Police say the 37 year-old female victim asked Charles to leave, and that’s when Charles attacked the victim with the bottle.
The March 2014 numbers represent 144,628 unemployed Alabamians. More>>
On June 28, authorities say the suspects forced their way into the Wylam home, shot at the twins' mother before killing the 17 year-olds. More>>
The Obama Administration is claiming victory. But Republicans on Capitol Hill are pumping the brakes, saying these new numbers don't tell the whole story. More>>
Jasper police have arrested a 32 year old man accused of sexually abusing a young girl. Gary Bryant is being held in the Walker County Jail on four counts of sexual abuse. The victim was taken to the Walker County Child Advocacy Center. Investigators say her interview there gave authorities the evidence they needed to make an arrest. More>>
Carbon Hill, Alabama is located right on the edge of Walker County and is home to about 2,000 people. "It's a wonderful place. It's a nice little clean town. We got good people here,” resident Joe Killingsworth expressed. This tiny town could soon play a major part on the national stage. ATT has selected Carbon Hill as one of 2 cities in the country to take part in a trial program on internet-based phone service. ... More>>
At Thursday night’s Hoover Board of Education meeting, school board members voted unanimously to approved a new fee structure that will accepting fees to run school bus services. However, before the fees can be applied to parents, officials say the fees must be approved by the U.S. District Court. This latest decision comes after more than a year of packed meetings filled with parents, students and officials who debat... More>>
In Fairfield, members of the city council and they mayor are not agreeing when it comes to operations of the city. Thursday, at a special called meeting, their disagreements were quite evident. A meeting was called to approve payroll for city employees. It was approved. If it was not approved employees were at risk of not getting paid. After the vote, one city leader called for an audit of the city. He and some othe... More>>
Students and faculty will return to Auburn University this morning after the school was closed yesterday.
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So far this year, the number of fire fatalities stands at 55 deaths, according to Steve Holmes, public information officer for the state. More>>
The annual event held each spring is a partnership between Better Basics and the Junior League of Birmingham.
About 600 students are participating in the University of Alabama’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference Thursday. The students are competing for cash prizes while presenting their unique research findings. One project expected to be presented is a fly exercise device expected to aid in obesity research. The student designed the device for fruit flies. The design was inspired by a Ferris-wheel styl... More>>
A Cottondale woman has died, several days after she was involved in a wreck in Tuscaloosa County. According to the Alabama State Troopers, Shawnee Box Corley, 65, died Thursday, following a wreck Saturday night on Highway 216, east of Tuscaloosa. Corley was driving a Ford Taurus, when the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a culvert. Corley was not wearing a seat belt. The woman was pronounced deceased at UAB ... More>>
A Jefferson County jury found a woman guilty of capital murder this morning.Katrina Porter is one of three people charged with the murder ofBarbara Freeman, 51, in December 2011. Kevin Porter and Alexander Carter are also charged in the case, but Katrina Porter is the only one's who been tried at this point. According to the court clerk, the jury is now in the process of recommending a sentence for the capital crime. More>>
Two 18-wheelers were involved in an accident this morning causing a traffic jam in Tuscaloosa. Police say one of the driver’s load shifted as he was coming off the 20/59 northbound exit. That driver then hit another semi-truck. One of the trucks was carrying crushed cars to a scrap yard which caused a lot of debris. Skyland Boulevard to 35th Street on I-359 was shut down as crews worked to clean the area. Drivers... More>>
After two children were removed from a home with an active meth lab yesterday, the mother has been arrested on child endangerment charges. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, 29-year-old Carla Byess was charged with two counts of chemical endangerment of a child and arrested last night. Byess is being held at the Jefferson County jail without bond.Her 5- and8-year-old childrenwere placed with relatives. Jeremiah Small, 20, was arrested yesterday and charged with unlawful manuf... More>>
A new attraction is coming to the Birmingham Zoo this spring. Tomorrow—the zoo will officially open its new Jane H. Brock Soaring Safari Zipline Adventure. The attraction was made possible because of a generous donation from the Brock family. The zipline is a part of the zoo’s “Born to be Wild” spring campaign through a partnership with Red Mountain Park. A total of four ziplines will be available to guest of all age... More>>
Irondale Community School has suspended four elementary school students after they were caught with a BB gun while riding home on a school bus. According to the Irondale Police Department, a student notified the bus driver of the BB gun and the driver then returned to the school where the bus was evacuated. The unloaded BB gun was found in the backpack of an 8-year-old. Investigators say they believe the child was p... More>>
The event is a time to highlight the achievements of schools including new innovative programs and community partnerships.
