Drew Taylor, CBS 42

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Recent articles by Drew:

Bones found at Birmingham landfill

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Bones were found at a Birmingham landfill Thursday morning. According to Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin with the Birmingham Police Department, workers at the Eastern Area Landfill found found bones and skulls at the landfill around 11 a.m. Thursday. There is no confirmation on how long the remains were there or who they […] → Read More

ALEA investigates 4 drownings, 5 traffic deaths across Alabama during Memorial Day weekend

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Over the Memorial Day weekend, five people died in traffic accidents across Alabama while four people drowned. Between last Friday and Monday, troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency investigated 375 traffic crashes, 10 boat crashes and four drownings. During the same time back in 2019, troopers investigated 343 traffic crashes […] → Read More

K-9 officer Stryker retiring after 10 years with Tuscaloosa Police Department

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A K-9 officer with the Tuscaloosa Police Department will be retiring from the department after a decade on duty. Stryker, a Belgian Malinois, will retire from the department after years of service in law enforcement. Stryker was adopted by the TPD from Alabama Canine in 2010. He is trained in narcotics […] → Read More

Crews respond to house fire on Cahaba Street

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Firefighters spent the first part of Wednesday morning putting out a house fire on Cahaba Street. The fire broke out just after 5 a.m. There is no word yet on if there are any injuries or how the fire started. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. LATEST […] → Read More

Coronavirus situation in Montgomery still troubling, mayor says

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — The mayor the Alabama capital is continuing to express concerns for his city as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise. Last week, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed announced some hospitals had run out of ICU beds and there was only one ICU bed available in the area. That caused the […] → Read More

Birmingham will not extend face mask ordinance past Friday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — After Friday, the city of Birmingham’s face mask ordinance will no long be in effect. During the Birmingham City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Woodfin announced he intended to let the ordinance, which required residents to wear face masks in public or face fines, would expire at 11:59 p.m. Friday. “The City […] → Read More

Country singer Alan Jackson performing 2 ‘drive-in’ concerts in Alabama

CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — Those missing live music during the COVID-19 pandemic will be in luck next month. Country singer Alan Jackson will perform a pair of shows across Alabama in June as he launches his first-ever “Small Town Drive-In” concerts. The first show will be held June 5 in Cullman on the Rock the South […] → Read More

Montevallo police investigating fatal Memorial Day shooting

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT) — The Montevallo Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened late Monday night that left one man dead. According to the Montevallo Police Department, officers responded to a shooting at the corner of Quarles Street and Selma Road at 8:08 p.m. Patrol officers arrived and found a man who had suffered […] → Read More

Tuscaloosa’s Bama Belle docks for the rest of 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — After 20 years, a popular, well-known Tuscaloosa riverboat is calling it quits for the rest of the year, possibly for good. The Bama Belle is no longer in business for the rest of 2020, according to its Facebook page. Owner Craig Dodson said the damage was done as a result […] → Read More

Bessemer lifts state of emergency order

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — On Monday, the city of Bessemer announced that it had lifted its state of emergency order in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made on the city’s social media pages Monday. While the city’s administrative buildings are open to the public, the Recreation Center and Civic Center are […] → Read More

Spring Valley Beach Water Park plans May 30 opening

BLOUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — A local water park is hoping to open its doors to the public at the end of the month. Over the weekend, management at Spring Valley Beach Water Park in Blountsville posted on Facebook that they had designated May 30 as the opening date for the park. Hello guys! “Please note […] → Read More

Birmingham Zoo launching new virtual series for children

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Happening Monday, the Birmingham Zoo will be launching a new virtual series for families. From Monday through Friday, zoo educators will lead a virtual story and digital discovery adventures. The Digital Discovery Adventures virtual series is for younger children from third grade to 12th grade. Information on how to register can […] → Read More

Escaped Hoover inmate recaptured

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (5/14): The Hoover Police Department has confirmed they have recaptured Theodoric Rapheal Boglin Jr. who had escaped custody Thursday morning. — ORIGINAL (5/14): The Hoover Police Department is currently searching for a suspect after he escaped from the Hoover City Jail Thursday morning. Theodoric Rapheal Boglin Jr., 24, was arrested […] → Read More

Bessemer native Andre Holland talks ‘The Eddy,’ the importance of community and giving back

Andre Holland, an actor who grew up in Bessemer, Alabama, stars in the Netflix show, "The Eddy," which he made with director Damien Chazelle. → Read More

Homewood police investigating body found behind Brookwood Mall

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — The Homewood Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding a body found at Brookwood Mall behind JoS. A. Bank early Friday morning. HPD’s Sgt. Carr told CBS 42 they believe it was an accidental death and that the victim may have slipped and fell while walking along on a path. The […] → Read More

Gov. Ivey issues supplemental state of emergency orders for Alabama during COVID-19 pandemic

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — In the wake of the coronvirus outbreak, Gov. Kay Ivey has issued two supplemental state of emergencies for Alabama. “I want to do everything within my authority to protect businesses as Alabama’s economy gets up and running again,” Ivey wrote in a statement released Friday. :As we resume operations, the very […] → Read More

UPDATE: 4-month-old baby taken in Talladega found in Anniston

TALLDEGA, Ala. (WIAT) — (UPDATE) According to the Anniston Police Department, Mayfield has been located. ORIGINAL STORY The State of Alabama has issued a Child Abduction Emergency, Amber Alert. The Talladega Police Department and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency ask for the public’s assistance in locating Cambrylln Jannett Mayfield, a 4-month-old white female with a […] → Read More

Portion of Hwy. 69 North in Northport closed due to oil spill

NORTHPORT, Ala. (WIAT) — Part of Hwy. 69 in Northport has been shut down due to an oil spill from a tanker truck. According to the Northport Police Department, a truck was traveling on the road around 9:15 a.m. Thursday when oil began spilling out from Union Chapel Road to Hunter Creek Road on Hwy. […] → Read More

Crews locate group of moms, 11 children missing in Winston County

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – A group of moms and 11 children were found in the Sipsey Wilderness after going missing Wednesday afternoon in the Bankhead National Forest. Crews say they located the group around 5:10 a.m. Thursday morning. According to the sheriff’s office, they were located 8 miles into the forest and about two hours […] → Read More

Gov. Ivey recognizes National Day of Prayer, prays for Alabama during coronavirus pandemic

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — On Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey recognized National Day of Prayer by sending a message to the people of Alabama. Ivey recorded a video that was sent on her social media pages. “My fellow Alabamians,Today, Alabama joins the rest of the country in observing the 69th National Day of Prayer. This day […] → Read More