The Jefferson County District Attorney is probing a warehouse deal between the county EMA and an antique fire truck organization. More>>
WKRG News 5 is learning more about the former local band teacher accused of having sexual relationships with his students. More>>
Birmingham Mayor William Bell has been asked to travel to Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the shooting death of an African American teenager by a white police officer.Since Michael Brown's death earlier this month, hundreds have been arrested after protests and looting in Ferguson.Mayor Bell says he is looking at his schedule to see if he can arrange a visit to the city.Bell grew up in Birmingham during the Civil Rights Era.He currently serves as president of the African American Ameri... More>>
Typically the sheriff's office answers a call for help but this time it put out the call and the community answered. More>>
A former band teacher accused of having sexual relationships with his students. More>>
The Alabama Department of Public Health and the Office of Emergency Medical Services announced the activation of the Southeast Region (Region Five) in southeast Alabama in the Alabama Trauma System. The enactment of Act No. 07-299, establishing a statewide trauma system in March 2007, offers a unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of the citizens of Alabama.Currently there are five Emergency Medical Service regions participating, resulting in total coverage of Alabama. Prior to th... More>>
The United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham held it's annual prom for students in the LincPoint Program.This year's theme was “Under the sea.”The prom was held at the gymnasium at Aldersgate UMC.The formal wear was donated and volunteers were on hand to help with hair and makeup, as well as decorations.Also, a prom king and queen were crowned at the event. More>>
A section of the interstate was damaged after a tanker truck explosion last Friday.
Classes have been canceled today at Oak Grove High School due to a water main break that has flooded parts of the school. More>>
A Riverside woman who disappeared five years ago this June has been declared legally dead.
ESPN is reporting the man who admitted to poisoning the oak trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn, is planning to visit Mobile in September to help raise money for a charity. More>>
The 100th anniversary of Lay Dam is being celebrated at Alabama Power in Birmingham.According to a news release, the Lay Dam exhibition opened Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Alabama Power Archives Museum in downtown Birmingham.The exhibit is titled “From Water to Watts: 100 Years at Lay Dam” is a multimedia exhibit with photos, maps, artifacts and video.The exhibit shows the story of Lay Dam since it began operations in 1914, from the challenges during construction, to the economic and recreati... More>>
A local man says he has a new smartphone invention that would prevent hot car deaths. Meanwhile, an east Alabama man has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend. See more on these stories and others in your Thursday morning headlines.
One of the two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said. More>>
There's a new device that may be able to prevent children from dying in hot cars.Matthew Sheets has a toddler son. He says he never wants to be in that situation so he invented a smart phone device called Starfish to alert parents when a child may be in danger."It will be 3M taped on the pad of the car seat and installed where the back of the baby would hit the back of the car seat on a rear facing seat or on a boost... More>>
Law enforcement officials in Ferguson, Mo. arrested a Huntsville man during the overnight protests as unrest continues to unfold in the city. More>>
A Gadsden man has been formally charged with the murder of his girlfriend. More>>
Investigators are on the scene of the helicopter crash in Tuscaloosa yesterday, which killed an Alabama Power employee and a chartered pilot. More>>
ACT scores in Alabama are improving.According to the Alabama State Department of Education, the state's average composite score for 2014 public school graduates taking the ACT test is 20.3.That's compared to the score of 20.1 in 2012.State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice said, “We are beginning to see incremental increases in the level of college- and career-preparedness for Alabama students, as evidenced by this most recent ACT report. For more than 50 years, the ACT has served as... More>>
A defense lawyer says an Alabama federal judge charged with domestic violence in Atlanta is embarrassed and entering a treatment program. More>>
The fire started 3:30 this morning at a home on Avenue S in Birmingham
Playboy Magazine has released its 58th annual Pigskin Preview issue.Each year, the publication previews the upcoming football season, and this year, writers focused on the new playoff system that will be implemented in the upcoming college football season.In addition, the magazine listed its own pre-season All-American Team with Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban named Playboy's Coach of the Year. The Crimson Tide defensive back Landon Collins was also named to the All-American team.Other SEC play... More>>
Event Operations Group handles concerts, festivals, professional and collegiate sporting events throughout the United States.The event management, staffing and security firm is now looking to add to its workforce."EOG provides event management, guest services, ushers, ticket takers, executive protection, security associates, parking attendants, traffic control guards, transportation services, supervisors, customer service representatives, consulting and directors for events large and small. E... More>>
A memorial fund has been arranged to help a Moody family cover the funeral costs for their son. A friend of the family tells Alabama's 13 News the Jonathan Harris Memorial Fund has been set at the Metro Bank.Any donation to help the family can be made at any of the Metro Bank branches, which include locations in Moody, Pell City and Ashville.Johnathan Harris, 16, died Monday night, followed a car crash.The Alabama State Troopers report Harris was a passenger in a 1999 Jeep Cherokee that left ... More>>
The woman was hit while standing on the sidewalk on Parkway East in Birmingham.
