If you served in the military you've heard the expression “Three Hots and a Cot”. That's about the only promise made to a recruit. J.D. Simpson started a local ministry with that name and their mission is to meet the needs of American veterans who need a place to stay and a meal. Meeting the needs of those who have served us in this Spirit of Alabama report. More>>
The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed four cases of the EV-D68 virus which caused an outbreak in respiratory illnesses in the Midwest. More>>
The Tuscaloosa County Schools BRAVE program is empowering parents and students to identify and report bullying this school year. More>>
Two north Alabama men have been convicted of cheating during a fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville. More>>
Police investigators in Tuscaloosa would like your help in finding a person wanted in a purse snatching.According to a news release, Tuscaloosa Police officers responded to the DCH parking deck on East University Boulevard at 1:30 p.m. September 9, 2014.Officers were dispatched to check on a robbery call, and when they arrived, they were told a male suspect walked up to a 53 year old woman and asked if she smoked.The victim told him she did not, and then the suspect allegedly grabbed her purs... More>>
The incident happened Sunday, September 7.
The local chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security honors area police officers each year.
The region 22 K-9 training is underway this week at West Homewood Park.
A vote could come this week on President Obama's strategy for ISIS. Meanwhile, the rare respiratory virus has now been confirmed in Alabama children. Check out these stories and others in your Tuesday morning headlines.
Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey made a tour through Tuscaloosa based businesses as part of her statewide “on the move” tour.Ivey had coffee with the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce before she made visits to The Westervelt Company and Nucor Steel.The Lt. Governor talked with employees and leaders at Nucor Steel about what makes them successful. Ivey says the work ethic and positive environments makes the companies she visited work well. More>>
Recent results confirm the Enterovirus is active in Alabama.The Alabama Department of Public Health reports several test samples were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing.As of September 15, 2014, the results show 4 of 6 specimens from Mobile County tested positive for EV-D68.The 5th specimen was positive for Coxsackievirus B3 and the last specimen was negative.The ADPH is investigating clusters of children with the suspected virus, and health providers have been... More>>
You probably don't know Henry Swann. He's based out of Mobile, Ala., and works in hotel construction. Chances are, you are familiar with his alter ego, the fictional character Alabama Tom.
A Tuscaloosa man was arrested Saturday morning after a woman reported that she was choked and sexually assaulted by her boyfriend. More>>
In Alabama, one in four women will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. More than half a million cases of domestic assault were reported in Alabama over the past 20 years, and more than 700 of those cases resulted in death. More>>
The students used their bodies to form a slave ship, giving them a visual of what slaves endured.
Chatman was released from prison in connection to another Birmingham murder before the shooting death of Derrick King.
Several prohibited items have been confiscated by the TSA at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
A moment of silence will be held this morning across the city to honor the four little girls who lost their lives in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing 51 years ago.
It seems the new Miss America has everyone believing they can compete.Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned the winner last night after she sung “Happy” by Pharell Williams while tapping a red plastic cup on the floor during the talent competition.Well, the ladies of Today in Alabama were inspired by the routine and were eager to show off their talents as well.Check out Meteorologist Stephanie Walker, Traffic Anchor Eunice Elliot and Producer Mary Beth Harrison in the hilarious video above. More>>
After 12 years off the market, Coca-Cola has confirmed that SURGE will be produced once more for a limited time. More>>
A California man is behind bars after he's accused of killing his girlfriend's dog and feeding it to her after an argument. More>>
Photos of the jewelry that was sold to a nearby store helped lead detectives to the suspect.
The 55 year-old man from Hoover has been charged with second degree sodomy and rape. Authorities believe the alleged crimes happened over several months.
The vacant home was located at 309 47th Avenue in Northport. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the home was already fully involved and had collapsed.
Events are planned in Birmingham today to commemorate the 51st 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. Meanwhile, Ravens running back Ray Rice plans to appeal his NFL suspension today. Also, a new Miss America has been crowned. Check out these stories and others in your Monday morning headlines.
An ordinance regulating "vicious and dangerous" dogs in the city of Clay has been ruled "unconstitutional." In June 2013, the Clay City Council passed an ordinance that would have banned certain types of dogs that are deemed “vicious or dangerous.” Some people living in Clay were upset with the ordinance, including residents, Stephen and Mary Schreiner. The couple filed a lawsuit in July of 2013. Prior to the ordinanc... More>>
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed one man and left a woman in critical condition. The shooting happened around 6:30am Sunday in the 1500 block of Bessemer Road. Lt. Sean Edwards with the Birmingham Police Department says officers were notified about a shooting in the area. When they arrived, they found a Hispanic male and Hispanic female on the ground suffering from gunshot wound... More>>
The heroic doctor who hiked miles during the Winter ice storm to save a life, was honored today at UAB's football game.
