BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin released details Monday at Vulcan Park about some of what the city is planning to do to celebrate its 150th anniversary. According to a release, initiatives include a letter writing campaign for citizens to express their love for Birmingham, a weekly update on historic tidbits about the city, a Milestone Monday social media campaign to highlight significant milestones citizens, organizations and businesses in Birmingham are experiencing in 2021.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A 21-year-old woman died Monday morning following a shooting early Sunday morning at the intersection of Avenue V at Warrior Road. Officers said they arrived on the scene around 2:20 a.m. and located two adult victims suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A man has been charged in a Montgomery shooting that left the victim critically injured. According to Capt. Saba Coleman, Willie Kendrick, 87, is charged with second-degree assault. Coleman says Kendrick was identified as a suspect and was taken into custody.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Drug overdoses in Madison County are projected to be up more than 33%, according to Madison County Coroner Tyler Berryhill. Berryhill said Madison County usually sees 73 to 75 drug overdoses each year, that’s about one every five days.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The vaccine clinic at Alabama A&M University has gone from lines out the door to a near-empty clinic since it opened this Spring. “It started out really great and we have noticed a decline over the past few weeks,” said Interim Director of Health and Counseling Calrquista Slay.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County coroner said a woman has died after a shooting on 1st Avenue North in Birmingham in May. The coroner said Sheiula Chantel Johnson, 27, was a passenger in a car when she was shot during a reported road rage incident.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin will announce how the city plans to celebrate its 150th birthday. Mayor Woodfin will hold a news conference with Vulcan CEO Darlene Negrotto Monday morning at Vulcan Park and Museum. We’re told the mayor is expected to announce at least one initiative connected to Birmingham’s anniversary.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - A University of Alabama student is a big advocate against bullying. After writing a children’s book geared towards raising awareness about it, Noelia Voight helped create an anti-bullying app that might save lives. The new Bullying Buddy app is a game changer, because with just the sound of your child’s voice saying ‘emergency’ or the click of a button, it will start immediately recording audio and video and alert others.
DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Decatur city leaders may call a state of emergency for the city after strong storms ruled through on Saturday. Luckily, no injuries have been reported at this time. Over the weekend, Mayor Tab Bowling said they were still trying to assess damage, particularly in the Hickory Hills area.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The man accused of killing his pregnant wife and her family will be in court Monday morning. Court proceedings for the Christopher Henderson trial will begin with jury selection on June 14. Henderson is accused of working together with his wife to kill his other wife and her family.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The City of Montgomery is getting more recognition for its use of technology and innovation. US Ignite and Smart Cities Connect named Montgomery a winner in the 2021 Smart 50 Awards. The driving force behind the award is a cutting-edge new program the city uses to assess roadways and pave priorities.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It’ll be a very hot and muggy start to the new week, but there is a bit of good news in the forecast by the second half of Tuesday as things change a bit. The rest of today will feel miserable with highs in the middle 90s under partly cloudy skies.
“Is he going to get help now that he’s murdered somebody?" Decatur family says mental health system failed their family after deadly stabbing
DECATUR , Ala. (WAFF) - The family of 66 year old Deborah Patterson who was stabbed to death Saturday morning has released court documents showing a signed court order for her grandson to be put into a mental institute. Her grandson, Aaron Michael Brown, is accused of killing her.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - It’s no secret Huntsville is growing, but with all the newcomers, comes growing pains. Downtown is running out of room and streets need improvement. City planners say Huntsville is definitely a place for everyone and there is room to keep up with all the growth, but it’s all about the city making the right decisions while the land is filling up.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - With low vaccination rates across the state, health officials predict herd immunity may not be achievable in Alabama. Jefferson County Infectious Disease expert Dr. Wesley Willeford says herd immunity is when a large chunk of the population is immune to the virus by vaccine immunity or natural immunity.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Adams Avenue is filled with history in Montgomery. Now you can add The Coffee House to that list. It is the first Black-owned coffee shop in the city. “For me having the words “pioneer,” “trailblazer,” associated with my name, those adjectives have never followed my name or proceeded them, and it just feels absolutely amazing,” owner Mrs. Hardmon said.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A few isolated downpours may be possible through sunset tonight with gradually clearing skies and muggy lows near 70 degrees, expect more patchy but dense fog to develop for the Monday AM commute. The week will start off very hot and humid for Monday afternoon with the heat index around 100 degrees, very isolated showers and storms will be possible.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: Most areas should remain rain-free through the overnight, with lows in the 70s. I’m keeping watch on developments to our north. There are a few showers and storms moving south across Tennessee. If this activity holds together, I can’t rule out a shower or storm reaching our northern counties before dissipating.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close the right or left lanes of I-20 eastbound for paving work between the Leeds exit (Milepost 140) and just east of the Brompton exit (Milepost 148) starting Sunday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.