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Suspect steals vehicle, leads police on short pursuit in Homewood
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — A man is facing multiple charges after he stole a vehicle and led police on a short pursuit Sunday afternoon. Around 1 p.m., Homewood police were dispatched to a possible theft in the 100 block of Woodmont Drive, according to Sgt. John Carr with Homewood Police Department. Once officers arrived, the […]...
CBS42 - TV at Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:22:56 PM


Fiery head-on collision in Northport leaves 1 dead
NORTHPORT, Ala. (WIAT) — Police are investigating a car crash that left one man dead early Sunday morning. Around 2 a.m., Northport police responded to a two-vehicle collision between a tanker truck and a car on the Hugh Thomas Bridge near Black Warrior River in downtown Tuscaloosa. The driver of the car was traveling in […]...
CBS42 - TV at Sunday, August 25, 2019 3:32:46 PM
Central AL Forecast: Wet Weather Continues, Tropics Turning Active
RIGHT NOW: We picked up a decent amount of rain areawide yesterday after another round of scattered downpours…officially, we picked up 0.94” at the Birmingham airport over the past 24 hours. As of 4:30 AM, we have heavy downpours happening South of Birmingham in portions of Shelby & Chilton Counties.  Temperatures areawide are in the […]...
CBS42 - TV at Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:11:48 PM
Central AL Forecast: Wet thru early next week, Then possible cool down!
RIGHT NOW: Scattered storms are popping  up across much of Central Alabama. These storms are moving very slow and are nearly stationary. This means localized flooding will be our main concern throughout the remainder of our Saturday.  TONIGHT: Storms are slowly progressing east and once the sun goes down, much of the activity will come […]...
CBS42 - TV at Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:11:48 PM
TROPICS: New Tropical Depression likely to become Hurricane Dorian
Newly formed Tropical Depression Five is slowly gaining strength in the Atlantic. Right now, it is moving west around 12 miles per hour and is about 700 miles from the Lesser Antilles islands in the Caribbean. It is expected to near the islands by Tuesday.  The National Hurricane expects this to be a tropical storm […]...
CBS42 - TV at Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:52:07 PM
Happy 80th Birthday Savage’s Bakery! Our hearts “Meltaway” for you
Happy 80th Birthday Savage’s Bakery! With all the new restaurants opening up throughout the  area, we thought it would be … Continue reading "Happy 80th Birthday Savage’s Bakery! Our hearts “Meltaway” for you" The post Happy 80th Birthday Savage’s Bakery! Our hearts “Meltaway” for you appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:50:22 PM
Man who spent 2 years in jail for crime he did not commit now free
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — For Treveon Weaver, it’s been a long road. “I’m 21, I’ve got a long life ahead of me,” said Weaver. “A long life. I just started!” For two years, Weaver was locked up in jail for a crime that he did not commit. “It’s just sad that two years of a […]...
CBS42 - TV at Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:23:19 AM
Jury renders guilty verdict in Florida parking lot shooting
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Pinellas County jury has found Michael Drejka guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton. Jury deliberations in the Michael Drejka trial began Friday afternoon. Friday marked day three of testimony in the controversial manslaughter trial. To review day two of testimony, click here. Michael Drejka shot […]...
CBS42 - TV at Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:46:02 AM
Lions Unable to Recover from Rebels Explosive First Quarter
A three touchdown first quarter from Vestavia Hills proved to be to much for Briarwood as the Lions fell 38-3 in exhibition contest.
280 Living at Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:17:26 AM
Ground Game Lifts Oak Mountain Over Chelsea
Ground game lifts Oak Mountain to a road victory at Chelsea as Smith accounts for a pair of rushing touchdowns, while the Eagles' defense pitched a shutout.