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The teen said he did not know the suspect and was unsure why he was a target.
Investigators are interviewing a person of interest in the case as well as witnesses. More>>
A former Shelby County Department of Human Resources employee has pleaded not guilty to multiple sex-related charges. According to Shelby County Circuit Court documents,Brandon Daniel, 30, of Pelham, pleaded not guilty to charges of soliciting for purpose of influencing official action, indecent exposure, harassment, and third-degree theft of property. According to indictments, while Daniel was serving as aDHR employee in August 2013, he allegedly told a female client that if she had sex wit... More>>
Governor Robert Bentley is scheduled to attend today’s announcement set for 10:00 a.m.
One person was killed and another seriously injured in an 18-wheeler crashnear the entrance of the Cullman Regional Medical Center this morning.According to the Cullman Police Department,the crash happened before 9 a.m. on Highway 157. The passenger in a 2010 Lincoln was pronounced deadat the scene. Thedriver was flown to UABvia life-flight. The semi driver was taken to Cullman Regional Medical Center for observation.Authorities say the semi wastraveling northbound when the driver of the car ... More>>
A house is on fire on Birmingham's northside. This fire started at around 5:40 p.m.at 1220 4th Street North. Multiple fire units are on the scene. At this time, there is no information as to whether or not anyone lives at the location or if anyone was inside the house. We'll update this story as information is confirmed. Stay with Alabama's 13 News for more. More>>
Auburn University has canceled all classes Wednesday, April 16 after someone allegedly found a threatening message inside a campus restroom. More>>
The woman said her husband grabbed a knife and threatened to cut her during an argument. .
Three of the officers were recognized for serving in dual capacities with both the Birmingham Police Department and the U.S. Military. More>>
The picture was taken March 21 around 3:00 p.m. at a store in the 1500 block of E Skyland Blvd.
8-year-old Birmingham girl Jordyn, has reached her goal of collecting 2,000 toys for the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Jordyn started collecting toys last month as one of her “Love Projects” for her not-for-profit organization Faith Like a Child. During the week of March 30, Jordyn worked with Books-A-Million on a toy drive for her project. Through the toy drive and other donations, Jordyn was ... More>>
Deputies responded to the scene after a caller expressed concerns about drug activity inside a mobile home with small children living there.
The parents of a small boy, killed a week ago Sunday, by a pit bull , want a leash law in their community so that another family does not have to deal with having a child possibly killed by a dog. The talk of establishing a leash law comes after a pit bull attacked and killed five year old John Harvard at his home on Honeysuckle Way. During Tuesday's Riverside city council meeting, the floor was open to the public, allowing anyone to voice their concerns on the about the city's potential plan... More>>
Birmingham contractor A.G. Gaston, a project manager on the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport expansion project, wants to be dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit over a fatal flight display collapse. More>>
The event was held yesterday at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham.
The new owner of Alabama’s Splash Adventure theme park has promised that customers will no longer have to pay to park in the main parking lot.
More and more, criminals are targeting cell phone owners. Some people have been hurt trying to fight off the thieves. The cell phone industry has agreed to add technology to help stop the problem. More>>
A quick look at stories making headlines this Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, the Bessemer City Council took action to help alleviate flooding in areas along Valley Creek. The council passed a resolution asking for Federal, State and County assistance. Flooding along Valley Creek has been a problem for many years. But recently, the problem has gotten worse. In the last four years, the creek has flooded twice, the latest was last Monday. Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley says it's time so... More>>
When authorities arrived on the scene, the shooting suspect, Anita T. Hill, and her son who witnessed the shooting were standing nearby.
Indy car champion Ryan Hunter-Reay races to win and wants to help win another race against cancer. He is the subject of this week's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>
The storm shelter was funded by the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, the beneficiary of the ‘Bo Bikes Bama’ charity ride.
Today’s competition was held at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham.
