Red Roof Inn Jasper opens
Red Roof has opened the Red Roof Inn Jasper in Jasper, AL. The 58-room, pet-friendly hotel offers free parking, free in-room WiFi, free coffee in the lobby, coin laundry and a seasonal outdoor pool. The property is near a number of area landmarks and destinations, including downtown Jasper, Walker Baptist...
Lawsuit: Alabama man was allegedly denied water for over 70 hours before dying in police custody
WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — In a new court filing, lawyers for the family of Anthony “Tony” Mitchell claim he was denied water for over 70 hours in the lead up to his death in police custody in Walker County. The amended complaint, filed Monday, further details allegations initially made against several Walker County Jail […]
7-year-old killed in Walker County crash
WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in Walker County left a Memphis juvenile dead. According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the 7-year-old was a passenger in a Hyundai Tuscon when it was hit by a Jeep Grand Cherokee at around 2:55 p.m. The crash occurred on Interstate 22 near […]
Double Springs Man Arrested for Human Trafficking
On March 14, 2023, at approximately 6:30 PM, the Leeds Police Department Operations Support Unit took the Defendant Paul Allan Sellers 61, of Double Springs Alabama into custody in the 1800 Block of AshevilleRoad Leeds, Alabama. The Leeds Police Department had been investigating Mr. Paul Allan Sellers for Human Trafficking for several months.
Double Springs man, suspected of soliciting a minor girl, is facing additional charges
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ala. — A Double Springs man who was arrested for human trafficking is now facing additional charges. Leeds police said Paul Allan Sellers, 61, was arrested on March 14, suspected of human trafficking. On March 16, additional charges were obtained in St. Clair County for traveling...
Family files amended lawsuit in Walker County inmate death
WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The family of Anthony ‘Tony’ Mitchell has filed an amendment in the federal lawsuit after Mitchell died at Walker Baptist Hospital while in police custody in January. According to court documents filed Monday, Mitchell was housed in cell BK5 or the ‘drunk tank’...
Bill to impose mandatory prison for fentanyl in Alabama clears 1st hurdle
A bill to impose mandatory prison time for possessing one gram or more of pure fentanyl cleared its first hurdle today in the Alabama Legislature. The House Judiciary approved the bill by Rep. Matt Simpson, R-Daphne, which takes aim at the drug that caused overdose deaths on almost a daily basis in Jefferson County in 2021 and is connected to about 70,000 deaths a year in the United States, according to the Associated Press.
Notice of Appointment - James Loyd Lolley
TAKE NOTICE that Letters of Testamentary has been granted to Christy Michaels as Executrix of the Estate of James Loyd Lolley, on the 15th day of March, 2023 by the Honorable Sheila G. Moore, Judge of Probate Court of Winston County;. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons having claims...
JCCO: Man shot, killed on Buffalo Street in B’ham
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A man died after being shot in the 500 block of Buffalo Street on Monday night, March 20, according to authorities. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 42-year-old Kenneth Earl Harris Jr. Officials say Harris Jr. sustained gunshot wounds during a...
Summer concert series coming to Looney's Tavern
A meeting of the minds Wednesday, March 15, at the building formerly known as Sister Sarah’s restaurant brought together major contributors and supporters of the arts, not just in Winston, but Cullman County, to plan the big kickoff weekend. The goal is to have not just live entertainment but,...
42-year-old man killed in overnight shooting in western Birmingham
A man died early Tuesday following a shooting in western Birmingham. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Kenneth Earl Harris Jr. He was 42. Authorities said Harris was shot at 9:15 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Buffalo Street. He was taken to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:54 a.m.
Roundup: Daniel Boone falls in extra innings in Alabama
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — A walk-off single in the eighth inning lifted Jasper (Ala.) to an 8-7 win over Daniel Boone on Tuesday night. The Trailblazers opened with a 6-0 lead in the second inning, but the Vikings rallied with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office brings back retired Major to help with accreditation
(Hillsboro) The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is going the process to be reaccredited by CALEA the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. As this process of review continues this week, the sheriff’s office has brought back retired Major Gary Higginbotham to help out. Major Higginbotham handled the CALEA reaccreditation process for the past several years prior to retirement. He says it’s quite an experience to keep things up to speed.
Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority announces new bus routes to start in May
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority announced new connectivity and route enhancements are planned to take place in mid to late May this year. According to a press release sent by BJCTA, MAX CONNECT modifications aim to enhance efficiency, increase reliability and decrease headways between trips. Riders on routes 17 (Eastwood […]
MAX Transit Eliminates Some Bus Routes; Makes Changes to Others
Some MAX bus routes in Jefferson County will be eliminated, and others altered, said representatives of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority on Wednesday. The changes in service are aimed to enhance efficiency, increase reliability and decrease wait time between trips, according to the BJCTA. At the current moment, certain routes are seeing headways — the amount of time it takes for a bus to arrive at a stop — of one hour, according to Charlotte Shaw, CEO of the BJCTA.
Civil Rights District Groups Get Nearly $2.7M in Support From JeffCo Commission
The Jefferson County Commission today approved $2,691,642 in federal ARPA funding to organizations in the Civil Rights District to improve civil rights tourism. The $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill was enacted to speed the country’s recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jefferson County determined that tourism had been affected by the pandemic. After their applications were vetted by consulting firm Witt O’Brien, 16th Street Baptist Church, Urban Impact Inc., Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and historic Bethel Baptist Church in Collegeville were allotted funds for unique projects. Specifically:
Sheriff: Man arrested at airport who claimed he had killed 3 or 4 people
JASPER, Ala. — Walker County deputies arrested a man Friday night at the Walker County Airport who said he had killed three or four people and was trespassing at the airport. Deputy Christian Emberg arrived on the scene and detained Jeramey Daniel Vandiver, 47, of Jasper. Sheriff Nick Smith,...
Police searching for missing Pleasant Grove man
PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (WIAT) — The Pleasant Grove Police Department is looking for a man who went missing over the weekend. Delanford Edwards, 22, was last seen by his family Saturday while wearing a black and red jacket and grey sweatpants. He was also seen in a Honda Pilot, license plate 1A042N9. Any information on […]
Opinion | It’s time to put fentanyl dealers behind bars
I’m certain that many of you have heard about the drug fentanyl in the news these last few years, the powerful opioid similar to morphine or oxycodone but 100 times more powerful than both of those drugs and much more addictive and deadly. Fentanyl’s original uses included pain relief...
Highway 13 Yard Sale set for April 1
The yard sale will go from Natural Bridge to Delmar and will take place all day. For those who don’t live along Highway 13 in this area and want to participate, there will be several places available to set up yard sales. The Natural Bridge Community Center, just north of the four-way stop, will be offering spots, as will the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4543 and the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department.
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