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Evening News Sunday September 21, 2014 9/21/2014 11:21 pm UTC
Evening News Sunday September 21, 2014.18 wheeler crash closes I 20/59 for several hours in TrussvilleSister was supposed to be watching 22 month old who died in Decatur baptistery.Former Auburn an
PHOTOS: Alabama beats Florida 9/21/2014 5:52 am UTC
Alabama pulled away from Florida, 42-21, in SEC Opener.
Evening News Saturday September 20, 2014 9/20/2014 11:52 pm UTC
Evening News Saturday September 20, 2014.Hueytown's Jameis Winston suspended byFlorida State tonight; fans weigh in.Birmingham Police investigate Friday night homicide.Boy drowns in Decatur baptist
Jameis Winston now out for entire Clemson game 9/20/2014 3:46 am UTC
Top-ranked Florida State will face Clemson without Jameis Winston - for the entire game and not just the first half.
Touchdown Friday: Week 5 9/20/2014 3:40 am UTC
Scores and highlights from week 5 of the high school football season.
Customers line up outside Birmingham’s Apple store for the new iPhone 9/19/2014 10:47 pm UTC
The new iPhone 6 and 6-Plus went on sale in stores this morning.
National Drug Take Back Day could fight drug abuse 9/19/2014 10:34 pm UTC
Getting a handle on Alabama's heroin problem may start in your medicine cabinet. Local and federal law enforcement are encouraging participation in the DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Septem
Rickey Crooks found guilty of lesser charge of Manslaughter 9/19/2014 10:00 pm UTC
A jury reached a verdict Friday in the Capital Murder case of Rickey Crooks.Crooks was found guilty of Manslaughter, after originally being charged with Capital Murder.Crooks was convicted in the c
NFL Chief Roger Goodell After Scandals: 'Now, I Will Get It Right' 9/19/2014 7:50 pm UTC
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks publicly about the league's recent domestic violence incidents involving players.
Hundreds of Ravens fans line up to trade in their Ray Rice jerseys 9/19/2014 4:24 pm UTC
The fans will have an opportunity today and tomorrow to exchange their Rice jerseys for another player.
$5,000 reward announced in Tuscaloosa shooting investigation 9/19/2014 3:29 pm UTC
The 21 year-old female victim was shot July 6 as she was sitting inside her car at a red light.
Top 5: Search for police shooter, wildfire arrest and new iPhone in stores top your Friday morning headlines 9/19/2014 12:24 pm UTC
Here's a quick look at your top five headlines for Friday, September 19, 2014.
Hueytown residents react to quarterback Jameis Winston latest run-in at Florida State University 9/19/2014 4:37 am UTC
How many more chances will he get? That's what some Hueytown residents want to know after they say their own, Florida State Quarterback, Jameis Winston, keeps putting them in the negative spotlight.
13 INVESTIGATES: Where's My Refund? 9/19/2014 3:16 am UTC
If you've already received your state income tax refund - consider yourself fortunate. This year the state stopped 100,000 returns for further review. Several thousand people are still waiting. Lea
Federal Judge Mark Fuller doesn't plan to step down after domestic violence arrest 9/18/2014 11:19 pm UTC
In the wake of several high-profile domestic violence cases, a Montgomery federal judge is not stepping down despite calls for his resignation by federal lawmakers.
Police investigate double shooting in Birmingham 9/18/2014 10:13 pm UTC
Police investigators are tracking down clues into a shooting incident where two people were injured.The Birmingham Police Department reports the shooting happened about 3:50 p.m. at 6823 Division A
New York based ticket reseller says Alabama/Florida game is most expensive ticket of the weekend in college football 9/18/2014 10:06 pm UTC
The last time Alabama played Florida inside Bryant Denny Stadium it cost about $337 to go. This time, it's about 35 percent cheaper.
Toomer's Oaks seedlings and clones now available at Auburn football games 9/18/2014 8:25 pm UTC
The legacy of Toomer's Oaks is now being offered for everyone to continue in their home lawns.
