deadly shooting inside east Birmingham home
The fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man inside an east Birmingham home this week has been ruled justifiable. The Birmingham Police Department announced Friday no criminal charges will be filed in the slaying of Jeremy Andrews. Officers were dispatched shortly before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to house in the 7800 block...
Jefferson County Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, Jefferson County reported a total of 8 crime cases, indicating a significant concern for local safety. The majority of these cases were shootings, accounting for 6 out of the 8 reported crimes. This is an alarming 75% of all cases, suggesting a severe prevalence of gun violence in the area. In addition, there was one reported assault case, constituting 12.5% of the total crimes. The remaining 12.5% was categorized as 'Other', which included a distressing incident of a 20-year-old individual reported missing. The data underscores the urgent need for effective law enforcement measures to curb the escalating violence and ensure the safety of the residents in Jefferson County.
3 injured, including infant, following Jefferson County chase
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Three people were sent to the hospital, including an infant, following a chase in Jefferson County involving an alleged stolen vehicle. According to Lt. Joni Money with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies attempted a traffic stop on a possible stolen vehicle at around 4:30 p.m. The vehicle did not stop […]
🚨 Update: Crash on I-65 Shoulder in Birmingham, AL
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alabama. Local travelers are advised to proceed with caution due to a reported crash on the right shoulder of I-65 in Birmingham, Alabama. The incident is causing potential hazards on the roadway. Officials have not provided specific details regarding the cause of the crash or any potential injuries involved. Commuters should remain vigilant and consider alternate routes if possible to avoid delays. Please stay tuned for any further updates on this matter.
20-year-old charged with capital murder in Birmingham drive-by that killed 4 longtime friends
A 20-year-old suspect has been charged in the drive-by shooting that killed four longtime friends in Birmingham. Lamarion Tykese Charlie, of Birmingham, is charged with capital murder in the deaths of Talton “TJ” Tait, 36, as Cortez Ray, 32, Terrell Edwards, 38, and Kevin McGhee, 38. Charlie was...
Inside the Challenges of Living in Jefferson County’s Riskiest City in Alabama
In Alabama’s Jefferson County, there is a city that distinguishes itself for an unfortunate reason. Fairfield, situated as a suburb of Birmingham, has earned the title of the most dangerous city in the county. Despite its population of approximately 10,000, Fairfield’s crime rate is a staggering 333% higher than the national average.
Moundville man charged in double homicide in Jefferson County, had been charged with shooting 3-year-old sister in 2022
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Moundville man has been arrested and charged with a double homicide, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Joni Money. Money said on February 28, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and agents from the U.S. Marshals Taskforce received information on the location of Leon Walker, Jr., 20, of Moundville.
Four-year-old injured in Halloween hit-and-run returns home after four month stay in hospital
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A little boy is finally out of the hospital after being critically injured in a hit-and-run Halloween night. He’s still got a long way to go in his recovery but his family wants to give everyone who’s been following the story of Steven King Allen an update.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office holds crisis intervention training
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Training Center is making sure it is ready and prepared when it comes to a crisis.
Jessie Holmes left Alabama to search for his purpose. Over 4,000 miles away, he found it in the Iditarod
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Jessie Holmes makes his way to his truck, parked nearly 30 miles away from his doorstep in the bush of Brushkana, Alaska. Holmes has lived in this little sliver of the Denali Highway for years, but during the winter, the main road is usually blocked due to snow. Outside of his […]
Intense Debate: Woman Texts Family About Hostage Situation, Found Fatally Shot Within 24 Hours
Woman who messaged family that she was being held hostage found shot to death less than a day later. The tragic news of Mahogany Jaquise Jackson, a 20-year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, who was found shot dead hours after she messaged her family that she was being held hostage, has stirred up a wave of emotions among the public. The incident, which occurred three days ago, has been a topic of intense discussion. Six people have been taken into custody, including two women charged with capital murder during kidnapping, but no formal charges have been made. The investigation is ongoing.
Center Place Apartments demolished in Titusville neighborhood
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — In Titusville, the final units of an apartment building over 40 years old are now demolished. The final three apartments of the Center Place Apartments were demolished. Crews removed the remaining rubble from the apartments Friday. Birmingham City Councilor Crystal Smitherman says those apartments had become grounds for criminal activity over […]
BPD highlights importance of community help in investigations after 8th arrest made in Mahogany Jackson homicide
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police say help from the community continues to play a big role in their investigations after an 8th arrest was made in connection with the killing of Mahogany Jackson. “I can tell you right now from speaking to community members this case outraged everyone,” said...
The Weather Authority: More clouds than sun today
COOL DAY: While we could see a few intervals of sun today, clouds will linger in many areas with a high in the 50s this afternoon. The average high for Birmingham on Leap Day (February 29) is 63. A few scattered sprinkles of rain are possible during the day, but rain becomes more likely across Alabama tonight and tomorrow as a wave aloft approaches from the west. Some thunder is possible tomorrow, but the air will be cool and stable and there is no risk of severe storms. Highs hold in the 50s tomorrow for most communities.
Birmingham police searching for missing 14-year-old
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is searching for a 14-year-old runaway. According to the BPD, Joe Harrell Jr. was last seen in the 10 block of Watertown Circle on Sunday. He left the location with an unknown friend and has possibly been spotted in the Kingston area.
Family and friends hold candlelight vigil for woman allegedly kidnapped, killed
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Friends and family are coming together to honor the life of Mahogany Jackson. On Wednesday, the Birmingham Police Department held a press conference announcing that seven people have been arrested in connection to Jackson's death. Police confirm Jackson had texted her family on Sunday, Feb. 25...