280 Living at Friday, August 23, 2019 11:29:20 PM
Two suspects make court appearance for the murder of Willoe Watkins
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Two men accused of brutally murdering 20-year-old Willoe Watkins from Jefferson County earlier this summer made a court appearance Friday morning in Tuscaloosa for a preliminary hearing. Kathy Harrison is the victim’s grandmother. She, along with a group of family members, attended the court preliminary hearing held at the Tuscaloosa County […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 8:52:42 PM
14-year-old killed in Tarrant gas station shooting
TARRANT, Ala. (WIAT) — A 14-year-old has died after being shot at a Tarrant gas station Friday evening. The shooting happened at the Exxon Mobile near Pinson Valley Pkwy around 5 p.m. The teen was rushed to UAB Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. According to police, the teen was sitting in a vehicle […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 8:13:30 PM
The Latest: Harris gets warm welcome at California meeting
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local): 2:35 p.m. California Sen. Kamala Harris is getting a rousing hometown welcome at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in San Francisco. Harris is looking to California as a potentially key part of her path […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 6:04:03 PM
Biden says Trump making America less secure, less respected
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing Donald Trump ahead of the president’s visit to the Group of Seven summit in France, saying Trump is engaged in an “irrational and self-defeating campaign to make America less secure and less respected in the world.” Biden says Trump’s criticism of Denmark and other NATO […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 5:08:15 PM
Rep. Seth Moulton ends Democratic presidential primary bid
WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is exiting the Democratic presidential primary race, becoming the second 2020 candidate to drop out this week as the field narrows. Moulton announced the end of his campaign during remarks to the Democratic National Committee at their summer meeting Friday in California. He says, “Though this campaign is […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 4:32:18 PM
NTSB: Earnhardt Jr. plane crash caused by failed landing gear
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — A report from the National Transportation Safety Board stated an airplane crash involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. was caused by failed landing gear. According to the report, when the plane landed the gear collapsed allowed the right wing to make contact with the roadway. The plane bounced twice, then continued airborne down the […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 4:22:37 PM
Swim Guide: What to know before diving in the river
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — The Coosa Riverkeeper takes steps to inform the public of water quality in popular swimming holes every week during the summer months through Labor Day. The organization collects samples of water from the Coosa River and its connected lakes, streams, and tributaries to test for harmful bacteria such as E. coli. […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 4:13:27 PM
Construction firm developing new HQ near Patchwork Farms
A construction company is developing a new headquarters near Patchwork Farms and Grandview Medical Center.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 3:55:52 PM
Alabama charter school initiative wins $25M grant
Alabama will receive an infusion of $25 million to advance the efforts of bringing charter schools to the state. New Schools for Alabama, formerly known as the Alabama Coalition for Public Charter Schools, is receiving the funds as a part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program grant. The nonprofit has a goal of attracting 15 new charter schools to Alabama over the next five years, according to AL.com. New Schools for Alabama will oversee a competitive grant process...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 3:48:36 PM
Crash involving hazardous materials closes Alabama freeway
GREENVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama interstate was shut down in both directions for several hours and a nearby high school closed for the day as a precaution after a crash involving a semitrailer carrying hazardous materials. Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn said Friday morning that northbound lanes of Interstate 65 had reopened in the […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 3:47:17 PM
Hibbett Sports posts a mix of gains and losses for Q2 2019
Local sports fashion retailer Hibbet Sports has posted the results for the second financial quarter of 2019.  Net sales increased for the company 19.6% to $252.4 million, including $42 million for City Gear for Q2. Last quarter, net sales were at $211.1 million. Gross margin reached $30.3% for Q2, compared with 31.4% percent for 2018.  Store operating, selling and administrative expenses were 31.8% of net sales, compared with 29.4% for Q2 2018.  Net loss was $8.8 million, or $0.49 per s...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 3:47:07 PM
How Alabama's universities fared in Forbes' 2019 top colleges list
Forbes magazine's list of America's top colleges for 2019 is out, and several Alabama universities ranked among the top 15% in the nation. Forbes said its rankings seek to identify the schools that deliver the top academics, best experiences, career success and lowest debt. Auburn University and Samford University were the top-ranked schools in Alabama, with both making the top 200. Out of more than 4,300 degree-granting institutions in the U.S., just 650 – or 15% – earned the honor ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 3:43:26 PM