Blount County woman sentenced to 2 years for killing her ex-husband 9/18/2014 8:03 pm UTC
A Corner woman will spend two years in jail after her conviction for killing her ex-husband by shooting him in the heart.
Alabaster police looking for harassment suspect, may be in Maylene area 9/18/2014 7:40 pm UTC
The Alabaster Police Department is looking for the public's help locating an individual they believe may be living in the Maylene area.
Update: 14 year-old accidentally shot three family members, including two teens and a 3 year-old in Birmingham 9/18/2014 6:05 pm UTC
Investigators received conflicting information yesterday about an alleged altercation that resulted in the shooting. However, authorities say they now believe it was an accident.
73-year-old Springville man allegedly offers to pay 12-year-old boy for sex 9/18/2014 4:02 pm UTC
The child found nearby adults who threatened to harm the 73-year-old man before he drove off.
Three arrested for operating a ‘marijuana patch’ in Cherokee County 9/18/2014 3:18 pm UTC
Authorities say they plan to use the suspects' surveillance video against them in the case.
Top 5: House votes on ISIS plan, another NFL arrest and MAX station demolition top your Thursday morning headlines 9/18/2014 12:25 pm UTC
The House moves forward with a vote to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. Meanwhile, another NFL player has been arrested in a domestic violence case. Check out these stories and others i
8 year-old suffers third degree burns from social media 'Fire Challenge' 9/18/2014 10:38 am UTC
A new and terrifying internet sensation has hit close to home. It's called the "Fire Challenge" where people pour flammable liquids on their bodies and set themselves on fire while being recorded o
Two Birmingham City Schools officials resign 9/17/2014 11:33 pm UTC
Veteran educators have been tapped to fill in after two district employees resigned.
Uber driver arrested, others warned for operating illegal taxis in Tuscaloosa 9/17/2014 10:39 pm UTC
Less than a month after the Uber ride sharing service launched in Tuscaloosa, two drivers for the service have been arrested and others cited for operating as unlicensed taxi drivers.
Two teenagers and a 3-year-old shot in Birmingham 9/17/2014 10:34 pm UTC
A 15-year-old girl is being treated for non-life threatening injuries after being shot this afternoon.
Quick-thinking driver gets Oxford students safely off burning school bus 9/17/2014 10:26 pm UTC
A school bus carrying some Oxford High School students caught fire this afternoon.
No jail time for Anniston mother who left 4-month-old in hot car last year 9/17/2014 9:26 pm UTC
An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her 4-month-old son, who was left in a hot car.
Ebola in Alabama? Not likely, UAB Hospital says 9/17/2014 8:27 pm UTC
Ebola is a medical monster. People are scared. Meanwhile the US is taking a lead role in fighting Ebola. Here in Alabama, are hospitals ready?
Ninja Turtles wash windows at Children’s Hospital 9/17/2014 5:58 pm UTC
It was Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael to the rescue.
TECH: Apple's iOS 8.0 is available for download 9/17/2014 5:17 pm UTC
The newest version of Apple's device software has been released.iOS 8.0 was made available to iPhones, iPads and iPods Wednesday.The newest software is 957MB in size, and Apple says it in the bigge
Birmingham’s old Central Station demolished, making room for new Intermodal Center 9/17/2014 4:03 pm UTC
Demolition is underway of the old Central Station in Birmingham as plans to build a new intermodal facility move forward.
Record enrollment at The University of Alabama 9/17/2014 3:02 pm UTC
The University of Alabama is touting a record enrollment for the fall 2014.
Sex offender arrested in Cherokee County for failure to register 9/17/2014 2:19 pm UTC
The convicted sex offender was previously charged with first degree rape.
Trader Joe’s coming to Birmingham in 2015 9/17/2014 12:24 pm UTC
Since the first store opening in California in 1967, the Trader Joe's grocery chains have expanded across the nation with more than 400 stores in operation.
