The fourth day of the William Merriweather's competency hearing focused on newfound nurse notes from a federal medical prison. More>>
Victims of a fatal Bessemer bank robbery believe this week's competency hearing prove the suspect should stand trial.
Victims of a fatal Bessemer bank robbery believe this week's competency hearing prove the suspect should stand trial.More>>
The attorney for a man whose penis was amputated during a recent scheduled circumcision at Princeton Baptist Hospital in Birmingham revealed more information today about the circumstances that led up to the incident. More>>
You have the chance to meet the “Baby Bunch” this weekend at the Birmingham Zoo.The Zoo is hosting its 5$ Fun Days, starting this weekend, July 26-27, 2013, and happening again August 2-3, and August 9-10.Visitors can meet the members of the “Baby Bunch” which include the new rescued American black bear cubs and a baby De Brazza’s monkey.Besides discounted admission, guests can enjoy $1 hot dogs at the Safari and Kudzoo Cafes.The Birmingham Zoo is open 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. More>>
Some students at Shelton State Community College were recognized for their community service.These students are in the Ambassador program at Shelton State, and they chose to include community service as a component of their annual spring leadership training.The Ambassadors developed ideas for fundraising and discussed opportunities for service.The group worked along with the Orange Beach Chamber of Commerce, to take part in a team project of beach repair and clean up.Ambassadors participating... More>>
At least one person needed medical attention, after a wreck on 24th Street in Birmingham Friday.The incident happened just before 3:00 p.m. on 2nd Avenue South and 24th Street South.According to reports from the scene, it appeared the driver of a pickup truck somehow lost control, and crashed into a parking lot’s metal space barrier.That parking lot belonged to an auto sales business.Medics with the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service were seen taken the injured person away on a stretcher.It a... More>>
Authorities say a loud blast that frightened some Calhoun County residents was the result of explosives training. More>>
For the past three weeks, IBM’s top talent has researched and addressed critical issues impacting the city. More>>
One person was taken to a hospital, following a wreck on Birmingham’s south side Friday.It happened just before 1:00 p.m. on 6th Avenue South and 23rd Street South.A witness says a car struck a pedestrian.Medics with the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service were seen taken the injured person away to a hospital.It’s unclear why the collision happened, and the victim’s condition is unknown. More>>
A Birmingham congregation is giving away clothes to help those less fortunate get ready for school. More>>
A Coffee County woman is facing charges after allegedly leaving three children in a tub alone while she went to Walmart. NBC Affiliate WSFA reports that the mother was called home after her 6-year-old went to a neighbor's home after being left alone. Authorities say the sitter, 19-year-old Krystallyn Hussey, left snacks for the children and told them to stay in the tub until she returned. The motheralso discovered jewelry and other items missing from their home. Hussey was located and arreste... More>>
At least three local families are stranded in China because of a computer glitch at the U.S. State Department. This week, the State Department's global database that's used to issue passports and visas, crashed. This glitch is expected to cause delays for millions of people around the world. Families involved in overseas adoptions are seeing major delays. Lifeline, an adoption agency based in Birmingham, says they fam... More>>
Two doctors are denying claims by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision. More>>
A child from Georgia died in a single-vehicle crash, which happened just south of Tuscaloosa.The Alabama State Troopers report the wreck happened about 2:30 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 20/59 northbound, near mile marker 65.That’s 11 miles south of Tuscaloosa.A total of 9 people were inside a Dodge Ram pickup truck, which left the roadway and overturned.The child is identified as Anthony Jones, 8, of Fairburn, Georgia.Jones was a passenger inside the cab of the truck, and was not using a seat ... More>>
Police are investigating a shooting that happened Thursday night at Club Onyx. More>>
For the past two weeks, thirteen high school students from Hitachi, Japan have toured, engaged and explored the best of Birmingham and areas of Alabama as part of the 2014 Birmingham Sister City Commission Japanese High School Student exchange program. The high school students are 10th and 11th grade students from Hitachi North High School in Hitachi, Japan. Hitachi is a sister city to Birmingham and is the city’s first and longest sister city relationship established in April 1982. This yea... More>>
A brand new fire station is now serving many who live in Southwest Birmingham. More>>
Strengthening relations between the state of Alabama and the Japan, Birmingham resident Mark Jackson has been appointed as the Honorary Consul General of Japan for Alabama. The appointment was made official by the Japanese Consulate in Montgomery earlier this week and announced at Birmingham Rotary on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Jackson is the CEO and Chairman of Moreson Conferencing. Jackson will assume the role from Elmer Harris, a former executive with Alabama Power Company, who has serve... More>>
A homicide investigation is underway in Blount County after a man was found shot to death Wednesday afternoon. According to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home on Tawbush Road in Locust Fork when they received a call about a “domestic situation.” When they arrived, they found a 34-year-old male deceased. Chief Deputy Bill Fairy says no arrests have been made, and they’re not sure if this w... More>>
The man says he was not warned that a circumcision procedure could lead to a penis amputation.
