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Feds indict 7 in drug, cell phone smuggling scheme at Alabama prison
A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday charges seven individuals for their participation in a prison-based telephone scam and conspiring to smuggle cell phones, controlled substances, and other contraband to inmates at the William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer. U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in...
Shelby County: Two Deputies Shot; Suspect in Custody
WAKA 8 is following a breaking story from Shelby County, in the Birmingham area, where two sheriff’s deputies have been shot. The shooting happened this morning on Bradford Place, which is in the Meadowbrook area, just off U.S. Highway 280. ABC 33/40 in Birmingham reports that the Hoover Police...
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.
One person shot in Birmingham parking lot
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police are responding to a shooting that took place Wednesday morning. The incident took place on 2nd Avenue North near 4th Street North. One person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities are questioning one person. This is a developing story and will...
Bye Bye Birmingham. Discount Retailer Closing All Stores with Everything on Sale
Discount retailerTuesday Morningis closing hundreds of stores, including all locations in Birmingham, Alabama. The retail industry is struggling with major chains closing stores across the United States.
Birmingham police investigate 5th homicide in 2 days
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham police are investigating a deadly shooting Wednesday, the fifth once since Monday. It happened around 2 a.m. at a home in the 2600 block of Hemlock Avenue, a few blocks from Wenonah High School. Officers found Fredrick Carnell Sykes, 44, lying inside the home who...
Overnight Birmingham shooting victim identified
A 44-year-old man shot and killed overnight was identified Wednesday morning as Fredrick Carnell Sykes.
Man gets 30 years in prison for deadly shooting at Homewood Motel 6
A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to prison following his conviction in a deadly shooting at a Homewood motel. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Michael Streety this week sentenced Devonta Jamal Ephraim to 30 years in state prison in the 2021 slaying of Anthony David Decola at the Motel 6. A...
Birmingham woman pleads guilty in killing of husband at couple’s Ensley home
A Birmingham woman has pleaded guilty to the 2019 shooting death of her husband. Cheryl Charmayne Watts entered her plea to a reduced charge of manslaughter Tuesday before Jefferson County Circuit Judge Michael Streety. Watts was initially charged with murder in the slaying of 41-year-old Hassan Mallette. Jury selection was...
One injured in morning shooting in Birmingham
One person was injured in a shooting Wednesday morning in Birmingham.
Shooting investigation on Second Avenue North
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — One person in custody after shooting on Second Avenue North Wednesday morning. Police said the shooting happened inside a vehicle and appears to be domestic related. The victim was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment. WVTM 13 has more.
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...
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 […]
2 New England Cities Make ‘Most Dangerous in America’ List for 2023
Ruh Roh Raggy. The headline is true, two New England cities have officially made a list, and not the good kind. Two cities in New England have been included in the top 100 'Most Dangerous Cities' in America for 2023. The list comes from a Neighborhood Scout article, based on...
February shooting death of 24-year-old man in Birmingham ruled justified; no charges filed
The February shooting death of a 24-year-old man in Birmingham has been ruled justifiable. Birmingham police on Wednesday announced no criminal charges will be filed in the slaying of Marquis Kantrell Drakes Jr. Officers responded at noon that Wednesday – Feb. 22 - to a report of a person shot...
Traffic disruptions coming to McCalla, elsewhere next year, Jefferson County officials say
If you live in or near McCalla in west Jefferson County, expect change in traffic patterns soon. Jefferson County’s roads and transportation department is directing its focus towards part of McCalla where the new UAB Medical West Hospital and Smucker’s plant are being built, according to Jefferson County Manager Cal Markert.
‘This is unacceptable, Birmingham deserves better,’ chief says after 4 killed in 36 hours
Birmingham Police Chief Scott Thurmond on Tuesday addressed a spate of violence in the city that left four men dead in 36 hours. “This is unacceptable, and Birmingham deserves better,’’ Thurmond said in a press statement. “This is very disturbing not only for our officers and detectives, but...
Pelham man charged in deadly shooting
PELHAM – A Pelham man has been charged with murder and menacing after an argument left a 32-year-old man dead on Sunday, March 5. Nehemiah Scroggins, 39, has been charged for the crime and is being held in the Shelby County Jail after allegedly killing Deon Levonte King-Smith. King-Smith, a North Carolina resident, was found on the scene suffering from a gunshot wound when officers arrived and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Small turnout to first exhibition driving town hall meeting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Tuesday’s exhibition driving town hall crowd was small but empowered. A handful of community members taking the chance to voice their opinions on this year’s proposed exhibition driving legislation to Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway, state Representative Juandalynn Givan and Jefferson County Commissioner Shelia Tyson. Some people at the town hall […]
Birmingham man killed during assault identified
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A 29-year-old Birmingham man was shot and killed during a reported assault Monday. According to Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, James Lee Washington was shot on the 300 block of 1st Avenue North around 11:28 a.m. Washington was transported to UAB Hospital for treatment where he was later pronounced dead. Birmingham Police […]
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