32 years after rocker Ozzy Osbourne got into trouble for urinating near the Alamo, a much less famous man is heading to state prison for peeing on one of Texas’ most well-known historical sites.23-year-old Daniel Athens will serve 18 months after pleading guilty to criminal mischief charges. A police report says a security guard at the shrine spotted Athens standing in a “chained off area not open to the public.” When the Ranger approached, he says he saw Athens putting his private parts back... More>>
The city of Bessemer is one step closer to opening its first recreational and wellness facility.
According to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, the woman tested positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine.
A total lunar eclipse was visible across much of the nation early Tuesday morning. The eclipse began around two o'clock eastern time and about an hour later, the moon was fully eclipsed and glowing an orange-red color. NASA says Tuesday's eclipse is the last full lunar eclipse visible from the United States until 2019. No part of the eclipse was visible from Europe, most of Africa, the Middle East or most of Asia. More>>
Around 300 students from several Jefferson County schools put on their best attire and attended today’s dance.
Mayor William Bell spent some time in Kyoto, Japan at the Mind and Life Institute to discuss the upcoming visit of the Dalai Lama to Birmingham.
Believe it or not, Kyle Burger helped out Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn get in touch with their hip-hop side... More>>
Investigators believe the victim and suspect were arguing over a mutual female friend.
The April 15, 2011 tornado outbreak is often overshadowed by April 27.
A quick look at stories making headlines this Tuesday morning.
The floodwaters from last week's storms have long receded, but they've left behind damaged cars - which could spell trouble if you're looking to buy a used vehicle. Owners *can* settle with their insurance companies or not even make a claim, then, clean up their damaged cars just enough to sell them. Not only is it a threat to your wallet, but more importantly, to your safety. What do you need to know to avoid buying a flood-damaged car or truck? Flooding is a fact of life in Alabama at ... More>>
The Tuesday morning rainfall, along with heavy wind knocked over a tree in Homewood.
A Talladega County man will spend six years behind bars after he allegedly tried to hire a member of the Ku Klux Klan to murder an African-American neighbor. According to US Attorney Joyce White Vance, Allen Wayne Densen Morgan, 30, of Munford, pleaded guilty in Octobertousing and causing someone else to use interstate facilities and travel with the intent to commit a murder-for-hire. After his prison sentence, Morgan will serve three years of supervised release. Morgan allegedly told FBI age... More>>
A weather-cancellation turned into a generous gift for some youngsters and their families. Camp Fire Alabama had planned the 3rd annual Kathleen P. Bruhn Leadership Open golf tournament Monday, but it was rained out for the second consecutive Monday. Camp Fire had ordered 100 lunches for that event, but didn’t want the food go to waste. So, they contacted Urban Ministries, and they agreed to take the lunches for thei... More>>
A North Alabama school cafeteria worker has been chargedafter allegedly trying to sell drugs out of the back door of a junior high school cafeteria. Michelle Allen, 54, worked at Scottsboro Junior High School when police received a tip about a drug sale. An undercover officer setup a meetingwith Allen, where she tried to sell Adderall to the officer. Allen was charged withattempt to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. She wasreleasedafter posting$25,000... More>>
An Attalla man was arrested yesterday for stealing a truck Sunday morning. According to the Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Clifton Lakeith Gross, 34, was arrested in connection with the theft of a 1983 Datsun pickup from a home on Copeland Gap Church Road in the early morning hours. While the deputy was at the residence taking a report on the stolen vehicle, Gross drove the truck past the property. The deputy identified it as the stolen vehicle and arrested Gross. Gross was also charged with... More>>
An Attalla man is facing charge after allegedly stealing parts from a Camaro, as well as a motorcycle. According to the Etowah County Sheriff's Office, Justine Wayne Bearden, 23, allegedly stole two seats and a dash pad from a 1985 Chevrolet Camaro on Sand Valley Road, which was reported April 8. The next day, the stolen items were found inside Bearden's late 80's Camaro on Pope Circle. At the scene, police also spotted a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250cc motorcycle, the same type as once which was r... More>>
Monday, Center Point Elementary School reopened to students for the first time in more than two years. On January 23, 2012, the school building was heavily damaged after a tornado tore through parts of eastern Jefferson County. At the time of the tornado, Center Point Elementary School housed more than 600 Kindergarten through Second Grade students. While the school was being repaired, students were housed at Erwin... More>>
A two-month investigation into sythetic marijuana or "Spice" has netted at least one arrest and thousands of dollars worth of the product. According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force has spent the past two months investigating the synthetic marijuana product originally sold as incense. Over the course of their investigation, agents have seized 4,500 packets of the drug with a street value of $225,000. They've also seized $550,000 in cash related to sel... More>>
A family in west Alabama has a new place to rest their heads this evening. Habitat for Humanity dedicated a new home on Juanita Drive in the Alberta City area of Tuscaloosa.Kathy Pickens lived in the Alberta community before the April twenty-seventh 2011 tornado. But her home didn't make it through the storm. She said, "I could walk in the front door, but the rest of the rooms were just one the floor, everything just ground level." So with the help of the city, Habitat Tuscaloosa bought doze... More>>
Gasoline prices in Alabama are at higher levels than we’ve seen in more than a year. AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report shows today’s average price for regular unleaded in Alabama is $3.54 a gallon. That’s 12 cents more than one week ago, and almost 30 cents from this time in March 2014. Comparing today’s price with April 14, 2013, this year’s price is 18 cents higher than in 2013. Montgomery has the state’s highest avera... More>>
A number of residents filed into the Jefferson County Department of Health Monday to express their concerns over a plant located in Tarrant.