A Montgomery corrections employee and her husband are facing charges after the woman allegedly had sex with an inmate at the Montgomery County Detention Facility. More>>
In a 3 to 2 vote the Tuscaloosa County Commission voted to increase Eagle’s Bluff construction and debris landfill’s daily intake by 2,000 yards. More>>
Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children. More>>
Schaeffer Eye Center is revamping their annual Crawfish Boil with this year's CityFest. More>>
The 21 year-old man originally led authorities to believe the gun went off. Investigators later determined the brother fired the weapon.
A new leader has been named to one of Birmingham’s art facilities.The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences announced Lisa Tamiris Becker will be the first director of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.“I am delighted and honored to join UAB as the founding director of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts,” Becker said. “I look forward to engaging the UAB campus and the broader Birmingham and Alabama community with dynamic exhibitions and pr... More>>
A Birmingham Fire Chief on the way from fighting a fire ended up driving his fire vehicle into the front porch of a house on Jefferson Avenue. More>>
Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Thursday including the ban lifted on U.S. flights to Israel, the Taiwan plane crash that killed 48 people and the latest hot vehicle deaths in the country.
Less than hour and half away from Jefferson County there’s a paradise for anglers which, throughout the years, has helped Cherokee County stay afloat financially. Cherokee County is a place where breathtaking waterways are attracting hundreds of thousands annually to the area. With a population of more than 26,021, the county spans about 600 hundred square miles teeming with lakes, rivers and mountains. In this What’s Working online video report, Alabama's 13 Bettina Boateng and Photojournali... More>>
A McCalla man found a decomposing body while working on his lawn this afternoon. More>>
A doctor testified Wednesday that fatal bank robbery suspect William Merriweather's mental problems are not drug related. More>>
One of the suspects in a 2012 Ensley mass shooting pleaded guilty to the capital murder of five people today. More>>
Some Alabamians had fun remembering the heroic feats of the person named the Caped Crusader.DC Entertainment declared Wednesday, July 23, 2014, as ‘Batman Day’ across the USA.Many stores joined in the fun, including Barnes Noble bookstore located at The Summit in Birmingham.Customers celebrated Batman’s 75th anniversary with activities and giveaways, including a free edition of Detective Comics #27.That’s the edition where Batman made his first appearance to the world.Children dressed up in ... More>>
The Tuscaloosa City Council passed an ordinance that will now require "runners" to have a business license. A runner is someone who buys tickets with the intent to resell. Ticket resellers are already required to have a license. The license will set you back $100, it and a photo ID must be worn while buying and selling tickets.The ordinance does not apply to those buying tickets without the intent to resale them. For example; if John Doe and his family buy an extra Alabama Football ticket on ... More>>
A recent study shows some surprises when it comes to how people like to eat their hot dogs.A Charlotte, North Carolina eatery released its own study, based on two years of sales data, of the top ten hot dog toppings.Here’s what the study shows as America’s best-loved hot dog toppings:As we count down, starting the list at number 10 is hot relish.Number 9 is cheese, followed by sauerkraut at number 8.Bacon registers at number 7, with relish/pickles at number 6.The always popular ketchup made t... More>>
Dramatic video shows a 90,000 lb. whale giving kayakers a ride they'll remember forever. More>>
Organizers say with more children with chronic medical conditions attending regular Alabama classrooms, it is important for school nurses to be prepared.
Today, ALDOT began the process of installing cable safety rails along a stretch of I-459 after a rash of traffic deaths last month. More>>
Road crews were busy Wednesday checking interstate bridges in Hoover.The Alabama Department of Transportation reports crews conducted bridge inspections on the Interstate 65 bridges over Interstate 459 at exit 250 during the day today.Crews began work in the southbound lanes about 9:00 a.m.Due to the inspection work, the outside, right lane and the shoulder were closed in that area of work.After the crews finished in the southbound lanes, they were scheduled to continue work in the northbound... More>>
The iGrill is a new, high-tech way to cook and grill food the way you like it.The device, made by iDevices, uses probes to monitor the temperatures of meat, and sends you real-time information of how the food is cooking.It works via Bluetooth, and pairs with iOS and Android devices, and uses the iGrill app.The iGrill has 2 probes which are inserted into the meat, and those probes provide the temperature data.Once you program the iGrill to the meat temperature you want, and alarm will alert yo... More>>
Academy hosts the event every year to help ease the burden for both parents and children with their back to school purchases.
