CRIME & SAFETY
Georgia man, Alabama man arrested on meth charges after traffic stop in Florence County
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Two people were arrested Friday after a search during a traffic stop found firearms and multiple narcotics, deputies said in a news release. Charles Lerell Jackson, 45, of Atlanta, Georgia, was arrested and charged with trafficking in meth, unlawful carrying of a pistol and possession of a weapon during a […]
15-year-old girl dies following afternoon shooting in Fairfield; teen boy charged
An investigation is underway after a teen girl was shot Saturday in Fairfield. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 3:44 p.m. to the 5000 block of Parkway. Sheriff’s Lt. Joni Money said the 15-year-old girl was taken to Children’s of Alabama. She was later pronounced dead.
15-year-old girl dies after Jefferson County shooting
A 15-year-old girl died after she was shot in Fairfield on Saturday afternoon.
Two people killed in fiery car crash in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham Fire and Rescue and Search are investigating a fiery car crash that left two people dead. It happened on University Boulevard and 9th Street South around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Officials say they found the car against the bridge structure on the I-65 underpass. No...
Teenager shot in Fairfield dies
Juvenile arrested for murder in Fairfield
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of an individual shot in the 500 block of Parkway in Fairfield Saturday afternoon. Upon arrival, deputies found a a 15-year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Children’s Hospital where she later succumbed...
Woman stuck above train tracks safe after hours-long rescue operation in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A woman who was trapped above railroad tracks is safe after being rescued in Birmingham's eastern section Friday night. It happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. at Georgia Road & Oporto-Madrid Boulevard South. When Birmingham Fire and Rescue crews arrived, they found a woman who appeared to...
Ensley man held on $1.5 million bond after drug bust
JEFFERSON CO., Ala. (WBRC) - Detectives in the Vice and Narcotics Division with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office found illegal drugs: methamphetamine and fentanyl, and three firearms in the possession of a man from Ensley. After obtaining a search warrant for a home in the 1700 block 51st Street, detectives...
2 killed in Birmingham car fire
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — An early morning car fire in Birmingham left two people dead early Sunday morning. According to Birmingham Fire and Rescue, crews responded to a single-car accident in the vicinity of University Blvd. and 9th St. South at around 3:30 a.m. on reports of a fire. Upon arrival, crews found one vehicle […]
BPD investigating homicide after Saturday night shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police is investigating a Saturday night homicide that left a man dead. According to BPD, officers arrived to the 400 block of 78th Street South at around 10:45 pm on reports of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers found a man lying unresponsive in a parking lot, suffering from […]
Man shot multiple times in Birmingham’s Ensley community in targeted attack
A man was critically injured in what appeared to be an ambush shooting Saturday afternoon in Ensley. The gunfire erupted about 5:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Avenue L. The victim, believed to be in his early 20s, was taken to UAB Hospital where he was undergoing surgery. Police said he was shot multiple times, and his injuries are considered life-threatening.
Shooting victim hospitalized in 'targeted attack' by group of people
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham police are looking for a group of people they say opened fire on a man Saturday evening. Officers received a call at 5:15 p.m. about a shooting in the 1500 block of Avenue L in Ensley. When they arrived, they saw a man on the...
Jefferson Co. Coroner: Pedestrian struck, killed in Hueytown
HUEYTOWN, Ala. (WBRC) - A man was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on the roadway in Hueytown Wednesday evening. The incident occurred in the 1500 block of Allison-Bonnett Memorial Drive around 8:37 p.m. The victim was taken to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Jefferson...
Manhunt for fleeing suspect ends with arrest in laundry room of a Hueytown home
A Friday-morning search for a suspect in Hueytown ended when he was found hiding in the laundry room of a home. The ordeal began about 7:30 a.m. when a Hueytown police detective spotted a vehicle driving recklessly and almost hitting the detective head-on in the area of Allison-Bonnet Memorial Drive and Townhouse Lane, police said.
Birmingham firefighters put out fire at vacant apartment complex
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham firefighters were on the scene of a fire at a vacant apartment complex early Sunday morning. Multiple units in the 2100 block of 10th Place West were on fire. Birmingham Fire and Rescue crews were able to extinguish the smoke and flames within 45 minutes of arriving on scene.
Man arrested for allegedly trafficking multiple drugs in Jefferson County
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Thursday for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine and fentanyl. Courdarius Hall, 24, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond totals over $1.5 million. He is in custody at the Jefferson County Jail. According to JCSO, officers executed […]
Hoover man beat wife and tried to suffocate her with trash bag, police say
A Hoover man is under arrest after police say he beat his wife and tried to suffocate her with a trash bag. Mardoqueo Poroj-Argueta, 37, is charged with attempted murder, first-degree kidnapping and interference with a domestic violence emergency call. Hoover police responded about 10:37 a.m. Thursday to a domestic...
1 shot in Birmingham, no life-threatening injuries
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A female who was shot Sunday evening in Birmingham does not have life-threatening injuries. According to Birmingham Police Department public information officer Truman Fitzgerald, the shooting happened on 46th Street SW and Jefferson Avenue at 5:46 p.m. There are no suspects in custody. Stay with CBS 42 for this developing story.
Basketball tournament to bring people together in Jefferson Co.
JEFFERSON CO., Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a basketball tournament with the goal of community connection. Sheriff Mark Pettway is partnering with Hoopfest 3-on-3 to hold the inaugural event, “Sheriff Mark Pettway’s Community Tour”. During this free event, a series of 3-versus-3 basketball tournaments will happen across Jefferson Co. The event will launch on June 24 and last until August 5.
Arrest Yields Fentanyl and Methamphetamine
On Thursday, May 25, 2023, detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Vice and Narcotics Division executed a search warrant in the 1700 block of 51st Street in Ensley. During the search, investigators seized 340 grams of methamphetamine and 18.4 grams of fentanyl. Also seized during the search were three firearms and over $16,000.00 in currency.
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