Mattie Davis, WVTM 13

Mattie Davis


Birmingham, AL, United States

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Past articles by Mattie:

Crews begin laying NCAA Tournament court at Legacy Arena

Ahead of the NCAA Tournament in Birmingham, crews began laying an official March Madness court at Legacy Arena. → Read More

Chilton County peach grower cautiously optimistic for harvest, fears cold snap

There is concern surrounding Alabama's peaches as Alabama Cooperative Extension System reports there weren't enough cold hours during the winter for ideal peach production. → Read More

Couple charged in killing of Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney appear in state court

Patrick Stallworth and Derick Brown were arraigned for capital murder charges in state court on Thursday. → Read More

Alabama attorney general pushes legislation targeting gangs

Attorney General Steve Marshall wants legislation criminalizing gang-related activity to be a top priority for passage during the 2023 Alabama legislative session. → Read More

Local dietician hopes to reduce stigma around eating disorders during awareness week

The week of February 27th through March 5th is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. → Read More

Birmingham joins opioid settlements involving major pharmacy companies including CVS and Walmart

The Birmingham City Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to cash-in on opioid lawsuit settlements involving Teva, Allergan, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart. → Read More

Veterinarian shortage impacting Central Alabama animal shelters

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society tells WVTM 13 during the pandemic pet ownership increased by nearly 40%, but the graduation rate of veterinarian schools is not keeping up with the demand. → Read More

Homewood police warn residents about recent uptick in mail thefts

The Homewood Police Department is investigating several cases where mail was stolen from outside drop boxes at Post Offices. → Read More

Central Alabama therapist seeing trend of sadness in teen girls

New information from the CDC suggests teen girls are experiencing a never-before-seen wave of hopelessness and suicidal thoughts. → Read More

Jefferson County EMA urges Central Alabama to take severe weather threat seriously

The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency wants residents to have a severe weather plan. → Read More

Valentines for veterans; Birmingham VA celebrates National Salute to Veteran Patients Week

National Salute to Veteran Patients Week gives community members the opportunity to celebrate veterans during the week of Valentine’s Day. → Read More

Judge denies dismissal of lawsuit against operators of St. Clair County landfill

As crews continue work to put out the fire burning in a Saint Clair County landfill, a judge denied motions to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the property owner. → Read More

"Sad to see it go" After 21 years, Friday marks the start of the last Mercedes-Benz Marathon weekend

As runners from across the country arrive in Birmingham for the last Mercedes-Benz Marathon, organizers hope for the best race yet and a local charity reflects on the race's impact on their organization. → Read More

Proposed changes to school meals a concern for Alabama school nutrition officials

Alabama school nutrition officials are concerned about the impact of proposed updates to school meal standards, which include limiting sugar and sodium intake, on local feeding programs. → Read More

"Homes for Healing", Landing provides housing for families traveling to Birmingham for medical treatment

The Birmingham based company, Landing, introduced a program to provide free housing for families traveling to area hospitals for children’s medical treatment. → Read More

Protecting Good program builds fortified roofs for Birmingham residents

The Protecting Good program gives homeowners funds to install storm-resistant roofs through a partnership between the Alabama Department of Insurance, Protective Life Corporation, the city of Birmingham, UAB, Neighborhood Housing Services, and Habitat for Humanity for Greater Birmingham. → Read More

Major roadwork to begin on Highway 280 shutting down at least one lane

Birmingham Water Works has announced a repair project on Highway 280, near the Shades Mountain Filtration Treatment Plant, beginning Wednesday. → Read More

Central Alabama pharmacies seeing shortage of diabetes drugs after gaining popularity for weight loss online

Ralph Sorrell, a pharmacist at Ritch’s Pharmacy in Mountain Brook, says patients using GLP-1 injectable medicines like Ozempic lose 10-15 percent of their body weight. → Read More

Graffiti advertising what the SPLC calls "White Nationalist Hate Group" in Birmingham

New graffiti has appeared on Red Mountain Expressway promoting "Patriot Front," a group the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a designated hate group. → Read More

Construction worker believed to be murdered in string of robberies targeting Hispanic community

In 2022, the Birmingham Police Department began noticing a scary trend, an unprecedented number of robberies targeting the Hispanic Community. → Read More