CRIME & SAFETY
3-month-old killed by family's pet 'wolf-hybrid' in Alabama
A 'wolf-hybrid' kept as a pet by a family in Alabama attacked and killed their 3-month-old on Thursday, authorities said. Deputies were called to the home in Chelsea around 1 p.m. to respond to reports of an animal attack, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release on Facebook.
Weekly Safety Report: Deadly Shootings and Shoplifting Incidents in Jefferson County, Alabama
This week in Jefferson County, Alabama, there were several incidents that occurred, including a deadly shooting in Fultondale, a shooting in Graysville resulting in a man's death, a fatal stabbing in Bessemer, and multiple shoplifting charges in Trussville.
Discover the 5 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Hoover, Alabama
Hoover is an Alabama city in Jefferson and Shelby counties. It is part of the Birmingham metropolitan area. About 92,435 people live there, and the city is famous for its shopping malls, sports facilities, and natural beauty. In any case, there are some parts of Hoover where crime is higher...
Boyfriend pleads guilty in 2020 killing of Tiffany Osborne whose body was found under a mattress
The boyfriend of a Midfield woman whose decomposing body was found under an old mattress in Bessemer pleaded guilty today in her 2020 death. Cedric Earl Watts Jr., 39, was initially charged with murder in the death of Tiffany Osborne, a 30-year-old mother who vanished Feb 17, 2020. Her remains were found two months later in an industrial area off Lakeshore Parkway.
Weekly Safety Report: Vestavia Hills Man Charged with Money Laundering, New Police Chief Appointed
A Vestavia Hills man has been charged with laundering millions of dollars from businesses in an email scam. The suspect, Robert Carleton Howard, is accused of participating in a scheme that used fake email accounts to target American businesses and launder $2.3 million in illicit funds. In other news, the Vestavia Hills Police Department has named Shane Ware as the new police chief following the passing of former Chief Danny P. Rary. Ware, who has been with the department since 2000, has served in various roles and holds a master's degree in Justice.
Birmingham musician charged for role as co-conspirator in stolen checks scheme
A Birmingham-area musician and a co-conspirator have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a check fraud scheme.
Weekly Safety Report: Shootings and Tragedies Plague Birmingham, Alabama
This week in Birmingham, Alabama, there were several incidents involving shootings resulting in fatalities and injuries. These incidents occurred in different neighborhoods and involved various circumstances. The Birmingham Police Department responded to each incident and investigations are ongoing.
Adamsville Police Officer Faces Charges of Public Intoxication and Trespassing in Jasper
In a recent turn of events, an Adamsville police officer, Joey Darty, finds himself on leave following his arrest in Jasper over the weekend. The 41-year-old officer is now facing charges of public intoxication and third-degree criminal trespassing, as confirmed by the Jasper police. The incident leading to Darty’s arrest...
Woman pleads guilty to misdemeanor in death of Birmingham father fatally struck while riding scooter
A 24-year-old woman has pleaded guilty in last year’s death of a 38-year-old husband and father who was fatally struck while riding a scooter on Birmingham’s Five Mile Road. Erica Nicole Williams, 24, was initially charged with reckless manslaughter. She pleaded guilty this week to a reduced charge...
Tragic Afternoon Shooting Claims Life in West Birmingham, Adding to City’s Disturbing Homicide Statistics
A somber turn of events unfolded in west Birmingham as a man, initially injured in afternoon gunfire, has now succumbed to his injuries, according to reports. The incident transpired at precisely 4:01 p.m. in the 2600 block of Avenue C in Birmingham. Sergeant LaQuitta Wade confirmed that Birmingham Fire and...
Robbery suspects lead police, Star 1 helicopter on chase from Homewood to Birmingham; 3 in custody
A chase that began in Homewood Thursday night ended on Interstate 59/20 in Birmingham with three people in custody. Jefferson County’s Star 1 helicopter assisted in that pursuit, and then again a short time later with a different incident in Homewood. Homewood police responded shortly before 8:30 p.m. to...
Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident on Erwin Dairy Road in North Jefferson County
Categories: News Just before 7:00 PM last night, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 3300 block of Erwin Dairy Road in North Jefferson County, on reports of a single vehicle traffic accident. The 62-year-old male driver was transported from the scene to UAB hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival. Deputies are conducting the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.Visit here for more details.
19-year-old shot during reported home invasion in Bessemer identified
A teen who died from a shooting in Bessemer on Tuesday has been identified as 19-year-old Nicholas Mitchell Norman, of Bessemer, by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.
Man killed in Jefferson County crash identified
UPDATE: According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s office, the man was identified as 20-year-old Hunter Paul Vance of Bessemer. JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A man was killed in a late-night Jefferson County crash Tuesday. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby called 911 to report a single vehicle crash on Groundhog Road […]
U.S. Marshals Arrest Second Suspect in Shelby County Charity Theft Case
In a recent development, U.S. Marshals have apprehended Jennifer Massie, the second suspect in a $200,000 charity theft case involving the Ark of Shelby County. Massie is currently held without bond due to a probation violation from a separate case.
Weekly Safety Report: Stabbing and Fatal Collision Shake Bessemer
Two incidents occurred in Bessemer, Alabama this week. In the first incident, a man was shot and killed after stabbing another man during an altercation. The second incident involved a head-on collision that resulted in the death of a 70-year-old woman four days later.
Birmingham Police seeking information about homicide on 1-year anniversary
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) -Saturday marks one year since a 20-year-old Birmingham man was gunned down on Finley Boulevard. Two others were also hurt in that incident. Now police are still looking for answers and asking for your help. They say a lack of evidence and people speaking up is what stopping them from cracking the case and making an arrest.
Two people injured after vehicle crashed into house in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Two people were hurt when a vehicle crashed into a house in Birmingham. According to the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service, crews were called to James Street at South Street in the Dolomite area just before 3 p.m. Fire crews found a vehicle had crashed into...
7 people charged with shoplifting in Trussville
TRUSSVILLE — Seven people have been charged with shoplifting in Trussville between Oct. 24 and Nov. 27 according to the Trussville Police Department. According to the report, those charged are Salma Bocanegra Tomas of Pinson, John Brown of Birmingham, Kelsey Dougherty of Birmingham, Ta’Darrius Ellington of Birmingham, Letara Johnson of Birmingham, Amanda Parker of Birmingham and Delridge Quinn of Birmingham.
Evergreen man killed in head-on collision with tractor-trailer
An Evergreen man died Friday when his vehicle collided head-on with a tractor-trailer in Monroe County, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. The accident occurred just before 5 a.m. Friday on U.S. 84, just one mile east of Repton, when a 2016 Nissan Altima driven by 34-year-old Jonathon L. Wilson collided with a 2016 Mack tractor-trailer driven by 51-year-old Scottie Smith of Frisco City.