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AMBER Alert remains active as search for 3-year-old girl kidnapped in Birmingham, Ala. continues
A person of interest is in custody while Birmingham police continue searching for a 3-year-old girl who was kidnapped Saturday night.
Published 51m at 5:58 AM
Two small children found dead at a home in Cullman Co., mother arrested
An investigation is underway after two children are found dead today in Cullman
Published October 12, 2019 at 9:30 PM
Child dies after falling out of a wagon at Children’s of Alabama
An Anniston boy died days after a wagon accident at Children's of Alabama in Birmingham.
Published October 11, 2019 at 12:11 PM
New charges filed in St. Clair County animal cruelty case
The Animal Control Officer responded to the Shady Dale Mobile Home Park on a complaint and found 47 cats and three dogs alive in the home.
Published October 7, 2019 at 10:12 PM
Man with cancer baptized days before he died
A UAB cancer patient gave his family one of their greatest gifts before he died, he was baptized. Roberts was dying of lung cancer, wheelchair-bound and unable to breathe without oxygen tubes. His last wish was to be baptized before he died.
Published September 30, 2019 at 11:48 PM
Toddler struck and killed by school bus in Calhoun County
A child dies after being hit by a school bus.
Published September 20, 2019 at 6:42 PM
Police officer dead, suspect in custody after shooting in Tuscaloosa
Authorities confirm an officer with the Tuscaloosa Police Department shot Monday in the western part of the city has died from his injuries.
Published September 16, 2019 at 11:53 PM
Plumber shot and killed while working in a home
The Etowah County Sheriff's office is investigating a the death of a man shot dead Saturday.
Published September 15, 2019 at 8:45 PM
Bessemer man home after spending more than 35 years in prison for a $50 robbery
A Bessemer man who served more than 35 years in prison for a $50 robbery is now back home.
Published August 30, 2019 at 6:24 PM
72 treated at hospitals after fumes discovered in college dorm
72 students at Lees McCrae College were taken to the hospital overnight following what appears to be a gas leak in a dormitory on campus.
Published August 30, 2019 at 11:57 AM
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey apologizes for wearing blackface in college
Governor Kay Ivey issued an apology Thursday on a decades-old skit that featured her wearing blackface.
Published August 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Man out on bond for sexual abuse of a child arrested for human trafficking in East Alabama
Authorities say Brent Lee Higginbotham confronted a female teenager in a parking lot in the 800 block of Main Street South Saturday afternoon and blocked the door of her vehicle.
Published August 20, 2019 at 4:33 PM
Birmingham man accused of reaching out to convicted 9/11 terrorist may have tipped off FBI
A Birmingham man is accused of illegally trafficking firearms across state lines.
Published August 20, 2019 at 3:49 PM
Chandler Mountain hemp crop to soon make first harvest
Soon, it will yield its first hemp crop and one of the first since Alabama first outlawed the plant in 1937 and approved applications last March.
Published August 9, 2019 at 2:59 PM
4-year-old girl dies days after being struck by stray bullet in B’ham
The 4-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet Sunday night in Gate City died on Wednesday.
Published July 31, 2019 at 3:47 PM
Court documents: ‘Stolen cellphone’ led to Willoe Watkins’ murder
Watkins was last seen in the Bessemer/McCalla area on June 17.
Published July 30, 2019 at 2:49 PM
UPDATE: Deceased suspect who shot B’ham officer identified
A Birmingham police officer was shot and the suspect is dead after an armed robbery Wednesday evening at a convenience store downtown.
Published July 19, 2019 at 10:01 AM
Police: Woman accidentally shoots her husband during road rage incident
A woman is currently in custody after shooting her husband during a road rage incident in Dodge City.
Published July 7, 2019 at 3:29 PM
DA dropping manslaughter charge against Ala. woman whose fetus died after she was shot
Jones was five months pregnant when she got into a fight with another woman in the parking lot of a Pleasant Grove shopping center.
Published July 3, 2019 at 5:55 PM
Pregnant woman shot, charged with manslaughter in death of fetus
A Pleasant Grove, Ala. woman is facing manslaughter charges after the fetus she was carrying died in a shooting.
Published June 28, 2019 at 1:14 AM
Alabama inmates accused of plotting to bomb jail; call themselves “Pinky & The Brain”
Two inmates plotted to bomb the Walker County Jail.
Published June 23, 2019 at 3:34 PM
'Be Like Kadeem’: B’ham man inspires community by cleaning up neighborhood
The 28-year-old resident was recently mentioned in a social media post by Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin for picking up trash in Titusville.
Published June 6, 2019 at 9:30 AM
Man executed for 1991 murder of Fayette County pastor
Christopher Lee Price was executed by the state of Alabama Thursday evening for the 1991 murder of 57-year-old Pastor Bill Lynn.
Published May 30, 2019 at 8:45 PM
Tyler Reddick wins Alsco 300 Xfinity Series race
The Alsco 300 Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway featured plenty of thrills and reason to cheer for fans at the track on Saturday afternoon.
Published May 25, 2019 at 10:59 PM
Hank Williams, Jr. searching for shotgun lost in Alabama
Hank Williams, Jr. is asking for your help in finding a family heirloom.
Published May 20, 2019 at 8:11 PM
UPDATE: Father dies after accidental shooting outside Chuck E. Cheese’s during diaper change
The Jefferson County Coroner has identified the victim Timothy Roshun Smith Jr.
Published April 16, 2019 at 10:05 AM
Authorities identify missing 2-year-old boy who died hours after being found in AL
Moody police and firefighters have found a 2-year-old who wandered off into the woods. He died a few hours later.
Published April 4, 2019 at 11:52 PM
Reports: AAF suspending all operations
The league is currently eight games into its 10-game regular season.
Published April 2, 2019 at 5:06 PM
Blountsville Elementary substitute teacher’s gun accidentally goes off in 1st-grade classroom
72-year-old Henry Rex Weaver was taken off campus and into custody.
Published March 22, 2019 at 4:55 PM
AL authorities: 6-year-old child calls 911 to report mother’s ‘violent death’
Investigators are on the scene in the 7800 block of Robbins Circle.
Published March 8, 2019 at 8:57 AM
Crews battle massive fire at east Charlotte apartments
Gardner-Webb goes to air for 35-27 win over Hampton Saturday afternoon on homecoming
Unbeaten App State earns top 25 ranking
‘His memory will live forever.’ Veteran Union County deputy suddenly passes away
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Registered sex offender in Rowan County faces new charges