Top 5: Adrian Peterson on exempt list, Ray Rice appeal and respiratory virus precautions top your Wednesday morning headlines 9/17/2014 11:57 am UTC
The Minnesota Vikings have reversed a decision that would have allowed Adrian Peterson to join the team as the legal process into his child abuse case played out. Meanwhile, the NFL players union i
Teachers raise concerns over hostile work environment at Bessemer City High School 9/17/2014 4:34 am UTC
Bessemer school leaders got an earful Tuesday night from teachers and community members about how they say the city's high school is being impacted by the principal
Spirit of Alabama: Three Hots and a Cot 9/17/2014 2:58 am UTC
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 mis
No confirmed EV-D68 virus cases in Jefferson County, yet 9/16/2014 10:44 pm UTC
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. 
Tuscaloosa County Schools upgrade anti-bullying program 9/16/2014 10:42 pm UTC
The Tuscaloosa County Schools BRAVE program is empowering parents and students to identify and report bullying this school year.
2 men convicted of cheating in Lake Guntersville fishing tournament 9/16/2014 9:35 pm UTC
Two north Alabama men have been convicted of cheating during a fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville.
Purse-snatching suspect remains on the run in Tuscaloosa 9/16/2014 7:51 pm UTC
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
Roof collapses at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Wilton 9/16/2014 6:56 pm UTC
The incident happened Sunday, September 7.
Area police officers honored for excellence and valor 9/16/2014 6:41 pm UTC
The local chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security honors area police officers each year.
Homewood Police Department holds K9 training 9/16/2014 5:16 pm UTC
The region 22 K-9 training is underway this week at West Homewood Park.
Top 5: ISIS strategy, respiratory virus in Alabama and Adrian Peterson’s apology top your Tuesday morning headlines 9/16/2014 12:25 pm UTC
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 Tues
Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey tours Tuscaloosa businesses 9/16/2014 11:54 am UTC
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 vi
Enterovirus breathing illness strikes children in Alabama 9/16/2014 11:43 am UTC
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 test
BURGER BYTES: The story behind Alabama Tom 9/15/2014 11:58 pm UTC
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.
Tuscaloosa man arrested for domestic violence after alleged sexual assault 9/15/2014 9:27 pm UTC
A Tuscaloosa man was arrested Saturday morning after a woman reported that she was choked and sexually assaulted by her boyfriend.
First responders, support staff care for those suffering from domestic violence 9/15/2014 9:05 pm UTC
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 t
WJ Christian students participate in Slave Route Project as part of Birmingham’s Empowerment Week 9/15/2014 8:42 pm UTC
The students used their bodies to form a slave ship, giving them a visual of what slaves endured.
Stanley Chatman sentenced to 99 years in the murder of Derrick King 9/15/2014 6:09 pm UTC
Chatman was released from prison in connection to another Birmingham murder before the shooting death of Derrick King.
TSA reminds Birmingham passengers about prohibited items when flying 9/15/2014 5:34 pm UTC
Several prohibited items have been confiscated by the TSA at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Birmingham commemorates 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, 51 years later 9/15/2014 5:04 pm UTC
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.
Today in Alabama ladies perform their Miss America "talents" 9/15/2014 4:50 pm UTC
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 p
Birmingham area pastor charged with sexually abusing a minor 9/15/2014 1:17 pm UTC
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.
Firefighters investigating early morning blaze in Northport 9/15/2014 12:42 pm UTC
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.
Top 5: 16th Street Baptist Church bombing anniversary, Ray Rice appeal and Miss America crowned top your Monday morning headlines 9/15/2014 12:02 pm UTC
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 Mis
Clay “Vicious Dog Ordinance” ruled unconstitutional 9/15/2014 4:12 am UTC
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 ty
Sunday morning shooting in Birmingham kills one, critically injures another 9/15/2014 3:37 am UTC
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 Roa
Evening News Sunday September 14, 2014 9/15/2014 12:07 am UTC
Evening News Sunday September 14, 2014Two people shot on Bessemer Road, one dead.Clay City ordinance on "vicious" dogs ruled unconstitutional."Trucks by the Tracks" food festival held at Railroad Park
Evening News Saturday September 13, 2014 9/14/2014 3:57 am UTC
Evening News Saturday September 13, 2014Local minister facing rape charges.Inmate dies in struggle at Jefferson County Jail.Local physician honored for heroic actions by UAB
Buddy Anderson breaks state record 9/13/2014 4:24 am UTC
“Records are made to be broken,” said Buddy Anderson after becoming the winningest high school head coach in Alabama.
