Lauren Harksen, WBRC FOX6 News

Lauren Harksen


Birmingham, AL, United States

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Past articles by Lauren:

REV Birmingham releases downtown brewery trail

Whether you’re a visitor, you’re new to the area, or you’re a brewery veteran, she says the trail helps people navigate some of the best the Magic City has to offer. → Read More

Teach for America Alabama working to recruit, retain teachers in the classroom

Over the last 13 years, he says the program has grown from 30 people to nearly 600. → Read More

Residents worry about Gadsden if occupational tax structure is taken away

Over 400 people were present at Gadsden’s town hall Thursday night, learning about the city’s tax structure and how the bill could impact it. → Read More

Union sends negotiation letter to Warrior Met Coal to get miners back to work

A union representative says miners with Warrior Met Coal have been on an unfair labor practice strike for 689 days now. → Read More

Police say TikTok challenge is linked to recent Pell City home break-in attempts

In the TikTok challenge, someone kicks in a door to the beat of Kesha’s song “Die Young.” The trend started with people hitting or banging on college dorm rooms. → Read More

Experts say new and used car prices are slowly dropping

If you’re in the market for a new or used car, you could be in luck depending on the type of vehicle it is. → Read More

Super Bowl features all-female flight crew for 50 years of women in naval aviation

“50 years ago, it was really hard,” said Lt. Martinez. “Obviously, the first six females earned their wings of gold and that’s an incredible feat for them.” → Read More

Shaggy Aggie Boutique open at Fairview High School with free clothes, toiletries, haircuts

Now, students in need don’t have to worry about basic necessities and Brittany Freeman says it improves their classroom performance. → Read More

Experts talk about high and low Super Bowl food prices

There are a few items you can buy for a Super Bowl party without as much of a price increase including fruit, veggies, and chicken wings. → Read More

Last Mercedes-Benz Marathon weekend in Birmingham begins

It’s bittersweet. People are excited to lace up their shoes and get to their race but also admit they’re feeling sad that it’s over after this weekend. → Read More

Lice cases on the rise in Central Alabama, according to experts

John Powell says lice activity has more than tripled in the last year. → Read More

Tenants frustrated with management after Moody apartment fire

Residents of Building Two say the apartment complex isn’t helping them at all, not even returning their deposit or February rent. → Read More

Fairview Elementary utilizing book vending machine to encourage reading

While Fairview Elementary students don’t need cash to use the machine, they do need enough AR or Accelerated Reading points to get a token. → Read More

Shelby County Humane Society in need of adopters, fosters, volunteers

Workers say while the shelter typically holds 150 dogs comfortably, they currently have over 200. → Read More

Family, friends remember Matthew Perrigin during candlelight vigil

The 32-year-old man was shot and killed on January 19 around 5:15am during a car robbery in his driveway. → Read More

Cullman Police Department hosting free traffic incident safety course

Sgt. Adam Clark says the class will cover safe and quick clearance from the scene as well as prompt, reliable communication between everyone involved. → Read More

Walker Co. Schools using ESSER funding to pay for students’ college classes

“We offer this for academics and vocational and then we pay the whole bill: books, fees, and tuition,” said Superintendent Dr. Dennis Willingham. → Read More

Walker County Schools Superintendent thankful for school bus evacuation training

Dr. Willingham says they do evacuation drills at least twice a year, as mandated by the state Department of Education. This is where the students learned how to evacuate out the back of the bus. → Read More

Bessemer City Schools keeping students fed despite cafeteria worker shortage

While it’s not a major shortage, Dr. Jeter says they need to hire about four cafeteria workers between Bessemer Middle School and Bessemer High School. → Read More

Selma clinics open this week to help tornado victims with free legal assistance

“Main thing is that folks come prepared,” said Peyton Faulk. “If you got a document, that’s your time to sit down with a lawyer." → Read More