Woodlawn Foundation names interim executive director as Mackin takes California post
Sally Mackin is departing the Woodlawn Foundation after 10 years at the helm, and the organization has hired a leader with a variety of experience heading up nonprofits as its interim executive director. Pat Hoban-Moore is the foundation's new interim leader. She will succeed Mackin, who will become executive director of Healdsburg Education Foundation in Healdsburg, California. “Pat brings a wealth of experience to the foundation to ensure that our leadership transition process goes as sm...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 1:53:08 PM
1 suspect arrested in deadly Grayson Valley shooting; second suspect identified
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE -5:25 p.m. – We have an update on the deadly Grayson Valley shooting investigation. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, detectives have arrested one suspect in connection to the shooting. The other suspect has been identified, and warrants for that person’s arrest are pending. 10:00 a.m- The Jefferson County […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 1:50:55 PM
Salon owner sells US 280 location, boosts Avondale presence
A Birmingham salon owner has moved her operations to the growing Avondale community. Morgan Mondy sold her salon, Morgan Ashley Studio Salon at 7350 Cahaba Valley Road off U.S. 280, this summer and is focusing her attention on growing her business at MAE at 130 41st St. S. While Monday went from a 2,700-square-foot space down to 1,400, she said it was a goal for her and her six employees to be a part of something. "I decided to move to Avondale to be a part of the revitalization effort...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 12:16:15 PM
New Birmingham-based nonprofit focuses on educating families in business
A new Birmingham-based nonprofit has educating business owners in its crosshairs. Alabama Family Enterprise Partnership was formed earlier this year as a way to educate family business owners, their family members and non-family executives on the unique issues associated with family business. The nonprofit also educates advisers who work with family businesses throughout the Birmingham metro area. Founder Marc Corsini, who also runs Corsini Consulting Group, said he realized five years a...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 12:15:20 PM
Ronald Mathieu flies head on into new airport CEO role
The new head of BHM is eager to make it a boutique destination.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM
Your guide to 27 of the best wing spots in Birmingham
We asked, and you answered. From seafood spots to straight up BBQ joints—Here are 27 of the best wing spots … Continue reading "Your guide to 27 of the best wing spots in Birmingham" The post Your guide to 27 of the best wing spots in Birmingham appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, August 23, 2019 11:04:47 AM
Legal roundup: Maynard Cooper, Bradley attorneys recognized; Cory Watson adds associate
Editor's Note: Legal Roundup is the BBJ's weekly look at news and notes from the local legal scene. Send items to acoker@bizjournals.com. • Maynard Cooper & Gale LLP and four of its estate planning attorneys have earned top rankings in the 2019 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide: The World’s Leading Private Wealth Advisors. Chambers HNW Guide recognizes the leading private wealth lawyers in over 50 countries throughout the world and is the result of in-depth analysis and thous...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 10:57:02 AM
Victim identified in Helena homicide linked to possible domestic altercation
HELENA, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (8/23): Helena police have released new information regarding Thursday’s deadly domestic altercation. The victim, Beverly Harris, 45, was shot and killed and her husband Naylan Lamar Harris, 45, was arrested in connection to the killing. According to police, Beverly Harris had been arrested the day before. She posted bail and […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 10:52:25 AM
Student with Fragile X syndrome makes final touchdown, winning game
IRONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — It’s the play that will have a lot of people talking today. Central Clay’s Tim Kiser scored on a 55-yard touchdown on the final play of Thursday night’s preseason exhibition game against Shades Valley. Kizer has Fragile-X syndrome. It is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems. It […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 10:45:31 AM
Birmingham seeks stronger business ties with Israel
The state has been looking to bolster its trade relationships with a number of countries, and one of the focus areas is Israel.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 10:43:30 AM
7 Alabama sixth graders taken to hospital for overheating
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Seven Alabama middle school students were hospitalized for heat distress symptoms after participating in an outdoor gym class. News outlets report about 30 students at Wetumpka Middle School complained of being overheated Thursday afternoon while they were walking and running on the track. Elmore County Public Schools Superintendent Richard Dennis said […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 10:37:02 AM
50 weekend events in Birmingham, August 23-25, including Side Walk Film Festival
