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Jefferson Co. investigating deadly shooting at Centerpoint barbershop
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WIAT) Jefferson County Sheriffs Office is on the scene of shooting in the Centerpoint area. It happened around 3:00 p.m. outside of Coreys Barber Shop on 20th Court N.W. just off Center Point Parkway. CBS 42 is on the scene. We are working to get more details on this investigation.
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:36:03 PM


Alabama Power, Altec, and Regions commit $3 million to Birmingham Promise
Today, Mayor Randall L. Woodfin and Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring  announced the commitment of $3 million by Alabama … Continue reading "Alabama Power, Altec, and Regions commit $3 million to Birmingham Promise" The post Alabama Power, Altec, and Regions commit $3 million to Birmingham Promise appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:25:52 PM
9 fun food trucks winning the Birmingham culinary scene
We highlighted 15 Birmingham food trucks last year, but the list just keeps growing and were not mad about it. … Continue reading "9 fun food trucks winning the Birmingham culinary scene" The post 9 fun food trucks winning the Birmingham culinary scene appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:23:58 PM
Why popular Mobile restaurant, wine shop is expanding to Birmingham
Red or White Wine & Gourmet Center is making a move to the Magic City, and its chosen a prominent Forest Park spot to do so. The Mobile-based concept by Randy and Sherri Williams, which plans to open in the former Whistling Table restaurant location in May, also has restaurants in Fairhope and Orange Beach. “I always tell people that I want Red or Whites to be cousins not to be twins,” Randy Williams said. Williams spoke at length about the restaurant and the Birmingham market, as th...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:14:45 PM
Three heavy hitters commit $1M each to Birmingham Promise
The Birmingham Promise has received a sizable boost from three local corporations. Alabama Power Foundation, Altec\Styslinger Foundation and Regions are dedicating $1 million each to the Birmingham Promise program – the new workforce development initiative from the city of Birmingham that includes college scholarship and apprenticeships. "The Birmingham Promise is an important investment in the future of our workforce and the growth of our economy," said Tony Smoke, vice president Alabam...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:13:37 PM
Man with outstanding warrants in Michigan involved in deadly car crash, arrested for DUI
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriffs Office is investigating a deadly car accident involving a wanted man accused of driving under the influence. JCSO says deputies responded to a crash in the 1800 block of Carson Road around 10:30 p.m. Monday. There, they discovered that a Chrysler 200C had crossed the center […]...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:12:45 PM
17-year-old arrested for bringing firearm into Pleasant Grove High
PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (WIAT) — A 17-year-old Pleasant Grove High School student has been arrested after authorities were told the student was in possession of a firearm Tuesday. According to JCSO, school administrators and school resource officers were alerted by another student of the firearm on campus just after 11:30 p.m. School administrators located the […]...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:12:16 PM
Study begins in US to test possible coronavirus treatment
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and is eventually expected to include 400 patients at 50 locations around the world, officials said Tuesday. Half of the patients in the international study will receive the antiviral medicine remdesivir while the other half […]...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:45:22 PM
Shelby County teen goes missing again 1 week after being found
SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Shelby County Sheriffs Office is searching for a missing 17-year-old who went missing and was found just last week. Sky Brianna Laird was last seen in Chelsea Monday. She is described as 5-foot-7, weighing 230 pounds and having brown eyes and hair. Laird had gone missing Feb. 18 before […]...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:43:17 PM
Lakeview warehouse to be redeveloped for prominent Birmingham firms
Another building near Pepper Place will be redeveloped for the offices of two local companies, including one led by a New York Times-bestselling author.
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:40:13 PM
Regions opens five de novo branches, consolidates one
Regions Financial Corp. has opened five de novo branches in its footprint.
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:07:25 PM
Enjoy Birminghams best views & more when you live at Cortland Vesta
Have you seen the new high rise on Highland Avenue just below Red Mountain? Thats Cortland Vesta, the one-of-a-kind apartment … Continue reading "Enjoy Birminghams best views & more when you live at Cortland Vesta" The post Enjoy Birminghams best views & more when you live at Cortland Vesta appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:55:41 PM
Former Country Club of Birmingham employee sentenced for wire fraud
A former Country Club of Birmingham employee has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for wire fraud. Michael Charles Vines, who pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in September 2019, defrauded the country club of over $630,000, according to court documents. Vines, who managed the cash and checks received from members and outside vendors or visitors as an accounts receivable clerk, made false and fraudulent entries into the country clubs financial management system as well as in pe...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:46:37 PM
Commissioners hear more opposition to proposed bridge
Dozens of concerned citizens attended Monday night's meeting to express their opposition to the Coosa River Bridge project.