An 8-year-old Indiana boy, Aadyn Crick, was recovering from a shark bite in Brevard County, Florida on Tuesday and recalled the attack in an interview with reporters. More>>
The 38 year-old man was found shot to death inside a home on Letson Street Tuesday night.
The victim said she arrived at the 77 year-old's home to buy cigarettes and was sexually assaulted.
Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Wednesday including the ongoing immigration debate in Congress, a new civil lawsuit filed by Donald Sterling and a hearing scheduled over nationwide school lunch standards.
Innocent people are dying because some drivers choose to take their eyes off the road to use their electronic devices.
Innocent people are dying because some drivers choose to take their eyes off the road to use their electronic devices.More>>
Tuesday evening was a special night for one young, aspiring chef.James Pollard, 5, was born with a form of Cerebral Palsy. More>>
Alabama's tax-free weekend is scheduled for August 1- 3.
The Amelia Center is a remarkable place where healing begins for families who have lost a baby or child. We just can’t imagine how you’d deal with such a loss, but they do great work here. We hope this story captures the dedication of the people who work here. The Amelia Center is tonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>
Popular Internet-based taxi service, Uber, cannot operate in the Magic City... at least for now. More>>
Tuesday, the members of the Democratic National Committee wrapped up their tour of Birmingham. More>>
New court rulings may affect Alabamians who signed up for healthcare. Some feel one of the rulings could deal a blow to the federal law.
New court rulings may affect Alabamians who signed up for healthcare. Some feel one of the rulings could deal a blow to the federal law.More>>
A forensic psychologist told a federal judge Tuesday that 2007 fatal bank robbery suspect William Merriweather has schizophrenia. More>>
A hearing for Tracey Grissom, who is accused of shooting and killing her ex-husband, Hunter Grissom, is set for this afternoon. More>>
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that limits full-contact football practices for teenagers. More>>
It’s an effort to bring a touch of relaxation and wellness to passengers who visit Birmingham’s airport.Officials with the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport unveiled the Living Wall exhibit Monday.The exhibit is called “Earth, Wind and Water: The Landscape of Alabama”, and is located on Concourse B at the airport.The exhibit is 100 feet long and 14 feet high, and consists of about 8,000 individual plants.Some of the plants include orchids, insect-eating plants, pineapple plants, ... More>>
Governor Robert Bentley stopped by the Alabama’s 13 studio today and discussed a number of topics from health care to education. More>>
Sadie Bell, 58, is out on bond after admitting she shot the man she had a long-term affair with after they had sex at her Southfield, Michigan apartment. More>>
President Barack Obama's health care law has been dealt a major blow from a federal appeals court.
A Florida father who beat up his son's alleged rapist has been hailed a hero by many. But, he says it's his son who is a true hero.
A Florida father who beat up his son's alleged rapist has been hailed a hero by many. But, he says it's his son who is a true hero.More>>
Here’s a look at your top five headlines for Tuesday including a potential cease fire agreement between Israel and Hamas, the search for a missing teen in the Gulf and a look ahead to the second day visit for members of the Democratic National Convention committee.
There's a new twist on recreational water activities at oak mountain state park. "We've had them as young as six and as old as 60's," Flip Side Water Sports owner Jeremy Talbot said.Flip Side Water Sports has installed a wakeboard cable system. Talbot said this is a pilot program for the state of Alabama. "It's something that's never been done before," Talbot said. "Part of our goal with the state, is to prove something that we already know, is that there is a demand for cable water sports in... More>>
Members of the Democratic National Committee started their tour of Birmingham. The DNC is considering the city to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. In their first day, committee members toured the Birmingham Museum of Art, Regions Field and ate lunch at Bistro Two Eighteen in Downtown. Birmingham is one of five finalists being considered. The DNC will also tour Columbus, Phoenix, Philadelphia and New York.... More>>
After serving Jacksonville State University for 40 years, Dr. William Meehan will retire next year. More>>
Two people were hurt, after a roof collapsed on top of them Monday. More>>
A prison psychologist argued that William Merriweather is competent to stand trial in a 7-year-old fatal bank robbery. More>>
The victim was found inside his vehicle which crashed into the shrubs located at the Motel 6. Now police are searching for the suspect.
This is the second arrest of Christina Goodson Amberson, of Southside, for the same crime. Authorities say she admitted to using methamphetamine while five months pregnant.