A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and MaraNatha almond butters and peanut butters. Also being recalled were some lots of private label almond butter from grocers Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Safeway. A total of 45 prod... More>>
An American journalist was beheaded in the Middle East by ISIS militants. There is a new push to equip Birmingham Police Officers with body cameras. Also, the NTSB is in town today to investigate the fatal helicopter crash in Tuscaloosa County. See these stories and others in your Wednesday morning headlines.
The group released a horrifying video showing the execution of James Foley - a journalist kidnapped in Syria back in 2012. More>>
The shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has led to unrest and protests. But here in Birmingham, it's led community activists to push for Birmingham police officers to be equipped with so called body cameras."It's accountability. You know you wouldn't do certain things if the camera is on you so it's the same way with them. It's to protect their reputation and to protect the reputation of citizens," Frank Matthews said.Frank Matthews with Outca... More>>
There aren't many folks who would take into their home 6 convicts who the state had pretty much given up on. But, that's what Brenda Spahn did when she set out to begin a ministry that takes in hurting women and begin to give them hope for the future. This is part 2 of our Spirit of Alabama report about The Lovelady Center and the wonderful work they do here in Birmingham. The needs are great and if you'd like to get involved, you can contact The Lovelady Center. More>>
Taking a stand against bullying. That's what two national recording artists aimed to do Tuesday while visiting students in the Magic City. Diggy Simmons and Trevor Jackson brought their anti-bullying message to students at Fairfield High. The pair also performed. Simmons is the son of hip hop rapper Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons of the group Run DMC. Jackson starred in the Disney Channel movie Let it Shine. Radio station 95.7 Jamz sponsored the event, where students were asked to take an oath ... More>>
A helicopter crashed in Tuscaloosa County earlier this morning, killing two people, including one Alabama Power employee. More>>
The Rocky Ridge Fire Department will soon meet national standards when it comes to equipment requirements.Today the department received a $10,000 grant to purchase all necessary equipment mandated by the National Fire Protection Association.“This standard identifies and establishes levels of functional capability for efficiently and effectively conducting operations at technical search and rescue incidents while minimizing threats to rescuers,” as stated on the NFPA website.The grant was made... More>>
The woman's body was found in the street hours after her boyfriend was charged with hindering prosecution. Police say more charges are pending.
Two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a man who came within several feet of them brandishing a knife on Tuesday in a confrontation several miles from the turbulent suburb of Ferguson, authorities said. More>>
Authorities say they are still looking for the remaining shooting suspects.
Students at Moody High School are remembering 10th grader Jonathan Harris who died last night from injuries from a weekend car accident. Meanwhile, the University of Alabama and Chi Omega are investigating a racial picture that was posted on social media following Bid Day. Also, a data breach has affected 11 Alabama hospitals. Check out theses stories and others in your Tuesday morning headlines.
Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot... More>>
Some residents in Vestavia Hills are taking steps to curb the rise in drug and alcohol use among youth. On Monday night, there was a town hall aimed to address the concerns. Leadership Vestavia Hills spearheaded the meeting, along with city leaders and the Board of Education. Together, they announced a campaign called “Help the Hills: Parent Strong and Parent Together.” The effort includes a series of home-based meetings that will last throughout the current school year. More>>
A Shelby County woman died after being involved in a wreck Monday.The Alabama State Troopers report Holly Hutchison, 32, died from injuries she received in a two-vehicle crash.The collision happened at 11:45 a.m. on Highway 57, two miles north of Vincent.Hutchison was driving a 2000 Ford Focus which collided with a 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck.Hutchison was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and she died at UAB Hospital just after 3:30 p.m.The driver and passenger of the pickup ... More>>
Students at Moody High School were released early today because of a water main break. More>>
Hospital operator Community Health Systems says a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. More>>
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation invited 10 children from Birmingham and the surrounding area to receive visual aids. More>>
Members of the public were invited to take part in an auction at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Monday.The public auction was held at the University Stores Warehouse to dispose of surplus used equipment.Those people interested in some items were able to see the surplus equipment Thursday and Friday of last week, before putting down their bids.The auction items are products that UAB employees don't need or aren't using anymore.Some of the items up for sale included lab equipment, comp... More>>
Investigators said it appeared the building had not been used for years. More>>
The victim was taken to Jacksonville Regional Medical Center with injuries to her face and head.
The President of the University of Alabama has released a statement following an incident that happened on sorority Bid Day Saturday.Dr. Judy Bonner says a student, who was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, posted a Snapchat that included “particularly offensive racial language.”Snapchat is a photo messaging service that allows users to send pictures to a select group of people. The application deletes the photo within seconds of it being viewed. However, recipients can take a screenshot of the... More>>
Three Birmingham sports radio personalities took the Ice Bucket Challenge Monday morning.Jay Barker, Al Del Greco, and Tony Kurre of Jox 94.5's Morning Drive all accepted the challenge to get a bucket full of ice and water dumped on them.The challenge to all of them came from Barker's wife, Sara Evans.Once someone accepts the challenge, then they get to challenge someone else.Barker challenged Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban, Del Grego challenged Auburn Tigers Head Coach Gus Malzah... More>>
When deputies arrived on the scene, they found the male victim on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Antonio McIntosh has been charged with murder in the case.
