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18-wheeler Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries Explodes at Birmingham Truck Stop
Authorities are on the scene of an explosion in the rear parking lot of a Birmingham truck stop. Birmingham firefighters and police responded early Friday afternoon to the Flying J on Daniel Payne Drive. BFRS Battalion Chief Jackie Hicks said the explosion took place on the rear of an 18-wheeler....
Jackson-Olin principal shares reaction to death of students: ‘We share the pain with the parents’
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Birmingham community is still in shock over the violence we’ve seen this past week. Two teenagers died from shootings and both attended Jackson-Olin High School. Principal Nichole Williams is devastated with the loss of both 17-year-old Caleb Whitt and 16-year-old Jada White, and says...
Car crashes into gas station sparking fire
Adamsville, Ala. — A car crashed into the pumps of a gas station Saturday morning sparking a fire. It happened just before 9:30 a.m. at the Marathon gas station on Veterans Memorial Drive in Adamsville. Adamsville Police say the fire was quickly put out and no one was injured.
Your Week in Review for March 26, 2023
A 17-year-old is dead after a possible shootout in North Titusville. The victim has been identified as Caleb Cornandus Whitt of Birmingham. Read more here. A 25-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday evening at the Circle K gas station on Tallapoosa Street in the Inglenook community. Read more here.
6 Alabama farmers markets to check out this spring
It’s prime time for farmers markets to open across Alabama. A few may start earlier in the year, generally when the first strawberries grown nearby are ripe enough to pick. But April is the most popular month for market seasons to begin. At the beginning, you’ll see more arts...
Clinic provided free dental care to those in need in Birmingham area
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Cahaba Valley Health Care recently held free clinics for patients from Firehouse Ministries. The nonprofit organization said dentists and community volunteers were there to help at least three dozen folks in need of dental work. "We don't always think about dental work being critical, but when...
Sean of the South By Sean Dietrich: ‘He is risen’
A few years ago I attended my first Catholic mass in a busy church outside Birmingham. It was Easter Sunday. I sat in the nosebleed section. People greeted me with the words, “He’s risen.”. And because I was not raised under a rock, I answered with: “He’s risen...
Experts push seatbelt safety after 3-year-old ejected from car & killed in Tuscaloosa County
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Driving experts are urging you to buckle up your kids when you are in the car, this after a 3-year-old was killed in a crash in Tuscaloosa County this week. ALEA said a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old passenger were not using seat belts or child restraints...
Jefferson County prepared to fix potholes caused by excessive rain
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - We’ve seen a lot of rain in Central Alabama over the last week and it’s expected to continue Friday night into Saturday morning. All of that rain and flooding can impact the roads we drive on, even after the severe threat is over. AAA...
Local law enforcement and community members call community to action following continuous reign of gun violence
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Gun violence continues to plague the streets of Birmingham, and local law enforcement are calling the community to action. Birmingham Police said our community has experienced an unnecessary amount of heartbreak with nine homicides in just over 10 days. Two of the victims were teenagers. On the heels of a week […]
Crisis center now open after staffing challenges
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Birmingham metro area has a new resource for residents in crisis. The Craig Crisis Center opened recently, after being delayed from an earlier planned opening date in February. The facility faced a staffing shortage causing that delay, but now its doors are open. The center...
2 Birmingham restaurants named finalists for James Beard Awards
The Oscars of the culinary world--better known as the James Beard Awards--are happening in New York City on April 26, and two Birmingham restaurants are on the ballot in select categories.
BPD looking for 27-year-old missing woman
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Police need your help finding a missing woman. Keneisha Andrews, 27, was last seen March 23 in the 5200 block of Avenue Q in Birmingham. Birmingham Police say Andrews suffers from a medical condition that affects her judgment. Andrews is described as 4′10″ and weighs...
Iron City Grill closing, but keeping private events and bar service
Iron City Grill announced on social media this week that it is closing on Saturday, April 1st after serving pre-show dinners. According to their statement, despite the closure of the dining area, the eatery will continue to host private events and offer bar service during concerts and shows at the popular entertainment venue.
Easter 2023: 10 events in Birmingham for a hopping good time
If you haven’t made plans for Easter fun, better hop to it. Several festive events are scheduled in the Birmingham metro area, many of them focused on children, colored eggs and outdoor scavenging. Here are 10 that caught our eye, all bunny approved. EASTER EGG HUNT AND SPRING MARKET.
Birmingham Stallions 2023 USFL Breakdown: Defensive Line
We kicked this series off by looking at the Birmingham Stallions offensive roster. Now, we turn to the defensive side of the ball. Led by veteran defensive coach John Chavis, aka “The Chief,” the Stallions’ defense was one of the best in the league last year. They allowed the fewest yards per game and the second-fewest points per game during the regular season. The Stallions would not have been able to make their USFL championship run without being so stout on this side of the ball.
LJCC to host Food and Culture Fest
Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center Birmingham is bringing back an annual event this month. The Jewish Food and Culture Fest returns on Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can visit the Levite Field at the “J” and enjoy recipes that have been passed down for generations including brisket, falafel, corned beef, matzah ball soup and mandelbrot.
UAB President Ray Watts ‘Improving UAB means improving Birmingham’
As UAB wraps up Forging the Future, its previous five-year strategic plan for growth, university President Dr. Ray Watts says their plan for the next five years is already prepped for release. 2023 marks the tenth year Watts has served as president of UAB and as AL.com’s Rebecca Griesbach previously...
Parents can get a citation if children break Birmingham’s curfew ordinance
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - We’re digging deeper into the city of Birmingham’s curfew ordinance after three kids were shot this week, with two high school students losing their lives. Two of the shootings happened late night, calling for Birmingham Police to remind parents of the city’s curfew. Kids...
15-year-old shot in St. Clair County in critical condition
A 15-year-old male was shot in Pell City on Thursday afternoon and is in critical condition, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office.
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