280 Living at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:01:09 PM
Councilor Smitherman hosts Gen Z voter training conference
By Cody Owens birminghamal.gov  As the youngest member of the Birmingham City Council, Crystal Smitherman is firm in her belief that millennials and members of Generation Z wield extraordinary power in our current political system, both on a local and national level. This past week, the District 6 office hosted a Millennial and Generation Z […]...
Birmingham Times at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:20:11 PM
Cahaba Medical Care opens clinic at Hemphill Elementary
By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  School and healthcare professionals gathered last week at Hemphill Elementary School in West Birmingham to celebrate the opening of a new school-based health clinic. The Birmingham City Schools system partnered with Cahaba Medical Care to celebrate opening the clinic.  “Weve been working on this clinic for almost a year, […]...
Birmingham Times at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:14:09 PM
Guest Notebook: How downtown Birmingham came back
Everyones thrilled with our highly energized downtown. Downtown Birmingham was dying. Now theres construction everywhere. What happened? Heres the backstory. Loft apartments rescued downtown Birmingham. In the 1980s, department stores — Lovemans, Blachs and Pizitz — were closing, and shoe stores, dress shops and other stores were following them to suburban malls. Vacant storefronts proliferated. Boarded buildings reinforced perceptions of crime. A sensational murder led to the…...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:51:03 PM
Wedding boutique moves from Homewood to Mountain Brook
A boutique wedding shop is moving from Homewood to Lane Parke. Carriage House Weddings owner Caroline Eades is moving the business to Mountain Brook on March 9 after 16 years in Homewood. “We are redefining the shopping experience with a state-of-the-art bridal boutique with no comparison in the southeast,” Eades said. “We have grown immensely in the last 16 years and knew Lane Parke was the perfect location for our future. I am looking forward to being alongside other incredible local bu...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:50:37 PM
Ramsay, Huffman representing Birmingham in Final Four
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Hundreds of high school basketball stars from around the state are in Birmingham this week, each hoping to hoist a state championship trophy. Two of the teams competing will feel right at home. The BJCC is hosting the Alabama High School Athletic Associations Final Four this week. Two schools from the […]...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:32:05 AM
These 2 women make Birmingham beautiful. Find out how. (MURAL PHOTOS)
Who doesnt love murals and public art in Birmingham? Meet Jordy and Levi, two artists with bendyknees design company and … Continue reading "These 2 women make Birmingham beautiful. Find out how. (MURAL PHOTOS)" The post These 2 women make Birmingham beautiful. Find out how. (MURAL PHOTOS) appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:08:18 AM
Student examined, others moved to different bus after morning bus crash near 1st Avenue
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham City Schools announced in a statement that on Tuesday a school bus and a vehicle were involved in an accident near First Avenue South and the I-20 exit ramp. One student was examined by paramedics on the scene and released to a family member. Other students on the bus were […]...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:51:32 AM
Walker County Jail gives out Hepatitis A vaccines to inmates for free
WALKER COUNTY, Ala (WIAT) — For the first time, the Walker County Jail administered Hepatitis A vaccines to inmates voluntarily for free. Rodger Childers, president of Preemptive Forensic Health Solutions, said this was a big deal because those incarcerated are in the high-risk category of catching Hepatitis A. “The biggest impact will be when the […]...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:31:41 AM
Job hunting? Here are 30 companies hiring in Birmingham like Maple Street Biscuit Co.