An attempt to serve some outstanding warrants led Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies to an active meth lab Sunday morning.
The man grabbed his pistol and sat on the couch waiting for the suspects to enter.
Police say Daniel Pearman approached a man and his wife with a machete as they were having breakfast on their back porch. More>>
Investigators say the driver, a 34 year old female, lost control of the 1998 Ford Mustang and struck a ditch.
Under Jewish Law, Jews must eat only unleavened bread for the eight days of Passover and get rid of all leavened bread products.
Merriweather is accused of killing two tellers during a 2007 robbery of a Wachovia Bank in Bessemer.
The suspects have been placed in the Jefferson County Jail on a $1 million bond.
Governor Robert Bentley is continuing his “Road to Economic Recovery Tour” today with several stops in Cullman County.
While the auditions in Birmingham have ended, it’s not too late to apply for the show in another city.
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Alabama's 13 has a crew camped out in Columbiana this morning waiting on the release offormer youthevangelist Matt Pitt.The Basement's founder Matt Pitt has been jailed in Shelby County since August 2013 after violating his probation. Pitt's probation stemmed from a 2012incident in which he pleaded guilty to attempting to impersonate a police officer. He's accused of impersonating a peace officer again in June 2013, whichwas a violation of his probation.Pitt's release is based on his good beh... More>>
Sunday morning, Pitt was released from the Shelby County Jail. He had been behind bars since August of last year for violating his probation. The probation stemmed from a 2012 incident, when he pleaded guilty to attempting to impersonate a peace officer. Sunday morning, Pitt’s attorney Brian Ritchey spoke to the media outside the Shelby County Jail. He said it’s been a difficult eight months, but it was not wasted. ... More>>
The company says it is currently flushing the system and expects the water to turn back to normal, though no timeline has been given.
If grape stomping, fresh pizza and experiencing a new culture sounds like fun to you, put the 3rd annual Saint Mark's Italian Food Festival on your calendar. Lisa Crane sat down with Robert Sbrissa to talk about the upcoming event. Here are the details:Saturday, April 26thSaint Mark's the Evangelist Catholic Church. 7340 Cahaba Valley Road - Birmingham.The food experience will start at 4:00 pm. A special feast mass will begin at 3:00 pm. There will be live entertainment until 11:00 pm.Tickets... More>>
Buying a home may seem overwhelming to some, but The Worship Center's Huffman Derby Campus is teaming up with Norman Associates to make it easier. Jeremy Norman sat down with Lisa Crane to tell us moreinformation about the upcoming seminar aiming to help prospective homebuyers. More>>
A neighborhood in Riverside continues to mourn the death of a five year old boy killed by a pit bull. John Harvard was attacked by the dog at his Riverside home last Sunday. His family rushed him to the hospital where he died. Dozens of people gathered today to release balloons in remembrance of John Harvard The people that live on Honeysuckle Way where John also lived said this tragedy is very difficult to get over. The organizers of the event said they hope the release of over 100 balloon... More>>
A community in California is rallying to help those affected by the tragic bus accident that left atleast 10 people dead and more than 30 injured. More>>
Get out and enjoy today! But first, here are your headlines from Lisa Crane. More>>
A woman that was reported missing from Fayetteville earlier this week has been found deceased. The Talladega County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the body of Angela Whitworth, 51, was located near Sylacauga today. She had last been seen Tuesday when she told her family in Fayetteville that she was going to pick up transcripts at BB Comer High School. She never arrived at the school. Fred Davenport will have more on this story tonight at 10 p.m. on Alabama's 13 News. More>>
Vestavia Hills police along with a number of undercover authorities raided a home in the 1500 block of Panorama Drive Friday afternoon. Authorities tell Alabama’s 13 News that a search warrant was issued on the home to check for Illegal narcotics. So far, two arrests occurred after authorities say they found some white power, which they believe could be cocaine.Tests are now underway to analyze the substance. Warrants will be filed against the suspects Saturday. More>>