It’s going to be a festive weekend in Birmingham. Here’s what’s happening in the Magic City, August 23-25. Sign up … Continue reading "50 weekend events in Birmingham, August 23-25, including Side Walk Film Festival" The post 50 weekend events in Birmingham, August 23-25, including Side Walk Film Festival appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, August 23, 2019 10:28:22 AM
Fall is on the way, but these Aug 23-25 Open Houses won’t stay
Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 31 open houses for you to check out this … Continue reading "Fall is on the way, but these Aug 23-25 Open Houses won’t stay" The post Fall is on the way, but these Aug 23-25 Open Houses won’t stay appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00:09 AM
School for children with hearing loss relocates
MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala (WIAT) — A school that helps hearing-impaired children is relocating to a church in Mountain Brook. The Wooley Institute of Spoken Language Education, known as WISE, starts preschool at Shades Valley Presbyterian Church on Monday, August 26. It’s the only preschool of its kind in the state of Alabama and has changed […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 9:54:28 AM
How Birmingham companies are tackling the economy’s biggest challenge
For Birmingham to solve its labor pains, experts say businesses must play a pivotal role. here’s a look at four tone-setting innovators.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 9:45:38 AM
Encompass Health to expand footprint in metro Atlanta
Encompass Health Corp. will be expanding its reach in the Atlanta market with a new 50-bed rehabilitation hospital in Cumming, Georgia. The hospital is slated to be open in the fourth quarter of 2020.  The hospital will be located on 9.2 acres at 1165 Sanders Road in Cumming, according to Encompass Health. The location will provide comprehensive rehabilitative services to patients overcoming a variety of illnesses and injuries, including strokes and other neurological disorders.  “Cumming...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 9:44:17 AM
Three Alabama beach cities rank among top 25 destinations to buy a second home
Three Alabama vacation spots have landed on a list of best destinations to buy a second home. That’s according to the second annual Top 25 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home report – designed to help buyers maximize their investment by providing useful data, including cap rate, net operating income and median home cost. Vacasa, North America’s largest vacation rental management platform, analyzed home sales data in vacation destinations throughout the country and overlaid it with actual pe...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 9:40:13 AM
New bakery coming to Columbiana
A bakery is joining Columbiana's downtown district. Tee's Cakes and Pastries will open this fall in the Shops of Columbiana storefront on Main Street, according to the Shelby County Reporter. It's the second Tee's Cakes and Pastries location for owners Eddie and Theresa Herrod. They also have a location in Chelsea. The bakery offers custom made cakes and pastries for every occasion as well as pies, cookies, brownies, cupcakes and more.
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 9:36:50 AM
7 reasons to attend the UAB Blazers Football kickoff on August 29th
Hey, football fans! The 2019 UAB Blazers Football season is just under a week away from kickoff on August 29th … Continue reading "7 reasons to attend the UAB Blazers Football kickoff on August 29th" The post 7 reasons to attend the UAB Blazers Football kickoff on August 29th appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, August 23, 2019 9:16:50 AM
Billionaire David Koch has died at age 79
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire David Koch (kohk) has died at age 79. Koch was a major donor to conservative causes and educational groups. His older brother, Charles, said on Friday, “It is with a heavy heart that I now must inform you of David’s death.” The Kochs were best known for a vast political network […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 9:08:58 AM
Elite climber, 17-year-old Ben Burkalter of Homewood, shares his climbing story and insider tips
Saturday, August 24 is Global Climbing Day. To commemorate the occasion, we spoke with one of the sport’s elite athletes, … Continue reading "Elite climber, 17-year-old Ben Burkalter of Homewood, shares his climbing story and insider tips" The post Elite climber, 17-year-old Ben Burkalter of Homewood, shares his climbing story and insider tips appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, August 23, 2019 9:03:31 AM
Homewood Theatre open doors to their new home at Brookwood Village (Photos)
Birmingham has some great theatres, talented theatrical companies and lots of extremely gifted performers. A new location has officially been … Continue reading "Homewood Theatre open doors to their new home at Brookwood Village (Photos)" The post Homewood Theatre open doors to their new home at Brookwood Village (Photos) appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, August 23, 2019 8:33:22 AM
7 reasons you need to know Rebecca Dobrinski, including FUNights Birmingham
Birmingham, meet Rebecca Dobrinski. For those of you who know her already, she needs no introduction. She’s making a big … Continue reading "7 reasons you need to know Rebecca Dobrinski, including FUNights Birmingham" The post 7 reasons you need to know Rebecca Dobrinski, including FUNights Birmingham appeared first on Bham Now .
Bham Now at Friday, August 23, 2019 8:20:14 AM
Tailgate challenge, music festivals and more this weekend!