Its time to find out whos hiring in Birmingham. We have 30 great career opportunities this week, so be sure … Continue reading "Job hunting? Here are 30 companies hiring in Birmingham like Maple Street Biscuit Co." The post Job hunting? Here are 30 companies hiring in Birmingham like Maple Street Biscuit Co. appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:28:18 AM
Birmingham firm embarking on $24M hospital project
The Sanders Trust has broken ground on a $24 million inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  The hospital, dubbed Mercy Hospital Fort Smith, Is a part of a joint venture between the St. Louis-based Mercy Health System and Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare. They will operate the hospital upon completion. The joint venture selected The Sanders Trust as the developer to finance, construct and own the hospital. The location will have 40 beds and is estimated at 53,000 square...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:25:11 AM
UAB proposes demolition of large Southside property
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is looking to demolish an old storage warehouse on the citys Southside to provide more parking for UAB Medicine facilities.
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:18:04 AM
Express MRI to open Birmingham location
A Georgia-based medical testing provider is opening its first location in Alabama. Express MRI, which has one other location in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, will open a facility in the Lee Branch shopping center along U.S. 280 in April. CEO Alex Halpern said the company will be taking 1,600 square feet at 250 Doug Baker Boulevard, Suite 100. Halpern and Jeff Waronker will serve as the local leaders for Express MRI Birmingham, with a team of eight employees. "Lee Branch is high-per...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:14:24 AM
GE Appliances completes $125M expansion in Alabama
The largest industrial employer in Morgan County has completed a multimillion-dollar investment at its manufacturing plant. GE Appliances invested $125 million in expanding its manufacturing facility in Decatur to meet a growing demand for its top-mounted freezer refrigerators. The investment, which involved new equipment and 40,000 square feet of additional space, was projected to create 255 new jobs and taking total employment to 1,300. The expansion has boosted plant capacity by 25%, ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:14:03 AM
Alabama Sheriffs Association to announce new officer warning system
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama Sheriffs Association will hold a news conference Tuesday to address the recent rash of deadly shooting across the state. According to the association, in the last 13 months, there have been a record seven deaths of Alabama police officers from gun violence. The association plans to announce a new […]...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:43:40 AM
Helena police arrest 2 out of 3 men in connection to stolen vehicle investigation
HELENA, Ala. (WIAT) — The Helena Police Department has released more information regarding this mornings suspect search: Two out of three suspects have been apprehended. The search started after the car theft suspects were spotted in Alabaster around 4 a.m. The suspects crashed the vehicle and took off into a wooded area after police created […]...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:02:08 AM
Birminghams Mittie Cannon named semifinalist in Central Alabamas Remarkable Women contest
(WIAT) — CBS 42 is joining our parent company Nexstar Media in recognizing remarkable women across the country. Based on your nominations, four semifinalists have been selected, and now its our chance to introduce each of them to our viewers. In the video above, youll meet Dr. Mittie Cannon, a phenomenal educator and nonprofit founder […]...
CBS42 - TV at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:38:35 AM
6 local startups compete for $150K at Alabama Launchpad 2020 on Feb. 27
Alabamas next wave of entrepreneurs will compete for part of $150K in funding at the Alabama Launchpad 2020 Cycle 1 … Continue reading "6 local startups compete for $150K at Alabama Launchpad 2020 on Feb. 27" The post 6 local startups compete for $150K at Alabama Launchpad 2020 on Feb. 27 appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:00:00 AM
Food Explorer Club: The app for parents with kids who are picky eaters
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Food Explorer Club is growing with app downloads from parents of picky eaters as moms and dads look for new ways to get their children to try new foods. Since launching the app in October 2019, the app has been downloaded by the thousands and its in almost every state […]...
CBS42 - TV at Monday, February 24, 2020 11:35:01 PM
Shelby County residents once again express opinions on proposed toll bridge
SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Shelby County Commission meeting was once again filled with residents against the proposed toll bridge. The Coosa River Express was not on the agenda but that hasnt stopped concerned residents from taking over commission meetings. Shelby County Commissioners say it could be another month before the bridge comes to […]...
CBS42 - TV at Monday, February 24, 2020 11:27:12 PM
Change to state school board on ballot for Alabama primary
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabamians heading to the polls next Tuesday may notice one ballot item that could change the way members on the Alabama State Board of Education are selected. Amendment One would change the Alabama Constitution to make the board one appointed by the governor as opposed to an elected position. “What were […]...