Human remains that were found last month in Birmingham have been identified as belonging to a man. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office confirmed that the bones found March 27 belonged to a white male who was between 5'11" and 6' tall.The body has been there for two to three years. Authorities are now looking intodental records to try to identify the remains.A skull and another bone were located near Third Avenue North last month. More>>
The kinetic art sculpture on the front of the Callahan Eye Hospital is getting a sprucing up. Work crews were on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Friday, concentrating on the artwork named Complex Vision. The workers were disassembling the sculpture during the day, and will ship the parts to a studio in Florida where the parts will be stripped, cleaned, repainted and sealed with clear coat. As of... More>>
The students had to find a way to safely land an egg dropped 100 feet from the Vulcan Tower.
The mayor, other city leaders and family members are expected to attend. More>>
Deputies followed the vehicle through North Birmingham, Woodlawn, Kingston and later Irondale.
Firefighters were called to the 600 block of 25th Avenue NW just after 9:00 a.m. Friday.
This Spirit of Alabama report features Malia Thibado a 4th grader at the Alabama School for the Blind. Malia will sing on stage at the Ritz before the performance of “The Miracle Worker”.
The cuisine at Regions Field stepped up for this season. More>>
The Back Pack Buddies organization raises money and buys food for school children who may not have enough food for weekends at home. It's tonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>
Alabama's 13 has exclusively obtained the 911 calls recorded moments after the fatal Gate City natural gas explosion in December 2013. More>>
They had a funeral for Bonnie Gambrill in Pell City last week. He had been missing formany years. Family and friends gather to honor a fine manand a valued member of their community.Bonnie Gambrill istonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>
There has been a second airport display cabinet mishap at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport since a massive display collapsed and killed 10 year old Luke Bresette on March 22, 2013. More>>
After the death of her daughter, Lisa Adams started looking for ways to use her loss to help and encourage others. A memorial blood drive honors her daughter's birthday each March. More>>
Many of the contractors who built Regions Field are still owed more than $6 million nearly a year after the baseball stadium opened to the public. More>>
Ruth Ellis has lived a long, productive life and still has many years of service to offer. More>>
Earlier this month, Alabama's 13 told you how some self-storage places require their customers to buy insurance. The requirement has some renters riled up. Since our first report, we've discovered one of the insurance companies we told you about has gotten into regulatory trouble in another state. Plus, some self-storage operators here in Alabama are working to clear up the issue. More>>
Response to our recent Mega church spending investigation has prompted us to examine the financial transparency of smaller churches. More>>
Former Mayor Charles "Scotty" McCallum, Dr. Ronald Alvarez, and Dr. Luis Peneda will be honored for outstanding work in their communities. More>>
It's a rare occurrence - a child or even an adult injured from a vaccination. Families looking for accountability have an option called the National Vaccine Injury and Compensation program. Not many people know about the 25-year-old program with a time limit on filing a claim. More>>
She played baseball in the era depicted in the moving "A League of Their Own." Her name is Delores Brumfield White but in her playing days everyone called her Dolly. More>>
When we asked ten of the largest churches in Central Alabama to provide us with a copy of their latest financial statement, seven opened their books to us. More>>
Hundreds of central Alabama motorists abandoned their vehicles during last week's winter storm and only to return and find out they had been towed. More>>
The coach of the Clay County Christian Academy basketball team considered making Cody Morris the manager of the team. However, the coaches wife said; "why don't you make him a member of the team and let him play?" More>>
The problem of methamphetamine abuse has grown in Alabama with a surprising amount of the drug coming far away.We investigate who's buying, who's trying to stop it, and who's suffering from it. More>>