CRIME & SAFETY
Victim identified in deadly Fultondale shooting
FULTONDALE, Ala. — Police are investigating the shooting death of a Birmingham man over the weekend. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 30-year-old Alexander Rombley-Fernandez. The shooting happened at 4:42 a.m. on Sunday at a Fultondale mobile home community in the 2700 block of Stonefield Drive.
17-year-old Gardendale juvenile killed in Shelby County ATV crash
GARDENDALE, Ala. (WBRC) - An ATV crash that occurred at 1:20 a.m. Saturday morning has claimed the life of a 17-year-old Gardendale juvenile. Officials say that the 17-year-old was traveling on Shelby County 62, approximately three miles east of Harpersville in Shelby County, when the ATV left the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned. The juvenile was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say that the juvenile was not wearing their seatbelt at the time.
Citizens jump in to help keep first responders safe at the scene of a traffic accident in Warrior
WARRIOR, Ala. (WBRC) - Police officers dedicate their lives to protecting citizens, but recently in Warrior, it was citizens helping protect first responders. Warrior police said that they and Warrior Fire and Rescue were dispatched to a wreck in the 1000 block of Warrior Jasper Road at 10 a.m. Thursday. As first responders were treating a patient and investigating the wreck, they noticed traffic flowing smoothly around them.
Weekly Safety Report: 2-year-old found dead with fentanyl, Police chief's suspension overruled in Tarrant, Alabama
Tarrant, Alabama experienced two incidents this week that raised concerns for public safety. In the first incident, a 2-year-old girl was found dead with fentanyl in her system, leading to the mother being charged. The second incident involved the return of the embattled police chief, Wendell Major, after the city council overruled his suspension by the mayor. The council meeting became heated as accusations were made against the mayor for creating a conspiracy against the police chief.
Tarrant police officer releases email accusing chief of sharing misinformation in case
TARRANT, Ala. — Tarrant investigators expressed their frustration with the handling of arecent lawsuit by Tarrant’s mayor against Chief of Police Wendell Major on Friday. An email from Tarrant Officer Chante Crosby was received by WVTM 13 on Saturday, and it accuses the police chief of giving false information to the media from a case in the death of 2-year-old Ariyah Crawford.
Alabama mom charged after 2-year-old daughter dies with fentanyl in her system
An Alabama woman has been charged with manslaughter after her 2-year-old daughter died with fentanyl in her system, police said Tuesday. The case began at approximately 4 p.m., July 18, when officers with the Tarrant Police Department were dispatched to the 2200 block of Old Pinson Highway in Tarrant, Alabama, regarding an unresponsive 2-year old juvenile.
Possible drug lab under investigation in Warrior
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities are on the scene of a possible drug lab in Warrior. Police and the DEA are at the intersection of Arkadelphia Road, Cane Creek Road, and Warrior-Jasper Road right now. We’ll bring you more information as we get it. Get news alerts in...
DEA officers arrive at house in Warrior after reports of someone screaming for help
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is on the scene of a home in Warrior, Alabama, with the Warrior Police Department after two people called 911 and reported someone screaming for help.
22-year-old shot and killed at Ensley intersection
From The Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A 22-year-old Adamsville man was shot and killed at an Ensley intersection on Saturday, Nov. 18. At 4:01 p.m., a concerned citizen heard gunfire and saw someone lying in the road. They then called 911. Birmingham Police Department (BPD) West Precinct officers responded to the call at the […] The post 22-year-old shot and killed at Ensley intersection first appeared on The Trussville Tribune.
Daniel Williams family and friends hold vigil to remember loved one who died after reported assault in prison
PINSON, Ala. (WBRC) - Family and friends of Daniel Williams came together Sunday in Jefferson County to remember their loved one who died in prison after being found unresponsive in his dorm a few weeks ago. Around 5 p.m., Williams’ loved ones released balloons at a vigil in Pinson. His...
Saturday west Birmingham gunfire victim identified
Birmingham police have identified an Adamsville man as the victim in a fatal shooting Saturday afternoon in west Birmingham. Sgt. LaQuitta Wade said Lakevin Ralpheal Debruce, 22, died following a shooting that occurred at 4:01 p.m. in the 2600 block of Avenue C in Birmingham. Debruce died at UAB Hospital.
Discord rages in Jefferson County city with suspended police chief and ongoing lawsuits among leaders
Acrimony is high at Tarrant City Hall as the police chief remains off duty and the latest lawsuit lodged by the mayor against the city council makes its way to court. Mayor Waymon Newton placed chief Wendell Major on administrative leave Saturday, accusing him of poor performance, including blaming him for contributing to what he called confusion surrounding a shooting last week off Interstate 59 in west Birmingham.
Harpersville man charged with manslaughter after deadly bicycle hit-and-run
HANCEVILLE, Ala. (WBRC) - A man has been charged after a bicyclist was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in Hanceville. Authorities say 19-year-old Dakota R. Lamons, of Hanceville, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle Thursday, Nov. 9, at approximately 6:46 p.m. Lamons was thrown off the bicycle and pronounced dead at the scene.
Alabama woman killed in head-on collision, state troopers say
An Alabama woman was killed Monday in a head-on collision, state troopers reported. The two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. Monday, and claimed the life of a Hayden, Alabama, woman. Christina M. Bass, 45, of Hayden was fatally injured when the 2006 Pontiac Vibe that she was driving collided...
Tarrant Police Chief on Leave Following I-59 Shooting: Mayor Investigates Dispatch System Issues
Uncover the events leading up to the I-59 shooting in Birmingham, as the Tarrant Police Chief is put on leave. The Mayor investigates the reporting of a stolen vehicle and the transfer of dispatchers from the police to the fire department.