CBS42 - TV at Monday, February 24, 2020 7:47:32 PM
Wilder says pre-fight costume wore him down before Fury did
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deontay Wilder says the elaborate outfit he wore on his ring walk wore him down so much that he didnt have the legs to withstand Tyson Fury in their heavyweight title fight. Wilder also told The Associated Press he would execute a clause in his contract for a third fight with […]...
CBS42 - TV at Monday, February 24, 2020 6:55:32 PM
Lowndes County man accused of attempted murder wanted, on the loose
LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Lowndes County Sheriffs Office has notified Crime Stoppers of a wanted man accused of attempted murder. Justin Rashaun Lawrence, 25, is wanted for allegedly shooting a subject on Harry Road in Tyler, Ala. Monday. The victim was rushed to a hospital for treatment. They are stable but in critical […]...
CBS42 - TV at Monday, February 24, 2020 6:35:03 PM
The Freedom Bridge honoring veterans unveiled in Blount County
ONEONTA, Ala. (WIAT)– A newly upgraded bridge honoring Blount Countys veterans opened Monday afternoon. The Freedom Bridge pays tribute past and present service members. Unique plaques sit at each corner, recognizing United States conflicts. According to the Patriot Guard Riders, Blount County has an extensive military history. While the bridge pays homage to all vets, […]...
CBS42 - TV at Monday, February 24, 2020 6:04:53 PM
6 places to get ramen in Birmingham, including Bamboo on 2nd
Ramen: the ultimate noodle soup, my personal comfort food and the cure to any rainy day blues. Here are 6 … Continue reading "6 places to get ramen in Birmingham, including Bamboo on 2nd" The post 6 places to get ramen in Birmingham, including Bamboo on 2nd appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Monday, February 24, 2020 5:58:05 PM
Shelby County Sheriffs Office searching for 2 small dogs stolen from Chelsea Park neighborhood
SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Shelby County Sheriffs Office is investigating the theft of two small dogs from the Chelsea Park neighborhood. SCSO only offered the two pictures above of the accused suspect and the get-away vehicle. No other information has been released at this time. If you any information on this case, contact […]...
CBS42 - TV at Monday, February 24, 2020 5:39:57 PM
Warrants: 23-year-old Fort Valley State student strangled by boyfriend; charged with murder
FORT VALLEY, GA – (WIAT & CNN) The boyfriend a 23-year-old Fort Valley Student, Anitra Gunn is now charged with her murder. According to Georgia Investigators, 23-year-old DeMarcus Little was already in custody and facing charges for criminal damage of property. Authorities say two weeks ago, Little broke Anitra Gunns apartment window and slashed her […]...
CBS42 - TV at Monday, February 24, 2020 5:22:31 PM
REPORTS: Scott Cochran leaving Alabama for job at Georgia
Cochran has been the Crimson Tide's strength and conditioning coach since 2007.
CBS42 - TV at Monday, February 24, 2020 4:26:36 PM
The Reset: Eagles basketball heads to final four, spring sports begin
The local high school sports teams have been in action over the past two weeks.
280 Living at Monday, February 24, 2020 4:07:17 PM
Tuscaloosa police offering $25,000 reward for information on woman who died in 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — On Feb. 24, 2013, 73-year-old Kate Ragsdale was found dead in her home. Seven years later, her case is still open. The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit (TVCU) is still looking for any new leads that could possibly bring justice for Ragsdale. There is currently a combined $25,000 reward for any information […]...
CBS42 - TV at Monday, February 24, 2020 4:05:33 PM
Local manufacturer acquired by Texas company
A local manufacturer has been acquired by IES Holdings, a Houston based holding company that manages operating subsidiaries that provides electrical contracting and infrastructure services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Plant Power & Control Systems LLC is an Alabaster-based manufacturer and installer of custom engineered power distribution equipment.  “IESs strategic resources, industry expertise and long-term commitment to its employees and customers align with our...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, February 24, 2020 4:04:04 PM
Developer plans mixed-use project at former school in Shelby County suburbs
A large development complete with restaurants, shops, offices and a brewery is in the works for a growing suburb of Birmingham.
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, February 24, 2020 3:55:34 PM
Pioneering mathematician Katherine Johnson, portrayed in Hidden Figures, has died
Associated Press HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — NASA says Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked on NASAs early space missions and was portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. In a Monday morning tweet, the space agency said it celebrates her 101 years of life and her legacy of […]...