TOUCHDOWN FRIDAY: Week 4 9/13/2014 3:20 am UTC
Check out the video player above for highlights from games across central Alabama.
13 INVESTIGATES: West Precinct progress 9/13/2014 3:07 am UTC
Construction on Birmingham's new $2.7 million West Police Precinct is underway after a work halted for over a year.  
Game of the Week: Spain Park vs Tuscaloosa County High School 9/13/2014 12:02 am UTC
The Alabama's 13 Game of the Week, Spain Park vs Tuscaloosa County.
13 INVESTIGATES: Epicenter Alabama 9/12/2014 2:38 pm UTC
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
13 INVESTIGATES: EMA warehouse deal 9/11/2014 3:58 pm UTC
The Jefferson County District Attorney is probing a warehouse deal between the county EMA and an antique fire truck organization.
Bart Starr recovering from a mild stroke 9/10/2014 11:06 pm UTC
Former Alabama and Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr is recovering from a mild stroke.
Spirit of Alabama: Lee Carpenter 9/10/2014 4:33 pm UTC
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 hi
Apple announces new products: iPhone 6, AppleWatch 9/9/2014 7:07 pm UTC
In what's become a yearly fall spectacle, Apple has unveiled a series of new products today during their "big announcement" event.
13 INVESTIGATES: I-22 delay answers 9/8/2014 10:16 pm UTC
ALDOT Director John Cooper answered questions Friday about area highway projects, including a handful from our viewers about the delayed I-22 connection.
Evening News Sunday September 7, 2014 9/7/2014 10:48 pm UTC
Evening News Sunday September 7, 2014Highway project at I 20/59 to take four years.Pleasant Grove murder-suicide claims pregnant woman."Racially insensitive" memo by owner leads to sale of Atlanta
PHOTOS: Auburn hammers San Jose State 9/7/2014 6:51 am UTC
A Saturday of football on the Plains.
Evening News Saturday September 6, 2014 9/7/2014 12:53 am UTC
Evening News Saturday September 6, 2014Gunfight between current and former boyfriend ends with death and injury in Birmingham.Man accused of leaving 4 year old in car along with 50 bags of heroin.W
TOUCHDOWN FRIDAY: Week 3 9/6/2014 3:47 am UTC
Check out the video player above for highlights from this week's high school football games across central Alabama, including: Vestavia vs. Oak Mountain, Mountain Brook vs. Hoover, Northridge vs. M
Game of the Week: Vestavia Hills vs. Oak Mountain 9/6/2014 12:23 am UTC
The Alabama's 13 Game of the Week, Vestavia Hills vs Oak Mountain. It's a7a Region 3 match up.
13 INVESTIGATES: I-22 delays 9/5/2014 3:10 am UTC
Bridge design issues are delaying the $168 million project to connect Interstate 65 with Interstate 22 near Birmingham by several months.
Justin Ross Harris indicted on murder charges in hot car death of 22-month-old son 9/4/2014 9:47 pm UTC
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.
13 Investigates: Jefferson County tag lines 9/3/2014 11:44 am UTC
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.
Spirit of Alabama: Denzel Campbell three time war veteran 9/3/2014 3:03 am UTC
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 sa
Hear Gus Malzahn's full press conference 9/2/2014 8:09 pm UTC
Gus Malzahn talks San Jose State
BURGER BYTES: Don't call Samford's trainers water boys 9/2/2014 12:30 am UTC
Samford University's football athletic trainers get to practice early and get started on their duties.