Two years ago, Mason Greeson was diagnosed with Wilms tumor. Today, he and his family are on their way to the happiest place on earth.
The male victim was shot once in the leg and taken to UAB hospital where he later died.
The world’s first digital golf glove shows its stuff in this edition of Tech Talk.The SensoGlove works as a personal golf trainer to help golfers avoid bad golfing habits, and play their best.The advanced SensoGlove features pressure points inside the glove, to measure hand pressure on golf clubs.The glove has a digital display to give feedback on pressure levels, and to correct “death grip” errors for more accurate and powerful golf swings.Enjoy the review! More>>
Here’s a quick look at stories making headlines this Monday including the international outrage over the handling of the remains of the victims on Malaysian Flight 17. Also, DNC representatives will be in Birmingham for the next two days. Plus, Congresswoman Terri Sewell is hosting a career readiness seminar in Birmingham today.
The Magic City is one of five cities under consideration to host the 2016 National Convention.
Sunday Afternoon, Joe Webb and Mario Addison hosted a back to school rally at the Central Park Recreational Field in Birmingham. Webb played for UAB and Addison played at Troy University; both are currently with the Carolina Panthers. At the rally, inflatables were set up, music was played and school supplies were handed out for children in grades K-8. Growing up in the Central Park neighborhood of Birmingham, Webb sa... More>>
Full service has resumed on the nation's second-largest commuter rail system after tumbling rocks damaged a stretch of tracks and halted trains north of New York City. More>>
Firefighters in Washington state are battling to gain control over dozens of wildfires.Gov. Jay Inslee says about 50 fires are burning, many of them touched off by lightning and fanned by gusty winds.A massive blaze has scorched nearly 340 square miles in the scenic Methow Valley. More>>
The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people after claiming at least 94 lives in the Philippines. More>>
The Federal Aviation Administration tells Boston's WBZ-TV that the balloon was attempting to land in the residential area in Clinton, Massachusetts when it hit the power lines around 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Five people on board were burned. More>>
A spokeswoman for the Ukrainian emergency services says separatist rebels have taken away all the 196 bodies that workers had recovered from the Malaysian Airlines plane crash site. More>>
Palestinian authorities reported intensified air strikes and shelling Saturday, as the death toll from Israel's offensive rose above 340 Palestinians.British Network Sky News captured an Israeli shelling in Gaza Saturday. The Sky report said the eleventh floor of an apartment building was targeted. Neighbors said a man who was sleeping on his balcony was killed.As night fell over Gaza City, shells and flares lit up the skyline. The Israeli military said it has hit more than twenty-three hundr... More>>
The government said Saturday that militiamen have removed 38 bodies from the crash site and have taken them to the rebel-held city of Donetsk. More>>
A town near Birmingham is getting federal money to help rebuild its fire department after a tornado.Congressman Spencer Bachus says the Kimberly Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant totaling $50,825.The money will go to purchase 20 sets of protective gear. More>>
The Park Service recorded 749,855 visitors in Alabama in 2013. That was up from 717,724 in 2012. The increase came even though there was a 16-day government shutdown in 2013. More>>
Twenty-four-year-old Patrice Taylor of Midland, Georgia, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to defraud the federal government. More>>
One is enough for Cleveland.The Ohio city on Friday officially dropped out of the running to host the Democrats' presidential convention in 2016. More>>
Alabama's 13 Ashley Roberts has your morning news for 7.19.14. More>>
Every year SEC football fans flock to the lobby of the Hyatt Regency waiting to catch a glimpse and maybe even a autograph from their favorite players and coaches. More>>
As the mother of the 22-month-old child who died in a hot car in Atlanta last week returns to Alabama, a groomsman of the child's father reacts to the allegations being made against his friend. More>>
The father charged in the Atlanta hot car death of his son has been terminated from his job. More>>
We're learning more about Justin Ross Harris who is accused of killing his toddler after leaving him in a hot car in Atlanta.The father's friend talked with news crews about her four year friendship with Harris.Harris is facing murder and child cruelty charges for allegedly leaving his son in his car on June 18 for about seven hours after forgetting to drop him off at day care.Justin Ross Harris and his wife Leanna use to live in a quiet neighborhood in Moundville, just outside of Tuscaloosa.... More>>
If you are looking for a challenge that will test your physical grit, stamina and drive, the Gadsden’s Barbarian Challenge in Etowah County is an event you don’t want to miss. Gadsden, the county seat is roughly an hour northwest of the state’s most populous area , the Birmingham metropolis, and is nestled in a geographically different landscape teeming with flowing creeks, calm lakes and the second tallest waterfall in the state. In recent years, officials with the local Chamber of Commerce ... More>>
The Lyric Theatre in downtown Birmingham was built in 1913 and was a regular stop on the Vaudeville circuit. The Lyric was built for stage shows and the intimate theatre seats 750 people. 8 million dollars has been raised to restore the Lyric and that work should be completed by August of next year. In this Spirit of Alabama see how people are working together to make the new Lyric a reality. More>>
What do you say we go for a little spin? We'll travel a busy Jefferson County thoroughfare where the ride is bumpy and the scenery isn't so pretty. Carson Road in Fultondale needs fixing, but the city and county are at odds over which one is responsible. So, who are you gonna call? Jeff Eliasoph is asking the questions as "13 Investigates: Whose road is it?" More>>
Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Tuesday including potential criminal charges against a mother who reported her 5 year-old missing because a family member said she was too intoxicated and took the child from her care. We'll also take a look at the verdict of Ryan Sims, the man accused of holding some Chelsea Middle School students hostage at gunpoint.