An inmate dies in the Jefferson County jail following a confrontation with other inmates and guards. More>>
A Tuscaloosa woman was arrested earlier this week on charges of sexually abusing boys in her neighborhood. More>>
Construction on Birmingham's new $2.7 million West Police Precinct is underway after a work halted for over a year. More>>
The check was presented in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. More>>
Students at Mountain Brook's Cherokee Bend Elementary School took some time to celebrate some important members of their school's staff. More>>
The attorney mentions an incident that happened before the September 6 event on campus. The University of Alabama Police Department is investigating.
Crime scene investigators are on the scene of a shooting in a Birmingham housing development.The Birmingham Police Department reports the incident happened just before 11:00 a.m. Friday on Harding Court Way Southwest.That's in the Loveman's Village community.The shooting victim was apparently taken to BMC Princeton hospital by private vehicle, but was then transported to UAB Hospital.The victim has two gunshot wounds to the chest.Alabama's 13 News has a crew on the scene, and expect to have m... More>>
An Etowah County man was arrested for creating and distributing pornographic images of a child that were discovered by Danish authorities. More>>
The Fun Run has become quite the tradition for students and faculty at Moody Middle School.During the event, students run laps to earn money for their school.The school held its 4th Annual Fun Run under today's sunny skies.Last years, the event raised nearly $8,000. All of the proceeds raised go to Moody Middle School. More>>
Empowerment Week first began in 2013 during Birmingham's 50 Years Forward Commemoration, marking 50 years since the 1963 Civil Rights Movement.
The University of Alabama Board of Trustees voted to buy a portion of the old Partlow property and the property the new mental health hospital sits on.The purchase includes parcels 1 and 2 that fronts University Blvd. comprising approximately 118 acres for $32 million dollars. This includes both the grounds and the existing buildings including the improvements that were recently constructed on the property.University will not purchase the Department of Mental Health cemetery that is located o... More>>
Just this week, September 9th at 10:59 P.M., Alabama had an earthquake. The US Geological Survey reports a quake happened in Franklin County. At magnitude 2.1, most people didn't feel it. Stronger quakes have rattled Alabama, though. Alabama's 13 investigates what would happen if we had a significant earthquake today. Greg Privett explains the treats and how to prepare your family.
A day after being found 'not guilty' of murder, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of 'culpable homicide' in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Also, the South Carolina father accused of killing his five children is scheduled to be in court today. Check out these stories and others in your Friday morning headlines.
Remembering Alabama native killed at Pentagon on 9/11 Major Dwayne Williams was killed when the third plane hit the Pentagon thirteen years ago today. More>>
Motorist driving through Downtown Birmingham on Interstate 20/59 this morning may have experienced some delays. Crews from the Alabama Department of Transportation were out making repairs to the Central Business District Bridge. More>>
Two men are behind bars after stealing appliances from new homes being built in Hoover's Ross Bridge community. More>>
An Elmore County woman was killed in a collision with a large truck Thursday.The Alabama State Troopers report Alice Scott, 58, of Deatsville, was killed in the wreck.Scott was driving a 2008 Chevrolet HHR, when it collided with a 2007 International truck.It happened during lunch hour on Highway 31, near the Clanton City limit.No other details were made available. More>>
A potentially dangerous device was stolen from a vehicle in Tuscaloosa yesterday. More>>
The assault happened in a courtyard located between two dorms on the campus of The University of Alabama. The victim was taken to the hospital with a serious head injury.
Criminal investigators South Carolina are appealing for help from folks in Alabama in solving a hit-and-run case.The Columbia, South Carolina Police Department reports their investigation continues into a serious hit-and-run incident that happened in September 2012.That was the same time when the University of Alabama at Birmingham football team played a game with the University of South Carolina team in Columbia, SC.Investigators are reaching out to any Alabama resident who can offer informa... More>>
A total of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords were posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum yesterday, despite Google saying its servers were not breached. More>>
The North American Football League plans to kick of its inaugural season with eight teams including Birmingham Freedom. The league wants to expand to 16 during its first four years.
The AP is reporting that Timothy Jones, Jr., who is accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Wilcox County, has a criminal history. More>>
Timothy Ray Jones was investigated twice for child abuse before his five children were killed and later found in Wilcox County.
The Jefferson County District Attorney is probing a warehouse deal between the county EMA and an antique fire truck organization. More>>
A Jefferson County judge has set Matt Pitt's pre-trial hearing in his officer impersonation case. More>>
As the nation pauses to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks, several people in our area will be attending local observances and ceremonies.