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — It’s the weekend! Looking for something to do? We’ve got you covered. Traffic Anchor and Local Entertainment Guru Michelle Logan talked to Happenin’s in the Ham to get the inside scoop of events happening this weekend. Check out the video above! For more information on the featured events, see the links […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 7:40:28 AM
“He was an amazing man”: Wife speaks out after husband dies following car accident
CALERA, Ala., (WIAT) — Shandra Williams is dealing with an unimaginable loss. The future she had with her husband, 32 year old Jeremy Williams, is now gone after a crash on I65 near mile marker 234 in Shelby County claimed his life on Friday. “I just feel bad for my baby, she’s 9 and she […]...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 1:24:54 AM
Drummond CEO to retire, company vet named successor
The CEO of one of Birmingham’s largest companies is retiring, and a company veteran has been named the successor. Mike Tracy, who has been CEO of the coal company since July 2016, will retire from the company on Oct. 31. Tracy will continue to serve on the board of Drummond Co. Inc., Drummond International LLC and the board of Old Overton Club Inc. He will also work as a part-time consultant to ensure a smooth transition in the organization and will represent the company on several outside...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, August 23, 2019 12:35:41 AM
Central AL Forecast: Wet Weather Continues
Rain, with some thunderstorms in the mix, appears likely today and through the weekend. CE...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 12:30:19 AM
Central AL Forecast: Flooding rain for some This Afternoon
Rain, with some thunderstorms in the mix, appears likely today and through the weekend. CE...
CBS42 - TV at Friday, August 23, 2019 12:30:19 AM
LIsten Up: Matt Slocum
By Lee Shook Among the upper echelons of Birmingham’s elite musicians, there are secret weapons, and then there’s Matt Slocum. A classically trained pianist and master improviser whose cross-genre exercises have made him one of the most coveted hired guns in the music business, particularly on the Southern jamband scene, Slocum’s roots in Birmingham run... Read More...
B-Metro at Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Back to School in Birmingham
It’s August once again! That magical time of year that children dream about all summer long—visions of notebooks and markers and Social Studies are ever so close to manifesting in their daily lives, soon to replace the enervating idleness of summer vacation.  Back to the soul-sustaining rigor and grind of formal education in our local schools. What joy!...
B-Metro at Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Hear Me Out
Among the upper echelons of Birmingham’s elite musicians, there are secret weapons, and then there’s Matt Slocum.
B-Metro at Friday, August 2, 2019 12:00:00 AM
Personal Space
Buddy Palmer is a 30-year career professional in both commercial and nonprofit creative fields. He joined Create Birmingham as President & CEO in 2008, launching major initiatives in arts-in-education, cultural marketing, creative industries and arts for social change.
B-Metro at Friday, August 2, 2019 12:00:00 AM
What Will $1B Do for You?
UAB’s successful Campaign comes to an end, but its impact is just beginning By Charles Buchanan, Brett Bralley, Laura Jane Crocker, and Cary Estes...
UAB Magazine at Tuesday, April 30, 2019 2:10:08 PM
An Air of Optimism
Fresh breakthroughs could help most cystic fibrosis patients breathe easier Story by Matt Windsor • Illustrations by Sophie McVicar • CF and researcher illustrations by Rachel Hendrix...
UAB Magazine at Monday, April 29, 2019 3:56:30 PM
The Shape of Things to Come
Tiny transforming capsules could make treatments smarter Story by Matt Windsor • Photography by Steve Wood • Illustrations by Jody Potter...
UAB Magazine at Monday, April 29, 2019 3:22:28 PM
Mental Leaps
UAB experts help Alabamians overcome barriers to mental health care Story by Gail Allyn Short • Editorial Contributors: Emily Henagan, Tiffany Westry Womack • Illustrations by Rachel Hendrix...
UAB Magazine at Monday, April 29, 2019 2:22:48 PM
Building Birmingham
Engineering graduates make their mark on the Magic City’s revitalization Story by Laura Jane Crocker • Photos by Andrea Mabry and Steve Wood...
UAB Magazine at Friday, April 26, 2019 10:53:45 AM
Destination Innovation
Two students have an idea to revolutionize health care. Will it survive a journey of discovery? Story by Charles Buchanan • Photography by Steve Wood & Catherine Mayo • Illustrations by Jody Potter • Web design by Tyler Bryant...
UAB Magazine at Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:57:01 AM

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