Evening News Sunday August 31, 2014 9/1/2014 1:29 am UTC
Evening News Sunday August 31, 2014Labor Day travel reaches 6 year high.Gasoline prices vary widely across Alabama.Grandmother arrested, child found safe after Amber Alert.
Evening News Saturday August 30, 2014 8/31/2014 4:10 am UTC
Evening News Saturday August 30, 2014Plumbing worker dies when trench collapses in west Birmingham.Man shot and killed walking with wife in Birmingham park.Silo fire in Lawrence County takessix dep
13 INVESTIGATES: Paying to win 8/29/2014 11:48 pm UTC
The University of Alabama and Auburn University spent more on their football programs during the 2013 season than any other college in the country.
Spirit of Alabama: Bill Seales the peanut man. 8/27/2014 3:19 pm UTC
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
13 INVESTIGATES: NTSB removes UPS, pilot union from crash probe 8/27/2014 2:00 am UTC
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.
Evening News Sunday August 24, 2014 8/24/2014 10:58 pm UTC
Evening News Sunday August 24, 2014.Birmingham Police investigate murder at Jemison Drive store.Tuscaloosa Police investigate homicide outside check cashing business.Pratt City church celebrates gr
Evening News Saturday August 23, 2014 8/24/2014 3:23 am UTC
Evening News Saturday August 23, 2014Hoover Police investigating racist letter sent to visiting football coach.Governor exploring use of drones for many purposes in Alabama.F.B.I. honors key figure
13 Investigates: Diabetes in Alabama 8/22/2014 2:05 pm UTC
More than 1 in 8 Alabamians are dealing with the disease, and experts say it is getting worse.
Top 5: Mayor Bell considers Ferguson trip, Kelley Howard declared dead and high school football begins 8/22/2014 11:54 am UTC
Birmingham Mayor William Bell says he's checking his calendar to see if he can travel to Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the Michael Brown death. Meanwhile, parents in Hoover are raising con
Spirit of Alabama: The Lovelady's Part 2 8/20/2014 2:32 am UTC
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 hur
Evening News Sunday August 17, 2014 8/18/2014 3:39 am UTC
Evening News Sunday August 17, 2014.Body of missing fisherman recovered.I-59 construction project now underway.Alabama gambling changes under consideration.
Evening News Saturday August 16, 2014 8/17/2014 2:47 am UTC
Evening News Saturday August 16, 2014Rally held in Birmingham for unarmed Missouri teen shot and killed by police.Five year old girl shot during Birmingham altercation.New Alabama sorority pledges
13 INVESTIGATES: UPS plane crash 8/15/2014 11:46 am UTC
The NTSB has finished its probe of the fatal UPS cargo plane crash exactly one year ago.
13 INVESTIGATES: The Coaching Culture Follow-up 8/14/2014 11:26 am UTC
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
Evening News Sunday August 10, 2014 8/10/2014 10:42 pm UTC
Evening News Sunday August 10, 2014.Civil rights activists beginSCLC conference in Birmingham.Federal judge in Scrushy casejailed on spousal battery charge.Oil sands development halted pending Alab
Evening News Saturday August 9, 2014 8/10/2014 1:44 am UTC
Evening News Saturday August 9, 2014Southern Christian Leadership Conference holding National convention in Birmingham this week.Two bicycle riders injured critically on Highway 31.Pelham holds nov
Auburn's Philip Lutzenkirchen's blood alcohol nearly five times legal limit at time of fatal crash 8/6/2014 4:45 pm UTC
Former Auburn University tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen had a large amount of alcohol in his system at the time of his deadly June crash, a new state report indicates.
Spirit of Alabama: Remy's Dog Park 8/6/2014 3:29 am UTC
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 Jack
13 INVESTIGATES: The Organ Donation Dilemma 8/5/2014 3:15 am UTC
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.
SPIRIT OF ALABAMA: Jim Lawrence 7/30/2014 2:51 pm UTC
A 24-year-old army lieutenant from Troy, Alabama didn't know much about Vietnam, but he got his orders, obeyed them and shipped out. He came very close to being killed in action. Instead he lived t



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