Today marks 13 years since the 9-11 terror attacks. On this day of remembrance, millions around the country will stop to reflect on that horrific day and the heroes who died.Thirteen years later, and the memories and emotions have yet to fade.“"It's a sad day and you can never forget. We will never forget. We have to move on. We have to stay strong," said Albert Yagudayay, a New York resident.Ground zero continues to change and evolve. One World Trade has replaced the Twin Towers that once st... More>>
"The Biggest Loser" returns to NBC for a new season.This year's theme is "Glory Days", with 20 former athletes trying to reclaim the fitness they'velost.Former New England Patriots offensive lineman Damien Woody is part of the contestant mix, as is former Detroit Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell.New trainers are also on board, along with original trainer Bob Harper.He is going to be working with contestants at "Comeback Canyon" where contestants who are initially eliminated have a chance to e... More>>
President Obama addressed the nation Wednesday night in a primetime speech outlining his strategy on dealing with ISIS.
The autopsies of the five children whose bodies were found in Wilcox County will be today. Meanwhile, President Obama has laid out his ISIS strategy to the American public. Check out these stories and others in your Thursday morning headlines.
A total of 41 guns were taken off the street today after a month-long illegal narcotic and firearm investigation by the Birmingham Police Department. More>>
A South Carolina mother is distraught after learning her five children are dead and that their bodies were found here in Alabama. Also shocking, their father is in custody for their murders. More>>
Three people are behind bars after a month long investigation into meth trafficking near where children play in Mount Olive. More>>
A Birmingham man is facing charges after allegedly shooting his son over the use of a debit card. More>>
Sumner's Hardware in Holt was ordered to close its doors after the Tuscaloosa City Council revoked its business license last night. The Tuscaloosa Police Department presented information to the Public Safety Committee July 25 for discussion after an investigation led them to believe that the hardware store was a bookie operation for gambling. The matter was taken up by the Tuscaloosa City Council last night, which voted to revoked heir business license. Because the business is in the Tuscaloo... More>>
In a direct letter to board members, the former leader of the Alabama Education Association blasted the organization. “With great reluctance, but with absolute conviction of its necessity, I write this letter to you to inform you of the immediate danger, in fact crisis, in which our organization finds itself. “ Dr. Paul Hubbert led the AEA from 1969 till his retirement in 2011. This week, he sent an open letter to the... More>>
An Enid, Okla. woman says her Oklahoma driver's license features a unique symbol of her religious freedom. It may even prompt a giggle, but for Shawna Hammond, the spaghetti strainer is a symbol of freedom. More>>
The South Carolina father accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama will be charged with murder when he is extradited to his home state. More>>
A group of Mountain Brook Elementary students took to the track today after raising pledges to pay for educational expenses. More>>
Students at McAdory Elementary School created a living ribbon in support of the fight against cancer.The children and teachers gathered in a field behind the school Wednesday morning and formed a large yellow ribbon.The Hoover Police Department sent their helicopter to take photos from above.The school is taking part in the “Putting Childhood Cancer in Chains” campaign, where the children bring in dollars to put up in a paper chain link.The grade level with the longest paper chain by Friday w... More>>
Lee Carpenter played on some very good Auburn teams back in the early 70's. He was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease nearly 30 years ago. In this Spirit of Alabama report, Lee talks about his life and his appreciation for the recent attention and support ALS received due to the Ice Bucket Challenge. More>>
President Barack Obama is set to hit rewind on his approach to foreign policy when he addresses the nation Wednesday. A president who rode opposition to the Iraq War to the White House will try to convince the American people that, this time, the U.S. must wade back into the much-despised quagmire to eliminate the threat from the group ISIS.It's not the first time Obama has retreated from some of his most frequently-played sound bites regarding the terror threat in the Middle East. But with t... More>>
The remains of five missing children were found yesterday in Wilcox County. Meanwhile, the NTSB has released its findings on the UPS plane crash investigation. Watch these stories and others in your Wednesday morning headlines.
ALDOT Director John Cooper answered questions Friday about area highway projects, including a handful from our viewers about the delayed I-22 connection. More>>
Bridge design issues are delaying the $168 million project to connect Interstate 65 with Interstate 22 near Birmingham by several months.
Bridge design issues are delaying the $168 million project to connect Interstate 65 with Interstate 22 near Birmingham by several months.More>>
A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in the toddler's death. More>>
In this 13 Investigates report, we check back in with the Jefferson County tag renewal office to see if any improvements have been made since a new streamlined system was implemented in June.
It's one thing to get shot at in combat in one war, but Denzel Campbell got shot at in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.Denzel says; “how they missed me all those times, I'll never know.” Denzel saw more combat than most folks but lived to come back home to Alabama and he'll soon celebrate his 92nd birthday. Meet him in this Spirit of Alabama report. More>>
Samford University's football athletic trainers get to practice early and get started on their duties.
The University of Alabama and Auburn University spent more on their football programs during the 2013 season than any other college in the country.
The University of Alabama and Auburn University spent more on their football programs during the 2013 season than any other college in the country.More>>
Bill Seales, though challenged, chose to be independent in every way. So he did something sort of old fashioned, he figured he could make a decent living, the best he could and take care of he and his family. 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>>
More than 1 in 8 Alabamians are dealing with the disease, and experts say it is getting worse. 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>>
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.