Officials remain on the scene of a homicide in the Center Point area. One man is dead and another injured.
Underground mining in one Jefferson County neighborhood is causing several houses there to sink. More>>
A funeral service will be held Saturday for a 22 month old who died after being left in a hot vehicle for several hours last week in Georgia. The incident happened in Cobb County, Georgia on June 18. More>>
Local charities pay the price when thieves steal donations. Plus, for-profit businesses are putting out their own bins confusing donors who often think they're giving to charity.
Tonight, a story of survival. A working man robbed, shot, left for dead. His survival is like a miracle, his story of forgiveness is more than I could have imagined. His name is Eldridge Knighton. he was a cab driver just doing his job. Little did he know that his last customer had robbery and murder on his mind. Here is tonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>
Ben Tomlinson was wounded by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan. Through organizations like the Tunnel Of Towers and the Gary Sinise Foundation Ben will have a new home which will allow him start a new life of independence. He can now put Afghanistan and combat in his rear view mirror. Home town hero Ben Tomlinson is tonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>
Click on the video player above to see Kyle Burger's full interview with coaching and celebrity impressionist Scott Moore. More>>
In this Spirit of Alabama report, Mike Royer introduces you to Claudio Reach, the Activities Director at St. Martin’s. More>>
Amid the national Veterans Administration scandal - two of Alabama's VA medical facilities were found to have some of the longest wait times in the country for new patients. They are in Montgomery and Tuskegee. Although Birmingham's VA Hospital is not on that list, a couple of local veterans do have complaints about medical care.
Although Birmingham's VA Hospital is not on that list, a couple of local veterans do have complaints about medical care.More>>
Due to a bankrupt contractor and other factors, Birmingham is still working to complete Cooper Green Park renovations more than three years after construction began. More>>
Seventy years after the allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy and turned the tide of World War II, former Tuscaloosa mayor Al DuPont still has vivid memories of serving as an army medic on Omaha beach. More>>
There has been no progress at the construction site of Birmingham's new West Police Precinct since we exposed the project's delay seven months ago. More>>
For Oneonta, the "wet versus dry" debate isn't just about alcohol sales -- principles of "doing the right thing" and bringing money to the area also come into play. More>>
An investigation is under way into a locally-based domestic and international adoption agency called Lifeline Children's Services. There is a concern about Lifeline not investigating children's backgrounds for international adoption. More>>
The Lovelady Center for ten years has been a home, a shelter, a place of recovery for hurting women. They help as many women as they can, and some folks are trying to make things a little better for them. It's tonight's Spirit of Alabama report. More>>
Mike Royer shares the story of appreciating life, family and friendship in this week's Spirit of Alabama report.
On April 28, more than a dozen tornadoes touched down in Alabama. Some of the storms wreaked havoc on flights at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. But,a few planes landed and took off while twisters were only miles away. 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>>
In Talladega, a 16-year-old sophomore honors student and high school basketball player, is warming the bench at home. He's been there since mid-January, suspended from school after an altercation with his basketball coach. His family is concerned the young man isn't being treated fairly. Was the incident just a part of the coaching culture, building character or something more? More>>
Rex and Sasha Gann are first graders at Creek View Elementary School in Alabaster. They have a lot in common, including their love for reading.During this school year Rex and Sasha have each read 1000 books. The school principal challenged students to read 5000 books. Find out if they reached that goal in this Spirit of Alabama report. More>>
Lisa Crane looked into this back-to-nature trend of plant-based health remedies to see if there are any safety concerns. 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.
Victims of a fatal Bessemer bank robbery believe this week's competency hearing prove the suspect should stand trial.