Authorities in Cleburne County are investigating the drowning of a Hoover teenager. It happened just after 12:00 Wednesday afternoon at Lake Cheaha. Crews recovered the body of the 19-year-old male about three hours later. The teen was swimming with a friend, who saw the victim go under the water. The initial investigation suggests that the drowning was accidental. The identity of the teen has not yet been released, pending notification of family members. More>>
A wildfire continues to burn out of control in western Jefferson County today. More>>
A Jefferson County judge ruled the state superintendent violated due process rights when the state took over Birmingham City Schools. More>>
Northport Fire Rescue has added an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or “drone” to their Special Operations Unit. More>>
Angela McCall was killed. The suspect, 25-year-old Sylvester Taylor, is charged with manslaughter involving a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. More>>
Mayor Bell is the president of the African American Mayors Association.
Birmingham retirees are not happy about the 30% increase in their health insurance plans passed by city councilors Tuesday. Meanwhile, UAB has launched a new online medical clinic that would allow patients to stay home and receive prescriptions via the internet. Check out these stories and others in your Wednesday morning headlines.
Many city and school board races will be decided in a runoff at a later date.
Hundreds of Hoover elementary school students could be affected next school year by a new school zoning proposal. Hoover City Schools Superintendent Andy Craig wants to redraw attendance zones for the area's elementary schools. Craig says the plan would alleviate overcrowding at some of those campuses. A private meeting was held Tuesday night with residents of the Lake Crest community. The proposed plan would split the community between Trace Crossings and Gwin Elementary Schools. It would al... More>>
Mayor Sherman Guyton (I): 56% J. Holland: 18% Mitchell James: 24% Michael Shell 2% District 1 Billy J. Harris (I): 43% Cynthia L. Toles: 57% District 2 Warren Alexander Dates: 34% Deverick Williams (I): 66% District 3 Robert Avery (I): 32% Thomas Earl Worthy: 68% District 4 Luther D. Abel: 18% Robert (Bob) Echols (I): 63% Mike Goodson: 19% District 5 Gloria Allenstein: 18% Billy F. Billingsley, Sr.: 41% Bill C. Stewart (I): 41% District 6 Johnny Cannon (I): 67% Alfred (Al) Oyler: 33% District... More>>
This week, the NTSB accused UPS and a pilots union of violating its public comment restrictions and, in essence, kicked the groups out of the investigation of Flight 1354's crash in Birmingham. More>>
The cost of health insurance is going up for city retirees in Birmingham. This morning, the City Council approved a 30 percent increase, which is more than what retirees paid last year. Needless to say, retirees weren't happy with the increase. More>>
It's been a debate all summer, who will run the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter.After complaints arose about how the shelter was being run earlier this year a task force was formed to investigate the issues and provide a solution for the future.One idea was to allow the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department to run the shelter using inmates as staff.The task force met this week and has come up with a plan for the future. Although it hasn't been made official the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelte... More>>
Gainous made the statement outside the Escambia County Courthouse Monday afternoon before a bond hearing. More>>
The apartment was one of several in the area targeted by the thieves.