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WATCH LIVE: Sen. Doug Jones discusses Alabama COVID-19 pandemic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Today, Sen. Doug Jones will hold a press conference regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has been affecting the state of Alabama. Jones will be joined by Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris. They will share updates about the status of COVID-19 in Alabama, discuss the state’s plan for the vaccine distribution, share insight on the latest health data […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Mayor Woodfin discusses COVID-19 cases in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday to discuss the current COVID-19 situation in the city. Woodfin will be joined by Jefferson County Deputy Health Officer Dr. David Hicks and Dr. Curtis Carver, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at UAB. Tune in […] → Read More

WATCH: Saban speaks ahead of game against LSU

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Coming off their big Iron Bowl win over Auburn, the Alabama Crimson Tide now has their sights set on another big rival: LSU. On Wednesday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban spoke to the media about his thoughts on the Iron Bowl, as well as what the team will need to do […] → Read More

McCalla man drowns after car goes into lake

MCCALLA, Ala. (WIAT) — One man is dead after the car he was driving went into a lake Friday morning and he drowned. At approximately 5:30 a.m., deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 7700 block of Barbara Drive in McCalla on reports of a vehicle submerged in a body of […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Saban talks to media before Iron Bowl

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — In the days leading up to the Iron Bowl, Alabama head football coach Nick Saban will speak to media. The Crimson Tide is coming off a 63-3 win over Kentucky this past weekend as they face the Auburn Tigers Saturday. Alabama currently leads the longheld football rivalry Alabama leads 46–37–1. Watch here at noon for a livestream of the press conference. → Read More

Jury finds Jeff West guilty of reckless manslaughter in death of wife, Kat West

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Iconic houndstooth hat owned by Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant being auctioned

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Outside of his time with the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was best known by the black and white houndstooth hat he donned during games and in public for decades. Now, fans have the chance to own one of his iconic hats. One of the coach’s […] → Read More

Chilton County Schools closed Thursday due to severe weather

CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Due to severe weather conditions caused by Tropical Storm Zeta, Chilton County Schools will be closed Thursday. Superintendent Jason Griffin confirmed the news Thursday morning on the school system’s Facebook page. Griffin said classes would resume Friday. He cited road conditions and rainy weather as the primary factors in the […] → Read More

GALLERY: Central Alabama homes, trees damaged in storm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — As Tropical Storm Zeta soaks Central Alabama, here are a few shots of the damage that has been caused in the area: One video from Greg Flippo showed two trees blocking Hugh Daniel Drive between Greystone Farms and Main Greystone gate and the other one between Greystone Farms entrance and Highway […] → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Birmingham announces free services to assist residents with financial issues from COVID-19 pandemic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On Monday, Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin will join Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund CEO Jonathan Mintz to announce Financial Navigators, a free online service to help Birmingham residents manage income disruptions and other financial concerns that have sprung from the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial Navigators offers one-on-one assistance to address personal… → Read More

2 shot on Rice Creek Lane in Bessemer

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — Police are investigating a shooting on Rice Creek Lane where two people were shot Friday afternoon. This is a developing story. More information will be published as it becomes available. LATEST POSTS → Read More

Crews work to put out fire at Pine Ridge Apartments in Gadsden

GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) — Fire crews are currently working the scene of a large fire at the Pine Ridge Apartments complex in Gadsden. Law enforcement are urging people to avoid West Air Depot Road and to keep the area clear for emergency vehicles and first responders. No information has been released about the circumstances surrounding […] → Read More

Little Bridge Marina catches on fire in Rainbow City

SOUTHSIDE, Ala. (WIAT) — Fire departments worked Tuesday morning to put out a fire on the Little Bridge Marina. According to the Southside Fire Department’s Facebook page, units from Rainbow City Fire Department, Whorton Bend Fire Department and A-Med Ambulance Service responded to the fire, which was showing when they first arrived. According to the […] → Read More

Fairfield-Wenonah football game canceled

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) — The Fairfield-Wenonah football game has been canceled for Friday. The news was confirmed by Fairfield City Schools on their Facebook page Friday morning. No other information was given on why the game was cancelled. LATEST POSTS → Read More

Child reportedly shot in the hand in Hoover

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — A child was reportedly shot in the hand Wednesday afternoon in Hoover. According to Scott West, public information officer with the Hoover Fire Department, a call was received about a child who was accidently shot in the hand in the 1200 block of Rive Village Drive. The child was taken to […] → Read More

Birmingham police investigating body found in burnt car

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a case of a body that was found in a burnt car Wednesday morning. According to law enforcement, the body was found in the 1300 block of McMillon Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a call about a car that was on fire. […] → Read More

Hale County Middle School teacher dies over the weekend

HALE COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A longtime teacher at Hale County Middle School died over the weekend. Christi Barger, an English teacher at the school, died Saturday after fighting a long-term illness, according to Superintendent Mike Ryans. She had been at Hale County Middle for five years and previously taught at Greensboro Middle School. On […] → Read More

Police: Birmingham apartment fire may have been started to cover up man’s killing

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Investigators with the Birmingham Police Department are now looking into a fire at an apartment complex as a homicide case, believing that the fire was started to cover up a killing. First responders first received a call after 4 a.m. Friday about a fire at the Watertown Lodge Apartments. The call […] → Read More

Helena Police Chief Pete Folmar announces retirement

HELENA, Ala. (WIAT) — After 26 years in law enforcement, the chief of the Helena Police Department is retiring. On Wednesday, the department announced that Pete Folmar, who has been police chief for five years, would retire Nov. 1. The announcement was made on the HPD’s Facebook page. “Words cannot express how much his work […] → Read More

Suspect in custody following fight at Alabama State Fair

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — One person is in custody following a fight at the Alabama State Fair Saturday night. According to Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin of the Birmingham Police Department, multiple units responded for crowd control due to a fight and the amount of people attending the fair. A security guard sustained a minor injury. The fair […] → Read More