Brittany Bivins, CBS 42

Brittany Bivins

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Birmingham, AL, United States

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Past articles by Brittany:

Hanceville mayor awaits response on NOLA Confederate monument request

“I think textbook 101, just a little common courtesy would be in line here. I think if another city had a request for us, we would give them some kind of notice. That’s exactly what we … → Read More

Sheriff’s Office searching for suspects after guns stolen during pawn shop break-in

No one was hurt during the burglary at Pawn Your Bond pawn shop, but plenty of damage was done. → Read More

Trussville students pay tribute to 6-year-old Maggie Bowles on first day back to school

Maggie Bowles died after a car crash over the summer. The six-year-old was a student at Paine Elementary School. → Read More

Pelham unveils new traffic plan ahead of school year

The school is years in the making, and school leaders say they are excited about its opening. However, they’re also warning people to prepare for changes in traffic, beginning this Thursday m… → Read More

Pregnant girlfriend of missing Dora man speaks out after losing home in weekend fire

The family of a Dora man is getting more worried each day he doesn’t come home, and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Shaun Lavigne is “endangered,” althou… → Read More

Family expresses outrage over maintenance at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Leeds

It’s heart wrenching every time you come here. Every time you come here, because it is something different every time,” said Sandy Peoples. → Read More

Vestavia Hills businesses clean up after heavy flooding

General Manager Nance tells CBS42 News that by Friday evening, the facilities were ready to go, but the employees are exhausted from two long, hot days of cleaning up so they won’t reopen unt… → Read More

Alabama legislature determines fate of Talladega monument with new law

An Alabama law passed by the Legislature last session and signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey, is being put to the test in Talladega. → Read More

Alabama’s tax-free weekend may boost cash from out-of-state

This year, East Alabama stores have an advantage. Georgia is not having a tax-free weekend of its own. Many Alabama retailers think that could send shoppers West on I-20, searching for bargains. → Read More

Governor Kay Ivey reflects on first 100 days in office at press conference

At a press conference in the Capitol, surrounded by staff and members of the media, Ivey says she believes the state is moving forward with more trust in their government. → Read More

Chilton County farmer speaks out after lightning kills his 3 donkeys

A late afternoon storm killed three donkeys in the yard of a Chilton County man on Monday. Ralph Mims says he had raised one of the donkeys from birth. All three were about ten years old, he said, … → Read More

Grocery delivery options growing in Birmingham with arrival of Instacart

On Thursday, the San Francisco-based Instacart is coming to the Magic City. → Read More

Monday shakeups bring big change to Alabama's U.S. Senate special election

It’s a crowded field of candidates, with eleven Republicans and eight Democrats qualifying to run. On Monday, two of them dropped out, one from each side of the aisle, to endorse other candid… → Read More

Authorities warn parents of Blue Whale Challenge putting teens at risk

The assignments get darker and more extreme over time, like starting off by waking up at 4:20 a.m. to watch horror movies or listen to scary music, before escalating to self-harm or killing animals… → Read More

Trussville residents start pink bow fundraiser to help family of critically injured 6-year-old girl

Since the accident, community members have rallied to show their support for Maggie and her family. Now they are taking that support and one step further and trying to paint the town pink. → Read More

Cullman County family mourns relative after death in early-morning fire

The family of Odell Bice is not only mourning her loss, they’re also praying for the recovery of her daughter, who was badly injured in the fire. → Read More

Reported Chilton County burglary spree takes emotional, financial toll on local humane society

Tyler Maddox is also accused of breaking into the Chilton County Humane Society, stealing pizza and Slim Fast from the staff fridge, and stealing hundreds of dollars in shelter equipment. → Read More

Pell City picks up the pieces after severe weather

Several blocks near Allen Road saw trees tumbling down, branches in the roadways, and one woman’s garage roof was ripped off. → Read More

“S-Town” plans its own Woodstock Music Festival

Mayor Jeff Dodson says now that the world’s been introduced to the town, it’s a good year to hold their first music festival. → Read More

Friends remember Navy veteran and friend after death in Coosa River kayaking incident

People who knew Winkle well say he was an energetic, strong-willed, happy man with an enthusiasm for life and a smile for everyone. → Read More