Birmingham Times at Monday, February 24, 2020 3:52:51 PM
Regions Financial Corp. ranks on Forbes Americas Best Banks list
Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE:RF) has landed on Forbes 11th annual Americas Best Banks list. The Birmingham-based bank ranked 91 among the 100 largest publicly traded banks and thrifts recognized across the U.S., and it was the only Alabama bank to make the list. Banks were ranked based on their growth, credit quality and profitability according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. According to the list, Regions has $128 billion in assets with 15.8% return on tangible common e...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, February 24, 2020 3:17:15 PM
BHM reports decrease in passenger traffic in January
Passenger traffic is off to a slow start at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in 2020. The airport reported a 3.07% drop in traffic in January, compared to 2019 after a solid year of growth with two low-cost airlines operating in the market. A total of 217,128 passengers traveled through BHM in January, compared to 224,012 in January 2019. The airport served 3,090,604 passengers year to date in 2019. BHM lost Via Airlines in May, and Frontier Airlines flew its last flight ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, February 24, 2020 3:15:18 PM
B. Smith, Model-Turned TV Host, Dies at 70 after Alzheimers Battle
MSN News B. Smith, one of the countrys first high-profile black models who went on to become an author, restaurateur and lifestyle maven, has died after a seven-year battle with Alzheimers disease. She was 70. Dan Gasby, Smiths husband and caretaker, confirmed to USA TODAY that she died Saturday at home in Long Island, New York, in a […]...
Birmingham Times at Monday, February 24, 2020 1:42:06 PM
Kobe Bryants widow sues helicopter operator for deaths
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of Kobe Bryant has sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed her husband and her 13-year-old daughter last month. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions Jan. 26 […]...
CBS42 - TV at Monday, February 24, 2020 1:36:13 PM
Scott Martin: Cool, dry weekend for Alabama
Rain returns to the state on Monday.
Alabama Power at Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:50:43 AM
Ultimate Alabama Bucket List: Mobile
Its the Port City and the Azalea City, but its also a place with unlimited things to do.
Alabama Power at Friday, February 21, 2020 5:00:03 PM
James Spann: Dry weather continues for Alabama through the weekend
Most places will see a low in the 20s early Saturday morning.
Alabama Power at Friday, February 21, 2020 4:39:00 PM
Katrina Watson is an Alabama Bright Light illuminating the path to literacy
The Literacy Council of Central Alabama offers life-changing instruction.
Alabama Power at Friday, February 21, 2020 3:00:20 PM
The Grilling King reveals the easiest path to perfect steak
Watch as the three-minute method works to perfection.
Alabama Power at Friday, February 21, 2020 1:00:54 PM
Wayne Dean preserving Alabamas place in Mardi Gras history
Latest book details legacy of Joe Cain and Mobile's heritage as the birthplace of Mardi Gras.
Alabama Power at Friday, February 21, 2020 11:00:36 AM
Billy Reid Opening
Billy Reid celebrated its first Birmingham location in Pepper Place. Guests got to meet and greet designer Billy Reid and enjoy beer from Trim Tab Brewery, The Balvenie cocktails, and small bites from Chef Adam Evans of Automatic Seafood and Oysters.
B-Metro at Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM
The State of Affairs
Whats the worst thing about Birmingham?  The fact that its in Alabama, of course! By Max Rykov Our host state has just concluded a three year-long celebration of its Bicentennial, and unless we succeed in any secession efforts, were stuck here for at least the next 200 years as well. In 1817, what we now... Read More...
B-Metro at Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Karims BHM: Only Connect
As the new head of the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, Reverend Melissa Patrick works on connecting humanity and bridging gaps. I met recently with the newly appointed Executive Director of Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, Reverend  Melissa Patrick. Her words were profound and powerful. She sees her new responsibilities fitting her history and her milieu. “I understand faith as... Read More...
B-Metro at Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM
The Eyes Have It
At iiis, an optical shop in Five Points South, shopping for eyewear is a soulful experience.  Kris Childs founded this optical shop in Birminghams Five Points South neigborhood in 1994 as an expression of her creative spark, and 25 years and more than 15,000 customers later that spark is still obvious when you walk in... Read More...
B-Metro at Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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