A doctor who performed the latest autopsy on Michael Brown is expected to speak publicly today. Meanwhile, a suspect is in custody in connection to a Jefferson County shooting in the Edgewater community, and the AP has released its Top 25 preseason college football poll. Check out these stories and others in your Monday morning headlines.
A week ago today, an unarmed African American teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.Hundreds gathered in the middle of the road, the same spot where eighteen year old Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.From there, people protested peacefully.The teen was remembered across the nation, including here in Birmingham. At exactly 2:15 Saturday afternoon, people paused for a moment of silence and then demonstrated peacefully chantin... More>>
President Barack Obama is calling on Congress and colleges to help make the cost of higher education more manageable. More>>
Birmingham Fire Rescue want to make sure families are safe in the water this summer and moving forward. More>>
Alabama's 13 Ashley Roberts and Greg Privett have your morning news for 8.16.14. More>>
A tanker exploded on the sideof I-65 Northbound this afternoon near Exit 279.Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area. Wehave a news crew on the way and will continue to update this story as information is confirmed. Stay tuned to Alabamas13.com for the latest. More>>
Traffic is moving again on Interstate 65S after a frustrating day for drivers. Earlier, traffic was backed up all the way from Daniel Payne Drive to Walker Chapel Road heading into Birmingham. Alabama Department of Transportation officials say they had to make emergency repairs to the highway near Corridor X. Brian Davis with ALDOT says about four Friday morning, crews shifted traffic going southbound on I-65 to get drivers off old concrete pavement and onto fresh asphalt .He says that two h... More>>
After Christopher Patton was found guilty of the murder of Kenneth McDaniel back in 2012, the victim's family released a statement about the trial process. The first sentence in the state reads, “Sometimes we learn more from tragedy and sorrow than from pleasure.” More>>
Three people in Tuscaloosa were arrested after being found cooking methamphetamine. More>>
A body discovered last month while a man was bush hogging his property has been identified as a missing McCalla man. More>>
Authorities have identified the body of a man found in a McCalla field last month.The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reports the positive identification was made by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.The body is that of Gregory Singleton, 61, of McCalla.His body was found July 23, 2014, in a field at the end of Pleasant View Road, not far from his home.Singleton was reported missing by his family July 3, 2014, when he walked away from his home on Springer Road in McCalla.Singleton's bod... More>>
The suspects remain on the loose.
Kyandre Marguis Brown was arrested yesterday after being charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. More>>
Getting a college degree is not the only way to may a good living, according to a new report released by Forbes.The article lists the top 10 highest paying jobs for those who have never graduated college.The report is based on information from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists.Click here to read more on the lists of 10 jobs and the requirements needed for each of the positions. More>>
Some Alabama wildland firefighters are back home, after helping fight blazes in the western U.S.The Alabama Forestry Commission reports 8 firefighters returned to Alabama Thursday, after spending 14 days battling wildfires in Washington State.The firefighters were part of a 20-man wildfire suppression hand crew assigned to the Carlton Complex, one of the largest wildfires in Washington's history.The crew members from the AFC included: Joey Donnelly (Escambia County), Dearl Driggers (Geneva Co... More>>
A simple check on Facebook led a woman down a deep rabbit hole of discovery that ended with the revelation that her husband was already married to at least three other women, according to an incident report. More>>
Over the past two weeks, thousands of children across central Alabama headed back to the classroom. Our photographers managed to capture some images of the first day back from several schools. Click through the slideshow to check out the back to school pictures from Mountain Brook, Vestavia, Irondale, Homewood and Birmingham schools in the area. More>>
Birmingham was one of 100 cities across the nation to gather for a moment of silence in remembrance of Michael Brown. Christopher Patton has been found guilty in the Tuscaloosa murder trial on the death of a 79 year-old man. The Alabama Department of Transportation has offered an update on the progress of the Northern Beltline in Tuscaloosa. See these stories and more in your Friday morning headlines.
The NTSB has finished its probe of the fatal UPS cargo plane crash exactly one year ago. More>>
A Talladega high school basketball player remains sidelined after asking a federal court to let him back in school. It's a story we first brought you back in May. That's when, we reported that the young man was suspended from school after a physical altercation with the school's head basketball coach.
A Talladega high school basketball player remains sidelined after asking a federal court to let him back in school. It's a story we first brought you back in May. That's when, we reported that the young man was suspended from school after a physical altercation with the school's head basketball coach.More>>
Soon your dog could have a very cool park to visit called Remy's Dog Park and it will be located in the 1300 acre Red Mountain Park. If you like dogs then you are going to love this story. Ken Jackson and Remy, tonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>
Every year thousands of Alabamians wait to learn if they'll be next to find a matching donor organ. It can be a life or death matter but the need exceeds what's available. More>>
Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines including an update on the two Americans infected with Ebola, a look at the new Helena High School and a local back to school giveaway.